Tuesday, 4 June 2013

My Country!!!!!

I've been thrilled by the response to my invitation to participate in my Blog Challenge/Blog Hop!
The idea I came up with is to make jewelry that reflects or symbolizes the country of your home or that of your ancestors.  I hope all the participants will tell a story about their country and what has inspired them in this challenge,It's so exciting to have participants from all over the world.
The reveal will be on June 29th which is just prior to Canada Day (July 1) and the USA Independence Day (July 4). The response has been wonderful.  Below is the list of all the wonderful folk who have decided to be part of my inaugural Blog Hop! Check back on June 29th to see what everybody has created!

Thanks  and Hugs to  the incredibly generous Dini Bruisma of Angaza By Changes for designing the badge! It's perfect Dini!

I'm new to the blogosphere having just started blogging for Lori Anderson's 7th Bead Soup Blog Party which was an incredible event with more than 500 participants from around the world creating jewelry made from bead soup sent to them from another jewelry designer. What a great introduction to the wonderful world of jewelry bloggers! I had so much fun and have met some wonderful people so this is my way of giving back!!!
I'm working on creating pieces of Canadiana to gift to randomly selected participants in my Blog Hop!
I can't wait to see all of the creations on June 29th!

Maybe next year I'll be organized enough to match participants up to send their creations to others in a great international exchange.

Here are this years participants with their Blog and their country of inspiration.
the country in brackets is where they now live.

Nan Smith (host): wirednan.blogspot.ca Canada

Dini Bruinsma: http://angazabychanges.blogspot.ca The Netherlands

Stephanie Weiss : http://uniquelymebwd.blogspot.com  USA

Ana Cravidao (ACBeads) :http://acbeads.blogspot.com. Portugal

Vera: veradesigns.blogspot.com   Germany (USA)

Delilah: http://mssdelilah.wordpress.com             Romania

LiliKrist: http://pcbylik.blogspot.com                            Indonesia

N Vakentine Studio :  www.nvalentine.blogspot.com  Canada

Karin: maverickbeads.blogspot.ca                                Calgary, Canada

Diah Anggreni : http://pernik-manik.blogspot.com         Indonesia

Karen : www.overthemoon-design.com                                 Australia

Cath Thomas : http://samohtac.blogspot.ca                    Switzerland

Asri Wahyuningsih : http://asribeadwork.blogspot.com     USA

Crysalis Jewelry Design                                              Denmark ( Canada)

Jasvanti Patel: www.jewelrybyjasvanti.blogspot.com         USA

Lola: http://beadlolabead.blogspot.ca              USA

Beccy Peterson           Sweden (USA)

Paula Hisel : www.simplybeadiful.weebly.com    USA

Inge von Roos: ingetraud.wordpress.com                Germany

Laurie Vyselaar: Lefthandjewelry.wordpress.com.     USA

Toltec Jewels: http://www.jewelschoolfriends.com    USA

Anindita Basu: www.alankarshilpa.blogspot.com  USA

Please check back on June 29th to see what everybody creates and read their stories!!!
I, for one, can't wait!


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  2. Yeay! It's going to be such fun. Thank you for putting it all together :D

  3. Thanks for organizing this, Nan! So happy to jump in with the fun! xxoo


  4. Hi Nan, I'd like to be part of it too. I live in USA now and I am originally from India. I don't know if it is too late now. Would love to hear from you. You may leave the message in my blog comment at http://www.alankarshilpa.blogspot.com. Thank you for following my blog. I am doing the same. Dita.


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