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


  1. I LOVE the Vintage English Garden set!

  2. What beautiful jewelry you made oht of that mush!!! Are these items for sale? You have such an eye for this. I look forward to seeing more of your items.
    Beth M.

    1. Thank you Beth! Yes everything is for sale! Just send me a pm.

  3. The Buddha necklace is probably my favorite, but the goddess necklace is pretty striking too. Well done!

  4. WOW!!! You did a Wonderful Job!!! I love the way you work with metal!!! The Rain Forest Magic necklace is my Favorite I think, but I sure love your corrugated bracelet!!! You did AMAZING!!! Be Blessed my Friend!

  5. Hi Robin all of your designs are AWESOME! I like how you used the vintage metal to bezel the Buddha. You have a real eye for what looks great together. You put a lot of work and yourself into all of these pieces. The pink and copper bracelet is my favorite. It is so unique.

  6. You made so much with the swap you received! I think my favorite is the first one. But, they're all so lovely!

  7. You style is so different from my own that your pieces really drew me in. So many clever uses of things I use in a completely different way. Finding work like yours is the reason I participate in blog hops. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Thank you Ginger! You have made me feel so very special!

  8. great job Robin you made so many things and i cant believe you finished before the love how you used your beads.

    1. Thank you so much Lori! I can't believe it either!

  9. Oh such glorious designs! I can't take my eyes off of your Rain Forest Magic. A perfect name for a beautiful piece of work.

  10. I LOVE LOVE LOVE "Buddha's Reverie"! He's fabulous! ๐Ÿ˜

  11. Beautiful pieces, Robin! My favorite is the pink set....that cuff is to die for and I love the creamy beads you added to the pinks. Great work!

  12. Beautiful pieces, Robin! My favorite is the pink set....that cuff is to die for and I love the creamy beads you added to the pinks. Great work!

  13. I love the Buddha necklace; the setting is so unique. I like the cuff too. Is it made of the mellaiferous textured sheets that we all got at beadfest?

    1. Thank you Divya. No it isn't Divya. I have a lot of vintage corrugated cuffs painted in different colors.

  14. Beautiful! I love the zen theme that seems to run through your designs and yet they are each very different. Lovely!

    1. Thank you Kari! You know, I didn't even realize that I had a zen theme going until you mentioned it.

  15. Love the collage style of all your pendants! Yummy.

  16. Dear Robin, each of your focals is a masterpiece and you have made some unique pieces! And have used so many jewelry techniques, amazing! The cuff and Rain Forest Magic necklace are my favorite but it wasn't easy to pick them only :)

    1. Thank you Rosantia! I certainly have been having fun with metal work!

  17. Great job Robin..The cuff is my favorite... I can't leave the house without a bracelet on well done

  18. Oh my goodness Robin, yet again you have amazed me with the gorgeous pieces you have made! I adore the cuff and how you put it together with the goddess necklace. everything is just so beautiful.

    1. Thank you so much Sam! For challenges I like to make sets and suites.

  19. Oh my gosh, so many beautiful pieces! I cant even choose one that I like the most!

  20. Is that bone goddess for sale? It's so pretty!