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

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Welcome To Bead Soup Blog Party 8

I took the fun chain Hannah sent and made you a fun tie to attend this event,  Lol. Brass Stampings from

I was very challenged with my soup as I would never on my own choose black as a major design element. However  I thought my vintage inspired brass looked real good with the black chain.  But you know me, I have to have some color and so the brass flower has Lumiere paint and Krylon sealer to retain its colors. Did you see the Golden yellow freshwater pearls?
 I added beads from my CC Designs stash and Wah-La


I guess your wondering why Im telling you this in the middle of a party? Smoke all through my house couldn't find my beads, still can't find some things and it made me late posting, I do apologize. Now for the Main Focal and clasp.  Everything I love, dangles, sparkles a little silver filigree. I even did beadwork:

This beaded neck chain IS Gorgeous with this focal.  The pictures don't due justice.  Its been storming all day here in NY I couldn't  get outside to photograph. I used the Sterling Silver beads in the chain and I used the Sodalite daggers for dangles. Thank you so much for stopping by and Do visit Hannah and the rest of the participants:
Lori Anderson, Hostess


Sunday, April 6, 2014


The color of dreams blog hop is a challenge from Rita of Jewel School Friends.  50 Participants received a free bead (I love free) to create and discuss our dreams
This was the bead I received. These were the beads distributed
Color of Dreams Bead Bounty

At first I was disappointed with my bead.  I am a pink girl I love bright colors, a romantic at heart, I wanted flowers and butterflies, and then I realized the challenge. I realized that part of my dreams is to be able to meet challenges head on. Take the challenge and make the best of it.

I selected Turquoise and copper made dangles, I love movement. I created this Bracelet.  It didn't feel like my dream.  I like Vintage. One of my dreams is to create Vintage inspired Jewelry.

So I choose a Brass stamping from BSUE BOUTIQUES, I grabbed my Lumiere's from Bsue"s and colored it in happy colors from within the bead, (I am always challenged with browns and blacks) attached my pretty bead, copper findings, crystals and chain. Now this vintage inspiration feels like me. I love the inspiration the bead created within me, and gave me the ability to create this piece.

My Dream is too learn all that I can about creating Jewelry. But also to acknowledge that there are things I want to know but not necessarily be able to do. I dream of the perfect space in which to create, I have yet to accomplish that. I dream of having a customer following base as I venture into having my own website. A dream I hope to accomplish in the near future. I so need a pair of earrings for my Lovely Necklace

I hope you have enjoyed this post as much as I did writing it. Hop around there are 50 of us. Happy Sunday!

The Artists Sharing the Color of Dreams:

Honorary Guest and Featured Artist: Patricia Handschuh
Patricia's blog:              The Color of Dreams        
Patricias Etsy:               The Color of Dreams
Hostess: Toltec Jewels   Jewel School Friends
Kay Thomerson            KayzKreationz
Audrey Belanger           Toki No Hourousha

Alicia Marinache           All the Pretty Things
Terry Carter                 TappingFlamingo
Lori Schneider              Bead Addict
Jenny Kyrlach              Wonder and Whimsy
Asri Wahyuingsih          Asri's Beadwork
Dini Bruinsma               Angaza by Changes
Karla Morgan               Texas Pepper Jams
Debbie Rasmussen        A Little of This, A Little of That
Veralynne Malone          Designed by Vera
Kathy Stemke               Vintage Memories Jewelry Design
Mowse Doyle               Mowse Made This
Heather Richter             Desert Jewelry Designs
Lori Poppe                   Adventures in Creativity with LorilliJean
Jayne Capps                Mama's Got To Doodle
Andrea Glick                Zenith Jade Creations
Kathleen Breeding         99 Bottles of Beads on the Wall
Becky Pancake             Becky Pancake Bead Designs
Karin Martinez              Fairies Market
Miranda Ackerley          Mirandack
Penny Houghton           Smelly Nelly
Carolyn Lawson           Carolyn's Creations
Chris Eisenberg            Wanderware
Christie Murrow          Charis Designs Jewelry
Monique Urquhart        A Half-Baked Notion
Eve Shelby                  Raindrop Creations Jewelry by Evelyn
Cryss Thain                 Here Bead Dragons
Jasvanti Patel               Jewelry By Jasvanti
Nan Smith                   NanMade Handmade Jewelry
Sue Kennedy               SueBeads
Jean Yates                   Snap Out of It, Jean! There's Beading to be Done!
Debbie Rogers             Debbies Treasures
Marybeth Rich             A Few Words From Within the Pines
Shirley Moore              Beads and Bread
Shaia Williams             Shaiha's Ramblings
Kathy Lindemer           Bay Moon Design
Linda Anderson           From the Bead Board
Judy Turner               Silver Rains
Gloria Allen                Gloria Allen Designs
Regina Wood              Ginas-Design
Robin Reed                Artistry HCBD
Mary Goovars            MLH Jewelry Designs  (please visit after Wednesday, April 9)
Marlene Cupo             Amazing Designs
CJ Bauschka              4 His Glory Creations
Robin Showstack        The Crazy Bead Hoarder
Cynthia O'Toole          Sparkles and Sweets
Jael Thorp                 Jael's Art Jewels
Renetha Stanziano       Lamplight Crafts

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Earrings Everyday Challenge March 2014

I was reading through Blogs I follow and ran across Earrings Everyday March Challenge. I was inspired by the cute Inspiration picture:

I love the pastel colors in the photo they so remind me of spring. The photo is from Potter's The Tailor of Gloucester. I used the leaves and the pink from this photo to create these earrings.

The Bluish Green leaves are glass and the pink are ceramic. I connected them to a Circle weaved of wire and added the earring clasp. Always remember keep smiling you never know where you will find a little inspiration.

Friday, March 21, 2014

BEAD SOUP 2014 Is On

You met my Bead Soup Blog Partner Hannah Trost in a earlier Blog. Well now I have my ingredients and I have put my soup on a slow simmer. First Hannah labeled my ingredients:
Gun Metal fun chain, Preciosa crystals, Black Czech fire polished beads in assorted sizes, Sterling Silver beads from her Grandmother's collection:
Then she added some Gold Freshwater Pearls for color, I love and need color. There is a Silver Triangular clasp. A sprinkle of Sodalite Daggers, (happy dance) more color glass beads in a gray blue and 3mm czech glass blue and gold. OMG a Large 2 sided Focal (Yes, yes, Luv it) Dumortierite Stone One side is smooth and shiny and

 the other side has a slightly rough texture with colors.(So you know where my emphasis and loyalty lies)

Of course my soup is on and simmering. I am so sure it will be ready way before the Hop. I am so excited and can hardly wait for the Reveal. While the soup is on wander on over to Hannah Trost at   You will be able to see what I sent to Hannah, sit and visit with her for awhile. (She likes Dragons, has even painted them)
Thanks for stopping by, and Ya'll come back now.