Bead Peeps Swap and Blog Hop

Today is the reveal for the Bead Peeps Swap and Blog Hop!  My partner was Shai Williams.  I’ve “known” Shai in the cyber world for a while now, so was happy she was my partner.  This is what Shai sent to me.  Please visit Shai’s blog to see what I sent her and what she made!

I’ve been quite over-extended this past month, and while I wanted to accomplish more with the beads she sent me, I just did not have enough time with the other obligations on my plate.  But I did manage to make three things.

First is a bracelet I made with the bracelet bar, some chain and the blue sea glass type beads from Shai.  I used one of my own lampwork beads and some brass filigree beads and Indian glass purple beads.  I have to say that I’m really not totally happy with it, and may play around later on when I have more time.

I also made earrings with these rough cut beads from Shai.  I used some brass tubes I had.  I wanted them to be longer, but the paddle headpins I had were kind of short, so I gave the earrings length with these ear wires!

Here’s what took me so long to make – this awesome spiral stitched necklace used with the focal from Andrew Thornton!

 It was very fiddly – using the teardrop beads with the seed beads was a little bit of a challenge but I really like how it looks.  You can see in great detail in the photo below!

I really really want to make something with those blue teardrop beads, but can’t think of anything yet.  Maybe I’ll get some inspiration from your designs!

Thank you so much to Shai for being my partner and to Linda Anderson for being the host of this very large swap and blog hop!

Please check out what everyone else made by hopping along over the weekend!

Bead Peeps Swap N Hop 2015 
Partner List  

 Our Hostess: Linda Anderson from http//

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

22 thoughts on “Bead Peeps Swap and Blog Hop”

  1. It's great to see other artists challenged. The blue necklace and twisted spiral you did, makes up in my book that you had time to make 3 distinctive accessory pieces. The bonus of not having time to make as much as you had hoped, you have new items to stash & hoard until you are inspired again!

  2. Wow Sue! Love all those designs but I do have to say that the necklace is incredible!

    It was so great having you as a partner and I still have more pretties to create with.

  3. All three designs are lovely. The necklace with the snowflake pendant is stunning. The simplicity of the earrings is elegant. But I have to say the bracelet is my favorite.

  4. Every piece you've made for the hop is beautiful, Sue. I'm not sure why you're not happy with the bracelet because I love it! The two colours look so good together and the elegant simplicity of the design really speaks to me ( It's saying "Wear me, wear me!") a perfect summer decoration.

  5. All very fun pieces! that spiral necklace is great – those seeds match the focal so well

  6. Time does get away from us, doesn't it? What you made are beautiful pieces that look like they took loads of time to make. I adore the bracelet with the ceramic flower focal. And on the bright side you still have goodies to play with when you do have the time.

  7. Very pretty! I like the bracelet…perfect color combination and the beads really make the focal stand out. The earrings are fabulous and the necklace…well I'm always a little jealous of anyone who can do beadweaving and make it look soooo good!

  8. I love the focal in the first picture so much and I like the bracelet you made with it. The long ear wires are very elegant. The spiral rope is awesome!

  9. All of your pieces are great! I love the way the spiral stitch looks like frost! It goes so well with the pendant! I feel so honored to have you use one of my pieces in such a stunning piece! Good job!

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