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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Blue Fantasy Reveal Day

Update - Giveaway winner is Heather Richter!

Once again another reveal day has arrived. It started back in June when I signed up for the challenge on Lisa's Pine Ridge Treasures Facebook Page.

Here is the wonderful selection of beads that I received from Lisa. It included sea glass, rondelles, gemstones and brass beads and findings.

I posted last month about using some of the lampwork beads that I had in my stash as focals for two of my creations.

For this first one I used the gemstones (not sure what they are), rondelles and large white pearls I had purchased during a recent destash event.

For this second one I used the wavy blue sea glass, brass beads and white barrel sea glass I also got during another of Lisa's destash events. I also used the toggle for the challenge kit.

The last item that I created from the kit used the three large holed freeform beads. I really wanted to do something different with these. I played with making a beaded bail but could not get it to work the way I would like. Next I played with connecting them with some brass chain that I had in my stash. Again I did not like the way it was working, the chain was too chunky.

I used the design idea from connecting with the chain but with a finer chain. Here is used a silver tone chain to create a Y-shaped necklace with all three of the beads.

I still have beads left which will be added to my stash, but that is all for now.

Please take some time to hop around to the other participants of this challenge.

 Our hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue

Karen Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot

Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera 
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation

Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs

Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations

Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks

Shaiha Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings

Eleanor Burian-Mohr, The Charmed Life

Gloria Allen, Wings and Beads

Laurie Vyselaar, Lefthand Jewelry

Terri Wlaschin, Dances in Fog

Lisa Prewitt Knappenberger, LiRaysa Designs

Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Raissa de Guzman, Abloro

Jill Bradley, Jilly Beads
Thanks once again to Lisa Lodge for hosting this challenge.

I have decided to do a giveaway as part of my reveal. To enter just comment on this post by 12 pm EDT September 20, 2014. The winner will receive the Blue Fantasy necklace of their choice. Winner will be announced on September 21, 2014.

Happy Beading!


  1. Your pieces are all beautiful! I love how you used chain to link the blue beads, and the lamp work glass beads are a perfect match to the blue beads of the kit.

  2. The focal bead for the first necklace is stunning. the beads all blend perfectly with it. The last necklace is awesome. I love the simplicity of it but artful couture. Great job.

  3. Hi Jo-Ann, your first necklace is stunning. It made me wish I had entered this challenge but I was simply too busy this month to add another challenge this time around.

  4. Great designs! They are all stunning in their simplicity especially the first one.

  5. Lovely necklaces, Jo-Ann! The first one is my favorite. I like the classic design, and the contrast between the pearls and the blue gems. Thanks for being in the hop! (Please exclude me from the drawing - as the hostess I don't want to take someone's chance).

  6. All of these blues are so lovely together. My favorite is the abstract feeling and movement you created with the 3 'dangles' necklace! Those look fantastic with the bright silver chain!

  7. Necklaces are quite lovely. Love the first one and you chose a gorgeous focal bead for it.

  8. If I were packing to go to the Caribbean and could only take your three necklaces...well ok...and a couple tops and shorts...and a swimming suit and a pair of thongs...ok panties too...then life would be good indeed and I'd be the best dressed tourist on the island!

  9. It's fun to see what everyone makes. I especially like your last piece.

  10. Beautiful pieces, I can't pick a favorite. The thin chain is perfect with those large holed beads.

  11. Jo-Ann,

    Love what you made. Each necklace is a little different and yet so classic.


  12. Beautiful work Jo-Ann. I love the second one with the white and blue sea glass.