Wings and Beads

Wings and Beads
Wear Old It's New Again

Saturday, April 8, 2017


I am always excited to visit a hop and this one is no different. My partner is Ally Asato
Here is a Reminder of what Ally sent.

Lets begin with the Blue Ceramic Focal.
I created this Necklace using some blue facet gemstones, some red czech glass Pansy beads,czech flowers, silver spacers, and Silverware figaro chain, silverware brass bail from B'sues

These are the coordinating earrings 

Next came the silver toggle, the seed beads, some of the Ikeda Pearls, Silverware filigree brass beads, glass spectra beads from B'sue Boutiques , czech glass flowers, silver disk spacers from Ally and One of the Gardanne Enamel brass components to create this Bracelet

And of course there are earrings to coordinate with Bracelet or Necklace
These earrings are The Gardanne Enamel brass leaves to which I used the pearls Ally sent and added Labradorite gemstone coin beads

Next I took the Main Pink Lavender Lily Pad shaped Enamel brass Focal, and one of the resin beads. I added some Broken Bling, figaro chain,pearls,czech glass created a tassel 

Gardanne Enamel focal with bling, Pearls, large resin bead
Hand wired wrapped chain

Linda Anderson - Hostess -

Non-Seed Beaders
Linda Anderson
Christina Hickman

Catherine LaVite
Barbara Price

Kathy Lindemer
Linda Raggo

Marianne Baxter
Rachelle Walker

Gloria Allen
Ally Asato

Robin Lynne Showstack
Naomi Knafla

Maria Rosa Sharrow
Dana Phillips

Michelle McCarthy
Beth Blanc

Hope Smitherman
Kari Asbury

Shai Williams
Betony Maiden

Inge van Roos
Kelly Hosford Patterson

Kristina Peck
Lori Schneider

Rosantia Petkova
Erika Price

Claire Fabian
Rachel Mallis

Deb Fortin
Nicole Rennell

Joanne Bell
Johana Nunez

Sam Waghorn
Natalie Davidson

Robin Reed
Faye Wolfenden

Karin King

Rebecca White
Palak Udeshi

Seed Beaders
Rebecca White
Palak Udeshi

Penny Houghton
Krafty Max

Heather Canepa
Ginger Bishop

Katy Heider
Renetha Stanziano

Becky Pancake
Tina Pawass

Mowse Doyle
Tami Norris

Minnette Miller
Veralynne Malone


  1. Wow! What glorious components you received. And you certainly made spectacular pieces with them. The lily pad necklace is a real show stopper.

  2. Those are really Beautiful Gloria!! I love the multi strands on the bracelet! The Lily pad Necklace is Inspired! You did an Amazing job!!!

  3. Such beautiful designs! Each one is spectacular.

  4. I love shiny bling things and I adore the blue czech beads and the amazing enamel component of the last necklace

  5. Hi Gloria, The blue focal is beautiful and you paired it well. All of your pink pieces are wonderful. You have a good eye for what goes together. Great use of your swap beads.

  6. I don't think this was much a challenge for you, Gloria.☺️ Everything turned out so Elegant & Lovely! 😍 It has your Vibrant Floral Vibe with Pops of Color!
    I Loved how you accented & centered your crystal component on Gardanne Beads-Lilypad Pendant. The Floral Charmed Chained Tassel adds Great Balance to your Necklace.
    The Blue Gem Necklace with Round Rabbit Charm is so ❤️ly with Coordinating Earrings. I can see you wear this Jewelry Set often!

    Thank You So Much for being Such A Gracious SwapnHop Partner! I had a lot of Fun with You. Can't wait to see what you're up to on your Jewelry Design Journey!☺️ πŸŒΊπŸŒˆπŸ’œπŸ¦„

  7. Very happy springlike pieces. I really love both the necklaces, they have so much to see, beautiful work!

  8. Stunning Gloria! so many beautiful designs!

  9. That enameled focal necklace is just so sweet and romantic!

  10. Wow, I can tell you've been inspired! I find all the pieces beautiful. I am maybe partial to that Gardanne focal you used in the bracelet so I decided it's my favorite :) Love the tassel, a piece with many diverse moods - modern, eclectic and vintage in one! All the earrings are beautiful complements to the main pieces!

  11. You made some pretties for sure! I think that bracelet is my favorite. It's not colors that I would normally wear, but your use of the several strands and the dangles really draws the eye. Beautiful!

  12. Oh my WORD! What BEAUTIFUL pieces! I love that pendant that you made! The bling is just PERFECTION!

  13. Oh my WORD! What BEAUTIFUL pieces! I love that pendant that you made! The bling is just PERFECTION!

  14. So many beautiful pieces! I love them all.

  15. Mala beads are very helpful in meditation and very good healers of human body. Most of the sadhu's in hinduism use them for spiritual mantra meditations. Mala beads are of different materials like rudraksha mala, sandalwood beads mala, ebony beads mala etc and also of different size like 108 beads mala.

  16. I love that blue color of the necklace!