Thursday, October 20, 2011

Call for Submission - Earrings Everyday

Hi Everyone!  I'm super excited to tell you about a new blog that is underway - Earrings Everyday.  This is a group blog showcasing earrings in all their glory from some very exciting designers.

The blog is for inspiration for those who make earrings and a showcase for those who love to adorn themselves with unique tiny treasures.

My awesome team of designers include myself, Lorelei Eurto, Erin Prais-Hintz, Kristy Abner and Marie Cramp.

But I'm looking for one more designer and thought why not put out a call and have some fun in my search efforts!

Who should apply:
Anyone who sells jewelry online and can commit to writing two blog posts a month.

What am I looking for?
Someone who can make beautiful earrings and take great photos.  A designer who is constantly trying out new styles and ideas when it comes to earring construction.  A handmade component is nice but not required.

How to apply:
To apply simply leave a comment with a direct link to your most amazing pair of earrings and a link to your online shop.  (The earrings don't have to currently be for sale, they can be a photo from your sold section, your flickr account, etc.)

*If you are reading this post on Creative Hive or Facebook - please go directly to the blog post to enter.  Only comments left on the Art Bead Scene blog will qualify.

I will pick the designer next Thursday - so hurry!!!

43 comments:

coffeeaddict said...

This is an awesome opportunity :-) and a great idea for a blog.
I've been making jewellery for four years now but I've only recently taken the plunge into this exciting yet difficult world of selling my work.
My focus is on beaded jewellery and semi-precious stones and crystal, though I am constantly improving my techniques and looking into new ones too.
Here is a link to my post on the September bead soup reveal day that features two pairs of earrings I made. Very proud of those :-)
http://catspajamas-dogstuxedos.blogspot.com/2011/09/bead-soup-reveal-day-and-giveaway.html
And a link to my Etsy store:
www.etsy.com/shop/LiliAndFlor

Melissa Meman said...

Heather - I would love to be considered! My most active online shop is on Etsy...http://www.etsy.com/shop/MelismaticArtJewelry

It is hard to choose 1 pair to include, but here is a fabulous pair...http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinkzinnias/4694075711/in/photostream

Thanks!

Alice said...

This sounds like a great blog! I would love to apply as as designer, but unfortunately I can not commit to the blog postion portion. I'm anxious to see the new blog!

Erin said...

It's amazing you came up with this idea. I started focusing on earring designs lately. I would have to say my favorite type of jewelry is earrings for me personally. I love wearing long dangly earrings!
Heather, I don't have an online shop right now, but I would REALLY like to be involved with this particular project! Perhaps, you can find a spot for me somewhere? I wanted to tell you I'm very much interested in teaching, again. Especially, when our book is out as some of the knotting techniques I do are within the pages of our upcoming book. Here's the link to my flickr with my recent earrings:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/erinsiegel/

Thanks for the chance to be apart of this! Really excited!

Michelle Mach said...

Sounds like a fun idea! I shared it on Twitter.

pam ferrari said...

I would love to apply. I have a new line of recycled 80's enamel post earrings that I have sanded off the enamel and Alcohol inked and made them into dangle earrings. So far I have put up on etsy so the designer can make the earrings. The writing of two post will be the hardest for me, as I am not very articulate.
ferrarioriginalbeads@etsy.com
ferrarioriginalsyahoo.blogspot.com

Marianna said...

Wow this is great! I would love to be considered! Here's a pic of a pair of recent earrings that I love...
http://www.etsy.com/listing/81777556/leilani-gem-garnet-wire-worked-earrings

and my shop is http://www.stargirljoolz.etsy.com
or
http://www.stargirljewelry.com

Thanks!!

Copper Diem said...

I'd love to be selected - here are my favorites of my earrings.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/81569185/tangerine-orange-cobalt-blue-glass-bead

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

This is a wonderful opportunity. I make a wide variety of earrings using copper, silver, Czech Glass and natural materials. I am just getting into hammering and shaping copper and silver into "wearable art", and also enjoy wire wrapping. Here is a link to my latest creation, as well as a link to my store. I consider myself to be a pretty good writer, so I would love to take a stab at blog posting for you.

http://www.zibbet.com/PineRidgeTreasures/artwork?artworkId=622286

http://www.pineridgetreasures.com

Claire Maunsell said...

