Saturday, May 2, 2015

Bead Peeps Swap N Hop


The day has come. Woot! Woot!

Are you ready to HOP? I will be when I wake up. Right now it is 11:47pm, 13 minutes before I can reveal the piece I made and I have to start over because something strange happened with my computer and I lost my entire post. I am not tech savvy at all so I am going to try to get this done quickly so I can post it and not lose everything again.
 
I want to start by thanking Linda Anderson for hosting this swap and my wonderful partner Ginger Kelley Bishop who is so much more organized and thoughtful than I am. I really feel like such a lucky girl to have been given such a great and generous partner.
 
I totally forgot to take a picture of the stash that I sent to Ginger but here are some pictures of the stash she sent to me.

Do you see how beautiful it is???
Ginger included such wonderful treasures including a glass acorn, two pieces made pottery clay, fabric chain, a polymer piece and a beaded bead that she made herself. Oh and I cannot forget the little stamp house that she made for me, it now lives on my messy desk.
 
I loved everything so much that I decided to make a necklace for myself. Lately I have been wearing long necklaces, I used all of the fabric chain but it was not as long as I would like so I added some antique copper chain that matches the toggle clasp that she sent me. I decided to put the fabric chain in the back of the necklace so that it will rest against my neck. It will be interesting to see if my curly mop will get stuck in fabric chain as well as it get stuck in metal chain.
I used the toggle as my base. I wanted the pottery butterfly as my focal, I dangled the pottery rose pendant and the polymer bird pendant from the focal and attached it all to the clasp.
 
I love the way this necklace hangs. I added the beaded bead that Ginger made, the glass acorn and the wooden butterfly to the chain.
 
 
 
 
 
Now grab some snacks and a beverage and take a look at the other pieces made by my fellow swappin' hoppers!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
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/
Peggy http://charmbarn.blogspot.com

31 comments:

Linda A. said...

Peggy - SO GORGEOUS! I LOVE how it hangs! Please let me know how the fabric chain works with your hair. It's SUCH a pain to get your hair stuck - so curious to know if it helps. =) Congratulations on a great piece!

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

Andrea Glick-Zenith said...

I love the beautiful necklace you made! It's lovely! ^_^

sheilaposter said...

lovely butterfly., very subtle colors choices. I am curious about the fabric chain, I've never seen it before

Jewelry Treasures by Louise said...

What a cool necklace! I like how you arranged all the components. I know you will treasure it!

stregajewellry said...

Very pretty. That focal has such beautiful color. I like the way it hangs.

Becky Pancake said...

Hi Peggy, your necklace is lovely.Good job using your beads.

Divya N said...

You have received wonderful components and carefully played to their strengths

Shalini Austin said...

What a lovely necklace! Great job :-)

sam Waghorn said...

That is one gorgeous necklace Peggy, the butterfly focal looks wonderful with how you arranged it and the other pieces.

Robin Showstack said...

Beautiful necklace! Like a little story to wear around your neck!

Dolores Raml said...

Gorgeous necklace, hope the fabric chain works good.

Nan Smith said...

You've made a very pretty necklace with a beautiful selection of beads. I love the look of it with the toggle at the front and the multi-focal look.

Tammy Adams said...

Positively beautiful necklace. Those colors are so soft and serene. And the use of all the chain keeps it open and airy, just the perfect place for butterflies to flit and flutter.

Marti Conrad said...

Love the necklace, the colors and pieces are so happy together! Great job!

Rachel said...

Beautiful work! I love that you made it for yourself! I never do that. It's always important to make some time for yourself.

Dry Gulch said...

Awesome creations!

Kathy Lindemer said...

You were given some gorgeous components. The necklace is stunning.

Maria Rosa Sharrow said...

What a gorgeous necklace. Beautiful job.

Maria Rosa Sharrow said...

What a gorgeous necklace. Beautiful job.

Robin Reed said...

That is a Fabulous necklace!!! Really fun with great texture and movement and color!!! Great job!!!

gloria allen said...

Awesome Piece and can be worn with a dress or jeans and T. Pinks my favorite, dangles my favorite this Necklace has it all.

debrasdivinedesigns said...

very pretty. That is a real statement piece for sure and right up my alley in respect of the butterflies! Beautiful necklace xo

debrasdivinedesigns said...

very pretty. That is a real statement piece for sure and right up my alley in respect of the butterflies! Beautiful necklace xo

bairozan said...

I really admire how you managed to squeeze all the unique focals/beads into one piece and make them all visible and not hide the beauty of each one! Gorgeous!

alainnjewelry said...

THAT NECKLACE! lovely - it hangs beautifully. and it looks like you have a lot of beautiful goodies leftover!

Mowse Doyle said...

Fascinating the way you assembled the necklace. Very lovely.

Kathleen Breeding said...

The design is so up my alley & very inviting. Thank you for taking the time to re type your story. Yes we've all had blog fails & you pushed through! How's the fabric colored wire working out for you on the back of the neck?

fay ................................................... said...

Lovely necklace, the pink & aqua go together so nicely.. well thought out... great job!!

Ginger B. said...

Well, I love it. I would have never put them together that way. Glad I saved them all these years just for you. I thought I commented on hop day, but guess I didn't. Thank you for being such a lovely swap partner. Surprisingly my mermaid necklace with it's pink beads has become a go to for me. You are awesome chickadee! Thanks again.

motidana said...

Beautiful necklace. Love the way you have combined the elements and made this lovely necklace!

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