Thursday, July 12, 2012

Simple Truths Celebration Blog Hop

You know love her.....Miss Erin of Tesori Trovati and Simple Truths has done it again! She has found another way to inspire me (and others) by hosting the Simple Truths Celebration blog hop. She knows we are all hoarding our simple truths from the sampler club. Who could blame us? They are little works of art in a bezel!! So, she challenged those of us with a hoard of them to get creative and make something with them. I was really trying to get them ALL made into jewelry, but I fell a little short. I still have a few to use, and more just arrived this week (July sampler club!!) But here they are, in no particular order. Oh, also, I'm not going to give long descriptions or materials list, since there are quite a few!! :-)
My very first simple truth! I won it at ABS blog! Lucky me!

Be Happy. And can you believe I won this one too?? How lucky can one girl be?

That's Life! This is from the sampler club.

Make a Wish. This is possibly my favorite, AND this necklace was published in the Apr 2012 Bead Trends! 

Bicycle. This one being silver was a challenge for me, but the ceramic beads I found in my stash matched it perfectly!

MORE! MORE! MORE! (a la Billy Idol)

Owlet. From last October sampler club! Again, silver is challenging for me, but pink is so fun!

Queen Bee. I decided less was more with this one. The photo does not portray the grey opal Swarovski beads very well.

A closer look!

Sow Seeds. I mixed 3 colors of peanut beads to pull out the colors of the flowers.

Happy Ending. Erin gave me this one as a gift when my "Make a Wish" was published! So Sweet, Miss Erin!

Holy Crap - you mean there's more?!?!? Yeah, there's more!

No Fear. Sampler club from the winter, I don't remember which month.

A close up of the pendant. I added a little bead cap to the wire wrapped bail.

Nature. Last November, Erin asked us for what we were thankful for (and why). We all received one-of-a-kind pendants that month!

A little bit closer look

Unique. The faceted Blue Chalcedony in my stash matched this one perfectly. Obviously, I've been hoarding this since last winter! (it's a snowflake, not a flower!)

The wording on the back!

These are yet to be used - resting comfortably in my stash. The little Stars and Stripes are new arrivals!
Did you make it to the end??

Well, all I can say that I am happy I joined the sampler club - just look at all the pendants I've gotten! I always get compliments whenever I wear any of them.
If you do not have any Simple Truths of your own, Miss Erin is having a give away. One lucky winner will win a 3-month subscription to the simple truths sampler club! Make sure you visit her blog and leave a comment to win!
Enjoy visiting the rest of the other bloggers!
Erin Prais-Hintz
Sharon Misuraco
Tanya Goodwin
Alice Peterson
Melissa Trudinger
Lori Bowring Michaud
Rebecca Anderson
Chris White
Cherrie Fick
Rosanne Garvison
Shelley Turner
Marlene Cupo
Mary Harding
Lola Surwillo
Michelle Burnett
Kirsi Luostarinen
Paige Maxim
Kristen Fagan


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  2. Cynthia,
    Wow... all beautiful pieces. My favs are Sow Seeds,Owlet,and Make a Wish.. all so beautiful I had trouble narrowing it down to just one! I would wear them all..Wow!

    Shelley Graham Turner

  3. Erin has a true fan in you, and she must be extremely happy with what you have done with her pendants. Each one is a dream!

  4. Wow!!! You made so many beautiful pieces with your pendants. Each one lovely and unique!!!

  5. Those really are stunning .. Each and every one. I love opal swarovskis and I have no doubt that the bee necklace is something special. I absolutely love the "seeds of love" necklace. You used every one of my favorite colors in that one. I am just in awe of how your chose just the perfect beads for each pendant.

  6. Wow, lots a beautiful pieces. I love your style!

  7. Miss Cynthia, it makes me so happy to see all these wonderful creations! You have a fabulous design sense, and I am even glad you had to push through the silver to make these beautiful designs! It amazes me continually how the same thing in different hands has a completely different feel! Thank you so much for all your sweet words (stop it, I'm blushing!) and for your support. Glad you were able to join in the Simple Truths Celebration! Enjoy the day. Erin

  8. You certainly have done justice to Erin's pendants. All are so beautiful.

  9. Wow! so many designs. All good colors choices, unique styling, great selection of Erin's pieces to work with, and you've done a beautiful job on all of them. Well done!

  10. Anonymous5:06 PM

    As my daughter's teacher says, you knocked my socks off with these designs. I'm (almost) speechless and I certainly can't pick a favourite one (this one, no this one)!

  11. these are awesome! is there a way to follow your blog cuz I would love to!
    designs by susan

  12. Oh. My. Goodness! So many beauties!!! I am esp drawn to happy ending and nature. Soooo pretty! Thanks for sharing all these lovely designs.

  13. Anonymous6:06 AM

    Wow! What a great "sampler" of how these pendants can be used in so many ways. Makes me want to jump right up and join the sampler club! Beautiful work!

  14. What a great post! I love everything you made!

  15. You created some lovely pieces with the pendants you received.Wonderful to meet you!! Warmest Regards,Cat

  16. I feel so happy when i see all these wonderful creations! Thanks for sharing all these lovely designs.A true art of pendants


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