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Bead Peeps Blog Hop


I was so excited to open my Bead Peeps Blog Hop package.  My jaw fell open as I looked at pieces I’ve never even seen before except in pictures!  There are bone beads, seed beads, amber, trade beads, Czech beads for African trade, a large African trade bead that looks like polymer?, not sure, but it is lovely, some Sari silk and an adorable copper nest that Jayne made.  Here is a link to her blog…

Jayne Capps

I have never worked with any beads like these and I’m excited to try out what my brain is already mulling over.

Here is the picture of my beads from Jayne Capps…



This is what I sent Jayne…


Some of my handmade impressed ceramic stoneware beads, wood beads, metal beads, glass seed beads, some waxed linen and an old clothing snap from years ago.  I hope she likes them.

Well, here I go, mulling over and creating, tearing out and starting over more than once I’m sure.  And tear up I did, more than once, but I like what I came up with!


I made a ring out of the nest Jayne sent me.  It was the odd one in the bunch and it took me a while to figure out what to do with it.  I am not a wire worker, but this one works for me.  Please pardon the wrinkles!


This evening is when I finally finished this necklace and earring set.  If you look closely, you will see the earrings are actually clasps Jayne sent that were extras. And if you look just right, they are in the shape of hearts.  It took me until this evening to come up with this.  I could not for the life of me find my earring wires, so since these are mine forever, I quickly made some wires.


This set is my favorite.  I wove the Sari ribbon into this chain that I had.  I also used every bead I could and made a six layered bangle for the necklace.


Here are the earrings to both sets.  See the “hearts”?

This was a fun time and I appreciate being added to #BeadPeepsSwap

Here is the list of bloggers and hoppers, have fun!

Our Hostess: Linda Anderson from http//
Linda Anderson
Marica Zammit
Linda Anderson
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
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
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

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Oh My Goodness!

I think I’m getting too old for all this newfangled computer stuff.  How many times have I said that?  New pages, places, stores, etc, etc.  I cannot remember what I had for lunch yesterday, let alone what I’m to do on all these new things!

But I am excited to be a part of it!  And learning new things is good for the brain and Lord knows, I need all the help with that that I can get…lol.

Thanks Marla for this opportunity.  I am so glad you are there for us, because without you I wouldn’t be anywhere online.  I do appreciate it even if I complain a bit now and then!

I have a few new things in mind, new for me, not you.  I want to do larger pieces, bowls, cups, etc.  Pinch pottery is cool work, but now it’s time to get busy and really do it, not just think about it.

take care all.  Look up, for your Redeemer draweth nigh!


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New Adventure



Marti’s Buttons-n-Beads is now on the Artisan Component Marketplace!  Another new adventure in clay.  Clay has brought me a long way from my little country home to the world.  I’ve sold on Etsy close to ten years, but trying to wean myself from them now.  I hope you will go on this ride with me!  take care!