Friday, November 2, 2012

Michael's Toast of the Town Blog Hop!

Today is the day for the reveal for the Toast of the Town necklace that Erin Prais-Hintz, Tresori-Trovati, Treasures Found Blog!  Erin is a true inspiration and such a kind and encouraging soul!  I am always inspired by her blog posts, she is a very thoughtful writer and encourages you to reach for the stars!  When I first seen Erin's necklace Toast of the Town, I feel in love, it is beautiful and it combines layers, one of my favorite things.  It is stunning to look at and I believe perfect for the holiday season.  With the announcement of a blog hop, and for us fellow bloggers/designers to try our hand and making one too, I couldn't resist.  I actually made two necklaces, one with a more earthly feel using some of the same components that Erin used in her Toast of the Town necklace and my second necklace is in gun metal, silver and glass.

Everything but the toggle from the earth tone necklace came from Michael's.  I had a good time picking out my beads for these two pieces and I was really lucky to take advantage of there great sale and coupons.  Thank you Michael's.

I would like to try another variation of this necklace using chain and beads I think that is would look really cool.

Check out the other participants,

Michaels Toast of the Town Variations Blog Hop

Pam - Re-Maker
Michelada - Micheladas Musings
Kay - Kayz Kreationz  (Note: Kay had to go out of town. Do check back for her reveal!)
Thank you very much for your wonderful inspiration Erin and for hosting this blog hop!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Much love,


  1. Very beautiful work Penny. I didn't know anything that beautiful could be made from Michaels components. I do buy beads there occasionally but make sure I use coupons. I love the earthy feel necklace - guess it appeals to me because I love earth tones. They are both stunning!

  2. What great variations! I love that with swapping out just a few beads and the color of the metal you can make this totally different. I would love to see how it turns out with chain. I hadn't thought of that! It might simplify things greatly though! So happy that you played along with me. These variations are so much fun for me to see! Enjoy the day. Erin

  3. Gorgeous! I so wanted to do this challenge but time just didin't allow for it. I even went hunting for similar beads at Michaels but didn't buy anthing. I love that you got everything but one clasp at Michals.

    Have a great weekend!

  4. You really did an amazing job!!! I love it!!!!

  5. These both seriously rock! I really love the second piece with chain. I also really love the clasp. We are kindred spirits;)
    Many blessings,

  6. Both of your pieces are great, but I especially like your gunmetal neklace. Very nice. I finally got mine done and the blog post up if you'd like to check it out.

  7. Penny, These are beautiful! I love the elegance of the one and the earthiness of the other. What beautiful pieces!


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