Saturday, 2 May 2015


So the time has come around (really quickly!) for the Bead peeps swap hop reveal.
And i made it with a few hours to spare too.Whoop whoop.
So to recap this is the gorgeous bundle of beads and focal pieces yep thats right more than one! 
All sent to me by the wonderful  Robin Showstack.

Just look at them all, careful not to drool over your keyboards.

So back to the serious business, what i made.
Image number one is the first item i made (several times)

I have wanted to try this style of necklace for a while, and when i saw the wonderful mop drops and the larger blue drops i knew i would go for it.
My original design featured chain at the end of the wire bars that hold the drops, but i found myself hating the way it looked and so changed it to sari silk.
But again i found myself thinking it was not quite right.
This led me to think that i should just make my own links using copper wire and the little Jablonex beads that i used as droplet spacers.
'Bingo' i loved it, but  i realised the toggle from my goodies did not work with the copper wire wrap so i made my own.
Added a pair of droplet earrings and completed my first set.

Whilst i had discounted the Sari silk from the above necklace i still wanted to use it and so my second set in the next image is what i made.
'Dragonfly dancer'
 I used the wonderful gold clasp Robin had sent at the front of the silk and added chain and bead dangles.

Lastly i loved the little wiggle pieces of metal and miracle beads so added them to the fab jade focal and made some fun earrings to go with them.

 The hardest problem i had was getting an image, those miracle beads are tricky little devils. 

I really had a great time once i got started and i am really looking forward to seeing what Robin has made with the beads i sent her at her blog
What about the other beads i can here you shouting! Well they are a whole new post coming soon ;)

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