I just love the blog hops hosted by Lisa of Pine Ridge Treasures. This time around we are focusing on jewelry to wear out to a nice dinner and perhaps dancing. And I even remembered to take a pic of the beads I was sent to work with.
Aren't these real beauties! I have been working more and more with purple lately so I was rather happy when I opened up my package. I just love the lilac sea glass and those dark purple roundelles are just the cat's meow.
Now I wanted to go dark and edgy with my Evening Elegance which can be interesting with the color purple so I added some gunmetal findings to give it that thrill of danger. The french hooks are sterling and I am still debating if I want to dunk them in liver of sulfer to darken them up. What do you think?
I am rather happy with this necklace since it is a bit of a departure for me as it is strung. I never string necklaces but I picked up some new wire that doesn't require crimping and I wanted to try it out. This necklace whispers high teas with the delicate lilac sea glass and screams hard rock with the gun metal chain.
Now since this is a blog hop be sure to grab a cup of tea or coffee and be prepared for some really great eye candy.
Your hostess: Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Becky Pancake, Becky Pancake Bead Designs
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Marde Lowe, Fancimardesigns