Saturday, August 4, 2012

Thirft Shop Blog Hop Reveal Day

My moment of Truth

     I have been nervous for this day for some time now.  My very first blog hop.... What if I don't use the right beads?  What if I don't have everything I need to complete my vision?  What if what I create sucks?  I guess maybe questions all newbies ask themselves. One thing I did know is I needed to get my thinking out of the neg and just jump in and start.  I knew I wanted to take the necklaces and turn them into bracelets. (my fav piece of jewelry)  I also wanted to do a stackable bracelet, but was not sure what type.  So here is what I came up with:


I did one bracelet with the memory wire, I used some seed beads I had as well as some butterfly beads. The larger 
seed beads are from one of the necklaces & then used the tiger eye & button from the other necklace.

The other bracelet I used the pretty much both of the same seed beads, but used the larger tiger eye beads I had with the smaller ones from the necklace.



Finally I also made some earrings from the glass beads that were on the one necklace.


I had so many beads left over that I wanted to do one more piece, but with the two birthdays of my grandsons Marik and Joshua, I just couldn't swing it this time.  I really enjoyed doing my first blog hop.  I hope that when my second one comes around (in a couple of weeks) that my work has progressed.  You guys are watching me from the very beginning.. lol

Here is a list of the other participants of the 
Thrift Store Blog Hop::

 Dyanne - http://deelitefuljewelrycreations.blogspot.com

Have a blessed day everyone!
Michelle









23 comments:

  1. 3 very nice pieces and a job well done! I hope you enjoyed the experience :)

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    1. Thank you.. I really did love it.. So much that I am joining 3 or 4 more hops.. LOL

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  2. Congrats for joining a blog hop. I promise you, it's ver addicting! You did a great job on your bracelets. I've very much enjoyed seeing what everyone has created with their pieces.

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    1. Thanks Shirley. I enjoyed seeing all the beautiful pieces as well. Such a friendly and creative bunch. :) && yes I am very addicted now. lol

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  3. You had no reason to be nervous- YOU DID A BEAUTIFUL JOB! I love the memory bracelet the best. The earrings are nice too. Great mix!

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  4. Lovely work! No need to be nervous! However, I was very nervous for the Bead Soup Blog Hop 1st Reveal. I was sure my necklace would be inadequate compared to all the others. It wasn't!
    And your work is very beautiful!
    http://deelitefuljewelrycreations.blogspot.com/2012/08/thrift-store-blog-hop.html

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    1. Yep now I am ready to tackle my next hop :) lol thanks for stopping by

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  5. Great pieces! Did I miss the necklaces that were the donors? Always nice to see where something comes from!

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  6. Lovely colours! and well done :)

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    1. Thank you Sarah and thanks for doing the blog hop. I had a great time.

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  7. You got very far didn't you! I think it's so much fun to go around and "meet" new folks through their blogs. It's a fun sneak peek if you don't already know their work too. Great work!

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    1. I love seeing the various styles everyone has.. Lots of talent in this group of women.. I am blessed to have met you all.

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  8. Great job on your pieces. I did my first hop a couple of months ago & I am hooked~ they are fun & I learn so much!

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    1. For me it was just getting it over with. Now I want to learn more.. Like taking photos. I need to take better photos of my jewelry. thanks for stopping by.

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  9. I think you did an AWESOME job! Love both the bracelets...bet they look super when worn together! Congrats on completing your first nlog hop!

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    1. You know I have not worn them yet. I am thinking of sending them to a friend of mine. but thank you so much.

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  10. Hi, Micheladas - I could not find an email for you, so I left a comment here. Please email me regarding the My Bead Table Blog Hop. My email is jewelryprt@yahoo.com. Thanks, Lisa

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  11. You did a great job ... now you're an old 'blog hop' pro! Nice pieces

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