Saturday, December 7, 2013

I Love Clay Blog Hop Hosted by Lisa Lodge

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Hi Y'all,

Well it is time to reveal what I made with the beautiful clay components Lisa of Grateful Artist blog sent to me.  Here is a picture of what she sent to me a few months ago.

I lost the sheet that Lisa sent with the clay components, so I can not tell you who created these lovely clay components, but I do know the pendant was not made by the same person that made the beads.

I thought that the pendant was so pretty when I opened the package a few months back and how the beads matched it so well I was surprised when I read that they were by different artists.  I knew what I wanted to do and it involved CRAW, but as the date got closer to the reveal I had a change of mind and started a Herringbone rope.  I just was not feeling the rope, so I did a Kumihimo rope, did not like that one either.  I was walking by my bead table and noticed that the pendant was laying by some Tiger's Eye gemstones and I thought, yes that is perfect.  I also pulled out some Lapis as a contrast color and here is what I created.

The Tiger's Eye has the same tones of brown and golden tan as the pendant, and the rich blue of the Lapis compliments the brown well. I am really pleased with the results.

Thank you Lisa for hosting such great challenges they really make you think hard before creating something with the beautiful components that you send.

Please go and see what the other participants in the I Love Clay Blog Hop.

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist

Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyns Creations
Bonnie Coursolle, Jasper's Gems
Dolores Raml, Crafty D's Creations
Therese Frank, Therese's Treasures
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Mowse Doyle, Mowse Made This 
Janine Lucas, Esfera Travel Blog
Karin Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Kelli Nelson, Zenith Jade Creations
Ann Schroeder, Bead Love
Jasvanti Patel, Jewelry by Jasvanti
Candida Castleberry, Sugar Spun Beadworks
Robin Reed, Artistry HCBD
Katrina Taylor, I Wanna Go Out

Happy beading Y'all,


  1. What a lovely combination, tiger eye and lapis. Love the necklace, it turned out beautifully.

  2. This is a lovely necklace. I love the color you chose to complement your pendant. It really makes the design special.

  3. I love your necklace! The clay focal and the beads are an amazing match and I love them with the tiger's eye. This is a beautiful and very wearable necklace, Therese!

  4. Really lovely Therese! The colors are so rich and work together beautifully! you sound like me swapping out design after design! glad you found the gorgeous tiger eye ones next to that focal :)

  5. Your necklace came out great after all your starts!

  6. Wow, the tiger eye work perfectly with clay beads. I would never thought of using lapis in the design, but is a wonderful contrast colour for the tiger eye.

  7. Wow, love how this turned out! Beautiful pendant too.

  8. Love the blue and brown combination, Therese. The necklace turned out very beautiful. I would wear it a lot! Thanks for being in the hop!

  9. I love your necklace Therese.
    I love tiger eye, I love wearing brown in the winter.

  10. very pretty- love the combo of colors, and the pendant is lovely. Christie

  11. The tiger eye beads are a winner with the pendant.

  12. Brown and blue is one of those never-fail color combinations -- I love it!

  13. what a beautiful color combination~and don't ever underestimate the power of stringing!

  14. Oooh! That blue really makes the components sing. Nicenicenice!

  15. The blue with the browns are a beautiful combination! I love your necklace!!