Nov 16, 2013

Lampwork and Clay 2013 Blog Hop

The big reveal for the Lampwork and Clay 2013 Blog Hop sponsored by Lisa Lodge is here.  Thanks to Lisa for putting this together.

She mailed me beads from the ceramic artist, Marti Conrad, and I was to design some jewelry using them.  The beads were made of clay and had a nice turquoise blue glaze on them.  (Scroll down to see the original post of the beads.)  After searching my stash I came up with this design.

I selected a ceramic pendant that I had, and thought it went well with Marti's  clay beads.  I attached the beads to the pendant with some brown leather, tying knots between each bead. I really like the wonky, bohemian feel it has. 

 Then I wanted to tie in the turquoise blue glaze color on the clay beads, so I added some turquoise howlite and turquoise chips to finish.  It is about 18" and lays nicely on the neck.  I finished with earrings to match.  Hope you like it.  Let me know in the comments.

Be sure to hop on over to one of the blogs shown below so you can see what else these talented artists are making.

 Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist

Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Laurie Vyselaar, Lefthand Jewelry
Annette Rivers, MamaOwl's Mess
Shaiha Williams,   Shaiha's Ramblings
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Lori Jean Poppe, Lorillijean Creative Corner
Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life
Leah Mifflin Tees, My Beady Little Eyes
Terri Wlaschin, Dances in Fog
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson, Sharyl's Jewelry
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Linda Aspenson Bergstrom, TBD
Toltec  Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Judy Turner, Silver Rains
Gloria Allen, Gloria Allen Designs
Kathleen Douglas, Washoe Kat's
Connie Tipton, TBD
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Andrea Glick-Zenith, ZenithJade Creations
Michele Dotson, Star Jewels
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Jennifer Clifford, TBD
Kathleen Breeding, 99 Bottles of Beads on the Wall
Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
Loretta, Loretta's Boutique - You are Here
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyns Creations
Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread
Bonnie Coursolle, Jasper's Gems
Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles (reveal will be delayed a few days)


Shirley Moore said...

I adore Marti's beads, and you certainly created a winning design here. Love the earrings, those are such a fun look!

Jo-Ann said...

Your pendant bead looks like it was part of the original beads. Great design.

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

OOOOH - Nifty, nifty, nifty! You really have a winner here! The beads work so well together and the color palette is awesome! Thanks again, Loretta for being in the hop.

Designed by Vera said...

Awesome! That piece just screams Peace...all those beads working together so nicely...thanks for your great work and posting...

Dee Alcalde said...

Love the set, the turquoise really compliments the focal pendant.

kmorgan said...

Pretty & yes, love that Bohemian feel! It can go casual or dressy. The turquoise go so well with pendant.

KayzKreationz said...

Loretta, I love the beads you got and your focal matches Marti's beads. I love the tribal/bohemian feel to your necklace and the color in it. Very pretty necklace and design.

Sharyl said...

I love Marti's beads--she's a real favorite of mine! The ones you received are VERY cool! I think I must see if she has more similar to these! I like that you put turquoise with these. (Funny, I did something similar with some Gaea beads I received in my kit!) And I really like your choice of focal too! I'm wondering who made the focal pendant now? It works perfectly with the other pieces! Great job!

Loretta said...

@sharyl. I'm not sure who made the pendant. I think I received it in one of the Bead Soup swaps, but I don't think my partner made it. I'll have to go back and check.

From an Open Heart said...

Digging the boho look to this. Lovely showcasing of the beads.

Kathy Lindemer said...

Your piece captures the boho look perfectly! Well done!

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