Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Earring Swap Blog Hop

This post is a little late, but life has been INSANE the last couple weeks.  My son's last week of Pre-K is this week and a new workout regimen was started.  So between Pre-K graduation preparations and everything else, I have been crazy busy.  My apologies for not getting this posted sooner.

My incredible swap partner was Gina Hockett at  You should really check out her blog, it is simply amazing.

She sent me the most GORGEOUS pairs of earrings.  Two of them.   Take a look!

They are simply beautiful, and I am very grateful that she took such kindness and time to make these two pairs of earrings.  I didn't give Gina a lot of guidance as far as what I like and don't like.  All I told her was "I want to see your artistry in what you send."   I am simply blown away by the quality of craftsmanship and the imagination and fun that are incorporated into the designs.  I can't wait to wear them and show them off!!


And now to the pair of earrings I made for her.  Based on her likes, I designed these earrings.  I thought they look like a sunset over the beach.

They are African Opal, Fancy Agate and Hand-cut Carnelian on sterling silver ear wires.  This picture isn't the best, but I think they turned out fun.

This was my first earring blog hop, and I would like to thank Jessica Murray for the idea and all of her hard work!!!

Please visit everyone else's blogs who have participated in this hop! :)

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:
Silvia Sernicola:
Karla Morgan:
Kay Thomerson:
Paula Hisel:
Carol Dillman:
YOU ARE HERE!!  Spun Sugar Beadworks:
Tara Plote:
Rachel Baron:
Laurie Keefe:
Kashmira Patel:
MY PARTNER!!  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:
Mischelle Fanucchi:

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


  1. They are lovely! Definitely look like a sunset over the beach!

  2. They are one of the most beautiful pair of earrings that I own. The colors and the stones are perfect. I don't live near the beach, but I will feel like I do whenever I wear these earrings. I am so impressed with your vision of what I liked, these are so amazing. Thank you Candida, for your thoughtfulness and such expertise! Gina H

  3. You picked a really nice group of stones and colors for the earrings you made. I like them a lot. I like the ones you got too.

  4. You are a lucky girl! Those earrings are great. And I really like the ones you made. Hope you get time to check out all the bloggers.

  5. You are a really lucky girl! You received beautiful earrings, but the ones you've made are so sweet as well! Beautiful colors!

  6. Beautiful earrings! Wonderful colors! :) I like the ones you made too. They'd be fun to wear & hear jingle as you walk. :)

  7. Really lovely and wonderful earrings! Specially on the first photo, they would be a great choice for a dress. Really fashionable thing!

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