January 11, 2014

Into the Forest Blog Hop Reveal!

Update: Shaiha Williams is the giveaway winner!  Congratulations, Shaiha! 

Welcome to the "Into the Forest 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  "Forest Inspired" beads and/or pendants. Participants were instructed to use these components 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 necklace that I call "Amazon Rainforest".  The dark green mountain jade rounds reminded me of lush greenery in the rainforest, and the clear beads reminded me of raindrops. 



Of course there is a giveaway!  Just leave one comment on this post (by midnight EST on January 18th, 2014) to be entered. Tell me what is your favorite style of jewelry to create, and why.  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 January 19th, 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
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Janine Lucas, Esfera Travel Blog
Jasvanti Patel, Jewelry by Jasvanti
Shaiha Williams,   Shaiha's Ramblings
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Toltec  Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
Monique Urquhart, A Half-Baked Notion
Janet Bocciardi, Honey from the Bee
Dini Bruinsma, Angaza by Changes
Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs
Christina Miles, Wings n Scales
Elizabeth Engriser, Bead Contagion
Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming
Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
Catherine Yvonne King, Catherine's Musings
Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs

January 6, 2014

Into the Forest Blog Hop Participant Link List

Blog Hop Participants: The hop is Saturday, January 11th, 2014. Please look over the link list and let me know as soon as possible if there is an error (I checked each link and they all work), or if you cannot participate for some reason. Thanks!  Looking forward to seeing all the beautiful jewelry!


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
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Janine Lucas, Esfera Travel Blog
Jasvanti Patel, Jewelry by Jasvanti
Shaiha Williams,   Shaiha's Ramblings
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Toltec  Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
Monique Urquhart, A Half-Baked Notion
Janet Bocciardi, Honey from the Bee
Dini Bruinsma, Angaza by Changes
Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs
Christina Miles, Wings n Scales
Elizabeth Engriser, Bead Contagion
Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming
Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
Kay Mallery,TBD
Catherine Yvonne King, Catherine's Musings
Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs