Saturday, February 22, 2014

Winter Sparkle Blog Hop

It's time once again for another of Lisa Lodge's blog hops. This time the theme was Winter Sparkle and we were given all sorts of wonderful sparklies to work with. Once again, I forgot to take a picture of the goodies before I started working with them. Sigh. My combination was beautiful shades of pink and clear crystals in various shapes and sizes and lots of little glass pearls. As soon as I pulled them out to work on the project, I realized they would pair perfectly with a lovely pendant made from a porcelain shard I had bought from Glassworks by Susan in Tallahassee. And I was right :)
Springing Forth
 I added a few green crystals I had from my stash and am loving the end result. The toggle is meant to represent the sun which causes the flowers to spring forth, which I'm sure many of you in snow country are ready for!

But more crystals and those little glass pearls were left and were waiting to be used. A co-worker suggested a pair of dangle earrings and it was a great suggestion.
Pink Delight

While the two don't match exactly, they're definitely complimentary

Thanks, Lisa, for another fun hop.  Here's the rest of the blog hop- time to get busy!

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist

Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes

Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design

Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life 

Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation

Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware

Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations

Toltec  Jewels, Jewel School Friends

Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry  (you are here)

Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs

Ev Shelby, Raindrop Creations 

Dolores Raml, CraftyD's Creations

Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue

Cassi Renee Paslick, Beads: Rolling Downhill

Annette Rivers, Mama Owl's Mess

Tammie Tusher Everly, TTE Designs

Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons

Norbel Marolla, She Flies Again Jewelry

Karen Burg, KEB Designs

Karin Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot

Jasvanti Patel, Jewels by Jasvanti


  1. Very elegant designs. I'm drawn to the rectangle flower pendant.

  2. Beautiful! You're right, those crystals compliment that pendant perfectly. I love when that happens with things in my stash. Nice work.

  3. Oh, those pinks with the green are just heavenly! Such a beautiful design :-)

  4. I think your set is so light and lovely . . . I would definitely enjoy wearing this! I am thankful that I am in such good company of other that never remember to take kit pictures. What is wrong with us??? Just anxious to get to the real work at hand, I guess. Excellent, artistic pieces, Christie!!!

  5. Beautiful sparkly pieces, Christie... perfect to welcome spring, aren't they?

  6. Both pieces are so beautiful. The pink beads remind me of cotton candy.

  7. Christie - I never remember to take pictures either! We are all so focused on the "creating" that we jump right in. I love the delicate pink and green color combination. It is like the first hint of Spring peeking out from the snow. That lovely focal was a great touch. Thanks for being in the hop!

  8. Such a pretty combination of colors - and a great way to transition to spring.


  9. I can't believe how perfect those beads are with the pendant. I love what you made.

  10. AWESOME!! necklace Christie. I am a pink girl.

  11. Christie-What a gorgeous set! Well done!

  12. Gorgeous set, really love the pendant and clasp you used. It's so springy looking in snow country here.

  13. This is a beautiful set to come out of winter and get into spring! Gorgeous!