Saturday, June 14, 2014

Pine Ridge Treasures " Ocean Blog Hop- June 14th Second Reveal "

It is that time again for another wonderful reveal hosted by Lisa Lodge of Pine Ridge Treasures.  If you have followed are wonderful Blog Hops you know that our Hostess, Lisa Lodge continually stimulates us with wonderful new beads and treasures like " Znets Cultured Sea Glass " and other odds and ends and this Ocean Hop gave us opportunities to " go where we do not usually go".  We have some wonderful participants for this Blog Hop ( hint: Chris Eisenberg and Toltec Jewels )  and I hope you will visit each participants Blog and make our day...... " leave a comment ".

June 14th Reveal:
Your hostess: Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Ev Shelby, Raindrop Creations
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Catherine Yvonne King, Catherine's Musings
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz

As always, thank you Lisa for keeping us stimulated and just darn stumped at times. 

As you know, stringing is not my forte,  I am a Bead Embroiderer and Bead Weaver so as I looked at my " goodie " bag from Lisa.  I was stumped and during May.....really stumped.  My little goody bag was in a colorway that I usually do not associate with Ocean colors.  Floridian here.  Looked at a little embroidery, " Nope ".  Hum!  What to do. 

With the colors recieved and components recieved it was going to have some wire wrapping
( which I am a little weak in )......out came the copper wire and it started coming together.

The first piece was a wrapped and strung necklace:
I am in love with the Cultured Seaglass shells.  And one could not have a necklace without a 
bracelet.... on a roll with wrapping leather bracelets, this one came together nicely:

Then of course a lovely set of earrings.  The starfish were wonderful to work with and the cultured seaglass just fit right in.

I think I will be visiting ZNet for more Cultured Sea Glass.  Being a Floridian has me looking at working with the colors of the Ocean with these components.  

I would like to thank Lisa for choosing such a wonderful theme with this blog hop.  We need to spend time thinking about the health of our Oceans and the abundant life it holds.  We would be a poorer World without the diversity of sea life and water.

Now, join me in Hopping through our participants and don't forget the First Reveal group which is accessible from Lisa's page.  First link above.


  1. I love the colors you got and you made some wonderful pieces. Love the way you wire-wrapped the shells and other Nice job.

  2. I love the sea glass shells too! I have a small collection of them. The necklace is beautiful!

  3. Catherine - I love all your jewelry! The earrings and necklace are pieces I would wear a lot in the Summer, and the wrap bracelet is super cool. Thanks for being in the hop!

  4. I am from Florida too so I know what you mean about the colors. But, that is what I love about doing these blog hops, getting the chance to look at things differently. I absolutely love your necklace!! It is beautiful and your earrings look so fun! Great job all around!

  5. The bracelet is divine, and love how you set off those starfish. Lovely job.

  6. I especially like your bracelet. Great job!

  7. I love your designs, Catherine! When I see these colours, I think "seaweed"... probably because I live near the North Atlantic and our oceans are much darker here :)

  8. Beautiful, beautiful pieces! I love your wrapped and strung necklace. I agree the glass shell beads are great. I love those starfish charms. I really love the wrap bracelet. I almost made one with some of my beads in the earlier reveal. Kind of wish now that I had! I'll have to see how much I have left. :)

  9. You might feel that you are weak on wire wrapping but that is a great necklace. And I just love the bracelet! I am a junkie for the sparkly wrapped bracelets.

  10. I would have freaked if I'd gotten these colours but you responded well! Lovely!

  11. Lovely pieces! Love the necklace!

  12. Yellow is a challenge for me as well...and You rose to the challenge! The wire wraps are beautiful, and the wrap bracelet is super! Can I ask you about the black closure component...what is it?! A button?..bead weaving? Very pretty!

  13. That is a wonderful necklace with the wire wrapping! You did a great job with the colors as well. I love it! The bracelet has inspired me to do a wrap with the leather. I really like the way the you put the colors together. But I was wondering about your black closure - is it a button or a bead?