February 22, 2014

Winter Sparkle Blog Hop Reveal!

Update:  Dolores Raml is the giveaway winner!  Congratulations!

Welcome to the "Winter Sparkle Blog Hop"! I can't wait to see what these talented ladies made!  Just a quick overview: each participant was sent a bead kit with  sparkly beads and/or pendants. Participants were instructed to use these items in conjunction with other beads on their bead table (but not to purchase new beads). 

What did I make for the hop? I would like to share a bracelet that I call "Regal Sparkle".  I tend to wear smaller sized beads, and I love that this bracelet looks "just right" on me.

Of course there is a giveaway!  Just leave one comment on this post (by midnight EST on March 1st, 2014) to be entered. If you would consider joining my blog as well, I would be pleased as punch (not required to enter the giveaway, of course).  What is the prize? A beautiful selection of jewelry making goodies from my stash! I will draw a name on March 2nd, 2014.  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

Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes

Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design

Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life 

Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation

Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware

Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations

Toltec  Jewels, Jewel School Friends

Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry

Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs

Ev Shelby, Raindrop Creations 

Dolores Raml, CraftyD's Creations

Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue

Cassi Renee Paslick, Beads: Rolling Downhill

Annette Rivers, Mama Owl's Mess

Tammie Tusher Everly, TTE Designs

Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons

Norbel Marolla, She Flies Again Jewelry

Karen Burg, KEB Designs

Karin Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot

Jasvanti Patel, Jewels by Jasvanti


  1. I'm getting started tonight on those who are in the hop. I can't wait to see the original designs of each artist. I missed out on joining this one, but have been fortunate to join some in 2013 & am signed up for a couple this year.

  2. simple but elegant!

  3. It is nice when something we make turns out "just right" for us. That little wrist bling looks like a whole lot of folks would feel that way about it. Good job Lisa on another pretty creation and many thanks again for organizing this wonderful winter time activity for all of us.

  4. Will you be linking to the other blogs? It would certainly make it easier to hop!

    Lovely bracelet design! I tend to wear smaller beads as well!

  5. Never mind! I was clicking on the name instead of the blog! I'm off to hop!

  6. Cute little bracelet! Love the sparkle you have distributed!

  7. I love the color of your bracelet, it is very beautiful.
    Thank you for letting me participate on this blog hop.

  8. Sweet looking bracelet with a classy clasp. Really loved the beads that you sent me.


  9. This is just lovely! I adore the colors you used in this bracelet, some of my favorites!

  10. Anonymous2/23/2014


    Angi Mullis dj2isme@aol.com

  11. Didn't get to participate in this one, but will be checking out all the blogs. Thanks.

  12. Lovely and that clasp is adorable. Can't wait to hop on through. Catherine

  13. Beautiful bracelet Lisa. I am interested in joining in your next hop.

  14. Love the daintyness of your bracelet.

    Thanks for sponsoring the blog hop. Always enjoy them.


  15. I don't see a place to sign up for your next hop. How do I do that?

  16. Beautiful bracelet, how fun that you are doing a give-a-way too. Thanks so much for hosting these fun hops.

  17. What a beautiful bracelet! I am with you. I admire the more complicated bracelets but I tend to wear the simpler ones.

  18. I love the colors in your bracelet Lisa. It is really beautiful.

  19. Me too! The colors are gorgeous! The teal and purple beads are exquisite. Lovely bracelet :)

  20. Beautiful bracelet, I love this combination of green and purple! Thank you for this hop!