Welcome to the fifth Bead Peeps Swap n Hop! Linda Anderson organized it. Just as in prior years, Linda matched a group of jewelry designers with partners. We sent each other beads in order to create jewelry.
This year my partner is Lois Sherwood. Lois live in Austin, Texas and makes lampwork beads as well as jewelry. Lois sent me a wonderful assortment of beads she had made in cool colors. She also sent a handmade clasp, wire, a neck piece, and complementary glass beads. A fantastic bead soup!
I made 2 necklaces and a pair of earrings.
For my first necklace I used most of the colorful lampwork beads, the black coin-shaped beads, and the handmade clasp from Lois. I added only 2 of my own lampwork beads. I love this necklace and plan to wear it often.
For my second necklace I made a pendant with the focal lampwork bead from Lois. It is perfect on the neck piece. A variety of glass beads, wire, and a lampwork bead from Lois completed the necklace. I also added a charm that I had made out of copper clay. The necklace is light and easy to wear.
The earrings match the second necklace.
I love how all my pieces turned out. What fun!
Thank you so much Linda for hosting this blog hop. Thank you Lois for the beautiful beads you sent me!