Welcome to the reveal for the Summer Color Surprise Blog Hop hosted by the lovely Lisa Lodge of A Grateful Artist.
The hop rules are simple: Lisa sent each of us beads in colors of her choosing to use in our pieces (you can see the beads she sent me here). We could make anything we wanted to make, adding beads from our own stash, but we could not purchase new beads.
The beads Lisa sent me are in beautiful earth tones, reminding me of the Southwest: rich browns, clay reds and sandy tones, to which I added some muted mustard-colored marble rough cut rounds and a vintage wooden bead.
Lisa also included some antiqued brass bead caps, and I decided to accentuate those warm colors with antique bronze wirework.
I love the way this necklace turned out! If you are interested, it is available in my Etsy shop.
As always, thank you to Lisa for hosting this hop. If you have a few minutes, check out the pieces created by these other talented artists:
Your Hostess: Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
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 Beads
Mowse Doyle, Mowse Made This
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Andrea Glick-Zenith, ZenithJade Creations