Friday, May 1, 2015

Bead Peeps Swap N Hop May 2015

 Our Hostess: Linda Anderson from http//:fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com

Our group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/beadPeeps/

Meet my lovely Swap N Hop Partner, Becky Pancake!  
http://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com/
Becky has been making jewelry for 15 years.
My partner Becky made this for Octoberfest last year.
Octoberfest is hosted by Toltec Jewels at:
http://www.jewelschoolfriends.com/
This is one of my favorite pieces that Becky has blogged about.
I love orange in any way it comes!  Tints, hues, translucent, opaque, pumpkin...

I love sending bead swaps!
 As you can see, Becky is going to have a hard time deciding on what to make.
I usually send my packages priority mail for only $5.25, so I make it worth it.
I fill the box to the rim, every nook & cranny.  A great opportunity to do a swap,
send some extra as a RAOK (random act of kindness) and just because!
I also sent her all of this!
I wanted to give her lots of choices
in the colors, focals & handmade items.
Not only did I send her items that I've made,
but items I've purchased or received in recent swaps
by other talented artists!



These are the pretty goodies that I received from Becky!
The warm colors are so inviting.  For the first time in a swap I strived
to use as many of the items that I received.  I really wanted to use up everything,
to challenge myself.  But, I had a couple of last minute commissions to work on.
So I was able to get 3 really great pieces completed.
The first piece!  I do have goldstone in my collection
of beads, findings, seed beads & mixed media items.
Don't forget I have a mini Michaels at home!
This one was quite easy for me.
Becky made the focal & I really couldn't see it as a necklace.
I didn't want to take away from all of the work she put into this design.
I've been shopping occasionally at Savers (a local 2nd hand store)
Buying up clutches, purses & small bags to upcycle by beading onto them.
I used the smoke fireline to stitch the focal that I received in my swap
onto this purse!  Easy Peasy!

This is a paper mache' birdhouse
that you can buy at Michaels Arts & Crafts Stores
I happen to work there in the jewelry department & teach jewelry classes!
In my stash I found an old metal wind up music box someone gave me about 15+ years ago.
I cut off the roof of the birdhouse.  Viola, a music box in the making.  Which beads to use, how will it be executed?



So far this is what I have.  But I would like to do much more to it.
I want it to stand up taller so the mechanical part inside doesn't move.
I used the 11/0 & 15/0 seed beads that I received in my swap stitched onto the fabric scrap from my stash & painted the roof a warm metallic gold.




Using up the rest
of the seed beads
that I received from Becky.
I did some even count peyote
& herringbone.  Added some of the round
gemstones, a copper metal focal,
a copper chain I recently received from
a purchase from Lori Anderson, some aqua
metal pieces, some yarn from a chinese auction
and the wire wrapped copper clasp & connectors made
by Becky Pancake!
Here's what's left
after all of the designing,
pinning, decisions & & executions!




Thank you Linda Anderson for all the planning, organizing, answering PM's,
posting suggestions, rules, FYI's & executing quite an adventurous experience!



Bead Peeps Swap N Hop 2015 
Partner List  

 Our Hostess: Linda Anderson from http//:fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com

