Saturday, May 2, 2015

2015 Bead Peeps Swap N' Hop Reveal!

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The Dry Gulch gals are excited to reveal our creations for the 2015 Bead Peeps Swap N' Hop!  Hosted by Linda Anderson at FromtheBeadBoard.blogspot.com, the Bead Peeps Swap N' Hop is an event were we swap beads with our partners, create jewelry with the beads, and then reveal what we created!  For this Swap, Dry Gulch was partnered with Annica Larsson from Zestyfrog.wordpress.com.  We sent her a collection of pastel colored fibers, handmade pendants, lampwork and stones.  Annica sent us a great earthy mix of her own handmade ceramic beads and pendants.

  

Without further ado, here are our creations made with Annica's collection!  There are four of us Dry Gulch girls, and we each took pieces of Annica's swap mix and began creating. 

 

First up is Deborah's creation!  This necklace features Annica's Raku fired ceramic pendant and red leather.  Deborah added wooden cheetah print beads and crystal chain, and Cat stamped a small dangle charm that says "... Courage dear Heart...".

 

Next up is a necklace made by Gianna!  Using Annica's lampwork leaves and quartz drops, Gianna made a chain necklace using frames that she soldered together!  The frames were definitely tough to make, lots of filing and making sure the corners joined up well.  The little boxes give extra dimension to the electro-plated quartz.


Jennifer took several of the Czech glass beads and semi-precious stones that Annica sent and created a multi-strand bracelet.  So earthy!


Catherine created two pieces for the Swap!  The first showcases a handmade metal-smithed pendant made by Cat using sawing techniques on copper.  It also has little handmade ceramic drops from Annica.  Also included is leather, sea glass and vintage seam-binding ribbon.  Cat has been on an asymmetry kick lately, and this piece definitely shows that!


Catherine's second piece was made with the amethyst, wooly wire and geode slice from Annica.  Cat also added sea glass nuggets to the necklace.  This is Cat's favorite of the two, probably because purple is her favorite color!  The swirlies on the geode were made with iron wire.

Thank you to Annica for being our Swap partner!  And thank you to Linda Anderson for this fabulous event.  Hop on over to all the other Peeps' blogs and see what they're doing.  Thank you!


Bead Peeps Swap N Hop 2015 
Partner List  

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

 

