Past blog hops and challenges

Saturday, July 18, 2015

2015 Pine Ridge Treasures' Beach Blog Hop!

Hopefully this post is going to work.  Never had so much trouble signing into blogger.

But this is supposed to be about a bead challenge and not my computer problems.

Lisa Lodge from A Grateful Artist blog sponsored another bead challenge this week.

I purchased a kit with lots of lovely beads and was able to make two necklaces and two earring sets.  But first off is the set of beads that I received from Lisa.

Cultured seaglass in aqua, cobalt blue, medium blue and a lovely lavender that reminds me of Alexandrite without the color changes.

The first set that I made was using the lavender with some purplish crystals that were included in the kit along with the silver rectangular spacers also included.


The other set that I made used the cobalt blue, the aqua nuggets, and more of the silver spacers.


Some how I only managed to get a shot of the blue earrings by themselves so here they are.

I still have some lovely beads left and will try to get another set done.

Please stop by and visit the other bloggers that are participating in the challenge.

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design
Susan Anderson, La Main Tresor
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Margaret Pelech, Margaret Pelech's Blog
Lisa Prewitt Knappenberger, LiRaysa Designs
Carol Briody, A Beads Life
Karin Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha’s Ramblings
Gloria Allen, Gloria Allen Designs
Rosee Floss Hanemaayer, Silver Penny Artisans
Saundra Farren, Something by Saundra
Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool Jewelry
MaryAnne Kelly Hobbs-Fernie - TBD
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Kelly Fletcher – TBD
Linda Anderson, From the Bead Board
Diana Chavis - TBD

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Love your summery designs - they remind me of the tranquil times at the sea shore! Calming and relaxing; gorgeous!

  2. Lovely collection, I especially like the lavender necklace, it is so soft and peaceful.

  3. Very nice! I love the colors! Purples are my fav color! Great job!

  4. All of them are beautiful pieces. I really really like that first necklace.

  5. Hi, Carolyn. I like both of your sets (especially the blue one). I would wear them all the time. Thanks for being in the hop!

  6. Great job Carolyn, your jewelry is very pretty.

  7. You got a really pretty selection of beads and made lovely pieces! I'm on a purple kick lately, so I really love your first set.

  8. Great designs! sorry you were having blogger issues but so glad you were able to post your lovelies :)

  9. I love your blue piece! It's so cute and dainty! =) I also love the purple piece, because I love purple! =) Great pieces and job well done.


  10. fun hopping with you. Necklaces are pretty but the Blue is my fav. Luv love.

  11. Beautiful kit, and you used the materials well. I especially love that lavender. Beautiful!