It is time to reveal to y'all what my partner Leanne Loftus and I made for each other in the Holiday Bling Blog Hop 3 hosted by Marlene Cupo and Shelley Graham Turner.
The rules were simple (as well they should be, who wants the rules to be difficult) just sign up for the blog hop and Marlene and Shelley will pick a partner for you. When you found out who your partner was, email her or him (yes you never know one time you might be partnered with a guy) find out some interesting facts about your partner and pick a holiday the two of you would like to create a piece for. Well Leanne and I chose to do the Chinese New Year, which was February 10, 2013 the year of the Snake. Once Leanne and I made our choice I knew just what I was going to make and set out to design it. I knew it was going to take me a little while to get it done, so I started on it right away. Of course once I sketched out my design I had to make an order for beads pretty 3mm ABX2 Swaroski bicone crystals in four different colors. When they arrived I could not wait to get started.
Are there any guesses on what I created? Ah come on now, if you know me I bet you can guess. Well first let me show you what my partner Leanne sent to me.
This necklace is beautiful these pictures really do not do the necklace justice. Leanne did an Asymmetrical design, using bright colored cloth cord with Asian print on one side and wire wrapped pearls and Jade beads on the other. The awesome Chinese coin pendant is hanging from a green silk ribbon. Pearls and a crystal are dangling in front of the coin. I could not believe my eyes when I saw the coin, so I asked Leanne if this was something that she already owned, or if not where did she find it? She said that she found it on Ebay!
I enjoy wearing this necklace it is just the right weigh and length, it is very comfortable to wear. I love it!
Now for what I sent to Leanne.
This took me almost two weeks to finish. This was the only project I worked on while on my beading retreat with my Beading Fairies group. I love how it turned out. I am sure that someone else could have drawn a better snake, but I think that I did okay.
Thank you Marlene and Shelley for coming up with a great idea for a blog hop. I very much enjoyed being a part of this one, and meeting and making a new friend in Leanne.
Please go and check out the others that are participating in this Holiday Bling Blog Hop 3.
Lori Bowring Michaud
Rita/ Toltec Jewels
Tiffany Goff Smith
Shelley Graham Turner