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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Bead Peeps Swap N Hop

Thanks to our hostess  Linda Anderson

Well the time has come to unveil my pieces for the Swap N Hop... I received my goodies from the talented Lori Schneider of:  www.beadaddicted.blogspot.com  Here is what I sent Lori:

And here is what Lori Sent me:

I could see that I had my work cut out for me.. I started by picking out a few of the elements that Lori sent and then just following my natural instincts for designing the piece.  I did not have any preplanned ideas for the most part.  I was fortunate that I loved all the colours Lori sent me.   I had some turquoise, red, black, lime  #6 seed beads to add some contrast to the maily turquoise beads.

Here is a sweet little choker necklace I made with the cherry picture..

just added some green glass leaves.
Love those memory wire bracelets.
 Love this sea urchin focal bead..  added some red seed beads for accent. Put the clasp in the front to add scale and interest.

focal clasp

 This elephant was a bit of a challenge.  I ended up gluing a large bail on him and balanced him with two extra large round silver beads.  I graduated the beads for the necklace from large to small.

For this focal piece and lovely clasp I added some green glass leaves, used the white/turquoise beads(interspersed with black seed beads) and some large turquoise beads  (interspersed with lime seed beads)


I really loved this fold form copper piece that Lori sent. I hammered 2 holes in the top and added some jump rings and them a piece of twisted copper wire which I put solder on the end to keep in place.  I used my own handmade  glass head pins as stamens for the silver
flower and added some vintage, very tiny, sparkly seed beads to the flat patinaed beads.  I then soldered the flower pieces onto the back of the fold formed copper piece.  I am very pleased with the out come of this piece.  I have wanted to try fold forming for a while now.. so this will inspire me to get busy and try it.
I used a beautiful vintage chain and hammered copper clasp to  finish off.


Linda Anderson - Hostess - http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com/...
Palak (aka Pallavi Asher)http://kalaabhushan.blogspot.in/ Krafty Max http://kraftymax.net
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Bead Peeps Swap N Hop

Just a few more hours & I will post my pieces for the Bead Peeps Swap N Hop.. so excited..  I finished them last Wednesday.. Just had to tweak a few of the photos.. luckily
I had great sunshine to take them in...
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