Saturday, April 11, 2015

Pepita's Celebrates Her Birthday with a Butterflies Blog Hop





Happy Birthday Alenka!   Alenka organized this blog hop and giveaway to celebrate her birthday.  The theme of the blog hop is butterflies.  


HOP RULES:
Every participant has to:
- create something on the theme of butterflies - it can be a piece of jewelry, an ornament or something else;
- write a blog post about the final creation and publish it on the blog hop date with the link to her blog and the list of all the participants. 

I used the beautiful butterflies that Alenka posted on her blog (Pepita) as my inspiration for some jewelry components that I made.  One of my goals this year is to create components and list them in my online shop. I am offering other designers an opportunity to purchase and create with.  This blog hop gave me the incentive to get this goal underway.



Butterfly Charm by BayMoonDesign
This first butterfly that I made is a natural brass butterfly charm that has had orange shades of patina applied to it and then sealed. Both sides has been sealed to protect the finish. This component makes a great butterfly finding to add to a project.


Green and Yellow Pendant by BayMoonDesign
This  next butterfly is a pendant that began with a 34mm natural brass circle. I embossed it with this butterfly pattern and patinated the metal. The patina metal pendant has been buffed to reveal some of the raw brass of the design. I used patinas of moss and emerald green and yellow and orange. Both sides has been sealed to protect the finish. The reverse side of this butterfly focal has the same colors and the raised parts buffed to reveal the raw brass.

Pretty Pink Butterfly Pendant by BayMoonDesign

This pink butterfly pendant is also a 34mm natural brass circle. There is one hole at the top. If you would like additional holes just convo me. I embossed it with this butterfly pattern and patinated the metal. The patina metal pendant has been buffed to reveal some of the raw brass of the design. I used patinas of pink and purple. Both sides has been sealed to protect the finish. The reverse side of this pretty pink butterfly focal has the same colors and the raised parts buffed to reveal the raw brass.
Forest Green and Orange Butterly Pendant by BayMoonDesign


This handmade butterfly pendant  is my personal favorite.  It is a 34mm natural brass circle. There is one hole at the top. I used the same process to make it. I love the patinas of dark green and forest green with orange. The contrast in colors are wonderful.



Butterfly or Geometric Finding by BayMoonDesign

Mother Nature creates lots of geometric patterns.  Most of the pendants here can also be used in a geometric jewelry design.  I think that you can see how this green and orange pendant would work in such a design.

Is there a butterfly here that captures your fancy?  I would love to see some designers use these in their creations.

Thank you Alenka for inspiring me and have a great birthday. I love how you are celebrating your birthday with this blog hop. 

 Please stop by and see what everyone made.  We love comments.


1. Alenka (Pepita) - hostess --> http://pepita-handmade.blogspot.com/
2. Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) --> http://ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.com/
6. Christine Altmiller --> http://onekisscreations.blogspot.com/
8. Dini Bruinsma --> http://angazabychanges.blogspot.com/
9. Cynthia (Antiquity Travelers) --> http://antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com/
11. sheilaposter --> http://catswithbeads.blogspot.com/
16. Ana (ACBeads) --> http://acbeads.blogspot.com/
17. Jasvanti Patel --> http://jewelrybyjasvanti.blogspot.com/
19. Nan Smith --> http://wirednan.blogspot.com/

14 comments:

  1. All creations are so feminine, delicate and elegant!

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  2. Wow Kathy!! I love all your butterfly designs. The purple one is my favorite. I'm glad Alenka had this challenge so I could learn about your beautiful products!

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  3. Love all the wonderful butterfly-inspired colors, Kathy!

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  4. These are wonderful! Your colors are so inspiring!

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  5. Hi Kathy,
    Love all of your butterflies they are all very pretty and would be a wonderful addition to a necklace or a bracelet. Best wishes with your online store.
    Therese

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  6. so fun Kathy! we've been playing around with stamping and patina too (my daughter and me) and it is so much fun! I love your designs here .... especially loving that first one!

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  7. These are great! The butterfly designs are airy, the pendants are solid and grounded. Lovely!

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  8. Love them all, beautiful designs and very artistic, I am loving that charm so much!

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  9. Kathy, you've created gorgeous components that will be great to use as focals in necklaces. The shapes and colours were perfectly chosen for each piece. My favourite is the green and yellow pendant. Good luck with your shop!

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  10. Hi Kathy,
    Thank you very much for joining me in this blog hop :-)
    Love your components, all of them, and I hope you'll see them in many different creations.
    Alenka

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  11. Gorgeous work and colours. Very beautiful ♥

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  12. I wanted to reply to your comment but when I tried it was a "no-reply", so I came back here to thank you for your comment on my butterfly necklace. The two-sided idea came about after I already started and am glad it worked out. Thanks, Kathy!

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  13. I agree with you, Kathy. The last one is my favorite too but really they are all beautiful. Nice work with the butterflies!

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