Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tax Day Blues Blog Hop

Welcome to the Tax Day Blues Blog Hop!!!

Below is a list of the bloggers participating in the hop. I am your 15TH hop, if you came from Mary J. you are on the right track! In case you get lost, here is a list of all the bloggers:

1. Angie, TuttleTime,

2. Ellen, Craft Monkey,

3. Tristan, Tristan’s Time4Craftin,

4. Tammy, Nesting Pretty,

5. Elaine, Expressions by Elaine,
6. Angelia,

7. Belinda, Bee’s Hive of Drama,

8. Mary,

9. Wendy,
10. Jackie,

11. Jill,

12. Leah,

14. Mary J.,

15.Tiffany, My Lemonade Dreams

16. Monica,

Okay, so here's the deal.... my lil 'ol job is to bring a bright cheery smile to your beautiful faces by showing you something BLUE and pretty...AND how to create it yourself!! So check out the list of instructions below!!

Materials you'll need:

1. A good adhesive; my favorite is E6000.

2. Double looped jewelry connectors (see photo below); I think the little lacy filigree ones are puuuuurdy!!

3. Earring of your choice; my preference are the French wire earrings.

4. Something pretty and sparkly, such as the vintage glass jewels that I'm using.

5. Cabochons (the little cream colored flowers in the photo); the ones that I use are 10mm, which is a perfect size for the filigree connectors I use!

6. 4mm jump rings.

7.A set of jewelry pliers; you can buy inexpensive ones at Michael's, or any other crafts store. 
  Cousin Craft & Jewelry Bent Nose Pliers 4456; 3 Items/Order

8. A piece of foil or parchment paper.

Assembly time!!

1.Lay down your foil or parchment paper. 

2.Apply a small, thin layer of the E6000 to the back of your cabochon, and adhere it to your jewelry connector. Gently press down.

3.On your foil or parchment paper let dry. I would recommend 24 to 72 hrs  dry time before handling roughly.

4.Take a jump ring and your set of pliers and gently open the jump ring.

5.Take your connector that has dried and slip the jump ring through the bottom loop of your connector, then take your jewel of choice and slip it on as well. Close the jump ring, both pieces should now be connected.

6.Now take your earring of choice and slip it through the top loop of your connector.

Your done....simple as that folks!!!

Here's what your final product should look like:

Now in the event that you don't feel like making these yourself I have decided to give these little beauties away!!

To be eligible to win all you have to do is :

1.Become a follower on my silly little blog...if you're not already.

2.Stop by my Etsy shop,My Lemonade Dreams, find your favorite item, and report back here on my blog!

3.Last but not least, stop in and become a follower on all the other 15 blogs listed above!

I will draw a lucky winner on Sunday, April 17TH, at 5PM, Pacific Standard Time!! So please check back in to see if you've won!!

Thanks for stopping by !!! Your next stop is: Monica,


  1. Those are gorgeous, what lovely work! :)

  2. Very pretty, love your work :)

  3. Lovely earrings, they look very vintage. :) Great job!

  4. Gorgeous. All your work is so pretty - my fave is Meet Me in Paris. Thanks for sharing.

    vwilson577 at

  5. Those are incredible!!!

    Thank you soooo much for the quick tutorial, but for the sake of simplicity, I may be purchasing a pair of yours soon. I LOVE the "Meet me in Paris" Style, just beautiful!

  6. Thanks so much for all of the sweet words Lovely People!!!

    Don't forget if you want to be eligable for the GIVEAWAY, follow all three requirments!! :)

    Hugs and kisses to everyone!!!

  7. You are so sweet and soooooo very funny. I really loved your feature and your gorgeous earrings. So I hope I win..

    I am a follower of your super fun blog.

    The let them eat cake are by far my fav.

    and I am on my way to following everyone else on the hop.

    Love ya ♥

  8. Love these. I am a new follower of yours and am following all the others on this hop as well.
    my fav is Words of a Maiden. tfs
    ahaynes43055 at

  9. Beautiful earrings! I'd say my favourite is Time for Tea. TFS!

  10. Tiffany,
    Your jewelry is beautiful!
    Thank you for the step by step directions.
    Thanks for sharing & for the chance to win:)
    I am a new follower
    My favorite item in your Etsy shop is "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"

  11. Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Hi Tiffany - your work is beautiful. I checked it out and love Flight of the Monarch Butterfly. Maybe because my son's nature class today was all about butterflies. Did you know that the lifecycle of the butterfly can be presented with dried pasta and beans glued to paper leaves and then to a paper plate? Sorry I digress. I am a little tired tonight . . . Happy Day to you!

  13. It's difficult to decide on just one...It's a tie between Time for Tea and My Love! :) I am your new follower and I added all our friends from this blog. It was so wonderful to have you as part of our blog hop. Thanks for sharing.

  14. yours earings are very nice

    see ya

  15. Beautiful earings!:)


  16. I love earrings! Do you have a Youtube demo video? I'll check.
    I'm a new follower!


  17. Thanks for sharing! This is great! My favorite is Words of a Maiden

  18. I love My Antonia but all your stuff is so cute!

  19. These are beautiful earrings. great job.

    Smiles Sher

  20. These are so gorgeous! And all of your designs in your Esty shop are wonderful...I especially love the Ballerina Girl earrings. I'm a new follower...if you get a chance, I'd love for you to stop by my blog and follow as well :)

  21. beautiful earrings! Thanks for the tutorial :)

  22. I am Colombian. I love to participate in their blog hop, I apologize that I do not speak English, but it helped me a translator.

  23. All of your jewelry is very beautiful. My favorite was the "Time for Tea". TFS!!

  24. The earrings are stunning....The pair that I was drawn to were "Ballerina Girl featured in Treasury" Thanks for sharing!


  25. New follower! love,love those earrings!!!! Love the cameo one in your shop! joydee19631963 at yahoo dot com

  26. Beautiful!
    In your shop I like my love and midnight in the garden of good and evil.

    at yahoo
    dot com

  27. Great tutorial loved the once upon a time set of earrings in your shop. I am a new follower. TFS
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

  28. Wow! you create really beautiful things! I happen to truly adore your "forget-me-not" pair of earrings. They are so pretty. Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us.

  29. Sorry I'm a little late hopping about, but I wanted to make sure I visited all of my fellow hoppers blogs to see what they made. Your earings are absolutely stunning!!!! Just beautiful!