Saturday, February 27, 2016

Here is the kit that I received from Lisa Lodge of http://www.gratefulartist.blogspot.com/
for today's blog hop. The theme is "I wish it were summer." Aren't the colors yummy? The aqua family is my favorite color to work with. One of the best parts of summer for me is the water. I really enjoy swimming so that is what I used as my inspiration for the first two necklaces that I made.
I used the sea glass barrels, discs, rounds, and fish to look like water. I also used the seahorse and teal glass discs from the kit. I added the pendant, small glass discs, and bead capped pearls from my stash. I like chain at the back of a necklace because it make the necklace lighter to wear and there is nothing poking the back of my neck, so that is how I finished my necklace. I used the two kinds of discs and the sea shells for earrings. I embellished the shells with nail polish and I am very pleased with how they turned out.
The second necklace I called Sea and Sand. The lampworked focal reminds me of the shore. I used two of the lovely crystal rondelles from the kit and two small tan fire polished beads to complete the focal. The gold wire attaches it to a sea glass barrel. Two of the teal glass discs flank the barrel. I had some aqua and white striped small nuggets that looked like water to me and I spaced them apart with tan seed beads. The turquoise bay sea glass teardrops and aqua discs are from the kit. A simple gold toggle clasp is my closure. I have a third necklace almost done that uses the orange stone beads from the kit if you come back this afternoon I will have it posted. Thank you Lisa for another fun challenge. To see what everyone else made click on Lisa's link at the beginning of my post.


12 comments:

  1. Love your cool water designs! That focal on the second necklace is perfect with those beads.

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    1. Thanx Beti, I am glad that you like my designs. I have had that focal for a long time but it just seemed to fit the wishing for summer theme.

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  2. Lovely pieces, They are so summery. Perfect for this hop!

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    1. Thanx Kim, Yes this time of year we are looking forward to summer. I appreciate your comments.

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  3. Lovely pieces. I especially like the little touch with the seahorse.

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    1. Thanx Sandra, I am glad that you like my designs.

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  4. Becky they are stunning!!! I love the lampwork bead on the second one, especially!!

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    1. Thanx Rosee, To have my work called stunning by another bead artist warms my heart.

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  5. Great designs! I really love how you added the extra touch of painting the shells for the earrings...they look fantastic!

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    1. Thanx Kari, I am pleased that you like my designs. I like the earrings too. The extra touches is what makes our jewelry unique besides being fun to do.

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  6. Just love both necklaces! That focal on the second is perfect and the earrings on the first set adds that special touch.

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    1. Thanx Shai, I value your comments. Having another bead designer like my work means a lot to me.

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