I have a very inspiring blog hop for you to enjoy today. Each of the eight featured artists/designers in this post were sent a selection of new Dazzle-it gemstones, beads, hemp and finishing components to play with. I invited non-jewelry makers and established book writing jewelers to participate. The results are just wonderful! It is DAZZLING!
The theme “Summer Love” is all I gave each participant. You’ll see one image of their project here and I have made sure that there is a link to the artist’s site to read more about their work.
Suze Weinberg created a necklace that is a collage of colours and the peace symbol beads just pop! She has a great post showing you how she painted a bezel for her focal pendant while incorporating the hemp.
Debra Quartermain was quick to point out that she isn’t a jewelry maker. However her bracelet made me think she might want to start making some jewelry in the future! She braided felt and sewed her beads in place beautifully. I love how she made one bead and the hemp her clasp.
Vicki O’Dell made the most fabulous necklace with the white hemp beautifully showcasing all the colours in the new gemstone collection. You won’t believe how she managed to space everything...just read her blog for her technique!
I love the yellows and oranges in Lori Mendenhall’s necklaces. Perfect for summer! It is hard to just use one bead, but Lori proved that one can be enough.
Bindy Lambell does not have a blog. She is a wonderful glass art bead maker! Her bracelet is exactly what I would look for in a shop. The turquoise really stands out when added to the crystals she received.
Charlotte Gordon made a trio of bracelets to wear together but this featured piece really sings to me! The braided hemp cord would make this a perfect summer accessory.
Lisa Pace wrote not one, but two tutorials showing you what she did with her Dazzle-it products! You’ll really enjoying seeing her projects and how she knotted her bracelets together!
Jean Yates is my over-achiever! Thank goodness everyone didn’t see her work until just before I posted or I never would have been able to keep the new jewelry makers in the blog hop! She has a wonderful post explaining her shaballa bracelet and everything else she made!
This is the second summary image of Jean’s projects. I want to make a peace necklace now too!
Thank you again to all my jewelers! I am sure you have given lots of our readers inspiration for summer projects!
What Was In Each Summer Love Kit
Dazzle-it Semi Precious Special Shapes Beads
Dazzle-it Bright Colours Hemp
Shell Beads Dice Shape
Dazzle-it Clasps sets