Thursday, July 11, 2013

Summer Blog Hop 2013 hosted by Lisa Lodge

What an awesome privilege it has been to be a part of Lisa Lodge's Seasons Blog Hop.  Lisa sent us a combination of beads in a kit with a theme of one of the four seasons (there was room left for creative interpretation as well). We were instructed to use these beads in conjunction with other beads on our bead table (but to not purchase new beads).  Each participant would then create jewelry that reflected a season of the year, or a "season" in their life (first love, college days, etc). 
I chose to create my sets around Summer.

From this......

To these.....
I added strands of silk laced through chain, shells, metal spacers & charms, pearls, wire, metal findings and a handmade copper clasp.

Please check out the other wonderful artists who also joined this grand Blog Hop:

Your Hostess: Lisa Lodge, Grateful Artist 
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Cassi Paslick, Beads: Rolling Downhill
Stephanie Sanner Haussler, PixyBug Designs
Leah Mifflin Tees, My Beady Little Eyes
Karin Slaton, BackStory Beads
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution
Lori Jean Poppe, Lorillijean Creative Corner
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, 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


  1. Wow, Lori! You made so many beautiful designs! I like them all. I think my favorite is the necklace/bracelet/earrings set. Great job. Thanks for being in the hop!

  2. Love that bottom left piece Lori.

  3. Stopped by to see what you'd made in the current blog hop but finally got to see what you made for the July hop. Great use of those beads!

  4. I love your upper left corner design and colors !