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Saturday, April 11, 2015


this is the butterfly and flower necklace I am collaborating on  with a friend

butterfly wings
    Today is Pepitas butterfly hop.She is a beader who lives in Secovlje, Slovenia, but maintains contact with the big world of beaders through the internet and she is now a friend to all of us.
I made a couple of things. One is a necklace with two butterflies on it but you can’t see them very well.  And in my list of disasters I’ve misplaced my butterfly bracelet I was working on.  But, lucily, I have the second butterfly for the necklace just sitting there, unattached.  And even better, I have a big butterfly I made some time ago. Now I’ve found my bracelet but I can’t find my big butterfly. Tommorow, during the blog hop I will try to make sense of everything.
    Just remembered I took lots of pictures of the big butterfly. While I constantly see people making perfect beaded butterflies in my beading groups, I am not one of those people. My butterfly looks as if she's made of splotches of bright butterfly color Now he has a lot of little butterflies for company

1. Alenka (Pepita) - hostess -->
2. Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) -->
3. Beti Horvath -->
4. Kathy Lindemer -->
5. Kepi -->
6. Christine Altmiller -->
7. Amy S. -->
8. Dini Bruinsma -->
9. Cynthia (Antiquity Travelers) -->
10. Alicia -->
11. sheilaposter -->
12. Therese Frank -->
13. Rebecca White -->
14. Rachel Mallis -->!blog/c1jlz
15. Liz E -->
16. Ana (ACBeads) -->
17. Jasvanti Patel -->
18. Carolyn -->
19. Nan Smith -->

Friday, April 10, 2015

Apologies for my jasper intrigue

     This is a small blog hop sponsered by Lisa Lodge of Pine Ridge Treasures. It gave me a lot of trouble. I had all the colors right but the design just wouldn't come. I took it apart and redid it and it came back easier. But when I attempted to pull it together it fell apart. Somehow I can make bracelets, wonderful bracelets but my necklaces seldom work.
      Here are some of what I did manage to make. The bracelet has a touch of whimsey because the oval beads resembled olives. I made it soon after attending a class by Joyce Scott. The other big pieces of jasper I bezeled around. And that was as far as my experiment with the jasper went.
cocktail olives

funky bezels
Here is the list of blogs, but I couldn't link them, so you'll have to visit someone else on the list to continue on your way

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Susan Anderson, La Main Tresor
Karin Grosset Grange (France), Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha’s Ramblings
Sheila Prose, Cheap Charms
Terri Wlaschin, Baking Beads in the Keys
Therese Frank, Therese's Treasures
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Lisa Prewitt Knappenberger, Li Raysa Designs