Saturday, February 7, 2015

Checkerboard Blog Hop-Reveal
It's always fun to participate in things that I love to do.  I love to write although I don't make public everything that I put on a page.  I also love to create with beads.  Pine Ridge Treasures owned by Lisa Lodge gives me just that opportunity to create and share with others by providing participants with beautiful beads and components to work with.

I signed up for this challenge in June 2014, so I have had the beads in my possession for longer than I should admit because I put them away to work on other projects and nearly forgot about the blog hop.  I had several ideas running through my head but when it came down to putting needle to bead...I just couldn't make them work.  I can't begin to tell the number of times I cut apart, unstitched, restarted, etc...

Here are photos of my finished pieces.  I hope you like them.  I normally do more stitching and less stringing, but finally gave up on the stitching portion when I couldn't make it work with the larger pearls.  I decided to keep it a bit simple and just use a peyote stitched ring on the black tube beads and use O beads between the pearls on the necklace and bracelet, or course there has to be earrings to match too.  I also made a 2nd bracelet in a feeble attempt at wire working.  I can wear it, but I have a lot to learn about wire working.

The last bracelet and earring set is because I absolutely had to use the small black oval pearls in the kit and had some really cool red glass beads on my supply wall that I have really been anxious to use.  This bracelet and earrings is a set that can be worn with jeans and a sweater, scrubs, or dressed up.  That is my favorite kind of jewelry...versatile.

Please visit the rest of the participants to see what they have created...
Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Toltec  Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs
Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Kathleen Breeding, 99 Bottles of Beads on the Wall
Mischelle Fanucchi, Micheladas Musings
Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design
Susan Anderson, La Main Tresor
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Ann Schroeder, Bead Love
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Margaret Pelech, Margaret Pelech's Blog
Lisa Prewitt Knappenberger, LiRaysa Designs
Annette Rivers, Mama Owls Mess
Carol Briody, A Beads Life
Miranda Ackerley, MirandAck
Karin Grosset Grange (France), Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Katrina Scuderi Taylor, I Wanna Go Out


  1. Hi Lisa, I like all of your designs. The stitched rings on the black ovals add so much character.

  2. Great pieces! I love how you stitched around the long sea glass beads. I also love the red beads from your stash. They are cool!

  3. Lisa - I love all your creations! The peyote stitched rings on the black tube beads really make the necklace pop. Thanks for being in the hop!

  4. Great pieces! I love the combination of weaving and stringing, and your beaded rings give a nice ethnic feel to your pieces.

  5. Very pretty! I love those stitched rings with the black...great embellishment!

  6. I loved the peyote stitched ring on the black tube beads - Great accents to the long beads !

  7. I really liked the stitched rings on the beads. It added instant pizazz.

  8. I love your wire-wrapped bracelet! I too am 'learning'..trying to over-come my 'wire-fear' (which creeps back now & then!). The peyote bands are a super way to highlight those fabulous black beads! Love all your pieces!


River Walk Bracelet designed by Cynthia Newcomer Daniel

River Walk Bracelet designed by Cynthia Newcomer Daniel
Stitched by Me. Love the colors of this one.l