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 me...pink 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 PriscillaBeads.com, 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...
Robin




 Linda Anderson - Hostess -    
http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com    

    
    
Non-Seed Beaders    
Linda Anderson       http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
Christina Hickman    http://www.vintagetreasuresjewelry.blogspot.com
    
Catherine LaVite    http://drygulchbeadsandjewelry.blogspot.com/
Barbara Price          http://www.instagram.com/colorcopiajewelrydesigns/
    
Kathy Lindemer        https://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
Linda Raggo        http://www.instagram.com/linda_raggo_
    
Marianne Baxter        http://simplyseablimejewelry.blogspot.com
Rachelle Walker        http://www.chellerydesigns.net/blog
    
Gloria Allen        http://wingsandbeads.blogspot.com
Ally Asato        https://instagram.com/purplemosspal
    
Robin Lynne Showstack    http://heartsdesiresjewelryforyou.blogspot.com/
Naomi Knafla        https://www.instagram.com/naomiknafla/
    
Maria Rosa Sharrow    http://willowstreetshops.blogspot.com
Dana Phillips       http://www.neverwinterdesigns.blogspot.com
    
Michelle McCarthy    http://www.fireflydesignstudio.blogspot.com
Beth Blanc          https://www.instagram.com/beth.blanc.designs.jewelry/
    
Hope Smitherman        http://CraftyHope.com
Kari Asbury           https://www.instagram.com/kariasburyjewelry/
    
Shai Williams         http://www.shaihasramblings.com/
Betony Maiden         http://beadwenches.blogspot.com
    
Inge van Roos        http://ingetraud.wordpress.com
Kelly Hosford Patterson    https://www.instagram.com/pyxeestyx/
    
Kristina Peck        http://tealeavesandtinyhats.blogspot.com/
Lori Schneider        http://beadaddicted.blogspot.com
    
Rosantia Petkova       http://bairozan.blogspot.bg/
Erika Price         http://erikaprice.co.uk 
    
Claire Fabian        http://saraccino.blogspot.de/
Rachel Mallis        http://www.sharpthingsblog.com
    
Deb Fortin           http://mhotistudio.blogspot.ca
Nicole Rennell         http://nicolerennell.com
    
Joanne Bell        https://joannetinks.wordpress.com/
Johana Nunez        http://www.artincendi.com
    
Sam Waghorn         http://palemooncreation.blogspot.co.uk
Natalie Davidson    http://www.northshoredays.com/
    
Robin Reed           http://www.willowdragon.blogspot.com
Faye Wolfenden        http://torchfairy.blogspot.com
    
Karin King        http://maverickbeads.blogspot.ca
Divya            http://www.jewelsofsayuri.com
    
Rebecca White        http://morganafeycreations.wordpress.com
Palak Udeshi        http://kalaabhushan.blogspot.in
    

Seed Beaders    
Rebecca White        http://morganafeycreations.wordpress.com
Palak Udeshi        http://kalaabhushan.blogspot.in
    
Penny Houghton        http://smellynelly.blogspot.com.au
Krafty Max           http://www.kraftymax.net/blogposts/
    
Heather Canepa        http://www.desertjewelrydesigns.com
Ginger Bishop        http://lilmummylikes.blogspot.com
    
Katy Heider            http://onthepondcreations.blogspot.com/
Renetha Stanziano    http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com/
    
Becky Pancake        http://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com/
Tina Pawass        https://freebirdsinnovations.blogspot.com
    
Mowse Doyle        http://www.midnight-leopard.com/
Tami Norris        https://www.instagram.com/taminorris79/
    
Minnette Miller       https://www.instagram.com/minnettemiller/
Veralynne Malone    http://www.veradesigns.blogspot.com