|Seasons Blog Goodies sent to me by Lisa Lodge|
I knew before I saw my beads that my favorite season is summer. I have a number of reasons why I love summer. I love water activities like swimming and boating. I look forward to celebrating summer holidays with family. Grilled food and fruit deserts are among my favorites. I love growing fresh vegetables to eat and flowers to pick. My list goes on!
|Pastel Floral Necklace Available in Bay Moon Design Shop|
This unique pastel flower necklace has pastel shades of pink, green, and yellow. The flower is an artisan glass piece in yellow and pink. The round beads are quartz. I used lots of the green seed beads in the mix to separate the quartz. The toggle is a pink quartz. This pastel floral necklace is inspired by beautiful summer flowers.
|Pearl Necklace with Birds and Flowers|
This pearl necklace with birds and flowers is made up of pale lavender and pink pearls and floral and bird charms. This necklace has lots of interesting details. There is a sterling silver bird charm by Nina Designs suspended from a silver branch with a pale lavender flower with a swarovski crystal and another cluster of silver flowers from Lisa's beads.
Nature is the inspiration of this necklace. The necklace started with the silver branch. I then found the sterling silver bird charm. Lisa's silver flowers were the final addition to the focal. I located a butterfly clasp that continues the nature motif. I dug into my pearl collection for small, pale pearls to work with. All of the components of the necklace took me two years to collect. There is sometimes what I think of as a zen to a necklace. The pieces just come together over time!
Green Necklace with Blue Highlights and Copper Accents
The blue wavy lines on the focal remind me of the waves in a stormy sea. The ceramic focal is attached to the first strand with some tiny ancient copper beads and one adventurine triangle shaped bead Lisa sent me. The first strand has large green triangle shaped beads. The dark green round glass beads, blue Swarovski crystals, and clear round crystals are from Lisa. I added some tiny antique copper beads. I used Lisa's pale blue and clear crystals to give the necklace some more colors of a sea. The second strand has blue green chrysocolla turquoise ovals and more antique copperbeads. Both strands come together and join to a chain. This necklace is inspired by the summer sea.
I still have lots of beads left to use in the future. Thank you Lisa for such this wonderful collection to work with. Visit Lisa and the other participants listed for a real treat.
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
Toltec Jewels, Toltec Jewels for Jewel School Friends
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
Tara Plote, The Newbie Beader's Blog
Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Miranda Ackerley, Daze and Days