Its here, REVEAL DAY for our second round of Holiday Bling Blog Hop (or HBBH2) which I am hosting along with my partner in crime, Marlene Cupo of Amazing Designs.
We had such a nice time during our first HBBH that we answered the cries of those who missed out and decided on a second round.
Here's how it worked: Those who signed up to participate were partnered up. Partners then decided what they'd exchange – could be handmade ornaments, jewelry, decor, whatever – it just had to be Holiday themed.
I decided to take on two partners and had a great time creating with each of their styles in mind -
FIRST up, Tiffany Goff Smith from Southern Gals Design. We e-mailed back and forth and shared our pinterests and other online spaces to get a feel for each other's style. We ultimately decided to make each other earrings. She told me she liked vintage, red and silver. Hmmm...
I always second guess EVERYTHING I do (right Marlene?!) so I hemmed and hawwed before finally sending these off to her -
This is the vintage and silver set. Vintage antiqued silver Santas and a cute little czech star bead and a snowflake to add some bling at the top!
...pretty red crystals with a pearl touch, wrapped in silver bead caps! Dainty and more formal.
PLUS I sent a little extra something, its a simple ornament, but I think its cute!
I love the gifts she created for me! Want to see what she sent me? Check out her blog CLICK HERE!
Second up, Anitra Gordy Boyers of LeeLu Creations. We decided on ornaments with snowmen as our theme.
I saw this little guy somewhere along my travels in cyberspace so I recreated him. He was fun to make. I made him out of polymer clay. For his body I wrapped clay around some aluminum-foil balls. Then I added his clay nose (which got smooshed in baking so he has a little Jimmy Durant-look!), buttons and arms out of twisted wire. After baking and a few touchups with the paint (I can never work with white clay, I always mess it up!), I added the christmas bulb garland. I like him, I hope Anitra does too! Check out her blog by CLICKING HERE.
I am repeating myself , but it's so worth repeating when I say...
Do you feel left out? Well, we can't have that! St Nick is joining in the fun and will be giving out gifts to TWO randomly-picked HBBH participants. BUT in addition, ONE lucky blog reader will also be receiving a gift. To enter just leave a comment below. When you comment, make sure your email is attached, or add it to your comment. Winners will be chosen and announced here on December 29th, so come on back!
Now GO, look at what everyone made and exchanged... see the Holiday Bling exchanges between the rest of our party guest follow these links -
Lori Bowring Michaud
Rita/ Toltec Jewels
Tiffany Goff Smith
Heather Rats Otto
Anitra Gordy Boyers