Saturday, October 6, 2012

Holiday Bling Blog Hop

Ok folks, today is the day.  Boy this hop turned out to be a roller coaster ride that I am still on.  Three typhoons made things crazy on this end.

Off topic-side note:  We are all fine.  And a special thanks to all you fabulous ladies who've expressed concern.  I'm truly blessed!  

I've never before put so much effort into the processes that follow creating the piece.  Packaging, shipping and verifying receipt had been the easy part.  Oh well, change keeps life interesting, right?  I hate to possibly ruin the surprise for Melinda, but here's what I sent.

The pattern is a beaded bauble titled Loopy that Gemma Andrews allowed several of us on the Operation Tackle that Bead Stash facebook group to test for her as she changed her kit pattern to a tutorial.  I messed it up adapted it a bit because my bauble was bigger than planned for, but I love it so much more.
And for my personal amusement here's a little string by string view.
and 'den...
and 'den...
Voila!
There is no way to photograph some things.  You can only truly enjoy them when you add the sense of touch.  This is one of those things.  It's actually aqua not baby blue like it shows on my screen.  It's the color of the sea where I dipped my feet after my walked this morning and many other mornings.

Despite waiting till the last package was taken off the last truck of the day no holiday bling arrived for me.  The guys at the post office didn't have to be so sweet, but they checked for me anyway.  Oh well. 

Early Holiday Greeting to All!  Now enjoy some more holiday bling with my fellow blog hop participants.  Oh, but first a big round of applause for our hostesses Shelly Graham Turner and Marlene Cupo.  Thank you so much all the hard work, Ladies!

Michelle Fanucchi http://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com
 Monique Urquhart http://ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.com
Therese Frank http://theresestreasures59.blogspot.com
Heather Otto http://www.thecrafthopper.com
Jo-Ann Woolverton  http://itsabeadifulcreation.blogspot.com
Linda Florian http://lilysofthevalleyjewelry.blogspot.com
Debbie Rasmussen http://kepirasmussen.blogspot.com
Alicia Marinache http://www.allprettythings.ca
Ginger Bishop http://lilmummylikes.blogspot.com
Lo/  Lynn Jobber  http://thecreativeklutz.blogspot.com
Leanne Loftus http://firstimpressiondesign.blogspot.com
Rita/Toltec Jewels http://www.toltecjewels.blogspot.com
Shelly Joyce http://www.aujourlejour-shelly.blogspot.com
Shai Williams http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com
Lori Bowring Michaud http://artfullyornamental.blogspot.com
Lennis Carrier http://www.windbent.net
Marla Gibson http://spiceboxdesigns.blogspot.com
Mary Howell Govaars http://mlhjewelrydesigns.com
Linda Younkmann www.lindysdesigns.blogspot.com
Shirley Jones Moore http://​www.beadsandbread.blo​gspot.com
Melinda Orr http://www.orrtec.blogspot.com
Marlene Cupo http://amazingdesigns-marlene.blogspot.com
Shelley Graham Turner http://shelleygrahamturner.blogspot.com
Sonya Stille  http://dreaminofbeads.blogspot.com
Dyanne Cantrell http://deelitefuljewelrycreations.blogspot.com
Anindita Basu http://www.alankarshilpa.blogspot.com
Dee Elgie  http://cherryobsidia.blogspot.com
Gina Hockett http://freestyleelements.blogspot.com
Lori Jean Poppe http://lorillijeanscreativecorner.blogspot.com
Charlie Jacka http://clay-space.com/blog
Stephanie Stamper (Woods) http://skwds.blogspot.com
Mary Hicks, Shannon Hicks http://uptwnsh-fallingintothesky.blogspot.com




21 comments:

  1. The cascade of swags on the ornament are beautiful. I hope that your package arrives soon!

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  2. I LOVE IT!!! I am totally going to make that for the holidays!!!!

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  3. Hi Ginger,
    That is a beautiful ornament that you made for your partner, I really like that pattern. So sad that you have not received your package yet.
    Therese

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  4. What a shame your bling didn't arrive in time, Ginger... I was looking forward to seeing what Melinda has made for you. I hope the rest of life's complications back off and give you a little break, girl! I love the ornament you made for Melinda... you make it look easy with your step-by-step photos!

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  5. What a bummer on your package. :( I'm so glad to see your version of the ornament, it is really pretty! And very glad you survived all that weather!

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  6. Oh Ginger, that is absolutely stunning. And to think you did it with all the weather problems around you. Goes to show what an amazing artist you are. Thank you for joining our HBBH!
    PS LOL for some reason you are the only one who was able to post a comment on my blog post, and I thank you for it.

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  7. Ginger...this is gorrrgeous! I loved seeing it evolve in the photos. Wow the work you put into it. AND it's teal in color...OH I am so envious of its new owner! Super pretty over the pearlescent ornament.

    Im so sorry you didn't receive your exchanged item! BooHoo!! Keep watching that mailbox though...
    Thank you for participating in our blog hop, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS! xxoOh! ~ Shelley

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  8. I, too, didn't get my bling yet, but your ornament is holiday-tastic. Nicely done, and I hope your bling is just as wondereful as the ornament you sent!

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  9. Hi Ginger...had no idea life has been so rough for you! Hopefully now it's all over with and you can move on. Your orny is absolutely beautiful...hope your bling arrives soon!

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  10. What a beautiful ornament and what detail. Love the colors.

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  11. All I can say is "WOW!" Thank you for the pictures showing the progression of your ornament---you are a very talented Bling Hopper! Hope your Bling arrives soon! Gina

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  12. Beautiful ornament - love the swags =)

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  13. I love your ornament! Gorgeous! Melinda is very lucky. I hope you receive your holiday bling soon. I think it's wonderful that you "road tested" a tutorial. I had the honor of doing so for a Beads, Baubles and Jewels tutorial, and it is one of my greatest honors :)

    You inspire me so much! Your beautiful beadwork, with a colorway of the ocean, is gorgeous!!

    Happy Holidays,
    Rita

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  14. Very pretty ornament! Love the color and the detail!

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  15. Gorgeous work on the ornament! Your choice of colour is amazing - love the ornament!

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