Past blog hops and challenges

Thursday, March 22, 2012

La Bella Joya: The Mini-Charm Challenge

Marcie Abney of La Bella Joya blog is hosting a mini-charm challenge.  She has a mini-charm pattern in the April/May issue of Beadwork.  Create your own version of the charm using it however you want, earrings, necklace, bracelet, etc.  Take a picture and email it to Marcie.  She will hold a random drawing on April 6th and the winner will receive a free tutorial of your choice from her shop.  (She has some gorgeous ones.)

Here is a link to her blog announcement:  La Bella Joya: The Mini-Charm Challenge

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Suddenly Spring Challenge

Michelle Mach is sponsoring a Spring Challenge.  (Here is a link to her original post Suddenly-Spring-Challenge)  If you were lucky enough to get one of her pre-made bracelets, you were to use it to make something springy.  I wanted to keep it as a bracelet as it actually fit my wrist (which is smaller than most).  So I added some ladybug charms in spring colors, gold butterflies, and some gold leaves.  It was challenging to get the charms on.  I used two different sized jump rings, a large one to go on the elastic itself and a smaller one to hang the chanrm.  I mixed gold and silver as I wanted to keep this and I prefer gold.

I think I met the challenge.  I am pleased with the bracelet.  Please let me know what you think.

Added 3/13/12

Blog Hop Participants
Please visit all the participating blogs.  This is a great group of designers and you're sure to get some  inspiration for spring (which, by the way, starts March 20th)!

Michelle - Beads & Books [Hostess]

Andrew - The Writing & Art of Andrew Thornton

Charlie - Clay Space

Christa - Adventures of One Beady Woman

Dita - Alankarshilpa

Donetta - Simply Gorgeous

Erin - Erin Siegel Jewelry

Heather - As I Bead It

Jean - Snap Out of It Jean - There's Beading to Be Done!

Karen - Over the Moon Design

Kate - We Can Make That At Home

Kay - Palm Coast Art

Kim - CianciBlue

Kristina - Wild Roses and Blackberries

Linda - Lindy's Designs

Lisa - Pine Ridge Treasures

Marlene - Amazing Designs by Marlene

Michelle - Reverie & Revival

Pam - The Crazy Creative Corner

Pamela - Someday Beads

Renetha - Lamplight Crafts

Sharyl - Catchenthesun

Terry - Pink Chapeau Vintage Jewelry

Therese  - Therese's Treasures

Thanks for stopping by.


Creative Chaos giveaway

Skye over at Creative Chaos is giving away butterflies this month.  Skye sponsors a giveaway each month and this month is lots and lots of butterflies.  Wooden ones, crystal ones, metal ones, turquoise one, acrylic ones, and butterfly ribbon.  What to make with all those butterflies.  Any suggestions would be welcome.

Here is a link to the giveaway page: freebie-friday-3  Please mention that you saw this on my blog.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, March 12, 2012

Return to blogging

I have been missing in action the last week or so as I have been to see my daughter and her family in Indiana.  It was relaxing and hard to return home without them.  Have been trying to catch up reading the blogs that I follow.

Have some new beads to play with as it was my birthday this month and my friend, Evelyn, gave me three sets of beads to challenge me.  Have one set almost done.  It will actually be my March challenge piece for Operation Tackle That Bead Stash.  I hope to have it done and pictures taken by tomorrow or Wednesday.

The other two sets will have to wait until next week to be worked on.

Thanks for stopping by.