Second Annual Bead Hoarder’s Blog Hop

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Laurie Anderson  challenged us again to use some of the beads we have been hoarding and make some jewelry.

Since last year I still enjoy shopping for beads, but have been spending more time making lampwork beads. I have also been collecting more beads by my favorite beadmakers.

Last July I attended the Gathering of The International Society of Glass Beadmakers in Houston. While there, I purchased a beautiful focal bead by Stephanie Sersich, whose work I have long admired. The bead is very large and did not look right on a chain. I decided to make matching lampwork spacer beads for a necklace. I made the beads out of Bullseye glass, which Stephanie also uses.

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I felt such a substantial necklace needed a large clasp. Luckily I had been hoarding a beautiful handmade clasp by Cheri Reed. I received the clasp in a handmade gift exchange two years ago.

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Here is the list of the other artists participating. Be sure to visit the other blogs in this hop to see their handmade jewelry:

Lori Anderson www.PrettyThingsBlog.com  (Hostess)
Audrey Belanger esperianterra.blogspot.com
Jenny Kyrlach http://anafiassa.blogspot.com/
Kathy Lindemer http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
Lori Schneider http://beadaddicted.blogspot.com/
Dee Elgie http://cherryobsidia.blogspot.co.uk
Dolores Raml http://craftydscreations.wordpress.com
Rebecca Ednie Http://eclecticendeavours.blogspot.com
Lili Krist http://emjestudio.blogspot.com/
Marybeth Rich http://forestofjewels.blogspot.com/
Hannah Rosner http://goodrivergallery.wordpress.com/blog/
Nicole Prince http://healingbeading.blogspot.com/
Deana Hager http://justdeesarts.blogspot.com/
Jackie Ryan http://kydojewellery.blogspot.co.uk/
Elsie Deliz-Fonseca http://ladelizchica.blogspot.com/
Mowse Doyle http://mowsemadethis.blogspot.com/
Evelyn Shelby http://raindropcreationsbyevelyn.blogspot.com
Lisa Johnson http://spudandmrsbutters.blogspot.com/
Terri Gauthier http://terrisbloomingideas.blogspot.com/
Patti Pruhs http://threebeadsandastring.blogspot.com
Shai Williams http://www.shaihasramblings.com/
Andrea Glick http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/
K Hutchinson https://jumbledhutch.wordpress.com
Marci Brooks https://thatnothingbewasted.wordpress.com/
Jo-Ann Woolverton itsabeadifulcreation.blogspot.ca
Jasvanti Patel Jewelrybyjasvanti.blogspot.com
Laurie Vyselaar Lefthandjewelry.wordpress.com
Lisa Knappenberger LIRaysaDesigns.blogspot.com
Mary Lindell marylindell.com
Niky Sayers silverniknats.blogspot.co.uk
Sandra McGriff skyescreativechaos.blogspot.com
Patricia Handschuh thecolorofdreams.blogspot.com
Erin Prais-Hintz treasures-found.blogspot.com
Maria Rosa Sharrow willowstreetshops.blogspot.com
Kathleen Breeding www.99bobotw.blogspot.com
Monique Urquhart www.ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.com
Jackie Locantore www.artfire.com/ext/shop/blog/MorningStar
Sheryl Stephens www.babblebead.blogspot.com
Becky Pancake www.beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com
Mona Arnott www.bijouxgemsjoy.blogspot.ca
Michelle Escano www.cabbycraft.com
Denise McCabe www.cabewoman.blogspot.com
Carolyn Lawson www.carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com
Sheila Prose www.catswithbeads.blogspot.com
Kim Dworak www.cianciblue.blogspot.com
Iveth Caruso www.CreativeAtelier.net/blog
Deborah Apodaca www.deborahapodacadesigns.blogspot.com/
Elizabeth Bunn www.elizabethbeads.blogspot.com
Janine Lucas www.esfera.me/travel/blog/travel-stories
Kari Asbury www.hippiechickdesign.blogspot.com
Inge von Roos www.ingetraud.wordpress.com
Divya N www.jewelsofsayuri.com
Debbie Rasmussen www.kepirasmussen.blogspot.com
KJ www.kjsbeadaciousbeads.blogspot.com/
Klaudete Koon www.klaudetekoon.blogspot.com
Ghislaine Kruse-van Erp www.kruseartllc.com
Ginger Bishop www.lilmummylikes.blogspot.com
Kelly Schermerhorn www.meanderingwithkelly.blogspot.com
Mischelle Andrade www.micheladasmusings.blogspot.com 
Sue Kelly www.midlifegreaterexpectations.blogspot.com
Rachel Mallis www.mintmonarch.com/#!Blog/c1jlz
Susan McClelland www.mistheword12.com
Mary K McGraw www.mkaymac.blogspot.com
Tania Spivey www.moobiegracedesigns.blogspot.com
Stephanie Perry www.mustardbeadbystephanieperry.blogspot.com
Mitzie Crider www.NeedfulLuxuries.Blogspot.com
Nicole Rennell Www.nicolerennell.com/blog
Nicole Valentine www.nvalentine.blogspot.com
Karen Mitchell www.overthemoon-design.com
Tammy Adams www.paisleylizard.com/blog/
Patty Miller www.pattymillerbeads.blogspot.com
Blanca Medina www.peru-medesigns.com
Stephanie Haussler www.pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com
Roxanne Mendoza www.roxidesigns.blogspot.com
Claire Fabian www.saraccino.blogspot.com
Bridget Torres www.shears58.net
Donetta Farrington www.simplygorgeous-donetta.blogspot.com
Lee Koopman www.stregajewellry.wordpress.com
Deb Fortin www.studiok24.blogspot.ca
Susan Walls Www.susansartcircus.com/blog
Cece Cormier www.thebeadingyogini.com
Heather Otto www.thecrafthopper.com
Lizzie Clarke www.theneedtobead.blogspot.co.uk
Elizabeth Hodges www.thewhisperingseas.blogspot.com
Fay Wolfenden www.torchfairy.blogspot.com
Kelly Hosford Patterson www.TravelingSideShow.blogspot.com
Nan Smith www.wirednan.blogspot.ca
Jayne Capps wwwww.mamasgototdoodle.blogspot.com
Robin Kae Reed                                          http://www.willowdragon.blogspot.com/
Melissa Trudinger                                      https://beadrecipes.wordpress.com/
Regina Wood                                                  http://gina-design.blogspot.com/
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About ingetraud

