Friday, October 28, 2016

French Countryside Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!  Today I am joining Lisa at A Grateful Artist for another blog hop.  This time the theme is French Countryside.  


I did forget to take a before picture.  I ended up with a pair of earrings, a bracelet and a necklace.  
Here are the earrings, everything except the ear wires were from the kit.:



I love them, they are so pretty and feminine.  

I had some gorgeous red Czech glass beads and some silver spacers in my stash, I added them to the black seaglass that came in the kit, this is my favorite piece.  


And here is my necklace, the black beads are from the kit, everything else is from my stash.  I guess I was in a black and red mood lol.


Thanks for taking a look at what I made, please check out the other participants.  Thank you to Lisa as always for sending a great kit and hosting the hop.  

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool Jewelry
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha’s Ramblings
Karin Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Ann Schroeder, Bead Love

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Favorite Things Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!  Today I am once again joining Lisa at Pine Ridge Treasures for a blog hop.  This one is called Favorite Things.



Lisa always sends great beads to work with and this time was no exception.  Here is a (crappy - sorry) picture of what I started with:


I ended up with two pairs of earrings, a bracelet and a necklace.  These are the earrings:



The red beads were from my stash, I love them with those silver crystals - actually I just love those silver crystals.  Here is the bracelet:


The pink crystals and the bead caps were from a previous kit from Lisa. Finally the necklace:


I usually make longer necklaces, this one is 16 inches.  I really like the way it turned out though.  

Thanks for stopping by to see what I did, here is the list of participants  Please take a look at what they created with their kits.  Thank you Lisa for hosting!!

 Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist

You are here ------->  Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool Jewelry
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Rosee Hanemaayer, Silver Penny Artisans
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Inge von Roos, Inge's Blog
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha’s Ramblings
Karin Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Sunny Day Blog Hop

Today I'm joining Lisa at Pine Ridge Treasures again for the Sunny Day Blog Hop.





Lisa always sends the best kits, I always know I will love whatever she sends us.  Here is my kit (yes I remembered to take a picture)!


I had so many ideas, the beads were awesome and really spoke to me.  The focal on this one says Hope, it's a little hard to see in the picture. 


I already had the purple squares, and I thought they would look great with the crystals from the kit:
 

They made great earrings too:
 

I did these pieces at the same time I was doing the pieces from the black and white hop, I used the white seaglass pieces from the black and white kit with the green and white rounds from this kit.


I had to do earrings with the bird charms and the yellow rectangles.  They were screaming at me to be earrings. 


I had so much fun with these beads!  Thanks for taking a look at what I did, please make sure to look at what the other participants did with their beads.



Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha’s Ramblings
Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool Jewelry
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Rosee Hanemaayer, Silver Penny Artisans
Gloria Allen, Gloria Allen Designs
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Stephanie McGinley, TBD

Carolyn Lawson, Carolyns Creations

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Black and White Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!  Today I am joining up again with Lisa from Pine Ridge Treasures for another blog hop.  I love Lisa's hops, she is always very generous with her kits, and her themes are great.  This time, the theme was Black and White.  Here is what I received:


Sorry, it's a crappy picture I took with my phone, but at least I remembered to take one!

I didn't have any problems coming up with designs for this hop.  I had the perfect focal to go with a black and white necklace. 



I also made a pair of earrings to go with it:



 I also made a necklace with the silver key and the pearls:



I am trying to get better pictures, it's really a challenge for me.  What do you think of the driftwood?  I have another necklace with the white seaglass, but I used beads from the kit for the next hop with it, so you will see that one at the end of July.

Thanks for joining me, and please take a look at what everyone else made with their kits.  As always, my thanks to Lisa for hosting the hop and sending our awesome kits!

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
You are here -------> Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha’s Ramblings
Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool Jewelry
Marde Lowe, Fancimardesigns
Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design
Karin Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Rosee Hanemaayer, Silver Penny Artisans

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Gentle Spring Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!!  I am joining Lisa at Pine Ridge Treasures again for another blog hop.  This one is called Gentle Spring.  


Lisa is always very generous with her kits.  I love everything in this one. I actually remembered to take a before picture!


I made a necklace, and I'm working on a bracelet with those pretty purple marbled beads and the cord, but I haven't finished it yet.  Here is the necklace:



And here is the reason I haven't finished the bracelet yet.  Someone likes to try and chew on the cord. 


His name is Mozart and he is 15 weeks old now.

Thanks for joining me, and please take a look at what the other participants created with their beads.

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist


------> You are here  Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha’s Ramblings
Gloria Allen, Gloria Allen Designs
Saundra Farren, Something by Saundra
Ann Schroeder, Bead Love
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Ceramic Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!  Today I am joining up with Lisa at Pine Ridge Treasures for another blog hop.  This one features ceramic beads.



This time Lisa sent me a focal set from Grubbi Beads.  I love her beads, they are always gorgeous.  Here is a shot of the focal.  As usual I forgot to take a picture of the kit before I starting playing with it.


Isn't that pretty?  It makes me think of spring, which is a good thing, since Mother Nature hasn't figured out yet what season it is.  I've been watching it snow all day today.

The kit came with some silver chain, and these little gemstone squares.  I added the Czech beads and knotted it on some lime green cord.  Here is my finished necklace (I am waiting for the glue to dry before I cut off the cord ends).


Thanks to Lisa for hosting and for sending such a great kit.  It was very easy to decide what I wanted to make. 

Thank you for joining me, please take a look at what the other participants created with their beads:



Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha’s Ramblings
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Gloria Allen, Gloria Allen Designs
Saundra Farren, Something by Saundra
Ann Schroeder, Bead Love
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes


Saturday, February 27, 2016

I Wish It Were Summer Blog Hop

Today I am joining up again with Lisa from Pine Ridge Treasures, for the I Wish it Were Summer blog hop. 



I really do wish it were summer right now.  February is my least favorite month, thankfully it's short!  Everything is gray and icky.  I was so happy to see the bright pretty colors Lisa included in her kit.  I really wish I would have remembered to take a picture of the beads before I started.  I thought I did, but when I checked my phone there was nothing.  She sent seaglass, crystals, some jasper, and pretty silver spacers.  I had a picture in my head right away, but it took some trial and error to get it to work.  I had to take it apart twice.  Here it is, finally finished!!  I took 3 pictures and ended up liking all of them.  One in the snow because it's still winter.



One on the deck because they usually show up better there and it was actually sunny outside.


And one on our evergreen bush, because it's GREEN :-)  It is supposed to be 47 today, perfect weather in February for an I wish it were summer blog hop. Thank you Lisa, I had a lovely time playing with these beads. 



Thanks for joining me, please take a look at what the other participants did with their kits.

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha’s Ramblings
Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool Jewelry
Jacqui Kipfer, Seven Oaks Jewellery
Rosee Hanemaayer, Silver Penny Artisans
Kelly Fletcher - TBD
Diana Chavis - TBD