Sunday, 15 May 2016



Hello hoppers, welcome to my little blog.
I have had the pleasure of being partnered with Rachel Mallis 
https://www.facebook.com/MintMonarch

Here are some pictures of the mixture of beads i sent to Rachel.


From Bo Hulley beads                            The Mix
 
By Lynnie Beads


                                             Blue box studio


Can't wait to see what Rachel does with the pink and blue heart/leaf beads as she professed they would be a challenge.


Talking of which here is a picture of my bead tray taken a while ago with the fab mix that Rachel sent me.
Lots of gorgeous goodies to play with!



And here is my first piece

I used the wonderful textured/coloured focal bead from Doris Nahle of Australia as my inspiration.
Lots of naturals and textures to compliment it.
The wooden tubes from New York were used as connecting beads.
So the main necklace has seeds and orange square shell beads running down into shell connector bars and to the focal.
The shell connector bars were then chained to a lovely textured shell oval which in turn was connected to another oval using the wooden tubes.
The base shell then had some tiny pearls added to the copper discs at each side just to bring it together.
I used the pretty clasp which reminded me of the sun and moon to finish the necklace.


Close up of texture on focal bead and clasp.

(On reflection i may make the necklace a little shorter so the breast plate shells sit higher)

Rachel also sent me some wonderful enamels from 4ophelia of Canada and lamp work beads by Meital plotnik of Israel, which tied in nicely with the main focal colour scheme. 
So two pairs of earrings were made.
Here is the first, it was impossible to get a good picture of the enamel without bleaching out the tiny pearls! 

The second pair using my copper headpins and discs 

Here they are together.



 My last piece nearly didn't get made as i could not find they right chain for it,but last minute inspiration saved the day! 


This was my last piece i wanted to try something completely different and disorganised.
So using a random mix of items Rachel sent and my own beads this is what i came up with!
From left to right there is Cherry quartz and frosted teal glass, turquoise, raw quartz, 
headpin from Janna Petrovna of Bulgaria
Carved bone bead, 
Red Enamel from 4Ophelia of Canada 
Antique key, spotty stone, kynite, blister pearl and another raw quartz point.
I spaced each bead out using headpins wrapped around the main necklace.
This is my favourite make of the swap (so far)
I have lots of wonderful beads left and will be using them over coming months, especially the gorgeous leather feathers made by Rachel.
Lastly a huge thank you to Linda Anderson for hosting this hop.

Thank you for visiting my blog enjoy the rest of the hop.
Sam ~ Pale Moon Creations



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38 comments:

  1. I think that the random mix necklace is gorgeous as its so very organic

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  2. You made such gorgeous pieces Sam - I especially like the last necklace

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  3. Oh my goodness! What a wonderfully creative brain you have! I love how you've used the components in such unexpected ways in the first necklace. And your disorganised necklace is a delight. Gorgeous little earrings too.

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  4. You have a style all your own. you can tell that creativity abounds in your life. Clever imaginative pieces for sure.

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  5. Ooh! I love that first necklace. I love how you used that focal bead. I know it's a bit smaller than traditional focals, but I knew the colors would make it stand out. I love that you made two pairs of matching earrings too, so the wearer can switch it up! Beautiful work!

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  6. Awesome use of your bead mix! I love the dainty earrings - they have such a warm sunny glow about them :)

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  7. Really creative work! Love your final necklace especially!

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  8. Sam! HOW GORGEOUS!! Are you kidding?! =) I'm kinda obsessed with your random piece - it's just so cool and I LOVE that you used the headpins to wrap each piece on - so CREATIVE! I might have to steal this idea. ;) Beautiful work and thanks so much for playing with us!

    Linda
    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and hard work Linda.

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  9. Super cool creations! You were such a perfect fit for each other, both so inventive in their work and how to use components :)

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  10. Love the charm necklace, it has a very tribal feel to it.

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    1. Thank you Christina, that was the look i was aiming for.

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  11. Love how you made the last necklace with all the different components. Great!

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    1. Thank you Marianne,it was fun to make.

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  12. Love how you made the last necklace with all the different components. Great!

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  13. Hi Sam, your designs are beautiful My favorite is the last necklace. I really like the randomness. The second pair of earrings with your copper headpins and discs is great too.

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    1. Thank you, i adore my last necklace and will have to make more.

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  14. I love them all, but the mixed up necklace at the end...OH MY!! You did an amzing job!! :) ~KM http://www.kraftymax.net/bead-peeps-swap-n-hop-2016/

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  15. Beautiful one of a kind designs with a lot of texture and shapes! I love the last necklace - it's a great idea for lonely beads and found objects!

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  16. Hi Sam!!! You did an Amazing job on all of your designs! I really like the last one the most!!! I love random and this one is a real Winner!!! Be Blessed!!!

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  17. I am an earring person and I love those earrings of yours! Well done!

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  18. Great creations.. love the last necklace.. all are fab. Well done.

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  19. Beautiful pieces! I love the necklaces, both are beautiful and the earrings are awesome too!

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  20. I love all the pieces you made Sam. It is so hard to choose a favorite necklace since they are so wonderful. The random one or the shell connector one or the shell connector one or the random one. LOL I love them both!!!

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  21. What great eclectic designs! Just love those earrings.

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  22. I love the disorganized look. lol, that is a great way to put that. I do a lot of that look myself.

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  23. Love all the way you brought so many elements and so much texture together in your necklaces...lots going on but it all comes together perfectly!

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