Saturday, September 28, 2013

CBC Giveaway Blog Hop

In July Creative Bead Chat held a huge giveaway to celebrate hitting 2,000 members.  All of the prizes were donated by members.  I was lucky to have won 2 of the drawings!  I would like to thank both Shelley Graham and Suzanne Berk for their generosity.

My first prize were these gorgeous earrings by Shelley Graham of Tori Sophia.  You can find her shop at:

At Bead Fest in August I had the amazing thing happen.  Shelley saw her earrings that I just happened to be wearing that day.  Both of us were so amazed by the chance meeting.  It was great to be able to thank her in person for the earrings.  Thank you so much Shelley, I wear these earrings often.

The second prize I won were these gorgeous Picture Jasper faceted beads.  These were donated by Suzanne Berk of: irescuejewlerydesign on Etsy
Thank you Suzanne.  I just happened to have a large pendant that matched the beads so they have been put together into a necklace.  I didn't have time to take a picture of the necklace before leaving for vacation.

I would also like to that the ladies of CBC who worked so hard organizing this fun event! 

Here are the links to the other participants in this Thank you blog hop:

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Year of Jewelry Project - Week One

I have decided to push myself by participating in The Year of Jewelry Project.  The idea is to create one piece of jewelry every week during 2013.  A list of themes for the week is given, but that part is optional.

Here is my week 1 piece.  The theme was renewal.

When I look at this it reminds me of a stormy day at the beach.  The waves crashing break up the shells and make more sand, renewing the beach.  Okay, it's a bit of a stretch for the theme, but at least I got a piece done for the week.

Week theme for week 2 is Grace, so I'm thinking some swirling wire work would be perfect.