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
Lori
bead hoarder extrodinaire

ps. contact Fay if you are interested in buying some of her beads and copper.
 https://www.facebook.com/fay.wolfenden?fref=ts

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


https://www.facebook.com/Designs-by-Lori-Artisan-Jewelry-and-Polymer-Clay-972769739448147/


here is the link to the other peoples hops


2016 Swap N Hop Partner Listings
Linda Anderson - Hostess - http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com/...
SEEDERS
Palak (aka Pallavi Asher)http://kalaabhushan.blogspot.in/ Krafty Max http://kraftymax.net







21 comments:

  1. What Beautiful designs you did Lori!!! You have wonderful movement and I love the textures and colors!! Great Job!

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  2. So many pretty pieces! I especially love the copper dangles necklace - the colours are gorgeous, and torching copper is one of my favourite colouring techniques as well! So pretty :)

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  3. Such beautiful designs! Love bracelet with the purple lampwork focal.

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  4. Lori - What GORGEOUS pieces! My fav has to be the one that you torched a bit. SO beautiful! Did you make that peanut shaped chain? I'm kinda lusting after it. =) LOVELY work!

    Linda
    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com

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    1. Bought the chain and torched it. They only had one foot of it. Love it

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  5. Hard to pick a favorite piece here, the are all so pretty!

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  6. Great pieces - I love the purple bracelet. Just lovely

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  7. I love all the pieces but you know my favorite it the blue pod necklace! Great job showcasing Fay's swap!

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  8. I think my favorite is the copper necklace! I love me some copper!

    Rachel
    www.mintmonarch.com

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  9. Love that pod necklace! And I agree with Linda, that chain is awesome. Question about what you sent Day - Is that an actual urchin or clay?

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    1. It is a polymer clay sea urchin made from a mold I created, hand painted

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  10. Thats a fascinating array of Copper jewelry - beautiful

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  11. Wonderful designs Lori. The bracelet is great. The copper tube circle necklace is very creative and beautiful. My favorite is the necklace with the pod that you created.

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  12. I especially love that bracelet in purple and silver. Great pieces!

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  13. All of your pieces are great. I especially like the copper tube circle which become the focal along with the other copper dangles. Using a torch on them was brilliant. I have a torch but I have yet to use it--too scared! Wonderful job on everything!

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  14. So many wonderful designs Lori, i adore your earrings, and the pod necklace is fantastic!

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  15. What great designs! You had a wonderful selection of beads to play with. Hard to pick a favorite but I think that I would have to go with that first bracelet. I am into arm candy at this time of year.

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  16. What fun stuff, and you did a great job with your designs. I think I like that jasper necklace the best. Love the colors!

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  17. Wonderful designs! I like the wire weaving on the earrings, the use of the tubes in the bracelet makes for a completely different look and my favorite is the necklace with the lampwork beads and the swirly hammered copper focal!

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  18. Love all your beautiful designs!

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