zondag 24 augustus 2014

Twice as nice, Holiday / Christmas in July…
14th Non Blogger -Blogger Design Challenge

 l Iearned a lot during these last 2 Challenges, organized by Rita / Toltec School of Jewelry. 
I have seen ( a for me) totally new kind of Chicklet. And now I’m  celebrating
Holiday I
n July  
in The Netherlands,  for the very first time J
  After searching on Google what
it means, it’s clear to me!
It was fun designing and creating my ‘X-mas’ pieces, at 20 something degrees Celsius! 
I choose the ‘Sparkling Holiday’ Theme, I love crystals  silver and
freshwater pearls
☼. And teal -ish and blue-ish colors too.

My first piece is a pair of earrings,
made with facetted rock crystal and a few Jade hand cut leaves.
The ear hook is made of Sterling Silver. Very wearable, the whole year round
The second piece is a bracelet – yes, there is almost always a bracelet present in
my challenges!!! – I used Shell pearls, freshwater pearls, facetted Aquamarine,
Angel Stone, Moon Stone & Opalite ……
The center piece is a ceramic button, made by Birgitta Lejonklou. She became
a very good FB Friend since the 7th Bead Soup Café Party last year,
and let me tell you, we chat a lot!
Last but not least, my third piece, it’s a ring topper on a sterling Silver ring.
The ring has a screw on it, inside the topper is a bold.  I made  it with Moretti soft glass,
some silver glass and decorated the topper with murini and a big swirl!  I’m having my X-mas party on the beach!
Three!!! pieces this time, made in 1 theme. A great Challenge!
Thanx for hosting this one Rita, and see you on FB and...
in the upcoming Challenges next month.


Wow, and I won2 prizes!!! Lucky me!
Here's the link  if you like to read about it

and see the beautiful pieces of the other participants!

Here is the list with the names of all participants on FB or on the www.
  1. Toltec Jewels - http://www.jewelschoolfriends.com/   Our hostess...
  2. Renetha Stanziano - www.lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com
  3. Dini Bruinsma -  http://angazabychanges.blogspot.nl ♥ you are here...
  4. Tammy Adamshttp://www.paisleylizard.com/blog.html
  5. Blanca Medina - http://www.peru-medesigns.com
  6. Chris Eisenberg - www.wanderware.blogspot.com
  7. Krafty Max - http://kraftymax.blogspot.com
  8. Robin Kae Reed www.willowdragon.blogspot.com
  9. Kathy Lindemer  - http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.nl/
  10. Marde Lowe - www.fancimardesigns.blogspot.com
  11. Andrea Glick - http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/
  12. Lee Koopman  http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com/
  13. Natalie Davidsonhttp://www.northshoredays.com/
  14. Lili Kristhttp://pcbylik.blogspot.com/
  15. Lori Anderson -   http://www.prettythingsblog.com/
  16. Tami Norris
  17. Klaudete Koon
  18. Ginger Hammond www.facebook.com/lynnleighdesigns
  19. Kathleen A Breeding http://99bobotw.blogspot.com/
  20. Veralynne Malone www.veradesigns.blogspot.com
  21. Shalini Austinhttp://jewellerybyshalini.co.uk
  22. Gloria Allen Designs - http://wingsandbeads.blogspot.nl/
  23. Sheila Prose - http://catswithbeads.blogspot.com
  24. Cheri Reed

zondag 3 augustus 2014

Choosy Chicks Choose Chicklets Design Challenge!

 Another great blog hop hosted by our sweet hostess Rita – Toltec Jewels. She
always surprises us with what she’s  coming up with… 
This time she sends us, as a gift, a tiny little bead, made by Sue Beads.
A chicklet. That’s what we are going to create with J

 When I read the title of the hop, I have no clue what a chicklet exactly is…
I remember some  kind of chewing gum when I was a child, and that's it.
 My dictionary
 Yess, that helps a bit! At least nr. 1.

