Nov 16, 2013

Lampwork and Clay Blog Hop

I really love participating in blog hops and one of my pet peeves is when someone is late posting their post.  And then I do so.  Twice even.  The first time I had technical difficulties with my computer but this time is all on me.  I had written down the wrong date for the hop and I am really sorry about that.

So I might be a day late but I wanted to show off my creation.  Lisa, the wonderful hostess for this hop, had sent me a focal and a couple spacers from Ema K.   I had a dickens of the time with this focal.  It just screamed of times gone by and I was thinking a bracelet for the longest time.  In fact, I still have everything laid out for a bracelet but the idea just didn't pan out. now I am suffering a total block.  Never had that happen before.  I mean, yeah, I have been lazy and not made it down to my studio before. Yet once I make it down there though and put away the goodies I had acquired, my muse would be awake and ready to go.  Not lately though.  Oh I have been making things.  I just am not satisfied.  Yet.

I have remade this necklace a couple times and I still don't feel that I have done justice to this beautiful lampwork.  I don't have any more time though so I will show it in its present incarnation and I will be sure to show it off once I am satisfied.

Now that you have seen mine, be sure to see what everyone else has come up with.  I know that is where I am heading now.  And be sure to check out Ema K's shop.  I just love her copper focals!

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Laurie Vyselaar, Lefthand Jewelry
Annette Rivers, MamaOwl's Mess
Shaiha Williams,   Shaiha's Ramblings
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Lori Jean Poppe, Lorillijean Creative Corner
Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life
Terri Wlaschin, Dances in Fog
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson, Sharyl's Jewelry
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Linda Aspenson Bergstrom, TBD
Toltec  Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Judy Turner, Silver Rains
Gloria Allen, Gloria Allen Designs
Kathleen Douglas, Washoe Kat's
Connie Tipton, TBD
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Andrea Glick-Zenith, ZenithJade Creations
Michele Dotson, Star Jewels
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Jennifer Clifford, TBD
Kathleen Breeding, 99 Bottles of Beads on the Wall
Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyns Creations
Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread
Bonnie Coursolle, Jasper's Gems
Alice Craddick, Alice's Artisan Whimsy Blog


  1. I really like this necklace. The contrast of the eyepopping lampwork with the muted metal is nice.

  2. I really like what you've done here, both with the beads and how the circle metal components are echoed in the clasp and pedant connector! I'll look forward to seeing any further designs too though! It's fun to make and remake things! :-)

  3. What a lovely focal. I think it turned out very pretty. A real pop of color at the end.

  4. I actually love the use of two elements, which really highlights your beautiful focal in a well-balanced design, Shai. I think sometimes we just need time for them to "grow" on us :)

  5. Shaiha - I think this turned out great! I love the brass paired with the brown and blue tones. Thanks for being in the hop!

  6. Beautiful piece...thanks for the post and sorry life got in the way...isn't that always the way?

  7. I was a day late as well in posting. I actually enjoy the piece. It will look great with an ivory blouse!


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