Friday, November 16, 2012

Birthday Surprise Challenge Blog Hop

HAPPY BIRTHDAY THERESE!!!! I hope your day is as beautiful as you are and as colorful as the Golem beads you oh-so-generously gifted to me! Although I didn't get a chance to use all of my beads just yet, I did have a delightful time creating my very first beaded bezel for the gorgeous cabachon you pick out for me.

There were plenty of false starts and LOTS of work that needed to be ripped out, but eventually, I did it!

Thank you so much for your generosity and the opportunity to work with these beads in honor of your birthday.  You're a rare gem, my friend, and I am very grateful for the opportunity to have met you.  Not only are you inspiring me to be a better beader, but you're also inspiring me to be a better person.  Love you my friend! xo

I am so looking forward to checking out the blogs of the other Birthday Surprise Challenge participants, but will be out of town for the weekend and unable to do so until Monday.  =(
The good news though?  I get to wear my new necklace!!! =)

Amy Severino
Christine Altmiller
Kristen Stevens
Lola Surwillo
Marla Gibson
Maryanne Gross
Therese Frank


H.T. said...

What beautiful colors,bezel,texture and the shape.
I love YOur beadwork very much.This is the really nice pendant,which I could wear at once:-)
Bead,Lola-Bead! :-))

Warm Greets-Halinka-

Christine Altmiller said...

First time?!? You look like a pro! I have only done a handful of beaded bezels and they are hard. You did this beautifully. What great colors...your cab is so cool with all those fun dots. Happy Birthday Lola!

Therese's Treasures said...

Thank you Lola, for the kind words and for playing along in this challenge. I love the cab and I find it hard to believe that this is you first beaded bezel it is wonderful bead work my friend! Your necklace is beautiful, wear it proud Sister!
Much love,

Amy S. said...

Lola - that is your first attempt?!? Amazing! I love the way your beads (those are size 8's?) in the bezel, somehow echo the polka dots on the cab!

Karin Slaton said...

Love that you chose to go monochromatic with the bezel and the skinny rope. Perfect!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Yeah Lola! you give me hope that I might be able to figure out a cab! Really beautiful, and I can't believe it is your first!

Marla said...

Ohhh that turned out fantastic! I love the colors and the texture in the piece! So beautiful!

Honey from the Bee said...

Great job! I love the colors

Maryanne said...

It's hard to believe it's your first bezel, Lola! It's beautiful and the colors look great! Fantastic job!

Bits of Learning said...

Well, you definitely nailed the beaded bezel! Beautifully done!

Tanya said...

What fun colors! I love your bezel. I would never have thought it was your first one. You did a marvelous job!

Unknown said...

Oh Lola, I love that bezel! And your cab is quite stunning!

CraftyHope said...

You JUST learned how to do that!? You make it look like you are pro at it!! What a wonderful job you did complementing the beautiful Golem cab. I bet you were excited to wear it. . .I would be too!

Bobbie said...

You did a terrific job on your first bezel! I love the dots on the Golem, and your work is the perfect way to highlight them!