Recently I needed to
clean up the pile of leftover beads on my bead table. You know the ones - extra beads from projects that are complete, beads that somehow did not match the color or style you wanted, pretty beads that just don't "speak to you" (if you know what I mean). What to do? I know - a blog hop! I thought it would be fun to have participants take these beads and combine them with beads on their tables to create something new! Several talented and brave ladies took on this challenge. A couple people started a blog just for this occasion!
Of course, I got so busy making and sending the kits, that I forgot to photograph them! Luckily, many of the participants did take pictures, and you will see them on their blogs.
I got into the spirit by taking some beads from my bead table and making a pair of earrings. I had made something similar months ago and took it apart because I did not like the style of chain, and how the beads hung on the chain. So - here is the new and improved version of my "beehive" earrings. The unakite beads are ribbed and shaped like cute beehives, hence the name:
Before we get to the list of talented ladies who participated, let's talk about a GIVEAWAY! I will be giving away my beehive earrings to one lucky winner. Just leave a comment below (before midnight EST on October 20th, 2012 - one entry per person) and tell me: What is your favorite piece of jewelry that you have ever made (or purchased), and why. I will pick a winner by randomizer on October 21st, 2012. Make sure to leave me some way to contact you! (Now for some necessary legal stuff - this giveaway/sweepstakes is open to US and Canada residents only. There is no purchase necessary to win).
Your Host: Lisa Lodge (You are Here)Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
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Tanya Boden, Fusion Muse
Lisa Boucher, Lisa’s Clay Happenings
Michelle Buettner, Mishel Designs
Eleanor Burian-Mohr, The Charmed Life
Mikala Coates, Maybe Just Perhaps
Marlene Cupo, Amazing Designs
Kathleen Douglas, Washoe Kat's
Mary Anne Klinglesmith Flesch, Hand Crafted Serenity
Tanya Goodwin, A Work in Progress
Mary Hicks, Falling Into the Sky
Tina Holden, Polymer Clay Bytes!
Shelly Joyce, Au jour le jour
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Susan Lloyd, Designs by Susan
Cynthia Machata, Antiquity Travelers
Kashmira Patel, Sadafule .. always in bloom!
Inge von Roos, Inge's Blog
Kristen Stevens, My Bead Journey
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
Sandra Wollberg, City of Brass Stories