Friday, August 1, 2014

Chicklet Blog Hop, Carnival Blog Hop Haberdashery Blog Hop OH MY!!!!!

WOW WOW WOW It Blog Hop Mania!! Well. I am going to Make it easier ( at least on me!) I am putting all 3 of my Blog Hops in a single post!! Please visit the blogs of other participants. Links to each of my 3 blog hops is at the bottom of this post. I hope you enjoy my pieces

Choosy Chicks Choose Chicklets Design Challenge

We will start off here with the Suebeads Chicklet Design and Blog Hop!
I have been suffering from a bit of design block lately. Finally it came to me that my little chicklet would make a pretty key ring!  I decided to use knotting cord with bone pieces feathers and star and then a few seed beads to dangle as well. this is what I came up with:

thank you toltec jewels and sue beads for the opportunity to participate in this wonderful blog hop. I was also given a couple extra chicklets and bought a set too lookign forward to designing with them :)

Haberdashery Blog Hop

This was a design blog hop using fibers in a design.. again with design block ti took a while . I was surfing pinterest for ideas. i contemplated a few different things then decided why not make a simple pair of earrings!!! This is what I came up with! Yes they are quick and easy fabric roll earrings.:)

this one got me way out of my elementl while suffering design block i wasn't quite sure where to take this challenge.  I still may add a dangle to this pair of earrings but I at least needed to post something.

Summer Carnival Blog Hop

Last and certainly not least is my Carnival Blog Hop!!! FINALLY Creativity has returned!!! Yes it took quite a while!!!! but I started to play with my beads and this is what I started with:

Well this is the first things i created not using the pieces but totally inspired but the theme of carnival merry-go-rounds.... i think of fairs and the merry-go-round! this piece is based off a pattern i bought from julia s preti called day pendant. i changed up colors  and the design to turn it into a merry-go-round! added horses too to both :)

 This is what I created: This is the Set!

Here is a close up of the necklace:

Then there are earrings:

Then another pair of earrings:

Oh Yea a Bracelet to top this off!!!

Thank you for visiting my blog. Below you will find links to all other participants in each of the blog hops.

Choosy Chicks Choose Chicklet (c5)

Guest of Honor & Featured Artist:  Susan Kennedy

Sue Kennedy's blogs:                               SueBeads...A Beady Girl's blog
                                                               Art Jewelry Elements
Sue Kennedy's website                            SueBeads
SueBeads Art Beads                                SueBeads


Toltec Jewels                                 


Linda Anderson                             
Jennifer Reno                                 
Shirley Moore                                
Kristen Stevens                              
Marybeth Rich                               
Jael Thorp                                      
Melissa Trudinger                           
Andrea Glick                                  
Nan Smith                                      
Blanca Medina                               
Shai Williams                                  
Carolyn Lawson                             
Rana Wilson                                   
Robin Reed                                    
Robin Showstack                           
Sheila Prosterman                           
Karla Morgan                                
Kari Asbury                                   
Kelly Rodgers                                
Jayne Capps                                  
Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi          
Heather Richter                             
Chris Eisenberg                             
Kathleen Breeding                         
Linda Landig                                 
Crystal Thain                                 
Cheri Reed                                    
Heather d-Entremont                     
Dini Bruinsma                                
Lori Schneider                               
Tammy Adams                              
Melinda Orr                                  
Lennis Carrier                               
Cynthia Machata                           
Elizabeth Hodges                          
Debbie Rasmussen                        
Tanya McGuire                             
Charlie Jacka                                
Ev Shelby                                     
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson              
Jasvanti Patel                              

Haberdashery Hop:

Melissa Trudinger                                 
Ann Schroeder                                       
Tammy Adams                                      
Amanda Wacasey                                 
Dolores Raml                                          
Divya N                                                   
Michelle McCarthy                               
DiYana Brooks                                       
Robin Kae Reed                                     
Andrea Glick                                          
Karin Grosset Grange                           
Mitzie Crider                                          
Janine Lucas                                            <-- will post on Sunday
Rosantia Petkova                                 
Susan Kennedy                                      
Leithleach Alainn Seodra      
Kathleen Breeding                                
Shiraz Biggie                                          
Chris Eisenberg                                     
Heather Richter                                    
Lennis Carrier                                        
Rebecca Anderson                               
Jenny Kyrlach                                         
Rita Toltec Jewels                                
Mischelle Fanucci                                 
Karen Mitchell                                       
Carol Briody                                           
Karla Morgan                                        
Carolyn Lawson                                    
Lori Anderson                                        
Jami Shipp                                              
Lili Krist                                                    
Evelyn Shelby                                         
Raissa de Guzman                                
Niky Sayers                                            
Keren Panthaki                                      

Summer CARNIVAL Blog Hop!!
Participant list:

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Karin Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Ann Schroeder, Bead Love
Kathleen Breeding, 99 Bottles of Beads on the Wall
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Catherine Yvonne King, Catherine's Musings
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life
 Marianne Baxter, Simply Seablime Jewelry
Carole Carlson, Bead Sophisticate
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Dolores Raml, CraftyD's Creations
Marianne Hurley, Reads and Beads
Kathleen Breeding, 99 Bottles of Beads on the Wall
Marci Allen Koziolek, Krafty Max Originals


  1. Wow! 3 blog hops! It boggles my mind. Congrats on getting it all done successfully.

  2. Looks like you are in good company this weekend for multiple hops. And how lucky for me that I get to see them all in one visit. I stopped by for the Haby Hop today and would have been back tomorrow for chicklets. As a bonus I get treated to your carnival designs too. Wonderful work.

