Saturday, September 1, 2012

Challenge of Travel Blog Hop

The Island of Samoa




When I think of Samoa, I automatically think of WWE wrestling.. LOL
Seriously.. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Samoa Joe, Umaga
But after reading  a bit, I found that the people are very giving people and love to
use a lot of coral, abalone, tortoise shell and mother of pearl when making just about anything.
Here is what I came up with.



(My photos do not do them justice.. Something I need to work on)



::You can find the other participants here::

NameBlogRegion ChosenInspiration Nation
Monique Urquhart http://ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.ca /Africa Burkina 
FasoNiky Sayers http://silverniknats.blogspot.co.uk/ Africa Egypt
Therese Frank http://www.theresestreasures59.blogspot.com Africa Kenya
Raychelle Heath http://abeadloveaffair.blogspot.com/Africa Lesotho
Joan Williams www.lilrubyjewelry.wordpress.com Africa Mauritania
Sherri Stokey http://www.KnotJustMacrame.com Africa Senegal
Regina Santerre http://reginaswritings.blogspot.com Africa Seychelles
Raida Disbrow http://havanabeads.blogspot.com Africa Tanzania
Kristi Wodek http://livedinlife.blogspot.com Africa Zimbabwe
Sally Russick http://www.thestudiosublime.com  Americas Brazil
Melissa Trudinger http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com Americas Mexico
Tracy Stillman http://www.tracystillmandesigns.com Americas USA
Sandra Wolberg http://city-of-brass-stories.blogspot.de Asia India
Tanya Goodwin http://pixiloo.blogspot.com Asia Japan
Susan Kennedy http://suebeads.blogspot.com Asia Japan
Tanya Boden http://fusionmusebangkok.blogspot.com/ Asia Japan
Inge von Roos http://ingetraud.wordpress.com Asia Laos
Erin Prais-Hintz http://treasures-found.blogspot.com Asia Nepal
Dee Elgie http://cherryobsidia.blogspot.com Asia Phillipines
Carolyn Lawson http://carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com Asia South Korea
Lisa Stukel http://carefreejewelrybylisa.blogspot.com Asia Sri Lanka
Shelley Graham Turner http://www.shelleygrahamturner.blogspot.com Europe Austria
Mallory Hoffman http://rosebud101-fortheloveofbeads.blogspot.com/ Europe Bosnia
 HerzegovinaPaige Maxim http://www.pmaximdesigns.blogspot.com Europe France
Jenny Davies-Reazor http://www.jdaviesreazor.com/blog Europe Germany
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson http://sharylsjewelry.blogspot.com Europe Greece
Evelyn Shelby http://raindropcreationsbyevelyn.blogspot.com/ Europe Iceland
Holly Westfall http://silverrosedesigns.blogspot.com/ Europe Ireland
Rebecca Siervaag http://www.godsartistinresidence.blogspot.com Europe Ireland
Toltec Jewels http://toltecjewels.blogspot.com Europe Ireland
Lee Koopman http://StregaJewellry.wordpress.com Europe Ireland
Laren Dee Barton http://larendeedesigns.blogspot.com Europe Italy
Cindy Wilson http://www.mommysdreamcreations.blogspot.com Europe Norway
Kathleen Lange Klik http://ModernNatureStudio.blogspot.com Europe Poland
Shaiha Williamshttp://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/ Europe Portugal
Jennifer Justman http://soulsfiredesigns.blogspot.com/ Europe Romania
Elsie Deliz-Fonseca http://ladelizchica.blogspot.com Europe Spain
Lola Surwillo http://www.beadlolabead.blogspot.com Europe Sweden
Kim Hora http://www.kimmykats.com Europe Switzerland
Leanne Loftus http://firstimpressiondesign.blogspot.com Europe The Netherlands
Patti Vanderbloemen http://myaddictionshandcrafted.blogspot.com Europe The Netherlands
Marcie Carroll http://labellajoya.blogspot.com Europe Turkey
Marlene Cupo http://amazingdesigns-marlene.blogspot.com Oceania Federated States of MicronesiaIne Vande Cappelle http://jewelsbyine.blogspot.com Oceania Fiji
Tammie Everly http://ttedesigns.blogspot.com/ Oceania Guam
Alice Peterson http://www.alice-dreaming.blogspot.com Oceania Kiribati
Elisabeth Auld http://www.beadsforbusygals.com Oceania Nauru
Susan McClelland http://mistheword12.wordpress.com/ Oceania New Zealand
D Lynne Bowland http://islandgirlsinsights.blogspot.com Oceania New Zealand
Denielle Hagerman http://somebeadsandotherthings.com Oceania New Zeland
Rebecca Anderson http://songbeads.blogspot.com Oceania Papua New Guinea
Mischelle Fanucchi http://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com/ Oceania Samoa   *thats me*
Kari Asbury http://hippiechickdesign.blogspot.com Oceania Solomon Islands
Cece Cormier http://www.thebeadingyogini.com/ Oceania Tonga
Emma Todd http://www.apolymerpenchant.com Oceania Tuvalu
Debbie Price http://greenshoot.blogspot.com Oceania Vanuatu






