First, I want to thank everyone who entered a submission in the call for entries for my new Earrings Everyday blog. I enjoyed looking at all of your beautiful creations – you made my job so difficult! And I may be calling on a few of you to do guest posts later on, there is so much talent that reads this blog.
But after looking over all the entries and going back and forth between my favorites there were two that really stood out to me. Yes, being the boss has it’s privileges and I decided to add two blog partners instead of just one.
The two new blog partners are Keirsten Giles and Kristi Bowman.
When Keirsten entered she said she didn’t have many earrings in a her shop, but a glance around her Etsy shop quickly told me that what she lacked in quantity she made up for in quality. Each pair she had offered something unique. Handmade ear wires, component and bead caps are the hallmark of Keirsten’s work.
I love this fun twist of adding color to the ear wire with a little bead, so clever!
Keirsten mixes her handmade components with a variety of beads, including a generous helping of art beads.
Kristi Bowman’s work always makes me drool and while she was in the running as soon as I saw her entry, the deal for sealed for me when I took a look at her blog and saw a recently collection of her earrings. I love the Kristi’s clay copper components with their iridescent shimmer.
Kristi is another fan of adding art beads into her earring designs that she pairs up with her metal pieces.
I love the little added touch of enameled headpins that Kristi adds as a pop of color into her work.
I’m looking forward to sharing our new blog with you soon.
Earrings Everyday will be a daily blog dedicated to handcrafted earrings featuring the work of our team of designers.
Watch the Art Bead Scene for details and a giveaway next week.