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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Summer Carnival Blog Hop reveal

Today is the reveal of Lisa Lodge's Pine Ridge Treasures Summer Canival Blog hop. 

The participants purchased beads kits from Lisa and were to make something that represented a summer carnival to them. 

Here are the beads that I received:

Strands of crystal and cultured seglass.

It was difficult to decide what to make but the first item was a blue and white seaglass necklace with gold sparkly seed beads and clear crystals.  To me the necklace just sparkles just like the lights on the midway or the ferris wheel.

Next up is a cultured seaglass rondell necklace that reminds be of the polka-dotted clown outfits.

I dug into the destash that I got from Lisa and found some red and green rondells to use along with the blue and color-blocked the necklace.

The earrings I made to match are a little different style than I usually make, kind of swingy like the buckets on the ferris wheel.

Please be sure to stop by and visit the other participants.

Summer Carnival Blog Hop Link List

Please let me know as soon as possible if there are any errors - thanks.

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Karin Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Ann Schroeder, Bead Love
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Catherine Yvonne King, Catherine's Musings
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life
Marianne Baxter, Simply Seablime Jewelry
Carole Carlson, Bead Sophisticate
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Dolores Raml, CraftyD's Creations
Marianne Hurley, Reads and Beads
Marci Allen Koziolek, Krafty Max Originals
Be sure to stop by and sign up the Patriot Day Red, White, and Blue Blog Hop scheduled for September 11.
Be sure to stop back by later today to see my reveal for the Haberdashery Hop put on by Melissa Trudinger of Bead Recipes.
Also stop back on Sunday, August 3, for the Choosy Chicks Choose Chicklets Blog Hop.


  1. The necklace with all the colorful rondelles is so pretty, It's a beautiful summer set

  2. Carolyn, I really love your design with the sections of the sea glass rondelles in multiple colors and the delightful earrings you made to go with it! I've bought bunches of these rondelles from Lisa Lodge, and love using them. If I ever slow down from using them in all sorts of things and have some left over, I may have to try something similar! Love this look!

  3. Your pieces are beautiful. I especially like the color blocked necklace!

  4. Ooh - Carolyn! I love the rondelle necklace and earrings. The addition of the green is just perfect. Thanks for being in the hop!

  5. Your pieces are all so beautiful! I love how I can see the carnival lights, the rides and even the clowns in your work! Those earrings are so cute!!

  6. I love all of your pieces but the one with the rondelles is my favorite. The colors are so happy!

  7. Love the addition of the detashed rondells. It is great to have a useable stash of seaglass.

  8. Oh wow!..I'm loving that rondelle necklace, too! It's just the thing to put me in a carnival mood and brighten any day or outfit!

  9. Great job on the necklace, but the earrings are just perfect for the carnival theme.