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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Holiday Bling Blog Hop Reveal

The day has finally arrived. Everyone gets to see the unbelievable items that my swap partner sent me.

Last month I posted a sneak peak of the package. My partner Monique Urquhart had beautifully wrapped and packed her amazing items. There were two packages Bling for me and Blink for my tree.
Two packages
Inside the package with Bling for my tree were these two unbelievable owl ornaments. Each is about 6 cm by 8 cm.
Pair of owl ornaments
Detail of ornament
 In the package of Bling for me was a bracelet and necklace with the same owls as the ornaments.

Owl Bracelet
Owl Necklace

Here are all of the participants. Please take time to see what amazing creative items were sent to our partners to get us in the Holiday Spirit. 

Michelle Fanucchi
Monique Urquhart
Therese Frank
Heather Otto
Jo-Ann Woolverton
Linda Florian
Debbie Rasmussen
Alicia Marinache
Ginger Bishop
Lo/  Lynn Jobber
Leanne Loftus
Rita/Toltec Jewels
Shelly Joyce
Shai Williams
Lori Bowring Michaud
Lennis Carrier
Marla Gibson
Mary Howell Govaars
Linda Younkmann
Shirley Jones Moore beadsandbread.blo​
Melinda Orr
Marlene Cupo
Shelley Graham Turner
Sonya Stille
Dyanne Cantrell
Anindita Basu
Dee Elgie
Gina Hockett
Lori Jean Poppe
Charlie Jacka
Stephanie Stamper (Woods)
Mary Hicks, Shannon Hicks

A huge thanks to Monique for sharing your amazing work with me. Also thanks to Marlene & Shelley for organizing this fun challenge!

Happy Holiday Beading to all!


  1. Owls are very popular, but these are truly incredible. That cane I think it is called is so fantastically detailed. What a beautiful start to your holiday season.

  2. Hope you are enjoying your little owls, Jo-Ann. I am so impressed with the photos you took, especially the necklace. That is a wonderful way to style a LOOOG necklace, which I always find challenging. Happy Holidays and I hope your plans to get together with your far-flung family all come to fruition!

  3. I am totally in awe of those owl pendants. I have no idea how long it took to make all the canes that make up the pendant, and then to make the owls look so realistic. That is true talent. That necklace is a seriously wearable piece. You two did great!

  4. Those owls are incredible, love all the ornaments and absolutely love the bracelet and necklace.

  5. What a lovely bunch of holiday goodies, and the best part, you can wear the jewelry year round. Thanks for joining our HBBH!

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  7. Hi Jo Ann,
    All I could say when I saw what Monique sent to you was WOW! She did a fantastic job on the owl cane. All the pieces are gorgeous and I am sure you will get enjoyment out of these pieces for years to come. Oh and what you made her is so awesome I love the little red beaded box and the beaded stars more fantastic work. You two are so talented.

  8. WOW! Those owl pieces are AMAZZZZING..those were polymer clay canes?! That is crazy! I mean why couldn't I have been born with that kind of talent? And I love the bracelet - partial to bracelets. (Think is an unconscious love I have with my wrists, no matter how fat I got, my wrists (and ankles) always stayed small. I appreciate them for it. HAhahaa)

    ANYWHOOOOO back to your bling... Monique spoiled you huh? But then you spoiled her also with that cool beaded star pieces - such craftmanship! Love all of it.

    Jo-Ann, thank you for participating in our blog hop - HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
    xxoOh! ~ Shelley

  9. Wow, those owls are so pretty! You are one lucky blinger! Happy hoppy holidays!

  10. What pretty owls. My gosh these are gorgeous.

  11. What unique gifts! Love, love, love those owls. Beautiful workmanship! Gina

  12. Hello Jo-Ann,

    Monique created beautiful owls! I love the woodland holiday motif, and peaceful blues: so calming and gorgeous! What a lovely and "blingful" exchange you two shared :) Wonderful!

    Thank you for being a part of the HBBH and sharing your gifts. The beaded box and stars you created for Monique are exquisite!

    Happy Holidays,

  13. Wow these are amazing! I am amazed at the things people can do with polymer clay.

  14. Watch for an upcoming post about my creative process for the holiday bling I sent to Monique. She is going work on one as well about the work that going to the creation of these amazing owls.

  15. Oh my word! Those owls are amazing! I love the ornaments, AND the necklace and bracelet! The colors are so soothing and fresh. (and I keep coming back to those owls!!)

  16. Oh, wow - you've been spoiled rotten by Monique!! I love your ornaments too - and the canes Monique created are perfect!

  17. My goodness, you received such stunning, amazing handcrafted pieces! Monique's work is so beautiful - just love the intricate details and colors she chose. I know you'll treasure your ornament, bracelet, and necklace!