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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Bead Peeps Swap N Hop


Sunday was the reveal of the Swap N Hop, I was away at a Workshop, arrived home only to find a very close cousin has passed. Two of my staff are out sick so I am posting late. I hate when people commit to a hop and never post so I hope later than never is acceptable my fellow designers. This swap is hosted by Linda Anderson with aproxamately 53 designers in tow. This swap and Hop held many challenges for me. I am a pink girl, my favorite colors to design with, Pink, Purple, and greens. My favorite metals Vintage Brass in Brass Ox. I Luv pearls and gemstones and Artisan beads. I love sparkle and shine.
      My partner is Teresa Schurter whom I have found to be cheerful at all times, regardless of the Pitfalls life throws her way. She is a stay at home wife, and mother, and a designer at TreeZ's. Treasurs 
Teresa Schurter's Profile Photo
Teresa designed these pieces

 

This is the reminder of that beautiful box Teresa made and sent holding supplies:
Beads in Orange, bronze, brown, and white. Copper Jump rings, not the pink face, its just been laying on my messy work table for about a year now. Smh, I digress. The little baggies of beads are labeled Korean, Czech or Japanese


The focals were either Polymer clay flowers or a Polymer cabachon in a Brass mount which is actually two sided and the attached bail is copper. So I chose this Brass focal instead of the Polymer flowers as I am a mostly Vintage brass lover. Her color of choice for me was Orange, Her metal of choice for me, was mixed, Copper and bronze.  These colors and metals represented to me a challenge within a challenge.

Copper Links, Matching polymer beads and Copper handmade clasp
Flip side of Polymer Focal which Teresa herself has made.

So as you see I am adding the tiny beads made by Teresa to the Jump rings she also made. Blue, Orange, white and Green are in the pendant, Blue and white will be  Major contributing colors in my design since this is spring time of the year. So first we need mixed metal Earrings, and finally a neck piece.  I do not like matchy matchy, but coordinating complimentary pieces that mix well.

These earrings have the same filigree, but one in brass ox and the other is copper to represent the mixed metals.



I used the Clasp as indicated in the challenge 

I used a Copper and a Brass Ox connector of the same design:



Teardrop Sea Glass from my stash






To see what my Partner made, click here Teresa Schurter Join the rest of the Hop here or below:

HOSTESS: Linda Anderson http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com 
Natalie Davidson http://www.northshoredays.com/ 
Marcy Lamberson http://www.studiomarcy.blogspot.com 
Kathy Lindemer http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/ 
 Dita Basu http://www.alankarshilpa.blogspot.com 
 Andrea Glick http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/ 
Kristina Peck http://tealeavesandtinyhats.blogspot.com/ 
Shai Williams http://www.shaihasramblings.com/ 
Catherine La Vite http://www.drygulchbeadsandjewelry.blogspot.com/ 
Christina Hickman http://vintagetreasuresjewelry.blogspot.com/ 
YOU ARE HERE: gloria allen http://wingsandbeads.blogspot.com 
Teresa Schurter http://treezstreazurs.com/ 
Maria Rosa Sharrow http://willowstreetshops.blogspot.com 
Susan Kelly http://mimismilesdesigns.blogspot.com 
Jenny Kyrlach http://anafiassa.blogspot.com/ 
Michelle McCarthy http://www.fireflydesignstudio.blogspot.com 
Terry Jeanette Carter http://tappingflamingo.blogspot.com 
Lee Koopman http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com 
Laurie Vyselaar https://lefthandjewelry.wordpress.com 
Marianne Baxter http://simplyseablimejewelry.blogspot.com 
Divya N http://www.jewelsofsayuri.com 
Kelly Hosford Patterson http://travelingsideshow.blogspot.com/ 
Johana Nunez http://www.artincendi.com 
Kari Asbury http://hippiechickjewelrydesign.com/blog 
ROBIN REED http://www.willowdragon.blogspot.com 
Kristina Hahn Eleniak http://www.peacockandlime.wordpress.com 
Robin Lynne Showstack http://heartsdesiresjewelryforyou.blogspot.com/ 
Rosantia Petkova http://bairozan.blogspot.com/ 
Claire Fabian http://saraccino.blogspot.de/ 
Inge von Roos https://ingetraud.wordpress.com 
Rachel Mallis http://mintmonarch.com 
Sam Waghron http://palemooncreation.blogspot.co.uk 
Lori Schneider http://beadaddicted.blogspot.com 
Fay Wolfenden http://torchfairy.blogspot.com
  
SEEDERS 
Suse Stelljes http://pearlify.blogspot.de 
Ginger Bishop http://www.lilmummylikes.blogspot.com 
Nelly May http://www.smellynelly.blogspot.com 
Rebecca White http://morganafeycreations.121hub.com/ 
sheila Prosterman http://catswithbeads.blogspot.com 
Catherine King http://catherines-musings.blogspot.com 
Palak (aka Pallavi Asher) http://kalaabhushan.blogspot.in/ 
Krafty Max http://kraftymax.net 
Renetha Stanziano http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com/ 
Becky Pancake http://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com 
Katy Heider http://onthepondcreations.blogspot.com/ 
Deborah Apodaca http://deborahapodacadesigns.blogspot.com/ 
Heather Richter http://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com/ 
Tami Norris https://tamisdesigns.wordpress.com 
Brandy Scozzari http://bhjewelry.wordpress.com 
Catherine King http://catherines-musings.blogspot.com 
Kathleen Breeding https://www.facebook.com/99BOBOTW/ 
Veralynne Malone http://veradesigns.blogspot.com 
Bobbie Rafferty http://beadsong.blogspot.com 
Lori Blanchard http://alainnjewelry.wordpress.com

6 comments:

  1. You did the right thing - better late than never! Besides, you had some fun with jewelry making, right? I like what you did with the colors out of your comfort zone and especially the focal as it is two-sided with very different two sides!

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  2. lovely pieces. I like that you were able to mix the metals. I've never succeeded at that.

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  3. I am sorry for your loss. You did an amazing job with your great STASH!! ~KM http://www.kraftymax.net/bead-peeps-swap-n-hop-2016/

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  4. Wow Gloria, What a huge shock to come from the fun of the workshop to such sad news. I'm so sorry that you had to face that loss. You made a really beautiful necklace and I LOVE the blue mixed in!
    Enter it in the Dry Gulch Challenge!
    I hope you and your family find comfort in the days to come.

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  5. Lovely set Gloria! You did a great job especially feeling so challenged with the colors and metals in your goodies. I am so sorry for you and you family with the loss of your cousin...I hope you are all able to find peace and comfort in the coming days. {{hugs}}

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  6. Wonderful pieces defiantly better late than never. You made some beautiful jewellery at a difficult time.xx

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