Friday, May 30, 2014


I was bee-bopin' through the interwebs a few weeks ago and I visited Lorelei Eurto's blog. I was lucky enough to visit when she was announcing a bead challenge. I do love a good challenge. The beads for this challenge were offered through Stinky Dog Beads, here's a picture of what we had to work with:

I love each of these beads, which is why I decided to join this challenge.  However, I haven't risen to the challenge as much as I should have.  I did create one piece from the challenge ingredients, and I have a couple of ideals for other pieces, but that is for another day.

Here is the necklace that I made with the English cut beads:

I've had the ceramic fish pendant for two years now, but I haven't been able to find something to use it with.  When I saw the English cut beads, I knew I had the perfect bead in the perfect color.  I bought the pendant from Firefly Design Studio.  I love Michelle's ceramics so much.  I also used irregular fresh water pearls, assorted small faceted Czech beads and silver toned roundels.  The odd shaped clear "bubble" was an extra that someone gave me when I ordered some other hand made glass beads.

So, there you have it, my entry for the Stinky Dog Bead Challenge.  Thank you Lorelei and Stinky Dog Beads for the opportunity to play along.  Please visit Lorelei's blog for a full list of the other participants, and thanks for visiting here.  I can't wait to visit the blogs of the other participants to see what they have created.

In other news, I did another bead charm bracelet and earring set for a coworkers daughter.  I was told it was to be a birthday gift, so I can't show pictures until after the big day, but, think shades of pink.

Have a wonderful weekend and happy creating....



  1. Hi Lisa! So glad you were able to join us for the challenge! I agree, those english cut beads have a nice surreal ocean quality making them perfect to use with that fish focal! Nicely done! I hope you can find some fun things to do with the remaining beads!

  2. A beautiful piece! I love the fish focal which is just perfect!

  3. I love your necklace - that fish pendant is awesome! The blue english cut beads go with it perfectly!

  4. That fish pendant is very cool! The chunkiness of it is very appealing to me.

  5. Your fish pendant and the bubble go great with the English cut beads!

  6. Very pretty and fun! I agree, I love each of the beads in the kit, and it's fun to see what you've all done!

  7. Very fun. I'm glad you found the same as me; how well pearls and those English cut beads work together. Good job. Have fun with the rest

  8. That is a cracker of a necklace. The gorgeous fish pendant is absolutely perfect with the funky chunky english cut glass beads. Beautiful.