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:
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.
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.
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/...
Marcy Lamberson http://www.studiomarcy.blogspot.com Kathy Lindemer http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
Kristina Peck http://tealeavesandtinyhats.blogspot.com/ Shai Williams http://www.shaihasramblings.com/
Catherine La Vite http://www.drygulchbeadsandjewelry.blogspot.com/ Christina Hickman http://vintagetreasuresjewelry.blogspot.com/
Maria Rosa Sharrow http://willowstreetshops.blogspot.com Susan Kelly http://mimismilesdesigns.blogspot.com
Jenny Kyrlach http://anafiassa.blogspot.com/ Michelle McCarthy http://www.fireflydesignstudio.blogspot.com
Terry Jeanette Carter http://tappingflamingo.blogspot.com Lee Koopman http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com
Laurie Vyselaar https://lefthandjewelry.wordpress.com Marianne Baxter http://simplyseablimejewelry.blogspot.com
Divya N http://www.jewelsofsayuri.com Kelly Hosford Patterson http://travelingsideshow.blogspot.com/
ROBIN REED http://www.willowdragon.blogspot.com Kristina Hahn Eleniak http://www.peacockandlime.wordpress.com
Robin Lynne Showstack http://heartsdesiresjewelryforyou.blogspot.com/ Rosantia Petkova http://bairozan.blogspot.com/
sheila Prosterman http://catswithbeads.blogspot.com Catherine King http://catherines-musings.blogspot.com
Renetha Stanziano http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com/ Becky Pancake http://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com
Katy Heider http://onthepondcreations.blogspot.com/ Deborah Apodaca http://deborahapodacadesigns.blogspot.com/
Heather Richter http://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com/ Tami Norris https://tamisdesigns.wordpress.com
Brandy Scozzari http://bhjewelry.wordpress.com Catherine King http://catherines-musings.blogspot.com
Kathleen Breeding https://www.facebook.com/99BOBOTW/ Veralynne Malone http://veradesigns.blogspot.com