Saturday, March 9, 2013

Sea and Sand Reveal Gets Us Thinking Summer!

Ingredients for Sea and Sand Blog
Welcome to Lisa Lodge's Sand and Sea Blog Hop!  Each participant received either a "sand" kit of tans, creams, orange, and brown tones or a "sea" kit of blues, greens, and purple tones,  Lisa sent me some beautiful ingredients in the "sea" tones.  I love the blue green sari ribbon as well as the other beads.  I used most of them in creating 2 necklaces as well as a few pieces of my own sea glass.  I have a nice stash of sea glass from the Isla de Mujeres, Mexico.  I spent a Christmas vacation there a few years back and everyday I devoted some time to picking up the sea glass, rinsing the sand off of it and drying it for the flight home. Wire wrapping this glass brought back fond memories of this beautiful little island.

Sea Glass on the white sand of Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Coastline of Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Sea Glass Necklace in Blues and Purples is for sale in my Etsy Store

This is a unique necklace that combines white sea glass that has been wire wrapped with blue, purple, and brown beads. The necklace has 4 pieces of white sea glass and the large brown focal from Lisa. The sea glass is meticulously wire wrapped with a pearl added to each piece of sea glass. The necklace is 20 inches (50.8 cm) around. It is held together with a bronze clasp shaped like a leaf. Blue and purple crystal beads are added to the design.

Sea Glass Necklace in Blue and Green is for sale in my Etsy Store
This is a unique necklace that combines white and mint sea glass that has been wire wrapped with blue green beads. The necklace has 2 pieces of mint colored sea glass and 1 large white piece of sea glass. Each is meticulously wire wrapped. The necklace is 24 inches (61 cm) around. It is held together with a simple bronze clasp. Blue and green beads are added to the design. The  green Sari ribbon with shades of blue from Lisa is braided and attached to the clasp. 

A big thanks to Lisa Lodge for creating this fun hop.  Please visit the other participants of this blog hop and leave nice comments.


Eleanor Burian-Mohr, The Charmed Life
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Tanya Goodwin, A Work in Progress
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design  (you are here)
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson, Sharyl's Jewelry
Marla Gibson, Spice Box Designs
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Dot Lewallen, Speedie Beadie
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs

Jami Shipp, Celebrating Life
Christie Murrow, Chris Designs
Monique Urquhart, A Half Baked Notion
Gloria Allen,   Gloria Allen Designs
Cindy Anderson Wilson,  It's My Sea of Dreams
Suzi Campbell, Suzi Campbell Creations
Shaiha Williams,   Shaiha's Ramblings
Annette Rivers, MamaOwl's Mess
 Visit my blog next week to see if a meet the AJE Earring Challenge.


  1. Love what you did with your "sea" color beads! Both necklaces have wonderfully creative designs and seem reminiscent of the beach!

  2. Kathy, I love that you used your own sea glass from a memorable trip, added it to Lisa's treasures, and created such powerful and personally meaningful designs. Your pics of Isla Mujeres have me drooling, girl!

  3. I am in love with your first piece.. I so want to go back to Mexico. Thanks for sharing your memories with us.

  4. Especially love the silk ribbon necklace, you did a wonderful job with your kit!

  5. I really like what you did with the sea glass. Very cool!

  6. I love how you wrapped the sea glass. It looks so cool. Both of those are beautiful.

  7. Beautiful designs. I love the sea glass wrapped necklace.

  8. Kathy - I love both necklaces, but I especially love the blue and green one! Your wire wrapping is really cool. I like how you added your sea glass to them to give them a personal touch. Thanks for being in the hop!

  9. I love the look of the wrapped glass. Just perfect with the theme.

  10. beautiful design - love your sea glass wire wraps!

  11. What a lovely challenge! Gorgeous jewelry.

    ♥ aquariann
    Featured Photo: Mosaic Skull Mirror

  12. Your necklaces are beautiful, and I love how you used your own sea glass to enhance the soup that Lisa sent you!