Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Summer Vacation Blog Challenge

I joined a small blog hop... I'm not going to give up.... After my disappointment in the big Bead Soup hop where my partner never did anything with my beads- or at least never posted... I wasn't sure if I wanted to try again. As this one doesn't have partners, I decided to give it a go.

I decided to do a piece inspired by our camping trips as a child and summer day trips with my grandpa to catch fish for us to eat.  Grandpa was quite the character and kept us in stitches whenever he took us out in his little boat on the St Lawrence River or Drain Pond, or Meacham Lake or Mountain View Lake.  I found this blown glass fish in some items I inherited from my Stepmom's Store after she passed away.  It was quite a challenge to match the colors but I think I did it :) I used a combination of vintage orange beads, vintage cobalt disks, blue glass seed beads and blue glass tube beads. What do you think? It wouldn't let me post directly to here so here is a link to the photo....

below is a list of the other participants- make sure and stop by and see their pieces too!!