Saturday, August 2, 2014

Summer Carnival Blog Hop

Inspiration Photo for Summer Carnival Blog Hop from

Welcome to the Summer Carnival Blog Hop sponsored by Lisa Lodge!  I love the bright summery colors in the beads that I received.

Goodies sent to me by Lisa
All of the beads that I received to create with I recognized as from Znetshows.  Being one of their designers I am very familiar with their products.  I love working with their sea glass beads and crystals . One of their products that I love is their cultured glass double hole beads. They are perfect for creating bracelets.  I made a couple for this blog hop from the tangerine orange ones.

Orange and White Bracelet by Bay Moon Design
For my first orange sea glass beads bracelet I combined orange with white beads. I used some great 4 ply yellow Irish waxed linen thread with the beads.   I added a very cute orange heart dangle and some yellow and orange beads to the clasp. The bracelet has both the tribal and boho look that is so popular this summer.

Orange and turquoise sea glass bracelet by Bay Moon Design

For my second orange sea glass beads bracelet, I combined orange with turquoise beads and 4 ply turquoise Irish waxed linen thread.   I added some orange and turquoise star dangles to the clasp. 

I imagine my Summer Carnival being held by the sea so my carnival has a sailboat!  My final piece is a necklace that I made with a sailboat pendant made from layers of flecked stoneware clay by TheaElements.  The red white and blue in the sailboats is perfect with the white and blue sea glass beads. 
Sailboat necklace available for purchase from BayMoonDesign

The focal point is a beautiful handmade, artisan ceramic, sailboat pendant. This unique artisan necklace has chunky pieces of royal blue and clear white sea glass beads, powder blue gemstones, and bright red beads. Some unique, red star beads are used to highlight the sailboat. The necklace is 19 inches around and then focal hangs 2 inches.

Several features make this a unique artisan necklace. The ceramic sailboat is by the UK artist Lesley Watt of TheaElements. I made the sterling silver clasp and sterling silver connector for the sailboat focal.

I had a great time working with these summery beads.  Thank you Lisa for putting this blog hop together!  Please visit Lisa and all of the participants in this blog hop to see what everyone created.  We love to read your thoughts on our jewelry so feel free to leave comments.

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Karin Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Ann Schroeder, Bead Love
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Catherine Yvonne King, Catherine's Musings
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
 Marianne Baxter, Simply Seablime Jewelry
Carole Carlson, Bead Sophisticate
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Dolores Raml, CraftyD's Creations 
Marianne Hurley, Reads and Beads
Marci Allen Koziolek, Krafty Max Originals


  1. Oh I love the sailboat that you added to your necklace. May have to wander into you shop sometime.

  2. Lovely colors and great design choices!

  3. Love the bright bold colours in your designs, especially the addition of the turquoise.

  4. Lovely pieces! It's fun to see how others used some of the beads I got as well. I love that turquoise and orange combo. Really love your necklace with Lesley's sailboat! I had been admiring those as well.

  5. I am on a total bracelet kick and I have to say that your bracelets rock! Love the color combo of the orange and turquoise.

  6. Beautiful pieces, love how so many are using the waxed linen thread. I really love that look.

  7. Hi Kathy, The orange sea glass paired really well with the white beads in your first bracelet. Your sailboat necklace is very cool. i have been admiring Thea's new pieces. Kudos to you for making the bail and the clasp. Great job.

  8. Both of your bracelet designs are winners (I'm truly a bracelet freak!.. Love them, need them!). The orange and turquoise together..yummy! The cute sailboat is the perfect addition to your necklace!

  9. Beautiful pieces, I love how you used the orange and the double-holed beads and your necklace is a perfect tribute to summer and carnival!

  10. I love your sailboat necklace, and those bracelets are so pretty. Those 2 holed beads are great!

  11. Kathy - I had a hard time deciding which piece I like best - they are all so nice! I think the sailboat necklace is my favorite. I love Lesley's pendants. Great job - thanks for being in the hop!

  12. Wow!! Lovely work. Your sailboat necklace is so pretty and I love how you embraced the carnival theme in your bracelets.

  13. Kathy, I love your color combinations! I would never have put orange & turquoise together but it totally works :) That's my favorite with the dangles!