Friday, May 1, 2015

Bead Peeps Swap N Hop 2015 The Big Day .......

This is my  first Bead Peeps  Swap N Hop and today I will reveal the jewelry I designed with the beads that my swap partner Marianne Baxter send me all the way from California. I  would love to visit California  its in my bucket list  for next year hopefully .Marianne is  a glass artist and is working on a new line made of PMC and glass . She uses a torch and loves to work with glass  because it changes so much before the final piece comes out of the kiln she said and I am  the opposite I am afraid of using a torch but it's on my bucket list of things to do for this year also . She does lots of volunteer work and I do also so we have lots in common. She lives in the West coast I live in the East coast.She said that she is usually so over the place and me also another common thing we have ,ha,ha.  Marianne sent me a lot of  great beads  plus lots  extra beads that she wanted to detach  so she  donated  some beads  to  my senior students at a center where I work  .I made several extra pieces of  jewelry and  they will be sold at the senior center and the money made will be used for beads and supplies that are very much the center. I also gave several seniors beads to create whatever they wanted and they  made some very special pieces  that they will get to keep .I work with a very special group of ladies .They are very greatfull for the her donation of beads .I wish we had more people like her . I made my jewelry pieces this week and at one point I did not think I could make the deadline .It has been a very ,very ,busy month lots of great things are happening ,4 of my designs will be in Jewelry Affaire July issue  magazine plus I will be doing several workshops and two of my mixed media works will be in an gallery exhibition  plus this hop .
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Bead Stash sent by Marianne  my color palette

The next three color story are the extra beads she donated .




 Focal piece made by Marianne Baxter
I made this necklace using two  chains and layering them and over the focal piece which is the pendant.

Chain necklace made using focal piece .
Copper pendant on a mixed media chain with copper closure sent by Marianne Baxter.
knotted Necklace made with large glass beads and triangular small glass beads sent by Marianne Baxter.

Copper disc drop earrings using 4 burnt  orange beads sent by Marianne Baxter .
Memory Wire beaded bracelet made with textured beads sent by Marianne Baxter..

Knotted necklace made with  large glass beads with honey faceted jasper and mini diamond shape glass beads sent buy Marianne Baxter.
Knotted Necklace
My students Work with donated beads by  Marianne Baxter .
Red Oak Senior Center
My students used beads donated by Marianne as well as beads we had at the center .
Student work
Student Work
Student Work

Student Work

Student Work
Student Work

 Student Work 
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