Saturday, May 2, 2015

Welcome to my Bead Peeps 2015 post. First let me say thank you to Linda Anderson for hosting this fun event. My partner for this hop is Kathleen Breeding. She was really generous with what she sent. I got a priority mail box stuffed full. This is the first piece that I made. The pink filigree, large Lucite flowers, chain, bugle beads , and clasp were all from my goodies. Did you notice the pink earwires? I think they are really fun.
My second necklace used the lovely purple polymer clay beads that Kat sent. The peanut beads were also in my box from Kat. I added bead caps, Glass discs, titanium coated hematite squares and drop, and the chain, which I got in New York at CJS Sales last Thanksgiving.
Necklace number three started with the white shell. I used some of the gold aluminum wire to bezel it. Then I used some of the round gold wire from my goodies to attach the stitched focal from Kat. I made a spiral rope to hang the pendant from and finished it with 2 wavy pearls from A Grain Of Sand and more of the chain I used in the purple necklace. 
I told Kat that I liked to work with unusual items so she sent me the wine cork. I could not pass up the chance to find a way to use something so unique. I wire wrapped seed beads around it for more color. Next I wired pearls from my box to the gears which were part of my loot. I made links from the sea glass shapes and the two shell pieces also from my goodies. The rondelle link  was from Kat too. Then I went to my stash for more aqua colored items to complete this mixed media piece. I made a link with rubber O-rings and another with a ceramic tube.Then 2 links with sea glass drops and an acrylic tube one too. The silver faceted beads  that I used in several of the links were from Kat . It's kind of funky and asymmetrical but I like it. I also made three pair of simple earrings but I seem to have deleted that pic so I will retake and post it tomorrow when it is light. Now I will show you all of the beads that she sent.



Didn't I tell you that she packed the box? Wow what a haul I got. I have plans for lots more item but since I am back in school my bead time has been drastically reduced so they will have to wait for another day.  The large brass clasp will be used in a necklace I am making in a Diane Fitzgerald class on Sunday. I will be passing on some of this to several of my bead friends. Please check out Kathleen's blog at http://99bobotw.blogspot.com/ then go to Bead Peeps on facebook to see what others made.


39 comments:

  1. I'm so happy to see the variety of pieces that you have found the time to make in this swap. I look forward to seeing what class that you are taking of Diane's. If I had to pick my favorite, the third necklace. I love what you did with the shell & flat gold aluminum wire. I also have used the same flat wire in a similar way. I still have ideas on what to do with my remaining pieces of our swap. Thank you for being an inspiring artist and swap partner.

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    1. I am glad that you like what I made. It was fun doing this challenge and having you as a partner. Diane's class is working with 2 hole beads. I will send you a pic when I am done.

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  2. Wow, what a nice collection to work with. Very creative working with the wine cork, and the fun colorful gears!

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  3. Wow Becky! You had a great haul to choose from and selected just the right things to make some beautiful pieces.

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    1. Yes a got a wonderful partner. I am glad that you like what I created.

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  4. Wow! the cork necklace is cool and funky! I like the white and tan necklace as well, The pink filigree and lucite flower necklace is pretty and fresh, but I really love the purple. It is simple, yet elegant!

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    1. Thanx Marie, I appreciate your comments. The purple necklace is my favorite of the three also.

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  5. Holy Moly! what a haul! You'll be beading for some time using up that stash - LOL. What beautiful, fun pieces for spring! and how fun to use the wine cork... I've seen a few people use those and have thought about trying to use one - might have to give that a try!

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    1. Yes Kat was really generous with what she sent. I am very lucky. I am glad that you like my pieces. The wine cork was fun to work with and it was a little out of my usual style. I think that you would enjoy the challenge of using one.

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  6. Wow ,Beautiful pieces you have made Becky! I`m just drooling over the collection!! And still unable to decide which one I like the most.....

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    1. Thank you Pallavi, I appreciate you kind comments. It feels good to have other beaders like my designs.

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  7. You are set for supplies for a while now :)

    I like all the designs but I am especially partial to the purple. Ever since I joined the Red Hatters, that color keeps catching my eye.

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    1. Thanx Shai, I am very glad that you like my designs. I have to say I did not work with purple much but lately it has been appealing to me too.

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  8. What bright, FUN pieces! The pink piece with the little flowers is adorable! The purple just feels so warm and cozy, while the wine cork piece just ROCKS! I love how you added the beads around it! So innovative and inventive! Great job!

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

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    1. Thanx so much Linda. I am pleased that you like my designs. Thank you again for all of your efforts to make this hop possible.

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  9. You made some wonderful pieces with a really great selection of fun beads. I love all of your designs, your first pink set is really gorgeous and i love how you set the shell in your third necklace and the gorgeous rope beading on it.

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    1. Thanx Sam, I am glad that you like my designs. I am partial to pink so that is where I started. I am pleased with how the shell necklace turned out as well.

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  10. Great designs. I think the purple is my favorite, but that shell piece is quite elegant.

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    1. Thanx Tammy, I agree that the purple is my favorite and the shell piece is my second in line.

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  11. The third necklace is stunning!

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    1. Thanx Rachel. It was fun to make and not my usual style.

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  12. I especially like the purple necklace. The colors and design are wonderful. You sure got lots of beads!

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    1. Thanx Kathy, I am glad that you like my design. Yes I was very lucky and I got an abundance of beads. I will have beads to play with for a very long time.

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  13. You did a wonderful job an all of the designs!!! I think i like the Gold one the best but I really like them all!!! You showed wonderful texture and color and movement!!! Great Job! Be Blessed!!!

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    1. Thanx Robin I appreciate your kind comments.

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  14. Designs are great they look fun and show you had fun creating them. White shell and gold beaded rope my fav.

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    1. Thanx Gloria, I am glad that you like my designs. I wore the white shell necklace yesterday.

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  15. I love the blue and pink sets, so funky and fun!

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    1. Thanx, I had fun making that necklace. I am glad that you like it.

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  16. The color coordinated and symmetrical pieces are beautiful but the shell focal necklace is my favorite - especially how you bezeled it and added the beaded ornament! The found object necklace is gorgeous - you must have had fun adding all the different details :)

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    1. Thanx Rosanita, It feels really good to have other bead artists like my designs. I favor the shell focal necklace as well. Yes the found object piece was fun to make.

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  17. SO COLORFUL!! I think my favorite it the cork because it's unexpected!

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  18. Thanx Alainn, I am glad that you like my designs. I really enjoy the challenge of working with unexpected things.

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  19. Your work is lively and so full of energy ! Each of the necklaces has such distinctive personality ! Good luck in your studies.

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    1. Thanx Mowse, I am glad that you like my work. I take my final test tomorrow.

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  20. Love the purple necklace & earring set. (purple is one of my fav. colours.
    you did a great job on all your pieces... well done.

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    1. Thanx Fay, I appreciate your comments.

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  21. Oh my goodness what a wonderful selection of beads you got. The colours are just full of fun. And you have done them full justice and created lovely pieces just perfect for the summer.
    The first three necklaces make me think of India :-) I really like the Wine Cork necklace, asymmetrical is so much fun.

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    1. Thanx Shalini, Yes I will be using my beads for a long time. I appreciate your kind comments. This challenge was really fun.

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