August 24, 2013

Summer Color Surprise Blog Hop Reveal and Giveaway!

Welcome to the "Summer Color Surprise" 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 surprise color theme. Participants were instructed to use these beads in conjunction with other beads on their bead table (but not to purchase new beads). 

What did I make for the hop? I created a bracelet I call "Lilac Frolic". I am really getting into the purple shades lately. The bracelet includes includes a fuscia quartz focal bead, amethyst spears, Czech pearls, frosted white glass and pewter.  

Of course there is a giveaway!  Just leave one comment on this post (by midnight EST on August 31st, 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 September 1st, 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, A Grateful Artist

Chris Eisenberg, Wander Ware
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Monique Urquhart, A Half-Baked Notion
Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool
Charlene Bausinger Jacka, Clay Space
Renetha Williams Stanziano, Lamplight Crafts
Leah Mifflin Tees, My Beady Little Eyes
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
Laurie Vyselaar, Lefthand Jewelry
Eleanor Burian-Mohr, The Charmed Life
Julie Lockhart, Copar Aingeal
Dolores Rami, CraftyD's Creations
Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
Mowse Doyle, Mowse Made This
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Andrea Glick-Zenith, ZenithJade Creations


  1. What a lovely bracelet! I just love purples but I don't play well with them.

  2. Very pretty bracelet!

    Of course, I would love to win some beads from your stash. Thank you once again for organizing this blog hop.

  3. Gorgeous bracelet - it's a perfect match for my Seasons necklace (I am quite sure I mixed the 2 packages :) ). Since your mixes bring out the best in me - I would absolutely *love* to win one!
    Thank you for organizing these events, they are lovely!

  4. Great bracelet Lisa, one of my most favorite colors!

  5. That is lovely. Purple is a favorite of mine. I can't wait to get started hopping. Your hops are among my favorites. I am sorry I missed this one.

  6. Luscious bracelet... purple is a current fave of mine as well, Lisa. Thanks for hosting this fun hop and keeping the creativity flowing!

  7. Beautiful bracelet. I just love the colors. This is my first time visiting your blog. I'll be joining your blog :)

  8. What a gorgeous bracelet. One of my fav colors :)

  9. A perfect name for your beautiful creation!!! BRAVO you!!! Today will be so much for all of us and I will be enjoying myself immensely.

  10. My favorite colors and my favorite gemstones. I love it! Thanks for another fabulous hop. You rock,

  11. Love your bracelet, and you did a great job with the photo. I find purples a challenge when I really want to get it right!

  12. very well designed bracelet! I love how you harmoniously melded so many shades of purple together!

  13. Beautiful design - you know I love these colors! As always, thank you for being such a gracious hostess for such a fun hop! :)

  14. GORGEOUS! Love it!

  15. Anonymous8/24/2013

    Beautiful bracelet! Love the design! I would love to win a goodie bag from your stash! Pretty please count me in! Thanks!

    Angi Mullis

  16. Lovely bracelet. This is a fun blog hop! Thanks for a chance to win the giveaway.

  17. Anonymous8/24/2013

    Love the amethyst with the Czech pearls!

  18. What a pretty piece. I too, like purples, especially after you sent me all Purples for the seasons blog hop. :). Would love to win some beads from your stash.

  19. Anonymous8/25/2013

    It's a sweet little bracelet Lisa! Thanks so much for a fun challenge once again, looking forward to the next one!

  20. Gorgeous bracelet, Lisa!! Thank you for hosting the Blog Hop! You are the best!

  21. Lovely bracelet, the focal bead is such a pretty colour. Purple is one of my favourite colours.
    I always enjoy viewing your blog hops to see what everyone creates.
    Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks.

  22. Gorgeous bracelet, love the purple shades. Thanks so much for creating a wonderful challenge and blog hop, I thoroughly enjoyed it and hope to try another one of you challenges soon.

  23. Such a beautiful bracelet, I like that you used Amethyst and Fuschia quartz which worked out well. Looks like it was a great blog hop to be in on.


  24. Beautiful bracelet and I like the name. People don't use the word "frolic" enough!