"Cocktail Hour" Jewelry Blog Hop
I've been a Navy wife for almost 20 years. Transferring with my husband and kids from duty station to duty station. I grew up a gypsy too. As you can imagine, I'm actually pretty good at moving. Recently I decided to join my first ever blog hop to challenge myself creatively and promote my little venture, TTE Designs. I chose the "Cocktail Hour" hop by Amy Freeland of Copper Diem.
The real challenge for me is that we are moving right in the middle of this event. What's a girl to do? Both of course!
I applied for the challenge and got my inspiration beverage~ The Screwdriver.
Perfect, I don't often do a lot with oranges and yellows so it was truly a challenge artistically too. My other 'self challenge' is to use items from my stash only, we are moving and I don't want to add anything right now.
I spent a weekend gathering any supplies that I thought might fit the bill and watched a couple of episodes of Mad Men to get me in the groove.
the Screwdriver was in a 1949 issue of Time magazine. I am a baby of the 60's and I certainly remember my folks serving these at parties, so I am going for more of a 60's vibe.
I spent Sunday working on some other things while looking at my stash. Suddenly, it hit me, a 'groovy' charm bracelet and earrings, in citrus colors and silver like a cocktail shaker! Once the picture was in my head the execution came quickly. I combined Mother of Pearl circles in sunny yellow/orange with orange and yellow faceted crystals and lime green AB seed beads. Silver plated head pins, silver plated
jump rings and chain. Finished off with
a silver plated hammered toggle clasp.
I am writing this ahead of time, we start packing out next week, and by the time you read this I will be in a new city, moving in and unpacking.
I will most certainly be in need of a cocktail!
Thanks to Amy Freeland for hosting.
I appreciate you looking today, comments are appreciated greatly and please check out my FaceBook page for TTE Designs.
Hostess: Copper Diem
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The PERFECT SCREWDRIVER
Ingredients 60 ml vodka + freshly squeezed juice of 1 large orange
Shake vodka and orange juice well with ice cubes. Or pour into a blender and blend with ice at high speed for five seconds. Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice.