Friday, November 13, 2015

The Superstition Blog Hop Is Here.....

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First off I would like to thank Tammy Adams from Paisley Lizard for not only hosting this blog hop, but for being ever so kind and generous and offer the first 13 people who signed up for a FREE pendant. I just so happen to be one of the lucky 13.

Here is a list of the participants.....


Tammy Adams (Hostess)
Renee Hong
Betony Maiden
Coral Law
Lee Koopman
Jeanette Belmont
Shai Williams
Beth McCord
Robin Lynne Showstack
Lori Blanchard
Deb Fortin
Michelle McCarthy
Maria Rosa Sharrow
Kim Dworak
Divya N
Karin Grosset Grange
Mowse Doyle
Rebecca White
Shawneen Fagnani
Catherine King
Brook Bock
Kari Asbury
Nan Smith
Carolyn Lawson
Linda Anderson
Ann Schroeder
Melissa Trudinger
Kathy Lindemer


I must admit I have lost some of my jewelry making gumption lately. My life has been a whirlwind lately, I'm so busy that the other day my husband asked how I can do what I've been doing  and my answer was caffeine and mommy juice (a.k.a  wine or Rumchata that I drink out of my Wonder Woman mug so my teenage son doesn't think his mom has a drinking problem lol!). I am forever saying I am so busy, I know that nobody really cares how busy I am, I just feel the need to justify it when It seems that I am slacking on making pretties or even posting to my sad,neglected blog. But, such is life and maybe it will slow down someday, no matter how over extended I am, I am truly fortunate and blessed in so many ways.

So needless to say I was so excited to be one of the lucky 13 picked for this hop I went all in full force, then my muse and ambition ran for the hills. I started to run out of time, so my ideas, which in the beginning, by the way, were GRAND ended up, not so grand and a tad bit rushed. But when I make a commitment I have to stick to it. I refused to disappoint my super sweet,generous and talented hostess but not participating, so I whipped out this......

  Not too shabby because about an hour ago all I had done was the handmade, by me bail (1st one I have ever made). So the rest were bits and bobs that I chose to make this necklace. Some matte glass beads, ribbon, and chain and here she is. 

 Please note that I will rework this at some point in the near future to include the hand stamped 13 blank (that somehow took about that many blanks for me to get it right), the horse shoe, Italian Corno, the 4 leaf clover and the hamsa hand. My original idea was to make a necklace that would have the theme of good vs. evil or I guess technically luck vs. unlucky. I did sneak in a little evil eye ward dangle that hangs in the back of the extender chain of this necklace, I needed to keep some bit of that theme.

 Sorry if I have disappointed anyone else, besides myself, with my lack of a wower piece of jewelry but once again it just simply is what it is. But I can't wait to see what you talented artists came up with for you black cat beads/pendants. 

 Have fun hopping. I work a super long day tomorrow, but I will hop when ever I get a spare minute.






  1. good job for a last minute rush. I too had issues with time management but like you when I undertake a commitment I fulfil it. also like you i will likely remake my necklace as I think it's just OK not spectacular and that wee black cat deserves spectacular , don't' you think? I was a fun challenge nonetheless. I hope you show us what becomes of the remake.

  2. Well, I'd like to do as well in a rush! I love your bail and I'm looking forward to see your future additions.

  3. I know you are not the only one who ran short on time, or who's muse took a vacation. It happens to us all at some point. I do so appreciate that you managed to complete a lovely necklace with the focal despite the challenges. That bail is great. I need to learn how to make my own bails. The theme and other components you have planned for a remake sound fascinating. I hope you find time to put it together and share it. Thanks so much for joining the hop.

  4. The bail looks great and is a wonderful addition to the pendant. I admire your keeping your commitment. I like to think that I am that kind of person. I am always disappointed when I click on a link of a blog post and the blog isn't there,

  5. I understand not being satisfied with a design but I do have to say that I really like this one. It's simple which means it will go with so many outfits.

  6. Your necklace is perfectly lovely! I like that you made the bail yourself and the little evil eye touch in the back. The asymmetrical nature really makes it eye catching (but the good eye!)

  7. I like the bail! In fact I like the whole necklace! Great job!

  8. I look forward to seeing what you re-create with this necklace - but I think what you did create is fantastic. I love the asymmetry of the piece - mom and I have a really hard time with that - it amazes me that people can do that! Love the various elements you did incorporate though!