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:

Hostess:
Toltec Jewels                                           http://www.JewelSchoolFriends.com

Artists:

Linda Anderson                                       http://fromthebeadboard.blogspot.com/

Jennifer Reno                                           http://jenrenjewelry.blogspot.com/

Shirley Moore                                          http://beadsandbread.blogspot.com/

Kristen Stevens                                        http://kristen-beadjourney.blogspot.com


Marybeth Rich                                         http://forestofjewels.blogspot.com

Jael Thorp                                                http://jaelsjewels.blogspot.com/

Melissa Trudinger                                     http://Beadrecipes.wordpress.com

Andrea Glick                                            http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/

Nan Smith                                                http://wirednan.blogspot.com

Blanca Medina                                         www.peru-medesigns.com

Shai Williams                                            http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com

Carolyn Lawson                                       http://Carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com  You are here.

Rana Wilson                                             http://Ranaleadesigns.blogspot.com

Robin Reed                                              http://willowdragon.blogspot.com

Robin Showstack                                     http://heartsdesiresjewelryforyou.blogspot.com/

Sheila Prosterman                                     http://catswithbeads.blogspot.com

Karla Morgan                                          http://Texaspepperjams.blogspot.com

Kari Asbury                                             http://hippiechickdesign.blogspot.com

Kelly Rodgers                                          https://www.facebook.com/BeadinBlackBlue

Jayne Capps                                            https://mamasgottodoodle.blogspot.com/

Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi                    https://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com/

Heather Richter                                       http://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com

Chris Eisenberg                                       www.wanderware.blogspot.com

Kathleen Breeding                                   http://www.zibbet.com/99BottlesofBeadsontheWall

Linda Landig                                           http://lindalandig.wordpress.com

Crystal Thain                                           http://beaddragons.blogspot.com/

Cheri Reed                                              http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com

Heather d-Entremont                               http://frugalmadougall.wordpress.com/

Dini Bruinsma                                          http://angazabychanges.blogspot.com/

Lori Schneider                                         http://www.beadaddicted.blogspot.com/

Tammy Adams                                        http://www.paisleylizard.com/blog.html

Melinda Orr                                            http://bandanagirl.indiemade.com/blog

Lennis Carrier                                         http://windbent.wordpress.com/

Cynthia Machata                                     http://antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com

Elizabeth Hodges                                    http://thewhisperingseas.blogspot.com

Debbie Rasmussen                                  http://kepirasmussen.blogspot.com/

Tanya McGuire                                       http://tanyamcguire.blogspot.com/

Charlie Jacka                                          http://clay-space.com/blog/

Ev Shelby                                               http://raindropcreationsbyevelyn.blogspot.com/

Sharyl McMillian-Nelson                        http://sharylsjewelry.blogspot.com/

Jasvanti Patel                                        http://jewelrybyjasvanti.blogspot.com


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.

Carolyn







17 comments:

  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

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  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.

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

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

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  5. Great bracelet. That clasp is just perfect!

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  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.
    ~cryssT

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

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  8. Simple, yet elegant. Nicely done!

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  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.
    http://cherryOnTopDesign.co
    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com

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  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.

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  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♥

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

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

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

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  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

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  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!!! :)

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