Thursday, June 6, 2013

Pine Ridge Treasures blog hop beads.

I LOVE a creative challenge. It helps push me to try new things, expand my mind and test the limits of my abilities. Sometimes, just taking a break from my normal medium is enough to spark new ideas.

I recently saw a challenge posted on Facebook from Lisa at Pine Ridge Treasures. It's in the form of a blog hop, which is another thing that I have always wanted to do but never had the opportunity! Let's face it.. my blog is more of a personal captain's log than a memo to the crew. I'd love to get a few more people to have a peak at my work and understand why I love doing what I do so much.

Lisa sent me a mystery bag of beads. Needless to say they where far out of my comfort zone. I normally work with large gemstones and wire. These are a bunch of dainty glass seed beads and pearls. and all PURPLE!

There is a lot to work with here and this should be fun. But I'll tell ya.. currently I am totally stumped! I think I have an idea for a necklace and a bracelet. I want to try to use 100% of what I was given. I am allowed to use a few of my own beads to mix with this stash but I am not allowed to go out and buy anything new. I don't really have anything in purple, so adding contrast to this lot is another challenge. I'm excited to see what comes out of this.


  1. Can't wait to see what you make, Julie! That's one of the fun and challenging things about a blog hop is to take people out of their comfort zone. I know you will come up with some amazing designs!

    1. Thank you, Lisa. I am looking forward to seeing what comes out of it.