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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Pearls! Pearls!! Pearls!!! Blog Hop

Today is all about Pearls! Pearls!! Pearls!!!
And our host, Shel from MiShel Designs, is the perfect person to head up this hop!  In these circles, hearing the name "Shel" automatically makes one think "Pearls!"
So we are going to feature the Pearls, in all their grand subtlety, as the Stars of today's Hop.


First are fuchsia fresh water pearls with a few rounds of brick stitch.

















Next up, I used deer leather lace, white fresh water pearls, jump rings, size 15 seed beads, and these super funky cool Gypsy Trade Beads made by Erin at Elysian Studios Art.






And the last piece I made is seed beads, white fresh water pearls and recycled sari ribbon from Darn Good Yarn.





All the pearls in this post are from the Innovative Bead Expo but I really couldn't tell you which vendors.





Thanks Shel~for being our lovely hostess and for making this a fun hop!




Please take a look at all the other Pearls participating in today's hop:


19 comments:

Shel said...

Oh wow Christine - these are all super designs! I always love to see what you do w/your seed beads - and I love these earrings! Your bracelet is so unique and cool looking - LOVE it! And, I'd wear that necklace all the time!! Fabulous color of pink. Great use of your pearls - thanks for hopping along and sharing you designs with us!!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Well you know that I LOVE those earrings!! I have a Van gogh (single) just sitting there on my bead table from when you showed me that technique screaming "finish me!"

But I am seriously loving what you're doing with fibers these days! between the leather, lacing and sari silk ... YUM! such great designs!!

Amy S. said...

Christine - I love how unique all of your designs are! I love all your pearly creations!

Liz E said...

Of course everything is gorgeous. OF COURSE. But I have to say the bracelet with the deer leather lace kinda knocked my socks off. Fun, funky, invitingly playful and you put some pearls in there too! I kind of want to lick one of those gypsy trade beads to see if it tastes like peppermint.

Therese's Treasures said...

Awesome pieces Christine! I love the earrings and the two bracelets are so funky and so different. I like the combination of leather and pearls it sort of bad girl meets good girl. The red fiber bracelet is neat it is like little treasure peeking out between the frayed fabric.
Therese

Freestyle Elements said...

Christine, it is amazing what you did with pearls and seed beads! My favorite is the frayed sari silk bracelet--love, love that one. Great job! Gina H

freshbakeddesigns said...

You've really give us a great look at the versatility of pearls, Christine! Leather, bead work, and fibers... I'm especially in love with the vibrant bracelet. Great wrist candy!

Lynda

Dee Alcalde said...

Love the fiber and pearl piece, so unique and a beautiful spin on the use of pearls.

LisaS said...

oooh beautiful pieces! I do love that pearl and sari ribbon bracelet - so fun and exuberant!!!

Enjoy the hop! - I sure am... ;)

Tracy Statler said...

You designs are all so diverse Christine. I love the earrings. Seed bead stitching is something that just baffles me and something I hope to learn one day.

Of course I am partial to the bracelets too and the leather one is really interesting the way you put it all together!

Klassy Joolz said...

So like all your different designs and the way you used the Pearls! Seed beads are always amazing to me...so love the earrings. Wonderful designs!

Kashmira said...

Ooooooh! Those earrings!

Miss Val's Creations said...

The pieces are so wonderful and unique! I really love the sari bracelet. It is so feminine and would be fun to wear!

Sharyl said...

I love how you came up with 3 very different looks using the same color scheme and pearls! Everything from the very elegant earrings to the very fun and casual bracelets!

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

Wonderful pieces! I especially love what you did with the Gypsy beads! Such a fun graphic & modern design! All of your pieces are lovely as usual!

BackstoryBeads said...

After a couple of days away, I'm finally getting to enjoy the Pearl Hop. Love the fantastic colors you've combined in your earrings. I would reach for them every day! And such a cleverly designed bracelet! Great balance of luminous pearls, soft leather and natural trade beads, all tied together with jump rings. I want to make one of these!!

CraftyHope said...

These are all really great designs. Those first ones in particular are just too cool!

Lisa Yang said...

I love that you were able to make multiple designs for the blog hop and that each one is so different from the other. I love brick stitch, so the earrings are my favorite, but I truly admire people who can create with fibers and leather. I really haven't tackled either yet. Great pearl designs!

Lisa
http://www.lisayangjewelry.com

Designed by Vera said...

Beautiful! I love the second one. Never heard of deer leather lace but will check it out. Great Job. Thanks for sharing