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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Pine Ridge Treasures Clay and Metal Blog Hop reveal - Part 2

Today is the reveal for Lisa Lodge's Pine Ridge Treasures Clay and Metal Blog Hop reveal.
This will be a reveal sorta. It will have to be a reveal in two parts because I have before pictures (if I can get to them, camera is not being cooperative) but no after pictures. The finished pieces are over at my beading partners' house and I won't be able to get them until later today. I was just looking at my camera to see what pictures I have and only found the two before pictures I remembered to get before I completed the pieces that I made.
I just love the clay pieces that Sharyl McMillian-Nelson makes and sells in her three shops. Everytime she has a sale I manage to find a couple of more pieces to add to my collection.
I received three pieces clay pieces, one a large pendant and two smaller charms, made by Sharyl and some clear beads from Lisa's stash.

Part 2 - the actual pictures.  I was never able to get the before pictures off my camera.  Will have to do some tinkering I guess.
I used white pearls from my stash, the blue matte finish bows and hearts from my friend and beading partner, Evelyn, and clear beads that I got from Lisa to make a necklace.  I wanted to keep the piece light so I stayed away from any large sized beads.

I used the two small charms as earrings adding some pearls so that they coordinated but did not match the necklace perfectly.  Aren't the earrings with their snowflakes cute?  What do you think?

I am going to try for some better pictures and see what I can come up with.  I need to really show-off Sharyl's components.  So there might be a part 3 reveal in the next day or two.
Be sure to visit the other designers that worked with Sharyl's beautiful pieces and stop by our hostess' website for a giveaway. 
Your hostess:Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist

Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes

Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation

Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations you are here

Shaiha Williams,Shaiha's Ramblings

ToltecJewels, Jewel School Friends

Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs

Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue

Karen Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot

Ann Schroeder, Bead Love

Lisa Prewitt Knappenberger, LiRaysa Designs

Carol Briody, A Beads Life

Miranda Ackerley, MirandAck

Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design

Susan Anderson, La Main Tresor

LeAnne Loftus, First Impression Design

Leithleach Seodra, Alainn Jewelry


  1. I absolutely love both!! The necklace highlights the pendant and makes it shine and those snowflake earrings are pretty and perfect for the season. Nice job!

  2. Would be loved by any fan of Frozen! Has a wonderful frosty look!

  3. Yes, these are nice pieces of clay and it is lovely how they have been accented with the beads and pearls, nice job

  4. OOOOH - I love this set, Carolyn! Frosty wintery feel to it. The snowflake charms are adorable. Thanks for being in the hop!

  5. Lovely design Carolyn. Your set is beautiful.

  6. I love your submission...It looks so "wintry" Excellent work. Thanks for posting.

  7. Carolyn - I love both the necklace and the earrings! They remind me of watching snow fall at night where the moonlight gives the illusion of the snow dancing or twinkling. Definitely 2 pieces that can be worn all winter long! ~Susan Anderson

  8. Sorry I'm a little late getting back to see your designs but they are really lovely! The blue with the clear and pearls really gives a winter wonderland feel.

  9. I wonder where my original comment went? I love your necklace and earring set, Carolyn, and am very glad you were in the hop!

  10. Love the piece...I always enjoy seeing your work.

  11. Really neat, I especially love the snowflake earrings.

  12. Beautiful focal! I'm looking forward to your Bead Hoarders Blog Hop reveal!

  13. Carolyn, somehow missed posting a message on your blog at the time of the blog hop! So very sorry! Love the jewelry you made, perfect for winter! I thank you sincerely for being such a wonderful customer!

    I'm pinning all the blog photos to my Pinterest page. Always happy to post your creation there! Many thanks and happy 2015!