November 17, 2009

Earring Exchange - Hosted by Leslie from BelMondi

Recently I was lucky enough to join in an Earring Exchange hosted by Leslie at BelMondi - thank you Leslie! I adore collecting art from other artists and when it's earrings, that's the very best type of art - wearable art!

Cobalt blue is one of my favorite colors, think vintage china and vintage cobalt blue bottles. It reminds me of the Mediterranean - so beautiful.
My secret exchange partner was Esther from Mes Illusions Baroques living in Provence, France. Esther is talented beyond belief and you must visit her blog - just click the link above.

Esther stamped my a "J" for my initial - how clever is that? I love - amore the personal touch and her thoughtfulness.
Look at the cobalt blue Swarovski crystal beads that are paired with black faceted crystals. We were asked to specify a color palette for the artist and I asked for long, cobalt blue, black and silver - Esther gave me everything I asked for and more....thank you - merci, Esther.

Here are the earrings that Esther made just for me, packaged carefully and they arrived across the ocean for me - moi, I feel so lucky to have them.....beautiful - bella.bella.bella.

Cobalt blue, black and silver - magnificent - magnifique!


sundownbeaddesigns said...

those are some gorgeous earrings! Esther is so very talented!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Those truly are lovely! What a wonderful gift!



A Fanciful Life said...

Hi Julie,
What exquisite earrings were made just for you! They are absolutely beautiful - how lucky you are to receive them. French earrings! Now, perhaps a photo of you wearing them?
Sharon :-)

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

Oh how I love your French pretties! That's so neat that Esther put a "J" on them for you. I posted another picture on my blog.

Riki Schumacher said...

Oh now I'm REALLY jealous! They are beautiful, well done Esther! You should model them for us Julie!

cindy said...

These earrings are so gorgeous...yes, owning a piece of Esther's work is lucky indeed.

stregata said...

Congrats, Julie! Esther is really very talented and she seems to have made exactly what you were dreaming of!

Esther said...

thank you julie for these beautiful pictures!!

The Other Side of Me said...


Those are just gorgeous. Wear them and enjoy them always! The cobalt blue is stunning.


Narrative jewelry said...

These earrings are just wonderful Julie, the colors are "magnifiques" and Esther is a talented and inventive woman.


Dorthe said...

You lucky sweet woman, -they are so very special, love the colors too.
Such a wonderfull gift, for you.
Hugs Dorthe