I think one of my favorite jobs is to coordinate blog hops that involve my friends.
On the Dazzle-it blog I have been sharing some of the projects featured in the new “Rings by Giovanna” beading manual just released. This manual is the first of a series that will showcase projects featuring Czech seed beads from the Dazzle-it Collection. For our debut issue, we commissioned bead weaving artist Giovanna Fiume to create a collection inspired by American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein.
Now that the manual is published, it was time to put it into the hands of jewelry makers. We sent a blog hop kit to mostly inexperienced beaders to see if they were up to the challenge of creating a ring with seed beads. We were sure that the big step-by-step photos and instructions would make them feel like there were in a classroom with Giovanna herself!
All the blog hoppers received a similar kit. Various Czech seed beads, Wildfire beading thread, Dazzle-it beading needles and our new publication. Not one project came back looking the same. Here are their results.