Sunday 9 April 2017

The Bead Peeps Swap and Hop 2017

Hi Everyone,

It's that time of the year again! The Bead Peeps Swap and Hop.
This year I was paired up with Sam Waghorn from Pale Moon Creations.
Sam's work is amazing and I was very nervous when I received her package as I wanted to do her proud. Here are the awesome items I received from Sam.

 So... Straight into the reveal.

 It was really hard to take a photo of this Quartz necklace but it's gorgeous in real life. I wrapped the end of the crystal with wire so that I could use it on a necklace. Simple and striking.

I decided to incorporate the natural agate beads into a memory wire bracelet inspired by a river - the rocks and grey fast flowing waters. This is my favourite piece.

For something different I used the dragonfly clasp as a focal for this simple bracelet that also includes the beautiful cracked purple beads from Sam's collection.

I love Amethyst and these delicate beads were perfect for a simple chain bracelet. I cant wait to wear this one.

I found this last piece the most challenging. I made and remade the bracelet a number of times, trying to match the colours in the focal, but in the end I realised that it doesn't have to match. And I love how it turned out.

I know my pieces consist mainly of bracelets this year, but I hope you enjoyed my creations. Please pop along to Sam's blog - Pale Moon Creations and see what she made with the beads I sent to her. Then hop over to Linda's blog - From the Bead Board to check out all the other participants this year.

For a bit of fun, have a look at my 2015 and 2016 hops too.

Thanks for stopping by,

Take care everyone