Saturday, May 2, 2015

                           It's time!   It's finally time! 

                   The Big Reveal for the Swap N Hop

     I can't believe that the time has finally come to reveal to my peers what I have created, but first I would like to thank my partner, Sam Waghorn, for the wonderful selection of delicacies (below) with which to design my jewelry.  It was truly a smorgasbord of goodies!  Like the Butterfly wing-made by Kim
Snider, the adorable leaf clasp made by Bo Hulley Beads and how
could I forget the copper pieces created by Sam herself!


     I have to say that I did procrastinate and for me that is a good thing because I believe that I do my best work when I am under the wire!  

     I decided to focus on nature with the pieces I designed and named the collection  Wind, Earth and Water.  Of course the butterfly wing helped to point me in the right direction!

     The first piece I made is called Fluttering Among the Flowers.  
For this necklace I used the wing, the fire agate and earth tone leaf beads.  To those I added some pressed glass Czech leaves and a pewter grape leaf clasp.  I also made a matching pair of butterfly earrings using the fire agate.  

    
  For my next piece I decided to create something from the Earth. So I decided to run with the grape leaf from the necklace and make Grapes Of The Vineyard Earrings.  
I used the purple glass beads and leaves and added to those some green pressed Czech glass leaves and brass wire tendrils.


     For my Water creations I made The Nautilus Bracelet.  I used the nautilus pressed glass and aqua beads and the sweet leaf clasp that looked like it was floating on the water.  To these I added pressed Czech glass mini fish.  


Finally, I created the matching earrings for the bracelet.  
The Under The Sea Earrings.  
For these I used the nautilus and fire agate beads and added to them Czech glass mini fish and sea glass.


So there you have it.  Many pieces created with the wonderful selection of beads and findings sent to me all the way from the UK by my partner, Sam Waghorn whose blog you can read at http://palemooncreation.blogspot.co.uk/

Thank you for reading and looking at my collection!

I would also like to thank our hostess with the mostest Linda Anderson and everyone on her team for all the hard work they did to put this ginormous challenge together.

I hope that you will take time to read the blogs of everyone that participated!



Bead Peeps Swap N Hop 2015 
Partner List  

 Our Hostess: Linda Anderson from http//:fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com

LindaAndersonhttp://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
MaricaZammithttp://www.beadlovelies.com
LindaAndersonhttp://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
JessicaHocutthttps://faithfamilyandadventure.wordpress.com
KristinaHahn Eleniakhttp://www.peacockandlime.wordpress.com
DebbieJeffrieshttp://wordpress/debrasdivinedesigns/blog.com
RosantiaPetkovahttp://bairozan.blogspot.com/
ShaliniAustinhttp://jewellerybyshalini.co.uk/my-blog/
CatherineLa Vitehttp://drygulchbeadsandjewelry.blogspot.com
AnnicaLarssonhttp://zestyfrog.wordpress.com/
LoriSchneiderhttp://beadaddicted.blogspot.com/
DivyaNhttp://www.jewelsofsayuri.com
MowseDoylehttp://mowsemadethis.blogspot.com
FayWolfendenhttp://torchfairy.blogspot.com
KathyLindemerhttp://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
ClaireFabianhttp://saraccino.blogspot.de/
JaniceWarden Bergeronhttp://thejewelryroom.blogspot.ca
NatalieDavidsonhttp://www.northshoredays.com
DebFortinhttp://www.studiok24.blogspot.ca
Ingevon Rooshttp://ingetraud.wordpress.com
KarenMitchellhttp://overthemoon-design.com
RobinReedhttp://willowdragon.blogspot.com
MarieCoverthttp://thistledown-and-swaddlings.blogspot.com/
AliciaMarinachehttp://www.allprettythings.ca
NanSmithhttp://www.wirednan.blogspot.ca
JohanaNunezhttp://artincendi.com
KellyHosford Pattersonhttp://travelingsideshow.blogspot.com/
LoriBlanchardhttp://alainnjewelry.WordPress.com
Sue Kennedyhttp://suebeads.blogspot.com
ShaiWilliamshttp://shaihasramblings.com
NikySayershttp://silverniknats.blogspot.co.uk
MelissaTrudingerhttp://beadrecipes.wordpress.com
CandidaCastleberryhttp://www.spunsugarbeadworks.blogspot.com
ErinGuesthttp://www.renlish.com
NicoleRennellhttp://nicolerennell.com/blog
IenTemaluruhttp://ienmaginationsjewelry.wordpress.com
RobinShowstackhttp://heartsdesiresjewelryforyou.blogspot.com/
SamWaghornhttp://palemooncreation.blogspot.co.uk
MarianneBaxterhttp://www.simplyseablimejewelry.blogspot.com
ElsieDeliz-Fonsecahttp://ladelizchica.blogspot.com
ShaiWilliamshttp://shaihasramblings.com
LeeKoopmanhttp://stregajewellry.wordpress.com
JayneCappshttp://mamasgottodoodle.blogspot.com
MartiConradhttp://artisancomponentmarketplace.com/martisbuttonsandbeads/2015/03/20/bead-peeps-blog-hop/
TinaBoshhttp://bookbug-somanybookssolittletime.blogspot.com/
EleanorThomashttp://woolywireetc.blogspot.com
JeanneSteckhttp://www.gemsbyjeannemarie.blogspot.com
GloriaAllenhttp://www.wingsandbeads.blogspot.com
RachelMallishttp://www.mintmonarch.com/#!blog/c1jlz
AndreaGlickhttp://zenithjade.blogspot.com/
StephanieStamperhttp://skwds.blogspot.com
ChrisHausslerhttp://pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com
BetonyMaidenhttp://www.beadwenches.blogspot.com/
KariAsburyhttp://hippiechickjewelrydesign.com/blog/
JennyKyrlachhttp://anafiassa.blogspot.com/
ColleenFoleyhttp://colleenfoleycreations.blogspot.com
MarybethRichhttp://forestofjewels.blogspot.com/
MarcyLambersonhttp://www.StudioMarcy.blogspot.com
DyanneEverett-Cantrellhttp://www.deelitefuljewelrycreations.blogspot.com
GinnyLoneshttp://www.Skippingintotheunknown.blogspot.com
Maria RosaSharrowhttp://willowstreetshops.blogspot.com
LorettaCarstensenhttp://designsbyloretta.blogspot.com
DoloresRamlhttp://craftydscreations.wordpress.com
MichelleMcCarthyhttp://www.fireflydesignstudio.blogspot.com
LouiseMcCormick-Glazierhttp://jewelrytreasuresbylouise.blogspot.com/
HeatherRichterhttp://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com
TammyAdamshttp://www.paisleylizard.com/blog/
ShirleyMoorehttp://beadsandbread.blogspot.com
Seed Beaders
SusanneStelljeshttp://pearlify.blogspot.de
SheilaProstermanhttp://catswithbeads.blogspot.com
PallaviAsherhttp://kalaabhushan.blogspot.in/
JamiShipphttp://celebratinglifewithdamamashipp.blogspot.com
PeggyKosierhttp://www.kosydesigns.blogspot.ca/
AndraWeberhttp://andrasjoyfuljourney.blogspot.com
CatherineKinghttp://catherines-musings.blogspot.com
KraftyMaxhttp://kraftymax.com
SierraBarretthttp://giraffecanhas.wordpress.com
LoisSherwoodhttp://thiznthat5454blog.wordpress.com
KatyHeiderhttp://onthepondcreations.blogspot.com
RebeccaRobertson   (White)http://morganafeycreations.121hub.com/
HeatherRichterhttp://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com
BrandyCollierhttp://bhjewelry.wordpress.com
StephanieHausslerhttp://www.pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com
LoriBlanchardhttp://alainnjewelry.WordPress.com
KathleenBreedinghttp://99bobotw.blogspot.com
BeckyPancakehttp://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com
RenethaStanzianohttp://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com/
TamiNorrishttps://jewelrybytami.wordpress.com/
GingerBishophttp://lilmummylikes.blogspot.com/
PeggyJohnsonhttp://charmbarn.blogspot.com

