Saturday, July 19, 2014

Gemstone & Metal Blog Hop

Today's the day for the Pine Ridge Treasures Gemstone & Metal Blog Hop! All participants were send a kit containing a semi-precious gemstone in different shapes and sizes and a variety of plated metal.

                                                           My kit contained Green Line Jasper and brass                              

I was having a hard time deciding what to make - tried a few designs ...... nothing that I liked. So I woke up this morning and started working again - this is what I came up with ......

I used a green line jasper coin bead, a couple of brass barrels and the toggle from my kit, then added some small beads and crystals from my stash.

Please check out all of the fabulous designers jewelry in this fun hop! Thank you Lisa Lodge for putting this together!!

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist

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

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

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)

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


  1. A night's sleep did you wonders because this necklace is wonderful. I love all the dangles and your use of the barrel beads. Very nice!

  2. Very bohemian, delicate and eye-catching necklace. Adding crystals to the kit pieces pulls it all together rather nicely.

  3. Great textures and nice use of the colors the stone. I like!

  4. Lovely piece, nicely worked.
    It's a very nice necklace.

  5. Hi Christine, Your design is simple but lovely. Good job.

  6. Very nice pieces. You had some Great gemstones to work with. Looking forward to seeing more of your work in the future.

  7. Very, very nice necklace. I love the contrast between tiny crystals and large gemstone. Brilliant!

  8. Very delicate and elegant necklace, Christine! The crystals add just the right touch. Thanks for being in the hop!

    1. Thank you, Lisa! Thanks for hosting another great hop!!

  9. Your design is really pretty!!! I love the way you put it together!!! Have a Blessed Day!!!

  10. A simply elegant necklace. Amazing what we can create with a deadline looming!

    1. Thank you! I always seem to do better when I'm running out of time :)

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  12. Dangles are great on chain. Plus adding the pop of the pendant. Pretty.

  13. I really like this piece. Swingy, funky fun!!

  14. That's a great design! I love all the dangles and the large focal.

  15. That piece of green line jasper you used for your focal is beautiful. I love the dangles that you added as well. Nice job.

  16. Awesome piece! looks really great with that "sweater background" Great job. Thanks for sharing!

  17. What a great necklace. It has a very nice flow to it.


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