February 7, 2015

Pine Ridge Treasures Checkerboard Blog Hop

Congratulations to Stephanie McGinley!  She is the winner of the Checkerboard Blog Hop Giveaway

This is going to be a great hop! I love red and black as a color palette.

The talented participants had two kits to choose from - one containing a mix of cultured seaglass and Tiaria crystal, the other a mix of cultured seaglass and glass pearls. They were asked to create jewelry or other art using as many beads from the kit as possible.  The majority of these beautiful beads were from ZnetShows.  Check out their  selections: ZnetShows Cultured Seaglass, ZnetShows Tiaria Crystal  and ZnetShows Plated Metal

I ended up selling all the kits I had for the hop, and neglected to keep one for me.  I like to participate in the hops, so I made a red and black themed necklace and earring set with Czech glass.  Not the same beads as in the kits, but the same color palette! 

It just would not be a blog hop without a giveaway, right?  Leave a comment (by midnight EST February 14th) on this post and let me know what color palette is your favorite for making jewelry. I will draw a name on February 15th. The winner will receive a bead package from me full of special goodies!

Without further ado, here are the participants:
Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Toltec  Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs
Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Mischelle Fanucchi, Micheladas Musings
Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design
Susan Anderson, La Main Tresor
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Ann Schroeder, Bead Love
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Margaret Pelech, Margaret Pelech's Post
Lisa Prewitt Knappenberger, LiRaysa Designs
Annette Rivers, Mama Owls Mess
Carol Briody, A Beads Life
Miranda Ackerley, MirandAck
Karin Grosset Grange (France), Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Katrina Scuderi Taylor, I Wanna Go Out


  1. I love your necklace and earrings! Very nice combo of red, black and white. Thank you for putting these challenges together for us...I have really enjoyed participating. They are packed with goodies and it's wonderful to see all the lovely creations from everyone. My favorite color combo is blue, green, purple...I just love the three together!

  2. What a lovely set. Perfect for Valentines's Day! I just made lots of jewelry in the same palette of red, black, and white. My favorite combination, though, is green, blue, and purple. Seems like that is a favorite combo for others, too. What a fun hop!

  3. Hi Lisa, your necklace is beautiful and the earrings match it well. I enjoy being part of your challenges. Thank you for hosting them.

  4. My favorite color palette is blue, aqua and green. Purple also works well with the blue and aqua.

  5. Anonymous2/07/2015

    I love your designs! You always put together the best and most creative blog hops! I love to use copper and brass in my designs but when I use color I tend to use light blue, sage green and brown combos. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Angi Mullis dj2isme@aol.com

  6. Beautiful set Lisa! Thank you again for those wonderful kits and challenges you're offering us! I love purple, orange and fuchsia together.

  7. Pretty set. My fave colours are pastels with antique brass and silver with ocean blues and greens.

  8. Hmm, red and black is a favorite of mine, but I don't use it enough. These piece really show it off! I do gravitate to greens and blues in my jewelry.

  9. Beautiful necklace and earrings :-) Red and black are such great colors together, and I like how it's lightened up by the clear as well.

  10. I love the red and black combo as well, and your pieces are beautiful! There is no color palette I don't like, but I do find that bright primary colors always elicit a wow from me when I see them used in jewelry. Thanks so much for your wonderful challenges. This one was a lot of fun, and I really loved the kit!

  11. Love the necklace. I don't have a specific fav palette. I love to challenge myself with palettes from different inspirations. Thanks for hosting this hop.

  12. My favorite color combo has to be chocolate and teal though I noticed I haven't been using it a lot. Red and black isn't one that I have tried out at all though I like your jewelry set especially as it is lightened up by the crystal.

  13. Such bright happy pieces. I love them all.

  14. Thanks for putting together these challenges.

    I have to agree with Shaiha that brown and aqua is a good combination.

  15. although I profess to dislike it, I'm always always always using orange. It mystifies me

  16. I also admit to being a 'red-a-holic' 😍. So, I am loving your 'mostly red' design, Lisa! Those chunky rectangles really pop with the black spacers. Thank you for creating another wonderful challenge! Ok, I am off to hop amongst the other bloggers!

  17. Anonymous2/14/2015

    I prefer earthy colors....browns, creams, burgandys, greens,......but also enjoy the more "peacock" colors....Purple, green, teal, turquoise....