Linda Anderson http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
Marica Zammit http://www.beadlovelies.com
Jessica Hocutt https://faithfamilyandadventure.wordpress.com
Kristina Hahn Eleniak http://www.peacockandlime.wordpress.com
Debbie Jeffries http://wordpress/debrasdivinedesigns/blog.com
Rosantia Petkova http://bairozan.blogspot.com/
Shalini Austin http://jewellerybyshalini.co.uk/my-blog/
Catherine La Vite http://drygulchbeadsandjewelry.blogspot.com
Annica Larsson http://zestyfrog.wordpress.com/
Lori Schneider http://beadaddicted.blogspot.com/
Divya N http://www.jewelsofsayuri.com
Mowse Doyle http://mowsemadethis.blogspot.com
Fay Wolfenden http://torchfairy.blogspot.com
Kathy Lindemer http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
Claire Fabian http://saraccino.blogspot.de/
Janice Warden Bergeron http://thejewelryroom.blogspot.ca
Natalie Davidson http://www.northshoredays.com
Deb Fortin http://www.studiok24.blogspot.ca
Inge von Roos http://ingetraud.wordpress.com
Karen Mitchell http://overthemoon-design.com
Robin Reed http://willowdragon.blogspot.com
Marie Covert http://thistledown-and-swaddlings.blogspot.com/
Alicia Marinache http://www.allprettythings.ca
Nan Smith http://www.wirednan.blogspot.ca
Johana Nunez http://artincendi.com
Kelly Hosford Patterson http://travelingsideshow.blogspot.com/
Lori Blanchard http://alainnjewelry.WordPress.com
Sue  Kennedy http://suebeads.blogspot.com
Shai Williams http://shaihasramblings.com
Niky Sayers http://silverniknats.blogspot.co.uk
Melissa Trudinger http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com
Candida Castleberry http://www.spunsugarbeadworks.blogspot.com
Erin Guest http://www.renlish.com
Nicole Rennell http://nicolerennell.com/blog
Ien Temaluru http://ienmaginationsjewelry.wordpress.com
Robin Showstack http://heartsdesiresjewelryforyou.blogspot.com/
Sam Waghorn http://palemooncreation.blogspot.co.uk
Marianne Baxter http://www.simplyseablimejewelry.blogspot.com
Elsie Deliz-Fonseca http://ladelizchica.blogspot.com
Shai Williams http://shaihasramblings.com
Lee Koopman http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com
Jayne Capps http://mamasgottodoodle.blogspot.com
Marti Conrad http://marticsclay.blogspot.com
Tina Bosh http://bookbug-somanybookssolittletime.blogspot.com/
Eleanor Thomas http://woolywireetc.blogspot.com
Jeanne Steck http://www.gemsbyjeannemarie.blogspot.com
Gloria Allen http://www.wingsandbeads.blogspot.com
Rachel Mallis http://www.mintmonarch.com/#!blog/c1jlz
Andrea Glick http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/
Stephanie Stamper http://skwds.blogspot.com
Chris Haussler http://pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com
Betony Maiden http://www.beadwenches.blogspot.com/
Kari Asbury http://hippiechickjewelrydesign.com/blog/
Jenny Kyrlach http://anafiassa.blogspot.com/
Colleen Foley http://colleenfoleycreations.blogspot.com
Marybeth Rich http://forestofjewels.blogspot.com/
Marcy Lamberson http://www.StudioMarcy.blogspot.com
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell http://www.deelitefuljewelrycreations.blogspot.com
Ginny Lones http://www.Skippingintotheunknown.blogspot.com
Maria Rosa Sharrow http://willowstreetshops.blogspot.com
Loretta Carstensen http://designsbyloretta.blogspot.com
Dolores Raml http://craftydscreations.wordpress.com
Michelle McCarthy http://www.fireflydesignstudio.blogspot.com
Louise McCormick-Glazier http://jewelrytreasuresbylouise.blogspot.com/
Heather Richter http://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com
Tammy Adams http://www.paisleylizard.com/blog/
Shirley Moore http://beadsandbread.blogspot.com
Seed Beaders
Susanne Stelljes http://pearlify.blogspot.de
Sheila Prosterman http://catswithbeads.blogspot.com
Pallavi Asher http://kalaabhushan.blogspot.in/
Jami Shipp http://celebratinglifewithdamamashipp.blogspot.com
Peggy Kosier http://www.kosydesigns.blogspot.ca/
Andra Weber http://andrasjoyfuljourney.blogspot.com
Catherine King http://catherines-musings.blogspot.com
Krafty Max http://kraftymax.com
Sierra Barrett http://giraffecanhas.wordpress.com
Lois Sherwood http://thiznthat5454blog.wordpress.com
Katy Heider http://onthepondcreations.blogspot.com
Rebecca Robertson   (White) http://morganafeycreations.121hub.com/
Heather Richter http://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com
Brandy Collier http://bhjewelry.wordpress.com
Stephanie Haussler http://www.pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com
Lori Blanchard http://alainnjewelry.WordPress.com
Kathleen Breeding http://99bobotw.blogspot.com
Becky Pancake http://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com
Renetha Stanziano http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com/
Tami Norris https://jewelrybytami.wordpress.com/
Ginger Bishop http://lilmummylikes.blogspot.com/
Peggy Johnson http://charmbarn.blogspot.com

54 comments:

  1. I love the Raku piece and of course Catherine's (from another Catherine who loves purple. Outstanding job ladies! You never cease to amaze us.

