Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Blog Carnival

Something happened to my blog this morning so hopefully it's fixed now:)

 Blog Carnival 2010 Stringing Magazine
Welcome to the Stringing Magazine 2010 Fall issue carnival blog!  By visiting my blog and posting a comment (while your at it consider becoming a follower), and then visiting the blogs of the other 24 Stringing designers and leaving a comment, you will be entered in a contest to win several beading goodies!  The giveaway will close on August 23rd and the winners will be announced on the 24th.
I've posted links to all 24 designer's below as well as the prizes.  So send this link to all your friends and maybe you will find some inspiration of your own.

Queen of the Nile

 I love all kind of beads, small, large, round, square, triangle you name it.  I love every color of bead whether it be yellow, blue, green, gray or any combination thereof.  I love sparkles, wood grain, clay, metals or just about anything beads findings or finished pieces are made of.  I admit I am a bead-a-holic!  So when I saw these turquoise beads I just had to have them even though I hadn't a clue what I was going to use them for.
I loved the rust colored grain of them as well as they were not perfect beads.  They had chunks missing from them but they had the most beautiful warm color.  They reminded me of ancient times.  Well about a year goes by and I kind of forgot about the beads by this time, until I was wondering through Michaels and saw this tassel.  I instantly thought of the turquoise beads.
 I went home and got those beads right out and started designing this necklace.  The beads are very heavy so I knew I wouldn't be using the whole strand unless you wanted to be bent over double while wearing it!  I decided to use two strands of wire and a two hole clasp.

I have seed bead mixes because I love that you get a mix of colors and beads and I also had a strand of soft colored gold brass beads that also fit into the "looking old" category.  Well I have loved the way this necklace turned out and that is when I decided to submit it to Stringing for the fall issue.  You can see how to make it and where to find the components in the Fall Issue of Stringing magazine which is on sale today August 17th, 2010.
By the way you can see more of my work at my website: www.simplyseablimejewelry.com.

Please leave a comment and then check out the rest of the designers and leave a comment with them also.  I hope you win a prize but even if you don't I think you will enjoy reading their blog to find out their inspiration for the project.
First the prizes
1) Copy of Fall 2010 Stringing Magazine
2) Handmade Porcelain Pendant  and coordinating beads by Gaea
3) Small filigree, gemstones and other findings from Rings & Things

Now the other designers:


  1. Love the tassel on this. very cool idea.
    Erin S

  2. Such a pretty necklace and the name suits is very well!

  3. It is just a lovely necklace. The color is so soft, like a faded old photograph. Thank you for sharing your inspiration and being a part of the blog hop!
    Enjoy the day!

  4. Truly beautiful! And I love the way you showcased the necklace - wonderful photography to go along with the gorgeous beads.

  5. I love the soft minty colors of this. I've been doing a lot lately with mint, and this is great. Congrats!

  6. The tassel is such a great idea and fits the title of the piece perfectly. You were smart to think about how heavy this necklace could have been if you used the whole strand of beads. It's easy to design a pretty piece--harder to design one that people will actually be able to wear comfortably!

    Thanks for joining the Stringing blog carnival!

  7. Lovely and romantic necklace. Really like the soft colours and the tassel.

  8. Very cool necklace - I like how you combined the beads with the tassel. ewaggm@gmail.com

  9. beautiful necklace, love it!

  10. Those are beautiful beads indeed! And the tassel is just fabulous. I love your design and the color is so lovely:)It's just perfect!

  11. I have one word for this necklace: regal! It's beautiful! -- okay, two words! :)

  12. Gorgeous turquoise beads and complimented so beautifully by the tassel!

  13. Beautiful! I love the exotic look of the beads and focal.

  14. Such a beautiful necklace...it is really striking!!!

  15. Looked at your work in the gallery of your website. Now I have to stop daydreaming and get back to work. Lovely, lovely, lovely!


  16. The jumbo beads and the tassel look fabulous together.

  17. Lovely necklace! Very warm yet elegant at the same time.

    Oh and I became a follower! I just love finding new blogs through these hops.


Thank you for your comments. I would love to hear what you think of my desgns