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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Lampwork & Clay Blog Hop Reveal Day

Wow, the day has finally arrived. I signed up for this blog hop back at the beginning of June. Hosted by Lisa Lodge of Pine Ridge Treasure the challenge was to make something with the clay or lampwork beads that Lisa sent to you.

Here are the beads that I received back in mid-June. Here is my post about the arrival of the beads. These lovely lampwork beads are by Marcia Seever of ShaZazzGlass. I love the various shades of purple in the swirls. There is also a hint of green in the centre beads.

I had the beads pulled together for Julia Pretl's Springtime box. With a little tweaking of the colours I was able to work the centre lampwork bead into the design.
I used a headpin, Swarovski crystal and the lampwork bead to make the finial. A plastic earring stopper holds it in place.

Next challenge, what to do with the remaining 6 beads. Tried a few layouts for a bracelet with beads in my stash, but I didn't like any of them. I decided to play with some chain loops to make earrings. I like how the sizes work in the design.

Here are the earrings with their one of a kind box.

Once again I have worked both within my comfort zone and beyond when doing a challenge.

Here are all the other wonderful artisans participating in the hop.

Our 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  < you are here
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
Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyns Creations
Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread
Bonnie Coursolle, Jasper's Gems
Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles

Thanks Lisa for hosting this wonderful Blog Hop.


  1. You do beautiful work. Very creative. I love your box and the fun earrings.

  2. I love Julia's boxes, and you did a fantastic job on this one! That lampwork bead is perfect for the top. Great design on the earrings, they are such a fun look!

  3. Jo-Ann - the earrings are fabulous! I love the colors, the movement - everything! That was a really nifty idea to use the lampwork bead on top of the pretty beaded box - definitely a winner. Thanks for being in the hop!

  4. Now this is truly inspiring...making a box AND earrings....beautiful work...Thanks for posting.

  5. What a brilliant use of those beads. Amazing work. Big wow!

  6. Pretty beads -- pretty earrings --- AND a pretty box! Gorgeous!

  7. Love the earrings and the length of them, plus the way you hung them. And that box is to die for. The lampwork bead really sets it off on the top. Very nice job.

  8. Wow! Love the springtime box. makes me want to go out and pick flowers. The earrings rock too. Great job.

  9. wow what a great box. Love what you did with the lid. What talent you have! The beads are beautiful as well! So glad I stopped by

  10. Wow! The box is really lovely & the earrings are great! Well played, ma'am :)