May 2, 2015


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Bead Peeps Swap and Hop Reveal 2015

At last, the big reveal for the Bead Peep Swap and Hop 2015.  I recently introduced my swap partner, Maria Rosa Sharrow, of
Willow Street Shops , and here is what she sent me.

Rosa handmade and soldered the Peacock and Butterfly feather pendants.  She also made the the fourth pendant by cutting and doming a vintage tin, and adding that to a hand painted wooden bezel.

This is what I sent Rosa, and you can see what she made with them at Willow Street Shop.  

My mind went in many directions while creating.  I received so many beautiful things I didn't know where to start.  I loved the colors in the Peacock pendant so found some beautiful blue accent beads to add to the stash and this is what I created with them.

Next I selected the brown shade butterfly pendent.  I wanted this to be very plain to showcase the beautiful butterfly pendant, so I chose some white wooden beads and a two pretty shell beads that I used to highlight the pendant.  It's very long and feather-light to wear.

All the necklaces are different lengths.  The next one is the shortest, about 20".  I used the brown and white beads that Rosa sent, and added some amethyst chips to pick up the lavender/purple color in the pendant.  I also added a Sterling Silver Love Charm.

I am still working on the last necklace with the Vintage Tin on Wood.  The beads Rosa sent to use in this piece are so bright and pretty.  I am doing some wire wrapping and using some chain in this design.  I will post that one when I finish it.

Thanks for spending time here.  Be sure to visit all the other participant's blogs.  You can find them here.

This is the list of the other participants:

Linda Anderson
Marica Zammit

Linda Anderson
Jessica Hocutt

Kristina Hahn Eleniak
Debbie Jeffries http://wordpress/debrasdivinedesigns/

Rosantia Petkova
Shalini Austin

Catherine La Vite
Annica Larsson

Lori Schneider
Divya N

Mowse Doyle
Fay Wolfenden

Kathy Lindemer
Claire Fabian

Janice Warden Bergeron
Natalie Davidson

Deb Fortin
Inge von Roos

Karen Mitchell
Robin Reed

Marie Covert
Alicia Marinache

Nan Smith
Johana Nunez

Kelly Hosford Patterson
Lori Blanchard

Sue  Kennedy
Shai Williams

Niky Sayers
Melissa Trudinger

Candida Castleberry
Erin Guest

Nicole Rennell
Ien Temaluru

Robin Showstack
Sam Waghorn

Marianne Baxter
Elsie Deliz-Fonseca

Shai Williams
Lee Koopman

Jayne Capps
Marti Conrad

Tina Bosh
Eleanor Thomas

Jeanne Steck
Gloria Allen

Rachel Mallis!blog/c1jlz
Andrea Glick

Stephanie Stamper
Chris Haussler

Betony Maiden
Kari Asbury

Jenny Kyrlach
Colleen Foley

Marybeth Rich
Marcy Lamberson

Dyanne Everett-Cantrell
Ginny Lones

Maria Rosa Sharrow
Loretta Carstensen

Dolores Raml
Michelle McCarthy

Louise McCormick-Glazier
Heather Richter

Tammy Adams
Shirley Moore

Seed Beaders

Susanne Stelljes
Sheila Prosterman

Pallavi Asher
Jami Shipp

Peggy Kosier
Andra Weber

Catherine King
Krafty Max

Sierra Barrett
Lois Sherwood

Katy Heider
Rebecca Robertson   (White)

Heather Richter
Brandy Collier

Stephanie Haussler
Lori Blanchard

Kathleen Breeding
Becky Pancake

Renetha Stanziano
Tami Norris

Ginger Bishop
Peggy Johnson