Friday, May 1, 2015

It's finally time for the bead peeps swap and hop reveal
So excited to see everyone's creations

My partner for this swap is from India and her name is Divya N.  She sent me lots of unique beads and pendants that she created herself. Her blog is  She is from India and makes jewelry and components with an Indian flare and teaches. she has a background in fashion design, but changed to Jewelry design. It really challenged me to use such different and unique pendants and I thought about ideas for a long time before starting to create my pieces..  I saw the buttons and knew that they would make great earrings with Divya's  lamp-work glass at the bottom.  I challenged myself with the green donuts and stars to make a necklace as i usually don't work with greens as much as i should.
They clasp was challenging as it was a different color metal than worked with my pieces so i created a bracelet with it that would show it's handcrafted beauty.  I decided to use a lot of wire wrapping throughout my pieces as well.  Divya created the stars in the green piece and the leather wrapped beads and clasp in the bracelet.  I still have many pieces left that i will use for future projects because as usual I waited too long to start and did not use all the goodies that she sent yet.

This is what I sent Divya

This is what Divya sent me.
 Here is the list of all the blogs you should visit to see everyone's creations

Swap N Hop 2015 Partner Link List

Bead Peeps Swap N Hop 2015 
Partner List  

 Our Hostess: Linda Anderson from http//

Linda Anderson
Marica Zammit

Linda Anderson
Jessica Hocutt

Kristina Hahn Eleniak
Debbie Jeffries http://wordpress/debrasdivinedesigns/

Rosantia Petkova
Shalini Austin

Catherine La Vite
Annica Larsson

Lori Schneider
Divya N

Mowse Doyle
Fay Wolfenden

Kathy Lindemer
Claire Fabian

Janice Warden Bergeron
Natalie Davidson

Deb Fortin
Inge von Roos

Karen Mitchell
Robin Reed

Marie Covert
Alicia Marinache

Nan Smith
Johana Nunez

Kelly Hosford Patterson
Lori Blanchard

Sue  Kennedy
Shai Williams

Niky Sayers
Melissa Trudinger

Candida Castleberry
Erin Guest

Nicole Rennell
Ien Temaluru

Robin Showstack
Sam Waghorn

Marianne Baxter
Elsie Deliz-Fonseca

Shai Williams
Lee Koopman

Jayne Capps
Marti Conrad

Tina Bosh
Eleanor Thomas

Jeanne Steck
Gloria Allen

Rachel Mallis!blog/c1jlz
Andrea Glick

Stephanie Stamper
Chris Haussler

Betony Maiden
Kari Asbury

Jenny Kyrlach
Colleen Foley

Marybeth Rich
Marcy Lamberson

Dyanne Everett-Cantrell
Ginny Lones

Maria Rosa Sharrow
Loretta Carstensen

Dolores Raml
Michelle McCarthy

Louise McCormick-Glazier
Heather Richter

Tammy Adams
Shirley Moore

Seed Beaders

Susanne Stelljes
Sheila Prosterman

Pallavi Asher
Jami Shipp

Peggy Kosier
Andra Weber

Catherine King
Krafty Max

Sierra Barrett
Lois Sherwood

Katy Heider
Rebecca Robertson   (White)

Heather Richter
Brandy Collier

Stephanie Haussler
Lori Blanchard

Kathleen Breeding
Becky Pancake

Renetha Stanziano
Tami Norris

Ginger Bishop
Peggy Johnson


  1. Everything is lovely Lori but my favourite is the green necklace. I never imagined that the components would come together like that- fantastic job on the necklace and using my lampwork dangles in the earrings

  2. Very pretty colorful bracelet with the copper S clasp. It reminds me of sixlets candy!

  3. Fantastic job Lori! I like that you really put a lot of thought into each piece and came up with great designs!

  4. How lucky to get Divya for a partner. I love the feel of her components

  5. That orange bracelet literally took my breath away! Holy WOW! Just a GORGEOUS piece and the green necklace is STUNNING!

    Wonderful job! =)


  6. Great designs! I just love that necklace. It's had a touch of strength and one of fantasy.

  7. Wonderful pieces! It's hard to pick a favorite each so different. I do love greens and your necklace is fantastic but the bracelet reminds me a bit of candies...see hard to decide!

  8. The necklace design is fabulous. And while I'm not much of a fan of bright colors, I do adore that bracelet. And the dangly earrings are perfect.

  9. Such beautiful, interesting pieces to work with! Great job on your creations with them - so colourful and fun! :)

  10. Great pieces! the bracelet and earrings are bright and fun.....and the necklace is perfectly balanced. <3

  11. Love what you made! I think my favorite is probably the earrings with buttons!

  12. I adore what you made from that gorgeous selection of beads. The necklace design is wonderful and that orange bracelet really is eye catching.

  13. I love the orange pieces. The colors really pop. Well done on everything.

  14. What a great use of your beads. All are so pretty. I love the bracelet. The use of the beads and color combo is bright and eye catching!

  15. Love the way you combined the different styles and shapes of the beads and components. Really brought them all togehter.

  16. Looks like the green has worked for you - the necklace is totally balanced in terms of color and bead shapes and it looks light and pretty! But I really love what you did with the bracelet - you have combined all those bright colors and handmade beads in a way that each pops out and at the same time they belong with each other! I don't know if it was intentional but the wire work on the earrings is a good disguise - took me some time to "see" the buttons :)

  17. The orange bracelet just pops and the necklace is lovely!

  18. The necklace is beautiful, but I love the funkiness in that brightly coloured bracelet so much! Great job!

  19. Hi Lori, You should work with green more as this necklace is lovely. The bracelet is so bright and fun looking. It speaks summer. Good job.