Sunday, August 21, 2016

Friday's Hunt with Eden Hills 08/19/16

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Well it is Friday again...( actually it is Sunday for me, I am late!) And we have the wonderful Teresa from Eden Hills. This weeks prompts are: Starts with H, Weekly Favorite, and Single.

For starts with H, I had a time finding any in my vacation stash but here is what I came up with. 

This Hugo, Tx. We passed through it on our way to my BIL's house while on vacation.

This one is of my son sitting on a really HOT rock. He told me to make sure I hurried as it was cooking his bum!

For favorite this week, I was going through the photos of our trip and came across this one. Eva and Issis are eyeing my sons breakfast.

And for single: I have three shots with single subjects in each:

For more great shots, hop over to Eden Hills and see what else everyone posted. 

Til next week..
Keep on Snapping


Saturday, August 20, 2016

ZnetShows New Arrivals Blog Hop


ZnetShows has done it again. Not only do they have the greatest selection of sea glass styles already, they just added some new ones. The first one is called a focal set . They have already done most of the work...just add some bling between the sea glass and you are done. The second one is called a stacked set. This one you could easily create stunning earrings sets. The third one is called the button clothing. Now I could so see jazzing up an outfit with these beauties... 

To check them all out head over to the New Arrivals section! I am sure you will be just as blown away as I was.

To showcase the new arrivals, we designers were asked to get creative and make something using the new sea glass.

I received the focal set in Dessert Gold. I had some dark and light green sea glass beads already that I knew would go with them. I also used crystals between the light green beads.I used dark green hemp to string and do the knots. I did have a problem with it. It kept trying to unravel. May have been a bad batch. But I stuck with it and finished it up. I am going to see if I can find some better hemp and redo it. But this is what I made. I did not do a closure as I wasn't sure what kind I wanted to do, plus it goes over the head anyway.


For more amazing pieces, hop over to the other participants blogs. 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Friday's Hunt With Eden Hills 08/13/16

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Hello again. Thanks for joining me for another Friday's Hunt with Teresa at Eden Hills. This weeks challenge is: Starts with G, Weeks Favorite, and Wheels.

As I continue to work my way through the alphabet with Teresa, I am working my way through my vacation to California pictures. For G this week I have: Grand Coteau, Green Tree Bark, Goofy Son with a Gator (not real), the Golden Acorn Quick Mart we stopped in on our way out of California, a REAL Gator, a gecko sunning himself, and a sign for the Gainesville Volunteers.

For Wheels, I was a bit stumped, BUT my vacation pictures came to the rescue! These pictures are of all kinds of wheels we saw while on vacation!

And last but not least my favorite of the week: a picture of my Church's band that I sing with.

So there you have it. Hope you enjoyed seeing my offerings for this week. For more pictures, head over to Eden Hills and check them out. 

Til next week..

Keep on snapping!


Saturday, August 6, 2016

Friday's Hunt 08/06/2016

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Welllll it is Friday again. I just don't understand how they come around so fast. Seems like it was just last Friday.

So this week Teresa from Eden Hills has given us a new picture challenge: Starts with F, Weeks Favorite, and Shiny!

So for Starts with F: I went to my vacation pictures and found some pictures that started with F.

 For this Weeks Favorite: We had a Child Dedication at my church for this little cutie. He is so sweet! I just love this shot of him.

And for Shiny: Well I was stumped there...but I design jewelry so I had some stones and things sitting on my desk. So I put them together and took a picture. The ruler was metal and shiny, and the wire was silver and shiny. Then my beads were shiny and the pendant on the necklace my husband made is shiny. Also. the package AND the buttons were shiny.

Thanks for stopping by and viewing my pictures for this weeks challenge. For more hop over to Teresa's blog Eden Hills.

Till next time....Keep on snapping!


Saturday, July 30, 2016

Friday's Hunt with Eden Hills - 07/30/2016

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Oh my, it is Friday again...amazing how quickly that day comes around... AND it is time again for Friday's Hunt with Eden Hills.  This week the prompts are: Starts with E, Bouncy, and Weeks Favorite.

