Saturday, December 6, 2014

2nd Annual Bead Hoarders Blog Hop


This blog hop is designed for those with piles of beads and projects to get done.  Do any of you fit this description? 


I need to design earrings for this necklace by BayMoonDesign

I took this blog hop as an opportunity to finish a custom order and make a small dent in a pile of pearls and try some new earwires.

Earrings by BayMoonDesign
I designed this pair of earrings for a customer who bought the above necklace at a craft fair.  I decided to use a lot of silver in my design.  The necklace has beautiful handmade silver links that I am highlighting with the earrings.  I choose a few vividly colored beads to clump together in the earrings just like they are clumped in the necklace.  My customer is happy with them.  One item done from my list.


Multicolored coin pearls from House of Gems

Next I am attempting to make a dent in this pile of gorgeous coin pearls from the House of Gems.  I got with the idea that these 2 strands would provide me with matching pairs of coin pearls for a variety of different colored earrings.  These freshwater coin pearls are 10-11mm in diameter and are the perfect size for earrings. For all of the earrings, I used 3 different sets ear wires from House of Gems.  They are all 21 gauge.  Notice how I paired the ear wires to go with the designs.

Blue Pearl and solidate earrings by BayMoonDesign

I made these blue coin pearl and solidate earrings and selected large loop sterling silver ear wires. I selected classic french hook ear wires because of their clean lines and length to support the beads.

Turquoise coin pearl earrings by BayMoonDesign

For these turquoise coin pearl earrings, I paired the turquoise freshwater coin pearls with white glass pearls, and turquoise swarovski crystals with tiny freshwater pearls.  For these earrings, I decided to use sterling silver ear wires with 2.5 mm ball and coil.  I selected these ear wires because I wanted to mirror the 3 mm sterling silver bead at the bottom of the earring to give the design some continuity.  This pair of earrings is available in my shop to purchase.


Purple green coin pearl earrings by BayMoonDesign

The last pair that I made has some gorgeous coin pearls that look green or purple depending on the light.  I paired these pearls with purple crystals to play on the purple in the pearls.  I paired these earrings with sterling silver ear wires with coils.  For this pair I wanted to use ear wires that were simple and delicate.

I did give away some of the pink pearls to the winner of my 15th BNB Challenge and the rest I am hoarding for awhille!

 A special thanks to Lori Anderson www.PrettyThingsBlog.com  (Hostess).
Please visit the blogs of all of the participants HERE.

Lori Andersonwww.PrettyThingsBlog.com  (Hostess)

