Saturday, August 2, 2014

Carnivals, Chicklets & Haberdashery Blog Reveals 2014


CARNIVAL
Hosted by Lisa Lodge
http://gratefulartist.blogspot.com/
The cultured sea glass and most of the plated metal for this hop are from ZnetShows.  Check out their  selections: ZnetShows Cultured Seaglass  and ZnetShows Plated Metal 
Sea glass in red and blue
AB blue crystal rondelles

Stacked Sea Glass

Close Up View of Beads

There are so many objects, characters, food, rides, colors and more when it comes to going to a carnival, fair and circus.  I spent hours upon hours searching for clip arts and photographs in google searches and on pinterest.  I was looking for different things to get inspired in this Carnival Blog Hop.
From cotton candy, funnel cakes, tilt-a-whirls, ferris wheels, clowns, lions, ring leaders, flying trapeze artists, cake walks, ticket stubs, hay, seals balancing balls on their heads, candy, soda, popcorn.....
I came across this photo on google.






I then was thinking of the shapes of my sea glass and rondelle crystals.  All of a sudden I'm looking at the hot dog and the RED donut sea glass beads.

H~O~T~D~O~G!

Sorry it's not the best picture.  I added 4 red donut beads onto an eyepin & wire wrapped the other end.  I found some japanese seed beads in my stash for the color of the hot dog bun.  Scoured some more & found some beads for mustard & relish.

Surprisingly I had this hot dog finished about a week after receiving the kit.
I was carnival blocked up until 2 weeks before the reveal.  I had to do something more considering I had only used 4 beads from the kit so far....
Closeup of Bottle Caps
CARNIVAL TIME
Just above to the left is a closeup view of the Bottle Caps.  Which I used carnival themed bottle cap stickers, glossy accents and punched holes with my Crop~a~dile.  Above to the right the completed "CARNIVAL TIME" themed chain necklace with animal charms, red sea glass dangles, bicycle pendant, a pair of hot air balloon earrings and the HOT DOG keychain charm.

Please take you time to visit and ooh & ahh over the rest of the talented artists in this FUN Carnival Challenge.

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Karin Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Ann Schroeder, Bead Love
Kathleen Breeding, 99 Bottles of Beads on the Wall
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Catherine Yvonne King, Catherine's Musings
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life
 Marianne Baxter, Simply Seablime Jewelry
Carole Carlson, Bead Sophisticate
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Dolores Raml, CraftyD's Creations
Marianne Hurley, Reads and Beads
Kathleen Breeding, 99 Bottles of Beads on the Wall
Marci Allen Koziolek, Krafty Max Originals


CHICKLETS & HABERDASHERY
http://www.pinterest.com/gemfairy/suebeads-design-challenge-choosy-chicks-choose-chi/


The chicklet that I received on the far left & the trio what I purchased from Sue Beads

Featured Artist & Guest of Honor: Sue Kennedy
Etsy: SueBeads
Website: SueBead
Blogs: SueBeads 
Hot Pink peyote seed beads

Added some light blue beads


I stitched the peyote chicklet onto an orange button, added a peyote bail.  I wasn't sure at first what to do with the CHICKLET pendant, then thought to combine my CHICKLET & HABERDASHERY blog projects.  I took some leftover hot pink and metallic bon bon yarn along with some orange & turquoise DMC thread to make the necklace.  I cut different lengths of each & knotted them together to make 2 strands of my own fibers.  For one of the strands I hand crocheted that length.  For the 2nd strand I attached it to my first strand.  Then started tying knots with different colors.

