Friday, April 6, 2018

Bead Peeps Swap N Hop 2018

Welcome everyone and thanks for stopping by on your way through the Bead Peeps Swap N Hop. A big shout out to our hostess,  Linda Anderson. Without you, this project never would have taken off.  My partner of this adventure is Terry Jeanette Carter.  She provided all the inspiring elements for the jewelry that I created.  I would show you pictures of everything in the "raw" state, if I hadn't accidentally deleted them off my phone. Ever since 2018 began, I have been electronically challenged;  everything that can go wrong has and I am probably lucky that I haven't been electrocuted, so there you have it.

So, with that said, let me show you the pictures of what I created with the wonderful goodies that Terry sent.  Please remember the whole "electronically challenged" bit and forgive any blurry photos.

How about a wire wrapped sea shell for inspiration?


Or little sparkly/gold/coppery rounds?

Peachy sparkles:

Old guitar strings, anyone?

Pink and purple/blue Czech glass?

More shell action:

And, the cutest little pink and gray stones:

Now, I know that Terry is going, "But, wait, I sent you more than that."  And, it's true, she was even more generous than what I've shown here.  I just realized that I didn't take photos of the wire wrapped sea glass piece.  Forgive me, Terry.  I will add it at a later date, just remember the whole ELECTRONICALLY CHALLENGED, THING!!!  It's real, people, the struggle is REAL!

Here is a list of all the other participants, so get to hopping!!  Remember, Terry Jeanette Carter
is my partner, so stop there first. 

Linda Anderson

Linda Anderson (You Are Here)
Inge von Roos

Kari  Asbury
Nadine Edris

Kathy Lindemer
Hope Smitherman

Marde Lowe
Christina Hickman

Terry Jeanette Carter

Catherine La Vite
Joanne Bell       

Rosantia Petkova
Bonnie Robbins

Natalie Davidson
Robin Reed       

Karin King
Jenny Kyrlach

Erika Price
Sarah Reid

Divya N            
Lori Schneider

Robin Showstack
Nicole Rennell

Fay Wolfenden
Shai Williams    

andrea frank
Cheri Reed       

Seed Beaders
Deborah Apodaca

Penny Houghton
Paulina Russell         Http://

Heather Canepa
Tina Hemr       

Michelle Marson

REbecca White  
Laura Bosch

Kathleen Breeding
Becky Pancake


  1. Nice job! Was wondering if you were going to use those guitar strings, and glad to see you did. Love those earrings. The peachy bracelet is really nice too...and, of course that wire wrapped shell looks nice.....

  2. I love all the pieces you made. My favorite is the necklace with the wire wrapped shell.

  3. Hi Lisa. You accented the shell focal very well. I like the copper piece that you created. The druzy necklace is my favorite. Good use of the guitar strings. The aqua dangle earrings are right up my alley. Good job using the item you were sent.

  4. Wow. It's hard to believe you have more left. You made so much!! My favorites are those sparkly gold copper earrings. But, it was hard to narrow it down for sure! :D

  5. Beautiful pieces! and a delightful post for someone electronically challenged...LOL!

  6. My favorites are those blue crystal earrings. They look like a delightful bunch. As for being electronically challenged, there are several basic blogging courses you could take online. If you need any help please ask me

  7. Everything has a lovely summer feel to it! I love that you took the guitar string challenge! Great work.

  8. WOW! You have been so busy! Great pieces! I LOVE that drusy bead - gorgeous!

  9. What great designs! I especially like the blue cascading earrings.

  10. Beautiful pieces, I especially like the wrapped shell

  11. So many beautiful pieces! Love the wire wrapped shell and the bail adds to the organic look. Both the wire wrapped and beaded chains on your necklaces are so pretty. Love the earrings, especially the guitar string pair!

  12. So many fab pieces (I hear your pain..I am computer challenged..nothing ever goes smoothly for me. I love the turquoise pieces.. well done!

  13. Love the wirewrapped earrings, so fun!

  14. Girl I LOVE your sweet simplicity. It makes your pieces so classic and timeless. I dunno which pieces I like more....the first set with the flower focal and earrings or the peachy pieces. They just lovely! Well done!

  15. Such pretty pieces, I luv the soft pastel colors of your collection.