Choosy Chicks Choose Chicklets Blog Hop!

The amazingly talented and incredibly kind Rita of Toltec Jewels (for Jewel School Friends) is hosting a blog hop today using none other than my flower chicklet beads!  I am very excited to see what you all made with the beads!  Here are some things I have made with them, some are repeats from yesterday and some are not.

I want to thank Rita for contacting me about this blog hop- she constantly surprises me with the variety and skill with which she makes jewelry, and her constant support and enthusiasm for bead artists and jewelry designers is amazing!  Please check out what everyone else made with their chicklet beads!

Just so you know, I will be visiting each and every one of your blogs, but I have two other blog hops to visit as well, so please be patient with me!  I appreciate all of you!

ARTISTS:

Guest of Honor
& Featured Artist:
  Susan Kennedy
Sue Kennedy’s
blogs:                               SueBeads…A Beady Girl’s blog
                 
                                             Art Jewelry
Elements
Sue Kennedy’s
website                            SueBeads
SueBeads Art
Beads                                SueBeads
Hostess:
Toltec Jewels                                           http://www.JewelSchoolFriends.com
Artists:

Linda Anderson                              
        http://fromthebeadboard.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Reno                                        
  http://jenrenjewelry.blogspot.com/
Shirley Moore                                        
 http://beadsandbread.blogspot.com/
Kristen Stevens                                      
 http://kristen-beadjourney.blogspot.com

Marybeth Rich                                         http://forestofjewels.blogspot.com
Jael Thorp                                              
 http://jaelsjewels.blogspot.com/
Melissa Trudinger                                     http://Beadrecipes.wordpress.com
Andrea Glick                                          
 http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/
Nan Smith                                              
 http://wirednan.blogspot.com
Blanca Medina                                         www.peru-medesigns.com
Shai Williams                                          
 http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com
Carolyn Lawson                                       http://Carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com
Rana Wilson                                          
  http://Ranaleadesigns.blogspot.com
Robin Reed                                            
 http://willowdragon.blogspot.com
Robin Showstack                                     http://heartsdesiresjewelryforyou.blogspot.com/
Sheila Prosterman                                     http://catswithbeads.blogspot.com
Karla Morgan                                          http://Texaspepperjams.blogspot.com
Kari Asbury                                          
  http://hippiechickdesign.blogspot.com
Kelly Rodgers                                        
 https://www.facebook.com/BeadinBlackBlue
Jayne Capps                                          
 https://mamasgottodoodle.blogspot.com/
Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi                    https://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com/
Heather Richter                                       http://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com
Chris Eisenberg                                       www.wanderware.blogspot.com
Kathleen Breeding                                   http://www.zibbet.com/99BottlesofBeadsontheWall
Linda Landig                                        
  http://lindalandig.wordpress.com
Crystal Thain                                        
  http://beaddragons.blogspot.com/
Cheri Reed                                            
 http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com
Heather d-Entremont                               http://frugalmadougall.wordpress.com/
Dini Bruinsma                                        
 http://angazabychanges.blogspot.com/
Lori Schneider                                      
  http://www.beadaddicted.blogspot.com/

Tammy Adams              
                         http://www.paisleylizard.com/blog.html
Melinda Orr                                          
 http://bandanagirl.indiemade.com/blog
Lennis Carrier                                      
  http://windbent.wordpress.com/
Cynthia Machata                                     http://antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com
Elizabeth Hodges                                    http://thewhisperingseas.blogspot.com
Debbie Rasmussen                                  http://kepirasmussen.blogspot.com/
Tanya McGuire                                       http://tanyamcguire.blogspot.com/
Charlie Jacka                                        
 http://clay-space.com/blog/
Ev Shelby                                               http://raindropcreationsbyevelyn.blogspot.com/
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson                        http://sharylsjewelry.blogspot.com/
Jasvanti Patel                                        http://jewelrybyjasvanti.blogspot.com

Haberdashery Blog Hop

Melissa Trudinger, of Bead Recipes, is hosting a haberdashery blog hop today!  I had signed up, and that was in addition to the COM for AJE I had to do, and the Toltec Chicklets Blog Hop that’s tomorrow, and being in the midst of Bead Fest prep!  So needless to say, I had a hard time coming up with anything!  Luckily I already had some pieces I made that incorporated my love of buttons!  I can remember playing with the jars of buttons that my grandmother would keep – she was quite a seamstress!

 This is made with my chicklet beads, and a great flower button and indonesian glass.

 Another chicklet/flower button combo – with indonesian glass as well!

 Finally, a piece I made with a beautiful thistle button and glass pearls. 

Please check out what everyone else made, and thank you Melissa for hosting a fun hop. 

