Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Gossiping Goddess Giveaway and Blog Hop

A while back I told you about a giveaway that Lesley Watt did on her blog The Gossiping Goddess.  I was one of the lucky winners of some adorable lampwork glass beads handmade by Kaz Baildon.


I showed a sneak peek of what I received in this post and, of course, I forgot to take pictures of the beads Lesley sent me before I started playing with them.  I  had lots of ideas for using these triangular beads but I went back to my first thought when I saw them which was earrings, they just scream earrings don't they?  

The colors of the beads are teal and baby blue, I paired this with an opaque blush pink and dark cranberry.  I think they look Christmas-ee, in a Dr. Suess kinda way...don't you?





Thanks Lesley for hosting this fun giveaway and blog hop.  I also received 4 spacer beads in the same teal color that I will be using soon! 

Maybe I will use some Christmas money and get myself one of Lesleys gorgeous textured metal clay components to go with them!

I am going to go see what everyone else made...come with me and check out these great artists!  Don't forget to leave a comment below, I love to hear from you.


Cory Tompkins - http://tealwaterdesigns.blogspot.co.uk/ (You are HERE)
Sharyl Macmillan-Nelson - http://sharylsjewelry.blogspot.co.uk/
Caroline Dewison - http://blueberribeads.co.uk/




Thanks!
Cory

28 comments:

  1. Those are adorable Cory - sp pretty! I love the colours you picked, they do have a festive feel but not enough to stop them being wearable all year round. Thank you very much for joining in with this challenge.

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    1. Thanks Lesley, it was really fun to be part of your Hop!!

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  2. I love what you did with your beads they are such lovely beads and you are right they did scream earrings!!!

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    1. Thanks Alisa, this is my first design using triangle beads too!

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  3. They're fab Cory and I definately get the Dr Suess vibe! Love em :0)
    Cheers, Claire

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    1. Claire, I am so glad you got that too!

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  4. They're really pretty! I wouldn't have imagined those colours together, but they look fantastic :)

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    1. Thanks Caroline! I think being part of Erin's Challenge of Color recently has opened my eyes to some new color combos I wouldn't have done in the past.

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  5. Perfect choice for those beautiful bell shaped beads. I love the colors you added to make them really sing!

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  6. The earrings are great and to my eye, remind me of jellyfish! *adorable*

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  7. Seussian? Yes, but in a gorgeous kind of way!

    Happy creating. :-)

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  8. I think they look like little jellyfish! Very cute!

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    1. LOL Heidi, one of my co-workers said the same thing! I didn't even notice until then but you're right, they do!!

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  9. Beautiful beads, beautiful design. These earrings rock!

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  10. Love them! earrings were a perfect design and I do love the Dr. Seuss quality...beautiful with a bit of whimsy :)

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  11. Yes, I can definitely see them as Seuss festive, and I certainly agree they just beg to be earrings. I love all the dangles!

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  12. Those are lovely little spinney earrings! Such a fun design.

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  13. Oh, these are so adorable! Love their colour - and the festive flair, simply charming!

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  14. Those beads and earrings are too adorable! You're so right; they scream earrings and it's a good thing you listened ^.^

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  15. Your earrings are adorable! They'd be fun to wear.

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  16. yes, those are some seusish earrings! What fun!

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  17. I really like your color combinations and what you designed from them. I have to agree--it does seem Seussian!

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  18. How creative! They would go GREAT with a tacky Christmas Seuss-y sweater!

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  19. These are really very beautiful. I see your Seuss Christmas tree, but my first thought was that they kinda look like jellyfish. What can I say, I do love the water ;)

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  20. Beautiful work! stopping in visiting all the blogs for the bead soup blog party! good look with the challenge!

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