I have to admit that I love the blog hops hosted by Lisa Lodge of Pine Ridge Treasures. To begin, you purchase a kit from her and she always sends so many goodies in the kit. I try to remember to take a picture before I begin but I totally spaced it this time. My kit this time consisted of all kinds of gorgeous blue crystals and brass findings. Now mind you, I loved the brass findings but I didn't end up using them because they just didn't seem to go with the crystals this time around but you will be seeing them pop up elsewhere because I love brass.
In this first necklace, I wanted to highlight these gorgeous chinese crystal briolettes from ZNetShows. In fact I am pretty sure that all of the crystal is from this vendor and I can say from experience that they have some wonderful crystals in gorgeous colors. I added some onyx beads to play off the beautiful blues and finished it all off with a pewter clasp.
This next one, I wanted to play with waxed linen and seed beads. Love how this pattern worked out. Those blue iris seed beads have some great color. But I am sure you would like to see the whole necklace.
The focal is a pressed glass and one that I have had forever. I am so glad that I finally found a home for it. The huge crystal roundelles were part of the kit that I got from Lisa.
And last but certainly not least, this pair of earrings was made using some of the smaller blue crystals from my kit. The gold finding and earwires were ones I picked up elsewhere. These earrings will be donated to Ears To You.
Now this is a hop so be sure to check out what everyone else has made. I know that I can hardly wait as one person let it drop that she has made at least eight different designs.
Your hostess: Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life
Gloria Allen, Gloria Allen Designs
Laurie Vyselaar, Lefthand Jewelry
Terri Wlaschin, Dances in Fog
Lisa Prewitt Knappenberger, LiRaysa Designs
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Raissa de Guzman, Abloro