LindaAndersonhttp://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
MaricaZammithttp://www.beadlovelies.com
LindaAndersonhttp://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
JessicaHocutthttps://faithfamilyandadventure.wordpress.com
KristinaHahn Eleniakhttp://www.peacockandlime.wordpress.com
DebbieJeffrieshttp://wordpress/debrasdivinedesigns/blog.com
RosantiaPetkovahttp://bairozan.blogspot.com/
ShaliniAustinhttp://jewellerybyshalini.co.uk/my-blog/
CatherineLa Vitehttp://drygulchbeadsandjewelry.blogspot.com
AnnicaLarssonhttp://zestyfrog.wordpress.com/
LoriSchneiderhttp://beadaddicted.blogspot.com/
DivyaNhttp://www.jewelsofsayuri.com
MowseDoylehttp://mowsemadethis.blogspot.com
FayWolfendenhttp://torchfairy.blogspot.com
KathyLindemerhttp://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
ClaireFabianhttp://saraccino.blogspot.de/
JaniceWarden Bergeronhttp://thejewelryroom.blogspot.ca
NatalieDavidsonhttp://www.northshoredays.com
DebFortinhttp://www.studiok24.blogspot.ca
Ingevon Rooshttp://ingetraud.wordpress.com
KarenMitchellhttp://overthemoon-design.com
RobinReedhttp://willowdragon.blogspot.com
MarieCoverthttp://thistledown-and-swaddlings.blogspot.com/
AliciaMarinachehttp://www.allprettythings.ca
NanSmithhttp://www.wirednan.blogspot.ca
JohanaNunezhttp://artincendi.com
KellyHosford Pattersonhttp://travelingsideshow.blogspot.com/
LoriBlanchardhttp://alainnjewelry.WordPress.com
Sue Kennedyhttp://suebeads.blogspot.com
ShaiWilliamshttp://shaihasramblings.com
NikySayershttp://silverniknats.blogspot.co.uk
MelissaTrudingerhttp://beadrecipes.wordpress.com
CandidaCastleberryhttp://www.spunsugarbeadworks.blogspot.com
ErinGuesthttp://www.renlish.com
NicoleRennellhttp://nicolerennell.com/blog
IenTemaluruhttp://ienmaginationsjewelry.wordpress.com
RobinShowstackhttp://heartsdesiresjewelryforyou.blogspot.com/
SamWaghornhttp://palemooncreation.blogspot.co.uk
MarianneBaxterhttp://www.simplyseablimejewelry.blogspot.com
ElsieDeliz-Fonsecahttp://ladelizchica.blogspot.com
ShaiWilliamshttp://shaihasramblings.com
LeeKoopmanhttp://stregajewellry.wordpress.com
JayneCappshttp://mamasgottodoodle.blogspot.com
MartiConradhttp://marticsclay.blogspot.com
TinaBoshhttp://bookbug-somanybookssolittletime.blogspot.com/
EleanorThomashttp://woolywireetc.blogspot.com
JeanneSteckhttp://www.gemsbyjeannemarie.blogspot.com
GloriaAllenhttp://www.wingsandbeads.blogspot.com
RachelMallishttp://www.mintmonarch.com/#!blog/c1jlz
AndreaGlickhttp://zenithjade.blogspot.com/
StephanieStamperhttp://skwds.blogspot.com
ChrisHausslerhttp://pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com
BetonyMaidenhttp://www.beadwenches.blogspot.com/
KariAsburyhttp://hippiechickjewelrydesign.com/blog/
JennyKyrlachhttp://anafiassa.blogspot.com/
ColleenFoleyhttp://colleenfoleycreations.blogspot.com
MarybethRichhttp://forestofjewels.blogspot.com/
MarcyLambersonhttp://www.StudioMarcy.blogspot.com
DyanneEverett-Cantrellhttp://www.deelitefuljewelrycreations.blogspot.com
GinnyLoneshttp://www.Skippingintotheunknown.blogspot.com
Maria RosaSharrowhttp://willowstreetshops.blogspot.com
LorettaCarstensenhttp://designsbyloretta.blogspot.com
DoloresRamlhttp://craftydscreations.wordpress.com
MichelleMcCarthyhttp://www.fireflydesignstudio.blogspot.com
LouiseMcCormick-Glazierhttp://jewelrytreasuresbylouise.blogspot.com/
HeatherRichterhttp://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com
TammyAdamshttp://www.paisleylizard.com/blog/
ShirleyMoorehttp://beadsandbread.blogspot.com
Seed Beaders
SusanneStelljeshttp://pearlify.blogspot.de
SheilaProstermanhttp://catswithbeads.blogspot.com
PallaviAsherhttp://kalaabhushan.blogspot.in/
JamiShipphttp://celebratinglifewithdamamashipp.blogspot.com
PeggyKosierhttp://www.kosydesigns.blogspot.ca/
AndraWeberhttp://andrasjoyfuljourney.blogspot.com
CatherineKinghttp://catherines-musings.blogspot.com
KraftyMaxhttp://kraftymax.com
SierraBarretthttp://giraffecanhas.wordpress.com
LoisSherwoodhttp://thiznthat5454blog.wordpress.com
KatyHeiderhttp://onthepondcreations.blogspot.com
RebeccaRobertson   (White)http://morganafeycreations.121hub.com/
HeatherRichterhttp://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com
BrandyCollierhttp://bhjewelry.wordpress.com
StephanieHausslerhttp://www.pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com
LoriBlanchardhttp://alainnjewelry.WordPress.com
KathleenBreedinghttp://99bobotw.blogspot.com
BeckyPancakehttp://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com
RenethaStanzianohttp://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com/
TamiNorrishttps://jewelrybytami.wordpress.com/
GingerBishophttp://lilmummylikes.blogspot.com/
PeggyJohnsonhttp://charmbarn.blogspot.com

