July 30, 2013

Me, A Nina Designs Blog Partner!

Last month I received notification that I was chosen to be Nina Designs blog partner! What does that entail? Well DeAnna Srock sent me a goodie bag of components from Nina Designs, and I am tasked with making whatever I want with them and then blogging about what I make. How cool is that?

First, I made earrings....
Natural bronze, hammer finished earring hooks, Nina Designs
Lampwork beads by Carolyn Harman, MVLBA

Made with the bronze abstract links, Nina Designs
Lampwork beads by Carolyn Harmon, MVLBA
Then I wanted to make necklaces with the pendants, but I will have to post them later this week.
Don't forget to stop by the Nina Designs Blog to see what the other blog partners designed with their bag of goodies!

Items that arrived in the goodie bag from Nina Designs:

UL733- http://www.ninadesigns.com/bali_bead_shop/wide_deer_hide_leather_cord_wine/ul733/details

VNA1098- http://www.ninadesigns.com/bali_bead_shop/large_natural_bronze_bird_festoon_pendant/vna1098/details

VNS2546- http://www.ninadesigns.com/bali_bead_shop/natural_bronze_extra-extra_large_link/vns2546/details


VNA1049- http://www.ninadesigns.com/bali_bead_shop/small_natural_bronze_abstract_link/vna1049/details


UVC3- http://www.ninadesigns.com/bali_bead_shop/medium_natural_bronze_infinity_lobster_clasp/uvc3/details

Disclaimer: The materials above were provided as part of the Nina Designs blogging program. The author of this blog has not received any payment from above-mentioned company. The post above represents only personal opinion of the blog author.

July 5, 2013

Seasons Blog Hop Reveal!

Lisa Lodge of A Grateful Artist Blog has hosted many blog hops.  I was lucky enough to get in at the last minute to sign up for the Season’s Blog Hop.    Each participant ordered kits that were put together by Lisa.  The kits are all different and the rules are to make something with the beads and findings you receive.  My kit was all pinks and greens which reminded me of spring and flowers.  

I made a necklace and earrings.  I made a two-sided pendant, but realized I could only photo one side because the bird pendant only had one side.  My apologies for the delay in posting, but sometimes family life takes up more of my time than beading (and I wouldn't have it any other way!)

Love Birds......

Before I sign off, please visit the other pages for more wonderful designs.  Thank you Lisa for hosting the Season's Blog Hop as well as the Giveaway!

Of course there is a giveaway!  Just leave one comment the Grateful Artist Blog  (by midnight EST on July 13th, 2013) to be entered. US/Canada only, please. What is the prize? Visit Lisa's blog to find out.!

Now, please check out all of the jewelry awesomeness created by the participants:

Your Hostess: Lisa Lodge, Grateful Artist 
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design

Cassi Paslick, Beads: Rolling Downhill

Stephanie Sanner Haussler, PixyBug Designs

Leah Mifflin Tees, My Beady Little Eyes

Karin Slaton, BackStory Beads

Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution

Lori Jean Poppe, Lorillijean Creative Corner

Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams

Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design

Eleanor Burian-Mohr, The Charmed Life

Alicia Marinache,  All the Pretty Things

Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera

Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz

Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs

Lennis Carrier, Windbent

Erin Kenny, Beadifultherapy

Tanya Goodwin, A Work in Progress

Cilla Watkins, Tell Your Girlfriends

Renetha Williams Stanziano, Lamplight Crafts

Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry

Sierra Barrett, Giraffe Can Has

Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes

Shirley Jones Moore, Beads and Bread

Dawn Horner, Northern Adornments

Charlene Bausinger Jacka, Clay Space

Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks

Miranda Ackerley, Daze and Days