Monday, May 16, 2016

2016 Bead Peeps Blog Hop Reveal

 Let me start by saying, "I made the entire piece from the beads I was given and my stash." 
That is a huge accomplishment for me all on it's own. 

PLUS my partner, Susanne Stelljes, magically had two silver focal pieces my friend Connie had just mentioned she was looking for. So sometimes it is who you know. I was definitely in the right place at the right time to help Connie. Thanks again for that Susanne. 

Okay so to recap. Here is what I sent:
And here is what I received:
To read more about this check out this post.

Now what did I do with them. Well my Bead Society had just done a class on tubular peyote so I pulled out this pattern I'd been wanting to try for years. I wont tell you which one as I discovered it is very poorly written. So I ended up with this:
Not liking the look anyway, I defaulted to my favorite beaded 
component. The pattern for which was given to me by my first bead swap partner ever.
(Sorry I'm too lazy to dig years back into her blog to find a direct link for you.)
Yeah, I didn't really like it either, but when this is where you are 24 hours 
before the deadline panic can be a great motivator to adapt and overcome. 
Honestly I like there the piece went. 
Here's what I had to use:
 I knew from the beginning I was making a necklace for myself.
Honestly I'm not a fan of toggles on necklaces because they get caught in my hair and pull. 
I think I may have come up with a solution this time. A bit more field testing is required before I can attest to it's effectiveness and not dismantling an updo.
Now, here's the entire piece. I am quite proud of it mismatched bead cap pairs and all.
Ready to see more great creations? Visit the other participants to continue the inspiration.
Linda Anderson - Hostess -
Terry Jeanette Carter 
Rachel Mallis 
Palak (aka Pallavi Asher) 
Bobbie Rafferty 


  1. I really like the textures and colors on your necklace. And reading about your trials and tribulations (been there myself.)

    1. Thanks for letting me know what you think. I'm not thrilled you struggled too, but I am glad to know I am in good company.

  2. I really like the asymmetrical balance in your piece. Good job

    1. Asymmetrical balance...I like the sound of that.

  3. Good job Ginger. I really like what you designed. It has wonderful texture.

  4. I love mismatch and I love asymmetry so I really Really REALLY Love your necklace!!! Great Job! Be Blessed!!!

  5. procrastination is a great motivator! Love the result! Was that beadweaving supposed to tubular peyote? it looks like herringbone.

  6. I love it all, but the little beaded endcaps...they are perfect!! You did a great job with your SWAP!! ~KM

  7. I found the pattern.

  8. Wow I love all the little details that went into your creation. Great job.

  9. Delicate yet not.., it is a beautiful necklace! Great job!

  10. Beautiful necklace . Just love the cute little bead caps and the detailing in the necklace. Lovely!!

  11. I love all the stick pearls thrown in! So gorgeous! Wonderful job! This necklace will go with many an outfit!


  12. Wow! You work well under pressure. Love the necklace.

  13. It's very elegant and with a very interesting desing and different textures. I love the beaded caps and the asymmetrical arrangement!


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