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Saturday, December 7, 2013

I love clay blog hop

I sat down at my beading table last night to try and tidy it up. I was surprised to finded the beads and information sheet from Lisa for this blog hop that I had signed up for. Problem I did not remember that I was part of it. So it was time to get to work and create something with these beads by UK ceramic artist Grubbi.

Here are the beads that I got from Lisa when I signed up for this challenge.

What could I do last night to have it ready for today's deadline. The earth tones of the clay beads are not a palette that I normally work with. I look thru my collection of works in progress to see if there something that I could use for this challenge. I found a spiral rope worked with matte dark bronze beads, metallics cubes and delicas.

Finished off the rope and used a simple jump ring to hang the pendant.

To use some of the other beads I dug into the beads that I bought from Lisa during her destash event earlier in the fall. I love these turquoise hearts.

Combined with some of the metallic cubes used in the spiral rope and a few turquoise coloured lantern beads the clay beads make a wonderful bracelet to go with the necklace.

Here are the participants of the hop. Take the time to see what they have created with the clay beads that they were challenged to work with.

Our hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyns Creations
Bonnie Coursolle, Jasper's Gems
Dolores Raml, Crafty D's Creations
Therese Frank, Therese's Treasures
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Mowse Doyle, Mowse Made This

Janine Lucas, Esfera Travel Blog
Karin Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Kelli Nelson, Zenith Jade Creations
Ann Schroeder, Bead Love
Jasvanti Patel, Jewelry by Jasvanti
Candida Castleberry, Sugar Spun Beadworks
Robin Reed, Artistry HCBD
Katrina Taylor, I Wanna Go Out

Thanks to Lisa for the challenge!


  1. You created lovely combinations! I love the spiral rope with the pendant!

    1. Thanks Karin! I was glad to find that they worked together.

  2. Hi Jo-Ann,
    Don't you just love it when you come across something that you forgot all about and realized Oh my gosh I only have today to do something with it! Well you did a fantastic job of pulling this one together. The spiral rope is perfect with your pendant and I love the bracelet with the turquoise hearts.

    1. Thanks Therese, it was the extra challenge that got me going. The hunt for things in my stash took longer that the making. Was great to have the turquoise hearts and the heart toggle.

  3. Wow, you came up with some lovely pieces with very little time. Fantastic chain with the necklace. I like it that it was an WIP that found a nice home.

    1. Thanks Ann, this is the second time I have been about to use an existing or preplaned project for one of Lisa's hops.

  4. Your fast work is gorgeous. Love both pieces.

  5. Both pieces are very nice. I love the spiral rope!!

  6. Love both your pieces. Beautiful spiral rope

  7. I love both pieces, especially the turquoise heart bracelet! You do such beautiful work, Jo-Ann. Thanks for being in the hop!

  8. Love the bead work on your necklace. Such a great design to go with the pendant!

  9. I'm really liking the hearts with the earth tones. And that spiral rope is cooooool!

  10. I love the spiral rope necklace - beautiful!! Your turquoise heart bracelet is very sweet!

  11. I LOVE that gorgeous necklace! How I long to create beadwork necklaces such as the gorgeous rich one you have created here. it's really perfect with the pendant. Elegant!