Audubon's Kingfisher

Audubon's Kingfisher

Friday, April 7, 2017

Bead Peeps Swap N Hop 2017 - Reveal

Welcome to the reveal for the Bead Peeps Swap N Hop 2017!

My partner this year is also our Hostess, Linda Anderson of Cherry on Top Designs, click here to visit Linda's Blog. This year there was also an optional twist where you made yourself the same kit of beads you sent out to your partner. It was a fun adventure digging through my stash. In chatting with Linda, I realized my 2 favorite colors, teal and purple, were colors I rarely worked with. We ended up sending each other similar beads and colors too!

These are the beads that I sent to Linda

I was surprised that I had enough beads to make 2 sets!

And these are the beads and goodies that Linda sent to me

Orange, my nemesis! But the fox pendant from SummerWind Art just sang to me. But what on earth goes with orange?? I had the perfect white, teal, and orange polymer clay beads from Humblebeads!

Earrings to match

And on to the Lampwork beads! Digging through my stash, I found some Kim Snider lampwork butterfly wings that had similar colors. Heather of Humblebeads had a fantastic idea on how to use the wings on one of her Bead Table Wednesday videos, I had to try it.

Matching earrings

I also have been wanting to try a bracelet design I found in Jewelry Affaire Magazine, the designer's name was Melinda Barnett. I am so in love with how jingly this is...I need to make more!

I made super cute pair of earrings with the lampwork Birdies, I learned how to make the little wire nests from Heather Powers (her video tutorials are the bee's knees.)

Here is a simple summer necklace using the pretty lilac first ever attempt at an adjustable knot clasp.

For this necklace, I broke out one of my precious Anne Choi beads, a lampwork birdie from Nikki Thornburg and a pewter feather pendant from Green Girl Studios...and did something I never do because it just hurts my hands too much - I made a wire-wrapped bead link chain.  The saying on the Anne Choi bead is "Paint the flying spirit of the bird."

Pendant close up

Another bracelet

One unfinished necklace :(

And the whole group of finished pieces

Be sure to stop by the other Bead Peep's blogs to see what wonders were created with swap beads!

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