My partner, Danielle Kelley, sent me some true lovelies. Below is a quick reminder:
Well, without further ado, here is what I made from the items Danielle sent along with some bits from my own reserve of beads:
|The polymer clay bead was made by my blog hop partner. The dragonflies are from Beadaholique. The lampwork beads are from Goody Beads. The faceted green glass ovals and many of the findings are from The Crystal Limit. The small dark blue Czech glass faceted rounds are from A Bead Just So.|
|The carved elephant bead is from my bead soup partner, Danielle. Most of the ingredients for this bracelet came from bead shows in NY and MA. I've had some of the stone chips for at least 20 years, no kidding! The tulip bead caps are from Jo-Ann Fabrics as are the findings. The Golden Rod 3mm Czech glass rounds are from Fusion Beads.|
|The goldstone barrels were sent by Danielle. I wish I could have photographed them in better light because they are rather sparkly. That gorgeous Gardanne Beads focal was found at a bead show in Albany, NY. The small agate briolettes were purchased at Farrin O'Connor Design Studio in Pasadena, CA which has since closed shop. The oatmeal colored lampwork above the focal was made by Wes Fleming.|
|More goldstone barrels from Danielle. You can see how they glitter in this photo. The Czech glass leaves were purchased in Prague at Manufaktura. The reddish faceted agate rounds are from A Zillion Beads. The chandelier components are from The Crystal Limit.|
|That very fetching, colorful, detailed stone focal is again from Danielle. It is a large piece of agatized coral, and I was immediately inspired when I saw it. The dangling stones are some of the detritus I have picked up at beaches over the years. The dagger beads are from Let's Bead. The lampwork bead was made by Alison Byrd. I bought several groupings of her borosilicate glass beads while in Florence, OR years ago, but I can't seem to find a website for her. The copper diamonds are from Michael's. I can't seem to recollect where I found those amber chips.|
I started out with a spring theme but then went mostly brown. Hmm...perhaps that's because I live on the edge of the West Desert in Utah.
The list of all participants is below. Enjoy hopping to blogs and Pinterest pages. I, for one, am really looking forward to perusing all of the gorgeous, creative, imaginative pieces people have put together. These hops are always inspiring.