Category: Blog Hops

Bead Soup Blog Party – Reveal Day

 

Hello Everybody!

Today is the reveal day for de Bead Soup Blog Party 2017.  For this party my partner is Karin King and she is from Canada.  This BSBP 2017  (Hosted by Lori Ardenson) is a little bit more different than the previous parties.  For this occasion, instead of send new art beads, we have to select from these beads that  you have been hoarding for a while.  Very interesting… right? Soon, 🙂 Lets see what Karin sent me. 🙂

 

I love the color combination and the lampwork beads.  And look at those head pins!!!  I really fall in love with my bead soup.  Now, I wan to show you the bead soup I sent to Karin….

I sent her few art beads that I’ve bee hoarding for a while…. specially that Jade Scott pendant.  And why not, some enameled filigree beads 🙂

 

And now…. I wan to share with you what I create with the bead soup Karin sent me.  Hope you like it. 🙂

First… I designed a chocker style necklace with the lampwork beads……

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My second piece is a another necklace, but this time is a long one… Using the vintage beads she sent me and adding some enameled filigree bead from my own stash..

 

 

 

And finally two pairs of earrings 🙂

 

 

Well, this is all for now!  Hope you like the designs and don’t forget to visit Karin King Blog and the rest of the participants Here.

See you!! 🙂

Bead Peeps Swap N Hop 2017… Introducing My Partner – Janne Louvaine Beel

It’s time to get things running and a new blog hop is here. The Bead Peeps Swap N Hope 2017. This blog hop is hosted by Linda Arderson from Cherry On Top Designs. And for this year my partner is the sweet lady Joanne Louvaine Beel from Durham, England and she is the creator of Twinnkiedinky.   You can access her Etsy Shop here and see her beautiful work.

As may you notice, this is the first time my partner and I have much in common. Not only our names looks similar, but also our inspiration to create.  Here are some of the beautiful jewelry designs and components that Joanne create.

 

 

Gorgeous wings!!!  I love Them!!

 

Here you can see…… Flowers!!!

 

You can support her work following her Facebook Fan Page and you can read more about about Joanne’s Blog.  Now its time to swap beads and have so much fun.  Hope to  see on my next post revealing what we create.

 

Bead Peeps Swap N Hop 2016 Reveal Day

Finally the day is here… Reveal Day! 🙂  First of all is you want to read the first part of this story click here to meet my lovely partner Kari Asbury from Hippie Chick Design.  So first of all I want to show you what I sent to Kari….

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Bead Peeps Swap N Hop

First of all, I create a summer theme for Kary.  I design the mermaid clasp with some pearls and corals and some starfish like clasp and earrings or connectors.  Additionally I create a teardrop pure copper chain, add some czech beads and enameled beads.  Everything in bright and joyful colors.

Now, I want to show you what Kari sent me 🙂

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Beads Peeps Swap N Hop 2016

 

Immediately I received my beads I fall in love with everything.  The wood and the ceramic beads colors are just perfect.  The first bead that catch my eyes was the wood beads with Alice in wonderland theme.  I personally enjoy and love Alice in wonderland story; mostly, the recently Disney movie.

And here are the photos of what I create!

 

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Bead Peeps Swap N HopI really had fun working with the beads.  I feel free when I use fabrics, leather, ceramic beads and copper wire.  I love to add whimsy touches for every design.

 

Well, I hope you enjoy this post.  Please don’t forget to visit the Kari’s blog to see what she create with the beads I sent to her.

See until the next time. 🙂

Bead Peeps Swap N Hop 2016… Introducing My Partner


It’s time to get things running and a new blog hop is here. The Bead Peeps Swap N Hope 2016. This blog hop is hosted by Linda Arderson from Cherry On Top Designs. And for this year my partner is the sweet lady Kari Asbury from Hippie Chick Jewelry & Designs.  Here are some of the beautiful jewelry designs that Kari create.

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To meet each other a little bit more, we answered some guide questions that Linda gave us for this challenge.  And look what Kari answered.

Why or how did you get started making jewelry?
I started making beaded wine and champagne glasses as gifts in 2000. I really enjoyed working with beads so I started to try a few simple stringing techniques. My business officially started in 2003 and shortly after that I discovered my true love, ART beads! I also started to move away from simple stringing into more wire wrapping and mix-media techniques.

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What style(s) of jewelry do you like to make?
I really like to experiment…my creativity is driven mostly by my mood. I think my work would best be described as bohemian with a bit of rustic style mixed in.

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What materials do you prefer to use (and which ones do you avoid?
I will experiment with any type of materials except seed beads…I only use them for filler once in a while in large holed beads. Otherwise I am game to try any materials.

What techniques do you prefer (and are there any you don’t like)?
I love to try new techniques! I often look for new things to try in my jewelry to keep things fresh and keep my muse creative. I don’t do any seed beads, bead weaving or wire weaving…tried it, hated it!

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What colors do you use most, and which do you run screaming from?
I really love all colors. I enjoy trying new color variations and tend to make a point to find ways to use a color if I feel especially challenged by it. I do tend to gravitate towards purples, greens and blues. Those would be my absolute favorites to work with.

 

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Other random trivia:
I am a wife and mother of 2 grown children. I am also mom to several dogs and 2 cats…and I say mom because they are part of the family! I love to create, learn, spend time with family and cooking and baking…homemade cheesecake…YUM!

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I really enjoy this interview… don’t you? and every single photo of those beautiful designs that Kari create.  Delight yourself seeing beautiful design and supporting her job clicking here.  See on my next post revealing what Kari send me and what I create.

See ya’ll

 

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