Friday, December 6, 2013

I Love Clay 2013 Blog Hop and 2014 Heart Ball

Ceramic Pendant  is by Southern Gal Designs

I received the aqua heart from Lisa Lodge for the "I Love Clay Blog Hop".  I have to admit that I spent more time thinking about what I wanted to do with this pendant than I did making the necklace.  I really struggled with the color and the placement of the holes.  I have a lot of blue beads because I seldom use them so I had a wide variety to select from to create a necklace.  It really wasn't until I read a blog that had a color palette with this shade of aqua that I started thinking about combining the aqua with dark blue pearls.
BayMoonDesign Heart Necklace
 I then decided to use some seed beads that had blue and green in them to create a connection with beading wire and a crimp bead from the holes of the focal heart to back to the beading wire.  I also used these seed beads on either side of the silver beads to add sparkle and pull the colors together.

At the same time I was working on this piece I was asked to donate a handmade item to the 2014 Heart Ball will be held at the Chase Riverfront Center, Wilmington, Delaware, on Saturday March 1st for the Live and Silent auctions. I decided this necklace would be perfect for this American Heart Association event. What do you think?

Thank you Lisa for sending me this focal and organizing this blog hop. Please visit Lisa and the other participants. We love it when you leave a comment!

Hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyns Creations
Bonnie Coursolle, Jasper's Gems
Dolores Raml, Crafty D's Creations
Therese Frank, Therese's Treasures
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Mowse Doyle, Mowse Made This
Karin Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Kelli Nelson, Zenith Jade Creations
Ann Schroeder, Bead Love
Jasvanti Patel, Jewelry by Jasvanti
Candida Castleberry, Sugar Spun Beadworks
Robin Reed, Artistry HCBD
Katrina Taylor, I Wanna Go Out

I am participating in the First Friday Art Walk Weekend. This Fri. Dec. 6 thru Sun. Dec.8 I am offering free US shipping for orders of $20 or more for First Friday Art Walk Weekend with code FREE US.

Free gift wrapping and handmade gift tags on all purchases from now thru Dec. 24. Happy Holiday shopping!


  1. I love the combination of the aqua and the darker color blue. And the links with the seed beads are so clever. Love the necklace.

  2. This is a really beautiful necklace, such fresh colors! And perfect for the American Heart Association.

  3. Beautiful - love those colors together! and it's such a cheerful design :) that will be so fun in the spring!

  4. Beautiful necklace Kathy, I love the combination of the aqua and blue they compliment each other well. Good luck with the 2014 Heart Ball.

  5. Beautiful! And what a wonderful donation for the heart association event. Perfect.

  6. Wow...what a great way to make the most of the challenge. Your colour palette is very beautiful.

  7. I think you picked the perfect shade of blue to work with that green! Beautiful work :)

  8. Love your necklace, great combination of colors.

  9. Absolutely fantastic!!
    I love the colors.

  10. Very pretty necklace, Kathy. I love the color combination, and the fact that it is going to such a good cause! Great job! Thanks for being in the hop.

  11. Love your combination of colors. Your necklace is great.

  12. Your necklace is beautiful - love the colors and the seed beads are a great idea!
    I love that your donating your necklace to such a wonderful cause!

  13. I would have lost my mind hanging that heart. Great idea!