Monday, October 28, 2013

Bead Ruckus Reveal

It's that time again...
To reveal my piece from the Bead Ruckus kit.

The first necklace I am actually proud of... lol

I also made a matching bracelet and earrings to go with it.

Check back here on November 1, 2013 to see what our 
next kit will be.
Until then,
Have a great week.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

2nd Annual Octoberfest Blog Hop 2013

I keep asking myself,
"Just when did October get here?"
It seems like this year just flew right by.

This time of year is always my fav.
Basketball, the world series, football and hockey..
Oh wait that should be saved for another blog. HA!

I love the changing of the colors,
the oranges, reds and yellows just amaze me.
Colder weather means lots of hot cocoa and good books.

Rita of  Toltec Jewels, put out a call for her 
2nd Annual Octoberfest blog hop,
I had to get in the fun.
Last year I was just a newbie to creating.
and was very afraid to show a piece.
To anyone!
This year I made a bracelet that 
represented October to me.

I also made a pair of earrings.

 One more bracelet.

All of these pieces are available at my etsy

I want to thank Rita for allowing me to be a part of this years hop.
I always enjoy your hops.

Here is a list of the other participants...
Lots of talent here.. 
So grab something to drink and Enjoy!!

Caroline                                       http://
Andrea Glick-Zenith           
Dolores Raml                     
Karla Morgan                     
Susie Harris                       
Kay Thomerson                 
Jean Yates                        
Kelly Hosford Patterson     
Kathy Lindemer                 
Liz E                                  
Jasvanti Patel                    
Christie Murrow  (you're here)
Jodie Marshall                   
Andrea Trank                    
Dini Bruinsma                    
Elsie Deliz Fonseca           
Karla Morgan                    
Vera Lynn                         
Rana Wilson                     
Catherine King                 
Lily Vincent                       
Janice Hidey (Janimar)     
Cory Tompkins                 
Candida Castleberry        
Cynthia Kent Machata      
Alicia Marinache               
Linda Anderson                
Leah Curtis                       
Jennifer Reno (JenRen)    
Robin Reed                       
Tanty Sri Hartanti              
Lisa Lodge                        
Ingrid A.                            
Judy Turner                      
Gina Hockett                     
Nelly May                          
Tanya McGuire                 
Sonya Stille                       
Carol D.                            
Asri Wahyuningsih            
Ginger Bishop                   
Shaiha Williams                
Toltec Jewels (Rita, your hostess)

Friday, October 25, 2013

6th Do Over Challenge

Welcome to my spot in the 6th Do Over Challenge
hosted by Jeannie K Dukik of Jewelry by Jeannie.

20 lucky participants were given pieces that were created by Jeannie
to turn into our own little creations.
I was excited when I got my package in the mail.
This is what Jeannie sent me.

Lots of smokey glass beads and blue swarovski beads.
At first I was soo excited that I had a few ideas of what I wanted to do.
I knew I was not going to do a necklace..
That was a for sure thing.  lol
(I just was not confident enough yet.)

So I grabbed some wire mesh beads that are used for the basketball wives
earrings and added a bead cap to each side for stability.
Then layered the blue swarovski crystals.
Here is what I came up with.

I was still a little stumped on what to do with the smokey round glass beads..
And then it hit me.
I made a triple strand bracelet

I had a great time doing this challenge. 
Thanks Jeannie for allowing me to participate.
Here are the other blogs that joined in.

And if you would like to sign up for the 7th do over challenge
click here for info.

Have a great weekend.