Saturday, April 8, 2017

Swap n Hop 2017

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Hi everyone...well today is the reveal...for Linda Anderson with  Bead Peeps.


When I signed up, I didn't realize I would soooo busy with taxes this year, but I haven't had hardly any time to even breath.


I am even posting from work today! And of course I don't have the before picture because it is at home on my desktop....


But I have the pictures of what I completed.  My partner was Minnette Miller! And she has had a rough time too. But that is not my story to tell.  SOOOO anyway...below is what I made with the beautiful beads she sent me.


First is the necklace. She sent me such cool beads with a sea vibe, that I couldn't not do it. And for some reason, the color peachy/orange kinda decided to be in the bunch. The chain she sent is awesome and I want to know where she got it because I want some! It is full of jump rings on jump rings...loved it!  I haven't put a clasp on yet as I haven't decided it I want it to pull on or have a clasp... The aqua, well aqua means water and the color just seemed to jive with everything else! In the bottom left I have a close up of the bigger beads she sent. I forgot to turn the blue glass shell over, but there is a pearl in it.





























Then she sent some cool beads that I made into earrings...The white glass beads on the bottom feel like they were sand blasted. Very cool! Then she sent those cute green glass beads with pink flowers, so I topped it off with pink pearls.  I really like it. Might have to keep these. The picture on the right shows off the bead caps better.



















Next she sent me the cutest set of smiley face glass beads...I really love these. Very simple but they are just happy looking.




The last set of earrings...I managed to get one done because the bead for the second wouldn't go down on the wire since it is doubled...but I have a bead reamer that I will use gently to make the hole bigger. But here they are.





I still have some beads left...



Plus some more that are going to be made into a bracelet.  So that is my offering for this challenge. I am sure I will be in more. So til next time....



Keep on beading!!



Veralynne!


























 

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful Beads Veralynne!!! I love your designs! Be Blessed!

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  2. Great job Veralynne! Your partner sent you a beautiful mix to work with!

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  3. I like the vibrant colors in your pieces,they look perfect for Summer.

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  4. Ohhh what a wonderful job you did. I love them x

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  5. Hi Vera, I like the sea theme that you chose. It is great that the blue shell has a surprise pearl inside. I like the aqua pearl earrings. The green and pink earrings are my favorite of your designs, however the purple and aqua pair are a really close second. You did a great job using your swap beads.

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  6. I hate that things have been so hectic for you! But, it looks like you were still able to make some really great pieces despite that. And, you used so much of what you were sent too!! Nicely done :)

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  7. Tax day is coming, but hope you can catch your breath before. The necklace you created is beyond amazing. Literally wearable art. I'm so impressed.

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  8. Oh your seaside necklace is so full of life and movement! Love it to bits! And you'vr made some cracking earrings to pair with it too.

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  9. Vera! Are you KIDDING?!! Those pieces are OUTSTANDING! My fav is the necklace...but the smiley earrings come in 2nd. Beautiful beads and incredible work!

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  10. Gorgeous. The necklace is like a scene from the ocean! Tax time is almost done wishing you a great amount of peace!

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  11. Wow what a great selection of pieces.. my fav. is the seaside necklace. Well done!

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  12. The necklace is gorgeous and the last pair of earrings is my favorite, the beads are so beautiful! I love the smiley beads, so cute!

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  13. You did a great job using what your partner sent! Lovely designs!

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