Saturday, March 16, 2013

Holiday Bling Blog Hop 3

I once again decided to participate in Shelly and Marlene's Holiday Blog Hop, this is the third and I have done all three.  They really are such fun.  This time around I was partnered with the lovely Tiffany Smith of Southern Gals Designs.  Tiffany makes wonderful ceramic pieces.  For those of you that are owl fans you have to go check them cute! 

Tiffany and I decided that we were going to make each other Valentine's themed jewelry.  She made me a really cute bracelet with a ceramic heart she made, and matching earrings.  I just love them.  If you want to see please visit her blog.

I have been in a bit of a rut and have been having a difficult time with things.  I really needed this to get me going again.  I utilize a variety of techniques in my jewelry making but bead weaving is by far my favorite.  Since Tiffany does not bead weave this was perfect.  I flipped through my huge stack of magazines and found some patterns I really liked....was not really so out of the rut that I was going to come up with an original design, and these are really pretty. 

The bracelet is a free  bracelet design by Sabine Lippert called Mingles.  I used Swarovoski bicone crystals and glass pearls. 

The earrings are from a bracelet design by Nancy Peterson called pretty picots.  Instead of doing them all for the bracelet I just did the one unit and made earrings.  I think they are perfect with this bracelet.  I also made Tiffany a  bead woven Medallion pendant that is designed by Marcie Abney of La Bella Joya.  This was a fun pendant to make.   I really hope Tiffany enjoys what I made for her.  Please visit her blog, Face book page, and all the other participants.  


Alicia Marinache
Catherine King
Chris Schlicht
Cynthia Machata
Dyanne Cantrell
Gina Hockett
Jennifer Reno
Laura Reed
Leanne Loftus
Lennis Carrier
Lori Bowring Michaud
Marti Conrad
Mary Govaars
Renetha Stanziano
Rita/ Toltec Jewels
Sandra McGriff
Sarah Goode
Sherri Stokey
Sonya Stille
Tammie Everly
Therese Frank
Tiffany Goff Smith
Marlene Cupo
Shelley Graham Turner

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  1. Sonya Your Work Is Fantasti And I Have Worn Those Earrings Like Almost EverydaY. I Wear AllotOf Pink So Its Perfect.

  2. A beautiful set: lovingly blushing at us :) Gorgeous!

  3. A very pretty set and it's nice she can wear it though out Spring. If this is you in a rut, I can't wait to see when you're really inspired. I really couldn't do what you do, I don't have the patience.

  4. Very elegant pieces! I especially love the earrings.

  5. Great post and such cool pieces. This really was a great hop :-)

  6. Sonya, even your ruts can't dampen your exquisite work and talent. Sure Tiffany will agree with me. Thanks so much for joining us in this Holiday Celebration.

  7. Beautiful pieces! Fits Valentines Day perfectly!

    Gina H

  8. What a pretty, romantic set you created! Get out of your rut, girl - come bead with me and Bailey!

  9. Sonya! You are amazing! I have seen your enamel pieces which are to die for (especially if you try to snatch my Sonya collection!!) but beadweaving too, REALLY? How can you do it all, as so beautifully. I like the earrings best out of all the pieces but they are all very pretty, Great job!
    ~ Shelley

  10. such soft, feminine designs! what a lovely set!

  11. Sonya, I love following your jewelry creation because they are always so gorgeous! I always look forward to seeing what you'll create. You inspire me!

    Beautiful beadweaving, as always. The pendant is exquisite, and the romantic colorway is perfect for Valentine's Day jewelry. Adore the earrings too, and the bracelet is lovely! Soft, loving, fine beaded jewelry.

    You're so talented!

    Happy Hopping,

  12. Such a pretty set!! Very romantic.

  13. Sweet set for valentine's day.

    I’m part of the bead soup party. Looking forward to the reveals. I'm now following you. I have a new blog. Please consider following my jewelry blog. Thanks.

  14. Hello friend..
    These jewellery pieces are amazing. I really liked them. Just like all other girls, I am also fond of wearing different types of jewellery in India. My favorite jewellery type is Diamond jewellery. This pink jewellery looks stunning. Thank you for sharing!!


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