‘We’ are free to buy some additional chicklet beads, and that’s what I did!
They are so sweet!  I did that before seeing ‘my’ chicklet.
When it arrived I found  a chocolate brown beauty.  
Luckily I choose light blue, banana and a gun metal coloured beady… 
That made it easy for me, brown and blue, a classy combination. I love that.
Fond of making bracelets as I am, yes... that’s what I designed.
I added some agate beads, montana rock crystal, some pewter rings and
aquamarine facetted beads.  And… I made 2 glass beads, the roses.
With the same glass as the 1 black /greyish bead I bought.
Some jasper butterflies are added because it’s...

There were 2 chicklets left, the banana coloured sweeties.
A nice colour for some earrings. There’s a touch of grey  in them.
So I added some hematite cubes and jet black crystal beads and gilded bead
caps for the sparkly part. The earrings are made of sterling silver.
Rita, I hope I did give your chicklet a good home!
It has found some chicklet brothers and sisters in that far away new adopted country!
Thank you so much for organizing the hop.

Have fun hopping and admiring the creations and stories of the other participants:

Guest of Honor & Featured Artist:  Susan Kennedy
Sue Kennedy's blogs:                              SueBeads...A Beady Girl's
                                                               Art Jewelry Elements
Sue Kennedy's website                            SueBeads
SueBeads Art Beads                                SueBeads
 Toltec Jewels                                           http://www.JewelSchoolFriends.com

Linda Anderson                                       http://fromthebeadboard.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Reno                                           http://jenrenjewelry.blogspot.com/
Shirley Moore                                          http://beadsandbread.blogspot.com/
Kristen Stevens                                        http://kristen-beadjourney.blogspot.com
Marybeth Rich                                         http://forestofjewels.blogspot.com
Jael Thorp                                                http://jaelsjewels.blogspot.com/
Melissa Trudinger                                     http://Beadrecipes.wordpress.com
Andrea Glick                                            http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/
Nan Smith                                                http://wirednan.blogspot.com
Blanca Medina                                         www.peru-medesigns.com
Shai Williams                                            http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com
Carolyn Lawson                                       http://Carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com
Rana Wilson                                             http://Ranaleadesigns.blogspot.com
Robin Reed                                              http://willowdragon.blogspot.com
Robin Showstack                                     http://heartsdesiresjewelryforyou.blogspot.com/
Sheila Prosterman                                     http://catswithbeads.blogspot.com
Karla Morgan                                          http://Texaspepperjams.blogspot.com
Kari Asbury                                             http://hippiechickdesign.blogspot.com
Kelly Rodgers                                          https://www.facebook.com/BeadinBlackBlue
Jayne Capps                                            https://mamasgottodoodle.blogspot.com/
Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi                    https://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com/
Heather Richter                                       http://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com
Chris Eisenberg                                       www.wanderware.blogspot.com
Kathleen Breeding                               http://www.zibbet.com/99BottlesofBeadsontheWall
Linda Landig                                           http://lindalandig.wordpress.com
Crystal Thain                                           http://beaddragons.blogspot.com/
Cheri Reed                                              http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com
Heather d-Entremont                               http://frugalmadougall.wordpress.com/
Dini Bruinsma                                          ** http://angazabychanges.blogspot.com **
Lori Schneider                                         http://www.beadaddicted.blogspot.com/
Tammy Adams                                        http://www.paisleylizard.com/blog.html
Melinda Orr                                            http://bandanagirl.indiemade.com/blog
Lennis Carrier                                         http://windbent.wordpress.com/
Cynthia Machata                                     http://antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com
Elizabeth Hodges                                    http://thewhisperingseas.blogspot.com
Debbie Rasmussen                                  http://kepirasmussen.blogspot.com/
Tanya McGuire                                       http://tanyamcguire.blogspot.com/
Charlie Jacka                                          http://clay-space.com/blog/
Ev Shelby                                               http://raindropcreationsbyevelyn.blogspot.com/
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson                        http://sharylsjewelry.blogspot.com/
Jasvanti Patel                                        http://jewelrybyjasvanti.blogspot.com