I think that I can honestly say that I am addicted to the blog hops that are hosted by Rita of Jewel School Friends. She sends us out beautiful artisan beads and we get to design around them. This time around it was a pair of charms from Diana Ptaszynski of Suburban Girl Studio.
I have always loved Diana's beads and charms, and this time was no exception. I knew that I didn't want to use them the typical way in a bracelet so I tried a few different ways to come up with a way to use them as a focal. I finally settled on a charm necklace.
Now while I am very happy with the charm necklace idea, I am not satisfied with this necklace so I will be redoing it. I wanted to make a chain to hang it from but I needed to redo my studio so I could even get to the area where I have my metal. Thankfully that is done now, I just don't have time to make up the chain before the hop. So stay tuned and I will be showing this necklace off again once it is reborn.
Now are you ready to visit a few other blogs and check out some real eye candy? I know that I certainly am with my cup of tea and a couple of my dogs curled up in my lap.
Featured & Honored Artist: Diana Ptaszynski
Diana's Shop: Suburban Girl Beads
Diana's Blogs: Suburban Girl Studio
Hostess: TJ Jewel School Friends
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Chris Eisenberg Wanderware
Heather Richter Desert Jewelry Designs
Michelle McCarthy Firefly Design Studio
Kathy Lindemer Bay Moon Design
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Cynthia Machata Antiquity Travelers
Kathleen Breeding 99 Bottles of Beads on the Wall
Linda Younkman Lindy's Designs
Robin Reed Artistry HCBD
Marla Gibson Spice Box Designs
Gina Hockett Freestyle Elements
Renetha Stanziano Lamplight Crafts
Marianne Baxter Simply Seablime Jewelry
Christina Miles Wings N Scales
Marybeth Rich A Few Words from Within the Pines
Shai Williams Shaiha's Ramblings
Cheri Reed Creative Designs by Cheri
Monique Urquhart A Half-Baked Notion
Jennifer Reno Musings of a Crafty Jenny
Shirley Moore Beads and Bread
Tammy Adams Paisley Lizard