Friday, April 6, 2018

Today is the reveal for the Bead Peeps Blog Hop 2018. Thank you LindaAnderson for hosting this fun challenge. Since my package did not arrive from my partner I decided to do something on my own. I bead with a group of friends every week. One of the ladies went to the Tucson Bead Show this year. She brought back the large green two hole rectangles and challenged us to make something with them. I decided to use them for this hop also. Since bead embroidery is my favorite thing to do I started there. I found a cabochon that is colored similar to the two hole rectangles and bezeled it. Then I attached it to a circular piece of backing. I stitched the two hole rectangles below it. A black seed bead and a green disc were uses to fill the holes. Next I created six fringes. One for each of the holes and stitched them below the rectangles. I found jade ovals for the edge of the circle. Then I filled in with green seed beads. The straps were created with faceted jade rounds, black discs, green bicone crystals, and black teardrop shaped beads. I chose a gunmetal toggle clasp for the closure because it matched the bead caps I used on the fringes. I also created matching earrings using a jade round and fringes with the same beads as the necklace only they are shorter.  I had fun creating this and I hope you like it. Now please check out what the other designers in this hop created at