Past blog hops and challenges

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Pine Ridge Treasures' Checkerboard Blog Hop reveal

Today is the reveal for Lisa Lodge's Pine Ridge Treasures' Checkerboard Blog Hop reveal.  Lisa prepared kits for us to purchase that fit the theme. 
She is always generous with the beads that she includes in her kits.  Here is a picture of the beads that I received: 
There were black crystal rondells, black oval, white bowtie-shaped, and red disk matte cultured sea glass, along with some red crystal briolettes.
I was able to to create several different necklaces and earrings.
First up is a pair of earrings using a couple of the crystal briolettes.  I made hoop earrings using some rose spacers.
Here is the start of an idea I had for one of the necklaces that I made using the crystal rondells and briolettes.  I used crystal facted seed beads as spacers. 

My camera is not co-operating with me this morning.  I do not have access to the pictures of the rest of the completed projects.  Hopefully this afternoon my computer and my camera will start talking to each other.  So look for another post from me then.
Be sure to stop by and see what the other participants have made.

Checkerboard Blog Hop Link List

Your hostess: Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations  You are here!
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs
Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Mischelle Fanucchi, Micheladas Musings
Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design
Susan Anderson, La Main Tresor
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Ann Schroeder, Bead Love
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Margaret Pelech, Margaret Pelech's Blog
Lisa Prewitt Knappenberger, LiRaysa Designs
Annette Rivers, Mama Owls Mess
Carol Briody, A Beads Life
Miranda Ackerley, MirandAck
Karin Grosset Grange (France), Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Katrina Scuderi Taylor, I Wanna Go Out
Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to stop back by next week as I have another of Lisa's challenges to reveal.


  1. Cute earrings! I will be back later to see if your camera and computer are friends again ;)

  2. Love the earrings ... so rich and elegant.
    diane @ thoughts & shots

  3. Sweet earrings and I'm curious about the necklace!

  4. Hi Carolyn, The red briolettes are gorgeous and you used them well. I will be back to see what else you created.

  5. Your earrings are so pretty. I love the red crystals with the gold! The start of the necklace looks great too. Looking forward to the finished pics!

  6. Look forward to see pictures of your finished piece. Good luck with the camera!

  7. Great pieces. I can't wait to see the others when your camera will cooperate.

  8. Great pieces. I can't wait to see the others when your camera will cooperate.

  9. Great start on your pieces, Carolyn. I am looking forward to seeing the finished products!

  10. Those crystals really make your lovely earrings pop! Love this design.