Saturday, 6 October 2012

Holiday Bling Blog Hop Swap Reveal

Hi everyone, here's my reveal for the Holiday Bling Blog Hop ... (sorry if it's a bit screwy, I haven't been feeling too well lol).

Well the idea was we were partnered up by our great hosts Marlene Cupo and Shelley Graham Turner and then we swapped something holiday themed. My partner was the very talented Dee Elgie.

I went off to the nearest shop that stocks beading supplies and to my horror couldn't seem to find anything holiday themed but then I came across some really beautiful silver filigree spacers with rhinestones that made me think of snowflakes - sadly the packaging said they were flowers ... pfft since when do we ever take any notice to what packaging tells us right, they kept saying they wanted to be snowflakes so who was I to argue  ;) 

 Back home I started working when disaster struck - I had a klutz moment when all co-ordination failed me and I jabbed myself in the eye, thankfully with a finger not the beading needle I was working with lol ... but it made it impossible to continue with working with the size 15's for the rest of the day. Happily by the next morning the eye was feeling much better and the design just seemed to make itself from then on out (don't you just love it when that happens) - I even conquered one of my feared beading stitches ... the St Petersberg  =D

I originally did a small section of spiral rope to make the bracelet sides but didn't feel it fit in with the idea so a quick flick through my beading books for inspiration and I came across the double St Petersberg and thought how perfect as it made me think of little icicles (I was going with a winter wonderland/snow theme).

I can't show you what Dee sent me as it hasn't arrived yet (I'll come back and update when it does) ... think my regular mailman must be on holiday as several things I've been waiting for haven't arrived yet. 

And here's the list of everyone else in the hop ... hope you have fun oogling the pretty things  ;)

Michelle Fanucchi
Monique Urquhart
Therese Frank
Heather Otto
Jo-Ann Woolverton
Linda Florian
Debbie Rasmussen
Alicia Marinache
Ginger Bishop
Leanne Loftus
Rita/Toltec Jewels
Shelly Joyce
Shai Williams
Lori Bowring Michaud
Lennis Carrier
Marla Gibson
Mary Howell Govaars
Linda Younkmann
Shirley Jones Moore http://​www.beadsandbread.blo​
Melinda Orr
Marlene Cupo
Shelley Graham Turner
Sonya Stille
Dyanne Cantrell
Anindita Basu
Dee Elgie
Gina Hockett
Lori Jean Poppe
Charlie Jacka
Stephanie Stamper (Woods)
Mary Hicks, Shannon Hicks


  1. Sorry to hear your gift hasn't yet arrived, Lo... guess it will be all the sweeter when it does turn up. Thanks for sharing your (action-packed) story on the creation of your gift for Dee. What an amazing design it is... I'm so glad you disregarded the package notes and charged ahead. What a beautiful result! Hope your Holidays are cheery and bright!

  2. Love the use of St. Petersberg chain on a bracelet. Hope that you package arrives soon!

  3. Stunning! I also was afraid of St. Petersberg, but once I did it I realized that it was not that bad. I hope you receive your package soon!

  4. Love it, your partner is one lucky lady. Absolutely gorgeous!

  5. Dumbstruck with the beauty of this!!! Agree with Kepi, your partner is the lucky one! Hope your goodie arrives soon. Thank you for joining our HBBH!

  6. Oh Lynne, that bracelet is stunnning! I mean of course those are snowflakes not flowers! And the beaded "fringe" on the edges makes me think of frozen whiskers on the Obdomidable snowman! COLD!! FROSTY!! DIVINE!

    Sorry your package didn't arrive. Keep watching that mailbox.

    Thank you for participating in our blog hop, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS! xxoOh! ~ Shelley

  7. Your bracelet is the picture next to the dictionary definition of bling! (That is, if the dictionary recognized bling as a word. Is anyone else tired of getting the red underline of death when you type the word bling?) Anyway, nicely done, and we'll be waiting for your update!

  8. Oh gosh, that is absolutely gorgeous! I've also been hesitating to get into St Petersburg...but this might just push me over the edge! Beautiful!

  9. This is some serious holiday bling. This piece is stunning. Sorry your package hasn't arrived.

  10. OH, this is so beautiful! Very Bling-y! I love it. HOpe your package arrives soon! Gina

  11. This is gorgeous. Your partner is very lucky. You are in good company with those of us who've yet to receive our bling. It will extend the experience is what my friend always says. Oh and I agree it looks like snowflakes to me too.

  12. That is one gorgeous bracelet! Don't you just love the look of St. Pete? It's such a pretty, feminine stitch. I think the color palette is perfect for Christmas and Winter Wonderland!

  13. Hi Lo,
    Wow the bracelet you made for your partner is gorgeous! Fantastic job. It is too bad we bead weavers can not take out workman's comp on beading injuries, so glad your eye is better.

  14. Lovely bracelet. It has so much flash and yet is understated and elegant. Great job!

  15. My apologies for commenting today. I messaged Shelly that I was called to double shift with grandma childcare yesterday -- hope you knew. Two shifts and two sets of grandkids: first shift were 2 year old and 3 year olds who wore me out for the 2nd shift 11 year old, lol -- and though I thought i'd comment that evening during 2nd shift childcare duties, even my typing finger was too tired out ;)

    I'm glad I waited to enjoy the beauty of this blog hop! Your jewelry is stunning! Love the sparkle and delicate beauty of your snowflake and icicle bracelet. It's exquisite, gorgeous... ohh, I'm so inspired! I want to become a beadweaver now .... Beadweaving is something I admire so much. And you created a double St Petersberg too!

    Awesome ♥ Amazing ♥ Beautiful

    Happy Holidays,

  16. Very pretty! I hope you get your package comes soon!

  17. Such a lovely bracelet - way to go to conquer fears!