Thursday, April 4, 2013

AJE Earring Challenge :: Final Gallery

When I signed up for the AJE Earring Challenge to make a pair of earrings a week (for 3 months) I thought it would be easy since I can sit down and make five or six pair in an afternoon. 

But I was so excited to be working with artisan's beads and components that I wanted to try to find the best way to bring out it's color and texture. I wanted to make each one the star. So some of these sat on my bead table for weeks while I paired them up this way, and that way looking for the right fibers and beads to add to each one. 

This is my gallery and you can find these all in my Etsy Shop. I've also listed each artist and their shop, blog or website:
1. Three Drops :: Lampworks Beads :: Patricia Dugmore of pj Beads (Website, Etsy)
2. Peacock Swing :: Lampworks Beads :: Patricia Dugmore of pj Beads (WebsiteEtsy)
3. Sea Urchins :: Polymer Clay Beads :: Patricia Dugmore of pj Beads (WebsiteEtsy)
4. The Talisman :: Bronze Headpins :: Lesley Watt of THEAtoo (Blog, Etsy)
5. Sea Grass :: Bronze Charms :: Lesley Watt of THEAtoo (BlogEtsy)
6. Hint of Spring :: Polymer Clay Beads :: Pippa of Pips Jewellery (Blog, Etsy)
7. Four Seasons (Summer) :: Porcelain Charms :: Marsha Neil's Studio (Website, Blog, Etsy)
8. Four Seasons (Fall) :: Porcelain Charms :: Marsha Neil's Studio (WebsiteBlogEtsy)
9. Four Seasons (Winter) :: Porcelain Charms :: Marsha Neil's Studio (WebsiteBlogEtsy)
10. Four Seasons (Spring) :: Porcelain Charms :: Marsha Neil's Studio (WebsiteBlogEtsy)
11. Waiting for Spring :: Porcelain Charms :: Diana of Suburban Girl Studio (Blog, Etsy)
12. A Day at the Beach :: Porcelain Charms :: Diana of Suburban Girl Studio (BlogEtsy)

23 comments:

Kumi at Malie Kai Designs said...

I so enjoyed seeing your creations every week! I can tell you put thought and effort to feature the artisan beads and components with every earrings you made. What a wonderful gallery of beautiful earrings you now have! xoxo

Duni said...

Beautiful gallery! Nr. 12 is very pretty. I may have missed reading about that one - will check them out now!

Memories for Life said...

You did such a great job with all of these! #6 is by far my favorite...love those colors!

BackstoryBeads said...

Each one is indeed a work of art! I especially love your interpretation of the Four Seasons.

Kristi Bowman said...

Love all your creations and looking forward to the next one!!

Christine Altmiller said...

you did each and every bead justice in this group of 12! beautiful earrings, Cynthia :-)

Alice said...

All of your earrings are wonderful. It was a delight to see them. I missed several weeks of this challenge because of illness and infact only made two of the 13 weeks. I'm hoping I can play along in the next 13 weeks, though I don't know what the rules are about that.

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

And all so beautiful!

Kathy Lindemer said...

For me, the best part of this was being motivated to come up with unique designs and finding some great components.

Your earrings are wonderful!

Claudia Aguilar said...

Congratulations on completing the challenge! Job well done. They all are beautiful.

13 said...

Fantastic to see these pretties altogether, those sea urchin ones are darling and the day at the beach are lovely too.

Chelsea St.Pierre said...

Firstly...wow Job well done on completing the challenge. I adore number 5!!!!!it speaks to me. They are all so unique and beautifully made. You certainly do not do anything by halves!Tight hugs.

Miss Val's Creations said...

What a great challenge! The artisan components are so much more special compared to commercial pieces. Beautiful work with each pair!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

You did a beautiful job with this challenge!

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

They look so pretty all together -- a real artist's showcase! I loved the sea urchin earrings; really adorable and so feminine.

BeadedTail said...

Your creations are so different but so beautiful! Great job Cynthia!

Magic Love Crow said...

An Amazing collection you made! All so different and beautiful!

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Beautiful collection! My favorite pair is #10-love the artistic flair that the wire design adds to them.

Marcela Gmd said...

Lovely work!!!
Have a wonderful weekend, dear!! and my g+ for you...

Besos, desde EspaƱa, Marcela♥

Kashmira said...

These are ALL gorgeous! My fav is the sea grass..

I joined in the challenge, and dropped off somewhere in the middle. Need to go back and see how many I actually managed to make. Hoping to get back on the bandwagon now

Caron Michelle said...

Sensational collection, you certainly have met this challenge!

LisaS said...

Congratulations for hanging in there with the challenge. Very beautiful earrings!!

Additionsstyle said...

Your collection is fantastic! Each one is unique and special.
Valerie
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