Thursday, February 26, 2015

Rings By Giovanna Blog Hop

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.
Thank you again to everyone who joined the hop!  
Cyndi Lavin Post linked here.
Marissa Decipeda-Wong linked here.
Tammy Powley linked here.
Jennifer Tryon linked here.
Lisa Pace linked here.
Nancy Donaldson linked here.

Eileen Bergen linked here.

1 comment:

  1. My first bead weaving ever, Carmi! It was fun. Thanks to you and John Bead for including me.