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)      http://www.jewelschoolfriends.com/
Marlene Cupo                     http://amazingdesigns-marlene.blogspot.com/
Cheri Reed                         http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com/
Ailsa Cordner                      http://www.bramalfiebeadsetc.co.uk/
Robin Reed                         http://willowdragon.blogspot.com/
Nan Smith                          http://www.wirednan.blogspot.com/
Sherri Stokey                      http://www.knotjustmacrame.com/
Christie (Charis Designs)      http://charisdesignsjewelry.blogspot.com/
Carolyn Lawson                   http://carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com/
Susie Harris                        http://jewelleryjunkie.blogspot.com/
Andrea Glick-Zenith             http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/
Nelly May                           http://smellynelly.blogspot.com/
Melissa Trudinger                http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com/
Dini Bruinsma                     http://angazabychanges.blogspot.com/
Kathy Lindemer                  http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
Cory Tompkins                   http://tealwaterdesigns.blogspot.com/
Robin Reed                        http://willowdragon.blogspot.com/
Gina Hockett                      http://freestyleelements.blogspot.com/
Karen Martinez                   http://www.fairiesmarket.blogspot.com/
Liz                                     http://beadcontagion.blogspot.com/
Jasvanti Patel                     http://jewelrybyjasvanti.blogspot.com/
Solange Collin                    http://www.blog.ahowinjewelry.com/
Gerda                                http://gerdascraftsblog.blogspot.com/
Karla Morgan                      http://texaspepperjams.blogspot.com/
Anindita Basu                     http://alankarshilpa.blogspot.com/
Alicia Marinache                 http://www.allprettythings.ca/
Andrea Trank                      http://heavenlanecreations.com/
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell 
               (you are here)      http://deelitefuljewelrycreations.blogspot.com/
Mischelle Fanucchi             http://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com/
Tanty Sri Hartanti                http://tjewellicious.blogspot.com/
Shaiha Williams                  http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/
Mary Govaars                     http://mlhjewelrydesigns.com/
Becca Sirevaag                   http://godsartistinresidence.blogspot.com/
Lennis Carrier                     http://windbent.wordpress.com/
Regina Wood                      http://www.gina-design.blogspot.com/

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 Patelhttp://sadafulee.blogspot.com
Kaushambi ShahWill post on Kashmira's blog
Jean Wellshttp://jeanawells.blogspot.com/
Mischelle Fanucchihttp://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com/
Shellie Grindiehttp://www.creativeeclectica.com/
Ginger Bishophttp://lilmummylikes.blogspot.com/
Monique Uhttp://ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.com
Cynthia Machatahttp://antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com
Susanhttp://libellulajewelry.blogspot.com/
Kay Thomersonhttp://www.kayzkreationz.blogspot.com/
Mimi Gardnerhttp://othercuriosities.blogspot.com/
Anindita Basuhttp://alankarshilpa.blogspot.com/
Rita (Toltec Jewels)http://www.jewelschoolfriends.com/
Gina Hocketthttp://freestyleelements.blogspot.com/
Tammie Everlyhttp://ttedesigns.blogspot.com


Dyanne Cantrell (you are here)http://deelitefuljewelrycreations.blogspot.com/
Ema Kilroyhttp://www.emakdesigns.com/blog.
Emma Toddhttp://www.apolymerpenchant.blogspot.com/
K Morganwww.TexasPepperJams.blogspot.com
Sharyl McMillian-Nelsonhttp://sharylsjewelry.blogspot.com/
Cheri Reedhttp://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com/
Rochelle Brissonhttp://acreativechelle.blogspot.com/
Michelle Buettnerhttp://www.misheldesigns.blogspot.com/
Sandra McGriffhttp://www.skyescreativechaos.blogspot.com/
Stephanie Weisshttp://uniquelymebwd.blogspot.com/
Shelley Graham Turnerhttp://shelleygrahamturner.blogspot.com/



Lynda Carson
Roxanne Mendoza
Dagi
http://freshbakeddesigns.wordpress.com/
http://roxidesigns.blogspot.com/
http://kokopellidesign.blogspot.com/