Friday, November 2, 2012

Quick Fire Blog Hop Links

I'm not alone in my love of Erin Prais-Hintz's beautiful and clever necklace design, Toast of the Town Necklace. When she let me know she was hosting a blog hop, I was excited to play along!

I started out by choosing the toggle. I had this one at home already, and its hole was large enough to accomodate the two strands of beads that needed to go through it. Another fun idea would be to find a donut or other ring for the loop here. I think a great art bead would be wonderful! This one from Green Girl Studios is gorgeous! I can't wait to unpack my favorite art beads when my new studio is habitable!

Then I chose a mix of small multi-metal rounds to use as a base. When I looked through my stash the blues of the turquoise dyed howlite beads realled called to me. Who am I kidding, those ALWAYS call to me! I think I'd use turquoise or some form of the color in every design if I could have my way.

Then I just looked for more beads that followed these two themes: mixed metal with a focus on brass, and turquoise to darker green turquoise. The coin shaped beads are actually plastic, but you'd never know just by looking at them. All of the beads as well as the are from Halcraft's Bead Gallery line that you can find at Michaels Stores all over North America, although sadly the closest one to me is about an hour away.

Stringing didn't take very long, and I just went with repetitive patterns. Here is a list of links to all of those who played along! Thanks, Erin for hosting!

Michaels Toast of the Town Variations Blog Hop

Elisabeth - Beads for Busy Gals

Molly - Crafting A Life in Indiana * You are here!

Pam - Re-Maker

Kay - Kayz Kreationz (Note: Kay had to go out of town. Do check back for her reveal!)


  1. One of my favorite color palettes too! I love the organic feel to your design!

  2. Oh, my, what a beautiful necklace!! I love the green!!!

  3. Molly, I really love your color palette! This is a really beautiful piece. It has an Egyptian vibe for me... really cool!
    Many blessings,

  4. Thanks, everyone! This blog hop was so much fun. I can't wait to do another. :) Holly, I think you're right about the Egyptian vibe; there's something about that dark greenish stone mixed with the turquoise and metals...

  5. I love turquoise too! I discovered your necklace yesterday and pinned it onto my Pinterest board, Jewelry Inspiration, because I was truly excited about your necklace and the colors. Outstanding!

  6. Your necklace turned out really great. I like the color mix you used. I finally got mine done and the blog post up if you'd like to check it out.

  7. I was reading & ran across yours. I love the color palette you chose! The mix is terrific! I am in the middle of choosing beads to make one of these necklaces for me. I will be posting soon on the finished product.