March 21, 2014

Gemstone and Metal Blog Hop Signup!

Here is the announcement you have been waiting for! Registration for my latest blog hop: The Gemstone and Metal Hop on July 19th, 2014.

Please keep in mind that invoicing and shipping for this event will occur in mid to late APRIL (after tax time)! Kits are $20 plus shipping. The kits are randomly assigned, and will include a ratio of approximately two thirds semi-precious gemstones to one third plated metal. Disclaimer: Please do not sign up if you do not intend to pay and/or participate - it is not fair for me to hold a spot for you at the expense of others (I hate to have to call that out, but it is necessary). 

Here is a partial list of the type of stones that will be used in the kits (each participant will receive one type of stone (randomly assigned), and the number of strands will vary based on the value of that particular stone): red and green aventurine, green line jasper, picture jasper, lavender and green swirled candy jade, and silver leaf.  

If you wish to register, please leave you name below and private message me with your email and blog address. You MUST have a blog to participate. I have 10 kits left. The hop will not exceed 35 participants.  If you have already registered on Facebook please DO NOT re-register here.





February 22, 2014

Winter Sparkle Blog Hop Reveal!

Update:  Dolores Raml is the giveaway winner!  Congratulations!


Welcome to the "Winter Sparkle Blog Hop"! I can't wait to see what these talented ladies made!  Just a quick overview: each participant was sent a bead kit with  sparkly beads and/or pendants. Participants were instructed to use these items in conjunction with other beads on their bead table (but not to purchase new beads). 

What did I make for the hop? I would like to share a bracelet that I call "Regal Sparkle".  I tend to wear smaller sized beads, and I love that this bracelet looks "just right" on me.



Of course there is a giveaway!  Just leave one comment on this post (by midnight EST on March 1st, 2014) to be entered. If you would consider joining my blog as well, I would be pleased as punch (not required to enter the giveaway, of course).  What is the prize? A beautiful selection of jewelry making goodies from my stash! I will draw a name on March 2nd, 2014.  Please make sure I have some way to reach you.

Now, please check out all of the jewelry awesomeness created by the participants:

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist

Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes

Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design

Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life 

Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation

Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware

Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations

Toltec  Jewels, Jewel School Friends

Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry

Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs

Ev Shelby, Raindrop Creations 

Dolores Raml, CraftyD's Creations

Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue

Cassi Renee Paslick, Beads: Rolling Downhill

Annette Rivers, Mama Owl's Mess

Tammie Tusher Everly, TTE Designs

Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons

Norbel Marolla, She Flies Again Jewelry

Karen Burg, KEB Designs

Karin Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot

Jasvanti Patel, Jewels by Jasvanti

February 8, 2014

Winter Sparkle Blog Hop Link List

Winter Sparkle Blog Hop Participants: The hop is Saturday, February 22nd, 2014. Please look over the link list and let me know as soon as possible if there is an error (I checked each link and they all work), or if you cannot participate for some reason. Thanks!  Looking forward to seeing all the beautiful jewelry!


Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist

Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes

Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design

Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life 

Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation

Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware

Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations

Toltec  Jewels, Jewel School Friends

Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry

Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs

Ev Shelby, Raindrop Creations 

Dolores Raml, CraftyD's Creations

Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue

Cassi Renee Paslick, Beads: Rolling Downhill

Annette Rivers, Mama Owl's Mess

Tammie Tusher Everly, TTE Designs

Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons

Norbel Marolla, She Flies Again Jewelry

Karen Burg, KEB Designs

Karin Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot

Jasvanti Patel, Jewels by Jasvanti

January 11, 2014

Into the Forest Blog Hop Reveal!

Update: Shaiha Williams is the giveaway winner!  Congratulations, Shaiha! 

Welcome to the "Into the Forest Blog Hop"! I can't wait to see what these talented ladies made!  Just a quick overview: each participant was sent a bead kit with  "Forest Inspired" beads and/or pendants. Participants were instructed to use these components in conjunction with other beads on their bead table (but not to purchase new beads). 

What did I make for the hop? I would like to share a necklace that I call "Amazon Rainforest".  The dark green mountain jade rounds reminded me of lush greenery in the rainforest, and the clear beads reminded me of raindrops. 



Of course there is a giveaway!  Just leave one comment on this post (by midnight EST on January 18th, 2014) to be entered. Tell me what is your favorite style of jewelry to create, and why.  If you would consider joining my blog as well, I would be pleased as punch (not required to enter the giveaway, of course).  What is the prize? A beautiful selection of jewelry making goodies from my stash! I will draw a name on January 19th, 2014.  Please make sure I have some way to reach you.

Now, please check out all of the jewelry awesomeness created by the participants:

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Janine Lucas, Esfera Travel Blog
Jasvanti Patel, Jewelry by Jasvanti
Shaiha Williams,   Shaiha's Ramblings
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Toltec  Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
Monique Urquhart, A Half-Baked Notion
Janet Bocciardi, Honey from the Bee
Dini Bruinsma, Angaza by Changes
Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs
Christina Miles, Wings n Scales
Elizabeth Engriser, Bead Contagion
Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming
Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
Catherine Yvonne King, Catherine's Musings
Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs