Saturday, May 2, 2015

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//:fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com




Linda Anderson http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
Marica Zammit http://www.beadlovelies.com



Linda Anderson http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
Jessica Hocutt https://faithfamilyandadventure.wordpress.com



Kristina Hahn Eleniak http://www.peacockandlime.wordpress.com
Debbie Jeffries http://wordpress/debrasdivinedesigns/blog.com



Rosantia Petkova http://bairozan.blogspot.com/
Shalini Austin http://jewellerybyshalini.co.uk/my-blog/



Catherine La Vite http://drygulchbeadsandjewelry.blogspot.com
Annica Larsson http://zestyfrog.wordpress.com/



Lori Schneider http://beadaddicted.blogspot.com/
Divya N http://www.jewelsofsayuri.com



Mowse Doyle http://mowsemadethis.blogspot.com
Fay Wolfenden http://torchfairy.blogspot.com



Kathy Lindemer http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
Claire Fabian http://saraccino.blogspot.de/



Janice Warden Bergeron http://thejewelryroom.blogspot.ca
Natalie Davidson http://www.northshoredays.com



Deb Fortin http://www.studiok24.blogspot.ca
Inge von Roos http://ingetraud.wordpress.com



Karen Mitchell http://overthemoon-design.com
Robin Reed http://willowdragon.blogspot.com



Marie Covert http://thistledown-and-swaddlings.blogspot.com/
Alicia Marinache http://www.allprettythings.ca



Nan Smith http://www.wirednan.blogspot.ca
Johana Nunez http://artincendi.com



Kelly Hosford Patterson http://travelingsideshow.blogspot.com/
Lori Blanchard http://alainnjewelry.WordPress.com



Sue  Kennedy http://suebeads.blogspot.com
Shai Williams http://shaihasramblings.com



Niky Sayers http://silverniknats.blogspot.co.uk
Melissa Trudinger http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com



Candida Castleberry http://www.spunsugarbeadworks.blogspot.com
Erin Guest http://www.renlish.com



Nicole Rennell http://nicolerennell.com/blog
Ien Temaluru http://ienmaginationsjewelry.wordpress.com



Robin Showstack http://heartsdesiresjewelryforyou.blogspot.com/
Sam Waghorn http://palemooncreation.blogspot.co.uk



Marianne Baxter http://www.simplyseablimejewelry.blogspot.com
Elsie Deliz-Fonseca http://ladelizchica.blogspot.com



Shai Williams http://shaihasramblings.com
Lee Koopman http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com



Jayne Capps http://mamasgottodoodle.blogspot.com
Marti Conrad http://marticsclay.blogspot.com



Tina Bosh http://bookbug-somanybookssolittletime.blogspot.com/
Eleanor Thomas http://woolywireetc.blogspot.com



Jeanne Steck http://www.gemsbyjeannemarie.blogspot.com
Gloria Allen http://www.wingsandbeads.blogspot.com



Rachel Mallis http://www.mintmonarch.com/#!blog/c1jlz
Andrea Glick http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/



Stephanie Stamper http://skwds.blogspot.com
Chris Haussler http://pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com



Betony Maiden http://www.beadwenches.blogspot.com/
Kari Asbury http://hippiechickjewelrydesign.com/blog/



Jenny Kyrlach http://anafiassa.blogspot.com/
Colleen Foley http://colleenfoleycreations.blogspot.com



Marybeth Rich http://forestofjewels.blogspot.com/
Marcy Lamberson http://www.StudioMarcy.blogspot.com



Dyanne Everett-Cantrell http://www.deelitefuljewelrycreations.blogspot.com
Ginny Lones http://www.Skippingintotheunknown.blogspot.com



Maria Rosa Sharrow http://willowstreetshops.blogspot.com
Loretta Carstensen http://designsbyloretta.blogspot.com



Dolores Raml http://craftydscreations.wordpress.com
Michelle McCarthy http://www.fireflydesignstudio.blogspot.com



Louise McCormick-Glazier http://jewelrytreasuresbylouise.blogspot.com/
Heather Richter http://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com



Tammy Adams http://www.paisleylizard.com/blog/
Shirley Moore http://beadsandbread.blogspot.com



Seed Beaders



Susanne Stelljes http://pearlify.blogspot.de
Sheila Prosterman http://catswithbeads.blogspot.com



Pallavi Asher http://kalaabhushan.blogspot.in/
Jami Shipp http://celebratinglifewithdamamashipp.blogspot.com



Peggy Kosier http://www.kosydesigns.blogspot.ca/
Andra Weber http://andrasjoyfuljourney.blogspot.com



Catherine King http://catherines-musings.blogspot.com
Krafty Max http://kraftymax.com



Sierra Barrett http://giraffecanhas.wordpress.com
Lois Sherwood http://thiznthat5454blog.wordpress.com



Katy Heider http://onthepondcreations.blogspot.com
Rebecca Robertson   (White) http://morganafeycreations.121hub.com/



Heather Richter http://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com
Brandy Collier http://bhjewelry.wordpress.com



Stephanie Haussler http://www.pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com
Lori Blanchard http://alainnjewelry.WordPress.com



Kathleen Breeding http://99bobotw.blogspot.com
Becky Pancake http://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com



Renetha Stanziano http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com/
Tami Norris https://jewelrybytami.wordpress.com/



Ginger Bishop http://lilmummylikes.blogspot.com/
Peggy Johnson http://charmbarn.blogspot.com

22 comments:

Jewelry Treasures by Louise said...

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!

Kathleen Breeding 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!

Shaiha 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 :)

Robin Showstack 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!

Linda
http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

sam Waghorn 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!

Nan Smith 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.

Ann Schroeder said...

Love seeing what you made for the hop. Your beadwork on the last necklace is amazing!

alainnjewelry 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!

Maria Rosa Sharrow said...

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!

fay ................................................... said...

Very nice work, especially like the bracelet & the way you put it together !!

Mowse Doyle 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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Forgot to add my Inuit piece to the keep your sanity post, here it is!