April 4, 2015

Jasper Intrigue Blog Hop and Challenge

This is going to be a great hop! As most of my bead group members know, jasper is my FAVORITE gemstone!  So many types of jasper, and all are beautiful. 

The talented participants received kits with different types of jasper. They were asked to create jewelry or other art using as many beads from the kit as possible.  The majority of these beautiful beads were from ZnetShows.  Check out their  selections: ZnetShows Jasper Gemstones, ZnetShows Tiaria Crystal  and ZnetShows Plated Metal


Here is my Ocean Jasper Bracelet.  Right up my alley - simple and classic. I keeping this one for me.The patterns in the jasper are very pretty.

I also created a necklace with some different jasper:

Don't forget that some participants will be posting in the challenge album on the bead group (under the photos tab): https://www.facebook.com/groups/PRTbeadsandmore/photos/

Here are the blog hop participants:

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Susan Anderson, La Main Tresor
Karin Grosset Grange (France), Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha’s Ramblings
Sheila Prose, Cheap Charms
Terri Wlaschin, Baking Beads in the Keys
Therese Frank, Therese's Treasures
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Lisa Prewitt Knappenberger, Li Raysa Designs

February 21, 2015

Creative Spark Winter 2015 Issue Reveal!

I love being on the design team for Znet Shows!  They are a great company with a wide variety of beads at reasonable prices.  They sell retail and wholesale, so there is something for everyone. For the winter issue of Creative Spark,  the participants were split into several categories. I was placed in the cultured sea porcelain category.  

My inspiration for my Winter Collection (which I call "Tea Garden") was the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco. The porcelain reminded me of the china cups for the tea.  The garden was full of butterflies. 

I created a necklace, bracelet, and some earrings.



Here are more links to the awesome jewelry making supplies at ZnetShows:


So much beautiful jewelry is waiting for you to view in the Winter Issue of Creative Spark! Also, helpful tutorials await you. Please click on the link and take a peek at all the beautiful jewelry the design team members have created.


Creative Spark Fall 2014 Winter 2015

February 7, 2015

Pine Ridge Treasures Checkerboard Blog Hop

Congratulations to Stephanie McGinley!  She is the winner of the Checkerboard Blog Hop Giveaway


This is going to be a great hop! I love red and black as a color palette.

The talented participants had two kits to choose from - one containing a mix of cultured seaglass and Tiaria crystal, the other a mix of cultured seaglass and glass pearls. They were asked to create jewelry or other art using as many beads from the kit as possible.  The majority of these beautiful beads were from ZnetShows.  Check out their  selections: ZnetShows Cultured Seaglass, ZnetShows Tiaria Crystal  and ZnetShows Plated Metal

I ended up selling all the kits I had for the hop, and neglected to keep one for me.  I like to participate in the hops, so I made a red and black themed necklace and earring set with Czech glass.  Not the same beads as in the kits, but the same color palette! 


It just would not be a blog hop without a giveaway, right?  Leave a comment (by midnight EST February 14th) on this post and let me know what color palette is your favorite for making jewelry. I will draw a name on February 15th. The winner will receive a bead package from me full of special goodies!

Without further ado, here are the participants:
 
Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Toltec  Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs
Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Mischelle Fanucchi, Micheladas Musings
Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design
Susan Anderson, La Main Tresor
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Ann Schroeder, Bead Love
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Margaret Pelech, Margaret Pelech's Post
Lisa Prewitt Knappenberger, LiRaysa Designs
Annette Rivers, Mama Owls Mess
Carol Briody, A Beads Life
Miranda Ackerley, MirandAck
Karin Grosset Grange (France), Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Katrina Scuderi Taylor, I Wanna Go Out

February 2, 2015

Checkerboard Blog Hop Link List

Please let me know as soon as possible if there are any errors - thanks!



Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Toltec  Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs
Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Mischelle Fanucchi, Micheladas Musings
Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design
Susan Anderson, La Main Tresor
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Ann Schroeder, Bead Love
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Margaret Pelech, Margaret Pelech's Blog
Lisa Prewitt Knappenberger, LiRaysa Designs
Annette Rivers, Mama Owls Mess
Carol Briody, A Beads Life
Miranda Ackerley, MirandAck
Karin Grosset Grange (France), Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Katrina Scuderi Taylor, I Wanna Go Out