Friday, July 18, 2014

Gemstone and Metal Blog Hop - The big Reveal

Yikes! I am doing this on my SmartPhone (while swearing) surrounded by boxes from my recent move to Key West. No matter.  The beads must go on!!!

Unfortunately,  I just realized to add pics from my SmartPhone, blogger only let's me take a picture. So, I can't access my gallery that shows da booty I got.   It was a lovely mix of picture jasper shapes and silver findings.

That cool leather triangle focal is from Melinda Orr. I threw in a few of my painted beads and wire, and some ceramic beads just cause I could, he- he.
Next I went Tribal.  I really love mixing shades of brown and then throwing in that chunky eye bead (agate?) I had around for ages. I think it was watching me the whole time.  But, I outspooked it cause I was damn near giddy crazy when I finished. 
Thanks for checking me out. Here are others who participated.  I need to send you to our gracious host, Lisa lodge's page.

21 comments:

  1. Interesting to see the additon of leather and ceramic to the gemstones and metal. Beautiful!

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  2. I think both your necklaces have a tribal look. I love them for their colors and design. Well done!

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  3. Hi Terri, I remember when I first started reading bead magazine admiring your designs. My feeling for the two designs is the same. You have a wonderful eye for what looks right. The second piece is my favorite. I got to go the Bead & Button show this year and I bought some of the same color piggy beads there. Maybe that is why I like your second design so much. It does have great texture.

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    1. Aw. That is sweet of you to say Becky. My goal this year is to work back into getting designs published again. And to work on developing new skills (chalk painting furniture).

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  4. For being caught up in move - your pieces are lovely. I like 'the because I can'. Both necklaces are nice.
    ~cryssT

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  5. I love picture jasper. You did a beautiful job showcasing it. I can't decide which one I like better they are both amazing.

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  6. I really love both of your necklaces. They are so funky! You added great elements to your kit beads.

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  7. I really like both pieces but the 2nd piece REALLY gets my attention due to the tribal look. Great job. Can't wait to see more of your work.

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  8. Love that first necklace! That little whimsical pink bell is awesome and your focal matches beautifully!

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  9. I really Like the first necklace, it is soft and pretty and cool!!! I FLAT OUT FREAKING LOVE the second one!!! Wonderful texture and color and it really just WORKS!!! Have a Blessed Day!!!

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  10. I just love your pieces they are so tribal and your eye is saying don't send me away Margaret Pelech

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  11. I'll bet you love key west! Fabulous necklaces! They are very well done!

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  12. Fantastic pieces, love the textural feel to them.

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  13. I just love that second necklace. Tribal indeed!

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  14. Ooh! I like that eye in the middle. Cool pieces!

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  15. I love both of your pieces. I can see the Key West influence already. :) Great use of the challenge beads mixed in with your other favorite beads.

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  16. I love the summery colours in the first necklace....very pretty. The tribal necklace is just right for the picture jasper beads. Good job with the challenge.

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  17. Fabulous designs - love both of your necklaces!

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  18. Fabulous necklaces...I am really digging the tribal one! Great job and moving too. Thanks for sharing!

    veradesigns.blogspot.com

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  19. Great designs, Terri! I love both necklaces. I would wear them all the time. Thanks for being in the hop!

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