Happy Groundhog Day! It's time for the big reveal of the Lucite and Clay Blog Hop!
The participants were sent either a selection of vintage lucite beads, or a selection of handmade polymer clay beads by Patricia Handschuh. (Patricia did not know until last week that her beads were being featured in this hop. I hope everyone will stop by and have a look at her wonderful Etsy store: The Color of Dreams. Her beads are so pretty, and are very reasonably priced as well)!
A good deal of the vintage lucite I sent consisted of large beads in a variety of shapes. I know that the participants were challenged, and I commend them for giving it a go.
I wanted to create something for this hop, so I decided to use some of Patricia's purple floral round beads to create a pair of Polynesian inspired earrings. I had posted pictures below, but had to remove them because I got some happy news last night - they are going to be published in a magazine this Summer! The publication requires that I remove photos of them from online galleries, etc. So you will have to wait until this Summer to see them.
How about a fun giveaway! Just leave one comment on this post (by midnight EST on February 8th, 2013) to be entered. US/Canada only, please (the shipping rates are just too high for international, due to the recent rate hike). If you would consider joining my blog as well, I would be pleased as punch! What is the prize? A bead mix consisting of some vintage lucite and a few of Patricia's lovely beads! I will draw a name on February 9th, 2013. Please make sure I have some way to reach you.
Be sure to stop by all of the participants blogs and have a look at their beautiful jewelry creations!
Your host: Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Isolina Perez, Isolina Perez
Jennifer Reno, Musings of a Crafty Jenny
Tracy Stillman, Tracy Stillman Designs
Charlene Jacka, Clay Space
Therese Frank, Therese's Treasures
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Ashleigh Kleinhans Becker, Sela Designs Jewelry
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Alice McCarthy, Northwoods Creative Studio
Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Emma Todd, A Polymer Penchant