Cocktail Hour Blog hop

Today I'm joining in with Amy of Copper Diems Cocktail Hour Blog Hop, her idea was that she would email us a cocktail and we were to use something about the drink as our inspiration: color, ingredients, era, location, taste, etc.

 My cocktail is....



  • 2 shots vodka
  • 1 shot Tia Maria
  • 1 Baileys
  • 1 tbs. chocolate syrup
  • whipped cream
  • cocoa powder

Swirl the chocolate syrup around the inside of your glass. 
Fill a cocktail shaker with crushed ice, add vodka, Tia Maria and Baileys; Shake well. Strain into your glass, top with whipped cream and dust with cocoa powder. 

Mmmmmm that sounds soooo nice and we are certainly having the weather for it at the moment, tho I will have to wait a few more months to try it! Any who, one look at this cocktail and I knew what I was going to use to make my piece....

The browns and cream in this boulder opal stone was just shouting coffee, chocolate and cream at me.

Then I added some brown and cream pearls to some handmade chain. 

This is still very much a work in progress tho, it still needs a really good buff to get rid of the scratches in the bezel (I'm slowly getting more confident at soldering and bezel setting) and I don't feel that the chain sits right with the chunkiness of the opal, I will properly have to make a bigger bolder chain.  

Cheers! (thick chocolate fudge milkshake with lashings of cream mmmmm)

Have a great day


Please take a moment to have a look see what every one else made....

Hostess: Copper Diem

Stefanies Sammelsurium
Lorelei's Blog
My Bead Journey
Adventures with Kelly
Mama's Got To Doodle
Wait Just One More Bead
Cynth's Blog
Palm Coast Art
Green Shoot Jewellery Designs
Cianci Blue
Dreamin Of Beads / SAS Jewelry Designs
Beads for Busy Gals
Oregon Made Jewelry
My Addictions...Handcrafted Jewelry by Patti
Moods by Mari
Soul of Mine Embodiment
Uniquely Yunikua
Fabric of My Life
Firefly Visions
Indigo Heart
The Peaceful Bead
Casa de Everly
Heaven Lane Creations
Sue Beads
Durga Jewelry
Honey Bijou
A Bird in the Hand Art
Rainy Day Designs
Tell Your Girlfriends


  1. What a stunning focal piece! This is really beautiful! The only problem is that now I want a chocolate milkshake!!

  2. Lovely, you did a great job of capturing the essence of your cocktail. That stone is lovely and your piece looks...delicious :-)

  3. You nailed it! What great photos and I your drink is so yummy looking! Perfect!

  4. that stone is perfect,& I've got to say, the bezel looks better than mine!

  5. What a yummy drink and that stone is perfect for it. Beautiful job!

  6. I love your necklace -- those colors are perfect (and your drink looks delish!) Thanks for hopping!

  7. I sooo wish I knew how to make a bezel like this one you've done! It is spectacular!

  8. That looks fantastic. It matches your drink perfectly.

  9. Love the stone and your design around it.

  10. That was a perfect stone, the necklace is gorgeous!

  11. I need a mudslide now! That is I need the drink AND that necklace!

  12. the stone you used is perfect for your drink! great necklace!

  13. My hubby and I viewed the entries together and this is his favorite...he has such a sweet tooth. It is really beautiful, a great job.

  14. The stone you used is amazing, absolutely love it! You dd a great job.
    Deb x

  15. Wow, incredible bezel!

  16. That focal is stunning! Great design.

  17. Oh my gosh, Niky! That is a marvelous focal. That stone is the perfect interpretation of the cocktail. It makes me thirsty just looking at it! Truly inspired. Enjoy the day. Erin

  18. Totally and completely speechless! I am in love with that drink but now I will always and forever see your focal when I drink it!!!

  19. I just love that focal! But now I want a chocolate shake.


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