Saturday, April 8, 2017

Swap N Hop Reveal



This is the Third annual Swap N Hop the brainchild of  Linda Anderson.  We submit our names earlier in the year and Linda matches us up with a partner.  You each send to your partner a focal and a clasp and some beads.  This is what I sent my partner Rachelle Walker.

I sent her a light lavender focal by bead artist Debbie Hull and a fold over magnetic clasp and some various beads in green and purple



a close up of the focal.  Can't quite get the colors right in the photo.








Here is what Rachelle sent me:  Some beautiful handmade beads, chocolate brown beads some green gemstone beads and a fabulous hand made focal.
A close up of the focal...The colors are beautiful with this purple, orange, blue and green wavy pattern down the length.



A great textured antique copper clasp


 some copper bead caps




And some handmade beads




Here is the final necklace.  I used some amber ice chip beads and some bright orange beads from my stash, and incorporated tri-color chain. I only used a few of the gemstone green beads and then added the chocolate brown faceted beads.


Close up of the focal 



 and then the two final pieces I made.



The bracelet: I used one of Rachelle's handmade beads, the green gemstone beads and the chocolate brown beads with a great copper clasp I have been dying to use.  Then I made simple earrings using the tri-color chain and the orange beads.

Hope you like what I did with these great components.  
Please visit all the other partners in the hop!

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
 
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

12 comments:

  1. You did a great job pulling colors from the focal to include in the completed necklace. I hope you had some fun in the process too!

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  2. Hi Marianne, Great job using your swap beads. Your design let the focal really stand out. It is great that all of your pieces can be worn together.

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  3. Those colours are so rich and yummy. What a glorious necklace. I could eat it up!

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  4. Love the boldness of the necklace and the drops with the little end squiggles are cute as can be. I love how you made all the pieces so that they could be worn as a set, but not too matchy.

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  5. Very pretty! I love the chocolates and greens together...the pop of orange is just the right earthy bright touch.

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  6. Love what you did with the enameled pendant, the little dangles really set it off.

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  7. The necklace is fantastic - love the beads and colors that totally complement and highlight the focal! I think the green tones bracelet is a good match as it doesn't compete with the necklace. The use of the twisted chain links for the earrings is such a great idea as these chains tend to twist but they work great in the earrings!

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  8. Very nice work. well done. love the focal and the combination of beads

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  9. BEAUTIFUL pieces! I love the necklace and how you pulled the orange out of the focal....sooooo gorgeous!
    Linda

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  10. BEAUTIFUL pieces! I love how you pulled the orange out of the focal....just lonely! Great work!

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  11. Really cool work! I love that bracelet!

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  12. What lovely pieces, that focal is beautiful

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