Saturday, November 16, 2013

Lisa Lodge's "Lampwork and Clay Blog Hop 2013" - Reveal

Lisa Lodge, of  the blog, "A Grateful Artist" and store, Pine Ridge Treasures, has organized yet another amazing blog hop for jewelry designers.  This one is the "Lampwork & Clay Blog Hop," and since I love both, I couldn't resist taking part!  

Lampwork & Clay Blog Hop Participant

We got to choose our preference for a kit,  lampwork or clay.   That's pretty much a tie for me, but I selected clay this time! 

And in the kit I purchased, I received lovely pieces made by some of the best clay artists I know!   (Did I think to take a "before" photo?  Of course not!)  But there were six round beads in stone colors with hues of earthy green, pale blue, and tan made by Gaea and a mint-green leaf pendant by Marla James (Marla's Mud).

The rest of the beads were to be from our own collection, not things we went out and purchased, but that we already had.   No worries, these are my favorite colors, so I was ready to get started!

This photo highlights those gorgeous Gaea beads--all in stone-like colors!

You can see some of what I added too, various glass and stone beads the color of turquoise and a few Czech glass in brown with a sparkly finish.  There are also sterling silver accent beads and a sterling silver bail.  

Farther up the neck, are pale blue glass seed beads and Czech glass beads, then finally, hand-dyed silk ribbon in darker green, blue, and a bit of tan.  There is a slider bead in back to keep the ribbon in place and enough ribbon length to tie a bow for a nice, soft finish.

Back to the front for the focal,...

Along with the lovely, intricate mint-green ceramic leaf, I added a mood bead that seemed just the right size, design, and colors and repeated the tan Czech beads.  

My sincere thanks to Lisa for hosting this event, to the artists whose beads I had the honor of working with, and to all the other participants!   

I hope you'll hop around and see what they created too!  The list with links follows!  ~Sharyl

Hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist

Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Laurie Vyselaar, Lefthand Jewelry
Annette Rivers, MamaOwl's Mess

Shaiha Williams,   Shaiha's Ramblings
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Lori Jean Poppe, Lorillijean Creative Corner

Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life
Leah Mifflin Tees, My Beady Little Eyes
Terri Wlaschin, Dances in Fog
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson, Sharyl's Jewelry          <== You are here!
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Linda Aspenson Bergstrom, TBD

Toltec  Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Judy Turner, Silver Rains
Gloria Allen, Gloria Allen Designs
Kathleen Douglas, Washoe Kat's
Connie Tipton, TBD
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry

Andrea Glick-Zenith, ZenithJade Creations
Michele Dotson, Star Jewels
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Jennifer Clifford, TBD
Kathleen Breeding, 99 Bottles of Beads on the Wall

Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyns Creations
Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread
Bonnie Coursolle, Jasper's Gems
Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles (reveal will be delayed a few days)


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Loretta said...

Lovely necklace. Great job of designing with those fun beads.

Unknown said...

Oh heavens woman! What a gorgeous necklace! I adore the soft color palette, and your design is perfect in showing off Marla's lovely leaf. You're right, the mood bead really sets it off. A serious winner!!!

Sharyl said...

Thank you, kind folks! Nice way to begin my morning! :-)

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

I second what Shirley said! Gorgeous! My favorite colors, blended "just right" and making a delicious jewelry confection. This would be a delight to wear. Wonderful! Thanks for being in the hop!

Sharyl said...

Thank YOU, for the inspiration, Lisa, and for hosting such a successful blog hop once again! This takes real skill to pull off well!

Empty nester at last said...

Wonderful piece...I too like how the colors blend so well....Thanks for posting.

Cornerstoregoddess said...

Pretty! Love the colors. And you did a great job photographing. Necklaces are always a challenge!

baymoondesign said...

Lovely necklace! I really like the colors.

kmorgan said...

Outstanding & so beautiful! A definite winner in my book!

KayzKreationz said...

What pretty beads. And what a lovely necklace you created. I love the femineness of it and the ribbon at the back. Very nice.

Baking Beads in the Keys said...

I love the color combinations and the design decision to make the pendant extra long.

Natalie -- NKP Designs said...

Super pretty -- I love those colors too! Nice!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Love the color palette!

Angi Mullis

Unknown said...

What a great necklace to wear for spring 2014. Perfect color combinations.

Judith Billig (Icarus Beads) said...

Gorgeous necklace, Sharyl.
I just love the combination of olive and seafoam/aqua. One of my favorites!
And (if you saw my beads, you know that), I love love love beach glass.
Great work :)

Gail R. Tran said...

I couldn't agree more with all the other comments here. That is really one lovely necklace! i love the colors, i love the designs and each and every single material used is just lovely as well. That one is really nice. I am really impressed.