Lampwork and Clay Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Lampwork and Clay" Blog Hop hosted by the fabulous Lisa Lodge of A Grateful Artist blog fame!  For this hop, Lisa sent participants bead kits with either lampwork artists' beads or ceramic artists' beads along with some complimentary beads and we were to make something from our selection.

Without further ado, here is my finished bracelet:

The beautiful lavender and blue beads are from lampwork artist Lisa Anderson, and the seed beads came with my kit as well.  I first created a chain from silver plated jump rings on to which I threaded the seed beads.  Then I took 1mm black leather and strung the antique shank button and the lampwork beads with knots in between to hold the beads in place.  Then I secured the jump ring chain to the leather using more jump rings.

The result is a funky, unique and casual bracelet that will go with just about anything!

As always, big thanks go out to Lisa Lodge for hosting this great hop.  Please take a few minutes to check out the beautiful submissions by these other fantastic artists:

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist

Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Laurie Vyselaar, Lefthand Jewelry
Annette Rivers, MamaOwl's Mess
Shaiha Williams,   Shaiha's Ramblings
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Lori Jean Poppe, Lorillijean Creative Corner
Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life
Leah Mifflin Tees, My Beady Little Eyes
Terri Wlaschin, Dances in Fog
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson, Sharyl's Jewelry
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Linda Aspenson Bergstrom, TBD
Toltec  Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Judy Turner, Silver Rains
Gloria Allen, Gloria Allen Designs
Kathleen Douglas, Washoe Kat's
Connie Tipton, TBD
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Andrea Glick-Zenith, ZenithJade Creations
Michele Dotson, Star Jewels
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Jennifer Clifford, TBD
Kathleen Breeding, 99 Bottles of Beads on the Wall
Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyns Creations
Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread
Bonnie Coursolle, Jasper's Gems
Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles

Shirley Moore said...

Love this Molly! What a soft, pretty look. And huge kudos to you for all those jump rings. My hands hurt just thinking about that! Well done!

Loretta said...

Love your funky little bracelet. What a fun casual bracelet to wear.

Jo-Ann said...

Love the combination of leather ad chain maille!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Funky, casual, and just plain fantastic! I would wear this one all the time! Really pretty. Thanks again for being in the hop, Molly!

Designed by Vera said...

Great combo piece...I really like how using chain and other mixed media really make jewelry pop! Thanks for posting.

Dee Alcalde said...

I love the chain and leather combo with the lamp work beads, very nice.

kmorgan said...

I love the variety of media you used! It goes so well with the beads. Great job!

KayzKreationz said...

What a great bracelet. I love how funky it is. And all the different texture and mediums in it. Very cool.

Anonymous said...

Love it! The contrast between the soft colours of the beads and the silver and black is striking!

From an Open Heart said...

THe combination just pops. Good job in showcasing these beads.

alicesbeadsandbaubles said...

Well some can do it, and not me YET, This is more the type of bracelet that I had in mind, than what I ended up with. I do love my piece but I was so hoping for the cord look I love so much. You did a great job and met the challenge well. Your kit was much like mine- tiny seed beads and lampwork. I find it interesting that we both thought "cord"

Kathy Lindemer said...

I love the colors and look of your bracelet! Well done!