I love to start the year of right with a blog hop. And Lisa of Pine Ridge Treasures hold the best hops. One of the things that I really like about her hops is that Lisa sends us beads and gives us the theme. Usually this sets my muse free to go nuts. Note that I said usually. Lisa sent us a hoard of beads and I do try to use up as many beads as I can. But my muse went on vacation once I made the bracelet above. So I am not empty handed. I just don't have as goodies as I normally have to show off.
I think it might have to do with the fact that I haven't had a chance to go play in the woods for quite a while. It's not that I don't have the time (though I don't) but more the fact that I don't want to go without my hubby. He is the one that really loves the woods so I would feel guilty heading out on my own. And with his medical issues wandering through the woods just isn't possible.
It really does look like mixed metals in this bracelet. But it's all copper. I just had some antiqued patterned brass chain that I thought would be perfect for one of the strands. The other strand consists of beads that I got from Lisa that are wirewrapped with a bright copper. Personally I really like the different colors of the same metal.
Not everyone's muse was vacation though so be sure to take a look at what these wonderful designers came up. What great eye candy to look at while you are drinking that first cup of tea (or coffee if you prefer).
Your hostess: Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Janine Lucas, Esfera Travel Blog
Jasvanti Patel, Jewelry by Jasvanti
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
Monique Urquhart, A Half-Baked Notion
Janet Bocciardi, Honey from the Bee
Dini Bruinsma, Angaza by Changes
Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs
Christina Miles, Wings n Scales
Elizabeth Engriser, Bead Contagion
Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming
Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
Catherine Yvonne King, Catherine's Musings
Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs