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Bead Peeps Swap and Blog Hop

Today is the reveal for the Bead Peeps Swap and Blog Hop!  My partner was Shai Williams.  I've "known" Shai in the cyber world for a while now, so was happy she was my partner.  This is what Shai sent to me.  Please visit Shai's blog to see what I sent her and what she made!

I've been quite over-extended this past month, and while I wanted to accomplish more with the beads she sent me, I just did not have enough time with the other obligations on my plate.  But I did manage to make three things.

First is a bracelet I made with the bracelet bar, some chain and the blue sea glass type beads from Shai.  I used one of my own lampwork beads and some brass filigree beads and Indian glass purple beads.  I have to say that I'm really not totally happy with it, and may play around later on when I have more time.

I also made earrings with these rough cut beads from Shai.  I used some brass tubes I had.  I wanted them to be longer, but the paddle headpins I had were kind of short, so I gave the earrings length with these ear wires!

Here's what took me so long to make - this awesome spiral stitched necklace used with the focal from Andrew Thornton!

 It was very fiddly - using the teardrop beads with the seed beads was a little bit of a challenge but I really like how it looks.  You can see in great detail in the photo below!

I really really want to make something with those blue teardrop beads, but can't think of anything yet.  Maybe I'll get some inspiration from your designs!

Thank you so much to Shai for being my partner and to Linda Anderson for being the host of this very large swap and blog hop!

Please check out what everyone else made by hopping along over the weekend!

Bead Peeps Swap N Hop 2015 
Partner List  

 Our Hostess: Linda Anderson from http//

Linda Anderson
Marica Zammit

Linda Anderson
Jessica Hocutt

Kristina Hahn Eleniak
Debbie Jeffries http://wordpress/debrasdivinedesigns/

Rosantia Petkova
Shalini Austin

Catherine La Vite
Annica Larsson

Lori Schneider
Divya N

Mowse Doyle
Fay Wolfenden

Kathy Lindemer
Claire Fabian

Janice Warden Bergeron
Natalie Davidson

Deb Fortin
Inge von Roos

Karen Mitchell
Robin Reed

Marie Covert
Alicia Marinache

Nan Smith
Johana Nunez

Kelly Hosford Patterson
Lori Blanchard

Sue  Kennedy
Shai Williams

Niky Sayers
Melissa Trudinger

Candida Castleberry
Erin Guest

Nicole Rennell
Ien Temaluru

Robin Showstack
Sam Waghorn

Marianne Baxter
Elsie Deliz-Fonseca

Shai Williams
Lee Koopman

Jayne Capps
Marti Conrad

Tina Bosh
Eleanor Thomas

Jeanne Steck
Gloria Allen

Rachel Mallis!blog/c1jlz
Andrea Glick

Stephanie Stamper
Chris Haussler

Betony Maiden
Kari Asbury

Jenny Kyrlach
Colleen Foley

Marybeth Rich
Marcy Lamberson

Dyanne Everett-Cantrell
Ginny Lones

Maria Rosa Sharrow
Loretta Carstensen

Dolores Raml
Michelle McCarthy

Louise McCormick-Glazier
Heather Richter

Tammy Adams
Shirley Moore

Seed Beaders

Susanne Stelljes
Sheila Prosterman

Pallavi Asher
Jami Shipp

Peggy Kosier
Andra Weber

Catherine King
Krafty Max

Sierra Barrett
Lois Sherwood

Katy Heider
Rebecca Robertson   (White)

Heather Richter
Brandy Collier

Stephanie Haussler
Lori Blanchard

Kathleen Breeding
Becky Pancake

Renetha Stanziano
Tami Norris

Ginger Bishop
Peggy Johnson


Beautiful pieces, Sue. I love the color of the rough cut stones, and the sweet simple design of the earrings.
Niky Sayers said…
What beautiful designs Sue and WOW that necklace is pretty amazing such a wonderful stitch and it goes so beautifully with the pendent!
Unknown said…
It's great to see other artists challenged. The blue necklace and twisted spiral you did, makes up in my book that you had time to make 3 distinctive accessory pieces. The bonus of not having time to make as much as you had hoped, you have new items to stash & hoard until you are inspired again!
Shai Williams said…
Wow Sue! Love all those designs but I do have to say that the necklace is incredible!

It was so great having you as a partner and I still have more pretties to create with.
Tammy Adams said…
All three designs are lovely. The necklace with the snowflake pendant is stunning. The simplicity of the earrings is elegant. But I have to say the bracelet is my favorite.
Peacock & Lime said…
Nice work! I love the earrings! So simple, and stylish :)
Unknown said…
I love that bracelet! I wouldn't change a thing.
Linda A. said…
Sue - HOW GORGEOUS! That necklace is truly drool worthy!

How sweet that she sent some blumudd too! <3

Great pieces! Job well done, sweets!

Unknown said…
Wow that spiral stitch looks fabulous, and i love the simplicity of the earrings the look very sophisticated.
Loretta said…
Beautiful designs. Love the bracelet.
Rachel said…
Beautiful work! I love the teardrops on the beaded chain!
Unknown said…
Every piece you've made for the hop is beautiful, Sue. I'm not sure why you're not happy with the bracelet because I love it! The two colours look so good together and the elegant simplicity of the design really speaks to me ( It's saying "Wear me, wear me!") a perfect summer decoration.
Unknown said…
Love seeing what you made for the hop. Your beadwork on the last necklace is amazing!
Anonymous said…
All very fun pieces! that spiral necklace is great - those seeds match the focal so well
Silver Parrot said…
Nice work - I like the long earrings!
Time does get away from us, doesn't it? What you made are beautiful pieces that look like they took loads of time to make. I adore the bracelet with the ceramic flower focal. And on the bright side you still have goodies to play with when you do have the time.
Kari Asbury said…
Very pretty! I like the bracelet...perfect color combination and the beads really make the focal stand out. The earrings are fabulous and the necklace...well I'm always a little jealous of anyone who can do beadweaving and make it look soooo good!
Very nice work, especially like the bracelet & the way you put it together !!
Miz Mowse said…
Love the necklace ! the beaded rope definetly carries the theme of the snowflakes . Nice work on all the pieces.
bairozan said…
I love the focal in the first picture so much and I like the bracelet you made with it. The long ear wires are very elegant. The spiral rope is awesome!
Andrew Thornton said…
All of your pieces are great! I love the way the spiral stitch looks like frost! It goes so well with the pendant! I feel so honored to have you use one of my pieces in such a stunning piece! Good job!
Becky Pancake said…
Hi Sue, Your spiral rope necklace is wonderful. The white drops compliment Andrew's focal perfectly.

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