Saturday, 2 May 2015

BIG REVEAL IS ON NOW!!




So the time has come around (really quickly!) for the Bead peeps swap hop reveal.
And i made it with a few hours to spare too.Whoop whoop.
So to recap this is the gorgeous bundle of beads and focal pieces yep thats right more than one! 
All sent to me by the wonderful  Robin Showstack.



Just look at them all, careful not to drool over your keyboards.

So back to the serious business, what i made.
Image number one is the first item i made (several times)
'Nefertiti'

I have wanted to try this style of necklace for a while, and when i saw the wonderful mop drops and the larger blue drops i knew i would go for it.
My original design featured chain at the end of the wire bars that hold the drops, but i found myself hating the way it looked and so changed it to sari silk.
But again i found myself thinking it was not quite right.
This led me to think that i should just make my own links using copper wire and the little Jablonex beads that i used as droplet spacers.
'Bingo' i loved it, but  i realised the toggle from my goodies did not work with the copper wire wrap so i made my own.
Added a pair of droplet earrings and completed my first set.

Whilst i had discounted the Sari silk from the above necklace i still wanted to use it and so my second set in the next image is what i made.
'Dragonfly dancer'
 I used the wonderful gold clasp Robin had sent at the front of the silk and added chain and bead dangles.

Lastly i loved the little wiggle pieces of metal and miracle beads so added them to the fab jade focal and made some fun earrings to go with them.



 The hardest problem i had was getting an image, those miracle beads are tricky little devils. 




I really had a great time once i got started and i am really looking forward to seeing what Robin has made with the beads i sent her at her blog  http://heartsdesiresjewelryforyou.blogspot.com/
What about the other beads i can here you shouting! Well they are a whole new post coming soon ;)

Blog list below: i hope!


35 comments:

  1. I absolutely love everything! I would never have thought to use the drops like you did! AMAZING!

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    1. Thank you Robin, i have so many more ideas for the rest.

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  2. what bright colorful blues. The little earrings with the blue focal necklace are so very pretty

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  3. I love wire. You got into wire~wrap~a~mania! The briolette necklace is inviting.

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    1. I really do have a thing for the wire wrap Kathleen ;)

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  4. I like all of your pieces, but the first necklace sort of speaks to me. There is something quite peaceful and serene about the color palate and your design - which is truly lovely, by the way. Reminds me of the ocean and mosaic tiles.

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  5. All great pieces but anything with dragonflies really calls my name.

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    1. Thanks Shaiha, i too love the dragonflies.

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  6. What FUN pieces you made! That first necklace is STUNNING!! I LOVE it! I can only imagine how long it took to make all those wraps. =)

    The 2nd piece and earrings are adorable! The wiggle wires really make them stand out and fun! Great pieces!

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

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    1. Thank you Linda, ages thats how long!

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  7. ooooo, I am really liking that Nefertiti piece! The blues are perfect for that design.

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    1. I loved them as soon as i saw them Lee.

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  8. Your designs are bold and ooze a lot of energy - not to mention that they look spectacular

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    1. Thank you Divya, they certainly took a lot of energy to make.

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  9. I love the color stories in your pieces! Well done!

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  10. Lovely designs. I especially like the shapes in the first necklace. Beautifully done.

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  11. Hi Sam, All of your pieces are beautiful and unique. The first necklace does look Egyptian. Dragonfly Dancer is my favorite.

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  13. What a delightful stash you received Sam! And made an even more delightful collection from it. I really like the 'Nefertiti' Necklace.

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  14. What a delightful stash you received Sam! And made an even more delightful collection from it. I really like the 'Nefertiti' Necklace.

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  15. You did a beautiful job with all the pieces. I really like the Dragonfly Dancer necklace.

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  16. Great pieces! That dragonfly dancer necklace is lovely! and the wiggle pieces look great as a dangle!

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  17. I love everything you created. Especially the first necklace! It's all stunning! Wow!!

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  18. What a beautiful lot of beads to work with. Very clever designs not at all typical. Lovely work.

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  19. This is all gorgeous! Love the teardrop double strand. Very luscious. :)

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  20. Wow! Everything is so lovely! I love the two-stranded teardrop necklace--the colors are gorgeous, and I bet it looks fantastic when worn. And your "Dragonfly Dancer" necklace makes me want to play with sari silk! Wonderful work! :)

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  21. Beautiful necklace, love the squiggles! Great job on everything!

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  22. Love the necklace with the dragonfly and sari silk .. well done

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  23. Loving all your designs! The dragonfly necklace is my favorite with the sari ribbon and well...dragonfly! lol but seriously everything is really beautiful and unique.

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  24. Nice work! I especially like the dragonfly dancer ... beautiful colour choices!

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  25. All of your designs are wonderful!!! I really love them all. My favorite I think is Nefertiri I am really intimidated by briolettes and you did a really good job of wrapping them! Be Blessed!

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  26. I love the lusciousness of the Nefertiti necklace and also the pendant with multiple dangles of the second one. And the third with the blue jade focal and ancient gold colored beads and findings looks so regal to me! I think it is my favorite :)

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