Seasons Blog Hop

Written By bombomtox on Jul 5, 2013 | 9:01 PM

Several months ago, I signed up for Lisa Lodge's Season's Blog Hop. The guidelines were to use the beads we were sent to create jewelry that either represented one of the four seasons, or that represented a season in our life. She also asked us NOT to buy anything extra, but to use beads and findings from our stash. The beads and charms that I received are pictured below:
 Being that I love Christmas and Christmas earrings, the snowflake charms were the inspiration I used for holiday jewelry.

 While the amethyst iridescent beads don't scream Christmas, I thought of a Christmas party and rich, dark colors. I used the spacers on some wire and wrapped them into a simple focal paired with gold toned chain and the antique brass toggle clasp. Definitely going to repeat this idea with other beads.

 Next up were the snowflake charms that  were calling to be a  pair of  holiday earrings.

While looking at the round glass beads, I thought of some little angel charms that were tucked away, and voila! Christmas earrings times two!
The enameled bead caps from Sharyl's Jewelry were the most perplexing. I loved the color and the whimsy,  but no matter what beads I tried to pair them with, they simply wouldn't work. I looked through my Pinterest boards to no avail, and then did a search, found an aha! and went to work. I was all out of antique brass chain, but  found a necklace and cut it to pieces and added some brass round spacers and purply crystals. Here is the end result
Here's another look:
While they aren't very Christmas-y, they are fun little earrings and something new I hadn't done before. The purples aren't exactly the same shade, but they blend fairly well and I'm leaving them be for right now.

 I hope you've enjoyed my seasonal offerings. Don't forget to stop by and see what the other participants created!  Come back in a couple of weeks for a giveaway related to this blog hop.

Your Hostess: Lisa Lodge, Grateful Artist
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design

Stephanie Sanner Haussler, PixyBug Designs

Leah Mifflin Tees, My Beady Little Eyes

Karin Slaton, BackStory Beads

Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution

Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams

Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design

Eleanor Burian-Mohr, The Charmed Life

Alicia Marinache,  All the Pretty Things

Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera

Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz

Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs

Lennis Carrier, Windbent

Erin Kenny, Beadifultherapy

Tanya Goodwin, A Work in Progress

Cilla Watkins, Tell Your Girlfriends

Renetha Williams Stanziano, Lamplight Crafts

***Christie Searle Murrow****You're here, Charis Designs Jewelry  

Sierra Barrett, Giraffe Can Has

Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes

Shirley Jones Moore, Beads and Bread

Dawn Horner, Northern Adornments

Charlene Bausinger Jacka, Clay Space

Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks

Miranda Ackerley, Daze and Days
May the seasons of your life be sprinkled with splashes and dashes of grace and joy!


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