Sounds like a lot of fun...
I like to make earrings and I like to make all the components in them myself. Am in need of a class in metal working - a future goal of mine! Currently, I work in polymer, which gives me incredible flexibility as a designer in form and colour. Am fond of this pair of earrings, but I don't stay with any one thing for a long time, as I do experiment a lot:

http://www.zibbet.com/stillpointworks/artwork?artworkId=26797

Here's a link to my Etsy store:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/stillpointworks

Abeille à miel said...

What a wonderful opportunity! I would love to apply, and offer a photo of my work and link to my store for consideration:

http://artintheredwoods.etsy.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/19967463@N00/?saved=1

:)

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Hi Heather! I don't make my own components (unless headpins count lol) but I love to use the beautiful work of others creatively! :) Here is a link to the pair of earrings I am the most proud of:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/83297716/victorian-night-out-earrings-dark-brass

and here is my shop link:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/SoulsFireDesigns

Thank you for giving us all this opportunity! I can't wait to see the new blog!

CraftyHope said...

This sounds like an amazing opportunity and I would love to be considered. I'm much too humble (and a little biased) to be able to pick out my most AMAZING pair of earrings. Instead, I'll share with you one of my more 'unique' designs. These sold back in May, but I thought they were interesting: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/50469197

As far as my shop, here it is: http://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftyHope

Thank you so much for the opportunity!

Molly Alexander said...

Hi Heather -

What a great group of designers you've assembled! I would love to be considered. Here are a couple of links:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/77530689/tangerine-heart-wire-and-lampwork-glass

http://www.etsy.com/transaction/46986124

http://www.etsy.com/transaction/35613019

:) Molly

lunedreams said...

What a great idea! I am always looking for earrings inspiration. Melissa Meman inspires me no end!! LOVE her earrings.

I'm playing with metal bars right now. http://www.etsy.com/listing/84096179/green-glass-earrings-copper-bar-sea

I like to make my own beadcaps, earwires and headpins.

www.etsy.com/shop/lunedesigns

Maria said...

What a fun idea!

I usually don't make a lot of earrings, mostly bracelets and necklaces. But this would be a great reason to start playing around more. After all who doesn't love something fun to adorn ones ears, right?
I love trying new things, like these electroplated lampwork flowers...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mariagrimes/5360759952/in/set-72157605429979846

Thanks for the chance to be part of this fun opportunity!
Maria
www.mariagrimes.blogspot.com

Shirley said...

Not posting for you to consider me for the position, just to say how excited I am over the folks that are interested! What an awesome bunch of talent. This is such a great idea, can't wait to see it started!

Kristi Bowman said...

I'd love to be considered, I'm no writer but I think I muddle through it. My favorite earrings, that's tough. Here's one of them, I think they are quite unusual so that is why I chose them.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dreamsomedesigns/5778726124/in/photostream

I have to show another, I made these as a sort of rough draft for some wedding earrings I was making, love them so much!! Better than the final pair I made in silver actually.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dreamsomedesigns/5824948175/in/photostream

Thank you!

Holly said...

This sounds like such a wonderful blog! Earrings are such fun to make :) I'd love to be considered for this awesome opportunity!

I can't pick out a "most amazing" pair of earrings, but I do love these... http://www.flickr.com/photos/81369205@N00/6264151857/in/photostream

You can also see my things on my blog: http://silverrosedesigns.blogspot.com/

on my Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SilverRoseDesigns

and on my Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/81369205@N00/

Thank you!

Karen Totten said...

Oh gosh - this sounds wonderful! Such a brilliant cadre designers! I'm just getting into earrings - I probably would not qualify for your consideration since I am a relative newbie when it comes to earring design, but I might submit a photo later this week (what the heck). I'm looking for a group blog to participate in, to stretch my wings a bit more...so, who knows?

