Saturday, May 2, 2015

Bead Peeps Swap and Hop Reveal

Wow what a fun time I had with all the wonderful goodies my partner Elsie.  Her and I had much in common not only personally but we also got sick about the same time and had major/minor problems at our houses during preparation for this hop.  So here goes.  Remember all the wonderful items Elsie sent me
 At first I was overwhelmed with choices.  I don't normally work with gemstones but I loved all the different colors and shapes.  So first I worked with the Chrysophase chips and some small agates.  The first photo is the entire set. I made the bracelet with memory wire and the earrings I wire wrapped some gold filled wire around the stones.  Just a beautiful stone focal and some oblong chips.

I then started on my favorite set.  I just loved these beads made out of cord wrap.  These beads are soft and light, and added with these wonderful ceramic square beads just give a very romantic/boho vibe.  I wire wrapped units of different beads.

Here is the whole set plus individual pictures of each piece.  The necklace is 36 inches long. and I added a magnetic fold over clasp on the bracelet from my stash.  I attempted to use only what Elsie sent me except for wire and chain and the clasp.

 I love these earrings with wire wrapped stones.  First time I have ever done this.  Elsie sent me brass earring loops so I thought these small green gemstone beads worked well.

This focal I had in my stash and it was really going to be used for bracelet bars but I decided the coloring worked well with the other parts.  I didn't really need to add the clasp as this necklace is quite long but I thought it adds to the design.

 The final set was made up of these beautiful turquoise beads and this fabulous copper focal.  Very unusual with all the twisting of the copper.  I made just simple earrings because this necklace is only 17 inches long so it sits closer to the neckline and I didn't want to overwhelm the look.

Turns out these are still all the pieces I have left.  I am already working on a pearl bracelet with the lovely glass sparkly beads and something to add the black key to as well as I realized I did not use the clasp Elsie gave me so I will probably make another necklace.  Let me know what you think in the comments below.

 Please visit Elsie's blog  as well as see all the other artists

Linda Anderson
Marica Zammit

Linda Anderson
Jessica Hocutt

Kristina Hahn Eleniak
Debbie Jeffries

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


  1. Oh my you really made some beautiful jewelry .Everything beautiful .

  2. I just love all the designs especially the necklace in the second set. I tend to be partial to longer, simple necklaces.

  3. What a fabulous stash. I love each item you made.The turquoise bead and copper focal necklace is beautiful and works really well. the wire wrapped gemstone earrings are fab an i can't believe thats the first time you have done that :D

  4. You did a gorgeous job! Wonderful way to tackle the challenge!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous. I thought the first set was going to be my favorite, but then I scrolled down and thought the second set was it, until I saw the third set. Everything is amazing.

  6. Wow, what gorgeous pieces. Love the bead wrapped earrings. Beautiful job.

  7. Great pieces - loved your use of the wrapped cord beads!

  8. Wow.Beautiful pieces.I adore your second set. Gorgeous beads you were sent.

  9. All the pieces are so pretty. I'm partial to the turquoise and copper. It's one of my favorite combos. You did a beautiful job with it.

  10. Holy smokes! Look at all the pieces you made! Well done!!!!

  11. You did a fabulous job with those very cool cord wrap beads and your sense of colour is great . I love both sets!

  12. Amazing designs! The second set is my favorite but only by a little bit...all so beautiful!

  13. Beautiful assortment of goodies & I love what you've done with them. Awesome colour palettes!

  14. Beautiful assortment of goodies & I love what you've done with them! Awesome colour palettes!

  15. You did an Amazing job with wonderful beads!!! I love the designs and the colors especially the agates that have both the reddish rust and the turquoisey blue in them!!! Be Blessed!!!

  16. I'm in love with all your pieces. They have my favorite colors in them :-) I love how you managed to make matching sets with the beads you received.

    Great job!

  17. I'm in love with all your pieces. Hard to pick a favorite. I love how you managed to make matching sets with the beads you received.


  18. What pretties you made.. I love the earrings... My fav colour is turquoise. Well done

  19. I like everything about your pieces - the long focals, the colors, the hoop earrings with the wire wrapped beads, the beaded links in the second necklace and also that your designs are all different!

  20. Wow, you did a great job on all the pieces you've made. I love all the earrings, great job on all of it and so much left over!


Thank you for your comments. I would love to hear what you think of my desgns