This one was a bit more challenging.
My partner for HBBH II was Renetha Stanziano of Lamplight Crafts. She is a very talented lady!! She and I emailed back and forth to get to know each other. However, when crunch time snuck up on me, I was stumped!! Renetha takes a "minimalist approach" to Christmas decorating so she and her family can focus on more important aspects of the Holiday season. She also doesn't wear jewelry, but she loves non-matching earrings.
I didn't pay close attention to the emails and made a beautiful Christmas ornament:
However, before I sent the ornament, I re-read her emails and READ them well. So, I gave the ornament to my daughter-in-law. She LOVES it!
I was left with my dilemma - what do I send Renetha. I thought and thought. Then I realized I should send her some gorgeous lampwork beads - made by ME! And some non-matching earrings! I also threw in a couple of really awesome leaf links.
Now - what I received from Renetha was Stunning to say the least! I am in love with my new piece of jewelry! (BTW - I had a variation of this necklace pinned on my Pinterest)
Thanks to Marlene Cupo and Shelley Graham Turner for once again hosting a fun blog hop!
Now check out the rest of the blog hop:
Shirley Moore http://www.beadsandbread.
Lori Bowring Michaud http://artfullyornamental.
Catherine King http://catherines-musings.
Sonya Stille http://dreaminofbeads.
Elaine Ray http://elaineray.blogspot.com
Gina Hockett http://freestyleelements.
Jo-Ann Woolverton http://itsabeadifulcreation.
Debbie Rasmussen http://kepirasmussen.blogspot.
Renetha Stanziano http://lamplightcrafts.
Ginger Bishop http://lilmummylikes.blogspot.
Miranda Ackerley http://mirandack.com/category/
Sandra McGriff http://skyescreativechaos.
Tammie Everly http://ttedesigns.blogspot.com
Alicia Marinache http://www.allprettythings.ca
Melinda Abrahamson http://www.firstreetcrafts.com
Rita/ Toltec Jewels http://www.jewelschoolfriends.
Chandra Merod http://www.junipergoods.
Mary Govaars http://www.mlhjewelrydesigns.
Kelley Fogel http://www.
Tiffany Goff Smith http://www.southerngalsdesign.
Heather Rats Otto http://www.thecrafthopper.com
Anitra Gordy Boyers www.leelucreations.blogspot.
Marlene Cupo http://amazingdesigns-marlene.
Shelley Graham Turner lleygrahamturner.