Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Quick Fire Blog Hop!

Hello, and welcome to my new blog! I've been meaning to do this for so long! All I needed was a reason, and the Quick Fire Blog Hop was just the push I'd needed to get things rolling. Thanks, Erin, for a push in the right direction!

My entry, Turquoise Tumble, uses materials from Michaels Stores just like Erin's. I love the jumbled feeling of the strands even though they're patterned. Here's a link to the instructions for the original Toast of the Town necklace designed for Halcraft USA by Erin Prais-Hintz. It's a design that is so easy to make your own, and there are multiple ways to wear it, as well.



Even though I'm an experienced beader, I find it so relaxing to just sit back and make a project that someone else designed, especially one that is just stringing, as this one is. It's a great beginners' project as well, so if you want something that will use up a few strands of your favorite beads and you can easily make while watching a movie, this is the one for you!

I'm looking forward to writing more posts about beads and crafting in general, as well as becoming a part of the blogging community!


15 comments:

  1. Holy moly, Miss Molly! You started a blog! And this is the first post! I am so honored. ;-)
    Thank you for being so complimentary to this design and for making it your own! Looking forward to following you! Enjoy the day. Erin

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    1. Erin, this really is just the little push I needed to get started! I'm so excited about participating in the bead/craft world this way!

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  2. Love the colors you choose for this piece! Isn't the piece so easy to make and so versatile! Beautiful piece!

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    1. I totally agree. It's so simple and versatile, that I really can see making a whole slew of these pretties to give as holiday gifts!

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  3. Welcome to blog world! Your necklace is beautiful-love the color palette, too! The beauty of multi-strand necklaces is that they are so pretty that they looks so complicated - but they are not! Very nice!

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    1. Thank you so much, Patti! I've been wanting to do this for years. The beads really did the work on this one!

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  4. Welcome to blogland! Don't feel so bad, I'm not in it either - I keep saying, one of these days...
    I love your necklace ~ the colors and mix of the bead textures. And the toggle is the perfect complement. This would be perfect wearing a little black dress or jeans and a T-shirt ~ classy!





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    1. Sandi, thanks for the welcome! I feel like I've turned a new page in my writing and creating world!

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  5. Nicely done!

    Congrats on the new blog. I look forward to reading more.

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    1. Thank you, Pam! I look forward to seeing more of your work, too!

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  6. I love the turquoise and bronze together. I love how the beads you chose give the necklace such a different feel. Congratulations on starting a blog! I'll look forward to your future posts. :)

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    1. Tanya, the bronze clasp was the beginning of it all. :)

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  7. Looooove those colors! What an awesome necklace!

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  8. Welcome to the blogosphere, Molly! Do you plan to add a Google Friend Connect gadget so we can follow your blog?

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