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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Bead Peeps Swap N Hop 2015 SEED BEAD EDITION!!

UPDATE!! Susanne Stelljes is not feeling well. Let us hope she is able to hop! Here is her blog

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                                                                    earrings to delight

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Still working

    Linda Anderson did us all proud on this blog hop. As you all know she put in a lot of work selecting our partners, getting us all ready for this big day and taking on,is it two, is it three partners on top of that. I’ve been folowing her adventures in her blog.
    My partner was Susanna Stelljes. WE can’t even speak each others languages but we managed to communicate. Ok we communicated in English, its me that can’t speak her language. Here is a link to her blog, which is managed in a completely different way than mine, and maybe yours. she chose to organize her blog with pictures, so you get the ig picture right away and then you can go in and look at all the little pictures
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    I organized mine around words. words mean more to me that pictures. Although I write daily, I’m never as good with them as I want to be. One of my other social media delights is playing words with friends. 
    Here are the jewelries I made for the blog hop. Thanks to the bright ,opalescent colors Susanne sent they are more exuberant than my usual. First up are the earrings. I so enjoyed making them. I sat down and made them the day I received my beads. I think they are the best earrings I have ever made. 
    Next is the curvy pearly bracelet. Such lovely colors. This bracelet has already found a home.
    Then I made a bugle bead bracelet with a knotted clasp. I cannot say this idea was mine, I saw someone else make  a bracelet this way. but I did not get who they were. However the idea stayed with me as I am always looking for good new ideas for bugle beads. Bugle beads are surprisingly useful and right now they are my favorite bead.I also started a  but haven’t finished it. The same for the little beaded bead. I just enjoyed all those colors and beads so much.
    Last is a celadon bracelet, a bangle with no clasp. Here I used a trick I have seen used in commercial jewelry. Stretchy thread. I made an inch of beadwork with it so the bracelet will slide over your hand. I toyed with ideas of various sorts of embellishment but the supreme simplicity of the monotone effect was so pleasing I left it simple.

    As you can tell from everything I had a wonderful time with this blog hop. Now I’m off to the hopping part to check out what everyone else made. By the way, I'm recommending you start with the seed beaders. That's where all the excitement is!

Detail from bracelet, a la Diane Fitzgerald

Bead Peeps Swap N Hop 2015 
Partner List  
 Our Hostess: Linda Anderson from http//
Linda Anderson
Marica Zammit
Linda Anderson
Jessica Hocutt
Kristina Hahn Eleniak
Debbie Jeffries http://wordpress/debrasdivinedesigns/
Rosantia Petkova
Shalini Austin
Catherine La Vite
Annica Larsson
Lori Schneider
Divya N
Mowse Doyle
Fay Wolfenden
Kathy Lindemer
Claire Fabian
Janice Warden Bergeron
Natalie Davidson
Deb Fortin
Inge von Roos
Karen Mitchell
Robin Reed
Marie Covert
Alicia Marinache
Nan Smith
Johana Nunez
Kelly Hosford Patterson
Lori Blanchard
Sue Kennedy
Shai Williams
Niky Sayers
Melissa Trudinger
Candida Castleberry
Erin Guest
Nicole Rennell
Ien Temaluru
Robin Showstack
Sam Waghorn
Marianne Baxter
Elsie Deliz-Fonseca
Shai Williams
Lee Koopman
Jayne Capps
Marti Conrad
Tina Bosh
Eleanor Thomas
Jeanne Steck
Gloria Allen
Rachel Mallis!blog/c1jlz
Andrea Glick
Stephanie Stamper
Chris Haussler
Betony Maiden
Kari Asbury
Jenny Kyrlach
Colleen Foley
Marybeth Rich
Marcy Lamberson
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell
Ginny Lones
Maria Rosa Sharrow
Loretta Carstensen
Dolores Raml
Michelle McCarthy
Louise McCormick-Glazier
Heather Richter
Tammy Adams
Shirley Moore

Seed Beaders
Susanne Stelljes
Sheila Prosterman
Pallavi Asher
Jami Shipp
Peggy Kosier
Andra Weber
Catherine King
Krafty Max
Sierra Barrett
Lois Sherwood
Katy Heider
Rebecca Robertson   (White)
Heather Richter
Brandy Collier
Stephanie Haussler
Lori Blanchard
Kathleen Breeding
Becky Pancake
Renetha Stanziano
Tami Norris
Ginger Bishop
Peggy Johnson

Labels: Bead Peeps, Swap N Hop 

Celedaon simplicity


Divya N said...

Such whimsical pieces! pretty! But I am so much in love with your cat that I cant look properly at anything else :D

Becky Pancake said...

Hi Shiela, The earrings and bracelet are both great. The pearls you chose for accents really make it stand out.

ZenithJade said...

Lovely jewelry! I adore what you've made!


motidana said...

Love, love, love all the beautiful combinations you've created in these pieces.

Unknown said...

Hi Shiela, i love the detail on your bracelet . Thanks for the close up image. It has a beautiful organic feel to it.
The earrings do indeed delight. :)
PS your cat is just adorable.

Shalini Austin Metalsmith said...

Oh how sweet, how cute, how pretty!
The jewellery is not bad either! ;-)

You have done a great job on your pieces. Just the right kind of colours to brighten up my day. And I think your cat has the sweetest eyes.

Tammy Adams said...

Wonderful designs. I always admire seed bead designs for the patience and dedication it must take. And yours look amazing.

Unknown said...

Beautiful beadwork! I love the green bracelet with the blue pearls....stunning Also love that last bracelet made with bugle beads. I looks like some kind of prehistoric insect! Very cool!

Linda A. said...

OooOoOO! I love that green piece with the pearls! It's so classic and gorgeous! I also love the unfinished red friend - SO much fun! Great job!


Unknown said...

Very nice pieces, absolutely love the bird dangle earrings! Nice work!

Rachel said...

Wow! Those earrings are so gorgeous, and the bracelet is really cool!

Dry Gulch said...

These are absolutely beautiful designs! Super creative!

anafiassa said...

Lovely pieces! I am very impressed by your work with seed beads--something I still struggle with. Nicely done! :)

Maire of Thistledown said...

I love the swirls and pearls bracelet what are you doing with the celadon simplicity? I want to see it if you add to it!!
Your work is really fun and fanciful, and you are right, the seed beaders is where it's at!

bairozan said...

The imagination you put into your pieces is admirable! Indeed, seed beading seems to allow for such a diversity of shapes!

bairozan said...

I'm not quite sure my comment was saved - I was saying that seed beads allow for a variety of shapes, incorporated into a single item and you have made a good use of this :) I am also hoping to see what you make of the other intricate components!

Anonymous said...

Very unique....I've never seen that technique used on a bracelet....would love to see what you do with that beaded bead(?)

Miz Mowse said...

The earrings are whimsical and delightful ! Was caught up in all the motion of the bracelet.
Well done !

Unknown said...

The lime green bracelet is very interesting. I love the sporadic center piece.

fay ................................................... said...

Love the bracelet..great colours.. well done