28 comments:

  1. NIce earrings~ I had to laugh at your image of Samoa, it always makes me think of the Girl Scout cookie :-) One suggestion is to take your pics against a neutral white or khaki background. It helps keep the focus on your beautiful work.

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    1. LOL which kind of girl scout cookies?? I have always liked the peanut butter ones. lol Thanks for the suggestions on the photos.. Being new, it is sometimes frustrating.

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  2. Wow, those are some lush greens as inspiration, I love that you used the natural elements to highlight them

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  3. I love your earrings. I've always loved abalone and I love the little coil of wire underneath.

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    1. Thanks.. Ya I wanted to do something different at the bottom.

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  4. Abalone does capture the essence of the island, nice work.

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  5. Mischelle, I'm glad you didn't have to "wrestle" with your design LOL. Seriously, the abalone and bright green beads are so perfect to celebrate this beautiful land. I, too, struggle with taking good photos. I look at a lot of blogs for photo ideas, and try to imitate the more experienced designers. Don't forget some of them have efficient set-ups for photography, not to mention lots of practice put in, with hundreds of photos under their belts. Everything improves with time!

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    1. Thank you soo much for your help with the photographing. I was just hoping there was an "easy" way other than practice.. lol

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  6. Your earrings are stunning. Just can't picture them on "The Rock" no matter how crazy he gets. Great job!

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    1. LOL Idk... I don't think green is the Rocks color.. lol thanks Marlene

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  7. I love your earrings, the abalone shell is delicious and I love the flash of green above it!

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  8. Pretty earrings I've found both handmade paper and weathered wood to wrok well for jewellery backdrops!

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    1. Thank you so much for your help with the photos. I will give it a try.

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  9. I agree with the comment from Tammie-Samoa reminds me of Girl Scout Cookies!! Love the abalone shell - perfect for those earrings!

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    1. Okay now I need to find someone who sells the girl scout cookies.. lol thanks Patti.

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  10. Love your earrings! The yummy green and abalone look like The Island of Samoa, with beautiful horizons and lush greenery. Thanks for traveling and creating!

    Your journey gives me a sense of beauty and community, with rainbow jewels and friendship that make my heart happy ;)

    namaste,
    rita (TJ)

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    1. Thanks Rita. I had alot of fun creating these.

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  11. Gorgeous earrings! Love the detail of the wirework at the bottom!

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    1. Thanks Holly. I love wire wrapping. I think I am going to do it a lot more. :)

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  12. I really like your wirework details; adds an artistic element to your design! Colors represent the land beautifully!

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  13. I like the little wire squiggles that give these a playful movement. The colors of those shell beads are beautiful. I am happy that you participated with me in this challenge. Thank you for touring the world with me! Enjoy the day! Erin

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  14. I am still new to blog hopping but I think after this one.. I learned alot more. Thank you soo much for allowing me to tour with you.

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