Saturday, October 6, 2012

Holiday Bling!

First of all, fellow bloggers, I want to thank our hop hostesses, Shelley and Marlene!  I love the idea of holiday bling.  No matter what holidays you celebrate, even if you don't celebrate them at all, bling for the middle of winter is wonderful!

Now, I have two small problems.  The first is that blogger's scheduler is not working properly, so I am posting this at 7:15 in the AM on the 6th.  So, be patient with me, I'm a little slow, but I'm here!  Secondly, my hop partner, Stephanie Stamper (Woods), is a little late on sending her bling, so I decided to post what I sent her, and I'll add a post when her items get here.  We decided to make an ornament or decoration and a piece of holiday appropriate jewelry.

So, here is the ornament, and I have to say it is HEAVILY influenced by my recent work on projects from Jean Power and Kate McKinnon from their new books to be released shortly.  I was an early order maniac and I have been receiving bits and pieces of some of the new patterns/projects.  The first book is called Contemporary Geometric Beadwork, and horns and wings and wildly shaped things are definite features of their new visions.  So, here is my Pagoda Ornament, based on some of their early concepts (with apologies to the authors LOL).

Pagoda Ornament (green tinted glass courtesy of my hubby)

Top View

Bottom View

And now for the ear bling!

Holiday Ear Bling

So now, fellow blog travelers, visit these lovely blogs for their early holiday presents!

Mary Howell Govaarshttp://mlhjewelrydesigns.com
Stephanie Stamper (Woods)http://skwds.blogspot.com



19 comments:

Shirley said...

Seriously love that ornament! I'm not on the list for the geometric beadwork, and I love seeing what everyone makes from the extras they've sent out. I love holiday earrings, those are very cute!

A Half-Baked Notion said...

Love those beaded blingies, Mary! I agree with you, what's not to love about sparkly, light-catching jewels in the depth of winter. I, too, was treated to amazing beaded bling by my partner, Jo-Ann, and I am developing a greater appreciation for it. You beaders are amazing! Hope the Holidays are a time of Joy and Peace for you and yours, Mary.

Linda Y said...

What great and beautiful beadwork. These are both beautiful.

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Shannon,
I love the Pagoda ornament it is so pretty. The earrings are very pretty also and very holiday festive.
Therese

windbent said...

oooh. The ornament is lovely and I want your ear bling! Don't worry, my scheduled post didn't, so I was way later than you!

Ginger Bishop said...

I love those earrings. The ornament is adorable. I hope you bling arrives soon.

Freestyle Elements said...

You did a great job on the pagoda, and the earrings. Love them! I think the authors would be proud. I have a lot of respect for beaders! Gina

The Creative Klutz said...

Lovely work - the pagoda ornament is brilliant =)

Marlene Cupo said...

Have to say it again, beadworkers amaze me. Your pagoda is just wonderful. I couldn't even imagine how, let alone do it! Thank you for being in our HBBH!

Micheladas said...

wow how gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing..

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Shannon (Mary) those are so cool. I cannot do that, believe me I tried, so I so appreciate all the work that goes into the beading you do! Both the ornaments and the charms are glorious!!

Thanks so much for participating in our blog hop and HAPPY HOLIDAYS! xxoOh! ~Shelley

Louise Little said...

Great ornament. I can't even think about the holidays - it's still 100 in Tucson.

Dyanne said...

Your earrings are awesome!! I love them! The Pagoda Ornament is stunning as well! This was a fun blog hop!

Toltec Jewels for Jewel School Friends said...

Beautiful beautiful! So pleased you shared your gorgeous beadwork -- love your Pagoda Ornament and earrings! What a treat to end my journey hopping the holiday bling with your amazing art, Mary!

Happy Holidays,
Rita

Alicia said...

This is such a lovely ornament! I like the earrings too - very festive :)

Heather said...

Gorgeous beadwork!! LOVE the pagoda and the charms are too cute!

alankarshilpa said...

Beautiful work.

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