I'm Back...and just in time for a reveal!

It's been so long since I've shared anything. Life has been hectic with quite a few changes, mostly good, but it's definitely thrown me off my game as far as blogging and a few other things. Enough about that though...today is all about the Beach Blog Hop! You will have to forgive me this time I didn't get a before picture of the beady goodness Lisa sent...I was way to excited to get started!

The first thing that jumped out from the kit for me were the delightful charms and these flat top drill seaglass pieces...they screamed earrings! I will say I struggled between the palm trees and the starfish (you'll see those next). The pearls included in the kit were to small for my earring idea but I found a larger off white version in another kit I had from Lisa and they were perfect. These cuties are currently displayed for my weekly Hillsboro Tuesday Night Market. They will be listed in my shop if they don't sell in the next couple of weeks...or if anyone would like them feel free to email me about purchasing them.

As promised here are the starfish charms...aren't they fantastic!?! I decided they needed some waxed linen fringe which also allowed me to use each of the smaller bead styles included in the kit and some larger seaglass nuggets. I love the way these turned out...like flowing "Tide Pools".  

This is my last design to share. A coordinated bracelet for the "Tide Pool" earrings. I used the rest of the seaglass nuggets to create links then added sections of wax linen fringe with the same smaller beads from the earrings fringe. It is a very fun, adjustable style. And of course would be great in a stack if I can ever get around to making a few more in these colors!

So that's it for me this round. I hope you enjoyed the pretties. Please check out the links below to see what everyone else made with their goodies. As always, a big THANK YOU to Lisa Lodge of Pine Ridge Treasures for putting together these blog hops! I have lots of summer shows going on but I am hoping to get back to some regular blogging soon...maybe share some show photos with you! ~Kari

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist

Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design
Susan Anderson, La Main Tresor
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Margaret Pelech, Margaret Pelech's Blog
Lisa Prewitt Knappenberger, LiRaysa Designs
Carol Briody, A Beads Life
Karin Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha’s Ramblings
Gloria Allen, Gloria Allen Designs
Rosee Floss Hanemaayer, Silver Penny Artisans
Saundra Farren, Something by Saundra
MaryAnne Kelly Hobbs-Fernie - TBD
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Kelly Fletcher – TBD
Linda Anderson, From the Bead Board
Diana Chavis - TBD



You created a beautiful

You created a beautiful collection as always, I love your use of linen fringe.


OOoOoOOoo! I love how you used the dangles in each piece. SO CREATIVE! I'm kinda lusting after the starfish earrings. =) They make my heart sing. Great job, girl!


Great jewelry collection

Great collection, Kari! I am in love with your "Tide Pool" earrings. Thanks for being in the hop!

Beautiful beach collection

Oh, I so love your happy collection - you have inspired me to try mine with brass as well (my normal medium is copper, which didn't work at all this time :) ). The fringes are simply gorgeous!

Love your earrings!

Love your earrings!

Love your earrings!!

Love your earrings!!

I LOVE your style!

I LOVE your style! Everything is stunning!!

Oh so pretty Kari. The palm

Oh so pretty Kari. The palm tree earrings are adorable.


Great collection, all of your pieces are beautiful. Great use of the charms.

Awesome creations

You did some awesome creations. I love the first set of earrings. I wouldn't have thought to use the charms that way. I have some left over...might just try it. Great Job!


Wonderful creations for this hop! I love how you used the palm tree and starfish charms. The fringe on both the earrings and bracelet are great!

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