Saturday, June 25, 2016

Pine Ridge Treasures: Black and White Blog Hop

Adventures in Monochrome

Lisa Lodge, of Pine Ridge Treasures is hosting another blog hop, this one has a black and white theme. 

As usual, the participants received a selection of beads and other items, like findings and charms, to spark our creativity. 

My set contained light blue and white glass pearls, black teardrop beads, and an assortment of other goodies. I did not take a picture of the beads because I lost my head when I saw these components, and immediately made these earrings. 

The square ceramic dangles, and the snowflake obsidian cube beads were just perfect for this pair of earrings. 

I let everything sit for a while, and during that time I acquired some things at a bead show. A little bag of pewter ovals lead to my quickly assembling this necklace, and then some matching earrings, too. 

This is a pretty long necklace, but it is light and comfortable to wear, perfect for summer. You can get some idea of the length, here:

It's about 18 inches from the charms at the bottom, to the over-sized clasp and its little charm. I just love the look of the stone, metal and the little silver key. And the oval links are just perfect with the components of the kit. Some gunmetal colored chain carries the black and white theme to the body of the necklace. I love the way all the little charms I created from the components compliment each other. 

Of course I had to make some extra earrings, and use the blue pearls. 

I was surprised at my own ability to use this limited palette to create pieces that were such fun to wear. I know, because I've worn them.

Would you like to see the other pieces the participants have made? Click on these links!

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha’s Ramblings
Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool Jewelry  <-----You are here
Marde Lowe, Fancimardesigns
Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design
Karin Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Rosee Hanemaayer, Silver Penny Artisans


  1. Hi Beti, I really like your simple clean design. You are right it would be wearable with almost anything.

  2. Great job, Beti! So many beautiful creations. Your earrings are right up my alley. I love your long necklace as well. The fact that it is light weight is an added bonus. I shy away from wearing long chains because they often are so heavy. Thanks for being in the hop!

  3. Your designs are simple and elegant, indeed perfect to wear with anything! And I love long necklaces with dangles, they are so much fun to make and to wear.

  4. Great pieces, I love them all. I had an easy time with these colors too, they are so simple and elegant together.

  5. Love the first necklace. Looks very Victorian! Great job..

  6. Love the first necklace. Looks very Victorian! Great job..