Bead Peeps 2019 Swap n' Hop Reveal
Just to recap, these are the beads I gave (left) and received (right) from my partner Lori Jean Poppe. There was so much to work with I hardly knew where to begin! But I did get four pieces done and several more are designed and ready to be made. I made two pairs of earrings and two necklaces thus far. I would have gotten started on more, but my hours at work increased over the past month and it's been a rough adjustment. Anywho, ON TO THE PICTURES!
These were the first earrings I made. I really wanted to showcase the gorgeous glass beads Lori gave me. I used silver cones, as well as some silver spacers on the ends from my own stash.
This is the second piece I made. The only part of it from the swap is that awesome little piece of sea glass. I used wooden and glass beads to make an asymmetrical necklace. It may be taken apart later,I'm not sure if I like it 100%
I love these earrings! I had never made tassels before, and wasn't sure I liked them. I used the pink/brown ribbon,brass cones and some wire to put these together. I've already gotten compliments on them.
Last, but certainly not least, this final necklace. The only part of this not from the swap are the stick pearls and the chain. I used the purple rondelles and yellow bicones as spacers and made the focal from the glass bead, flowers and tear drop dangles. I really enjoy this piece. Designing it was a bit of guess work at times, but a random day off gave me the space and time to work out the colors properly.
That's all from me for now. I will be posting these on Instagram, which I'm hoping will be a more convenient way to post jewelry. I will also post my completed WIPS these, such as a spring necklaces using the bird and butterfly charms, as well as some bracelet ideas. I hope you all enjoy the Hop and I look forward to seeing what y'all make!