Monday, May 20, 2013

Earring Swap Reveal

Hello everyone!

First, huge kudos out to Jessica Murray who hosted this blog hop.  She's put up with all of quite admirably.  Check out her blog, Whimsical Monkey, here.

I've been a bit remiss in my posting lately.  I blame a lack of time to do things  :)  Rather, I've prioritized some items and crafting has taken a bit of a backseat.  HOWEVER, I have the privilege of participating in a fun new blog hop for earrings! 

My partner, Kashmira Patel, is a software engineer who creates jewelry to support her charity.  She has a huge heart!  I always love seeing people who put their talents to fabulous use like she is.  Plus, she has the added benefit of enjoying one of my favorite things - travel!  I wish I've been to as many places as she has.  :)

The rules were this --
1. Create some earrings
2. Swap with a partner
3. POST on the reveal date (today!)

Kashmira and I chatted and I'm afraid I gave her no real direction other than "I love earrings!"  Well, I take that back.  I asked that she not use fiber because the humidity kills it here and nothing too heavy.  She did an absolutely awesome job!

Here is what she came up with:

Didn't she do a fabulous job??  I love them and have had several people complement my nice pretty earrings. 

Here I am wearing them:  They fit my face perfectly.  The length is fabulous :)

Here is my partner: Kashmira Patel.  Check out what I sent her.  :) 

I didn't take pictures before I sent them over so I stole the pictures from her website.  She did a fabulous job taking pictures of them.  :)
So in the next few days, visit these hard working people and see what they made/swapped.  I'm really looking forward to seeing the different earrings out there.  Happy Hopping!

Inge von Roos:
Nancy Smith:
Marianne Baxter:
Leah Tees:
Andrea Trank:
Miranda Ackerley:
Cheri Mitchell-Reed:
Susan Kennedy:
Michele Dotson:
Deanna Cox:
Shelley Graham Turner:
Ingrid McCue:
Lennis Carrier:
Ginger Davis Allman:
Mary Anne Flesch:
Nicole Valentine Rimmer:
Stephanie Weiss: --> You are here
Silvia Sernicola:
Karla Morgan:
Kay Thomerson:
Paula Hisel:
Carol Dillman:
Spun Sugar Beadworks:
Tara Plote:
Rachel Baron:
Laurie Keefe:
Kashmira Patel:
Gina Hockett:
Shellie Grindy:
Shai Williams:
Dyanne Cantrell:
Mimi Gardner:
Jessica McMullen:
Jennifer LaVite:
Laura Medeiros:
Alenka Obid:
Elsie Fonseca:
Cheryl Dunham:
Sandra McGriff:
Tania Spivey:
Mowse Doyle:

Beccy Peterson: Beccy's Baubles
Mischelle Fanucchi:
Marde Lowe: FanciMar Designs


  1. Those are so cute. I love the little pop of color in them. And the earrings you sent her were so cute. Loved them.

  2. They are absolutely gorgeous!!!

  3. Wow.....they are stunning earrings you received! Fun but sophisticated as well! Lucky you!

  4. These earrings are beautiful and you look just great with them on!

  5. Both of you did an excellent job. I love the swirlyness of Kashmira's earrings and the colorful clusters on what you sent her. Thanks for participating!

  6. Those are both fantastic earrings! I love the colors on yours (and you know I love your work in general) and I love the design Kashmira used, it's fun, but very tasteful.

  7. What gorgeous work you both did. The earrings look great on you.

  8. Thanks all! I had a blast with this hop. I like things like this - next up is Kashmira's anklet hop which will be a stretch for me :)

  9. You got some beautiful earrings there. They're delicate and pretty yet still substantial to go with lots of casual wear, too. I also love the size. I confess, I also forgot to take a picture of the earrings that I sent to my partner. And I can't steal a picture because she's not received them yet! Oh well, this has been fun nonetheless!

  10. Wow! Both of you did amazing jobs! Love both pairs! :)

  11. love both pairs!! such distinct personality and styles, but both equally gorgeous