* Post edited on Tuesday, April 24th - now includes a new photo of the necklace, plus I've opened bidding.
|Judy Glende of ' Judith B. Designs' & 'Flap Your Wings'|
This blog hop is a special tribute to Judy Glende , a fellow jewelry artisan and all round wonderful lady, who recently took wing and left us all behind. I personally did not have a chance to know her, but I adore her work, and have heard nothing but good about her. Moobie Grace Designs put together this blog hop in Judy's honor, and chose to name it after Judy's etsy shop.. which from the outpouring I've heard about, has no doubt been completely sold out.
Some of the participants of this Hop are offing their creations either for sale or for auction, and will be donating the proceeds to the charity of their choice. I won't be auctioning my piece, however I am offering a small giveaway for everyone following along on the hop. If you've bid on any of the items being sold for this, it's worth two entries into my giveaway, so make sure to check that box ;)
1. Tania Spivey
(Amanda regretfully couldn't participant in the reveal but will be making a donation)
8. Kim Ballor
You are HERE -> 10. Sandra McGriff
11. Lana Kinney
12. Kym Hunter
13. Terri Wlaschin
14. Ginger Bishop
16. Kelli Jacobson
18. Deana Hager
19. Erin Siegel
21. Lynne Bowland
22. Alicia Marinache
23. Pam Ferrari
25. Joanne Tinley
26. Shanti Johnson
27. Lorelei Eurto
29. Shelly Joyce
30. Marlene Cupo
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So this is my contribution to the hop :) I'll apologize right off for the photos... I took these at night in less than ideal conditions.
While I had several designs in mind for this challenge, two cemented themselves in my mind rather firmly, and in the end this one won out. Originally I had a rather large faceted Chinese Crystal to hang between the wings, but while raiding my stash for components for my last giveaway I came across this blue glass heart tucked away in a box and knew it had to be the center.
I had planned on offering this for auction, however I'm not happy with the end result quite yet. The winged portion has a hand made clasp on each end and hooks onto the chain at the height wanted, making it completely adjustable.
I added a strand of pale blue satin cording, a strand of light blue faux suede cording, and a strand of light blue and crystal seed beads woven through out the large link chain to add a bit of color. I love how that part turned out, I'm just not happy with the ends just yet. I think I may fasten them all together rather then having them separate, or I may fasten them farther up the chain and let the ends dangle loose at the bottom....
I added light blue Chinese crystal rondelles, and some rose quartz chips. I'm not happy with how 'floppy' the wing section is if hung any lower than it is in the photo, so I may redo that part and make it more solid.
The heart pendant was just perfect for this... the sky blue colour as well as the symbol.
* EDIT - here's a better picture ( I think, anyway :p you can certainly see the rose quartz better lol )
Since no one else is bothered by the end fastenings, any one who wishes to bid on this is welcome to. I'll leave this running until next Tuesday, April 24th ( since I started it late). If anyone buys it, the money will be donated to whichever of Judy's chosen charities accepts online contributions. ( if they both do ( or neither do), the buyer can chose which one ). I do ask for a minimum bid of $5 CAD to cover shipping. Please leave your bids in the comment section where every one can see them and know where it stands :)
If no one bids, I promise not to be sad ;) lol
Here is what I'm offering up as a little giveaway for everyone visiting this hop list :)
A pink turquoise butterfly pendant, an abalone cockatoo pendant, two Chinese crystal butterfly beads, and an assortment of metal butterflies, dragonflies and wings. Click on the rafflecopter widget below and chose your entry. I decided to let this run for a week and it's open worldwide :) ( if you can't see the green box directly below these words, then you're reading this on the blog page, and need to open the direct post. Click on the post title. )
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Fly high, Judy :) Smile down on all your friends and family for as long as you can before you feel the need to go on to what ever adventures await you next.
Don't forget to check out the Freebie Friday update!