Thursday, October 27, 2011

Earrings Everyday Blog Partner Winners

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.

20 comments:

Kristi Bowman said...

I'm so excited and nervous to be contributing to this blog. I've only written for my own little blog so no pressure there!! I'm so happy to see Keirsten is also going to contribute, her work is absolutely awesome and she is so funny I am often in tears from laughing so hard at her blog posts.

mairedodd said...

wow! what great entries... how much fun is this venture? so sorry i somehow missed the call... but i will be looking forward to reading the posts...

coffeeaddict said...

Can't say I'm not dissapointed. But I am truly happy for the ladies who got selected. Looking forward to the new blog :-)

Malin de Koning said...

Congrats to Keirsten and Kristi! I know it's gonna be awesome to see your works on the blog. :-)

LisaS said...

These earrings are all so beautiful and well made! Can't wait to see the new blog.

Erin S said...

congrats to both! I love both of these artists work--very deserving!

Cillaw said...

Great Choices Heather!
I own earrings from both. Sure to be a fantastic project!
Congratulations Ladies!

Heidi said...

Congratulations ladies! I've been a fan of Kristi's for awhile, but it's nice to discover someone new to me. I look forward to the new blog :)

Melissa Meman said...

What fabulous choices! Congrats Keirsten and Kristin!

Maria said...

Congrats to both!!
Can't wait for the new blog! It looks like a lot of fun...

Holly said...

Congratulations to both wonderful ladies! This is going to be such an awesome blog, I can't wait :)

Sharyl said...

These are all so unique and just really cool! I'm going to look forward to seeing more from these two! Congrats!

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

Wow, my thought too. Beautiful work. I will keep on keeping on. Sets my goals higher and thank you for the opportunity. I am going to learn how to make my own ear wires for sure. Very interested in the etched metal for a long time. I have some ideas already. Congratulations to all of the team members and looking forward to this.

Ayana said...

Congrats to Keirsten and Kristi!

Steph L. said...

Congrats to both designers, can't wait to see the new blog!

Melinda Orr said...

Two amazing artists! Can't wait to see all the goodness~

Roxi said...

Lovely! Very creative!

Lara Lutrick said...

Great work both of you! How exciting to see a little bit of my work here. :-) Kristi used some of my beads.

I just love those long dangle earrings Keirsten.

lara said...

Great Work! The earrings looks amazing. I love those earrings. Thanks. Do posting!!

Clay Nugent (earring making stylist) said...

I love both their works. Fascinating and I can say they were truly creative. Looking forward for the beautiful contributions on this blog.