Saturday, April 5, 2014

A few weeks ago I happened upon Toltec beads blog and found that she was having a hop.  I was very excited to join this as I am now making polymer clay beads and thought this would be fun to work with another designer's bead.   I was lucky to get a bead with browns and blues which i love to work with .  I pondered the bead until the very last moment and keep putting beads next to it to see if it coordinated with the bead. I wanted the bead to have a special place in the peice.  I found just the right color beads in my huge stash but it still needed something so I left it again.
 Saturday night and the procrastination is over I need to make something so I looked around my beading table and noticed this flower copper bar with flowers and It just seemed right.  I didnt want that to be the focal so I decided to use it on the side and have the focal hang at the bottom in a place of honor. I had a lot of fun with this  hope you like my necklace.

ooops forgot my dream. For years i had dreamed of owning my own house with a studio...
until recently my studio was combined with my sons bedroom now i have moved it into the basement and made a designated area to create which is wonderful.  it is away from everything so i dont have to keep it clean lol  . but of coarse with the addition of my new facebook destash group i have once again cluttered up my house with my beads for sale

check them out at the Bead hoarders destash group on facebook..........

And now for my piece....  I thought long....hence made it last night  and hard  sorry the pictures are dark

Here is the llist of the other participants

Happy hopping

Honorary Artist: Patricia Handschuh
Patricia's blog:            The Color of Dreams        
Patricias Etsy:             The Color of Dreams
Hostess: TJ                Jewel School Friends
Kay Thomerson           KayzKreationz
Audrey Belanger          Toki No Hourousha

Alicia Marinache          All the Pretty Things
Terry Carter                TappingFlamingo
Lori Schneider             Bead Addict
Jenny Kyrlach             Wonder and Whimsy
Asri Wahyuingsih         Asri's Beadwork
Dini Bruinsma              Angaza by Changes
Karla Morgan              Texas Pepper Jams
Debbie Rasmussen        A Little of This, A Little of That
Veralynne Malone          Designed by Vera
Kathy Stemke               Vintage Memories Jewelry Design
Mowse Doyle               Mowse Made This
Heather Richter             Desert Jewelry Designs
Lori Poppe                   Adventures in Creativity with LorilliJean

Jayne Capps                Mama's Got To Doodle
Andrea Glick                Zenith Jade Creations
Kathleen Breeding         99 Bottles of Beads on the Wall
Becky Pancake             Becky Pancake Bead Designs
Karin Martinez              Fairies Market
Miranda Ackerley          Mirandack

Penny Houghton           Smelly Nelly
Carolyn Lawson           Carolyn's Creations
Chris Eisenberg            Wanderware
Christie Murrow          Charis Designs Jewelry
Monique Urquhart        A Half-Baked Notion
Eve Shelby                  Raindrop Creations Jewelry by Evelyn
Cryss Thain                 Here Bead Dragons
Jasvanti Patel               Jewelry By Jasvanti
Nan Smith                   NanMade Handmade Jewelry
Sue Kennedy               SueBeads
Jean Yates                   Snap Out of It, Jean! There's Beading to be Done!
Debbie Rogers             Debbies Treasures
Marybeth Rich             A Few Words From Within the Pines
Shirley Moore              Beads and Bread
Shaia Williams             Shaiha's Ramblings
Kathy Lindemer           Bay Moon Design
Linda Anderson           From the Bead Board
Judy Turner               Silver Rains
Gloria Allen                Gloria Allen Designs
Regina Wood              Ginas-Design
Robin Reed                Artistry HCBD
Mary Goovars            MLH Jewelry Designs
Marlene Cupo             Amazing Designs
CJ Bauschka              4 His Glory Creations
Robin Showstack        The Crazy Bead Hoarder
Cynthia O'Toole          Sparkles and Sweets

Jael Thorp                 Jael's Art Jewels
Renetha Stanziano      Lamplight Crafts


  1. Hi, Lori. I love how your necklace turned out. It's so pulled together. Congratulations. kathy

  2. Big sigh! PRETTY!!!! XOX jean

  3. Lori that copper flower was the perfect choice. It really makes Patricia's bead stand out.

  4. Great choices, lovely piece.

  5. Beautiful piece! You really captured the colors well. I really like the metal flowers on the side. Thanks for posting!

  6. What a beautiful necklace! I really like the colors... Fantastic work! :)

  7. Cute. I love asymmetrical designs. And please stop tempting me with stuff to buy. LOL.

  8. LOVE IT!!!! You are right, we did get the same bead! You did an amazing job with it!

  9. Love the copper accent, and the colors all complement the bead! Nice work!

  10. I love working with browns also. Your piece is very pretty. Well done!

  11. What a great way to highlight your dream bead. I have a couple of those copper bars and seeing how you used one has really sparked some ideas.

  12. This is such a lovely color palette. That copper accent bar really highlights the focal bead, as do the dangles. Well done!

  13. Love Love this. The bead is truly the star! Great job. Have a Blessed Day

  14. Lovely work! I love the bead you were gifted, I'm a big fan of turquoise, copper & brown. :)



  15. Oh yeah this is a great modern piece! I love the colors and the design. You took this little orphan and made it part of something absolutely lovely. Well done!

  16. Your piece is truly beautiful especially with that copper flower. I'm new follower!!


  17. I love the drama of your design, Lori... I would never have thought of using that bar like this. Works beautifully while still allowing Heather's pretty bead to have its well-deserved prominence :)

  18. As soon as I saw the copper you had me at LOVE. I want to be in your dream.

  19. Oooooooooooh, so luscious, I absolutely love your design!!!

  20. Lovely idea, the flower bar is matching the beautiful pillow bead so well!

  21. LOVE the copper! Nice job, indeed!

    How wonderful to have your own space to work - SUCH a blessing, indeed!

  22. Very nice necklace. I love the colours and your of a kind and very wearable.

  23. Gorgeous necklace, lobe everything about it, those copper flowers are stunning and showcase your bead so well.

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  25. The copper flowers go well with the flower on the focal bead. This is a great looking necklace.

  26. Love the copper bar with flowers. Great necklace and colors look so nice together.

  27. I love your bead and I definitely think the copper bar was the perfect compliment to your design. Congrats on your new workspace!

  28. Beautiful bead, beautiful necklace! A new workspace sounds so awesome! Congratulations on a dream come true! :)

  29. This is one of my favorite color combinations -- turquoise and brown -- and I adore this necklace! Gorgeous necklace!! Lori, this is lovely work -- beautiful antiqued floral metal findings and an exquisite pattern of beads. Thank you for sharing your jewelry design gifts with us. I am so honored!
    Happy Hopping & creating, Rita

  30. Love this. I like the beads and colors you combined with your bead. And I really like the focal on the side of the bead. A very nice touch, makes it very vintage feeling to me.

  31. That copper piece is stunning! What a pretty piece you've put together and made the beautiful focal bead the star of the show. Congrats on the new work space Christie

  32. Beautiful detailed beads, that go so well with the brown/blue flower bead! I love the asymmetry in your design! Have fun in your studio in the basement :-)

  33. Oh, I love how you used the flowers stamping ! I use a lot of metal in my creations, but I don't think I would ever have thought of using it to the side like that. Sorry this comment took so long, this week has been a little heretic.