Saturday, June 15, 2013

Summer Elements Blog Hop

Welcome to the Summer Elements Blog Hop, hosted by Rita, of Toltec Jewels  What is your favorite thing about summer? There are so many elements of summer that evoke such good memories or provide pleasurable moments, it is hard to pick just one! Since I live in the mountains, and our growing season is very short, one of my favorite summer elements just happens to be flowers!

I also think of swimming, though the pools up here are all indoors. So I will settle for beaches with lot of seaglass! 

Something I made to commemorate both beaches and flowers.....Lampwork flower by Marianna Boylan, which was sent as part of my earlier Bead Soup.

Yellow sea glass from ZNETshows.

I enjoyed making the necklace that has some awesome Summer Elements in it. Thank you, Rita! I can't wait to see what everyone else is celebrating as their Summer Element--take a look at all the participants below, and you can see, too! Have fun!!

The Summer Elements Blog Hop Participants: 

Toltec Jewels (Hostess)
Marlene Cupo         
Cheri Reed              
Ailsa Cordner          
Robin Reed             
Nan Smith               
Sherri Stokey           
Christie (Charis Designs)
Carolyn Lawson       
Susie Harris              
Andrea Glick-Zenith 
Nelly May                
Melissa Trudinger     
Dini Bruinsma           
Kathy Lindemer       
Cory Tompkins        
Robin Reed             
Gina Hockett             ---You are here!!
Karen Martinez       
Jasvanti Patel           
Solange Collin          
Karla Morgan          
Anindita Basu           
Alicia Marinache      
Andrea Trank          
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell
Mischelle Fanucchi   
Tanty Sri Hartanti     
Shaiha Williams        
Mary Govaars          
Becca Sirevaag        
Lennis Carrier          
Regina Wood           
Sue Kennedy           
Kathleen Breeding   


  1. The necklace is stunning.. have a great summer :)

  2. Very cheerful way to celebrate the Earth element.

  3. I like your Znet sea glass. You will have to stop by and see mine later in the week. Happy summer!

  4. Sea glass is marvelous and your use of it so makes this necklace pop. Great job!

  5. Beautiful necklace, I love how you used items from the bead soup, fantastic

  6. Lovely creation once again, Gina! Christie

  7. What a cheerful necklace! It's a lovely piece!

  8. Very beautiful design, have a wonderful summer!

  9. You 'translated' the pictures of the flowers into a lovely necklace♥. I love the colour of the sea glass!

  10. Really pretty, summery and sweet!!! Love the sea glass and the flower!! Nice design! Have a Blessed day!!!

  11. Gina, your post is golden! ;) Love the sunny colorway of everything -- the beautiful Arizona mountain flowers, your art bead from Marianna Boylan, the sea glass beach, and oh, that gorgeous necklace of yours!

    The flower photography is lovely. My breath was taken away by the first image of the yellow rose, and I love the wild flowers growing -- are they echinecea? So pretty.

    I have wanted to create a gold and yellow necklace for a long time. I love that you've done so for our Summer celebration. It's amazing!

    The Marianna Boylan lampwork flower is as pretty as your mountain flowers. I love that it is from your Bead Soup.:)Last year, I used Star Girl lampwork too in my Bead soup jewelry -- I had some in my secret treasures stash, and added it to quartz crystal my partner gave me. Isn't her work wonderful?

    Beautiful lampwork in a beautiful necklace -- the sea glass, asymmetrical design and sparkling crystal drops are full of style and your work just glows! Fantastic. I'm totally inspired to follow my dreams of yellow jewelry now. Thank you, Gina.


  12. Wowsers, I am loving on your flower pictures, (I posted some for my blog hop, too!), and that seaglass necklace. :) It's all beautiful!


  13. Those flower pictures are amazing. And your necklace captures them perfectly. Mmmm I can almost smell their sweet summery fragrance!

  14. I love flowers and the magic that seeds, soil and water create. Your creation is beautiful, it captures summer perfectly.

  15. Gorgeous necklace. Sooooo summery! Yellow is such a wonderfully cheerful color. I love how you put the focal together, it really adds a great spark to the necklace.

  16. Very very pretty and summery :)


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