Past blog hops and challenges

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Summer Waters Blog Hop/Challenge

Sorry for the delay in posting. 

Today is the reveal date for Lisa Lodge's latest blog hop/Facebook challenge Summer Waters.  I purchased a kit from Lisa and created several different items.  But to start off, here is a picture of the kit that I received from Lisa:

Lovely white pearls, a silver clasp, multiple cultured sea glass pieces, light aqua barrel shaped beads, dark blue square spacers, a pair of dark blue wings, aqua star fish, aqua rondells, and spacers.

Here is the first piece that I made using the aqua cultured sea glass, 4mm white pearls, and large hole silver spacers that slide slightly over the pearls.

The next item that I made used the dark blue wings.  The wings have little indentation on the curved edges so they look like feathers.

Next up was a necklace using the dark blue square spacers, 6mm white pearls from my stash and some red matte seed beads from another kit of Lisa's.

Next were earrings to go with the red, white, and blue necklace.  In fact, I think I went a little overboard.  I made four pairs using all the left over blue spacers. 

Sorry about the pictures.  I am not able to access the pictures I took with my phone.  I was playing around with my camera and these are not the greatest.


Fortunately I took some individual pictures so here are some close-ups.

Last but not intended to be the least of what I tried to make.  I need some help here.  What is the best way to make these starfish into earrings?  Premade jump rings don't seem to work.  I am open to suggestions.

Thanks for stopping by.  Please be sure to visit the other participants listed below.
Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations  You are here.
Becky Pancake, Becky Pancake Bead Designs
Susan Anderson, La Main Tresor
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Saundra Farren, Something by Saundra
Gloria Allen, Wings and Beads
Shaiha Williams, Shaihas Ramblings
Rosee Chara Hanemaayer,  Silver Penny Artisans


  1. Your collections are always so pretty, Carolyn! I especially love the necklace with the dark blue square spacers. I have trouble making earrings with the starfish also. Thanks for being in the hop!

  2. Love what you did with your kit. The first necklace and earrings my fav. They seem to be chunkier designs which are my fav.

  3. Lovely designs! I could see myself wearing any of them for an evening at the waterfront.

    For the starfish, I have used fancy headpins to turn them into earrings.