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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|
|Orange and White Bracelet by Bay Moon Design|
|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
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Ann Schroeder, Bead Love
Kathleen Breeding, 99 Bottles of Beads on the Wall
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
Dee Alcalde, Agape Creations Jewelry
Marianne Baxter, Simply Seablime Jewelry
Carole Carlson, Bead Sophisticate
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Kathleen Breeding, 99 Bottles of Beads on the WallMarci Allen Koziolek, Krafty Max Originals