I do have to say that I just love the blog hops that are put on by Lisa Lodge of Pine Ridge Treasures. Lisa always sends out a dragon's (or cat's) hoard worth of goodies.
I recieved some cultured sea glass in different colors of blues and some Chinese crystal all from ZNetShows. I will admit that this wasn't the best picture to show off my hoard but I forgot to get one before I started to play. And this way, you get to admire my studio gargoyle.
I made up two different necklace that I can see myself wearing while wandering through a summer carnival. Bright enough to catch one's attention and sturdy enough to survive the rides. And those rides were an important part of the equation. I remember losing a favorite necklace when it was broken at a fair.
This first necklace is plenty sturdy but is light and airy when worn. Multiple strands of Irish Waxed Linen were knotted together along with sea glass and chinese crystal. The focal is pewter and is removable.
This next necklace is a bit of a quandary. I really wanted to use the pale yellow 'teeth' but looking at the picture, I am just not happy with the color. It doesn't play nicely with the darker yellow. What do you think? Should this one go into the reknot pile or am I just being too critical?
Now comes the best part. Grab yourself a mug of tea, make yourself comfortable and check out all the eye candy ahead.
Your hostess: Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Ann Schroeder, Bead Love
Kathleen Breeding, 99 Bottles of Beads on the Wall
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Catherine Yvonne King, Catherine's Musings
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Dee Alcalde, Agape Creations Jewelry
Marianne Baxter, Simply Seablime Jewelry
Carole Carlson, Bead Sophisticate
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Dolores Raml, CraftyD's Creations
Marianne Hurley, Reads and Beads
Kathleen Breeding, 99 Bottles of Beads on the WallMarci Allen Koziolek, Krafty Max Originals