Saturday, April 8, 2017

Bead Peeps Swap N' Hop 2017 Big Reveal


Welcome to the 3rd Annual Bead Peeps Swap N' Hop Reveal!  We partner up with another blogger, SWAP a collection of beads, CREATE with our Swap beads and then HOP everyone's participating blogs to see what they created too.


This year we were partnered with Barbara Ann Price of Colorcopia Jewelry Designs.  As a fun twist this year, Barbara used Instagram to post her Swap collection.  You can find her Instagram account here: https://www.instagram.com/colorcopiajewelrydesigns/  Barbara sent a gorgeous mix of turquoise, green, black and white handmade lampwork beads and sterling silver findings (seen in the photo above).  


Above you can see what we sent to our partner Barbara.  She works almost exclusively in colorful designs, so we wanted to challenge her by sending a Swap collection of stones and hand forged copper pieces in a color range of purples, earthy tones and mauves.  


Our biggest challenge this year during the 3rd Annual Swap N' Hop was just finding time to create!  Between shows and events, it was tough finding time to just sit down and put our creative hats on.  However, we thoroughly enjoyed playing with the yummy turquoises and spring greens that our partner sent us.  Now, on to the collection of fun-ness that we created with our Swap goodies!

 
Deborah hand knotted this striking necklace using lampwork beads from Barbara.  These beads, created by artist Régis Teixera, are paired with vintage glass, crystals and sea glass.  The focal features a vintage chandelier crystal and a sterling silver hand-wrapped ring by artist Barbara Gumerson.  This necklace was a tough one for Deborah because of the very modern-looking lampwork beads, but she is very happy with the end result!


  
 
Gianna, who is our resident seed beader, made this fabulous design!  She used Barbara's enameled beads, baby lampwork spacers, aqua dagger beads and sterling silver toggle in this extravagant necklace inspired by the ocean.  She was dreaming of summer days by the water, so she created the sea horse pendant by drawing it out on a suede background and then filling it with seed beads and a crystal rivoli.


This white and black necklace was made by Jennifer and features lampwork beads also from Barbara.  Jennifer wire-wrapped filigree beads, rings, crystals and even the clasp in this necklace, and the focal features a collage of vintage washer parts, a brooch and rusted key for a touch of shabby style.  She also made lightweight earrings to match.


Finally, we have Catherine's creation.  We've been playing with leather bracelets and tassels lately, so she paired Barbara's Greek Mykonos silver triangle beads and green lampwork with leather and wire for a funky leather wrap bracelet.  This bracelet is also long enough to wear as a necklace!  The feather featured is a Dry Gulch original too.


We'd like to send a big thank you to Linda for this year's Swap N' Hop, and a thank you to our partner Barbara for all of the goodies she sent.  Don't forget to check out all of the participating blogs and Instagram accounts below!


Linda Anderson - Hostess - #BeadPeepsSwapNhop17
http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com  
  
  
Non-Seed Beaders    
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


34 comments:

  1. All of the designs y'all created are just yummy. They are distinctive with their own styles, but each is gorgeous in its own right. I cannot even pick a favorite! Beautifully done, all of you!

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    1. Awww, thank you so much! We love to see what different creations we all come up with.

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  2. Deborah's necklace is right up my alley as the aqua color family is my favorite. The beads that she chose as accents to the lampwork are perfect. Gianna's seahorse necklace is playful. It definitely says summer and water. I like the focal that Jennifer created. Catherine your bracelet is wonderful. Great job ladies on using your swap beads.

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    1. Thank you so much!! We all really have different styles and it's fun to see what differences we create.

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  3. All of these designs are Stellar!! I love parts of all of them!! Great Job Ladies!! Be Blessed!

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  4. Omg that Seahorse!!! Absolutley fabulous!

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  5. Wow! Everything is wonderful. Such skill and imagination ladies!

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  6. Stunning! They are all so gorgeous, great job ladies!

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  7. Ladies you are all amazing. Everything is beautiful but I have to say that the bracelet with the feather is my favorite!

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    1. Thank you Robin!! Catherine loved making that piece, she got to play with mixed metals and textures.

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  8. The seahorse is AWESOME, but that first necklace stole the show. I can't figure out why, but it is captivating. Literally scrolled up 3 times to look at it again.

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    1. Why thank you for the kind words Ginger. <3

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  9. Oh my goodness me! What an array of talent! Being a seed beader I fell instantly in love with the little seahorse and named him Rory.

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    1. Gianna says she likes that name! Thank you for stopping by. :)

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  10. Wow, such a fantastic array of pieces and each one is so beautiful

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  11. How fun to have so many different people designing with what was swapped! Very unique pieces and all so very different from each other. The seahorse is AMAZING!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Maria!

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  12. Ho-LY AMAZING Batman! Such GORGEOUS pieces and all so different! My favs are all of them. I can't pick one over another...they're just INCREDIBLE! well done ladies!

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    1. Thanks Linda! It's amazing how different we all are. Thank you so so much for another great Swap - we can't wait to see you next year!

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  13. All pieces are so different and so beautiful! I love the flow and the dreamy colors of the knotted necklace. The sea horse is a masterpiece in itself and, again, the summery colors are so attractive! I like the details in the vintage necklace that enhance the antique feel of the piece! And the necklace to wrapped leather bracelet is so modern and has a lot of texture with so many interesting sectors!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and commenting!! Happy to hear you liked all of the pieces. :)

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  14. Love all of the designs, but the ones with blue & green are my fav.

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  15. I love seeing the variety in all your pieces!

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  16. What wonderful designs, so many beautiful pieces and techniques used. fabulous reveal.

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments Sam!

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  17. All those pieces are gorgeous! Way to go ladies!

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