Since as I mentioned before, I am trying for this round of letters to get them all from our trip to California. This week was easy! On our way home we stopped in EUNICE, LA to see my Aunt. And of course I had to take pictures.... Below the first set are pictures that were taken around the EUNICE Depot Museum.

It was Sunday and nothing was open...sigh...but we got some pictures anyway.

For BOUNCY I really had I made  asked my son to help me. He is jumping or bouncing in the living room with a box of BOUNCE in his hands....

And for my favorite of the week....I am a Clive Cussler fan!!!! And I had collected so many of his books that I had to clear off another shelf to hold all of them. Some of the titles I have more than one and that is because each one has a different cover.

So there you have glad you could drop by...and next Friday is just around the corner so don't forget to come back and see what I posted.

For more great post head over to Eden Hills and take a look...Til next week...

Keep on Snapping...


Saturday, July 23, 2016

Friday’s Hunt With Eden Hills - 07/22/16

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Well it is Friday again, time for Friday's Hunt with Eden Hills. Seems like the days are flying by. Before we know it the year will be over....

Anyway, this weeks prompts are Starts with D, Weeks Favorite, and Summer or Winter.

For starts with D, I am continuing to try and find pictures from our vacation trip to California in June. My hope is to get all the letters...

DUNES - White Sands Missile Range - NM

Not sure where this was taken, but the DOG was in the back of the truck in the shade watching the horses. I thought it was funny.

DOLPHINS - at a rest stop in Alabama

Water Tower in DEPORT Tx

DOWNTOWN coming into Pensacola, FL

My favorite for the week is a picture of my daughter and SIL on their wedding day in Jan. We just recently got the professional pictures.

AND since I live in Florida, and it is Summer here, well it's summer most of the year, I have a collage of some of the flowers in my yard that are growing.

For more great shots, hop over to Teresa's at Eden Hills and see what she and the rest of us posted.

And as always, til next time...keep on snapping!



Pine Ridge Treasures' Sunny Day Blog Hop July 23rd, 2016

Time for the Sunny Day Blog Hop with Lisa Lodge at A Grateful Artist. For this challenge she sent out a bead kit with cultured seaglass and czech glass in shades of blue, yellow and green.  Blue for the sky, yellow for the sun and green for the grass and leaves.  Participants were instructed to make beady creations using their kit beads, and other items in their bead stash (if they so chose). This is what I received. 

There were so many possibilities, it was hard to choose. Since I had not worked with Peanut Seed Beads or Farfelle Beads I went looking for patterns to get ideas. The one I chose for an idea was the Jolie Band from Around The Beading Table. I didn't have the beads required, but I like the way it looked so this is what I created.

It is a bracelet with matching earrings. The Blue glass and the green bubble looking beads were from the kit, the black half moon beads and the opaque green beads are from my stash. This really wasn't a pattern for peanut beads, but I like the way it came out. Almost looks like green bubbles between the blue glass beads. 

From there I was really drawn to  the blue circles and the yellow squares. This is what I designed with them. The little green sea glass beads hanging on the yellow are from the kit also. The goldtone squares on top of the yellow were from my stash and in fact are part of toggle sets. I just really liked the way they looked.

For my final project where I used most of the rest of the beads and some from my stash I created after seeing a necklace similar in style. I made it so that it can slip over the head and also put a lobster claw finding on one side in case you wanted to undo it. I put two fish charms over the lobster claw so you really can't see it. 

Each separate component on the first two rows were strung on wire and connected by a 3 link section of tiny chain. The yellow, light green, orange in the first two rows are from the kit. The rest from my stash. The crystal glass beads and the blue glass beads on the third and fourth row are from the kit. They were joined with just jump rings. Here is where the fish charms are. And if you look closely, the four loop connector I used to hang all the strands on is the other part of the toggle set that I used in the earrings I showed earlier. 

Here is the pair of earrings I made to go with the necklace.  In it you can see the clear crystal beads from the kit better. The yellow glass beads and the circular yellow sea glass beads were from my stash. 

So there you have it. I still have more beads and more idea's.  For more great ideas and designs go check out Lisa's Blog

Til next time...keep on beading!