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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Gemstone and Metal Blog Hop Reveal

It is finally here! Reveal day for the Gemstone and Metal Blog Hop.

Back in the spring I signed up for another of Lisa Lodge's challenging blog hops. This one combined gemstone and metal beads. I got a kit that include jasper beads, in various sizes and shapes, and silver tone beads and findings. 
Everything in the kit

Silver-tone beads and findings

Jasper beads
Early in June I posted about using beadweaving for one of the projects. Here is the completed necklace.
Netted Jasper Collar

I used some beautiful green seed beads that worked with the green in the jasper. I also used some silver seed beads for mesh point (they don't show in the photo). The basic technique for this netted collar are from Maria Rypan's Netting Primer.
Another view

Later in June I posted about another technique I was trying for this challenge.  Here is the completed bracelet.
Floral Jasper Charm Bracelet
Using my One-Step Looper I created all the dangles for the Floral Jasper Charm bracelet.

Continuing with my One-Step Looper I created some more dangles to hang on the chandelier earring findings. I have made them into pendants  by attaching them to the bails.

Floral Jasper Pendants

Of course I also made a simple bracelet by stringing an assortment of the beads on beading wire and using the pretty floral toggle.
Jasper Bracelet

Once again I loved doing this challenge that Lisa created for us.

Take some time to check out the other work by my fellow beaders.

Our hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A GratefulArtist 
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Karen Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot 
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Katrina Taylor, I Wanna Go Out
Ann Schroeder, Bead Love
Kathleen Breeding, 99 Bottles of Beads on the Wall 
Terri Wlaschin, Dances in Fog 
Margaret Pelech, Big Margaret 
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation 
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design 
Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs 
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations  
Toltec  Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes 
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings 
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware (May be delayed a few days)
Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life 
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design 
Robin Reed, Artistry HCBD 
Laurie Vyselaar, Lefthand Jewelry 
Cassi Renee Paslick, Beads: Rolling Downhill 
Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons 
Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things (May be delayed a few days)
Becky Pancake, Becky Pancake Bead Designs 
Judy Campbell, Macmillanmarie Jewellery Design 
Nan Smith, Handmade Jewelry Nanmade 
Marde Lowe, FanciMarDesigns 
Linda Anderson, From the Bead Board 
Leithleach Alainn Seodra, Alainn Jewelry 
Lisa E. Prewitt Knappenberger, LiRaysa Designs
 Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs

Happy Beading! 


  1. Lovely creations, Joanne. I received the same stones as you but with antique brass instead of silver.And we made almost identical bracelets!!! LOL! I love your beadweaving necklace. Stunning! It feels Victorian.

  2. I really like the jasper you got. Such a pretty gray. All your pieces are great, but wowzers on that necklace. It is really gorgeous. I love it!

  3. Beautiful --especially that first necklace! It's exquisite.

  4. You made great pieces but the necklace is absolutely stunning! I love the intricateness of the netting with the stones.

  5. Hi Jo-Ann, Your netted necklace is fabulous. I like all of your designs. You let the stones speak. A one step looper will be my next tool purchase.

  6. I love all of your designs, but the necklace is just amazing. Beautiful!

  7. Your crafting is fantastic - lovely items.

  8. Gorgeous pieces. As an off loom bead weaver myself, I appreciate all the work put into the netted collar. It is fabulous. Thanks for sharing your art.

  9. That netting is AMAZING. I haven't quite mastered that technique yet. I remember seeing your preview and the finished piece definitely lives up to the "hype". Great great job. Love the pendants you made too.

  10. That collar is STUNNING!!! I love everything about it!!! I love your earrings and the bracelet too!!! Have a Blessed Day!!!

  11. My WORD! your work is astounding!! A-MAZ-ING!

  12. Holy Bead Weaving Bat Girl. Bead-i-ful!

  13. Wow! The netted necklace is to die for. I want it :)

  14. The beadweaving on the necklace makes for an amazing piece. Big wow!

  15. That first necklace is flat out incredible!

    I picked up the one step looper and haven't used it yet. How do you like yours?

  16. I am in love with the collar, it is absolutely beautiful!! Takes my breath away.

  17. Wow Jo-Ann - that netted collar is super awesome! I like all your designs. I am not familiar with a one-step looper. Sounds like it would come in handy! Thanks for being in the hop!

  18. Stunning necklace and your other pieces go with it perfectly!

  19. Awesome pieces...I too love your netted collar. I so want to get that advanced...beaded jewelry just really speaks to me. And I have heard of the one-step really all it says it is? Great job. Thanks for sharing!

  20. Oh wow! I love your netting's a stunning piece. All of them are beautiful!