Saturday, February 7, 2015

Checkerboard Blog Hop

Red, black and white beads for Checkerboard Blog Hop

 Welcome to the  “Checkerboard” Blog Hop sponsored by Lisa Lodge.  The participants had a choice of  “pearl” kits containing a mixture of glass pearls and cultured seaglass, or the “crystal” kits.  The "crystal kits"  contained a mixture of Tiaria crystal and cultured seaglass.  I opted for the crystal kit. Since this is a checkerboard blog hop, it only makes sense that the color theme is red, black, and white.
Long Red Geometric Necklace by BayMoonDesign

This long red geometric necklace was made with Valentine's Day in mind.  The cultured seaglass black triangle pendant is suspended from a lightweight but strong gunmetal chain.   I added some round, red cultured seaglass to the triangle to give this long red necklace a modern look. I also used a handmade sterling silver clasp that I made.  The gunmetal chain necklace is 24inches around. The pendant hangs 3.5 inches below.  It literally flew out of my online store!  Always a good thing!

Red Choker Necklace available for Purchase at BayMoonDesign

I also made this  red choker necklace to wear with the long necklace to create the popular layered look.  It is made with clear crystals, black crystals, red cultured seaglass beads and silver beads. It has a hand forged sterling silver clasp. The black necklace is 18 inches.
The shorter necklace is available for purchase in my online store.

A photo of the 2 necklaces layered together.

Matching black cultured seaglass geometric earrings are available for purchase

I made these black and silver earrings earrings to match the necklace and bracelet.  The geometric black cultured seaglass beads are paired with interesting looking pewter bead with lots of texture. I made the sterling silver ear wires so that their size would accent the geometric dangles and pewter beads. These are fun earrings that are about 2 inches long.  Again the earrings are perfect for that little black dress.

Geometric Bracelet by BayMoonDesign

This is the  black crystal bracelet I made to match the necklace set.  The crystal bracelet is made with a geometric black cultured sea glass bead in the center, black crystals, and clear crystals.  This geometric bracelet is a perfect to wear with that little black dress as well as a casual event. 

In fact I like to wear all of my jewelry before putting it in my online store.  My jewelry has to pass my wearing test for comfort and durability.  I wore this bracelet when my husband took me to Cirque du Soleil in Miami for my birthday.  What a treat for me!

Please visit the participants to see what they created.  A special thanks to Lisa Lodge for her inspiration piece and bead selection.

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Toltec  Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs
Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Mischelle Fanucchi, Micheladas Musings
Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design
Susan Anderson, La Main Tresor
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Ann Schroeder, Bead Love
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Margaret Pelech, Margaret Pelech's Blog
Lisa Prewitt Knappenberger, LiRaysa Designs
Annette Rivers, Mama Owls Mess
Carol Briody, A Beads Life
Miranda Ackerley, MirandAck
Karin Grosset Grange (France), Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Katrina Scuderi Taylor, I Wanna Go Out


  1. Great designs! I can see why the triangle necklace flew right out of your store...great style and so perfect for the layered look!

  2. Hi Kathy, I like all of your designs. The long necklace and choker together is a great idea. Your bracelet looks very elegant to me.

  3. Beautiful sets, it is great you can combine the two necklaces, I absolutely love the long triangle one.

  4. Love the variety of your creations!

  5. Wow, you made some beautiful pieces! And your photos are great - even the one of the kit! My favorite is the geometric necklace with that great chain! I'm not at all surprised it got snapped up.

  6. Awesome jewelry collection as always, Kathy! My two favorites are the long red geometric necklace and the black crystal bracelet. Your photo backgrounds are always so elegant. Thanks for being in the hop!

  7. Your selection of designs showed off the bead assortments very well ! Great Job !

  8. What great designs and I am envious of your pics. They are all so clear. I adore the bracelet. So classy and elegant.

  9. All the pieces are beauties, the brcelet is my fav.

  10. Oooo the long necklace is beautiful! I just love those geometric shapes. The 'little black dress' bracelet is my favorite!...that is a great way to connect the strands! Great pieces!