Sunday, August 11, 2013

Pepita 1st Blogoversary Blog Hop

Today's the Day!

To celebrate her first blogoversary the author of Pepita handmade 
sent gifts for her readers all around the world.

Without further adieu, here's what I did with mine.

Ha! Just kidding this is the aftermath.
The first thing I did was go through all my 
cases of crystals to find the perfect 4mm to fill that gap.
Sadly you can't see all the colors it shines,
 but it's all shades of blue green and a bit of purple. 

Then I tried the shells seen in the first photo and 
in the post where I announced the pendant's arrival, but 
they would not stop acting like swinging monkeys so I took them all out.

Then I dumped my fiber bowl over by accident and found the 
great copper thread which matches the sides of the pendant perfectly.

While cleaning up the rest of the fibers I found the glass drops 
which were the perfect match and I had them in two sizes. 
My bead hoarding has never paid off as well as it did in this piece.
I must say this necklace doesn't photograph well, 
but it went PERFECTLY with the outfit I wore Saturday. 
It's light, fun and absolutely perfect.
(Those of you who know me know I don't use the word perfect often.)

Thanks Alenka!
I had a lot of fun, and will always remember your kindness.
Oh and you received 4 compliments on your work here in Okinawa, Japan yesterday.

Here's the other people who received Alenka's work for this hop.
Ginger Bishop           
Susan Kennedy         
Becky Pancake          
Dini Bruinsma           
Penny May     
Carolyn Lawson       
Ana Cravidao                        
Dolores Raml                        
Take a moment to see what they did with these.
Don't forget to check out our hostesses blog (link at the top of the post) to enter the giveaway.


  1. What a pretty necklace!! I'm so happy the pendant turned in a perfect outfit for you!!
    Thanks again for participating in my blogoversary celebration!

  2. Wow, what a great necklace. I love the copper fiber.

  3. Wow, Ginger! That turned out ♥ amazing! Those colours... It's so nice to see what we all did with the different components Alenka sent us! I love the combination you made. You have a great ooak necklace to wear!

  4. Great necklace Ginger. The copper looks wonderful with the aqua.

  5. what a lovely piece! I love the colors and the whimsy of it!

  6. Beautiful, your design showcases Alenka's component so well. I love the colors and can see why you received so many compliments. Must say you never cease to amaze!

  7. This is another of Alenka's components I want to "reach out and touch", Ginger... I love how you incorporated just the right elements, to play up the unusual and dramatic textures and colours. Adding it to your wardrobe is icing on the cake!

  8. I know how some items don't photograph like we want them to, but I can tell what a beautiful necklace this is! Something that would get a lot of wear. I love that unique pendant and what you've done with it.

  9. Beautiful piece, your necklace looks so great with the copper fiber and other beads you used.

  10. Hi Ginger,
    Love the necklace and I am sure it does sparkle in the sun. Don't you just love it when you stumble onto the perfect components?

  11. Your necklace is gorgeous! I love the simplicity of the colours and shapes you've chosen. I'm now followig your blog. I found this coincidence curious: I'm your 100th follower and for me it is the 100th blog I follow. Carpe diem. Ana

  12. How delightful! I absolutely love what you did with the piece Alenka sent you--that color combination is just beautiful. Isn't it wonderful when our bead "collecting" makes it possible for things to just come together? :)

  13. It sound like those beads and that fibre wanted desperately to be paired up with Alenka's focal the way they sort of leaped out of your stash. And they were right to leap, it's a beautiful piece!

  14. So pretty Ginger!! I LOVE that you placed that crystal in that component, it looks great.


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