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  2. That first piece is BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  3. You have created some truly gorgeous pieces there ladies! Love how the sea glass makes the Amethyst 'pop' in the Geode necklace!. It has been such a pleasure working with you :) Thank you again!

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    1. It was truly an honor, thank you, thank you.

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  4. Each of you have a different passion for beading. What a great idea to combine multiple artists in one blog!! I'm not a purple person but the geode necklace is gorgeous!

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    1. Even though we are all part of the same family, we all do have very different tastes and styles that we like! Thank you for kind words.

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  5. what a lovely focal. I thought I didn't like sea glass butI have to rethink my position on it

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    1. It's definitely a versatile material!

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  6. VERY well done, ladies! I'd say my favorite is the purple piece. I LOVE orange and purple together, and the woolywire is BRILLIANT! =) I also drooled over the square components and druzy quartz - so delicious! Brilliant work, gals!

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

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    1. Thank you Linda! We had a blast making these. Thank you again for running such a fantastic Swap N Hop! Can't wait 'til next time!

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  7. What beautiful designs! They were all so different and incredible.

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  8. Every piece is brilliant and I especially in love with that purple and orange necklace. The iron wire work on the focal is divine.

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  9. Great pieces ladies! You each have such a different style makes it impossible to pick a favorite. Very nice job ladies!

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  10. What a gorgeous collection of pieces! All of them are so different, yet work so well together :) I love the colour combinations in all of the pieces and especially love the dragonfly copper piece!

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    1. Thank you very much. It was a lot of fun playing with all the different colors and mediums our partner swapped us!

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  11. All amazing pieces! Love that there were 4 different artists that could utilize the items so differently. Just don't ask me to pick a favorite!! I just fought with myself over which one it would be!

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    1. It was super neat seeing all of our different tastes come to life with this project! Thank you!

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  12. Fabulous job, ladies! I love how they are all by different designers, but still look like a family of pieces. Superb!

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  13. Wonderful work ladies. Such fabulous designs i love each and everyone of them.

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  14. I love purple so I am really drawn to the purple pieces. Everything is well done!

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  15. The dragonfly necklace and the purple - amber necklace with an intriguing wire stone settings are my favourites

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    1. Thank you for the kind comments Divya!

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  16. I cannot tell you how diverse and beautiful all of the pieces turned out. I love all the styles, colors and the varied techniques used. I couldn't choose a favorite as they are all drool worthy.

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    1. Thank you very much Maria! We definitely had a blast making these. :)

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  17. Love the dragonfly necklace. Everything turned out great and I love how several of you worked on the pieces

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  18. Love all your pieces, especially the one with the red heart.. well done!!

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  19. Very well done pieces, everything looks great!

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  20. Awesome to see four different approaches to the components you recieved. Loved all of them.

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    1. It was so much fun seeing all our different styles emerge!

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  21. Beautiful pieces all. Cat's purple necklace is my favorite.

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  22. I love Annica's earthy pieces and you made such beautiful things to showcase them. Each and every one is just a work of art. Will always think the La Vite team is A # 1 !!!

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    1. Same here Miss Suzie! We loved our bead mix. Thank you for the kind words!

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  23. How lovely that you each got a chance to make something with the soup! It's fascinating to see how your individual styles differ!

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  24. What unique and wonderful creations! I love when each piece is so unique! Thank you for sharing these pieces!

    Palak ( PallaviAsher)

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  25. Fabulous creations! I love the colors, the little dangles, mixed media and asymmetry - I like them all! What I especially like about Catherine's asymmetrical necklace with the metal-smith pendant is that is is detachable. I made something for the swap in the same line of thinking :)

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    1. Too cool! We do love asymmetry. Thank you for stopping by!

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  26. Gorgeous pieces - I love how each one of you has such a distinctive style; your stash was amazingly rich and so are the final pieces. Beautiful all around!

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    1. Thank you Alicia! It's amazing how all different we are, even though we're one big family that learned from each other!

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  27. Gorgeous creations! I love how you combine the materials and you've created wonderful master pieces.

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