The Summer Elements Blog Hop celebrated summer with gorgeous jewelry designs, tours of French cities, visits to West Africa, Canadian cabin get-a-ways, the Estonia Song Festival, Australian winter, Alaskan camping. Memories of summertime fun were shared and honored: playing in the pool, camping, bike riding, road trips, RV'ing, BBQs. Recipes for delicious summer salads and deserts, and the joys of summer produce like rhubarb and strawberries and blueberries were shared. The freedom of summer's water swept through, with new techniques in jewelry design and sea & surf colorways, in free-form macrame and seashell jewelry. The quiet evening light was admired as was the smiling sun. Seasonal magazines were created and awesome photography was shared. Flowers bloomed, butterflies graced us. It was an incredible blog hop, with creativity to match the stars and moon! The celebration was nothing less than magical -- made so by the talented, high energy, leading edge artists who so generously and beautifully contributed to the Summer Elements Blog Hop.
You'll find links to each artist's Summer Elements post through the participant list. Simply click on the Summer Elements button/ badge at the right column of my blog to access the participant list. Although each person's main blog is still listed, a new window will open going directly to each individual post. Thank you everyone for your contributions!
The winner of $25 in beads from Lima Beads (gift certificate) is Gina Hockett! Congratulations, Gina!!
Everyone else who contributed to our hop is also a winner!! You will receive a ceramic art bead/ art button by beadfreaky! Congratulations!
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Please email me with your name, address, and blog to claim your prize. Email: toltecjewels (at) aol (dot) com with the subject line "Summer Elements winner" and please allow me a few weeks to mail out all the ceramics. You will receive a DC# when your ceramic is packaged and labelled. It may be another week after I print labels before packages are in the mail, however, since First Class must be paid in person rather than online. I add tracking to all packages.
Special Announcement!I will be hosting the Second Annual OctoberFest blog hop this year. Like the Summer Elements blog hop, Octoberfest is open to jewelry, beads, crafts, poetry, photography, memoirs, recipes, home decor -- any way you would like to share your creativity! Please mark your calenders, and consider joining me on Sunday, October 27, 2013 to celebrate autumn. Sign-ups will begin in August. I hope to see you then :)
Enjoy your prizes!! Thanks again for a lovely celebration!
Toltec Jewels is an author by day, jewelry maker by night. Her literary work is housed by the San Fransisco MOMA and is published internationally in popular magazines, literary quarterlies, and university publications. She has won a number of awards for literary and jewelry arts. She is happiest making handcrafted jewelry with her entire family, snuggling with her doggies and grandkids, sewing, singing, reading, and learning jewelry techniques. She is the host of Jewel School Friends, a community of expert and emerging artisans taking inspiration from each other and Jewel School. Join her on Facebook for networking, fundraising for Beads of Courage, jewelry making challenges, contests, give-a-ways and of course, cool beads and jewelry!