June 29, 2013

Blog Link List for the Seasons Blog Hop

Here is the blog link list for Seasons Blog Hop (July 6th, 2013).  Please alert me to any errors as soon as possible - thanks.


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


June 25, 2013

Echo Creative Club June 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 June entry is this lovely spiny leaf pendant:




I really had fun creating this necklace! It pairs Jeannie's beautiful pendant with stone nuggets, Czech glass rose bicones, smooth Bajong wood ovals, rose quartz chips and a lovely silver link by DoraBeth Designs that doubles as a clasp.



I wanted a simple, classic pair of earrings to go with the necklace, so I used two smooth Bajong slice wood ovals and a few small copper rounds.



I can't wait to see what lovely creations the other participants** have made! Please take a look, and also stop by Jeannie's store Jewelry by Jeannie and check out her awesome selection of beads and jewelry.

**The Participants:

Our Hostess: Jeannie K Dukic http://site.jkdjewelry.com/blog

June 10, 2013

ZnetShows Baby Conch Shell Reveal!



I love participating on the ZnetShows Design Team!   Last week, Bill Zhang of ZnetShows (wholesale beads) sent me some lovely beach glass beads  - specifically, their new baby conch shell beads.  These stylish, lightweight beads are so adorable, and perfect for Summer designs!

I was so excited to get started that I used the black shells before I took this photo.  Here you see the pretty peridot, teal and aqua shells.
Item#s: S29-B82S, S29-B23S, and S29-B88S
I used the black conch shells, and added some funky swirled polymer clay beads by TTE Designs to create these modern dangle earrings:

Item#: S29-B02S
I had purchased freeform flat sea glass beads, peridot crystals, and palm tree and starfish charms from ZnetShows (and had some left in my bead stash)!  Perfect for creating this beach themed bracelet.  All I had to do to complete the look was add one of the aqua conch shells and I was ready for a Summer party! 

Item#s: S40-B30FIVE, S41-B01S, RS198-23AB, S29-B88S, M0164-AS-1, M0477-AS, and S03-30FIVE
I love the color combination of orange and dark blue! These dangle earrings feature orange seaglass 2-hole flat links, palm tree charms, and the teal sea glass conch shells.

Item#s: PMX3-B83, M0164-AS-1, and S29-B82-S
 
I thought I would try a pendant, since I don't tend to make many of those.  I used a sea glass large freeform shard and half of a toggle clasp (both from ZnetShows, of course), and added some silver chain and one of the pretty peridot conch shells.  Viola!  A modern and classic look.

Item#s P15-B30, M0459-AS-1, and S29-B23S
Thank you Bill for the pretty conch shells! Go to ZnetShows  to see all of their beautiful beach glass beads, and crystals. They also have a facebook page and blog, so be sure to check those out too!

June 4, 2013

Echo Creative Club June 2013 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 June entry is one of my favorites!  It is called a "Spiny Leaf" and it is awesome!


 

I just hope that I can do it justice! Be sure to stop back on June 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.