Saturday, March 30, 2013

7th Annual Bead Soup Blog Hop - Reveal #1

I was fortunate enough to participate in Bead Soup Blog Hop #6. I had so much fun getting my bead soup then designing something with what I received. So when Lori Anderson of Pretty Things announced Bead Soup Blog Hop #7 knew I was all in!

I was paired up with a great partner! My partner is the talented Loretta Carstensen. She sent me a gorgeous bead soup. You can see it here. Loretta wrote a wonderful blog about what I sent her. You can view it here.

Here is what I made with my bead soup:

Don't forget to check out the rest of the Bead Soup Blog Hop participants: 
7th Bead Soup Blog Hop - 1st Reveal participants

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Holiday Bling Blog Hop 3 Reveal!

This was a fun Blog Hop! My partner is Gina Hockett of Freestyle Elements. She is an incredible jewelry artist.
Gina and I tossed around a few "holidays" to celebrate and finally decided on Carnival Day. We both love lots of color! We also decided on making earrings to celebrate the occasion and for the swap.

Here is what I designed for Gina:
Lampwork beads by me, green and yellow colors were chosen to celebrate Mardi Gras Carnival!

These were designed for Gina. She loves long dangling earrings with lots of color. 

Here is what I received - The most incredible earrings EVER!!

Pretty Spring Carnival Earrings

Gina threw in a "special gift" just for me!

Ferris Wheel earrings in honor of County Carnivals!

Colorful Carnival Earrings!

Now for the rest of the blog hop participants!

 Alicia Marinache

Chris Schlicht TBD

Laura Reed TBD

Lennis Carrier

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Week 9 - Year of Jewelry - Simplicity

The 9th week of a year of jewelry. The theme is simplicity. I decided to "go-green". I chose genuine green jade chips and jade leaves. I combined them with copper spacers and kept the design simple and sleek.

The necklace is 18 inches long. There are 3 strands of jade chips then 2 copper spacers. The design is meant to compliment the jade leaves. It hangs beautifully!