Friday, November 13, 2015

Fine And Dandy Jewelry's Reveal for the Superstition Blog Hop Sponsored by Paisley Lizard

Friday the 13th is finally here, along with my submission for the Superstition blog hop! A big thank you to my friend, Tammy Adams, of Paisley Lizard here for hosting this blog hop and making the adorable lucky black cats! I was thrilled when Tammy announced that she had made 13 lucky black cats, and would be giving them away to the first 13 people to comment on her blog. I got one! My teenage daughter has been ogling it ever since I got it.

Here's the necklace I made:
It reminds me of a cat stargazing at night. Think of the "Figaro" episode with Sylvester and Elmer Fudd!
I love the pink and black with the shiny gunmetal.



Twelve lucky stars and one on the extender. It's a 20" chain, plus the extension. Very comfortable and lightweight to wear!

Now, for the story behind the creation. I considered many superstitions that would have been fun to incorporate into a piece of jewelry. If I had just the right bit of ladder shaped chain, I would have used it (it's bad luck to walk under a ladder). I had some wood beads (knock on wood for luck), but they didn't go along with my design. I have some crackle beads (step on a crack, break your mother's back), but decided to keep it simple. Of course, I used the black cat. Many people believe it's bad luck for a black cat to cross your path. I mounted this one onto a midnight toned gunmetal filigree that frames it quite nicely. I added 13 (because it's a superstitious number) stars (because people wish on them for luck). They are pink rhodonite star beads, and doesn't the black and pink look pretty together?  You can find the chain at B'sue Boutiques Jewelry Supply as well as the jump rings.

Read this article for 10 superstitions about stars. I never heard of some of these! But I'm sure you've heard or said "Well thank my lucky stars..."

I'm not sure if I will list this in my Etsy shop or keep this one. I might just share it with my daughter! I hate to part with my limited edition kitty. 

This is  the list of participants in the blog hop. Start with Tammy, and then you can skip mine since you've already visited, and go on to Betony's next. I love comments, and so do the other hoppers, so feel free to comment on the pieces they've worked so hard on. Thanks again, Tammy, and thank YOU!

Tammy Adams (Hostess)http://www.paisleylizard.com/blog/
Renee Hong http://www.fineanddandyjewelry.blogspot.com
Betony Maiden http://beadwenches.blogspot.com/
Coral Law http://abcoraldesign.blogspot.com/
Lee Koopman http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com
Jeanette Belmont http://www.onecanvasatatime.com
Shai Williams http://www.ShaihasRamblings.com
Beth McCord http://ebbeadandmetalworks.blogspot.com/
Robin Lynne Showstack http://heartsdesiresjewelryforyou.blogspot.com/
Lori Blanchard https://alainnjewelry.wordpress.com/
Deb Fortin http://www.mhotistudio.blogspot.ca
Michelle McCarthy http://www.fireflydesignstudio.blogspot.com
Maria Rosa Sharrow http://willowstreetshops.blogspot.com
Kim Dworak http://cianciblue.blogspot.com/
Divya N http://www.jewelsofsayuri.com
Karin Grosset Grange http://ginkgoetcoquelicot.blogspot.fr
Mowse Doyle http://mowsemadethis.blogspot.com/
Rebecca White http://morganafeycreations.121hub.com/#sec-blog
Shawneen Fagnani http://blondespotpinkshoe.blogspot.com/
Catherine King http://Catherines-musings.blogspot.com
Brook Bock http://artisticendeavor101.blogspot.com/
Kari Asbury http://hippiechickjewelrydesign.com/blog
Nan Smith http://wirednan.blogspot.ca
Carolyn Lawson http://carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com
Linda Anderson http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
Ann Schroeder http://www.beadlove.wordpress.com
Melissa Trudinger https://beadrecipes.wordpress.com/
Kathy Lindemerhttp://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/






25 comments:

  1. I love your selection of 13 stars to go with the cat pendant. Well done! I say if your daughter wants it, you should give it to her. I am giving mine to my daughter!

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    1. Thank you, Kathy! We decided to share it. We just can't part with it!

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  2. I love the pink stars with the black and grey. That filigree is so fitting as a backdrop to the pendant.
    I think your daughter would love to share it with you. But if she's like my daughter you'll not get it back.

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    1. Thank you, Deb! We did decide to keep it and share it. She is pretty good about keeping all the jewelry I give her in her jewelry box, so I think she will let me borrow it.

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  3. What a lovely necklace, I love the 13 pink stars with the black cat, no wonder your daughter wants it!

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    1. I know, right? Thank you, Karin! We're going to keep it and share it. I love the black and pink, too.

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  4. Your necklace design is magical, Renee. The 13 pink stars are a perfect addition to the black cat. And I do love me some long beaded dangles. Thanks so much for joining the hop.

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    1. You're welcome, Tammy! Thanks again. We're going to keep this one and share it!

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  5. How adorable. I love the 13 pink stars ( don't you just love pink and black? ) - they just pop that Lucky Black Cat.

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    1. Thank you, Catherine! Since then, we've been having a real black cat visit our yard. It's the only one that will not run away, and let us pet it : )

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  6. I love how you put a couple of superstitions together to design such a knockout of a necklace.

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    1. Thank you, Shaiha! It was fun learning about all the superstitions JUST about stars!

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  7. I love the pop of pink against the gray and black!

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    1. Thank you! I also think the sparkles in the clay go well with the star theme. It was fun to make!

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  8. I sure do like those rhodonite stars. Like all the ways you considered other superstitions to incorporate into the design.

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    1. Thanks, Lee! I loved your post!

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  9. The 13 pink stars go great with the black cat; I am sure that your daughter would have fun wearing it

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    1. Yes, we are keeping and sharing it, Divya! Thank you!

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  10. Great necklace! Love those cascading stars with the lucky cat bead! I also like your thinking along the lines of ladder chain and crackle beads. Even though you didn't use them, I think you are clever to think of them! I was so literal when I thought of what to use.

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    1. Thanks, Ann. That is why I love doing challenges and blog hops. They really get me to try new things, and I've grown as a designer because of it. Tammy's cat was fun to use!

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  11. Very pretty! love the stars, they're wonderful!

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    1. Thank you! There are a ton of superstitions about stars, I learned a lot during this hop!

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  12. I am loving your design. The dangles under the pendant look like shooting stars! I love the color choice as well because I am partial to pink!

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  13. What an awesome piece - I love the addition of the stars and of course 13 of them :)
    Thanks for sharing the information about the stars - I really had no clue about some of those.

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  14. The stars under the cat bead made me feel the cat is being raised to the air. Like the magic pixie dust in Tinker Bell. A very cute design.

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