Past blog hops and challenges

Friday, April 10, 2015

Pepita's Butterfly Birthday Blog Hop and Giveaway

Alenka of Pepita Handmade blog asked for people to help celebrate her birthday by making something with butterflies whether that would be a piece of jewelry, an ornament, or something else.
I had the intention of making crystal butterfly earrings but time got away from me.  So I decided I would showcase a necklace I made a while ago.  I think JoAnn's was either having a sale or closing out some of their Swarovski components.  I picked out the butterfly that is in this necklace.  I usually do not tend to pick out silver components but I really liked the colors.
I added some crystals in Violet, Jet Black, and clear colored Crystal.  I added a lobster claw clasp at the back making the butterfly offset to the side.
Please join me in wishing Alenka "Happy Birthday".  Her birthday was actually March 28th but that date had several blog hops already scheduled and Alenka rescheduled so that the blog hop would not get lost among all the others.
Be sure to visit her blog and leave a comment for a chance to win a pair of earrings that she has made. 
Please visit the other participants to see what everyone made.
1. Alenka (Pepita) - hostess -->
2. Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) -->
6. Christine Altmiller -->
9. Cynthia (Antiquity Travelers) -->
11. sheilaposter -->
16. Ana (ACBeads) -->
17. Jasvanti Patel -->
18. Carolyn -->   You are here.
19. Nan Smith -->
Thank you for stopping by.  Be sure to visit my other blog posting for the Artisan Component Marketplace Blog Hop.


  1. That butterfly component is so lovely!!! I love the coordinating beads you selected to put this piece together. So pretty!

  2. Very soft and feminine ~ I like the lightness of your necklace. It is very pretty.

  3. Hi Carolyn,
    Your necklace is very pretty I like the asymmetrical design and all the bicones look like tiny flowers.

  4. a beautiful, wearable everyday piece!

  5. Spectacular little necklace, Carolyn! It's awesome when a pretty focal dictates the rest :)

  6. Gorgeous butterfly necklace, beautiful design and lovely colors!

  7. What a beauty! I bet it really sparkles. You have captured the delicacy and beauty of butterflies. I have a weakness for closeouts, my local Michaels store had some Swarovski crystals on clearance. Never know when you're going to need them :D

  8. Very lovely. Wonderful how the beads enhance the colors of the butterfly.

  9. I am sure you will enjoy wearing your pretty spring creation.

  10. Hi Carolyn,
    Thank you for havinf joined me in this blog hop!
    What a pretty necklace, it has such an elegant feel.

  11. I love your necklace, it is so pretty!!

  12. I love your butterfly necklace, Carolyn, especially that combination of violet and black. Unusual in a spring necklace but it works!