Melissa
Trudinger (Our Host)                         
http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com

Ann Schroeder   
                                            
http://www.beadlove.wordpress.com

Tammy Adams  
                                            
http://www.paisleylizard.com/blog.html

Amanda
Wacasey                                          
http://mandyinmystic.blogspot.com

Dolores Raml     
                                            
http://craftydscreations.wordpress.com 

Divya N
                                                           
http://www.jewelsofsayuri.com

Michelle
McCarthy                                        
http://www.fireflydesignstudio.BlogSpot.com

DiYana Brooks   
                                            
http://agapecreationsjewelry.blogspot.com/

Robin Kae Reed 
                                            
http://willowdragon.blogspot.com

Andrea Glick      
                                            
http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/

Karin Grosset
Grange                                    
http://ginkgoetcoquelicot.blogspot.fr

Mitzie Crider      
                                            
http://needfulluxuries.blogspot.com

Janine Lucas      
                                            
http://www.esfera.me/travel/blog/travel-stories 

Rosantia
Petkova                                          
http://bairozan.blogspot.com/

Susan Kennedy  
(you are here!)                 
http://www.suebeads.blogspot.com

Leithleach Alainn
Seodra                             
http://alainnjewelry.wordpress.com/

Kathleen
Breeding                                         
http://99bobotw.blogspot.com/

Shiraz Biggie      
                                            
http://secretsongdesigns.blogspot.com

Chris Eisenberg 
                                            
http://www.wanderware.blogspot.com

Heather Richter
                                            
http://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com/

Lennis Carrier    
                                            
http://www.windbent.net/

Rebecca
Anderson                                        
http://www.songbeads.blogspot.com

Jenny Kyrlach     
                                            
http://anafiassa.blogspot.com

Rita Toltec
Jewels                                         
http://www.JewelSchoolFriends.com

Mischelle
Fanucci                                          
http://www.micheladasmusings.blogspot.com

Karen Mitchell   
                                            
http://overthemoon-design.com

Carol Briody       
                                            
http://Cbriody.blogspot.com

Karla Morgan    
                                            
http://TexasPepperJams.blogspot.com

Carolyn Lawson
                                            
http://Carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com

Lori Anderson    
                                            
http://www.prettythingsblog.com/

Jami Shipp          
                                            
http://www.celebratinglifewithdamamashipp.blogspot.com

Lili Krist
                                                           
http://pcbylik.blogspot.com/


Evelyn Shelby     
                                            
http://raindropcreationsbyevelyn.blogspot.com/

Raissa de
Guzman                                         
http://www.abloro.com

Niky Sayers        
                                            
http://silverniknats.blogspot.co.uk

Keren Panthaki  
                                            
http://vasdea.wordpress.com

AJE Compoment of the Month Reveal – MOI!!!

Over at Art Jewelry Elements, we have a monthly challenge called Component of the Month.  This month it was my turn to provide the component!  You had your choice of either a trio of chicklet beads, or a pressed cabochon.  Most took chicklets, but some picked cabs.

Here’s what I made with a trio I made for myself!  I had to hold back showing it for Diana’s waxed linen cord blog hop!

I used a trio of pressed flower beads I made for myself, and indonesian glass seed beads in matching colors!  I used a really pretty butterscotch waxed linen cord, thai silver bead caps and a pretty flower shank button as the closure!  I love using waxed linen and will be making more designs, hopefully for sale at Bead Fest!

Please join in the hop to see what everyone else made with my beads!

Guests
AJE Members

 

Waxed Linen Cord Blog Hop!

My friend and fellow Art Jewelry Elements member, Diana Ptaszynski, is hosting today’s Waxed Linen Cord Blog Hop!  A big thank you to Diana, as this is a really big job!  I was excited to join in, I have been making some new chicklet beads recently and wanted to show off some ways you can use them!

 I used a pretty spicy orange color of waxed linen cord, and a great button I got from someone on etsy who I will have to find again because I love his buttons!  I used indonesian glass in between my flower chicklet beads.  And finally, some silver accent beads I picked up at a bead show here last year! 

To finish the bracelet off, I used two indonesian glass triangle beads!

And then, to be annoying and over-achieverish, I made these earrings.  I used salmon cord, copper accent beads, my chicklet beads in a different orientation, and mustard colored seed beads!  I also used the new shape feature on Picmonkey!

Please check out what everyone else made in the blog hop by visiting the links below!
Diana Ptaszynski OUR HOST

Kelsy Vincent

Susan Kennedy   YOU ARE HERE

Linda Landig

Kashmira Patel

Jenny Davies-Reazor

Vanessa Gilkes

Sandy Huntress

Kay Thomerson

Sarajo Wentling

Kari Asbury

Rebecca Anderson

Melissa Trudinger

Ann Schroeder

Shai Williams

Blanca Medina

Cheryl Brown

Johana Nunez Rivera

Lori Bowring Michaud

Kelly Morgan

Barbara Bechtel

Kristen Stevens

Heather Boardman

Janet Bocciardi

Kathy Lindemer

Lesley Watt

Susan Kolovson

Jayne Capps

Michelle McCarthy

Cynthia Deis Enter to win a kit from Ornamentea!

Karla Morgan

Erin Siegel  Enter to win even more goodies over here!

Becky Pancake

Kelly Hosford Patterson

Sharyl McMillian-Nelson

Inge von Roos

Carolyn Lawson

Linda Younkman

Sandi Volpe

Toltec Jewels

Michelle Mach

Jen Cameron

Dorothy Winchell

Darlene Mansue

Cory Tompkins

May Component of the Month Challenge and Giveaway!

Over at Art Jewelry Elements you may have noticed we have a monthly challenge and giveaway.  For the month of May, I am providing the components!  Please hop on over to Art Jewelry Elements and enter a comment if you’d like to win some beads and play along!

Here’s what you’re commenting for this month – a choice of a bead trio or cabochon!

Never fear – if you don’t get chosen and would still like to play along, I have cabs and bead trios available in my SueBeads etsy store