Audubon's Kingfisher

Audubon's Kingfisher

Friday, March 24, 2017

BSBP Bead Hoarders Edition- Reveal

Hi and welcome to the Bead Soup Blog Party Bead Hoarders Edition- Reveal, hosted by the wonderful Lori Anderson.


I had 3 partners this year, it was so much fun chatting with all of them and getting to know them. They sent me the most awesome hoarded beads!

My first Partner is Kathleen Breeding of 99 Bottles of Beads on the Wall

Here is what I sent to Kathleen:


And what she sent to me (and my kitty)

And what I made with Kathleen's beads
I patined the Vintaj Brass peacock piece and added a vintage cabochon and holes for dangles at the bottom. This design is roughly based on a Art Nouveau Sautoir








My second Partner is Terry Carter of TappingFlamingoBling

Here is what I sent to Terry


And what she sent to me


And what I made with Terry's beads
I have had the lapis zuni bear bead in my stash since 1998, he was a gift from my Sister and I never found the right project for him until Terry's handmade button arrived. I turned the button into a clasp.




























My third Partner is Brenda Ballou
Here is what I sent to Brenda


And what she sent to me


And what I made with Brenda's beads
I reformed the copper pendant into a cuff adding holes on either side for beads. I also patined the copper and added a touch of color to the Robin's breast.



Robin detail


I hope you enjoyed my pieces! Many thanks to my Partners for the awesome goodies they sent me! Thank you Lori for being an amazing hostess!

Here is the linky thing to get the list to visit the other Participants. Happy Hopping!

BSBP List of Participants

41 comments:

  1. Hi Christina,
    Three partners, you rock! All of your pieces are gorgeous!
    Therese

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  2. Great designs - love, love the robin!

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  3. Hi Christina! You do great work - I like all of your peaces!
    Lisi

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  4. Love the bird these of your swap beads and the designs you made from them. They are lovely.

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  5. I really love how you made the materials your own like adding patina and turning the copper pendant into a cuff. It's beautiful!

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  6. You been a busy woman! Three partners! Wow! Love what you did with the button. All your creations are gorgeous. Thanks for being a great partner.

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  7. Holy cow! Three partners?! You did an amazing job with all three sets. The middle bracelet with the ceramic button is my favorite. Nice work.

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  8. Wow, you have been busy. Love all your pieces but really love how you added the color to the Robin pendant and reformed it into a cuff. Awesome.
    Dolores

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  9. This looks like so much fun. I almost wish I had multiple partners, but that is a lot of pressure which you handled well. That first necklace is gorgeous. I really like how you keep with the style your second partner pointed you towards, and created a really striking bracelet. The modifications of the final pendant into a bracelet cuff is genius. I hope you do something with that super cute cat bead too.

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  10. Your are so talented, all of these pieces are beautiful, but the bracelet made with Terry's beads - WOW!

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  11. Wow! That peacock necklace is amazing! Love it! Beautiful work!

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  12. Gorgeous. I particularly like how you patinaed some of the pieces and reworked them a bit. Thanks for the lovely inspiration!

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  13. nice work, sweetheart! i *love* that you altered some of the pieces and made them even *better.* lovely work!

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  14. What a treasure trove of goodies, love all your alterations, beautiful work.

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  15. Wow! Three partners s a lot of work. Love everything you made. Clever idea using your bear bead with the button for the clasp!

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  16. My gosh, what a busy lady you've been. And you created some really lovely pieces - thanks for all of the eye candy!

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  17. wow! three partners!!!very inventive designs, must say!good job!

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  18. Hi Christina, I really like what you did with the beads from Kathleen. She was my partner last time. I made earrings from the peacock feather beads. Good job using your bear bead with the button for a clasp. Kudos to you for changing the copper focal and making it work for what you wanted. Wonderful job designing for three partners.

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  19. I think my favorite thing about swaps like these, is seeing how other people work with their goodies. I really adore your creativity with all 3 of your pieces. Kudos to you!

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  20. I LOVE the first Bracelet!!! It is Stunning!! I think all of your designs are Very well done and Beautiful!!! Be Blessed!

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  21. Wow! I'm so super impressed that you had three partners--and that you made such gorgeous things with each set of beads! I honestly don't think I can pick a favorite (maybe the peacock necklace, but just baaaarely). Amazing, amazing work! :)

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  22. What fab creations! I adore the robins especially the ceramic one! I am SO jealous since I collect parakeets and robins!

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  23. Wow, Christina you took what hoards you received to another level. Especially by adding more of your hoarded items. You really took the time to let the swaps speak to you. I love the first necklace you posted from what I sent. As well as the patina copper piece you worked on. You sure rocked this challenge.

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  24. Love the peacock necklace, so many colors, it will go with anything. And I love what you did with the copper bird. Great job.
    Janeen Burlingame

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  25. You hit it out of the park with all of these pieces! Fantastic!

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  26. Very brave to take on partners. You did justice to all of the hoards. I think my favorite is the transformed copper bird

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  27. I love the peacock necklace, absolutely gorgeous. Well, all your pieces are fabulous, but the peacock one is my favourite.

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  28. Love this collection. Beautiful colors and that peacock pendant necklace is stunning.

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  29. Wow! All the designs are incredible! I just love the robin bracelet.

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  30. I am amazed at your creativity, you made beautiful jewelry!!
    I love the peacock set, and such clever idea with the bear, Love the robin copper bracelet.

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  31. Wow you are very talented and organized too...3 partners! Your pieces are beautiful. Love that peacock one!!!

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  32. You took on THREE partners and totally rocked this! I'm especially smitten with that bracelet. Your transformation of the copper pendant is really something awesome.

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  33. Love the painted piece and the multistrand bracelet in particular. You worked hard! Great work!

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  34. Fabulous fun work. I admire how much you accomplished. Well done.

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  35. Good heavens, you were busy! Three partners to send beads to and receive beads from AND having to post at least three pieces, you're a super star. And what a great job you did with everything. While the set of earrings, bracelet and gorgeous necklace might be my favorite, I really like what you did with the copper robin pendant as well. I'm duly impressed! As an aside, the photo in your banner is a beautiful rendition of a beautiful bird.

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  36. Wow! All of your designs are beautiful!!

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  37. I lvoe all the pretty colors!! Beautiful!

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  38. You did an amazing job with the beads you were sent! Love the peacock beads in the first piece. :)

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