Sunday, April 7, 2019

Bead Peeps 2019 Swap n' Hop Reveal

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
Hope Smitherman
Seed Beaders

Please stay tuned for an amazing reveal....

I will be posting at 1:00 TODAY!

Saturday, April 6, 2019

2019 Bead Peeps 5th Annual Swap n Hop

So it has been 3 years since I participated in this annual Swap n Hop. I thought is was time to start making jewelry again and what better way to challenge me than this. 

Here is what I send my partner, Kristina Peck to make some amazing items out of.....

And this is what Kristina sent me to turn into lots of pretties.

One project done. This one really did challenge me a lot as I don't work with large beads very much. I think it turned out pretty good but can't show you until tomorrow along with all of the other pretties that have been created.
See you all tomorrow for the BIG REVEAL!!!!

Thursday, January 14, 2016


Hello everyone and Happy 2016 to all of you. Looks like I am sad to say that I have neglected my beautiful blog for a while now.

All that is going to change with the brand new year. So many wonderful things have happened and there are so many amazing new adventure to partake in that I'm just going to have to share it all peace by peace.

Sooooo hang tight for a little bit...I promise!!! and I will be back to share it all with you, starting with a Bead Peeps SWAP n HOP.
Aroma Pendent Necklace I designed and made. Center piece was made by Lennis Carrier.

Sunday, March 8, 2015


Hello everyone,

Oh how I have missed the world of creativity.  It seems like forever since I have posted anything about what I have been creating. I guess the best reason for this would be that I really have put my creativeness on the back burner to build to of my other businesses and concentrate on being a stronger Advocate for my special needs daughter who has Down Syndrome.

All of that leaves very little time to creative anything and I have to say that my thoughts are about to explode if I don't find a way to set them free.  So with that being said I do believe it is time to find a blog hop and join the festivities of creating something amazing from what is sent to me.

While I am searching for said Blog Hop please enjoy some of the pieces of jewelry that I have made this last year....

Sunday, September 14, 2014


WOW! What an year it has been. I have been busy with so many things in so many different directions that my poor blog has been left behind. Since things have quieted down a little and fall is here I can now share all the amazing things that I have done and tried to do over the past few months.
So sit tight and hang on for another week while I am in Utah learning many awesome things about Aromatherapy and how Essential Oils can help us every day. Here are a few things to check out until then........


              My Trees Of Life  Pendants

Bead USA Owl Swap Necklace

                                 Lampwork Dangle Earrings
     My Lampwork Trees

                DoTERRA Essential Oils and my Handmade Wire Wrapped Aroma Pendant....This was part of the Bead Swap - USA Chinese Auction that I just participated in this last August.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Summer Blog Hop 2013 hosted by Lisa Lodge

What an awesome privilege it has been to be a part of Lisa Lodge's Seasons Blog Hop.  Lisa sent us a combination of beads in a kit with a theme of one of the four seasons (there was room left for creative interpretation as well). We were instructed to use these beads in conjunction with other beads on our bead table (but to not purchase new beads).  Each participant would then create jewelry that reflected a season of the year, or a "season" in their life (first love, college days, etc). 
I chose to create my sets around Summer.

From this......

To these.....
I added strands of silk laced through chain, shells, metal spacers & charms, pearls, wire, metal findings and a handmade copper clasp.

Please check out the other wonderful artists who also joined this grand Blog Hop:

Your Hostess: Lisa Lodge, Grateful Artist 
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Cassi Paslick, Beads: Rolling Downhill
Stephanie Sanner Haussler, PixyBug Designs
Leah Mifflin Tees, My Beady Little Eyes
Karin Slaton, BackStory Beads
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution
Lori Jean Poppe, Lorillijean Creative Corner
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Eleanor Burian-Mohr, The Charmed Life
Alicia Marinache,  All the Pretty Things
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Lennis Carrier, Windbent
Erin Kenny, Beadifultherapy
Tanya Goodwin, A Work in Progress
Cilla Watkins, Tell Your Girlfriends
Renetha Williams Stanziano, Lamplight Crafts
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Sierra Barrett, Giraffe Can Has
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Shirley Jones Moore, Beads and Bread
Dawn Horner, Northern Adornments
Charlene Bausinger Jacka, Clay Space
Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Miranda Ackerley, Daze and Days

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

WOW! I was featured in Bead Chat Magazine!!

How Blessed I feel to have my jewelry published in the Bead Chat Magazine this month. As you know from my last post, I joined the Artisan Whimsy 5x5 Test Show Blog Hop where we were asked to design & create some awesome jewelry using Beach Glass Beads. The glass beads were sent to us from Bill at ZnetShows

Please take some time to check out Bead Chat Magazine and see all of the wonderful artists that submit their amazing work. You will find my design on page 62. I would also like to say thank you to the amazing ladies at Artisan Whimsy and Bead Chat Magazine for publishing my jewelry. This is my first item published. YAY!!!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Artisan Whimsy's 5 x 5 Test Group Blog Hop

  Let me tell you how excited I am to be a part of Artisan Whimsy's awesome 5 x 5 Test Group Blog Hop sponsored by ZnetShows. Bill from ZnetShows was gracious to offer to send those of us who were not chosen for the 5x5 Sea Glass Test Group a 5 pack of cultured sea glass to design with. Being rather excited about Beach Sea Glass, I went over to ZnetShow's wholesale site to check out what their Beach Sea Glass is. Please take time to check it out, as their process is a amazing way to recycle glass. 

   After exploring all of their goodies I decided to step up to the plate on this one and agreed to give it a try. Up until now I haven't worked with Beach Glass Beads directly and thought it would be a good challenge. Here are the pieces that I received. 

  And I hate to say that I really had I bit of a hard time coming up with any designs to make them into....designers block completely hit me.  So at the last minute, or should I say the last few days I was finally blessed with the following ideas and here they are.....
  Here I took the fish bone green beads and spaced them with cubed crystals. I wire wrapped two of the big beautiful blue beads and gave them a little twist. Added a few brass spacers, chain and a key the your heart charms. 
    And you just have to have some lovely earrings to go with it...

 Chunky bracelets are so awesome when they contain cool blue water chunky beads with a little copper and white mother of pearl shell beads. Reminds me of warm summer days at the beach....

     With the shell shaped beads I decided to pair
them up with gold tones and soft mother of pearl....
    I love adding just a little floral to my designs so next we have light blue flowers and dangling glass rectangles...... 
 and I mixed Mother of pearl frames, the green rectangle beach glass with a Artistic Silver wrapped Lucite & crystal center flower. The free flowing silver wire adds a little whimsy....

Thank you for joining me on the blog hop and a very big THANK YOU  to Bill from ZnetShows for giving me the opportunity to work with this awesome product.  Please click on the link below to visit the other awesome artists that joined me in this challenge.