Several weeks ago I signed up for Lisa's Summer Color Surprise hop in the attempt to get more motivated to blog more frequently and spread my little wings. One of the things I like about these is that you have to work with what you're given and that takes me out of the box. This is a picture of the gorgeous beads I was sent:
Out of my comfort zone? Definitely! Orange is something that I don't gravitate to at all!! But it got the creative juices going and those crystals are sparkling inspiration in themselves. So, without further ado,
here is what I came up with.
Not much to say about these- the beads caps remind me of the African women with a slightly organic feel.
|Flames of Sunset|
Thanks so much for stopping by to see all my goodies. If you were one of the five that commented on my Christmas in August post, send me an email with your address so I can get your earrings out to you. Stop on by the rest of the participants for some splashes and dashes of color, creativity and joy!
Chris Eisenberg, Wander Ware
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs (Posting on Sunday the 25th)
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Monique Urquhart, A Half-Baked Notion
Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool
Charlene Bausinger Jacka, Clay Space
Tara Plote, The Newbie Beader's Blog
Renetha Williams Stanziano, Lamplight Crafts
Leah Mifflin Tees, My Beady Little Eyes
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Toltec Jewels, Toltec Jewels for Jewel School Friends
Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
Laurie Vyselaar, Lefthand Jewelry
Eleanor Burian-Mohr, The Charmed Life
Julie Lockhart, Copar Aingeal
Dolores Rami, CraftyD's Creations
Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth BeadsMowse Doyle, Mowse Made This
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha's RamblingsChristie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry <--------You Are Here!!
Andrea Glick-Zenith, ZenithJade Creations