A very big thank you to Linda Anderson for putting this AMAZING SWAP n HOP on!!!
Today is the big day and although I had a few technical difficulties in getting my pictures loaded, I am happy to reveal all of the wonderful pretties I made from the beads I received from Kristina Peck. Here are the beads she sent me along with the ones I send her.
Go over to her blog link and check out all of the awesome items she has made with some of these beads.
So, I have to admit that this swap was a bit of a challenge for me as I haven't made much jewelry in about a year, with work and now going back to college to get my Associates Degree. Busy, Busy, Busy!
The first item I tackled was to make the this necklace with the beautiful custom made beads Kristina send me. I know she purchased them from another artist, but I am now sure of their name. They are beautiful. I used some of my crystal beads and metal findings from my stash to completed the rest along with a pair of earrings to match. I really thought this was going to be harder to design because I don't use a lot of larger focal beads in my jewelry pieces. Once I got started everything just flowed together.
The next item I put together was this adorable three strand bracelet. I used almost everything that Kristina sent me for this item. I really needed to make something that will help it feel more like spring.
I had a few leaves left and had to continue with the spring theme by added in some flowers to make this sweet and simple toggle cluster.
I still have the pearls, and some of the other beads left to make a few more items out of. This challenge has really helped me get back into what I enjoy the most. Designing and Creating!!!
Thank you for checking out my designs and attending this years Swap n' Hop. Please leave a comment below to let me know what you think.
Here are links to the other AWESOME designer for you to check out.
Non Seed Beaders