Choosy Chicks Choose Chicklets Challenge (c5)
Participating Artists


CHICKLET LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

Guest of Honor & Featured Artist:  Susan Kennedy

Sue Kennedy's blogs:                               SueBeads...A Beady Girl's blog
                                                               Art Jewelry Elements
Sue Kennedy's website                            SueBeads
SueBeads Art Beads                                SueBeads

Hostess:

Toltec Jewels                                           http://www.JewelSchoolFriends.com

Artists:

Linda Anderson                                       http://fromthebeadboard.blogspot.com/

Jennifer Reno                                           http://jenrenjewelry.blogspot.com/

Shirley Moore                                          http://beadsandbread.blogspot.com/

Kristen Stevens                                        http://kristen-beadjourney.blogspot.com


Marybeth Rich                                         http://forestofjewels.blogspot.com

Jael Thorp                                                http://jaelsjewels.blogspot.com/

Melissa Trudinger                                     http://Beadrecipes.wordpress.com

Andrea Glick                                            http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/

Nan Smith                                                http://wirednan.blogspot.com

Blanca Medina                                         www.peru-medesigns.com

Shai Williams                                            http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com

Carolyn Lawson                                       http://Carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com

Rana Wilson                                             http://Ranaleadesigns.blogspot.com

Robin Reed                                              http://willowdragon.blogspot.com

Robin Showstack                                     http://heartsdesiresjewelryforyou.blogspot.com/

Sheila Prosterman                                     http://catswithbeads.blogspot.com

Karla Morgan                                          http://Texaspepperjams.blogspot.com

Kari Asbury                                             http://hippiechickdesign.blogspot.com

Kelly Rodgers                                          https://www.facebook.com/BeadinBlackBlue

Jayne Capps                                            https://mamasgottodoodle.blogspot.com/

Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi                    https://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com/

Heather Richter                                       http://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com

Chris Eisenberg                                       www.wanderware.blogspot.com

Kathleen Breeding                                   http://www.zibbet.com/99BottlesofBeadsontheWall

Linda Landig                                           http://lindalandig.wordpress.com

Crystal Thain                                           http://beaddragons.blogspot.com/

Cheri Reed                                              http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com

Heather d-Entremont                               http://frugalmadougall.wordpress.com/

Dini Bruinsma                                          http://angazabychanges.blogspot.com/

Lori Schneider                                         http://www.beadaddicted.blogspot.com/

Tammy Adams                                        http://www.paisleylizard.com/blog.html

Melinda Orr                                            http://bandanagirl.indiemade.com/blog

Lennis Carrier                                         http://windbent.wordpress.com/

Cynthia Machata                                     http://antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com

Elizabeth Hodges                                    http://thewhisperingseas.blogspot.com

Debbie Rasmussen                                  http://kepirasmussen.blogspot.com/

Tanya McGuire                                       http://tanyamcguire.blogspot.com/

Charlie Jacka                                          http://clay-space.com/blog/

Ev Shelby                                               http://raindropcreationsbyevelyn.blogspot.com/

Sharyl McMillian-Nelson                        http://sharylsjewelry.blogspot.com/

Jasvanti Patel                                        http://jewelrybyjasvanti.blogspot.com


