Saturday, February 27, 2016

Pine Ridge Treasures - I Wish it Were Summer

Time for some forward thinking!

When I signed up for the Blog Hop "I Wish it Were Summer" sponsored by Lisa Lodge of A Grateful Artist-Pine Ridge Treasures, I thought that by the time the blog hop arrived, I would be more than ready for Summer, since winter would be almost over. Well, here it is, and although Summer sounds good to me, I don't have that longing a hard winter inspires. We have been very lucky to get hardly any snow, and few super cold days. 

So the other day I settled in to create a little summer. I combined beads from the bag Lisa sent with a few more beads from other collections of hers, and a few things, like acrylic flowers, and out popped a bracelet and some earrings.  

My wondrous new set of beads.

I love the cool but summery look of this bracelet! The flower clasp just nails it!

Bracelet in cool summer colors. 

The cool look again, but this time in a pair of small but swing-y earrings. 

Love me some blue and green. 

These little earrings are light, colorful and so fun!

These green beads look good this some flower petal bead caps.

These green beads go perfectly with some purple beads from my stash.

Simple but so succulent! 

So we finally get to the garden! I have lots of these acrylic flower beads, and they look so good with these colors. 

Lovely bell flowers!

Thanks for taking a look into the possibilities of summer!

Now, you can take a look at the rest of the items made for this challenge. 

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha’s Ramblings
Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool Jewelry <<< You are here!
Jacqui Kipfer, Seven Oaks Jewellery
Rosee Hanemaayer, Silver Penny Artisans