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: