Past blog hops and challenges

Friday, February 24, 2012

7000 Bracelets for Hope

Here are pictures of the bracelets that I made to be donated to the Global Genes Project (GGP) which is collecting blue jean/denim inspired bracelets for families living with rare disease.   Here is a link to their information page:

Here are pictures of the memory wire bracelet I made.  I will be adding some gold hearts to the end loops for a bit of a dangle.

I am sending the top bracelet and keeping the smaller
one for myself (as I really made it small) although it would make a nice mother/daughter
set.  I wonder if I can do that?

Here is a list of all the people that are joining in by making bracelets.  Please visit them:


Carolyn’s Creations  (you are here)

Please be sure to visit the above blogs to see other bracelets that will be donated to GGP.  Thanks for stopping by. 


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Suburban Girl Studio seeking new design team members

Suburban Girl Studio is seeking members for their design team.  If you are interested click on this link:

Here is a picture of the beads for the first challenge.

Our first challenge will be "Bloom and Grow" (thanks Jenny) featuring the orange porcelain flower pendants pictured above.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mardi Gras beads giveaway from Happy Mango Beads

Win the beautiful beads shown below.  Click on the link below the picture and leave a comment for a chance to win these beautiul beads from Happy Mango Beads.


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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Skye's giveaway

Skye over at Creative Chaos is giving away a geode 

or 2 sets of earrings
both pictured here:  Skye's giveaway.  Stop by her blog and enter.  You have multiple chances to win. 

I am undecided to what I would like if I were to win.  I always like earrings but a chance to do something with a geode is tempting also.

Yesterday was bowling and I made my 400 series by 2 pins.  I was going great the first game (144), lost the momentum the second game (111), and just barely made a comeback on the third game (147).

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day necklace

My Beading Happily Ever After Valentine's challenge necklace is on their blog.  Here is a link:  I am about half way done the page.

Really pleased with it as it is out of comfort zone. 

What do you think?   Usually I am just a stinger but the hearts have some black in them and I thought of the black chain that I had.  Made matching earring from the small red and black hearts.

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Necklace Giveaway

I have been reading this neat blog ( by jewelry maker Jean A Wells.  She has kindly donated one of her necklaces to Love My Art Jewelry for a giveaway for Valentine's Day. 

Here is a link to the post:  

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Many Beading Challenges

Sorry I have not posted anything this week.  It was one of those hectic weeks. 

Completed two different necklace and earring sets for two different Valentine's Day challenges.  Will post those on Tuesday when they will appear on the sponsor's websites.  Really excited about the designs as they both are a little out of my comfort zone.

I was also able to get in on Michelle Mach's Suddenly Spring Challenge.  Love the bracelet and it fits!!!  My wrist is so small that most bracelets fall right off.  Will have to take a picture and post it.  The challenge for this is to make it represent spring.  I can take it apart or add to it.  Not sure what I am going to do.  Be sure watch for the blog hop on March 13.

Just saw a challenge for 7000 Bracelets of Hope.  Missed this last year and certainly want to try it this year.  Will be signing up and letting everyone know when the blog hop is.

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Here is a picture of my January Challenge entry at Operation Tackle That Bead Stash.  We were to create something beaded using just white and black beads.  Findings did not count as a color.  If you used/made a square of any type you earned bonus points.

Here is a link to all the entries and there were over 37 of them:  I just love the first entry from Janice, the white rose set.  About half way down the page are two sets made by my friend Ev.  At times our styles are very similar and other times she is more adventurous then me.  My entry is second from the end.  (I just copied the picture that I sent them.)  Let me know what you think.

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