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Saturday, January 11, 2014

"Into the Forest" blog hop reveal

Today is the reveal day for the "Into the Forest" blog hop sponsored by Lisa Lodge of A Grateful Artist blog.  I got a kit from Lisa that included

faceted rounds, bicones, seed beads, nuggets and a pendant. 

It took a little thought about how to proceed and I made the following:

I used the green bicones, faceted peridot rounds and the seed beads.  I had a brass leaf that I used as a backing for the pendant.  I made matching earrings

Sorry for the picture quality but it is raining outside and cannot get a good picture.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit the other participants:

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
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations  you are here.
Janine Lucas, Esfera Travel Blog
Jasvanti Patel, Jewelry by Jasvanti
Shaiha Williams,   Shaiha's Ramblings
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Toltec  Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
Monique Urquhart, A Half-Baked Notion
Janet Bocciardi, Honey from the Bee
Dini Bruinsma, Angaza by Changes
Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs
Christina Miles, Wings n Scales
Elizabeth Engriser, Bead Contagion
Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming
Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
Catherine Yvonne King, Catherine's Musings
Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs


  1. What a beautiful necklace and earrings set - the red seed beads gives just the right amount of 'pop' - great job!

  2. Lovely and festive design, Carolyn... I love the red highlights and the stacked pendants!

  3. The addition of the brass leaves make this design! Beautiful!

  4. My first thought was that this would be a challenging color combo but you nailed it. Great job.

  5. Like how you combined elements for the pendant. Lovely job.

  6. I really liked your pieces. I would wear them a lot. The leaves were an excellent choice.

  7. Love the leaves, I am a leafy type of person...LOL Your necklace and earrings are lovely... :-)

  8. The leaves are perfect with the green. What a lovely set!

  9. What a pretty necklace and earrings set.

  10. A very sweet♥ combination your necklace and earrings! (-:

  11. Gorgeous, love the tiny pops of red!

  12. Beautiful set, Carolyn! I love how you used the Tree Wings Studio pendant on top of the wire leaf. I would wear this set with pride. Thanks for being in the hop!

  13. Beautiful set. I like the way you used the leaf pendant to support the focal piece.

  14. Awesome necklace and earrings, the colors are perfect!

  15. It's a beautiful set and I love the leaves you've added. Great job.

  16. I love the jewelry ensemble you've created! Using the brass leaf behind the focal is ingenious. Beautiful how you also used the brass leaves in the earrings too! Elegant, smart, and very pretty! I'd wear your jewelry in a heartbeat!

  17. A very pretty necklace. I love the little pop of color in the necklace, like you'd find in the forest peeking out from under the leaves. And I like the leaf backing the pendant.

  18. I added you in for the GYB party-

  19. Hi Carolyn! I just wanted to stop by and answer your question about the stone in my necklace! It's a lace agate, but it was an inexpensive piece, a practice stone that I purchased for about $6 off of etsy. Thank for stopping by and I enjoyed visiting your little space as well, your necklace and earring set is lovely!

  20. I love me some simplicity. Exactly what Molly says. The red pops the piece.

  21. Not sure how I missed this the first time round, but love your set. It evokes the feeling of the forest perfectly! Christie