Friday, November 15, 2013

Nov. 16 lampwork

Lampwork in the center of this purple and gold necklace draws attention to Sharyl's Jewelry focal
This blog hop showcases lampwork beads by artisans.  Lisa Lodge organized it and sent everyone different lampwork beads to use.  For this blog I received 3 different sized, smooth, round purple ceramics by Shazzazz and a pair of purple floral ceramics by Suebeads.

I used 2 of the smooth,  round purple ceramics to suspend focals in the necklace above and below.  The purple and gold necklace above has a handmade brass artisan focal suspended from one of the smooth, purple lampwork beads. The purple lampwork is surrounded by lovely pieces of citrine.

Owl Necklace by Bay Moon Design $39
The second of the three smooth, round lampwork beads is used to suspend the owl focal.  I use large and very cute handmade ceramic owl by blueberribeads as a focal.

The last of the smooth, purple focals is found in a cuff bracelet that features a bracelet bar by Humblebeads.  The purple beads is on the right of the bracelet bar and is the same color of purple as in the polymer clay.

Purple Firefly Bracelet is available for $35.

I also got a pair of beautiful, matching purple floral ceramics by Suebeads .  I think they are perfect for earrings.  These  purple floral earrings have over a dozen petite cream colored pearls. The artisan ceramics have cream colored swirls or floral design on them.

Purple Floral  Earrings are available for purchase
Thank you Lisa for the beautiful ceramics and organizing this blog hop.  I was able to create some unique pieces with them.  Please visit all of the participants to see what they created.

Hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Laurie Vyselaar, Lefthand Jewelry
Annette Rivers, MamaOwl's Mess
Shaiha Williams,   Shaiha's Ramblings
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Lori Jean Poppe, Lorillijean Creative Corner
Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life
Leah Mifflin Tees, My Beady Little Eyes
Terri Wlaschin, Dances in Fog
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson, Sharyl's Jewelry
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Linda Aspenson Bergstrom, TBD
Toltec  Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Judy Turner, Silver Rains
Gloria Allen, Gloria Allen Designs
Kathleen Douglas, Washoe Kat's
Connie Tipton, TBD
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Andrea Glick-Zenith, ZenithJade Creations
Michele Dotson, Star Jewels
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Jennifer Clifford, TBD
Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyns Creations
Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread
Bonnie Coursolle, Jasper's Gems
Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles
To thank you for visiting everyone, I am offering  a special in my Etsy shop for the month of November--Free U.S. Shipping on all orders of $20 or more with coupon FREEUS in November !
Happy Holiday shopping!


  1. What beautiful jewelry, Kathy! I love how several of these are just "dripping" with pearls! Each piece is unique and wonderful in it's own way. (What a nice surprise to see one of my metal components in one of your lovely designs too! Thank you so much!) ~Sharyl

  2. Wow! You always create the most unique and pretty designs, Kathy! I think the purple necklace with Sharyl's pretty focal is my favorite. I also like the way you paired the cream pearls with the Sue Bead lampwork. Thanks again for being a participant!

  3. Wow, a great variety of creations. Owl necklace is my fav.

  4. Love the pieces you made with that beautiful collection of ceramics and lampwork. I especially like the necklace with the purple triangle pendant.

  5. Holy Moly, what a pile of beauty! I can't even pick a fave, they are all gorgeous. Although the first necklace is really speaking to me....:)

  6. Wow...those are awesome...I really like the first one. But then I am partial to purple. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I'm loving the firefly bracelet. Beadutiful!

  8. Wow! you certainly got a lot of lovely mileage out of your beads. I like all the designs but my fave is the bracelet with the Humblebeads dragonfly

  9. Wow! You've been so creative! It's really hard to choose a favorite but I think mine is the beautiful dainty earrings!

  10. What great pieces. I especially like your bracelet and earrings. Very pretty use of all your beads.

  11. So many lovely pieces. I especially love the earrings. They would be great for a bride to be.

  12. Love them all. Can't pick a favorite.