February 2, 2013

Lucite and Clay Blog Hop Reveal and Giveaway!

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
Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Emma Todd, A Polymer Penchant
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design 

Annia Failde, AnniamAe


  1. Hi Lisa,
    First congratulations on being published. Second thank you for letting me participate It took me a while to decide on how I wanted to use these beads, but in the end I am satisfied. I scheduled my post for 2 am central time.

  2. This really did challenge me. I'm still not sure I'm happy with my pieces, but at least I got them done. Am anxious to figure out something for the rest of the Lucite beads. Would love to win your giveaway and thanks for letting me play along. My post went live at 6 this morning. I'll be checking out everyone else's blog, too.

  3. oh my name isn't on the list today!
    Soon I will post my reveal!!!!

  4. I always enjoy your blog hops and am itching to start this one. Cngratulations on your publication!

  5. I just found your blog and am SO excited! My jewelry making adventure began when I was an antique/collectible dealer... so many jewelry boxlots I purchased would have broken pieces mixed in with the whole ones, and I couldn't stand to throw them away. Every piece of jewelry I make contains as many vintage beads/findings as I can incorporate, and no two pieces are ever the same. Winning your giveaway would be a dream come true! Sandi

  6. Congrats for being published! If you haven't already, would you consider writing a blog post with tips for getting published? I had a lot of fun with the challenge, and would love to win some goodies. :) Now, off to hopping.

  7. So cool, I love the jewelry you did! I would love to join next time!

  8. Congrats on being published Lisa! Thank you for putting together the hop for all of us. I appreciated the challenge and am still working that 3rd piece :).

  9. Congrats on your being published, too. Forgot to add that this a.m. when I stopped by. Can't wait till this summer and you tell us what magazine, so we can see your creation.

  10. Thank you organizing this blog hop and having such wonderful beads. I am glad I was fortunate to have gotten one of Patricia's beautiful beads. I love getting your beads you have great ones!

  11. Congratulations on getting published!!

  12. your Blog hop turned out wonderful and the participants had a wide range of beautiful art to show off. I enjoyed wondering from blog to blog to see what each one did.

  13. Hooray on the publication! Go, Lisa!