Earring Challenge Reveal 6 (weeks 11-12/52) and a chance to join the Pinterest team

March 31, 2013 , In: General
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Happy Easter and welcome to the 6th installment of the earring challenge reveal. If you’ve been keeping up with the pace of a pair of earrings each week, you are my hero. I am not a fan of making earrings. I think I have what’s called “2nd earring syndrome”. Once I’ve made an earring, I don’t want to make a 2nd one.

Did you make earrings using hand made art components this week? Link up at the end of this post so we can see what you made!

Also, now that we have gotten through the first quarter of 2013 (shocking, I know!), we are going to open up the Pinterest board to more pinners. So if you want to make a pair of earrings each week using at least one quality hand crafted component, leave a link to your pinterest home page in the comments. If you are already on the Pinterest team and want to continue, do nothing.  


We will continue to feature a few pairs of earrings every other Sunday. The best way to get your earrings featured here is to make great earrings using handmade art components, and to take gorgeous photos. 

With today being Easter, I decided to showcase a few pairs of earrings from the Pinterest board that remind me of spring.

First up, Claire Lockwood used lampwork dahlias by Ciel Creations, and lampwork headpins by Earthshine beads:

Megan Martin created these darling hand forged silver and riveted earrings with her own two hands and maybe a tool or two:

Kumi Fisher used these adorable owls by Rebekah Payne (Tree Wings Studio) in her earrings:
Remember to link your earrings from the last couple weeks below. 
Our next reveal is in two weeks on Sunday April 14th. Keep creating!

-Jen Cameron

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Jennifer Cameron

Combining fire and glass since 2005, Jen Cameron discovered jewelry making after realizing a small child could disappear in the growing collection of beads sitting around the house. Jen is the adoring mother of two, jackpot winner in the husband category, and zookeeper of several pets. Jen is also the instigator for bringing together this team of innovative, talented, passionate and dynamic women to write for Art Jewelry Elements.
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    http://pinterest.com/semiprecious84/

    Beautiful Earrings above. I especially love Claire's the beads, the head pins and the colours just shout SPRING absolutely gorgeous.
    My pinterest link attached to see if I cut the mustard when it comes to Earrings eekk.

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    Thanks for featuring my earrings here! Please can I be included on the Pinterest board this quarter?
    Claire Lockwood – http://pinterest.com/somethingtodwyh/

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    We missed the Pinterest board the first quarter, but we would love to participate now. Thanks! Jennifer LaVite http://pinterest.com/drygulchbeads/

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    Looks like fun. So many beads, so little time! Please add me. Barbara Talaska http://pinterest.com/abeadstringer/

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    Lovely selection again! If not for the spring keyword, it would have been a tough call with so many beautiful creations!! Kudos!

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    I would love to continue posting to Pinterest for the next quarter. I love making earrings! http://pinterest.com/lamplightcrafts/

  7. I promised myself I would try to join this quarter. Fingers crossed!

    http://pinterest.com/monurquhart/

  8. Mahalo for featuring my earrings I made with Rebekah's beads!!

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    I will try to join this time. Hope I can keep up!

    http://pinterest.com/wirednan/

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    I would love to join! This may be the excuse I need to buy more art beads! 😉

    http://pinterest.com/sjwentling/

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    Oh, I was waiting for the new quarter to start 🙂

    http://pinterest.com/aptboutique/

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    Since I am going home tomorrow after staying in korea for two months, I can't wait to finally play with all my material again. Therefor it would be so great if I could join! 🙂

    http://pinterest.com/claire_fabian/

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    I'd like to be included in the Pinterest group http://pinterest.com/copperdiem/ Thanks!

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    I hope I'm not too late for this! I need a kick to get me making earrings 🙂

    http://pinterest.com/tabbiekoshka/

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    Beautiful earrings. Like you, I dislike making that second earring, probably because there is so much pressure to make them both the same…or something like that.

    I'm so glad we can keep going with the earring challenge even after the 13 weeks is up. I missed so many weeks because of illness and only made two challenges. Thanks for letting us contiue to play along!

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    Not be dumb here, but will folks be notified if they will be able to join the challenge/Pinterest group? And get more info on what we will need to do? Thanks! I'm super excited to participate but just need to know what I have to do from the tech side of things. Thanks!

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      Not dumb at all! Several of us have shows this weekend and haven't had time to add people yet. We will add everyone who wants to join, but it won't be until next week. Once you are invited, it should show up on your pinterest page that you've been invited to pin.

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    Thanks Jennifer! Good luck to all y'all who have shows. Do I need to do something with the linky tool? Or do I just sit tight until I get the invite?

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    I plan to continue for the next quarter as well, it is a lot of fun and I have a stash of gorgeous AJEs waiting to be revealed!

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    Everyone who has commented up to this point has been invited to pin to the challenge board. Get creating and pinning!

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    Thanks Jennifer! I'm excited to start pinning and creating more earrings! One question though… I'm pretty new to Blogger, and I can't figure out how to add the badge. Can anyone help me with tips on how you do that? Thanks!

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    Thanks a lot! I am so looking forward finally to be able to create again and to be able to share my work! 🙂

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    I would love to join in if possible! Thanks.
    http://pinterest.com/honeyfromthebee/

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