Saturday, April 8, 2017

Bead Peeps Swap N Hop 2017

It`s time again for yet another Swap N Hop from Bead Peeps, and my third time participation .
I can`t even begin to tell you how excited  I was for this. 
My partner this time is   Rebecca White , a lovely talented beader from Florida. She sent me such gorgeous beads ,that I absolutely love. Here`s what she sent

The combination of turquoise and red being my favorite, it was difficult to decide what to make first. So I started with this simple lovely tassel necklace.  A beaded bead in bright red, highlights the the focal bead sent by Rebecca

 The next necklace I made uses Howlite drops with royal blue seed beads from my stash.  The cotton yarn closure adds a tribal look to this beautiful necklace.I love this necklace as it matches with a lot of sari`s I have.

Another necklace I have created uses gorgeous Superduo`s sent by Rebecca. I had this brass wire component for a few years in my stash, and the shade matches so well with the pendant I have made.

 Another favourite of mine is this lovely blue and red necklace, using faceted blue beads sent by Rebecca . German silver links with beaded bead drops compliment the focal Tibetan bead pendant.
And lastly  made this bead embellished  bangle. Red and blue seed beads interwoven uaing peyote stitch create a decorative look on a simple acrylic bangle.

beaded bangles, boho chic, tribal bling

It has been a fun filled time and a lot of  learning along the way, and I thank Rebecca for sending me such a lovely stash.
Hope you liked my creations. Here`s a list of other participants of the swap. Do drop by to see what everyone has made

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- Reveal!!

It`s finally time for the big reveal, the Bead Soup Blog Party, Bead Hoarders Edition 2017 hosted by Lori Anderson. And I am partnered with Alenka Obid from Slovenia.
     She sent me beautiful beads each made different material. It was difficult  to choose, since I wanted to use all and create something from And since this Swap is a Bead Hoarders edition,I wanted to include my hoarded beads too , so here`s what I made

This is a wire crocheted necklace I made using  a beautiful lampwork and metal bead, made by Carolyn Chenault, that Alenka sent me. The lovely colors remind me of the precious stones, so I used a mix of similar colored jade, topaz and tourmaline beads that I had left from my prevoius projects . The clasp is a handmade copper one that was sent as a part of a swap a few years ago by Jami Shipp . And I found much to my delight, that it matched perfectly with the little copper disc in the pendant. I kept the pattern simple for this one as I did not want to draw the attention away from the focal..

This is the second necklace where I have used the large heart shaped polymer focal made by Alenka. Since the color is so fresh and green, I have paired it with the vintage finish chain and lovely oblong seed beads sent by Alenka. Indian glass beads from my collection along with hand made wire beads complete this lovely foliage necklace.
The beautiful pair of ceramic beads have a wonderful earthy look and so I paired them with a large flat ceramic bead from my stash. To give this necklace a rustic look, I used the lovely copper chain and some wire wrapping. It is a long necklace and hangs perfectly when worn.

And here`s the last Necklace I made. I have teamed up the red beads and the large focal from Alenka`s beads ,with a shell focal and a pair of Indian glass pipes. A wire closure adds a touch of ethnic twist to this draw string necklace.
I wanted to make more pieces with the remaining beads, but I guess I will keep it for later .Hope you found these interesting.,
 A huge Thank You to Lori and the team for organizing this edition ,  and to Alenka my partner for giving me this fun filled time.It has been the most enjoyable journey

And here`s a list of participants, drop by to the links to veiw all the amazing creations

Lori Anderson :: Hostess

I`m signing off for now and I`m off to drool over the lovely creations put up by everyone.


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