Saturday, April 8, 2017

Bead Peeps Swap Reveal

I have been paired up with Beth Blanc this year of Beth Blanc Designs.  Beth sent me a wonderful variety of pendants, charms, crystals and Czech glass.  The main colorway is black, cream and silver. Since I make ceramic beads and pendants, I found my matte beige glaze picked the beige tones up perfectly in the Czech glass, so that's where my inspiration came from while putting together my design plan.  But first - the beads!  This is what I sent to Beth:
Be sure to stop by Beth's blog to see what she created with this fun assortment of beads she received. Here is what I received:
And these are the ceramic pieces I made to go along with the beads I received.  I ended up not using the owl bracelet topper for the challenge, but he's there, "just in case!"
Now for my necklace design.  I felt antique bronze was a better metal match to the beige and black, so I used an open link chain, a toggle bar, 20g wire.  I added seed bead accents and the chunky, multi tone Czech barrel beads in this fun, springy design.  It measures 18" long and has the crystal Swarovski heart accent that Beth included by the clasp.
I used Vintaj ear wires in the left pair and a fun pre made antique copper earring findings and charm in the right pair along with ceramic beads and Czech glass.
 So I have lots of beads left over for future designs.  Thank you Beth for spoiling me with a wonderful goodie package!  I'd also like to thank our swap hostess, Linda Anderson for putting together another fun event.  Be sure to hop around to all the participants blogs to see what wonderful jewelry designs were created!

Linda Anderson    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
Christina Hickman http://www.vintagetreasuresjewelry.blogspot.com
 
Catherine LaVite http://drygulchbeadsandjewelry.blogspot.com/
Barbara Price    http://www.instagram.com/colorcopiajewelrydesigns/
 
Kathy Lindemer  https://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
Linda Raggo  http://www.instagram.com/linda_raggo_
 
Marianne Baxter  http://simplyseablimejewelry.blogspot.com
Rachelle Walker  http://www.chellerydesigns.net/blog
 
Gloria Allen  http://wingsandbeads.blogspot.com
Ally Asato  https://instagram.com/purplemosspal
 
Robin Lynne Showstack http://heartsdesiresjewelryforyou.blogspot.com/
Naomi Knafla     https://www.instagram.com/naomiknafla/
 
Maria Rosa Sharrow http://willowstreetshops.blogspot.com
Dana Phillips    http://www.neverwinterdesigns.blogspot.com
 
Michelle McCarthy http://www.fireflydesignstudio.blogspot.com
Beth Blanc       https://www.instagram.com/beth.blanc.designs.jewelry/
 
Hope Smitherman  http://CraftyHope.com
Kari Asbury     https://www.instagram.com/kariasburyjewelry/
 
Shai Williams   http://www.shaihasramblings.com/
Betony Maiden   http://beadwenches.blogspot.com
 
Inge van Roos     http://ingetraud.wordpress.com
Kelly Hosford Patterson https://www.instagram.com/pyxeestyx/
 
Kristina Peck  http://tealeavesandtinyhats.blogspot.com/
Lori Schneider  http://beadaddicted.blogspot.com

Rosantia Petkova    http://bairozan.blogspot.bg/
Erika Price      http://erikaprice.co.uk 
 
Claire Fabian  http://saraccino.blogspot.de/
Rachel Mallis  http://www.sharpthingsblog.com
 
Deb Fortin     http://mhotistudio.blogspot.ca
Nicole Rennell   http://nicolerennell.com
 
Joanne Bell  https://joannetinks.wordpress.com/
Johana Nunez  http://www.artincendi.com
 
Sam Waghorn      http://palemooncreation.blogspot.co.uk
Natalie Davidson http://www.northshoredays.com/
 
Robin Reed     http://www.willowdragon.blogspot.com
Faye Wolfenden  http://torchfairy.blogspot.com
 
Karin King  http://maverickbeads.blogspot.ca
Divya      http://www.jewelsofsayuri.com
 
Rebecca White  http://morganafeycreations.wordpress.com
Palak Udeshi  http://kalaabhushan.blogspot.in
 
Seed Beaders 
Rebecca White  http://morganafeycreations.wordpress.com
Palak Udeshi  http://kalaabhushan.blogspot.in
 
Penny Houghton  http://smellynelly.blogspot.com.au
Krafty Max     http://www.kraftymax.net/blogposts/
 
Heather Canepa  http://www.desertjewelrydesigns.com
Ginger Bishop  http://lilmummylikes.blogspot.com
 
Katy Heider      http://onthepondcreations.blogspot.com/
Renetha Stanziano http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com/
 
Becky Pancake  http://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com/
Tina Pawass  https://freebirdsinnovations.blogspot.com

Mowse Doyle  http://www.midnight-leopard.com/
Tami Norris  https://www.instagram.com/taminorris79/
 
Minnette Miller    https://www.instagram.com/minnettemiller/
Veralynne Malone http://www.veradesigns.blogspot.com

16 comments:

  1. I love your handmade beige pieces with the black beads! Lovely. :)

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  2. Hi Michelle, I have admired your ceramic designs for quite a while now. Your bird is fantastic. He goes really well with the beads that you used from your swap. I would patina the owl to make him stand out better. The earrings that you made are fun.

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  3. I love that you made components to go with what you received. Your bird necklace is really lovely!

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  4. You did get some great beads. I am an earring person so I have to say I love your 2 pairs. Great designs!

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  5. Love your bird pendant and the necklace you made to go with it!

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  6. Beautiful designs!!! The bird necklace is to die for!!! Great Job!

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  7. It's fun to see how different what you sent is from what you received. I'm captivated by those earrings on the left.

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  8. What lovely makes! You've showcased that beautiful birdy to perfection.

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  9. I love that you paired the light brown with the black in each piece rather than doing one light piece and one or two dark ones. It really makes them stand out.

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  10. I didn't realise that light brown and black could go so wonderfully well together until I saw your pieces. great job

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  11. Michelle...what BEAUTIFUL pieces! I'm in love with the flower earrings...so dainty and cute! Job WELL done!
    Linda

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  12. Love your ceramic pieces. The necklace is beautiful! Lovely pieces.

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  13. The jewelry you've made looks earthy and natural - I like the choice of color for your clay pieces, it is the perfect match for the organic texture of the beads from your partner!

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  14. Love how you combined the black and brown, very organic, the bird is my fav. well done

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  15. Love how you used that bird focal! It's beautiful!

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  16. That bird focal!! I am in love, what great pieces!

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