Saturday, 18 July 2015

BEACH BLOG HOP ~~~ The Moon-Crater Necklace and the Diamond Earrings!!!!! ~~~ Part 1

 I am so excited to be part of this fabulous group!  Lisa Lodge, our fearless leader, sends willing participants mystery boxes of jewelry making goodies.  We may or may not add some of our own tidbits if we choose.  The BIG reveal is on a appointed date.  

Today is my first blog hop (others reveals are saved for the group on the Facebook page)! I promise, the next one I will be more thorough in my picture taking.  For now I will post pictures of the finished product and try to remember all of my trials and errors (there were a LOT!!!).  My kit contained cultured sea glass rounds (crystal & sky blue); cultured sea glass tusks (the name is periwinkle but I would call it a light lavender), cultured sea glass shells (crystal), cultured sea glass teardrops (blossom pink---again think it is more lavender), cultured sea glass diamond pendant (blossom pink), 2-hole silver filigree spacers, crystal bicones (violet with an AB finish), and 2 very large silver things.  That was my first impression anyway. The more I looked at those big silver things the more I saw the surface of the moon...hence "THE MOON-CRATER NECKLACE".

You know me by now.  I need to upcycle!  I LOVE to upcycle!  If it craves to be morphed into jewelry, it is!  This brings us to my additions. The silver beads are from my stash.  I used them because they look other-worldly.  The mother of pearl pendant is an archeological find.  I dug and dug through the bins at Goodwill.  I found this pendant that was glittery purple and thought I must be able to do something with it.  I was going to use it as I found it but something kept bugging me about it.  Well long story short: a bit of nail polish remover and low and behold a hidden gem.  The last item from my pile of jewelry wanna bes is the base for the focal point....the under-wire from a bra (well scrubbed and oxidized).
What you need to know about the making of this necklace is that this necklace wanted to be made one way and one way only!!!  lol  It was so much fun and a tremendous experience for me!  I traveled quite far out of my comfort zone and glad I did.  I definitely grew as an artist.  I even made my first clasp!  I am quite proud of it and will be making many more.
Without further ado, I present The Moon-Crater Necklace and the Diamond Earrings:

 Disclaimer:  My good camera broke...sorry about picture quality.

Below is a list of the other artisans involved in this event.  You would miss so much if you didn't check out their beautiful work!
Our hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design
Susan Anderson, La Main Tresor
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Margaret Pelech, Margaret Pelech's Blog
Lisa Prewitt Knappenberger, LiRaysa Designs
Carol Briody, A Beads Life
Karin Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha’s Ramblings
Gloria Allen, Gloria Allen Designs
Rosee Floss Hanemaayer, Silver Penny Artisans   **You are here**
Saundra Farren, Something by Saundra
Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool Jewelry
MaryAnne Kelly Hobbs-Fernie - TBD
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
 Linda Anderson, From the Bead Board

Thanks for stopping by...till next time!


  1. Hi Rosee, your jewelry set is beautiful. I can see why you named it moon crater. Kudos to you for making the clasp.

  2. Your set is lovely and I like how you combined all your upcycled elements.

  3. Great job on your first blog hop, Rosee! Very pretty necklace and earrings. The "moon crater" is one of my favorite components. The upcycled pendant was a nice addition to the piece. Thanks for being in the hop!

    1. Thank you so much Lisa! Ii LOVE your challenges!!! Thank you for hosting them!!!

  4. Great piece! I love the lavender sea glass! I may have to get me some as I love anything purple. Thanks for participating. Great Job!

  5. Thanks Veralynn. YOu know, when I looked at the kit I thought ugh (I don't like pastels)....But I am rethinking my position on that, for sure!

  6. Awesome necklace! Love all the upcycling you did to create...especially the use of a bra underwire! Definitely made me chuckle with your work and really looking forward to seeing more of your creations.

  7. Beautiful pieces! I love the "moon crater" LOL! =) Your earrings are sublime, as well! I love that they are simple and sweet. That leaves all the interest to the necklace - such a great piece! =)