Audrey Belanger
esperianterra.blogspot.com
Jenny Kyrlachhttp://anafiassa.blogspot.com/
Kathy Lindemerhttp://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
Lori Schneiderhttp://beadaddicted.blogspot.com/
Dee Elgiehttp://cherryobsidia.blogspot.co.uk
Dolores Ramlhttp://craftydscreations.wordpress.com
Rebecca EdnieHttp://eclecticendeavours.blogspot.com
Lili Kristhttp://emjestudio.blogspot.com/
Marybeth Richhttp://forestofjewels.blogspot.com/
Hannah Rosnerhttp://goodrivergallery.wordpress.com/blog/
Nicole Princehttp://healingbeading.blogspot.com/
Deana Hagerhttp://justdeesarts.blogspot.com/
Jackie Ryanhttp://kydojewellery.blogspot.co.uk/
Elsie Deliz-Fonsecahttp://ladelizchica.blogspot.com/
Mowse Doylehttp://mowsemadethis.blogspot.com/
Evelyn Shelbyhttp://raindropcreationsbyevelyn.blogspot.com
Lisa Johnsonhttp://spudandmrsbutters.blogspot.com/
Terri Gauthierhttp://terrisbloomingideas.blogspot.com/
Patti Pruhshttp://threebeadsandastring.blogspot.com
Shai Williamshttp://www.shaihasramblings.com/
Andrea Glickhttp://zenithjade.blogspot.com/
K Hutchinsonhttps://jumbledhutch.wordpress.com
Marci Brookshttps://thatnothingbewasted.wordpress.com/
Jo-Ann Woolvertonitsabeadifulcreation.blogspot.ca
Jasvanti PatelJewelrybyjasvanti.blogspot.com
Laurie VyselaarLefthandjewelry.wordpress.com
Lisa KnappenbergerLIRaysaDesigns.blogspot.com
Mary Lindellmarylindell.com
Niky Sayerssilverniknats.blogspot.co.uk
Sandra McGriffskyescreativechaos.blogspot.com
Patricia Handschuhthecolorofdreams.blogspot.com
Erin Prais-Hintztreasures-found.blogspot.com
Maria Rosa Sharrowwillowstreetshops.blogspot.com
Kathleen Breedingwww.99bobotw.blogspot.com
Monique Urquhartwww.ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.com
Jackie Locantorewww.artfire.com/ext/shop/blog/MorningStar
Sheryl Stephenswww.babblebead.blogspot.com
Becky Pancakewww.beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com
Mona Arnottwww.bijouxgemsjoy.blogspot.ca
Michelle Escanowww.cabbycraft.com
Denise McCabewww.cabewoman.blogspot.com
Carolyn Lawsonwww.carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com
Sheila Prosewww.catswithbeads.blogspot.com
Kim Dworakwww.cianciblue.blogspot.com
Iveth Carusowww.CreativeAtelier.net/blog
Deborah Apodacawww.deborahapodacadesigns.blogspot.com/
Elizabeth Bunnwww.elizabethbeads.blogspot.com
Janine Lucaswww.esfera.me/travel/blog/travel-stories
Kari Asburywww.hippiechickdesign.blogspot.com
Inge von Rooswww.ingetraud.wordpress.com
Divya Nwww.jewelsofsayuri.com
Debbie Rasmussenwww.kepirasmussen.blogspot.com
KJwww.kjsbeadaciousbeads.blogspot.com/
Klaudete Koonwww.klaudetekoon.blogspot.com
Ghislaine Kruse-van Erpwww.kruseartllc.com
Ginger Bishopwww.lilmummylikes.blogspot.com
Kelly Schermerhornwww.meanderingwithkelly.blogspot.com
Mischelle Andradewww.micheladasmusings.blogspot.com 
Sue Kellywww.midlifegreaterexpectations.blogspot.com
Rachel Malliswww.mintmonarch.com/#!Blog/c1jlz
Susan McClellandwww.mistheword12.com
Mary K McGrawwww.mkaymac.blogspot.com
Tania Spiveywww.moobiegracedesigns.blogspot.com
Stephanie Perrywww.mustardbeadbystephanieperry.blogspot.com
Mitzie Criderwww.NeedfulLuxuries.Blogspot.com
Nicole RennellWww.nicolerennell.com/blog
Nicole Valentinewww.nvalentine.blogspot.com
Karen Mitchellwww.overthemoon-design.com
Tammy Adamswww.paisleylizard.com/blog/
Patty Millerwww.pattymillerbeads.blogspot.com
Blanca Medinawww.peru-medesigns.com
Stephanie Hausslerwww.pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com
Roxanne Mendozawww.roxidesigns.blogspot.com
Claire Fabianwww.saraccino.blogspot.com
Bridget Torreswww.shears58.net
Donetta Farringtonwww.simplygorgeous-donetta.blogspot.com
Lee Koopmanwww.stregajewellry.wordpress.com
Deb Fortinwww.studiok24.blogspot.ca
Susan WallsWww.susansartcircus.com/blog
Cece Cormierwww.thebeadingyogini.com
Heather Ottowww.thecrafthopper.com
Lizzie Clarkewww.theneedtobead.blogspot.co.uk
Elizabeth Hodgeswww.thewhisperingseas.blogspot.com
Fay Wolfendenwww.torchfairy.blogspot.com
Kelly Hosford Pattersonwww.TravelingSideShow.blogspot.com
Nan Smithwww.wirednan.blogspot.ca
Jayne Cappswwwww.mamasgototdoodle.blogspot.com
Robin Kae Reed                                              http://www.willowdragon.blogspot.com/
Melissa Trudinger                                            https://beadrecipes.wordpress.com/
Regina Wood                                                   http://gina-design.blogspot.com/

38 comments:

  1. It feels like such an accomplishment to cross things off the list. Love those red earrings. I have a box of pearls just waiting for inspiration- good thing they will never go out of style. The pearl coin earrings are fabulous and I bet they wear wonderfully.

