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Friday, November 15, 2013

Lampwork and Clay Blog Hop

Welcome to the reveal for Lisa Lodge's Lampwork and Clay 2013 Blog Hop.  I had my choice of a kit with a clay piece or a lampwork piece.  I received a kit with a total of seven lampwork beads by Lisa Anderson.

Five of the beads were very similar in coloring, blue with some dark smooching (what do you call the color added to the bead?), that I decided would be the focal of the piece.

Two of the beads did not have the dark blue background color but matched so these became earrings.

I was looking for some in progress pictures and didn't find any.  I dug through my beads and quickly decided that I would be using some of my crystals.  I settled on brown, topaz and a frosted/matte aqua.

 A full view of the necklace and earrings.

A close up of the beautiful beads that Lisa Anderson made.  I think the topaz and brown pick up the smoochy color and the aqua picks up the blue of the bead.  (As people that have seen my blog before, I tend to be a matchy-matchy person especially when beading.)
 I used a simple lobster claw clasp as  the necklace is very light weight.
 Tha necklace in all its glory.  I really love the colors.
 There are the earrings.  I used brown crystals with the lampwork beads made by Lisa.

I have enjoyed working with Lisa's beads and actually have the opportunity to do another piece with some of her beads.  I will be sure and post what I make.

Please be sure to visit the other people that are participating in the blog hop.  Here is a list:

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist

Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Laurie Vyselaar, Lefthand Jewelry
Annette Rivers, MamaOwl's Mess
Shaiha Williams,   Shaiha's Ramblings
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Lori Jean Poppe, Lorillijean Creative Corner
Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life
Leah Mifflin Tees, My Beady Little Eyes
Terri Wlaschin, Dances in Fog
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson, Sharyl's Jewelry
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Linda Aspenson Bergstrom, TBD
Toltec  Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Judy Turner, Silver Rains
Gloria Allen, Gloria Allen Designs
Kathleen Douglas, Washoe Kat's
Connie Tipton, TBD
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Andrea Glick-Zenith, ZenithJade Creations
Michele Dotson, Star Jewels
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Jennifer Clifford, TBD
Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyns Creations - you are here
Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread
Bonnie Coursolle, Jasper's Gems
Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles

Be sure to come back December 2nd for Erin Prais-Hintz's Color Challenge blog hop and on December 7th for another one of Lisa's blog hops - I Love Clay Bog Hop (and I do love my clay piece).

Thanks for stopping by.  Comments are always welcome.



  1. Oh, I do love the colors you chose! What a gorgeous necklace!! And earrings to match! Awesome job on designing a wonderful set.

  2. Love your design. The colors are so fun.

  3. Lovely colors. Kind of like an autumn sky. Nice job.

  4. Great job, Carolyn! I tend to be "matchy matchy" as well. It makes for a very classic creation! The earrings are so cute - I would wear those a lot. Love the necklace too. Thanks for being in the hop!

  5. Wow...awesome piece....I love how the colors just seem to come together....thanks for the great piece and post.

  6. Simple and stylish, it really doesn't get any better, great work!

  7. What a pretty necklace. I love the colors you chose to go with your great beads. Very nice job.

  8. Sweet combination of cool and warm. Lovely.

  9. Your pieces are very pretty. I love the colors and designs.