Saturday, June 14, 2014

The Ocean Blog Hop --- 2nd Reveal!

To kick off the summer, I joined in the Ocean Blog Hop. Lisa Lodge of A Grateful Artist is our wonderful Hostess! Thank you Lisa for hosting!

Here's the beads I received. 
This hop was fun because I love walking on the beach & collecting shells & sea glass, swimming & scuba diving in the ocean.
I've seen so many beautiful beaded items lately that other creative artists have done, I was inspired.

Playing with the beads 

Sewing the "islands" together

Ocean Blog Hop June 14th Reveal:
Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Ev Shelby, Raindrop Creations
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Catherine Yvonne King, Catherine's Musings
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes (Posting Sunday)
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware (Posting Sunday)
Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Jill Bradley, Chat 2 Jill
Rebecca Ednie, Eclectic Endeavours 


  1. Wow, Karla, this is an amazing and dramatic piece :)

  2. You did a great job sewing your islands together. You sure have a wide variety of beading talents.

  3. Such a brilliant and vibrant color combination! I love it!

  4. Wow! What an amazing creation!

  5. Oh my goodness, Karla! My mouth just dropped open when I saw your gorgeous necklace. I do not have any idea how you did it - it looks like a great deal of work. So pretty, so "Oceany", and so awesome. Thanks for being in the hop!

  6. Wow, your necklace is amazing, I love it!

  7. Big wow! That's on beyond jewelry. It's art and I love it.

  8. What a great necklace! It reminds me of the tidepools you come across walking down the beach.

  9. What a wonderful necklace. I love the idea of islands. Really beautiful, impressive work.

  10. What an awesome necklace! I know all the work that went into that piece and it is fantastic. I could never have done all that work with all those little beads. Great job.

  11. wow what a lot of work, amazing piece so beachy

  12. Wow! love the colors...must have taken a while to do, I'll bet! ...all that fine needle eyes aren't good enough to be able to do that...wish I could! :) lovely is wonderful.

  13. Awesome Piece, thank you for Sharing

  14. Blue and yellow have always been one of my favorite color combinations! The blue of the ocean and the yellow sparkling sun really bring the waves of the design to life. I like to wear a white sundress and adorn it with your beautiful necklace just to dance the night away!

  15. I love that you thought of the different sections of your piece as "islands" . . . you really embraced the concept of the challenge and delivered it in an honest and artistic way. Standing ovation!!!

  16. What a fabulous piece! Can totally see the ocean's influence.

  17. I love that you shared your work in progress. This is to die for necklace art.


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