I will admit, beaches have been on my mind. Not only did I get a chance to go to the Long Beach on my birthday but my 'From The Sea' to benefit the World Wildlife Fund (remember that 25% of the purchase price goes to the WWF) went up for sale on July 15 at Jewelry Because. So I have had the oceans on the brain in my thoughts and participating in this blog hop was a no brainer.
My first offering is a pair of earrings that I went nuts trying to get a good pic of. I used a white/clear cultured sea glass sand dollar from ZNetShows as first link and it just flat out refused to all me to get a good picture of it. Anyways this is a fun pair of earrings as they make little tinkling sounds as the shell hits the glass. They are going to be donated.
Next up is a bracelet that features an artisan, lampwork focal (unfortunately I have this focal forever and I didn't jot down the artist that made it) that just screams the Caribbean waters to me. This focal is hand-knotted along with some more sea glass and glass pearls that were part of the kit I received.
Now while I do wear some burnt oranges, this is not a color that I normally work with. When I opened up my kit and saw the orange sea glass, I was stumped. Then I started looking through some focals that I had picked up from Firefly Design Studio when she was doing a destash. I had just tucked them away because I was planning on doing a blog hop where I would send the focals out. As you can guess, I never got around to it. For a change, my procrastination worked in my favor.
Doesn't that colors of the sea glass set off that focal beautifully? I hand-knotted up the sea glass and the glass pearls on a turquoise waxed linen and finished it all off with a nautical pewter clasp.
Now this is a blog hop so there are several other designers to visit. Grab your mug of tea or cup of coffee and check out the rest of the eye candy
Your hostess: Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Becky Pancake, Becky Pancake Bead Designs
Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design
Susan Anderson, La Main Tresor
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Margaret Pelech, Margaret Pelech's Blog
Lisa Prewitt Knappenberger, LiRaysa Designs
Carol Briody, A Beads Life
Karin Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Gloria Allen, Gloria Allen Designs
Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Linda Anderson, From the Bead Board