28 comments:

  1. Pretty looks like you had fun

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  2. Hi Kathleen, You did a wonderful job using what I sent. The focal looks great on that purse. Your birdhouse is really unique. I like the necklace too. Great job. I enjoyed having you as a partner.

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  3. what a lot of beads you got. The little birdhouse you made is quite charming. Not only do you have a mini micheals at home, what your partner sent was practically another mini Micheals

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    1. Well if I she sent me a mini Michaels then I must have sent her a Michaels Jr...lol

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  4. Kathleen, I like your creative vision! Very clever use of the pendant to attach it to a purse.

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  5. Wow! You're creative mind is amazing! I love the idea of using the cabs on the purse, that is such a wonderful way to use them! The birdhouse is a brilliant piece, what a great idea! Your use of the beads in the necklace is lovely, I love the way you used the different stitches in the piece, what a creative and cool necklace!!!

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  6. I love the use of the pendant on the repurposed purse it gives it new life .I also like the last necklace it has a mixed media look which I like .

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  7. Great pieces! I love that you created such different items - not the traditional jewellery! Awesome job :)

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  8. What unique and wonderful creations! I adore how the Necklace turned out! I think it's just lovely!

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  9. You did a great job. Loving the purse! The birdhouse is cool too. That necklace is too cool! Love the colos

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  10. I really like the idea of musical birdhouse; the beads on the fabric give it a great artisan quality

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  11. As I type this while there is heavy rain and a grey sky outside these bright colours make me so happy.
    I love it that you have made more than just jewellery with your stash :-)

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  12. I love the fantastic focal on the purse it really is beautiful. The bird house looks like a lot of fun.

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  13. You really stepped it up! I have to say that the birdhouse is my absolute fave!

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  14. You really stepped it up! I have to say that the birdhouse is my absolute fave!

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  15. Great thinking out of the box to create something other than jewelry, love how you up cycled the purse.

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  16. How wonderfully creative. The bird house is especially gorgeous.

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  17. What fun you've had! I love the focal on the purse. Brilliant inspiration and execution.

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  18. Kathleen - look at your creativity! I'd NEVER have thought of using beads on a birdhouse! =) Your necklace is OUTSTANDING! I can't even imagine how long it took to make that baby - but it's worth it! Job done SWIMMINGLY!

    Linda
    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
    http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

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  19. I love the little music/bird box...and your beading/bead stringing is really great. Wonderful job on everything!

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  20. Each piece is unique, what a creative use of the swap beads! I thought the music box stole my attention but the necklace is an amazing combo of one-of-a-kind elements, too!

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  21. Delightful creations ! The birdhouse music box is a grand idea.

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  22. I was at April's Las Vegas Bead Society meeting & a couple of new members asked me if I had a pattern for the necklace. I may have to offer a free form peyote & herringbone class as myMichaels Instructor's Choice class in the future!

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