Past blog hops and challenges

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Choosy Chicks Choose Chicklets Blog Hop reveal

Today is the reveal for Rita's Toltec Jewels for Jewel School Friends Choosy Chicks Choose Chicklets Blog Hop reveal.  Rita was generous enough to supply everyone with a chicklet bead that was made by Susan Kennedy of Sue's Beads that we were to use to make something.  I received a lovely lavender/periwinkle blue chicklet.

Oops! looks like I forgot to take a picture of the bead by itself.

I guess that means I need to get right into the description of what I made.  With the unusual color of the bead, I was having some troubles deciding what other colors to use with it.  I was able to find a strand of mixed color crystal bicones

Because I made it a three strand bracelet, I wanted a clasp that would handle the multiple strands so I chose a clasp that actually looks like a chicklet.

Overall the bracelet looks like this:

Be sure to visit the creator of these beautiful beads:

Guest of Honor & Featured Artist:  Susan Kennedy

Sue Kennedy's blogs:                               SueBeads...A Beady Girl's blog
                                                               Art Jewelry Elements
Sue Kennedy's website                            SueBeads
SueBeads Art Beads                                SueBeads
Be sure to visit the other bloggers to see what they created with Sue's beautiful beads:

Toltec Jewels                                 


Linda Anderson                             

Jennifer Reno                                 

Shirley Moore                                

Kristen Stevens                              

Marybeth Rich                               

Jael Thorp                                      

Melissa Trudinger                           

Andrea Glick                                  

Nan Smith                                      

Blanca Medina                               

Shai Williams                                  

Carolyn Lawson                               You are here.

Rana Wilson                                   

Robin Reed                                    

Robin Showstack                           

Sheila Prosterman                           

Karla Morgan                                

Kari Asbury                                   

Kelly Rodgers                                

Jayne Capps                                  

Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi          

Heather Richter                             

Chris Eisenberg                             

Kathleen Breeding                         

Linda Landig                                 

Crystal Thain                                 

Cheri Reed                                    

Heather d-Entremont                     

Dini Bruinsma                                

Lori Schneider                               

Tammy Adams                              

Melinda Orr                                  

Lennis Carrier                               

Cynthia Machata                           

Elizabeth Hodges                          

Debbie Rasmussen                        

Tanya McGuire                             

Charlie Jacka                                

Ev Shelby                                     

Sharyl McMillian-Nelson              

Jasvanti Patel                              

Be sure to look at other recent posts of mine.  The Patriot Day Blog Hop sign up post and my reveal for the Summer Carnival Blog Hop .

I will be having another reveal on Thursday, August 7, 2014, for Andrew Thornton's Dark Bloom blog hop.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. How clever you were with your bead, Carolyn! I'm impressed you found a clasp that really echoed the shape of the chicklet bead; that repeated element really helps pull it all together.

    I've tried a few multi-strand pieces in my life and typically get the strands all tangled, so I'm always in awe when someone does that well! I also love the small bead color (turquoise/teal) that you put with the light purple. Not "matching," but very complementary! Yeah for you! ~Sharyl

  2. Your bracelet is lovely. I like that the clasp echoes the chicklet shape, and you did pick a nice bead color to go with the focal.

  3. What a fun bracelet. Your chicklet color reminds me a little of frozen fruit juice. Perfect for summer.

  4. Beautiful! I think you did a great job with the color and your chicklet really pops. nice job!

  5. Great bracelet. That clasp is just perfect!

  6. That is such a pretty bracelet. The blue just makes the chicklet pop out. Also like your choice in clasps and the three strands was a great idea. Not to little and not to overpowering.

  7. Very pretty, I love the color combination and the clasp was a perfect choice!

  8. Simple, yet elegant. Nicely done!

  9. Carolyn, That's a TOUGH bead! You rose to the challenge (hardy har har....ROSE hee hee) and made an adorable bracelet! =)

    Linda A.

  10. I love the color palette that you used, and choosing a clasp to match the chicklet is a nice touch! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who forgot to take a picture of the chicklet before I got to creating.

  11. That's a very special clasp, you were lucky to have that! A beautiful combination with THE chicklet (-: Beautiful colours and a beautiful design♥

  12. What a new way to use a connector by adding an additional strand to one side. I love the colors in your bracelet.

  13. Wow, love the colors! And how you use the connector. Never thought of it that way....Excellent piece

  14. Oh so gorgeous. I love those two colors together. That is a great and beautiful bracelet.

  15. I love love love how you actually have a chicklet clasp in silver to mirroe the lampwork bead.That is so neat! Your bracelet is beautiful, the multistrands creating a wonderful width for the bead and the colorway is just as gorgeous. Crystal jewelry is my favorite -- how this must dance in the light! Beautiful!!

    Thank you Carolyn for sharing your talents with us! xxoo Happy Hopping and creating, Rita

  16. Carolyn, That's really really pretty! I love the multi strands. The colors you chose go very well with the chicklet & it's so cool that the clasp definitely looks like a chicklet. So cool!!! :)