Saturday, February 22, 2014

How the Sparkle Fairies Turned Winter Into Spring: the Winter Sparkle Blog Hop

Most people think that the groundhog is responsible for turning winter into spring.

That's a myth.

Winter is actually turned into spring by the Sparkle Fairies who live in the LandofBrightandShinyThings.

They are assisted by trolls, who are a reclusive lot.  They live under bridges...

...and are made out of Ugly Beads.

When the Season of Sparkle is 'nigh...

 ...the Sparkle Fairies and Ugly Bead Trolls gather all their sparkliness from the skies...

... and make spring... which they call the post-sparkly season.

They string and wire sparkles together to make a new season...

The trolls have the unenviable job of sweeping up the wire scraps and sorting them out from the dropped beads.  The sorting is a job best done under bridges.

The Sparkle Fairies, meanwhile, play with beads and roll them around in the sunlight.

This story is brought to you courtesy of Lisa Lodge's Winter Sparkle Blog Hop.

You can see everyone else's creations by following the Sparkle Road.

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist

Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes

Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design

Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life 

Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation

Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware

Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations

Toltec  Jewels, Jewel School Friends

Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry

Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs

Ev Shelby, Raindrop Creations 

Dolores Raml, CraftyD's Creations

Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue

Cassi Renee Paslick, Beads: Rolling Downhill

Annette Rivers, Mama Owl's Mess

Tammie Tusher Everly, TTE Designs

Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons

Norbel Marolla, She Flies Again Jewelry

Karen Burg, KEB Designs

Karin Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot

Jasvanti Patel, Jewels by Jasvanti

 Be sure to thank the trolls (and Lisa) for all their hard work.


  1. I love the color of the beads that you got and your necklace is spectacular. I am working on a bracelet now with lots of dangles so I can really appreciate all of the time and work that went into yours.

  2. so pretty- the colors are beautiful and the wrapping is perfect. Beautiful+sparkly= wonderful! Christie

  3. Here via Cassi from Beads Rolling Downhill. I love those little sparkly fairies and that is a gorgeous necklace.
    Laughing about the ugly trolls... I have a bag or two of those myself from the store.

  4. You are so creative, I think you have a good imagination, you kept me hooked till the end. Lovely necklace

  5. Very pretty - a lot of time and effort went into this piece. The earrings are gorgeous.


  6. Awesome job, Eleanor! You are so creative. I always love the stories you weave. I love the sparkly dangles on your creations. Thanks for being in the hop!

  7. Eleanor your bracelet is awesome and the story to go with it enhances the whole post a lot. Very creative.

  8. Beautiful!!! I am a sparkly child of the 60's and so love your piece and the story! Excellent job! I can just see the trolls and fairies at work!

  9. You and the fairies made an awesome necklace and earring set. Always love your stories too.

  10. What a fun way of presenting your work, I had fun reading it. The necklace is absolutely gorgeous, you did a wonderful job!

  11. Great post and fabulous necklace, fantastic!!