My partner for this bead swap was Kerri from Pink Lemonade. She is also our hostess for the blog hop and has done a fabulous job. Please be sure to check out what she made with the beads I sent her :)
These are the beads and copper components that Kerri sent me. I absolutely LOVE this bead soup and could not wait to get started on a necklace. I am excited with how it turned out because this is a different style and a new metal for me.
I used the clasp and textured, copper disk that Kerri hand made, as well as the bronzite and yellow glass rounds and both crystals. I loved this color combination, brown and teal, but Kerri made it unique by adding the touch of yellow, so I wanted to use all the beads. I added a few of my own crystals in the same color, as well as my twisted copper wire link. I pulled apart an old 1928 brand necklace and reused the chain and pretty brown drop at the bottom of the pendant. My favorite part about this neck has to be the little section of dangles, especially with the few swirls added in, which was one of the last things I added to the necklace.
I would love to hear any constructive criticism one this piece, as I'm thinking about making a similar design with silver.
Please be sure to visit the rest of the participants in this blog hop, there are some really talented artists out there!
Keri Lee Sereika - www.pinklemonade.typepad.comBeth Emery - www.storiesbyindigoheart.blogspot.comNiki Meiners - www.nikimeiners.wordpress.comKaran Parker - www.karanskrafts.blogspot.comLiz DeLuca - www.creativeartyfacts.blogspot.comLynne Bowland - www.islandgirlsinsights.blogspot.comJudy Turner - www.silver-rains.blogspot.comErin Grant - www.Erinsjewelrycreations.blogspot.comBryna Lumb - www.brynasbeadbox.blogspot.comRochelle Brisson - www.acreativechelle.blogspot.com (You are here)Linda Youkman - www.lindysdesigns.blogspot.comCarmen Lau - www.littlemake.blogspot.comCheryl Foiles - www.getyourbeadon.comKelli Jacobson - www.CreativeMoonJewelryAndThings.comElena Gianni - www.ilmondodipucci.blogspot.comTania Hagen - www.pelimadesign.blogspot.co.nzCindy Muse - www.cindyshandworkcrafts.blogspot.comStephanie Woods - www.skwds.blogspot.comLisa Lodge - www.pineridgetreasures.blogspot.com