Saturday, June 22, 2013

Bead Hoarders Blog Hop COMING SOON!!

Lori Anderson of Pretty Things throws the BEST parties! She hosts the annual Bead Soup Blog Hop.
Now, she is hosting the Bead Hoarders Blog HopYou use your own hoarded stash and make as many pieces as you like! How simple is that!!??

Bead Hoarders Blog Hop

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Summer Elements Blog Hop

Here's a blog hop I was jumping to get into!! When I heard Toltec Jewels was hosting the Summer Elements Blog Hop I was curious. So, I checked out the "rules". They were as follows: "Create and share what you love about an element of summer. It can be jewelry, beads, a recipe, a craft, vacation memories, campfire songs -- anything that celebrates summer. Whether it be gardening  advice, a quilt with a fireworks motif, a sand & sea necklace, your favorite apple pie recipe for the 4th of July, a sand dollar made of clay, a waterfall design, photography, or a tutorial for creating bath salts or potpourri from the garden!"

I recently purchased a Slip~n~Slide for my grandchildren. On the first day of their summer vacation we took it out of the box and broke it in! I made sure I had my camera handy. These pictures are the very epitome of summer!! I decided to for-go making Summer themed jewelry!!

Without further adieu - here are pictures of my grandchildren slipping and sliding!!
These pictures are prior to the slip~n~slide:

I must admit I have gorgeous grandchildren. This is 4 out of 8 of my grandchildren!

Slip~n~slide pictures: 

There ya have it! My idea of the Summer element of WATER! We have officially kicked off Summer at my house!! How about you?

Thank you Rita for hosting!!

Don't forget to check out the other participants of this blog hop!
Toltec Jewels (Hostess)
Marlene Cupo           
Cheri Reed               
Ailsa Cordner            
Robin Reed               
Nan Smith                
Sherri Stokey            
Christie (Charis Designs)
Carolyn Lawson         
Susie Harris              
Andrea Glick-Zenith   
Nelly May                 
Melissa Trudinger      
Dini Bruinsma           
Kathy Lindemer        
Cory Tompkins         
Robin Reed              
Gina Hockett            
Karen Martinez         
Jasvanti Patel           
Solange Collin          
Karla Morgan            
Anindita Basu           
Alicia Marinache       
Andrea Trank            
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell 
               (you are here)
Mischelle Fanucchi   
Tanty Sri Hartanti      
Shaiha Williams        
Mary Govaars           
Becca Sirevaag         
Lennis Carrier           
Regina Wood            

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Kashmira's Anklet Blog Hop

Kashmira Patel of Sadafulee took a poll recently on the interest in a blog hop for designing an anklet. I thought, "Hmmmm. That's something new for me." And before I knew it, I had signed up for the blog hop!

Next came design ideas. I searched the internet for ideas. I searched Pinterest too. I decided to take the leap.

My first design was not what I had envisioned it. I had to take it apart 3 times to get it to the right length.

Here it is:

The 2nd anklet was a simpler design, but very colorful. It is 3 braided chains, with dangling Swarovski Crystals. The colors are fabulous!!

This was a great challenge! Thanks to Kashmira for hosting this hop!

Now check out the rest of the participants:
Name Blog
Kashmira Patel
Kaushambi ShahWill post on Kashmira's blog
Jean Wells
Mischelle Fanucchi
Shellie Grindie
Ginger Bishop
Monique U
Cynthia Machata
Kay Thomerson
Mimi Gardner
Anindita Basu
Rita (Toltec Jewels)
Gina Hockett
Tammie Everly

Dyanne Cantrell (you are here)
Ema Kilroy
Emma Todd
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson
Cheri Reed
Rochelle Brisson
Michelle Buettner
Sandra McGriff
Stephanie Weiss
Shelley Graham Turner

Lynda Carson
Roxanne Mendoza