Friday, December 12, 2014

Falling on the Edge of October Design Challenge

Falling on the Edge of October Design Challenge

This blog hop is being hosted by the wonderful Rita from:

The hop was limited to  35 participants and Rita mailed the Sparkling Rocks to all of us.
Thank you Rita for hosting this blog hop .

I was waiting anxiously for my bead and of course I am so impatient that I asked a friend to purchase some additional beads from Maryse's Etsy store and the picture is right below.

Unfortunately I did not receive my "sparkling rock" and I thought that I should drop from this hop, but since I already purchased some beads, I so am improvising.
I made the earrings below using the "sparkling rocks and I used crystal spacers and freshwater pearls.

Since this hop is all about the fall and the orange tones, a season I absolutely love, I decided to use some orange beads to make 3 bracelets.

I used freshwater pearls, crystal spacers and the orange beads.

These are chinese crystals, glass beads and a pumpkin bead.

These stone beads were given to me by a friend, and again I used one more orange bead.

I hope you have a chance to visit Rita's blog and see what  all the other participants have created.

Rita's blog is:

Thank you again Rita for letting me participate in your blog hop.
I am looking forward to the next blog hop at the end of this month.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

2nd Annual Bead Hoarders Blog

This blog hop is all about using our stashes of beads that we are saving forever, and create jewelry.
Our host is Lori Anderson from:
Thank you so much for hosting this blog hop!! Over 100 people are participating, wow!!
Please visit Lori's blog to see what all the other artist created!!

The above bracelet has Swarovski  beads, seed beads, chinese bicones and superduos.

This is a brooch and I turned it into a necklace.

This is a jade pendant and jade beads, I love how this necklace looks.!!

These beads were given to me so long ago, I had forgotten about them, they are all different gemstone beads, I strung them in between seed beads. Simple, but elegant.

This necklace is a long one, I used druzy beads in two colors, citrine beads given to me from a friend, freshwater pearls and  gemstone beads with crystals.

This necklace was given to me by another friend, she had made herself and  i re-did all the wire wrapping, this necklace is also a long one. Thanks Linda for giving it to me.

We had some rainy days, so I apologize for the bad quality of the pictures. I ran outside to take pictures when the sun come out. That did not last too long.

I was good and I did not buy any beads for this hop.

Thanks again Lori for hosting this blog hop, and this is where you can visit  her  blog

I hope you enjoyed looking at my pieces.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Oriental Earrings and Pendant

This set is made using bicone crystals, seed beads, glass pearls and  crystal drops.
On the original pattern, the crystal drop is on the top, but I change it to the bottom.
You can get this free tutorial here.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Bollywood Earrings and Pendant

These earrings and pendant I made using silver seed beads and crystal rivoli.
I had made one earring, and I was making the second one, when I realized that they were different sizes, so I made another one for the earring and the smaller component I used for the pendant. 
You can get your free tutorial here.
I love this set very much.
I hope you can get a chance to make one for yourself, too.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Chatty Cathy Pendant

On this pendant I used gold and silver seed beads, 4mm crystals, and a rivoli and I got them all at JJ Beads in Huntington Beach, CA, I also used a 6mm round crystal also from JJ Beads
This pendant is a pattern from Kelly Dale and you can get it here.
It was my first triangle pendant, and it was not hard to make.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Plum Blossom Bracelet and Pendant

I first saw this bracelet on a blog by:
She has a lovely blog, I love all her beaded jewelry and it seems we have the same taste, because I made a pair of earrings from a Youtube site and later she had the same pair of earrings on her blog.
So this is also a free pattern and you can get it here.
I also made earrings just like the pendant and I thought I took pictures, but I can't find them.
I used chinese crystal in 4mm, and gold seed beads that I purchased at JJ Beads in Huntington Beach, the glass pearls are 6mm and they are from Hobby Lobby.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Tila Fandangle Bracelet

This bracelet is made with gray tila beads, seed beads and 3mm chinese crystals.
This is a free pattern and you can get it here.
 I hope you enjoy it. It was a very easy to make and I get a lot of compliments when I wear it.

Sunday, October 26, 2014


This blog hop is hosted by Rita from:
Please visit her blog to see what all the participant has created!!

My daughters and I made this wreath for our front door. We had loads of fun making this.

One of my daughters bought me a mini pumpkin from Michael's, and I got inspired from Pinterest.

This is a netted bracelet, using seed beads size 15 and 11, fire polished beads and a magnetic clasp.

I got the pattern for this bracelet from Beadaholique and it is called Water Lily.
My friend Liz from .
gave me the piggy beads.  Thank you Liz.
You can get the pattern for this bracelet here:

The earring are made using Crystal Clay and rivolies.

And this is my last piece: a loom beanie.

Thank you for visiting and please go to  Rita's blog at
to see what everyone has created.
Many thanks to Rita, I love your Blog Hops!!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Pearl and Black Diamond Bracelet

I made this bracelet using a pattern from
You can get the pattern here.
I was a little challenging, because the pattern was not to clear.
I used 6mm glass pearls, black and black diamond crystals.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Gift for Donna and Carole

I made these necklaces for my friends Donna(Green) and Carole(red).
I am in love with drusies, so when I came across these beauties, I could not resist.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Choosy Chicks Choose Chicklets Design Challenge

Rita from Toltec Jewels had 20 chicklet beads and she mailed a chicklet to the first 20 designers. 44 designers are participating on this challenge.
So this is what a chicklet looks like:
This is where the chicklets come from:

Sue Kennedy's blogs:                               SueBeads...A Beady Girl's blog
                                                               Art Jewelry Elements
Sue Kennedy's website                            SueBeads
SueBeads Art Beads                                SueBeads


Toltec Jewels                                 

Thank you Rita for another amazing design challenge.
I signed up late, and received my beads last Friday, since I didn't have to much time to think about it, I didn't waste much time. I am very pleased with the end result.My necklace consist of  two chicklets,  pearl coins in two colors, glass pearls, seed beads, and a childhood friend(who is also a beader) gave me the beautiful blue glass beads.
Please visit Rita's blog here:
And you can see what the other designers come up with. Have fun!!! I sure did.
Thank you Rita once more.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A Time to Stitch

For this blog hop Therese Frank from:  
and Christine from :  
Co-hosted a blog hop, for this hop you had to choose one stitch and then use different colors or beads.
I would like to thank both Therese and Christine  for hosting this blog hop. I had so fun last year!!
I use different colors on my netting stitches, the first one I used Chinese crystals and pearls, the second is a turquoise beads in a bangle and the last is gold pearls.

Next I made  right angle weave bracelets using different colors. I used Chinese crystals, glass pearls and seed beads.

I hope you visit our gracious host blogs to see what the other artist's have created.
Thank you so much Therese and Christine for another wonderful hop.

Friday, May 9, 2014

BSBP 8 Reveal

This was so much fun!!
Reveal Day is here and I want to thank Lori Anderson for hosting this huge Soup.
Please visit Lori's Blog here with the list of all participants:

This is my second year doing this Blog Party.
My Soup partner this year is Hana Haverty from :
And the beautiful beads above is what I received from Hana.
I had a blast with the jewelry I created.
Thank you Hana!!

The first piece is a bracelet using the flat glass beads and the brown bead, I made  matching earrings.
Next I also a pair with the heart glass beads, and lastly I wire wrapped the crystals with freshwater pearls, and I used the focal and the clasp.
A closer look on the necklace. The pendant and the are very colorful, so I used all the different color crystals.
I will post what I make with the remaining beads later.
Again, thank Lori for this huge Bead Party!!
And visit Lori's blog here: