Sunday, 11 August 2013

Pepita's 1st Anniversary Blog Hop

The extremely lovely and talented polymer clay artist Alenka Obid, Pepita Handmade asked people to help her celebrate her 1st blog anniversary. I just had to join the fun. Alenka asked people how they would prefer to participate and the decision was unanimous....a blog hop. Alenka sent out polymer components made by her to each participant. She wrapped and packaged each piece and then mixed them up and addressed them...even she did not know exactly what each participant would receive.....way to add to the excitement!
These are the components Alenka sent out

I have worked with Alenka's components before and just love her work. I was also lucky enough to be the recipient of one of Alenka's give aways and I knew right away that some of these would be incorporated into my creation for this hop. 

The prize I won, each piece made by Alenka
The package arrived and I was thrilled with the piece I received. Alenka asked us to post a picture of the piece when we received them.
Love love love this clasp and it works so well with the other pieces I have used in my creation. I stepped out of my comfort zone on this one, and after taking it apart and redesigning several (quite a few several) times I came up with "Little Red Bird",  the final result. As I was making this I thought I would give it away once done, because it is something that is out of my mind has changed and this will be staying with me unless it mysteriously disappears into one of my daughters collections, which seems to happen quite frequently.

rdeči ptiček
Happy 1st Anniversary Alenka, thank you this hop and for letting me be part of the celebration!


  1. What a lovely necklace, all these colourful elements put together in this design! Each part of it is special♥ I'm afraid too, it's going to move to your daughters collection. I can understand her very well :-)

  2. What a sweet piece this is! I love that toggle and the bird! I have that same problem with things disappearing off to one of my daughter's jewelry collections :)

  3. Hi Kepi,
    the necklace you've made is so sweet, very lovely!!! And I'm happy you are keeping it for you!
    You even translated the name of the necklace in Slovene!!! That is so cute!!! :-D I just have to say that Slovene grammar is a bit complicated and the right way to name it is "rdeči ptiček".
    Thanks again for participating in my blogoversary celebration!

  4. What a beautiful design, Debbie... I love the great combination of colours and the asymmetry of your layout!

  5. Hi Kepi,
    Ahh I love your Red Bird necklace it is so bright and cheerful I would not blame your daughters for want to snatch this one for themselves. Great use of Alenka's gorgeous creations.

  6. That is a gorgeous necklace! I wouldn't mind adding to my collection too. It is so balanced in colours and shapes. Great work. By the way, I've started following your blog. Enjoy the day, Ana

  7. Wow, love the little red bird and the asymetical design.

  8. What a delightful necklace! I love how it's asymmetrical, but you balanced it perfectly--and that bird is just darling. Beautiful work! :)

  9. Little Red Bird is just beautiful. Such a light and airy piece and the clasp fits in perfectly. I wouldn't want to give it away either!

  10. This is beautiful! I love the asymmetrical look - I have only done this once or twice, as my designs always look unfinished - unlike yours! I especially love that chain you used with all of your artbeads! I hope you find time to take your trip (per your last post), and that your daughter is doing well!

  11. Love your necklace, everything is just perfect on it. Beautiful piece, if your daughter does put it in her collection you can still wear it too.

  12. That flower component is wonderful - and you made it even more gorgeous with this beautiful necklace. You are so talented Kepi - I love this piece!!