Saturday, March 31, 2012

Margarita .....Ms Sally

     It's Saturday the Colors of Spring Blog Hop!

  The very talented Ms Sally Russick invited all of us to celebrate the new Pantone colors.  I chose Margarita...  I am going to be honest and say I had a creative brain freeze with this challenge.  I just couldn't seem to get my inspiration flowing.  Those 5 beautiful beads traveled many miles through bead stores trying to get something to jump out at me.  I decided I needed to do something out of my comfort zone so here we go...........
beautiful crazing of the enamel

The beautiful  margarita lentil  created by Sally

sunny skies, blue waters touched by the icy margarita
I am going to have fun wearing this all summer!!
I actually had another design made but it just wasn't  what I I tore it apart the other night and started over.  This design grew on me each day a little more.....

I waited to take pictures to make sure......

It wasn't very beach like here in Iowa this morning...overcast skies and quite moo moo (courtesy of my friend who really does go to white sandy beaches) and bare toes were a little out of place!!!

   Thank you so much Sally!  I will hop with your beautiful beads any time!!

Please go visit these lovely blogs to see what inspired them!

Host: Sally Russick

Therese Frank
Kim Bender

jlynn jewels
Christine Altmiller
Sweet Lilac
Cherrie Fick
Jenny Vidberg

 Sabine Dittrich
Hope Smitherman

Solar Power
Nicole Rennell
Erin Fickert-Rowland

 Bell Flower
 Patti Vanderbloemen
Kristi Bowman

Shannon Chomanczuk
Elisabeth Auld

Alice Peterson
Donna Bradley

Sodalite Blue
Kristi Harrison
Cilla Watkins

Tangerine Tango
 Lesley Watt
Maryanne Gross
Susan Kennedy
Courtney White Breul


  1. I love your color combination! Beautiful necklace.

  2. This necklace is so fun! Love the bright colors!

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  4. Beach all the way! Love the color pallet and the feel good vibe of this necklace! Makes me want to put on my best sarong, this necklace, and a pair of sandals and head for the tiki bar! Beautiful!

  5. Kim, I love your bright and beautiful necklace. Great job on using the enameled beads and those polka doted glass beads you found to go with them make it a perfect summer time necklace to wear at the beach or wherever you are this summer.

  6. Kim, you should make a point of making jewelry that you feel is out of your comfort zone!! The necklace you created is FABULOUS!! I love all the brilliant colors, the polka dots and it's such a make you feel good, eye catching and fun necklace!!! LOVE IT!!!!

    THANK YOU so much, Kim!! I'm so glad that you were able to participate in the hop!!!

  7. You did a great job stepping out of your comfort zone! This is such a fun, colorful piece- beautiful work!

  8. It doesn't look like you struggled with this at all. It's FAB-U-LOUS! I adore the brightness of it and its total beachiness. Wonderful!

  9. I simply LOVE your fun and stylish necklace and all the glorious colors :) - sometimes we just have to wait until inspiration strikes lol - you did a fabulous job!

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  10. What a wonderful necklace. The colors are so fun. I'm glad you stepped out of your comfort zone; the results were fabulous.

  11. Fantastic, fun, creative and colorful! I love everything you combined with that pretty Margarita bead!

  12. Very Very pretty!! Love the greens you pulled in with your necklace!

  13. It definately looks like your brain freeze went away. This is such a gorgeous piece! The colors are just gorgeous, and I love the silver which makes the colors pop even more. I can just see this being worn at the beach, or at a pool party.

  14. I love it - turquoise (cockatoo) and lime green (margarita) are one of my all time favorite color combos. I am sure you will wear that all summer long!

  15. Very nice! Surely reminds me of the beach and summer! love the accent colors!

  16. Your necklace is cheery and fresh. Happy Spring!

  17. Kim, what a beautiful necklace! It really reminds me of spring - and summer too! I know you'll receive a lot of compliments when you wear it! :-)

  18. I am back from holiday and your necklace makes me even feel like still being overseas (in spent some time in Northern Africa). The colors are fresh and remind me of the wide ocean and the blossoming nature. This is a really inspiring piece! Congrats!

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