October 26, 2014

Third Annual Octoberfest Blog Hop Reveal

Today my boys baked bread using the bread machine!  I watched the last half of the Cleveland Browns game (they won!).  I had a pretty quiet day and almost forgot about the blog hop, I was so relaxed.  So I took a few minutes to make a couple of pairs of howlite skull ear rings.

The ruffled lampwork disks are from Modern Trails; however, her Etsy shop seems to have disappeared.

Click on the Octoberfest Banner to visit other participants in this wonderful fall challenge.  Thank you Toltec Jewels for hosting the challenge and hop!

October 18, 2014

8th Do Over Challenge Reveal

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Jeannie (JKD Studio), sends challenge participants a piece of her jewelry for free.  Our challenge is to repurpose the jewelry into something beautiful and amazing.  Each participant receives a bracelet or a necklace.  I asked for 2 pieces to work with.  The participants don't know what they will end up with or even if they will like what they receive. Here are the pieces I received:
One necklace made with peridot chips, silver spiral pendant, and turquoise accent beads, and one bracelet made with red rounds, crystals, and gold seed beads.
The necklace reminds me of spring, but since it is now fall, here are the beads I decided to possibly use in my design or designs.
I didn't get as much done as I had planned to, but here are my "done over" jewelry designs.


Renetha Stanziano:  Hello and thanks for stopping by my blog.  Comments are welcome, and don't forget there is more to see at each participant's blog!

Jeannie K Dukic:  Our Hostess

October 10, 2014

The Gossiping Goddess: A Very Late Bead Fest Giveaway....

The Gossiping Goddess: A Very Late Bead Fest Giveaway....:  I personally believe that it is never too late for a giveaway.  Click on the link above to see some of the most gorgeous beads and inspiration pack.