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.
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!