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 cording...my 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 -  
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


22 comments:

  1. GIIIIIIIRL! Your pieces are just AMAZEBALLS!! I can't hardly pick a favorite because they're all SO INCREDIBLE! Well done! So proud of you! Thanks for being a great partner!

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  2. WOW! So many gorgeous pieces and you really did great with the orange! I am just in awe of all the designs you completed for the swap...Amazing and gorgeous!

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  3. I love how you have used art beads to make the pieces completely in "your style" even when the colors of the swap daunted you. Great job

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  4. wow you made so many beautiful pieces. great work
    love them all

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  5. Gasp! What a wonderful array of creativitiy! Totally in love with the Melinda Barlett bracelet though, and oh!!! The butterfly wing necklace! Drool!

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  6. Oh my goodness! You got so very many pieces made!! I just love that little fox pendant, and your addition of the teal really makes it sing. As well, the colors and assemblage of the butterfly wig necklace is definitely me. LOVE IT! And, then the little bird nest. I just shared that link to Heather's tutorial the other day. Looks like I need to try it out as I'm smitten with how yours came together! You definitely made some stunners!!

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  7. Lovely pieces. I've been hoarding an Anne Choi bead too. I love what you did with it.

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  8. WOW! Christina you made an impressive amount of pieces and they are all lovely. Even though orange is not my color your orange earrings speak to me. Your bracelet is beautiful. It is my favorite of your pieces and it would look great with the Anne Choi necklace.

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  9. Wow!!! You did an Amazing job!!! I Love all of the designs but I have a couple of favs. The Jingly bracelet is Fabulous and all of your earrings are Awesome. You have great texture and color in all of your designs!!! Be Blessed!

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  10. I love the fox necklace the best. The design and colors are wonderful.

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  11. Lovely designs. My fave is the bracelet!

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  12. I can't stop going back through all your creations - I love the colors and design of all of them. These swaps taught me that we can handle even colors that intimidate us when we don't have a choice and it feels good!

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  13. You have an entire jewelry collection here. I'm Awe-struck. Bravo! As the post went on my thoughts were: "I love that one!", "No that's my favorite.", "Wait that's my favorite!". I'd wear every piece, but the colors, textures & shapes you combined to accent the fox struck me for sure.

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  14. I love the fox necklace. The orange and blue are perfect.

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  15. Wow! So many pieces! You really outdid yourself here.

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  16. I can't believe how many pieces you made! Everything is beautiful, but I must say you really hit a home run with that fox necklace!

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  17. Everything looks fantastic Christina! Love that jingle jangle bracelet and birdie earrings, and that fox necklace is simply adorable.

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  18. My goodness i am astounded at how many gorgeous pieces of jewellery you made! and how is one is fantastic. The fox pendant looks wonderful with the colour combo you used. each piece is really just fabulous.

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  19. I love the way you wrapped the top of the fox pendant! All of your pieces are beautiful!

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  20. You made so many beautiful pieces! I love the fox and all the little birds are my jam!

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  21. Love the fox pendant and the earrings.

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