Sunday, May 15, 2016

Time for the Swap and Hop reveal today May 15 2016!     Are you excited!!

My partner is Fay Rice Wolfenden of British Columbia Canada who is a lampwork and copper artist
here is what she sent me to work with.  A great collection of lampwork, copper, vintage beads and a few seed beads

this is what I sent to her:

and this is what I made with her goodies.  I had lost of fun with her copper pieces which i changed up a bit by using different bead configurations than what she had  sent me to work with. I especially loved the large purple lampwork bead that I reconfigured into a bracelet. I love the large tubes I got from Supertime beads at the gem show and the matching swirl clasp goes great with it and the purple crystal roundelles

and next up I loved Fays copper tube circle which become the focal along with her other copper dangles which I painted with fire with my torch to get wonderful colors which coordinated well with my love of red creek jasper(my favorite stone)

next up is the vintage blue glass beads which i added blue coral and Fays black spacers.  I showed them off with the focal pod which I created when I took a class with Doreen Gay-Kassell with the New England Polymer Clay guild.

and from her wonderful lampwork beads and copper

and I still have more beads left including her headpins that I am hoarding still.

Cant wait to hop and see everyones creativity
bead hoarder extrodinaire

ps. contact Fay if you are interested in buying some of her beads and copper.

my components including polymer clay are available at the Bead Hoarders destash group on facebook or my facebook page Designs by Lori artisan Jewelry and beads

here is the link to the other peoples hops

2016 Swap N Hop Partner Listings
Linda Anderson - Hostess -
Palak (aka Pallavi Asher) Krafty Max

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Introducing my partner:  I'm sorry but my posts seem to have gone missing so I will reintroduce my partner Fay Rice Wolfenden from British Columbia Canada.  She is a lampwork artist who also works in copper so it was a great match.\

 this is what I sent her lots of beady goodness with my polymer  clay focals

hop is coming tomorrow so I refreshed your memory of our goodies

cant wait to see what everyone made

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Its that time of the year  time for the swap and hop and I am very excited about it . Cant wait to get matched with a partner and pick out some very special beads from my enormous collection of goodies and some of my handmade by me polymer clay pieces for them. So sit tight and sign ups are tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New year

Looking back on 2015. It's been a tough year with my dad having cancer, he passed away on November 21, 2 days before the anniversary of my brothers death 38 years before. Hard to cope with it and I have let slot of things go for a while, such as my bead website. Also my best friends mom died in September and had to help her cope as well.

Good things happened too!  My daughter got married on August 30 and my dad had a  great time.

Hopefully will be back in the mood to make jewelry and components soon.
I'm excited to see some blog hops coming soon so I'm trying to update my blog