Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Blog Hop Day 7

The Blues

I've been a bit blue lately. Maybe it is the holidays, family scattered and too busy. The weather, gray and rainy. Hey, but I love the rain! Anyway, today I decided to roll with it, put on some blues music and choose dark blues for the palette. It is quite pretty! Of course prettier in person. They were a bit difficult to photograph properly. In today's bag: Blue gold stone squares and large drops, cobalt squares and faceted beads, raku finish glass beads and a blue dichroic button.

34 comments:

  1. This is a great variety of blue - lovely finishes, shades, and shapes.

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  2. Lots of beautiful blueness! Something peaceful and sad and deeply alive, all at the same time. Sure would love to make something with these beauties.

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  3. Those blues are beautiful and hope I win!!!!

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  4. I love including some blues in my pieces!

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  5. So sorry you are feeling blue. Hope the Sun comes out & you get that warm feeling again. Gray & Rainy here in Ohio...guess I need some hot chocolate. I get blue this time of the year too. My family is so dysfunctional no one wants to do anything but bicker & fight. So I curl in & just do the best I can.

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  6. Beautiful Blues! Not that you're feeling the blues is beautiful of course...! Let's just get past the holidays ;)

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  7. Sorry you are feeling Blue! But it looks like it's working for you with the Blues Music and the Blue Beads and even enjoying the rain! Don't let the Blues get you down!

    I just adore those daggers and drops and facets and cubes! Beautiful selection of blues!

    Thanks for sharing the love with the Blog Hop! I also love the photos you've posted of the rain drops in your garden! Beautiful!

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  8. I love the rain also - makes me want to stay inside and bake goodies and be creative.

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  9. Been very blue here too but your addition to the giveaway gave me a bit of a spark! Thank you!

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  10. I love blue. Sorry you are feeling it.

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  11. Gorgeous blues. The weather really affects my creative urge...

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  12. Blues nice color but not my favorite.

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  13. Of course blue is my favorite color, So tranquil and soothing. Hopefully your blues can be soothed today with all the well wishes!

    Pamela Manley/

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  14. I have to admit that my palettes rarely include blue colors. But these beads can make me change my perception of them. I think they are absolutely beautiful!!!

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  15. Oh my goodness those are gorgeous!!!

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  16. I love blue. It goes with most everything.

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  17. These would make me so happy I'd cry -or dance!!
    And God knows we need a bit of happy dance here, in Greece...
    The colours are amazing, that focal on the left left me speechless...
    Amazing gift, thank you so much...
    <3 <3

    DESPINA
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  18. A treasure!
    I love blue and black and these are all gorgeous beads!
    Thank you so much

    Joanna, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

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  19. Blue is one of my favorite colors. I would love to win your giveaway!

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  20. Blue is beautiful- except when it is a mood. Hope you are cheering up soon- sunshine yellow is very pretty!

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  21. Another gorgeous selection! I find myself wanting to sneak a peek at your whole stash, but if I did I expect I'd keel over with envy!

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  22. Don't be too blue. The days will start to get longer in about 9 days. I always look forward to that change during the winter.

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  23. Thanks everyone for the encouragement! It really helps to hear such wonderful comments.

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  24. Being up in Alaska 38 years I think I've only had a couple of holidays with them; but up here pretty much everybody's in the same boat; so friends help you out there. Those blue beads seem especially neat being raku.

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  25. Being up in Alaska 38 years I think I've only had a couple of holidays with relatives; but up here pretty much everybody's in the same boat; so friends help you out there. Those blue beads seem especially neat being raku.

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  26. Every Christmas is difficult for me since my Dad died. It's been 4 1/2 years....the fifth Christmas without him....my family will forever be fractured without him....it was after he died that I found beading....I must say that it is something I find the time to do everyday.....you are so talented.....always look up....you have so many incredible friends in this field....sometimes friends do it for us better than family....and if you are lucky enough to have both, you are blessed

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  27. Blue is a color used in Heaven! I would love to win your give away!

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  28. I absolutely love the color blue, it makes me happy not sad oddly enough...

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  29. Hi Jeanette! My name is Jeannie Maher. Several years ago I was on the board of Capital Area Beading Organization (CABO) in Raleigh, NC, and you came and taught some classes for us. What a great weekend! I am enjoying reading the Hop blogs and hearing how each of you choose items for your de-stash packages! What thoughtful generosity! Best wishes for a very happy Christmas.

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  30. This is a beautiful collection!

    mollyhartatkippercatdotnet

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  31. Beautiful blues! and listening to the blues is an excellent way to beat some winter "blues."

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