A few more things

   Had a few beautiful beads left from the Blog Hop and so I made a very simple necklace with them I still have a few more left and I want to make something with them,  but have not gotten to it yet.  Another good project for this week.

   I also made the second necklace which is a beautiful crystal slab and added the fringe and chain to it.  it is very simple but also very elegant.  I  think that is a nice addition to any outfit.

       I have several other necklaces and bracelets that I am working on and can not wait to finish them so that I can show them to you.  I hope that you will come and visit my page again.

Bead Peeps Swap ‘n’ Hop 2017 Reveal

  Today is the day that everyone gets to see what I have been very busy doing.    This year I was paired with the wonderfully talented   Palak Udeshi   from India and received from her some of the most beautiful beads.  I could not wait to get started in doing something with them.  And this is what I came up with.  Even the material for the cord is from her .   I had lots of fun coming up with this design and it was ever evolving  as I worked on itDSCN6827

    I also had a few beads left from what I sent her and I managed to get this done .


  follow the below links to see what other members of the swap did

Hope Smitherman

My goodies from my partner

DSCN6746I got the mail the other day and found a box of wonderful beads from my partner  She lives in India, and many of the beads were beads that can only be found there.   I have some wonderful ideas of what to do with all the goodies that she sent me.  I can not wait to get started and can not wait to show you the final project.  I may actually have several things that I do with all the goodies

Bead Cruise

 I spent a week on a bead cruise and it was wonderful   I got to take classes from artists that I had only heard about,  but never worked with.  I can tell you that they are crazy brilliant, funny women who I so enjoyed working with. 

Shelley Nybakke, Liisa Turunen, Amee K. Sweet-McNamara  along with Kinga Nichols and Sherry Sarafini   were our wonderful teachers and make and take girls.

the photo shows some of Liisa Turunens beautiful bead work.    I think I have fallen in love with her style.


What I have been working on

    Well,  here are a few of the bracelets that I have made in the past month.  I have really enjoyed using colors that I would not have  normally picked and doing designs that normally I would not do.    But I have enjoyed the challenge and think that most have turned out pretty good.

I found out that I have an international partner again this year for the Swap and hop.  Her name is Palak Udeshi  and she makes some very pretty jewelry.    I visited her blog already and saw the most beautiful peacock necklace  in the most amazing colors of blue.     I can not get it out of my mind.  ( I am a great lover of the color blue).

         I am starting some new things this week and hope to get them done,  because not only am I doing the swap and hop,  but I have a bead cruise coming up at the end of Feb. and I need to have things ready for that.  So a busy time for me.  Come join me on this wonderful trip with my new partner and my bead cruise and see what I make.