Pepita’s Blogaversary Blog Hop

In honor of  Alenka’s one year blogaversary she sent 13 lucky people one of her beautiful clay components to make something with.  I got the beautiful clasp to design with.  I wasn’t finding the right kinds of beads to go with it locally so decided to try and make some out of clay.  I really like how they turned out.  My big round beads were a little floppy when I tried it on so I wrapped some wire around all the beads and that helped take care of the problem plus I like the look of the wire wrapped round beads too.

Thank you so much Alenka for hosting this blog hop.  Here is her blog if you would like to see more of her beautiful work.

To see what everyone else made with their components click on the following names.

Pepita's Blogaversary Blog Hop

Ginger Bishop   lilmummy likes
Susan Kennedy   Suebeads
Becky Pancake   Becky Pancake Bead Designs
Debbie (Kepi) Rasmussen   A little of this, a little of that
Dini Bruinsma   Angaza by Changes
Monique Urquhart   A Half-Baked Notion
Jo-Ann Woolverton   It’s a Beadiful Creation
Nelly May   Smelly Nelly
Carolyn Lawson   Carolyn’s Creations
Ana Cravidao   ACBeads
Dolores Raml   CraftyD’s Creations
Cynthia Machata   Antiquity Travelers

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Eleanor Burian-Mohr
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 12:24:17

    I love your sense of adventure. You’re always trying new things/


  2. craftyd
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 14:33:26

    Thanks Eleanor, I do love to try new things at least once. LOL


  3. Monique U
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 20:11:04

    Dolores, the clasp is gorgeous and your idea of making matching beads is a real tribute to Alenka’s piece (and also to the power of ingenuity in the face of necessity). I really love how you tied it all together beautifully with the sari silk~


  4. Alenka
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 05:00:47

    Hi Dolores,
    Your polymer clay beads are a good match to my clasp and the sari silk completes it perfectly!! It is a lovely piece with a little of tribal feeling to me 🙂
    Thanks again for participating in my blogoversary celebration!


  5. jlwoolverton
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 07:50:35

    Love that you were able to make your our beads to go into the design. Looks fantastic!


  6. Dini Bruinsma
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 09:16:02

    This is so beautiful Dolores 🙂 those colours are matching so well, it’s stunning and literally made for each other. Love it♥


  7. Becky Pancake
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 09:28:27

    Wonderful job Dolores. It’s great that you made clay beads to go with the clasp. Your color choices are a perfect match.


  8. antiquitytravelers
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 09:56:51

    Very pretty piece I love the earthy tones you’ve used!


  9. craftyd
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 11:01:46

    Thanks everyone, I really had fun with this challenge.


  10. beadlove
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 11:38:20

    Love what you made with the clasp. I’m impressed how you made beads to match!


  11. Ana Cravidao
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 18:02:35

    It’s a great necklace with a tribal look. There is an overall unity, everything seems to be connected.


  12. Ana Cravidao
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 18:04:31

    Forgot to write that I’m now following your blog (using Bloglovin’).


  13. Therese Frank
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 21:24:26

    Hi Dolores,
    Your necklace is very pretty and I like how you were able to make your beads to match the toggle clasp that Alenka sent to you. Great job!


  14. kepirasmussen
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 10:03:17

    Oh I love the earthly feel of this necklace, genius using the wire wrapping, Your clay beads are a perfect compliment.


  15. Jenny Kyrlach
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 14:48:04

    How lovely! I’m very impressed by your clay beads–they match the clasp just perfectly. I love the colors, too, as well as the design. Absolutely beautiful! 🙂


  16. Nelly May
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 09:05:27

    You’ve done an amazing job making your own components to match Alenka’s beautiful clasp. What a gorgeous, earthy necklace. i love it to bits! Wonderful sense of colours that you have.


  17. Conniecrafter
    Nov 14, 2013 @ 10:41:58

    very cool, you did a great job making your own beads!


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