I make lampwork beads and jewelry. My other interests include traveling, reading, hiking, and collecting art and handcrafted items, especially pottery. I have always loved handmade things and have collected hand-thrown pottery since I was a teenager. I have done stained glass and weaving. I had been stringing beads into necklaces for a while when I attended a clay and glass show in Palo Alto. There was a beadmaker there whose work I fell in love with. I bought one bead to make into a necklace and decided I wanted to learn how to make glass beads. I took my first beadmaking class from Jackie Marr in Santa Cruz. After taking another class from Katie Stuart in Santa Barbara I set up my own studio and have not looked back. Beadmaking is like meditation for me. What has kept me interested is that there is always some new technique or color combination to learn or try. I have taken advanced classes from Sally Prasch, Marjorie Langston, Holly Cooper, Shirley Cook, Dolly Ahles, J.C. Herrill, Kristen Franzten Orr, Amy Waldman Smith, Claudia Trimbur-Pagel, Astrid Riedel, Amanda Muddimer, Melanie Moertel, Angela Meier, and Jennifer Geldard. I love combining my love of beadmaking and traveling by taking classes away from home. Last September I got to attend a bead symposium in Wertheim, Germany. I took a bead lining class and watched many demos. I am married and have one son, age 26. I live in the Santa Cruz Mountains between Los Gatos and Scotts Valley, California.
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20 Responses to Second Annual Bead Hoarder’s Blog Hop

  1. Tammy Adams says:

    What a lovely bright happy necklace design. Reminds me of candy.

  2. What a darling little necklace, so bright and cheerful !

  3. Terri G. says:

    Beautiful and vibrant design! Way to go with the un-hoarding!!

  4. Karen M says:

    Lovely necklace! It has a fun Summery feel to it.

  5. Great job… love the red

  6. Ginger B. says:

    What a fun, happy piece. I love it.

  7. Donetta says:

    Your necklace makes me happy…I think any day wearing it would be a great day!

  8. Stephanie has to be one of my favorites and if you saw the number of beads I own of hers, you’d freak. The problem is, she has such a touch herself, I don’t know what to do with them other than put them in a shadow box! Maybe I’ll try what you did and make a bunch of spacers (and practice my sizing!).

    Excellent!

    Thank you so much for participating, and don’t forget to post your pieces in the special Pinterest board, http://www.pinterest.com/limamike/bead-hoarders-blog-hop/, and join the Facebook group (also welcome to your friends) http://www.BeadSoupCafe.com — hope to see you at other hops!

  9. Kelly says:

    Her glass beads are tangible joy. And your glass beads go perfect with the focal. I would think you’ll find yourself smiling all day while wearing this cheerful necklace.

  10. KJ says:

    What a wonderful treat- those colors are eye catching and I just love them. I am sure that wearing this will bring a smile to your face and joy to your heart.

  11. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your work with us. Stephanie’s beads sure are lovely, aren’t they?

  12. Kari Asbury says:

    Love it! So bright and cheerful. It’s always wonderful to see your work 🙂

  13. What a fantastic focal! I love it. I like the way you started with the lighter beads to draw out the colors in the center and then worked into the darker color. It’s a great piece.

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  15. Gorgeous happy colors what a beautiful uplifting necklace!

  16. Hi Inge, Your necklace is beautiful. I am impressed with how many of the spacers you were able to make exactly the same. Great job.

  17. beadlove says:

    This is a beautiful necklace. I love the beads you made to go with the focal – so bright and happy!

  18. What a beautiful pendant and what a beautiful necklace you made with it. So bright and cheerful. All the beads work so well with each other.

  19. Elizabeth Hodges says:

    What a fun, happy necklace!

  20. Mona Arnott says:

    Bright and cheerful!

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