  3. Your pieces are lovely. I really love the color of your chicklet and you set it off well with your other choices. I really like paper beads - now fabric beads I'm going to have to explore. I like those earrings! Your merry-go-rounds are so cute! And your carnival pieces with Lisa's beads are great. Yay for the return of creativity!

  4. Wow. All your bases are covered. I love your chicklet design and the merry go round beads are the cutest things ever.

  5. What great designs. I really like the necklace that you made for the Carnival hop.

  6. Wow, you have been busy. Love all of your pieces. What did you use on your fabric rolls to hold them together?

  7. WOW 3 hops in one day I thought I was doing great when I had 3 in one week. Your key chain is very unique and creative. The blue fabric earrings are pretty. Your merry-go-rounds are adorable. You are a clever girl. Your red, white, and blue set is lovely.

  8. I see absolutely NO design block here! Oh wow..all of your pieces are beautiful. Can I say that I'm really loving those puff merry-go-round beads?! Perfect little them!

  9. Well that is a busy saturday! I like the fabric beads, I'd like to try that! And I absolutely love your merry go round woven pieces, so sweet. Great job with all your hops.

  10. Love the merry go rounds based on Julia's day pendant. It one of her patterns I have not done yet. Your variation is fun.

  11. All such great designs. I see no block here and to take on 3 hops all at once you are a brave soul I can barely handle one.

  12. oh my ... this is hop mania! lovely designs - those beaded beads of the merry-go-round are absolutely stunning!

  13. You were hop crazy! Love that you included them all together...that way I could see all your lovelies since I'm trying to visit for all 3 of the hops :) Love that you went out of the jewelry box for your does make a great key ring. The easy fabric earrings are's always better to share something then nothing so great job not being defeated by your lack of muse. The carnival collection is just gorgeous...those merry go rounds are truly amazing!

  14. What a neat idea for the chicklet.
    Very useful as well as pretty.

  15. Holy Moley, Heather - you have been busy! I love your Merry Go Round Pendant. I think the wrap bracelet with the anchor is my favorite. I would wear that a lot. Thanks for being in the Summer Carnival Hop!

  16. Busy girl, all lovely pieces, love the chicklet key chain!

  17. You have been really busy! I love all of your pieces, and I love your little carosels. Awesome!

  18. Commenting on the Chicklets Challenge - I love how this challenge has brought out the "simple yet beautiful" in all of us!

  19. Wow! You have been really busy! I especially like the Merry Go Round Pendant. Nice job on everything.

  20. Wow such a busy lady, I absolutely love all your pieces. Good job in making it into one post.
    Very nice!!

  21. "Chicklets" --- Lovely 'simple' design. Great key ring with nice details! Beautiful colours♥

  22. What fun! I came for the Chicklet blog hop but feel like "I got 3 for the price of 1!" I really love the unique shades of green and the design of your keychain, but I enjoyed getting to see all 3 of your entries!

  23. OMG really - great job on all the three hops. The chicklets piece is fresh and airy and I really love your beaded merry go rounds - they remind me of little rattle toys - very sweet

  24. Great pieces Heather! Your little carnival pendants are sweet, love them. The fabric roll earrings are nifty, thanks for joining in with my blog hop!

  25. We had so much fun together yet again designing, talking about ideas for these two hops. You make such great one of a kind pieces and today we'll make more again.

  26. What a great idea to combine all three hops in one blog! It was a busy weekend! I love the chicklet keyring! You could also use it as a purse bling. Your carnival seed beads pendants are fabulous! :)

  27. THOSE CAROUSEL BEADS! Holy crow. I'm amazed!

  28. OMG, those carousel beautiful! I love them. And your jewelry set...I love it....seems like all of us red/white/blue of some kind. Excellent job!

  29. First of all, hats off for participating in all blog hops in spite of the design block you feel. Looking at your pieces, you have overcome it - the key-ring is pretty and can also turn into a purse dangle and the merry-go-round dangles are uniquely beautiful! Rolled fabric beads are totally in the theme of the haby hop and you can make more to add to necklaces and bracelets as a different design element!

  30. Great design with your chicklet. That will make a great key finder. I know I lose my keys all the time! Beautiful designs.