At any rate, I am SO looking forward to this new blog and seeing all the amazing design ideas!!!

Rebecca said...

What a great project! I would love to be considered - earrings are my favourite type of jewellery to wear and I love to make them...I have my own style but work in a number of different ways when designing....it's so hard to pick just one pair of earrings, but you can see my Sakura earrings here:

http://songbeads.blogspot.com/2011/10/sakura-lei-collar-and-earring-set-or.html

and also a few others on the same post, from throughout the years....

Exciting whatever the outcome, it's going to be a great blog!Thanks for involving the community from the word go.

Regina said...

I would like to be considered, I love making earrings, I consider them therapy after a hard day at my day job. I am trying to work in more hand made beads into my jewelry, though gemstones are my first love. Two blog postings a month, very do-able and I think my photographs are pretty good. You can see my work at http:reginaswritings.blogspot.com, which also links to my store on RubyLane.

Cherrie Fick of En La Lumie're said...

What a cool idea Heather, I follow all of you in the various blogs, Etsy and FB. I have been designing earrings with art beads from several artists and the feedback at shows is awesome. I also use my own altered metal as well. I have a blog and I am friends with all of your designers. My photography is pretty good and I think twice a month is a good plan. It would be a pleasure and great company. Please throw my hat in the ring. I would be thrilled to be involved with this group.
This link is for a pair of my listed earrings http://www.etsy.com/listing/83617953/sage-green-artisan-earrings
This is my shop. http://www.etsy.com/shop/enlalumiere?ref=seller_info
and finally my blog. http://www.designsinthelight.com/

Thanks Cherrie

oooLiekeooo said...

I sounds great and I love earrings!

WindyRiver said...

Great idea - would love to be considered as well. Here is the earring section of my etsy shop - http://www.etsy.com/shop/windyriver?section_id=5553062

My shop is windyriver.etsy.com
Also there are quite a few pairs of earrings in my sold section as well.

My blog is windyriver.blogspot.com -

Thanks and great job with your blog!

Marlene said...

Love making hand made components for earrings, and have a wide selection in my shop. When photographing them, I prefer an unadorned background to show the beauty of the earring itself.
Here are two of my daytime favorites:
http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/amazingdesigns/3251756

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/amazingdesigns/3116125

To see the selection currently being offered, here is the link to the earring catagory in my shop:
http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/AmazingDesigns/0/0/117101

Sally Russick said...

What a wonderful project, I would love to be considered for this wonderful opportunity! I love to make earrings, i'm handy with a camera and I can commit to the posting requirements!
These are on of my favorite pair
Flickr Earring Photo:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wireworked/5479900383/in/photostream

My etsy earring section is
http://www.etsy.com/shop/wireworked?section_id=6884855

My blog address is http://www.wireworked.com/
Thank you so much!
Sally

Ayana said...

This is gorgeous, Heather! I love earrings!

Marie Cramp said...

This is looking like serious competition!! So many amazing designers! Can't wait to see who you pick!! :)

Line Labrecque said...

Here is my submission.
http://playsculptlive.blogspot.com/2011/10/art-bead-scene-submission.html
I love your site and all the ideas that are flowing all the time.

Flower And Bud Jewelry said...

Hi, me too please =)
http://www.etsy.com/listing/83024366/bronze-brown-fall-leaves-whimsical
So hard to pick one pair. lol

My shop: www.flowerandbudjewelry.etsy.com

Thank you for the opportunity.

Debbie

Serena Trent said...

Earrings are my favorite things to design and create. A girl could never have too many earrings. I generally average wearing a minimum of three pair of earrings a day.

One of my favorite pair of earrings: http://pinkicejewels.blogspot.com/2011/10/earrings-of-day74_20.html

This is my store link: http://www.pijworld.com

This is such a great idea!

Serena Trent said...

Earrings are my favorite things to design and create. A girl could never have too many earrings. I generally average wearing a minimum of three pair of earrings a day.

One of my favorite pair of earrings: http://pinkicejewels.blogspot.com/2011/10/earrings-of-day74_20.html

This is my store link: http://www.pijworld.com

This is such a great idea!

maneki said...

