but I hope not a dollar short! What is the AJE Earring Challenge? Over at Art Jewelry Elements, the gauntlet has been thrown down! Make 52 pairs of earrings...seems like a lot, but it is only 1 a week...easy, right! Unless you are a procrastinator, like me ;) The catch is that they must contain an art bead or component and you must credit the artist, even if it is yourself!
I started out on Week 1 with sterling paddles and lampwork glass disks from the amazing Sue Kennedy of SueBeads...my favorite part of these, aside from the obvious lovely lampwork, are my hand wrought molten silver drops I learned to make from Stacie Florer at the last ArtBliss workshop!
For week 2, I created a pair from pretty, floral blue and green ceramic charms from the lovely and talented LeAnn Weih of Summers Studio...she is such a sweetheart! I have had these in my stash for a while because I wanted to do them justice...what do you think? I added Czech glass flowers and some sweet Thai Hill Tribe silver flowers as well as my hand wrought earwires.
You can visit other bloggers who are participating in the challenge by going here...or find all the beautiful earrings in one place on Pinterest!