Past blog hops and challenges

Friday, December 6, 2013

I Love Clay Blog Hop reveal

Today is the reveal for the I Love Clay Blog Hop hosted by Lisa Lodge of A Grateful Artist blog.  I love to participate in Lisa's blog hops as they are always a challenge to me.  She prepares kits that the participant purchases and includes the best things.  In this blog hop, I received a piece that (Oh fudge, I forgot her name.  I have the name but it is not handy for me to get and insert right now.  I will add her name as soon as I can as I think it is important to recognize their work.) Earthenwood Studio made.  I have never worked with her handmade pieces before and enjoyed using the piece that I received.  Lisa included some additional beads to use.

Here is a picture of the pieces that I received.

The additional beads were nice but if you have ever noticed the pieces that I make, I tend to be matchy-matchy.  I haven't been able to break myself of that habit yet.  So I dug into my beads and came up with some that I used instead of Lisa's.  I will be using Lisa's beads, probably to make some earrings.

I used some bone beads, red rounds, and matte amethyst faceted rounds.  Can you guess what I made?

I love ice cream cones and now I have my very own ice cream cone necklace.

I used the bone beads to make the cones with a bead cap to act as a napkin at the bottom of the cone, then I layered the amethyst beads as ice cream scoops and topped with a cherry.

I did make earrings but soemthing happened with the picture and I will have to add them later. 

Please visit the other participants in the I Love Clay Blog Hop.

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
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyns Creations
Bonnie Coursolle, Jasper's Gems
Dolores Raml, Crafty D's Creations
Therese Frank, Therese's Treasures
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations  you are here.
Mowse Doyle, Mowse Made This
Janine Lucas, Esfera Travel Blog
Karin Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Kelli Nelson, Zenith Jade Creations
Ann Schroeder, Bead Love
Jasvanti Patel, Jewelry by Jasvanti
Candida Castleberry, Sugar Spun Beadworks
Robin Reed, Artistry HCBD
Katrina Taylor, I Wanna Go Out
Thank you for stopping by.



  1. I love the ice cream cone pendant and love what you made with it. It certainly is matchy-matchy and it is lovely.

  2. Carolyn -I love the cherry on top. Too cute!

  3. A lovely summer necklace for this sweet pendant!

  4. Your piece is clever and the colors are very nice. Nothing wrong with matching!

  5. Hi Carolyn,
    Oh your ice cream cone necklace is so cute and I love the little splashes of red for the cherries on top.

  6. Wow, great design. Love the red for the cherry!

  7. Love your necklace, I like things matching too so see where you are coming from but the added beads worked beautifully with the ice cream cone.

  8. Carolyn - this is one of my favorite designs so far! I love how you made little ice cream cones with scoops of ice cream and cherries on top. Super cool! Thanks for participating in the hop!

  9. Such a cute necklace. Very pretty!

  10. I love your icecream necklace in its pastel colours. I believe the handmade pendant is by Earthenwood Studio (Melanie Brooks). Here's another icecream if you fancy another flavour ( Have a nice week. Ana

  11. Love how you set off that ice cream cone. What a fun bead!

  12. You made a very fun set!! The ice cream cone pendant would be hard to work with and your set is so cute!