Saturday, July 19, 2014

Gemstone & Metal Blog Hop 2014 Reveal

Good Morning and sorry for the delay in posting - but it's the morning of the 19th so I'm in time.
I received a wonderful assortment of Aventurine from Lisa Lodge for this blog hop but am not sure what I did with the picture I took of the beads.  Update - I finally found it:


That said, I competed two pieces and would have liked to have had more done but have been dealing with health issues. 

Here are the pieces I completed and I am looking forward to seeing the many wonderful items that others have done.  The necklace is for our granddaughter who is eight and the bracelet is for a friend whose jewelry was stolen earlier this year. 

I have retaken the pictures and at the bottom of the blog you can see the original blah picture. 
The  great thing about blog hops is that I see and read others presentations and use the information to improve what I do.

And the links to the other artists:

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

Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design

Robin Reed, Artistry HCBD

Laurie Vyselaar, Lefthand Jewelry

Cassi Renee Paslick, Beads: Rolling Downhill

Crystal Thain - Here Bead Dragons (that is this blog)

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



Heather said...


Kim said...

Very pretty pieces, I hope you are feeling better.

Karin G said...

These are two lovely pieces.

Nan Smith said...

Beautiful colour combo....very nice pieces.

Lisa Knappenberger said...

Gorgeous pieces. Your friend and Granddaughter will be proud to wear your designs. I hope you are feeling better soon.

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Awesome designs, Crystal - just my style! I am sure that your friend and granddaughter will love them. I hope that you will feel better really soon. Thanks for being in the hop!

Becky Pancake said...

Hi Crystal, The accents that you chose really made the adventurine stand out. Good job.

Robin Reed said...

Your Granddaughter is going to be sooo happy with that lovely necklace and your friend will be showing off the bracelet everywhere!!! Great Job!!! Have a Blessed Day!!!

Linda A. said...

Oh the orange looks splendid! Great job! I'd have struggled with this kit but you did a lovely job with it! =)


From an Open Heart said...

Gorgeous soothing bracelet. Love the smooth sleekness of it

Margaret Pelech said...

very pretty clean looking set with a lot of style like your color set Margaret Pelech

Marybeth said...

Nice color combination with the green aventurine. I am sure everyone will love their gifts.

Ann Schroeder said...

The lucky recipients will be very pleased with these pretty creations!

Christine said...

Lovely pieces!

Veralynne Malone said...

Beautiful! I love that shade of green! Great job. Thanks for sharing!

Shaiha said...

Great designs! I especially like the bracelet. It has such a nice flow to it.