Saturday, June 15, 2013

What do you love about SUMMER?

Summer Blog Hop is Sponsored by Toltec Jewels

What do you love about an element of summer? The  Summer Elements Blog Hop is devoted to that question! The members of the blog hop share and celebrates an element of summer.  It may be gardening advice, a quilt with a fireworks motif, a sand & sea necklace, your favorite apple pie recipe for the 4th of July, a waterfall design, diving photography, or a tutorial for creating bath salts or potpourri from the garden!

To celebrate my favorite season,  I put together a digital magazine which features my jewelry that I made especially with summer in mind.  My very favorite summer necklace is on the front cover.  I love it because it reminds me of the ocean.  I love swimming, snorkeling, boating, sunning.  All activities that center around the water.  In this magazine I  have included of my favorite coastal spots, some summer quotes and a fun poem by a favorite author.  Special foods are also part of my summer so you will find some luscious recipes.  This issue is about what inspires my summer creations. I hope you enjoy my digital magazine.  Thank you for looking through my digital magazine.   Please visit all of The Summer Elements Blog Hop Participants

A special thanks goes to Toltec Jewels for organizing this blog hop.


  1. What a creative way to feature your jewelry and those recipes look scrumtious.

  2. What a great idea... I really love the necklace with the sun pendant. Have a great summer.

  3. I don't usually put sour cream in my key lime pie so I'm going to have to try it.

  4. Your blog is so cool. Thank you for the recipes. All of your jewelry is lovely, I can't choose one.

  5. This book really makes me smile :-):-) thanx for the beautiful♥ impression and recipes!

  6. Kathy, I'm so blown away! What a fantastic idea! A magazine featuring your jewelry! I'm so honored you've shared your creation with our hop today, and enjoyed reading "Inspired By Nature" -- the recipes, the jewelry, the poetry is wonderful.

    I studied and later taught Gandhi years ago when I was still teaching. Reading your magazine quote Mahatma Gandhi, "When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator" has brought so many good memories and inspires me.

    I love your paisley necklace -- the colors are rich and wonderful, yet tranquil and harmonious. And your white and blue nautical earrings with ceramics by Suburban Girl Studio are so cute! Finally, my favorite: your sun necklace!!

    I remember you said you were going to create a necklace with the beadfreaky ceramic sun you won from our Octoberfest blog hop -- you said you had beautiful silk for it -- I hadn't seen it yet, and wow, it is gorgeous! I love it! It's a beautiful, warm and soft design. My favorite of your summer jewelry collection.

    Again, I'm just delighted! I LOVE your idea of a magazine and a new issue each season! Brilliant and fun!


  7. Very interesting and fantastic idea. Have a wonderful summer.

  8. Great little magazine, what a clever idea!

  9. Wonderful job with the magazine. I loved the oyster poem!

  10. Oh how cool! And what a great idea to use a glossi! :)

    Love your jewelry, love the magazine!


  11. That's amazing! What a beautiful magazine. Beautiful pictures, beautiful recipes, beautiful jewellery and I loved the little "Do Oysters Sneeze" poem. Tickled me no end. What a perfect summer element.

  12. This is too cool. What a great idea and what a wonderful way to display and honor your work. Beautiful jewelry designs.