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

Seed Beaders

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Getting ready for bead peeps wrap and hop!!!

It's that time of year again time for the swap and hop on bead peeps.
I've had a busy year this year, changing jobs, new grand baby taking care of my mom after a hip fracture.

I now have my jewelry in a crafters shop with Robin Showstack inwalpole mass, so exciting to have a venue to sell at.   Haven't made much in the last year as I have been busy but itching to go. I like rustic copper pieces with my handmade  focals, I work in polymer clay metalwork and copper.
I have also newly ventured into planning which of course I collect !  Who is a hoarder of all crafts.

I live in dedham Massachusetts. On a quiet road with my son and three chihuahuas and a fat cat. I love to garden in the Summer and hibernate in the winter doing crafts.
This year has been hard as my best friend Robin was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and has been undergoing chemotherapy.   I started a go fund me page for her as she has no job or income, I try to get her out to our favorite places....craft stores and bead shows when she is up to it. Thankfully her tumors are shrinking. 60%. So far and doing better. Say a prayer for her and say Hi.  She also signed up for the hop and I will help her as needed due to some neuropathy in her hands from chemotherapy

My style like I said is more rustic and less girly. I use mostly earth tones. Love to work with copper, Never use gold!!!!!! No pink in my designs either.  !!!!  I don't use seed beads as my eyesight is not great close up. Like chunky beads and regular size beads.   I like to get to know my partner and their likes dislikes and enjoy sending my handmade components, polymer clay etching ,enameling . And fold folding.    I need to break out my torch and get ready to fire it up to make something homemade for my partner.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Dusting off

Time to dust off the blog and get ready for the bead peeps swap and hop
Been a crazy year. My mom has been living with me since she broke her hip.
Working full time as a hospice nurse too, started in may

Saturday, April 8, 2017


WELCOME to the bead peeps swap and hop 2017. I hope you all had a great time swap and now hopping.

My partner in this hop is Kristina Peck from Michigan. She likes to work with glass and up-cycled materials. She hadn't used too many art beads so I sent her a few of my handmade polymer clay beads to have fun with. I also surprised her with a plethora of blue beads from vintage  to new, silver accents and a pair of my enameled butterfly charms that I made.  Hopefully she has fun with all my handmade components.   I plan to use some of my handmade components with the beads she sends me too.

Kristina's blog address is:  Kristina Peck
Here is what i sent Kristina
And this is what she sent to me:
Of coarse i procrastinated until last week and made one item then.  Its been a long hard winter at my house with my being sick 5 of 8 weeks with sinus infection  norovirus then pneumonia to top it off and my son in a bad car accident with a broken back , but hopefully spring brings good things.
One wonderful thing this winter was the birth of my granddaughter Leah.

But on to bigger things like what I made from my goodies.  The pendant was by Muddy rivers by Barbara Rog. I added more czech beads to make this necklace.

next came earrings

I used my handmade etched copper components.

Love this one and will surely wear it around.  It contains the czech glass beads from Kristina paired  with patinad copper, copper spacers and a focal from a class at Pflora beads with a german glass doll in the middle. I am in love with this necklace.


I paired the wonderful wood beads and czech beads, chain and clasp with one of my copper components for this fun necklace.

I hope you enjoyed seeing all my jewelry that I made.
have fun hopping .

Linda Anderson - Hostess -

Non-Seed Beaders
Linda Anderson
Christina Hickman

Catherine LaVite
Barbara Price

Kathy Lindemer
Linda Raggo

Marianne Baxter
Rachelle Walker

Gloria Allen
Ally Asato

Robin Lynne Showstack
Naomi Knafla

Maria Rosa Sharrow
Dana Phillips

Michelle McCarthy
Beth Blanc

Hope Smitherman
Kari Asbury

Shai Williams
Betony Maiden

Inge van Roos
Kelly Hosford Patterson

Kristina Peck
Lori Schneider

Rosantia Petkova
Erika Price

Claire Fabian
Rachel Mallis

Deb Fortin
Nicole Rennell

Joanne Bell
Johana Nunez

Sam Waghorn
Natalie Davidson

Robin Reed
Faye Wolfenden

Karin King

Rebecca White
Palak Udeshi

Seed Beaders
Rebecca White
Palak Udeshi

Penny Houghton
Krafty Max

Heather Canepa
Ginger Bishop

Katy Heider
Renetha Stanziano

Becky Pancake
Tina Pawass

Mowse Doyle
Tami Norris

Minnette Miller
Veralynne Malone

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Bead soup blog party. Hoarders edition

Hi all! Since I've been sick 5 of the last 8 weeks I am doing the reveal and introduction of my partner all together. Sorry it will be a long read but well worth the wait.
    My partner for the hop is Theresa Fischer of Treesee jewelry who lives in California  which is known for gold and also copper. Theresa sent me a few copper pieces that she stamped.  Theresa   Has a home based business and makes jewelry and dog leashes and works with leather. She loves nature and being outdoors camping and hiking.
check out her blog:

 She also sent me a second package of beads including a mother of pearl shell pendant a few how lite beads, copper beads and a part of a necklace that she had hoarded. She had held on to the mother of pearl pendant with hopes of drilling it, I was afraid to drill it in case it broke so I added a bail to it and used it as a pendant.

I sent her a pendant from Marla's mud some coordinating beads an etched bird copper piece and two polymer clay books that I made. This is Theresa's first swap and I love to send my partner some hand made items along with the required items for the swap for them to play with.  I hope you had. Fun with the goodies I sent

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 After much procrastination...... i know a lot of us wait till the last minute lol..... I tackled my beads and got inspired.  I sat at my workbench and looked and looked and thought then went to Michael's and got more beads(my house looks like a bead store already) but they had 70% green tag beads and I found just the perfect beads for the mother of pearl pendant and started to create and viola.... a necklace! Yah.  then I made earrings from the stamped copper and a necklace with the stamped circle pendant.
   I hope everyone enjoyed this bead hoarder's hop!!! Enjoy the eye candy below

dont forget to hop till you drop. here are the links to all the blogs

Lori Anderson :: Hostess