Saturday, March 16, 2013


Back in October I participated in the first Holiday Bling Blog hop.  I had so much fun that when I heard there was going to be another one, I was excited to participate again.

                                     This great hop was organized by:

The idea was create something for your partner - it could be jewelry, something 
for the house, an ornament - whatever you both decided....
celebrating a holiday in the month of February / March.

My partner in this hop was Therese Frank.
We decided on Chinese New Year!

Well, what can I say.... Therese was so generous with what she sent to me.

First, this gorgeous cuff.
I don't work with seed beads in this way and I am so impressed with what she made.  I have to hide it from my 15 year old daughter!

The second piece she sent me:
These beautiful earrings - so pretty.....

She also sent along some treats:
A journal & note cards - these will really come in handy.

But.... I'm not done.  Last but not least she sent along a beautiful selection of beads.  How nice was that?

Thank you Therese for all the wonderful Holiday Bling & extras you were such a terrific partner!

Check out what everyone else exchanged - have fun hopping!

Alicia Marinache
Catherine King
Chris Schlicht
Cynthia Machata
Dyanne Cantrell 
Gina Hockett
Jennifer Reno
Laura Reed
Leanne Loftus
Lennis Carrier
Lori Bowring Michaud
Marti Conrad
Mary Govaars
Renetha Stanziano
Rita/ Toltec Jewels
Sandra McGriff
Sarah Goode
Sherri Stokey
Sonya Stille
Tammie Everly
Therese Frank
Tiffany Goff Smith
Marlene Cupo
Shelley Graham Turner


  1. How delightful. I would have to hide this cuff too. Very nice and the addition of additional treasures is wonderful.

  2. Wow that cuff is stunning! Looks like the Chinese dragon.

  3. How lucky you are that bracelet is Devine

  4. You got spoiled, Leanne! But that's OK, 'cause I saw the gorgeous asymmetrical necklace you designed just for her. Stunning!

  5. Oh! I'm so jealous. Year of the Snake! So awesome.

  6. What a generous batch of goodies, that bracelet is fantastic! The earrings are beautiful.

  7. Gorgeous creation! I would have to hide it from my daughters, too, but would wear it so proudly! Perfect!

  8. Hi Leanne,
    It was a pleasure to make the cuff and earrings for you, because I just felt like you would truly appreciate them.
    Enjoy the other goodies I hope they bring you good inspiration to create with. Once again thank you so much for my necklace I love it.

  9. Great post and such cool pieces. This really was a great hop :-)

  10. Wow, you certainly are ready for the Chinese New Year, every year from now on, and the extra's are so Therese!
    Thanks so much for joining us in this Holiday Celebration.

  11. That Asian coin piece is awesome. I love metal focals mixed with beads and fiber. SO much texture! You did such a great job and Therese seems to absolutely be delighted!
    ~ Shelley

  12. oh lucky you! I just LOVE Therese's beaded cuffs! What a fun package you got in the email :)

  13. Love the piece you made her in return :)

  14. Love the gorgeous, very cool necklace you created! I'd love to know more -- how you made it & what components you brought together to create it. Seeing it at your partner's blog, please just know it is simply gorgeous!!!

    The Year of the Snake bracelet you received is exquisite too!! And those earrings are divine. Therese was generous, with gorgeous art --and the beading book & stationary is a lovely touch.

    You two certainly made the Chinese New Year fantastic! Bravo for how beautifully you both celebrated & created!!

    Happy Hopping,

  15. I love the snake bead embroidery piece!!