Friday, October 12, 2012

My Bead Table Blog Hop Reveal Time

Welcome to the My Bead Table Blog Hop!
The last blog hop hosted by Lisa Lodge was so much fun, I decided to join in again for this My Bead Table Blog Hop!  Lisa sent each participant a randomly selected bag of beads and elements, and the challenge was to blend these with beads currently on our bead table. Since I had recently been working on some pieces to submit to a publication, all of my tools and a wide variety of beads were already covering my workspace. Perfect timing!

These are the beads that Lisa sent me for the challenge:
Decorative wooden beads, lucite flowers and leaves, some gorgeous turquoise teardrops, sparkling yellow raspberries, and so many little treasures. 

And here's what I made~

I'm partial to blue, so this was the first piece I made using this fabulous turquoise teardrop as a focal with some of the other turquoise blue beads Lisa included the mix. I used some of my silver chain, wire and a toggle I had as well as a few of my own seed beads and turquoise nuggets to finish the piece.
The second is a bracelet featuring some delicate and fun lucite flowers, and a variety of lovely glass beads in varied shades of yellow and blue. The focal is a handmade lampwork bead by Michelle Veizaga of Sun Door Beads which magically went perfect with this mixture.  It was just meant to be.  Again, I used some silver chain and silver findings I had on hand with a few of my own seed beads etc. to fill in complete this piece.
The bead mix Lisa sent also had several of these round bright orange beads that look good enough to eat.  I thought they went well with the decorative wooden beads that were also included, so I wired them up with copper and put them together using some beading cord and copper chain, and made a pair of earrings to match.

I hope you'll check out all of the creations made by the other My Bead Table Blog Hop participants:

My Bead Table Blog Hop

Your Host: Lisa Lodge


Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution
Ginger Bishop, lilmummy likes...
Tanya Boden, Fusion Muse
(You are Here) Lisa Boucher, Lisa’s Clay Happenings
Michelle Buettner, Mishel Designs
Eleanor Burian-Mohr, The Charmed Life
Mikala Coates, Maybe Just Perhaps
Marlene Cupo, Amazing Designs
Kathleen Douglas, Washoe Kat's
Mary Anne Klinglesmith Flesch, Hand Crafted Serenity
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Tanya Goodwin, A Work in Progress
Tina Holden, Polymer Clay Bytes!
Shelly Joyce, Au jour le jour
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Susan Lloyd, Designs by Susan
Cynthia Machata, Antiquity Travelers
Inge von Roos, Inge's Blog
Kristen Stevens, My Bead Journey
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
Sandra Wollberg, City of Brass Stories

Thank you Lisa for hosting another great hop, and for such a varied and beautiful mix to work with!


  1. What a great collection of pieces.

  2. What wonderful pieces from the mix you got from Lisa. I am patial to blue, but can't decide which bracelet is my favorite, because the orange one just grabs you. Great job on all!

  3. Your creations are beautiful, I love those lucite flowers

  4. You made some great pieces, and that lush bracelet is really speaking to me!

  5. What a fun hop! Lisa sent you some yummy beads. Everything you made is beatuiful, and the colors are amazing!

  6. Such pretty soup! really lovely the colors in that second necklace - gorgeous!

  7. I love the bright colors in the soup and you made such beautiful pieces out of them. The bracelet is my favorite with the yellows and blues, but that orange necklace is also just amazing!

  8. All of your pieces are beautiful I really like the bracelet, but that orange necklace comes in a close second.

  9. Lovely, lovely! I think the bracelet is my favorite. I love what you did with the focal in the blues.

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  11. Yay, Lisa! All three pieces are pretty. I always thought those yummy orange beads looked like candy! I like how you used them in the necklace. My favorite piece is the bracelet. The lampwork bead matches perfectly! Thanks so much for being in the hop!

  12. While I'm not usually a blue person, I LOVE that bracelet, the second piece. Gorgeous.

  13. I usually avoid yellow but that bracelet is fabulous!

  14. You seriously hit a home run with these!! I love blue too, but for some reason your orange necklace is just screaming 'beautiful' at me - maybe because it's fall and I wish I could wear this color, or possibly just because it's really awesome!!
    Love that you created - great designs all around!

  15. What beautiful pieces you created from such fun beads! I love the turquoises and blues with the yellow accents, and the orange with the wood beads looks amazing - great job!

    :) Molly

  16. Such cool designs.I see pieces I had in my bundle too and I put a couple together the say ways.So great to see minds that think alike (or beads that speak to all the same way)
    Love and hugs

  17. Thanks so much ladies for stopping by and telling me what you like about the pieces. I really enjoyed seeing what everyone else created as well. Excellent hop!

  18. I like the jewelry you made. I especially like the bracelet.

  19. OH girl!!!! I love the mix you got and at first thought I saw an "Autumn by the sea" theme but that blue and yellow bracelet is soooooooooo awesome it took that thought right out of my head!!!!!!!

  20. Your necklaces are lovely and I love your lush bracelet, such great colors together!