Well, I don't sell jewellery nor do I make that many earrings (my ears aren't pierced) so I'm not writing for a chance to be part of the blog.

I just wanted to say that I hope it will include inspiration for us without pierced ears too. Nowadays there are much less painful alternatives to the horrible clip-ons I experienced as a kid in the 80's (I've bought several of the different types available, plus a couple of different cuff styles). And cuffs have been popular lately too. I'd love to see "non-piercing" earrings on the blog as inspiration. Apart from the japanese bead websites I visit, it's rarely something I see.

I thought I had a better pic to show as an example, but apparently I haven't uploaded it, but here you can see clip-ons with rings, a very useful style (orange flower and green leaves, upper left side). To the right are also a couple of simple wire wrapped rings. In the middle are "around the ear" cuffs in an egyptian revival style (my first try at that type of cuff): http://wildrosesandblackberries.blogspot.com/2010/02/earring-display.html

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I can't imagine I would be picked but I swore this would be the year I would apply for many things especially anything that made my inner child go pitter pat. So I am adding my name to my hat.
My favorites? Wow that's a tough one.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/47672863@N08/
Shannon C

Elisabeth said...

I would love the opportunity to participate. Here are my two favorite earrings right now, both with handmade ear wires:
1. http://www.etsy.com/listing/82980733/crazy-big-earrings-with-lampwork-disks
2. http://www.etsy.com/listing/82979781/green-ceramic-bead-and-purple-crystal?ref=v1_other_2

Steph L. said...

Can't wait to see the new blog with all of those talented ladies. Here is a new pair of earrings I am kinda digging right now - http://www.flickr.com/photos/49076206@N07/6277151759/in/photostream. Also my store is www.LeClairRoseDesigns.etsy.com.

Sandi Volpe said...

Hi I love this idea and it was hard to choose a favorite. I love these because of the colors and I made the head pins and ear wires.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/71879797/chrysocolla-and-garnet-earrings-on

Created an earring folder on flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandivolpe/sets/72157627938892156/

Thanks for a great opportunity.

Sandi

Rena Wells said...

This sounded like so much fun I just had to jump in! I can'take all of the credit...my mom is the polymer clay artist...I did the rest. I love pushing the design envelope.

Here are the earrings I selected.

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/2DezineArt/3973008/Sterling_Silver_Polymer_Clay_Earrings/Jewelry/Earrings/Polymer_Clay

My shop:

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/2dezineart

Grand idea! Love it when I can share my "Dare To Be Different" attitude.

Thank you,
Rena

Malin de Koning said...

Hi, i would love to be a part of your design and blog team. Below are a few links to different places online, where you can see some of my earrings. Difficult to choose the best pair, the first link goes to a pair I picked coz they are one of my more intricate designs. My designs are generally simpler than that I believe.

Earrings:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/67112655/a-mildly-wild-fusion-earrings?ref=cat_gallery_4

My Etsy shop Earrings section:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MalindeKoning?section_id=7258974

My flickr:
http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/malindekoning/

My blog (search earrings):
http://beadingbymalindekoning.blogspot.com/

Melinda Orr said...

Would love the opportunity to be part of this terrific group! I sent a request earlier this week, but I don't see it here...maybe I had glitch!
Here's a link to my etsy earrings...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/76808322/athena-patina-earrings-in-copper-with
Check out a big variety on my facebook page photos at
www.facebook.com/melindaorrdesigns

Rose said...

Hi!

I'm so very interested in being a part of this new blog. I can definitely commit to 2 blog posts a month! I've been making jewelry for about 2 years and am starting to discover new techniques I'd love to share with the readers.

Right now, these are my favorite earrings: http://www.etsy.com/listing/83746103/peach-blossom-and-crystal-earrings-peach

Good luck, everyone! Im sure whoever is chosen will be awesome! :)

-Rose

Millie @ ammjewelry said...

What an amazing opportunity for someone...you have a lot of awesome artists to pick from! I look forward to the new blog!