Saturday, May 7, 2016

Almost another month gone by. This time the Blog Hop sponsored by Lisa Lodge of Pine Ridge Treasures is entitled "Gentle Spring".

I received a generous sampling of shades of lavender and purple along with silver toned findings to work with.

                                               Oh, and some hemp cord I will use another day!

I asked my friend Lisa Knappenberger if she had any general thoughts on what I should do and she said "Dangles".  I really enjoyed working with these beads and especially like the kind of periwinkle lavender sea glass beads.

  Completed necklace and earrings and the toggle with silver beads I added to obtain the length needed for the second strand

Close up earrings

Close up to show you the cute little flower

The bracelet is still floating along in my poor little head!

Please be sure to visit the rest of the bloggers in this challenge!

   Here is the link:  Pine Ridge Treasures Gentle Spring Blog Hop

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Ceramic Blog Hop

Here I am again. This time I am participating in a Ceramic Blog Hop sponsored by Lisa Lodge of Pine Ridge Treasures. I purchased this kit knowing it would contain some ceramic beads as well as other materials to work with.  My focal bead is this cute little owl. He has a couple of friends to hang out with, as well as ceramic beads, metal beads. I also received a nice strand  of small white glass pearls.

So I started playing around, moving
the beads around a bit....

Here are my completed necklace and earrings.

And a simple strung bracelet. I had been wanting a pearl bracelet, so I made one using memory wire, with a dangle at the end

Don't forget to visit the other great posts of the bloggers who participated in the Ceramic Blog Hop!

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha’s Ramblings
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Gloria Allen, Gloria Allen Designs
Saundra Farren, Something by Saundra
Ann Schroeder, Bead Love
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Come Along with Me on a Beach Blog Hop

            Time again for a Blog Hop, hosted by Lisa Lodge of Pine Ridge Treasures
I received this lovely package of aqua rounds, sand dollars and tooth shapes along with pale green rounds, frosted white ripples and starfish and brass rounds and sea shells.  Oh My!

After a last minute "emergency trip" to Hobby Lobby for jump rings (with a side trip to our favorite local Mexican Restaurant), I have completed a set of a necklace with extender chain/dangle, bracelet and earrings. 

Don't forget to stop by and see all the sandy eye candy from the other participants!
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
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

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Summer Waters blog hop

Here I am, just finished my pieces for the Pine Ridge Treasures Summer Waters blog hop yesterday. Only two weeks late. It was quite the journey of starts, stops, lost elements, re-thinks and adding just a little bit more. I hope you like my necklace, bracelet and earrings set. And don't forget to visit all the blogs and posts from the other great designers.

Here is the link list!

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist

Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations

Susan Anderson, La Main Tresor

Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue

Saundra Farren, Something by Saundra

 Gloria Allen, Wings and Beads

Shaiha Williams, Shaihas Ramblings

Rosee Chara Hanemaayer,  Silver Penny Artisans

Friday, June 26, 2015

Summer Waters Blog Hop

I am busy working on a blog hop using a lovely bead kit purchased from Lisa Lodge of Pine Ridge Treasures. I have sea glass in blues and aqua along with white pearls. I was beading along on my first idea using one item, when it went airborne. Have not found it, am venturing off in a slightly different direction. Hope to have some photos posted tomorrow on the reveal date. 

I am having technical issues. Will try again Sunday. 

Saturday, August 31, 2013

I have not been beading alot lately.  On the 4th of July I tripped on my driveway and fractured my right wrist in two places.  I was in a hand to elbow splint for about a week, a long arm cast over 4 weeks and a short arm cast a week.  Two weeks ago I graduated to an as needed wrist spint and have been going to occupational therapy twice a week.  The therapist is very happy with my progress.  He says I should expect pain at least 9 months to a year.  I was off work over 6 weeks, not allowed to drive.  What a relief when I was able to drive again! 

I have been working on Kumihimo project for class I took at KC Bead Society Bead Blast in May, stuck again!!! Guess I will have to work on some of those UFO's, of which I have many!

Looking back, I attended a bead retreat with the KC Bead Society in May at Cedar Crest Lodge in Pleasanton, Kansas.  Our instructor was the delightful Melanie Potter.  I actually managed to finish one of the projects  before the June Bead Society meeting.   This is my bracelet Melanie calls Serrated Cuff.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

New Esty Shop

I just opened an Etsy Shop.  Stop in and let me know what you think!