Bead Peeps Swap 'n Hop...the big REVEAL!!!!

 

FINALLY! It's time to show off our designs and hop around to see all the talented artists fabulous creations! I am going to get right to my reveal because...I am just to excited to wait anymore! If you didn't have a chance before here is the post I did on my partner and here is the post about what I received...now on to the designs!

First up, but last created is a necklace. I wish I had taken progress pictures on this one...I spent all day trying different, new to me, wire wrapping techniques. I ended up scrapping them all and going for this simpler style but I did have some interesting 'failures' along the way ;)

I do love the way it turned out. Everything except the copper wire and green seaglass is from my swap partner. I really love this large bead with all its neutral colors and then just a pop of green here and there! The accent beads and leather Betony included seemed a perfect combination. On a side note, my daughter and youngest child turned 20 yesterday (May 1). This necklace is here colors and style so it was her special birthday gift and SHE LOVES IT!

Here is a little up close of the links and wrap closures. No clasp, just slips over her head for easy wear and perfect layering style!

Bracelets, bracelets, bracelets! Anyone who knows me knows I love to layer, stack, and pile on the artisan jewelry. If done properly you can wear a TON of beautiful, artisan jewelry all at once! So I actually made these bracelets first...almost immediately when I opened the package. I have worn them several times. They are definitely some of my favorite jewelry items! This first one may get a tiny bit of rework...I have more of the batik lampwork from Genea Beads and I may add one to the chain side...just because it's a little plain and lonely with no beads! ;) The Believe bracelet bar is from Betony. I added all the beads from my stash of special artisan beads along with waxed linen and brass for the metal elements.

The daisy bead set was perfect for a bracelet. The beads are a nice small size so it's somewhat delicate. I added some jasper (?) beads to the chain for a bit of dangley goodness and used copper for the metal components and chain.

And for my final piece...another gorgeous bracelet. The sun charm was part of a set with the believe bracelet bar but I decided to get more, more, more by separating them. :) I've added an assortment of czech glass in turquoise, green and red which I think really highlights the rustic beauty of the sun charm. It's all knotted up on waxed linen with silver metal components.

This final picture shows the whole stack together...a big pile of GORGEOUSNESS! Although each bracelet is beautiful on it's own, I find I like wearing them all together best. So that's it for me...I still have several goodies I am adding to my stash for now.

Thanks to our wonderful hostess, Linda! A HUGE thanks to my awesome partner Betony! I am so glad I had this opportunity to meet you and get to know you. The best part of swap 'n hops like this is making a new friend, especially one as delightful, inspiring and crazy as you! XO

Please take some time to check out the other blogs listed below...I promise you will have fun and see some really beautiful creations! ~Kari

 

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.blogspot.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
   

 

Comments

Swap N Hop

GIRL! Those bracelets are TO.DIE.FOR! I LOVE how you used the chain and attached the little danglies....that just makes my heart sing. SO gorgeous! You have SUCH a great eye! I love how you used the lampwork beads on the believe piece, as well. So gorgeous and precious - just like YOU! =)

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

Thank you Linda! I really

Thank you Linda! I really enjoyed everything about this swap. I had a fantastic partner and you and your helpers did such an awesome job!

Beautiful bracelets!

The bracelets are all sorts of gorgeous! The necklace is really cute, too!

~Andrea

Thanks Andrea!

Thanks Andrea!

Awesome bracelets, those

Awesome bracelets, those beads are just wonderful

Thank you Sheila!

Thank you Sheila!

WOW!

Omg I'm in love with your bracelets! Want! haha I love them all but I really like the "believe" one. Just gorgeous.

Thanks Marica! The believe is

Thanks Marica! The believe is my top favorite...mostly because I shared on Facebook that I really wanted it but couldn't afford it at the time. Betony saw my post and comment and decided to "treat me" ...makes it extra special :)

awesome

Your bracelets are wonderful and I'm a bracelet lady for sure BUT over and over I keep going back to that first necklace. The simplicity of it just speaks to me. Well done!

Thanks Lee! My daughter

Thanks Lee! My daughter agrees with you :)

gorgeous!

Oh wow! I love what you've created! Your designs are so totally up my alley - gorgeous work :)

Thank you Kristina!

Thank you Kristina!

WOW WOW WOW WOW

I can't STOP saying WOW... These are all truly magnificent!! I knew you could use the color pallette n still create amazing designs. Love them all. I am truly honored to have gotten you as my partner. Such amazing work. Love those bracelets. And always #Believe

Thanks partner! Feelings

Thanks partner! Feelings mutual...you are an amazing talented artist! I did have to stash your special wire work goodies for later...oh the plans I have for them! ;)

You have done it again! I

You have done it again! I swear every design you make is one that I would love to wear. Just love the stack of bracelets.

Thanks Shai! I suspected

Thanks Shai! I suspected you'd like them. We definitely share a love of certain styles ;)

Gorgeous!

Oh I really do like those bracelets. They work so well together and individually each one is special too. The Daisy one is so sweet.
Great job :-)

Love love love all of those

Love love love all of those wonderful bracelets, you have a knack for the stacking thats for sure. Your necklace is stunning i love the wire work which really compliments the bead.

Bracelets!

I love what you designed--such a great idea to wear alone or mix and match.

Arm Party

I've heard of an arm party stack of bracelets. Your designs are exactly the sort of thing I would imagine for that. Really stunning designs. The necklace is lovely as well.

I love the bracelet with the

I love the bracelet with the daisys! I can't believe you had the patience to wire wrap all those tiny beads! I get so lazy! Beautiful work!

Absolutely love all the

Absolutely love all the organics in thee designs!

Absolutely love them all!!!

Absolutely love them all!!! I think my favorite is the Believe Bracelet!!! [I am sure you knew it would be] You did an amazing job!!! Be Blessed!

Swap and Hop Fun

I love the simplicity of the necklace and the fullness for the bracelets. The "Believe" bracelet is my favorite, mostly because of the array of different beads but I think the colors and arrangement of all your creations are inspirational!

ooooooo

those bracelets are amazing! I really can't pick a favorite but I'd so wear them ALL at once. Your style is very evident in all of them, but it's easy to see these wouldn't be focals/beads you would pick for yourself - but you utilized them to the max!

Bracelets are fab.. great

Bracelets are fab.. great job !!

WOWZA!

Your bracelets are wonderful individually and awesome stacked! the necklace is great, glad your daughter loved it :) That focal is awesome <3

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