HABERDASHERY LIST OF PARTICIPANTS


Melissa Trudinger                                           http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com
Ann Schroeder                                                 http://www.beadlove.wordpress.com
Tammy Adams                                                http://www.paisleylizard.com/blog.html
Amanda Wacasey                                           http://mandyinmystic.blogspot.com
Dolores Raml                                                   http://craftydscreations.wordpress.com 
Divya N                                                             http://www.jewelsofsayuri.com
Michelle McCarthy                                         http://www.fireflydesignstudio.BlogSpot.com
DiYana Brooks                                                 http://agapecreationsjewelry.blogspot.com/
Robin Kae Reed                                               http://willowdragon.blogspot.com
Andrea Glick                                                    http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/
Karin Grosset Grange                                     http://ginkgoetcoquelicot.blogspot.fr
Mitzie Crider                                                    http://needfulluxuries.blogspot.com
Janine Lucas                                                    http://www.esfera.me/travel/blog/travel-stories  <-- will post on Sunday
Rosantia Petkova                                           http://bairozan.blogspot.com/
Susan Kennedy                                                http://www.suebeads.blogspot.com
Leithleach Alainn Seodra                http://alainnjewelry.wordpress.com/
Kathleen Breeding                                          http://99bobotw.blogspot.com/
Shiraz Biggie                                                    http://secretsongdesigns.blogspot.com
Chris Eisenberg                                               http://www.wanderware.blogspot.com
Heather Richter                                              http://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com/
Lennis Carrier                                                  http://www.windbent.net/
Rebecca Anderson                                         http://www.songbeads.blogspot.com
Jenny Kyrlach                                                   http://anafiassa.blogspot.com
Rita Toltec Jewels                                          http://www.JewelSchoolFriends.com
Mischelle Fanucci                                           http://www.micheladasmusings.blogspot.com
Karen Mitchell                                                 http://overthemoon-design.com
Carol Briody                                                     http://Cbriody.blogspot.com
Karla Morgan                                                  http://TexasPepperJams.blogspot.com
Carolyn Lawson                                              http://Carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com
Lori Anderson                                                  http://www.prettythingsblog.com/
Jami Shipp                                                 http://www.celebratinglifewithdamamaship.blogspot.com
Lili Krist                                                             http://pcbylik.blogspot.com/ 
Evelyn Shelby                                                   http://raindropcreationsbyevelyn.blogspot.com/
Raissa de Guzman                                          http://www.abloro.com
Niky Sayers                                                      http://silverniknats.blogspot.co.uk
Keren Panthaki                                                http://vasdea.wordpress.com


6 comments:

  1. Rosantia, Karla, Melissa, Heather, Jo-Ann, Robin, Karin, Becky, ...
    Shared your blog post:
    I love your idea of knots made of a variety of intermingled threads and also using one more technique - crochet! You came up with a very interesting construction for the chicklet as a focal!

    Rosantia Petkova shared:
    I love your idea of knots made of a variety of intermingled threads and also using one more technique - crochet! You came up with a very interesting construction for the chicklet as a focal!
    2 hours ago

    Karla Morgan shared:
    It was a busy weekend to be sure with 3 blog hops going on! You did a great job creating! The carnival necklace is soooooo cute! & the haberdashery necklace threads match your chicklet perfectly.
    1 day ago

    Melissa Trudinger commented:
    Love your floss/fibre necklace, and goes so well with your chicklet pendant! Thanks for joining in with my blog hop!
    1 day ago

    Heather Richter shared:
    Lovely pieces had lots of fun creating with you on these blog hops!!!
    4 days ago

    Jo-Ann Woolverton commented:
    love the hotdog charm!
    4 days ago

    Robin Reed shared:
    Haberdashery Blog hop , I love the way you put all of the colors and different stitches together!!! And the Chicklet looks great too!!!
    4 days ago

    Karin G commented:
    What a great way to combine to hops, I love the combination of colors you used in your chicklet/haberdashery necklace. The Carnival necklace is a fun and unique piece!
    4 days ago

    Becky Pancake shared:
    Hi Kathleen, Your hot dog is adorable and really unique. The "Carnival Time" necklace is perfect for the theme and it has interesting elements.
    4 days ago

    Tammy Adams commented:
    Very busy blog hop weekend for you it seems. I stopped by for the Haberdashery today and was also treated to your other challenge designs. I love the colors you used for your chicklet.
    4 days ago

    Ann Schroeder commented:
    You've packed a lot into your post! Your carnival necklace is so fun. Very much on theme. I love the hot pink and orange together in your chicklet/haberdashery necklace.
    4 days ago

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  2. Love your blog! Hopefully, our comments problems are in the past!!!

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  3. Love your peyote bail and adorable chicklet necklace!! It is just perfect for both our Haby Hop & our C5 hop :) Fun, summery, pretty! Wonderful jewelry, Kathleen!
    Thanks for sharing your talents with us! And happy hopping!
    xxoo Rita

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