Friday, May 1, 2015

It's TIME for the Bead Peeps Swap and Hop Reveal

Sooooo. .....

It's the long waited anticipated event so far of 2015. First let me start by thanking Lisa Anderson and all of her amazing helpers for putting this event together,  they work diligently pairing together over 200 artists from all over the world. It's no easy feat, they try to pair a veteran hopper with a newbie like me. I am honored to have taken part in such an amazing event, I would not have met my partner otherwise. I was paired with the amazingly talented Kari Asbury of Hippie Chick Jewelry & Design . Kari is am amazing artist who works in all mediums, her designs are colorful, and make you smile with joy. Kari participates in many events, and was kind enough to show me the ropes during our adventure. I can say it wasn't easy for me to find a pallette of colors,  shapes and textures to send her as a challenge, once I saw all the beautiful colors she uses I decided to send her my usual pallette of browns, blacks, greens, coppers, bronze, ha ha you get the picture I gave her a wee splash of yellow and white as well. I am quite anxious to see what she has made.

Kari sent me as seen in the previous blog a gorgeous mix of colors I don't normally use in my designs, and materials I've never used either, that was most definitely a challenge for me and I'm very thankful for it, I fell in love with sari silk and wooly wire. And enjoyed creating. I made three coordinating designs, using the wood gypsy soul pendant, sari silk, wooly wire and lampwork Kari sent me I created a gorgeous gypsy boho inspired necklace that I absolutely adore, I made earrings as well using lampwork, and a bracelet that I braided using sari silk.  I unfortunately was unable to complete my last two designs because there were some Sickies in  my house that took priority. However I will finish the designs soon and share them as well. Please check out Kari's blog to see her reveal and feel free to visit the other participants.