Saturday, November 16, 2013

Lampwork and Clay blog Hop --- THE BIG REVEAL

What happens when you give 37 jewelry artists a mystery stash of beads and tell them to create something?   Find out by hopping along.


My lovely mystery stash came from Shelley Graham-Turner of Tori Sophia, who has a lot of scrumptious beads in her store.   I do not work a lot in this particular shade of blue, I was nonetheless determined and excited to step out of my usual color box.

Wireworked and beadweaved statement necklaces are two of my latest passions so I knew I was going to create my design using one of those techniques.  About 2 weeks ago, I decided it would have to be wireworking and I wanted brass pieces to be part of it.  I thought I would create a lighter version of my usual statement necklace.   Here is "Denim Treasure."

I added brass pieces from my collection and a ceramic piece (in front) from Round Rabbit, which I glued onto a brass piece. All the beads are attached to 2 separate wire crocheted backing that I wired together.  Was a good use of some "scrap" pieces I had.

To keep it simple, I hammered and attached a rounded length of 18 gauge wire to create the neckwire. Was fun to play with my textured hammer that I have not used in a long while.

Thanks to Lisa Lodge of Pine Ridge Treasures for sponsoring this. Other participating artists are listed below.  Hop Along.  Go on.  Go!

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
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 BaublesTori Sophia


  1. Your piece is so on colour trend for 2014. Love that addition of the brass.

  2. That is a beautiful design. Love those colors.

  3. Holy Toledo, Terri! This is one of the main reasons that I host these blog hops. Amazing artists like you who create gorgeous jewelry that is an art form. What a pretty statement you necklace makes! Great job and thanks for being in the hop.

  4. Way cool....I love the did a great job. Thanks for posting!

  5. Great necklace. I can see it with jeans, or a dress. Totally wearable and beautiful.

  6. Fabulous job! I can totally see this with jeans. Wire is so much fun to work with! :)

  7. What a wonderful unique necklace. I love it. I love the funkiness of it and all the texture in it. Great job.

  8. Thanks everyone. It was such a joy to be back in the blog hop business after such a long hiatus. Reading all your posts and seeing what heartfelt treasures you created was such a joy. I hope I did not miss anyone as I think I have read and commented on everyone who had this blog hop listed. Namaste, Terri

  9. I LOVE your mixed media piece. The blue is so bold and goes perfectly with the brass and other metal finishes.


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