I about swooned when one of friends, Rita of Jewel School Friends, announced that she was going to host a blog hop featuring Chicklet Beads from Sue Beads. If you recall, I had the pleasure of working with these wonderful beads when I participated in a blog hop hosted by Art Jewelry Elements back in May. Just click here to check out the fun necklace I made then.
Anyways, I signed up just as soon as I saw the call for this blog hop because I wanted to get some more of these delightful beads and make a bracelet this time around. So I asked Sue to make me some up and let her choose the colors. And that is just what I did.
But what came first was this necklace. I playing around with some patina and ended up with triangle with a deep sapphire/aqua color to it that I adored but it needed something more to really make it a stand out focal. And wouldn't you know, that I had a Chicklet of just the color ordered. It's almost like Sue had a crystal ball.
I added in some crystal, brass and gorgeous apatite which I think is one of my new favorite stones. I knotted it all up on some Irish waxed linen. I have gotten a lot of nice compliments on this necklace and Rita is so right. Choosy chics do choose chicklets.
Let's not forget the bracelet however. After all, that is why I joined this hop. This time around, I made the focal using one of Sue's chicklets and a couple of polymer beads made by Andrew Thorton. Don't they look like they were made for each other?
I also added some Czech beads, crystal, ceramic and seed beads to the mix and knotted it all up on Irish waxed linen. The clasp is a fun one of aged brass. The colors are perfect for this coming autumn. I have worn this bracelet for a day and can attest to how comfortable it really is. If interested in purchasing just click here.
I still have a few chicklets left so I am sure that you will be seeing them make an appearance here and there. I do want to thank both Rita and Sue for giving me a reason to pick up more of these delightful beads. (And yes, Sue has some left and does take special orders.) This has to be one of the funniest hops that I have joined in a while. You know...great beads and great company...
Now speaking of great company... be sure to check out what everyone else has made with their chicklets.
Guest of Honor & Featured Artist: Susan Kennedy
Sue Kennedy's blogs: SueBeads...A Beady Girl's blog
Art Jewelry Elements
Sue Kennedy's website SueBeads
SueBeads Art Beads SueBeads
Toltec Jewels http://www.JewelSchoolFriends.com
Linda Anderson http://fromthebeadboard.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Reno http://jenrenjewelry.blogspot.com/
Shirley Moore http://beadsandbread.blogspot.com/
Kristen Stevens http://kristen-beadjourney.blogspot.com
Marybeth Rich http://forestofjewels.blogspot.com
Jael Thorp http://jaelsjewels.blogspot.com/
Melissa Trudinger http://Beadrecipes.wordpress.com
Andrea Glick http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/
Nan Smith http://wirednan.blogspot.com
Blanca Medina www.peru-medesigns.com
Shai Williams http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com
Carolyn Lawson http://Carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com
Rana Wilson http://Ranaleadesigns.blogspot.com
Robin Reed http://willowdragon.blogspot.com
Robin Showstack http://heartsdesiresjewelryforyou.blogspot.com/
Sheila Prosterman http://catswithbeads.blogspot.com
Karla Morgan http://Texaspepperjams.blogspot.com
Kari Asbury http://hippiechickdesign.blogspot.com
Kelly Rodgers https://www.facebook.com/BeadinBlackBlue
Jayne Capps https://mamasgottodoodle.blogspot.com/
Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi https://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com/
Heather Richter http://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com
Chris Eisenberg www.wanderware.blogspot.com
Kathleen Breeding http://www.zibbet.com/99BottlesofBeadsontheWall
Linda Landig http://lindalandig.wordpress.com
Crystal Thain http://beaddragons.blogspot.com/
Cheri Reed http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com
Heather d-Entremont http://frugalmadougall.wordpress.com/
Dini Bruinsma http://angazabychanges.blogspot.com/
Lori Schneider http://www.beadaddicted.blogspot.com/
Tammy Adams http://www.paisleylizard.com/blog.html
Melinda Orr http://bandanagirl.indiemade.com/blog
Lennis Carrier http://windbent.wordpress.com/
Cynthia Machata http://antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com
Elizabeth Hodges http://thewhisperingseas.blogspot.com
Debbie Rasmussen http://kepirasmussen.blogspot.com/
Tanya McGuire http://tanyamcguire.blogspot.com/
Charlie Jacka http://clay-space.com/blog/
Ev Shelby http://raindropcreationsbyevelyn.blogspot.com/
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson http://sharylsjewelry.blogspot.com/
Jasvanti Patel http://jewelrybyjasvanti.blogspot.com