Friday, April 6, 2018


Its that time of year again for the bead peeps swap and hop. This year I again had Divya N and was excited to swap with her again as I had met her 2 years ago at Bead fest Philly. Robin Showstack Divya and I all roomed together and had a blast going to the show. she introduced us to Indian food at dinner.
Divya and I chatted about what we wanted to swap and I said I would like authentic Indian beads from her. We talked about color and what we both like and use. I said I didnt work in pinks and gold, and low and behold I made a pink necklace with her beads.
I had a hard time finding beads to use in my huge stash and called on my friend Robin to help me out. I raided her stash for some orange and gold accents. WE ended up spending the afternoon together and had a blast  working on our swaps together.

Above is the site where she describes the beads she sent me. She sent me some handmade organza beads that she made herself,  a brass leaf with bright colors, a silver component that she painted, a gold button, and ceramic pendant and beads.

Okay so on to the jewelry
This is a shot of all the pieces I made

The first is the orange piece, Rarely do I work in orange,and Robin had the perfect tassel which I got from her collection. I think it came out great and I used Divya's organza bead which fit in perfectly with the orange beads and gold filligree beads she sent me.
Next is the silver pendant that she painted, I paired it with matching blue and green beads and made a long necklace
Next the surprise color, I told Divya I never use Pink and she challenged me and when looking thru my bead warehouse in my basement came across these vintage pink and brass beads and they looked perfect with her brass leaf.
And next the ceramic pendant and green beads
And the gold button
I still have a few beads left so I made earrings, still have to put on ear wires
but you get the point lol
Well that is all I made, hope you visit and leave me some feed back
Thank you Divya for challenging me this year, I hope you had fun with the beads I sent you
Dont forget to hop
Linda Anderson (Hostess)
Hope Smitherman
Terry Jeanette Carter
Rosantia Petkova

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