July 28, 2013

Echo Creative Club August Bead Reveal!

I am so excited to be participating in the Echo Creative Club for 2013!

A big thank you to Jeannie Dukic for this opportunity. She sent me the most lovely selection of beads to work with. The bead that I am using for my August entry is a lovely blue leaf - I love working with leaves!


I just hope that I can do it justice! Be sure to stop back on August 25th for the reveal. There will be several artists participating, and I can't wait to see what lovely creations they make! While you wait, why not stop by Jeannie's store and check out her awesome selection of beads and jewelry.  

July 6, 2013

Seasons Blog Hop Reveal is Finally Here!

Welcome to the "Seasons" Blog Hop! I can't wait to see what these talented ladies made!  Just a quick recap: each participant was sent a bead kit with a theme of one of the four seasons (there was room left for creative interpretation as well). Participants were instructed to use these beads in conjunction with other beads on their bead table (but to not purchase new beads).  Each participant would then create jewelry that reflected a season of the year, or a "season" in their life (first love, college days, etc).

What did I make for the hop? I created a bracelet I call "Winter Stars". The jasper and hematite remind me of a frigid Winter night sky, and frosty snow.  Those of you who know me may recall that creating wrapped dangles is not my favorite thing, so I was proud that I managed to pull this off. 

Of course there is a giveaway!  Just leave one comment on this post (by midnight EST on July 13th, 2013) to be entered. US/Canada only, please. If you would consider joining my blog as well, I would be pleased as punch! What is the prize? A nifty bead mix consisting of goodies from my bead stash! I will draw a name on July 14th, 2013. 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, Grateful Artist

Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design

Cassi Paslick, Beads: Rolling Downhill

Stephanie Sanner Haussler, PixyBug Designs

Leah Mifflin Tees, My Beady Little Eyes

Karin Slaton, BackStory Beads

Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution

Lori Jean Poppe, Lorillijean Creative Corner

Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams

Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design

Eleanor Burian-Mohr, The Charmed Life

Alicia Marinache,  All the Pretty Things

Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera

Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz

Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs

Lennis Carrier, Windbent

Erin Kenny, Beadifultherapy

Tanya Goodwin, A Work in Progress

Cilla Watkins, Tell Your Girlfriends

Renetha Williams Stanziano, Lamplight Crafts

Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry

Sierra Barrett, Giraffe Can Has

Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes

Shirley Jones Moore, Beads and Bread

Dawn Horner, Northern Adornments

Charlene Bausinger Jacka, Clay Space

Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks

Miranda Ackerley, Daze and Days

July 4, 2013

The Seasons Blog Hop is Saturday, July 6th, 2013

The Seasons Blog Hop reveal is this Saturday!  Be sure to stop back here and and check out the fabulous creations from our 29 participating artists. There will be a giveaway, of course!