Friday, January 10, 2014


Into the Forest Blog Hop! These are the pieces I designed for this blog hop. Also included is the picture of the items i had to start with. I added to them with beads from my stash. This was out of my element as it was stringing adn I typically do more intricate work. For me this was thinking OUT of the box! I hope that you enjoy my creations Thank you for allowing me to participate in this blog hop. I had fun and enjoyed a new challenge. Picture 1 is items i received pics 2 3 and 4 are my creations. Please also check out the other blogs a complete list is also below and links to the blogs of all participants.
Your hostess: Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Janine Lucas, Esfera Travel Blog
Jasvanti Patel, Jewelry by Jasvanti
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
Monique Urquhart, A Half-Baked Notion
Janet Bocciardi, Honey from the Bee
Dini Bruinsma, Angaza by Changes
Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs
Christina Miles, Wings n Scales
Elizabeth Engriser, Bead Contagion
Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming
Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
Kay Mallery,TBD
Catherine Yvonne King, Catherine's Musings
Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs


  1. I love these rich colours and the bold contrast you have used... beautiful pieces, Heather!

  2. Awesome pieces Heather, I love both of them and could so see wearing them! Great job. Thanks for posting!

  3. Great designs! I especially like the second necklace. It is one that would go with so many of my things.

  4. Beautiful necklaces, Heather. I would wear both of them often, especially the second one. I like the variation in bead sizes and how well they compliment each other. Thanks for being in the hop!

  5. Both necklaces are so pretty! Your first one is so feminine and I love the colors of your second necklace.

  6. What beautiful designs - both are unique and earthy, and perfectly represent the forest theme - lovely!

  7. It's good to step outside the box. Your pieces are all very lovely and fit the theme very nicely!

  8. Such pretty colors and designs- my favorite is the one with the gold filigree! Christie

  9. Wow! Two amazing designs. Love the use of the green trumpet beads.

  10. Great necklaces! Looks like you had some fun! :-)

  11. Lovely necklaces. You used your out-of-the-box space really well :)

  12. You have created a Spring- and an Autumn forest (: Both have something
    ♥ special in their own way!

  13. The mix you received is so interesting: red line marble and earth tone beads. I'm totally impressed with & love the red line marble necklace you've created! It's elegant & dressy, beautiful gemstone and filigree jewelry! Red line marble is heavy & the cut is a challenging one -- and you rocked it! Wow, I'm very impressed.

    With your second piece, I'm thinking Lisa sent along goldstone (actually a glass), orange agate, and jasper ovals, along with smaller beads: again, you created gorgeousness. Bringing the green into the earthy mix creates a colorway that brings the forest to life!

    Excellent designing (as Dini said, spring and autumn) and wonderful patterns, colorways. You really rocked a challenging bead mix that would be out of the box for anyone! I'm so impressed with your work!

  14. What a great mix of beads for your Forest pieces. Your first necklace is simple yet elegant. And the second one is so cute with all the little 'leaves' hanging from it as if hanging from the branches of the trees. Very pretty.

  15. Lovely necklaces -- so different from each other yet both saying forest!

  16. I'm used to seeing your bead weaving in person unlike many others that commented here. Heather is a speed bead weaver, all. For her to get out of her complex comfort zone and create 2 contrasting and beautiful necklaces was a challenge worth waiting for. Congratulations my dear friend, Heather.