Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sand & Sea Blog Hop


First and foremost my apologies for being late. All participants were each mailed a soup of beads that represented Sand or Sea. You may or may not remember I received and blogged earlier on my Sand which is shades of brown totally took me out of my comfort zone, but the fantastic bead shapes that I received I loved. So many beads and sizes I didn't just want to string them so dangles and a double stringing. I chose the solitary curved bugle bead for my focal and wired it with some of the seed beads. I wired seed beads onto head pins and began making chain and dangles.To my dangles I then added double lengths of wire stringing bead groups adding a clasp and a Necklace was Born.  I hope you enjoy seeing it as much as I enjoyed creating it.


bead coponents

Dangles

Added double wire for stringing

Double Stringing

Jazzed up Bugle Focal

Sand Necklace

Thanks for giving me the chance to be here and do hop to the other participants

ELEANOR BURIAN-MOHR, THE CHARMED LIFE

MARY GOVAARS, MLH JEWELRY DESIGNS

TANYA GOODWIN, A WORK IN PROGRESS

KATHY LINDEMER, BAY MOON DESIGN

TOLTEC JEWELS, JEWEL SCHOOL FRIENDS

SHARYL MCMILLIAN-NELSON, SHARYL'S JEWELRY

MARLA GIBSON, SPICE BOX DESIGNS

MELISSA TRUDINGER, BEAD RECIPES

DOT LEWALLEN, SPEEDIE BEADIE

EMA KILROY, EMA K DESIGNS

KIM BOOTH, THE PINK MARTINI BOUTIQUE

JAMI SHIPP, CELEBRATING LIFE

LEAH TEES, MY BEADY LITTLEEYES

CHRISTIE MURROW, CHARIS DESIGNS JEWELRY

MONIQUE URQUHART, A HALF BAKED NOTION

GLORIA ALLEN, GLORIA ALLEN DESIGNS You are here

CINDY ANDERSON WILSON, IT'S MY SEA OF DREAMS

SHAIHA WILLIAMS, SHAIHA'S RAMBLINGS


ANNETTE RIVERS, MAMAOWL'S MESS


7 comments:

  1. Love how this turned out and especially how you jazzed up the focal.

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  2. Gloria - Great job on this lovely necklace! I love what you did with the curved focal bead. The stone rondelle in the dangle really added pizazz. Thanks for participating in the hop!

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  3. Wow, you did a wonderful job, to be out of your comfort zone colorwise! You made your new color!

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  4. A beautiful piece... that focal really took on a life of its own. Very creative, Gloria!

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  5. Beautiful design, and I love the focal!

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  6. Beautiful design!
    I love how you jazzed up the focal bead as well.
    Lovely piece.

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