Welcome to the sixth Bead Peeps Swap n Hop! Linda Anderson organized it. Again Linda matched jewelry designers with partners. We sent each other beads in order to create jewelry. What fun!
This year my partner was Michelle Marson. Michelle lives in Bradford, New Hampshire and makes jewelry created from vintage and repurposed materials celebrating nature. She often uses vintage and antique flatware in her jewelry. Michelle sells her jewelry on Etsy and Instagram.
Michelle sent me a most interesting assortment of beads. There were beads made of many things including metal, stone, shell, and glass. An eclectic and very cool bead soup!
I made 3 necklaces.
For my first necklace I used the two long turquoise beads and the clasp from Michelle along with lampwork beads I made to match and paper beads from my stash.
For my second necklace I used pearl beads and shell beads from Michelle. I also used some of my lampwork beads.
The third necklace is my favorite. I used the feather focal and a variety of stone and glass beads. Most of the beads are from Michelle. There are some wonderfully colorful glass beads that I believe came from the Czech Republic, other glass beads, stone nuggets, and round turquoise beads. I added just a few lampwork beads and some turquoise nuggets.
I am happy with how all the pieces turned out!
Thank you so much Linda for hosting this blog hop for the sixth time. Thank you Michelle for the wonderful beads.