Past blog hops and challenges

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

I have my internet back

Yeah!!! I have my internet back.  I will finally be able to update my blog to show all the blog hops I have signed up for and be able to review my comments.

Thank you to everyone that has come to visit my blog.  I hope you come back over the next several days as I try to get it updated.

I will be at the Thurston County Fairgrounds this weekend for the "Homemade for the Holidays" Bazaar.  I will have a table in Benoschek Hall on one of the walls as I have electricity.  Please come by and stop and say you saw my blog.

Again, thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Octoberfest 13 Reveal

Today is the reveal for Jewelry School Friends second annual Octoberfest.  This blog hop celebrates the fall season by sharing recipes, jewelry, beads, home decor, family, & friends.

I design jewelry and would like to share several pieces that I made. 

The first piece is made of yellow rounds and black shell squares.  I found the shell beads on the discontinued rack a couple of months ago and thought they would come in handy at some point.  The yellow beads I have had for several years.

The second piece I made used up the last of the black shell beads and some orange rounds that I have had for several years.

I made matching earrings for each set.

The last piece I made was for a challenge that just ended, The Bead Shop in Liverpool.  I had bought some autumn themed glass beads.  Orange and brown leaves along with brown ovals and yellow rounds.  I made a matching bracelet and two sets of coordinating earrings.

Thank you for visiting.  Please visit Jewel School for a list of the other participants.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Octoberfest 13

I have signed up for the Octoberfest 13 blog hop hosted by Jewel School Friends with its reveal on October 27th.

It's an open blog hop where you can share anything Autumn related, whether it be recipes, jewelry, beads, costumes, and more.

Please stop back on Sunday, October 27th, for the reveal.


Friday, October 18, 2013

Sharyl's Jewelry Seed Bead & Metal Blog Hop

Today is the day for the reveal for Sharyl's  Jewelry Seed Bead & Metal Blog Hop. 

I have to apologize for the pictures and post tonight.  My internet is down and I had to use my phone for the post.

Sheryl sent me several goodies to play with.  A couple of colored metal disks with earring wires that she made.

She also included a seed bead focal piece made by Shirley Moore. 

Shirley used dark green, honey beige, lime green lined clear area beads and pearly colored faceted beads.

I started with Shirley's focal piece.  I wished I was able to do any of the beadweaving ropes as I thought that would have showed off the focal really well. Since I don't do beadweaving, I strung three different wires  with black, pearly white, and crystal faceted seed beads and then hung the focal from them. 

Next I worked with the metal discs that Sharyl made.  She colored them with a peachy rosey color.  I added some strawberry glass rounds.

Sharyl had also included a strawberry colored pendant along with some multi-colored ribbon.  I had planned to add the pendant to the ribbon and make a short necklace.  I actually went shopping for ribbon ends, put end in the cart, forgot to give them to cashier, and left without them.  As soon as I finish the bonus pieces, I will post the pictures.

Please visit Sharyl's blog for the list of other participants.

Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, October 11, 2013

Tree Wings Studio giveaway

Tree Wings Studio is having a giveaway of three of her new Queen Anne Lace pendants.

Please stop by and enter her giveaway.

Thanks for stopping by.