Saturday, May 2, 2015

Bead Peeps Swap 'n' Hop Reveal

Hi There!
Welcome to my blog lilmummy likes...
Yep, it's basically things I enjoy visually, 
and as I am a passionate beader it's focus is my bead work.

Today I'm sharing what I created after swapping beads with the lovely Peggy Johnson of Dear Jupiter as a participant of the Bead Peeps Swap 'n' Hop.

I'm going to keep this short since you've got lots of goodies to see as you hop. 
Here's what I sent.
Here's what Peggy sent me.
All the much deserved oohs and aahs 
were covered in 2 previous posts, but 
THANKS one more time Peggy.

Here's what I made:
Patriotic Anklet
Just in time for warm weather my first piece is a patriotic anklet.
As a military wife for almost half my life I find I use red, white and blue a lot.

Multi-strand Pearl Bracelet
My very good friend, Tina, sent me these pearls with others years ago. Around Christmas I used the red and white ones in another bracelet, and these have been on my bead table ever since waiting. 
Wait! What is it about these close up pictures 
that shows you things you'd never see in real life. 
I will add crimp covers. I just didn't see it before.
Peggy I know they thank you for sending exactly what I needed so they have a new, purposeful, beautiful life.

Finally, my favorite piece despite the fact that I have hated pink for 24 years.
Spiky Mermaid Necklace
Never in my life would I have combined these things if Peggy hadn't sent them to me together, but the result was/is lovely. The corner drilled vintage beads are my favorite.
This background doesn't do them justice, but it was the clearest image.

A used all but about 9 beads and a tube of completely clear seed beads.

Don't ask me why as a seed beader I never use seed beads 
in any bead exchange challenge. 
It truly baffles me too.

Please know I am grateful for you taking the time to visit.
I'd love for you to leave here to visit Peggy 
or any of the other wonderful participants in this challenge.

Bead Peeps Swap N Hop 2015 
Partner List  

 Our Hostess: Linda Anderson from http//

Linda Anderson (You are HERE)
Marica Zammit
Jessica Hocutt

Kristina Hahn Eleniak
Debbie Jeffries http://wordpress/debrasdivinedesigns/

Rosantia Petkova
Shalini Austin

Catherine La Vite
Annica Larsson

Lori Schneider
Divya N

Mowse Doyle
Fay Wolfenden

Kathy Lindemer
Claire Fabian

Janice Warden Bergeron
Natalie Davidson

Deb Fortin
Inge von Roos

Karen Mitchell
Robin Reed

Marie Covert
Alicia Marinache

Nan Smith
Johana Nunez

Kelly Hosford Patterson
Lori Blanchard

Sue  Kennedy
Shai Williams

Niky Sayers
Melissa Trudinger

Candida Castleberry
Erin Guest

Nicole Rennell
Ien Temaluru

Robin Showstack
Sam Waghorn

Marianne Baxter
Elsie Deliz-Fonseca

Shai Williams
Lee Koopman

Jayne Capps
Marti Conrad

Tina Bosh reserve)
Eleanor Thomas

Jeanne Steck
Gloria Allen

Rachel Mallis!blog/c1jlz
Andrea Glick

Stephanie Stamper
Chris Haussler

Betony Maiden
Kari Asbury

Jenny Kyrlach
Colleen Foley

Marybeth Rich
Marcy Lamberson

Dyanne Everett-Cantrell
Ginny Lones

Maria Rosa Sharrow
Loretta Carstensen

Dolores Raml
Michelle McCarthy

Louise McCormick-Glazier reserve)
Heather Richter

Tammy Adams
Shirley Moore

Seed Beaders

Susanne Stelljes
Sheila Prosterman

Pallavi Asher
Jami Shipp

Peggy Kosier
Andra Weber

Catherine King
Krafty Max

Sierra Barrett
Lois Sherwood

Katy Heider
Rebecca Robertson   (White)

Heather Richter
Brandy Collier

Stephanie Haussler
Lori Blanchard

Kathleen Breeding
Becky Pancake

Renetha Stanziano
Tami Norris

Ginger Bishop
Peggy Johnson


  1. What a fun challenge, with pink, that cool mermaid works so well! Great job!

  2. I really LOVE the spiky mermaid necklace. Those pink beads are my absolute favorite! This was such a fun swap. Thank you for all the great goodies you sent me! I am glad that you actually liked something that was pink.

  3. Hi Ginger, Your mermaid is adorable.

  4. Great designs! That mermaid necklace is so cool!

  5. You made some truly gorgeous stuff, Ginger! Well done!

  6. What a beautiful mermaid necklace you made, i love the bead combo it works wonderfully. the anklet is perfect for summer wear and really pretty.

  7. I am loving the Spiky Mermaid necklace!

  8. Getting awesome beads in one's unaccustomed style/colours is an amazing part of swaps :) I see you were really inspired by Peggy's choices, and created some artful and super-wearable designs, Ginger :)

  9. Great pieces, I'm not a beach lover but that mermaid necklace is gorgeous.

  10. Lovely pieces. The mermaid necklace is so fun and whimsical.

  11. What an ADORABLE necklace! I love the pink and the corner lucite too! So sweet and fun! A PERFECT piece for the summer - indeed! Job well done!


  12. Beautiful work. That mermaid necklace is elegant but still fun, she's a little cutie.

  13. Great designs, all of them but I really love the mermaid too!!! Great Job!!! Have a Blessed Day!

  14. I'm a pink girl so you know I love the little Mermaid best. Lovely piece

  15. Beautiful work! Yes, the last necklace is my favorite, too, it is lush as a coral reef! But I also like the anklet and three-strand bracelet - the colors and arrangement are so pleasing to the eye!

  16. oooo spiky mermaid! Love her!

  17. You made very nice creations from the lovely assortment you receive. Not being a fan of pink either I find myself drawn to the mermaid necklace.

  18. It's nice to see designers using precious items they have been keeping close to their hearts & finally using them in a new design. Plus you combined those sentimental beads in your bead peeps design. I will look forward to seeing you use that interesting mermaid piece.

  19. Great job.. beautiful work... My favorite is the multi-strand Pearl bracelet... what a great clasp.

  20. Lovely pieces, each of them and a very creative use of your swap components. Loved the mermaid necklace!


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