Welcome to the first Bead Peeps Swap n Hop. Linda Anderson organized it and there are around 200 people participating. Linda matched all of us up with partners. We sent each other beads to create jewelry. My partner is Deb Fortin of Mhoti Studio (formally Studio 24). Here is my post about what she sent me.
Deb sent me a gorgeous soup including a metal focal bead and clasp she made herself. I did not realize how generous she had been until I started creating my pieces. I made three necklaces and still have some beautiful beads left over.
For my first necklace I used the beautiful handmade pendant, square shell beads, and branch coral from Deb. I added some of my own lampwork beads, a copper clasp, and brass spacer beads. I love this necklace and plan to wear it often.
For my second necklace I made a focal pendant out of a green semiprecious stone bead from Deb. I also used her beautiful handmade copper toggle clasp. The other bead I used from Deb were branch coral, serpentine and other green semiprecious stones. I added lampwork beads that I had made and glass spacer beads from the Czech Republic.
I thought I was done, but there were many beads left and they called to me. For the third necklace I used a lampwork bead from Deb by a Canadian artist. I also used round semiprecious stones and labradorite coin-shaped beads that Deb had sent. I added some lampwork beads I had made a few years ago, some chain, and a clasp.
Thank you Deb for these wonderful beads.
Please hop over to Mhoti Studio to see what Deb made with the beads I sent her. I can’t wait to see what she has made.
Please visit the other first Swap n Hop participants to see their wonderful creations by clicking here.