Saturday, July 18, 2015

Pine Ridge Beach Blog Hop

Today is the reveal of Pine Ridge Beach Blog Hop sponsored by Lisa Lodge.  Thank you Lisa for the gorgeous Kit.  The primary elements in our kits are sea glass.  I was able to create my pieces and complete two challenges in one, lol I am so tickled. These are the strands of Sea Glass and brass elements I received:
The challenge for me were those tiny multi colored disk beads. So I began to lay things out

Designs started formulating.  I wanted a long Necklace and found this beautiful focal bead that matched all that glass. Well I needed a tassel and the orange tear drops would work.Might also make a couple of pair of earrings from those teardrops.
laying out Necklace components

Earrings and Brass Starfish

Dressy Earrings
I always need Bracelets in the summer somrthin a little funky

with matching earrings of course and I used silver metals. Need a pair of Brass Turquoise earrings
Now for my Tassels and Necklace

Focal bead from Stash

Love how this tassel came out, also handmade chain
Well that is my collection.  This is a blog hop so hop around and see what 22 artisans have created

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design
Susan Anderson, La Main Tresor
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Margaret Pelech, Margaret Pelech's Blog
Lisa Prewitt Knappenberger, LiRaysa Designs
Carol Briody, A Beads Life
Karin Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha’s Ramblings
Gloria Allen, Gloria Allen Designs (You Are Here)
Rosee Floss Hanemaayer, Silver Penny Artisans
Saundra Farren, Something by Saundra
Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool Jewelry
MaryAnne Kelly Hobbs-Fernie - TBD
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Kelly Fletcher – TBD
Linda Anderson, From the Bead Board
Diana Chavis - TBD


  1. Super collection, Gloria! You really hit it out of the park in this hop. That beautiful focal bead in the necklace really tied everything together. The brass and turquoise earrings are really pretty. Thanks for being in the hop!

  2. Hi Gloria, Great job on your designs. My favorite are the aqua and brass earrings. The dressy earrings are a close second.

  3. What a great summer collection, the color combinations are so happy and feel so much like summer. I love all the earring pairs!

  4. Beautiful collection. Your necklace is a gorgeous statement piece. I love it when I find a focal in my stash that matches the kit I'm working with!

  5. the necklace! That focal bead really brought everything together. And the earrings with the starfish just scream Jamaica to me! Great job!

  6. Wow! the necklace is a stunner! Everything is really beautiful but the focal and design of your necklace is really great!

  7. Gloria - Job well done! I love the starfish earrings! So inventive and adorable! I also love what you did with your necklace. So cute!


  8. Love that necklace Gloria!! Where is the focal from?

  9. Wow, love the necklace and it really does play with the colored beads and the focal and tassel are outstanding! Very cute earrings!

  10. Gloria-Great jewelry! I especially like the creative use of beads in the bracelet. Your jewelry is just getting better and better! Congrats!