Apr 7, 2017

Swap N Hop!!




I just love it when a hostess puts together a blog hop where we send beads and other goodies to a partner and we get wonderful things back in the mail.  Oh and then we get to create with the beauties sent to us by our partner.  It takes a lot of work and I want to thank our hostess Linda Anderson of Bead Peeps!



Just a reminder of the the wonderful  beads that my partner Bethony Maiden of From The Bead Board sent to me.  She actually made the polymer and the clasp.  I actually finished my designs a few weeks ago but I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to participate as I couldn't find my pieces.  Yeah it is definitely time to reorganize my studio.  Luckily I managed to find them last night.



Now I am a person that can normally take pretty much anything that a partner sends to me and come up with a design.  I am pretty eclectic in my style which isn't necessarily a good thing.  Bethony however managed to stump me with the sunflower.  I don't work with yellow that much or that bright green so I didn't have a thing to go with it.  And it is larger then what I usually work with.   So I pondered and pondered.  Then I finally asked myself why I was limiting myself to jewelry and I had that A-ha moment.  I have  friend that really likes sunflowers so I made her a wall hanging. 



And now I had to do justice to that gorgeous clasp and the gold polymer beads.  I also wanted to use some of the sari silk and who can resist carnelian?  I ended up with a double strand pearl necklace with some pizzazz. 

I still have quite a few beads left that will make themselves into other creations.  Thank you Betony!

Now this is a blog hop so be sure that you have a fresh cup of tea and a cozy seat to curl up on.  Now click on this link and it will lead you down to a wonderland of eye candy.  Oh wait!  Don't forget to leave comment so I know that you stopped by and opinions are always welcomed.

14 comments:

  1. Hi Shai, The sunflower wallhanging is truly inspired. It is really beautiful. You are right the pearl necklace has pizzazz. Even though I am not an orange person I would wear it in a heartbeat. Great job using your swap beads.

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  2. Oh, the wall hanging idea was genius! I bet your friend is going to love it. I know I'm smitten with it! And the necklace is lovely as well. So glad you found them in time to get some pictures taken! ha!! Have fun hopping!!

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  3. So glad you found them in time to share! As always your designs are fabulous! I was wondering how you would use the sunflower...such a great idea and I'm sure your friend will love it. The necklace is stunning!

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  4. The peach necklace is my favorite. I love all of the colors together.

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  5. I Love the wall hanging and your necklace is Fabulous!!! It has great color of course but also wonderful texture and movement!!!

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  6. What a great idea! The sunflower is perfect for a wall hanging. And what a glorious necklace, full of rich colours and warmth.

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  7. Shai I am so glad that you were able to make something with that ceramic sunflower. I love it is my favorite thing that she sent you and to be able to give it to a friend, I am sure it will make her day. As always your designs are beautiful, wonderful job working out of your comfort zone!

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  8. I love your wall hanging! Perfect use for that sunflower, cheery and bright.

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  9. Great idea to make a wall hanging! (I think that'd still be a gorgeous center of a necklace, too!) I also love your silky piece. I don't normally think of gold and red/orange together...but it totally works! GREAT PIECES!

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  10. I love the wall hanging - it's an accent that can brighten the room! The necklace is beautiful and I think the clasp deserved to be visible!

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  11. The sunflower wall hanging is a great idea, it could be used as a door charm as well to attract positive energy

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  12. Great work! I love all the color combos that you used in the second necklace!

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  13. love the pieces, the sunflower piece is awesome. Great idea

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