Friday, May 1, 2015

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

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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.

Http:// www.hippiechickjewelrydesign.com/blog


21 comments:

  1. Well Done, Betony! I love your necklace with the "Gypsy Soul" - so colorful, playful and cute! I'm so glad that you were stretched to try something new and had the chance to play with some new textiles, too! =)

    Linda
    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
    http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

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  2. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of your designs! The necklace is amazing! It has been wonderful getting to know you. I think our pairing was "meant to be". You are a very talented artist and I am so glad I could challenge you with new materials. Thank you for being such an amazing partner!

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  3. I don't know which of you provided the components but OH OH OH these earrings! The earrings in the middle, of course. Drop dead gorgeous

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  4. Very striking designs and I especially love the bracelet, Betony :) I adore fibre but often struggle with it in composition (OK I am a boho wannabe LOL) :)

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  5. Am loving those dangly earrings! The colors! Wow~

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  6. What a fun bracelet. Great job on all the designs.

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  7. Aww thank you all so very much for your compliments. It truly means alot to me

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  8. Isn't it exciting to do a swap? Isn't my first, and it won't be your only! Great job done with everything!

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  9. Love what you made! That Gypsy Soul necklace is incredible!

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  10. love the pieces you made, the earrings are totally stunning and i love the gypsy soul necklace.

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  11. Gorgeous boho chic designs. Love the colors and textures.

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  12. Ooh girl, that necklace is to die for!

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  13. All three designs are so pretty and they are all very wearable. The necklace is something special!

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  14. All of your designs are wonderful. I like the designs and color combinations. Well done!

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  15. I adore the gypsy boho necklace, it's all about the free spirit! Beautiful designs!

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  16. those earrings are scrumptious - the teal lampwork beads accent the leave perfectly. that boho gypsy necklace looks so fun and delicious too!

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  17. Love the colors!!! The necklace is to die for!!! Be Blessed!

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  18. Love the colors!!! The necklace is to die for!!! Be Blessed!

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  19. OHHH! I see a cute little Blu Mudd Ceramic House bead in there. You're very talented! Great work... as usual

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