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


  1. You got busy! Love your necklace, nice job on all.

  2. Beautiful work! I like both the classic line of the first necklace and also the playfulness of the cluster necklace but the bracelet is definitely my favorite piece of all!

  3. the black necklace is simple and elegant but hte bohemian bracelet is what really catches my eye

  4. Love your 3 strand bracelet - so boho!

  5. Lori - I'm SO PROUD OF YOU! You did an INCREDIBLE job! I'd have never known what to do with that large focal... But you did a beautiful job! I'm totally in love with your 3 strand bracelet....It's so bright and fun! Fantastic work!

  6. Love the simple elegance of the black necklace. The spring pieces are just perfect as I think many of us need a reminder it's coming...eventually...