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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Alenka's blog anniversary blog hop

The day has finally come for Alenka's blog anniversary blog hop.  As I wrote in my previous post, I responded to Alenka's post for people to participate in her blog hop.  I received a blue to purple colored polymer clay bar that she made herself. 

I had thought about a bracelet with the bar as the center piece but it is a straight bar with no curve to it.  As I thought about it, I gathered together some beads that I thought would go well with it. 

Crystals shaded from blue to purple

I found some crystals that I thought followed the colors in the bar and decided to make a necklace with the bar as the centerpiece with some dangles at the bottom.

Here is a look at the entire necklace but I have close-ups of the bar and dangles.

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to visit it the other designers in the blog hop:

Ginger Bishop           
Susan Kennedy         
Becky Pancake          
Dini Bruinsma           
Penny May     
Carolyn Lawson       You are here
Ana Cravidao                        
Dolores Raml                        
Your comments are always welcome.



  1. That's a smart solution, making a focal of the bar! And such a beautiful colour range in the crystal beads... Have fun with this ♥great necklace!

  2. Carolyn who can resist crystals? Your necklace is beautiful.

  3. beautiful blues! I love this piece that Alenka send you!

  4. Oh that necklace is awesome, I love the colors, what a pretty piece. You showcased the component perfectly. Great design.

  5. So the curve effect is an optical illusion, Carolyn? I too thought it was a bracelet bar... I love when polymer clay fools the eye! I love your design, with its repeating crystal patterns it looks so elegant and fresh!

  6. A simple yet gorgeous necklace. Leaving the pendant loose was a great idea - I don't know about you but I'd have fun watching the pendant moving. Have a nice week. Ana

  7. Hi Carolyn,
    Your necklace is very pretty I love all the crystals that are in the colors of the pendant.

  8. Love the shades of blue with the purple.

  9. Oh I love what you have done, the shades of purple and blue are gorgeous and your design showcases them so well.

  10. Just lovely! The crystals that you chose complement the focal so nicely, and the design is beautiful.

  11. Wow I love the colours in Alenka's component. Beautifully coordinated with the little crystals. I really love this necklace, there's a sort of sixties/seventies feel to it.

  12. Your necklace is gorgeous, love the colors.