Saturday, April 8, 2017

Bead Peeps 3rd Annual Swap N Hop Reveal!

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Welcome to my BIG REVEAL!

I would like to thank my swap partner Naomi Knafla for the lovely beads
 that she sent to plastic beads, metallized plastic bicones and ovals, fiber optic
beads in 2 different colors, lampwork beads, mother of pearl diamond shaped beads, glass faceted rondells in 2 different colors, coin shaped metal spacers, a clasp, chain, dragonfly charms, and a filigree stamping with a dragonfly on it.  So as you can see I had an abundance of beads to work with!

I would also like to thank Linda Anderson for all her hard work coordinating  
this Swap N Hop and for thinking so highly of me to partner me with a first time Bead Peeps Swap
N Hopper!
So hop on and read all about it!

*Buddha's Reverie*

I created this set using the faceted green and olive green fiber optic beads.  I added
some vintage chain, matte gold coin shaped beads, pewter tubes, vintage metal spacers and vintage
designer glass beads.  For a focal I used a Buddha's head cameo that I enveloped in a vintage metal
bezel I wire wrapped an olive fiber optic bead and vintage gold spacers, a decoupaged bead-from, I wired on another olive green fiber optic bead, vintage gold spacer and a fabric tassel.   I also made a pair of matching earrings using the faceted green glass rondells, matte coin shaped beads and vintage chain.

*English Vintage Garden*

For this set I decided I would wire the lampwork and olive green fiber optic 
beads.  To these I added glass beaded chain in pale olive greens and clear.  I designed the focal with a vintage floral brass stamping that I fire painted, wired on a  lampwork and again the olive green fiber optic beads and a lovely bright spring green tassel that matches the green in the lampwork bead.  I also made a matching pair of earring with some of the same glass beaded chain, vintage hot pink fire polished Czech glass beads and the dragonfly charms. 

*Rain Forest Magic*

I created this piece with the pale green and olive green fiber optic beads.  I added jade rondells, deep green crystal rondells and light green crystal multi-faceted rounds, square gold pewter beads with swirls, and vintage chain.  For this focal I wired wrapped a large vintage foiled glass bead and matte coin shaped beads onto a piece of copper that I cut, textured, fire painted, and sealed.  I made a vintage chain tassel to which I wired on the pale green and olive fiber optic beads.  I designed the matching earrings with the same crystal beads, fiber optic olive beads, jade rondells and pewter beads.

*Goddess Ascending*

I chose to make one more set...For the necklace I used the plastic pink beads, the metallized plastic bicones and the pale green fiber optic beads.  I added vintage carved bone beads, and square gold pewter beads with swirls.  The focal for this necklace is a carved bone goddess with a swirl on her belly.  I wired her to the pale green fiber optic beads and another gold pewter square bead with swirl.  I also made matching earrings with the pink plastic beads, metallized plastic bicones and again the pale green fiber optic beads.  Finishing off this suite of jewelry I took a vintage brass pink corrugated cuff to which I screwed on a rectangle of copper that I cut, fire painted, sealed, punched and wire wrapped the pink plastic and metallic plastic beads with the same brass wire that I have used in all my designs.

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you enjoy my creations!

I hope that you will take some time to hop on over to the other participants' blogs as well...

 Linda Anderson - Hostess -    

Non-Seed Beaders    
Linda Anderson
Christina Hickman
Catherine LaVite
Barbara Price
Kathy Lindemer
Linda Raggo
Marianne Baxter
Rachelle Walker
Gloria Allen
Ally Asato
Robin Lynne Showstack
Naomi Knafla
Maria Rosa Sharrow
Dana Phillips
Michelle McCarthy
Beth Blanc
Hope Smitherman
Kari Asbury 
Shai Williams
Betony Maiden
Inge van Roos
Kelly Hosford Patterson
Kristina Peck
Lori Schneider
Rosantia Petkova
Erika Price 
Claire Fabian
Rachel Mallis
Deb Fortin 
Nicole Rennell
Joanne Bell
Johana Nunez
Sam Waghorn
Natalie Davidson
Robin Reed 
Faye Wolfenden
Karin King
Rebecca White
Palak Udeshi

Seed Beaders    
Rebecca White
Palak Udeshi
Penny Houghton
Krafty Max 
Heather Canepa
Ginger Bishop
Katy Heider  
Renetha Stanziano
Becky Pancake
Tina Pawass
Mowse Doyle
Tami Norris
Minnette Miller
Veralynne Malone

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Bead Soup Blog Party Bead Hoarders Edition 2017

                                                      THE BIG REVEAL

                       It's time!  I can't believe it's already here!  My partner Arlene Dean sent
                 me a delicious bead soup mix swap to work with!  As soon as I opened the
                 adorable box that she sent it in I KNEW what I was going to make!  I took
                 out my bead boards, lay the beads down and procrastinated until the last
                 minute to actually string them up!  A special thank you to Lori McDaniel
                                               Anderson for putting all of this together!

                       Here are the goodies that Arlene sent me...
                        The bead at the bottom with the ruffles is the hoarded bead!  She
                also sent coral, amethyst, quartz, a bead she made and some that she
                she started to bead around!

                         Now to reveal what I made with them...

I call this piece "Ode To Starbursts"!  It just makes me want to go to the corner store and buy a package of Starburst candies!  To the coral and jade beads that Arlene sent
me I added filigreebeads, mother of pearl rings, and chain. For the focal I wire wrapped  a mica wrapped button I purchased at Mood and a suede tassel!

                                                                                                        A Turkish pewter connector with Turkish pewter dangles hangs from chain and crystals and pewter bead and then attached some fancy faceted crystals to the honey colored quartz points!  This  necklace would be perfect for a Disney Princess, don't you think?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

  •                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I decided that the Hoarded Bead needed to be showcased in a simple design.  The ruffled bead hangs on vintage chain with deep purple bicones and fire polish peacock beads adding in some stardust beads as spacers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
     For my final piece I chose to make a pair of earrings using the multifaceted crystals and honey quartz to "sandwich" floral connectors in the middle!  Dainty yet elegant all at once!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
I had a wonderful time creating these pieces of jewelry with the beads that my partner Arlene sent me and hope that you will take the time to read her blog as well as those 
of the other participants listed!  
Lori Anderson :: Hostess