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  2. Pretty. And you've given me an idea for some silver spacers I've been hoarding! The earrings for the necklace are indeed perfect. I can bet the customer was more than pleased.

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  3. Coin pearls are one of my favorite shapes to use in earrings and your designs would add a touch of grace to any occasion. Perfect color and wire pairings!

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  4. Hi Kathy, great earrings. The turquoise pair is of course my favorite.

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  5. All the earrings are lovely - but the first pair, the red, really speaks to me! Nicely made.

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  6. Great earrings. If I have to pick a favorite it would be the turquoise ones, but the are all lovely.

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  7. oooh, lovely pearls ! And I love how each piece has it own feel in spite of each having the coin pearls as a focal point.

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  8. Beautiful and brilliant designs! Love pearls too.

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  9. I'm fantasizing about a trip to the ocean, any ocean, right now! The earrings are all lovely, and the turquoise pair I especially enjoy. Dangly and feminine.

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  10. The necklace is just stunning! Lovely earrings, but I think that top pair with the silver loop in my favorite :) You did beautiful work!

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  11. I have a not so secret weakness for earrings. So your parade of designs was quite a delight.

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  12. What a great choice of stash, Kathy! These are lovely... and I always learn something about design whenever I visit :)

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  13. Gorgeous earrings! I love how you started from the same place and they all look so different.

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  14. oooo, those coin pearls are beautiful! Love the earrings.

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  15. So many beautiful earrings! I could not pick a favorite.

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  16. Love all your earrings. Those coin pearls are stunning and i'm amazed how different the earrings look with different ear wires. something to ponder. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Beautiful necklace. I like the sodalite earring design.

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  18. Great earrings! Is that sea glass with ceramic on the necklace? Beautiful!

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  19. You met the challenge. My favorites are the turquoise earrings, I love all the dangles.

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  20. I love all your earrings, and the idea of using the challenge to cross things off your list is great!

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  21. Beautiful! And ironic -- I was just looking at my Cup of Bead Soup projects from a few years back, and I ran across a sea-themed focal, teal with beige shells, and decided to use bordeaux pearls like I saw in your colorway. Cool thought!

    The earrings are lovely and I hope you get a lot of joy from them!



    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) www.BeadSoupCafe.com -- hope to see you at other hops!

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  22. Oh I love those pearls, beautiful earrings!

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  23. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your work with us. I'll bet all the earrings sell.

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  24. I love coin pearls and specially in the colors of your earrings .They look elegant.

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  25. Yeah for getting stuff done - that's a bonus of busting into your bead stash. I really love the unexpected pop of berry color in your sea glass necklace. It's very striking!

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  26. What lovely earrings, the first pearl set have to be my favorite love the colour!

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  27. Wow what gorgeous colors of pearls, I too would have hoarded these suckers! I love that you took the same shape pearl and made them into totally different styles of earrings. Lovely job!

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  28. Such lovely pretties! Turquoise is one of my favorite colors :)

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  29. Lovely earrings, very elegant.

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  30. Love the pretty earrings but those teal ones are my favorite.

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  31. Love those coin pearls it is so difficult to get really nice coloured ones, they are perfect as earrings!
    Jackie

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  32. I know the necklace was from a craft show that you did but I have to tell you it is AWESOME!!! i love all the pretty pearl earrings. Have a Blessed Day!

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  33. What wonderful earrings!! I love the coin pearls the colors are. Great thanks for sharing gina-design.blogspot com

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  34. I love all your earring designs! And how you paid special attention to the ear wires chosen for each pair. Beautiful!

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  35. Love how you focused on one strand of beads and came up with so many lovely designs.

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