Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Ocean Blog Hop 1st Reveal - May 31, 2014

I am part of the Ocean Blog Hop being sponsored by Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist.. 

Back in March I received some beautiful glass beads in blues and greens with aquatic silver beads and spaces.  Also included were little silver acrylic dagger beads.

Of course I forgot to take pictures but this is a picture of what was left....

I can tell you I went through several different patterns and ideas....but below is what I finally settled on, modeled by my daughter...Sydny. Of course since we are out of town, I am having to use my sons computer that doesn't have the edit software I needed so I couldn't do my it is all individual pics.  I did a necklace, bracelet, and earrings.  I had started a ring...but couldn't get the design to behave.....I will post that picture later if I can get the beads to behave.

The little mermaid bead in the center piece I purchased Pamelia at her shop on etsy.

The rest of the beads came from Lisa. I tried many new techniques with the wire forming and the sewing the round beads together.  Not sure I got them all down pat....may have to do some But thanks for looking!

For more great creations check out the links below!

Your hostess: Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Karin Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera (you are here!)
Monique Urquhart, A Half-Baked Notion
Katrina Taylor, I Wanna Go Out 
Mary Ann Macri Jacobs, Trucksville Crafts
Jeanne Steck, Gems by Jeanne Marie
Ann Schroeder, Bead Love
Kathleen Breeding, 99 Bottles of Beads on the Wall
Marianne Baxter, Simply Seablime Jewelry
Terri Wlaschin, Dances in Fog
Margaret Pelech, Margaret Pelech's Ocean Blog
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs
Andrea Glick-Zenith, ZenithJade Creations


  1. Your pieces are so pretty! I love how you crafted the focal for your necklace. I love seeing what everyone got in their kits and what they made!

  2. Very nice, I love the wirework on your circle and those earrings. The necklace is beautiful!

  3. The earrings are so super cute! Great job!

  4. How lovely! And I just love those Seahorse earrings.

  5. Love the ensemble..Makes me long for the beach and get out of the midwest for awhile!

  6. You made a very pretty and fun summer set!

  7. Wow realtime what you did with the focal. The silver work brings out the blues. Love the seahorses earrings

  8. I love the focal you created for your necklace. Both the necklace and your daughter are very pretty.

  9. I really love your necklace!! I like the focal and the way you made the shell shine. Nice job and your daughter looks lovely.

  10. A wonderful set of jewelry that brings the sea front and centre!

  11. Veralynne, I love the way you paired the blues and greens... they look so wonderful together! Your set is marvelous, the necklace particularly inventive with so many points of interest to draw the eye :)

    Thank you to your lovely model: Sydny, you are a natural!

  12. Veralynne - what a pretty necklace set! The seahorse earrings are super cute, and the necklace definitely make me ready to go to the beach. Your daughter is a natural at modeling. Great job and thanks again for being in the hop!

  13. Well, she looks lovely in your interesting creations. Loving the placement of those sea horses. Sorry for late comments. Computer issues - my post is now up.

  14. Your pieces are so unusual and interesting!

  15. Hi lovely clean cut lines to this set I just love the blues Margaret Pelech

  16. Pack your beach bag and put on the flip flops. I can see you relaxing on the beach wearing your earrings & necklace!

  17. love the necklace and the seahorse earrings

  18. Pretty designs, I especially like the sea glass and seahorse earrings!