Today we have the pleasure of sharing the work of many wonderful bloggers who were sent a Tropical Punch bag of goodies.  There were no rules for this hop. Tropical punch kits were sent to jewelers, paper artists and sewers. These designers were encouraged to create anything they would personally love.  The results are fabulous!

To read more about each project you can click on the link provided or the picture of the finished piece.  Join us by visiting each participant!

Tropical Punch by Cindy Goldrick.  Cindy is a first time blog hopper and wrote a wonderful post about her experience.  “When creating, I usually start with a pile of components that have some cohesiveness in colour but have a variety of textures, sizes and material. Inspiration can come at the strangest times, however, and this time was no exception. I’d been meditating on the hot, Brazilian Carnival colour of the beads I received and thought of the costumes that are worn in Carnival parades that reveal much but strategically cover important bits. One morning last week I woke up after seeing a net of these jewels in my mind and I knew that I would use the French knitter to showcase the beads. I also wanted to create a necklace that would be evocative of the sinuous vines that wind around trees in the jungle.”

Tropical Punch post by Cindy is linked here.  Part of Cindy’s article is also on the BeadFX blog linked here.

Tropical Punch by Tammy Powley.  “I was really fascinated with the polyester pipe that was sent as part of the package I received, and you can see that I included it in all three pieces I made. In one necklace, I used about 6 inches of it and then used beads, wire, and jump rings to add the center piece section and also the strap of the necklace.” When you pop over to Tammy’s post you’ll see a second necklace she created for the hop as well.

The Tropical Jewelry Design blog post by Tammy is linked here.

Tropical Punch by Nancy Donaldson.  Nancy regularly contributes projects to this Dazzle-it blog.  She was part of our internal team designing some Tropical Punch pieces with a Soutache twist for a UK runway show.  The pieces she designed for the hop are elegant and the added wirework is inspired.  You can see many of her projects for Dazzle-it in this link.

Nancy’s blog hop post is linked here.

Tropical Punch by Suze Weinberg.  Suze accepted the Tropical Punch challenge willingly and with a few extra products in her kit completed three gorgeous necklaces.  “This was REALLY out of the box for me…I’m used to bezels and resin, so I loved this challenge. In my first experiment I wanted to use everything in sight!! I love the Brazilian flavor and bright colors.”

The “Loving Lucite” post by Suze Weinberg is linked here.

Tropical Punch by Tenia Nelson.  Tenia is a well established paper arts crafter. She is very new to jewelry and I wanted her in the hop because I just knew these products would be fun and easy to work with.  This necklace does not look like it was designed by a new jewelry maker at all!  Well done Tenia!

The link to Tenia’s blog is here.

Tropical Punch by Lisa Kettell.  Lisa wrote this about the blog hop kit we sent her “My package was filled with so much summer goodness. With the BoHo trend still rising this summer, I decided to create a fun summer BoHo statement necklace. The only thing extra I added were the fun tassels I made using neon floss.”  Lisa provided instructions on her post so you can make one too.

The link to Lisa’s blog post is here.

Tropical Punch by Alma Stoller.  Alma is well known for her fiber art designs and online classes.  She wrote “I decided to make a necklace that was colorful, bohemian in style, but still consistent with the retro-Brazilian vibe of the Tropical Punch line. Using fabric with the Tropical Punch line of beads worked well. The beads are strong and colorful, and are a great way to embellish a variety of jewelry items.”

The link to Alma’s post is here.

Tropical Punch by Laura Weed.  Laura may receive the over-achiever award for her project for our blog hop!  Proving that you do not need to be a jeweler to love these components, she turned the muslin bag we used to ship her products, into a new carryall!

The link to Laura’s post for Stampendous is linked here.

Tropical Punch by Wendy Price.  Wendy made two wonderful necklaces for the hop.  What stood out is her single petal necklace.  “I stamped the purple curved piece with a Stampendous image (SSC1196) in StazOn and then added dots of white nail polish. I attached organza ribbon to the chain and wired the stamped piece on.”  

Wendy’s blog post is linked here.

The Tropical Punch Line:

You can read more about the entire Tropical Punch Collection on the website.

If you would like to find Tropical Punch products online:

Shipwreck Beads

These necklaces and a how-to are featured on the Shipwreck Bead Blog.

Beadfx

Beadfx Polyester Pipe

Beadaholique – Products coming soon!