               Oh yes and don't forget #BeadPeepsSwap



 





41 comments:

  1. Robin i am blown away by the wonderful pieces you have made! I love each and every one and would never in a million years thought to use the beads the way you did.
    Fluttering among the flowers is beautiful and the grapes earrings look gorgeous.
    I really love how you used the Nautilus with the added little fish beads , you have inspired me to have a go at a bracelet with them too.Thank you for the wonderful bundle you sent me.

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    1. Thank you Sam, The beads you sent inspired me!

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  2. Your choice in how you designed these pieces, say I"m an experienced artist! The Nautilus with fish is my favorite.

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  3. The Nautalis with fish is definitely the fan favorite

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  4. Hi Robin, I like all of the pieces that you made but Fluttering among the flowers is my favorite.

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  5. What a great collection! I am impressed by them all but I do have ssay that I am in love with your necklace! I love green and how you set off the butterfly wing.

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  6. Robin your pieces are ADORABLE! They're so much fun and how smart to feature earth, wind and water. SO creative! I like the fish bracelet the most - so much fun in color and shapes. Great job!

    Linda
    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
    http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

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  7. It' amazing to see how beads can be used to create fun whimsical pieces. good job

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  8. Mmmm this is tasty. And fun! Really like your Fluttering Among the Flowers Pieces Robin. Butterflies just do make everything so special :-)

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  11. I love the vineyard earrings! They are so inventive!

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  12. Beautiful. The butterfly necklace is my favorite. Nicely done.

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  13. Loved your theme. Very creative and beautiful pieces.

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  14. gorgeous use of that butterfly wing. And I love your dangles! Dangles are always hit and miss with me - but yours are great

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  15. All your pieces are so much fun they are beautiful,colorful,whimsical and the all scream HAPPY!!

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  16. Great collection! I love how you went with an elements theme and captured just the right touches of each.

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  17. Robin, these are FABULOUS!!! I really Love them all!!! Wonderful color combinations, great movement and rich texture!!! Great Job!!! Be Blessed!

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  18. Beautiful designs and colors and all the little details that make each art bead stand out! And I like how the nautilus bracelet has two focal points! Oh, and thank you for the good procrastination excuse:)

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    1. Thank you Bairozan. I love procrastinating!

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    2. Thank you Bairozan. I love procrastinating!

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