Saturday, July 19, 2014

Today's post is for the gemstone and metal blog hop hosted by Lisa Lodge. The gemstone I received is Picture Jasper and the metal is brass. I added very little from my own stash. Here is what I designed.

A two strand necklace, a bracelet and a pair of earrings. The drops wanted to be front and center so I made five dangles with the center one being longer. The drops are at the bottom followed by a brown glass bicone. Next I used a jasper faceted round, followed by another bicone. The top is a round brass spiral. I added the brown glass bicones from my stash to make the dangles stand out. The outside row is made with the larger Picture Jasper squares. Between the squares I used two of the brass bicones and some tiny titanium coated bronze/copper colored cubes. The Jasper squares are in sets of three with size 6 seed beads between them.There are five of the smaller Jasper squares in the center  where the dangles hang. The inner strand mimics the outer by using  the smaller Jasper squares again in sets of three with the seed beads between them. Between the sets are the same brass bicones and cubes used in the outer stands. This center of this strand has two of the larger squares flanking a brass scalloped round that I got from znetshows.com which I wire wrapped with the same brown glass bicone as the dangles. I used the rectangular brass toggle clasp to finish the necklace. The bracelet is made with the larger Jasper squares alternated with the faceted jasper rounds. There are brass bicones between each stone. I chose a Znetshows brass toggle for this piece. The earrings are made on a headpin with a titanium coated cube at the bottom. Then a faceted round Jasper and finally a round brass swirl. I hope that you like my jewelry set. Here is a link to Lisa Lodge's blog. http://www.gratefulartist.blogspot.com/ Below is a list of the participants. Please visit their blogs to see what everyone else made with the kits that they received
Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Karen Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Katrina Taylor, I Wanna Go Out
Ann Schroeder, Bead Love
Kathleen Breeding, 99 Bottles of Beads on the Wall
Terri Wlaschin, Dances in Fog
Margaret Pelech, Big Margaret
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Toltec  Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware (May be delayed a few days)
Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Robin Reed, Artistry HCBD
Laurie Vyselaar, Lefthand Jewelry
Cassi Renee Paslick, Beads: Rolling Downhill
Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons
Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things (May be delayed a few days)
Marde Lowe, FanciMarDesigns
Linda Anderson, From the Bead Board
Leithleach Alainn Seodra, Alainn Jewelry
Lisa E. Prewitt Knappenberger, LiRaysa Designs
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs

41 comments:

  1. The addition of the glass bicones to your kit goodies really looks great. I love that scalloped metal piece that is front and center in the top strand. A lovely set all around!

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  2. Thanx Ann, I am very glad that you like my designs. The scalloped metal came from znetshows.com. I am fortunate to be picked as one of their designers. They have wonderful products and are reasonably priced. You should check them out.

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  3. You created a wonderful set! I love the multi strand necklace! It's amazing to see how we can make différèrent designs with the same kind of beads.

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    1. Hi Karin, Thanx for your kind comments. One of my favorite parts of blog hops is seeing how differently we all use the same beads.

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    1. Thanx Heather, I am glad that you like my designs. I enjoyed being in this hop.

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  5. I love your pieces, the crystals really make them pop. Very pretty!

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    1. Thanx Kim, It always feels good to have other jewelry artists like my work.

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  6. I'm always fond of picture jasper, and it has some lovely healing properties. You made a bold piece with the subtle details. Nice work.

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  7. I really love how this turned out, especially the dangles.

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    1. Thanx Delores, I was not sure that I liked my idea until I added the glass bicones. I wanted to really showcase the gemstones and making the dangles put them front and center.

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  8. I love what you did with your Gemstones...I had to smile when I saw it as I know I am in good company, we both think/design alike...I enjoy seeing your pieces.

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    1. Thanx Lisa. It feels great to have other jewelry artists like my designs. I like the dangles you made in your necklace too.

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  9. Wonderful set - so beautiful.
    ~cryssT

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    1. Thanx Cryss, I appreciate your comments.

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  10. Great set, Becky! Jasper is my favorite gemstone, especially the picture jasper. Adding the brown bicones was a great idea. The dangles look great. They make a statement without overpowering the rest of the piece. Thanks for being in the hop!

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    1. Thanx Lisa, I like jasper also. I am very glad that you like my designs. I enjoyed being in your hop and I will join in more of them in the future.

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  11. Love the play of shapes in your designs.

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    1. Thanx Jo-Ann, I appreciate your comment.

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  12. Lovely design Becky!!! I love the 2 strands and the set is lovely!!! Great Job!!! Have a Blessed Day!!!

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    1. Thanx Robin, I'm very glad that you like my designs.

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  13. Becky - GORGEOUS work! SO SO pretty and I LOVE the dangles. =)

    Linda
    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
    http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

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    1. Thanx Linda, I really appreciate your high praise. It's great when other bead artists like my designs. I just did what the beads wanted.

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  14. The squares look like chocolate swirl chicklets. A sweet design.

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  15. What a clever design Becky. Like the fact that you went out of the box by creating your own dangle beads.

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    1. Thanx Crystal, I started out with a brass filigree as the focal but I really wanted to showcase the beads since this was a gemstone challenge. I appreciate your kind comments.

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  16. Your color combinations work great with the picture jasper.

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    1. Thanx Kathy, I appreciate your comments. I wanted to add more color to the design but this time I decided that monochromatic just worked.

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  17. What a beautiful set! I love the dangles on the necklace and you really made the jasper shine.

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    1. Thanx Marybeth, I am very glad that you like my designs. I don't usually do monochromatic but this time that is what the beads wanted.

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  18. Awesome pieces...I love the dangles! Great job. Thanks for sharing!

    veradesigns.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanx Veralynne,When I first looked at the five top drilled stones I knew that they would be the bottom of dangles. I am very glad that you like my designs.

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  19. Dangles are certainly popular and I love what you did with yours. Great necklace!

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    1. Thanx Shai, I appreciate your kind comments. It feels great to have other bead artists like my designs.

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  20. What a beautiful set .... love jasper and you've done such a wonderful design!

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    1. Thanx Cynthia, I value your comments.The jasper was fun to work with.

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  21. Love how you added dimension to that necklace. Brilliant execution!

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    1. Thanx I always like hearing what other bead artists think of my designs.

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