|3rd Annual Bead Peeps Swap N Hop|
I am happy to say I am part of the 3rd Annual Bead Peeps Swap N Hop which is hosted by Linda Anderson of CherryOnTopDesign. Our directions for this event are to send our partner something he or she will love and will brightening his or her day as well as offer a challenge.
We didn't have much time to mail our beads to our partner. I spent some time poking around on the Internet to learn a little about my partner--Linda Raggo as possible.
Linda lives in Auburn, Georgia. I found that Linda is exclusively on Facebook. She told me that she has had much better luck there than Etsy or Amazon Handmade and better than her local shows. She is a seller in the LBA Designers Galleria Showcase group. I had the opportunity to watch her sell there one weekend. As far as I could tell, she sold everything she listed. Her photos of her jewelry were really well done. Her jewelry is beautiful. She uses Swarovski crystal accents, sterling silver and lots of handmade ceramic and lamp work by well known artisans.
Stash of beads that Raggo sent to BayMoonDesign
|Stash of beads that Raggo sent to BayMoonDesign|
|Leafy agate necklace by BayMoonDesign|
|Leafy Agate Necklace by BayMoonDesign|
I think this woodsy necklace would make a special Mother's Day necklace or handmade artisan gift for someone special. It is available in my shop.
|Floral earrings by BayMoonDesign|
|Rainbow colored necklace by BayMoonDesign|
|navy blue floral earrings by BayMoonDesign|
Part of this challenge involved sending our partner some beads that we created with. I sent Linda the pink ceramic focal. I am anxious to see if she used it and how. Below is the pink crystal necklace that I made with it.
|Pink Crystal Necklace by BayMoonDesign|
|Ocean wave necklace by BayMoonDesign|
The other bead that I sent to Linda is the ocean wave bead in the necklace above. I used the artisan 24 mm. in diameter ocean wave lamp work bead by glass bead maker Carole Hughes. The peach colored seashell swirl opaque glass and transparent glass reminds me of an ocean wave. I added a copper coral connector to the top and copper coral branch to the bottom of the lamp work. I combined copper spacers, carnelian red beads, cream beads, and blue gray chips. I also added tiny blue gray seed beads to add color and sparkle. I made the circular copper clasp with the intent of adding more copper with a similar design to the piece.
I am anxious to see if Linda used these beads and what she did with them.
I still have lots of beads that Linda sent left to use. Thank you Linda Raggo for the generous supply of beads and Linda Anderson for organizing this. Please grab your favorite beverage and enjoy seeing what everyone has created. Leave a comment or two!
Linda Anderson - Hostess - http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com Beaders and partners Linda Anderson http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com Christina Hickman http://www.vintagetreasuresjewelry.blogspot.com Catherine LaVite http://drygulchbeadsandjewelry.blogspot.com/ Barbara Price http://www.instagram.com/colorcopiajewelrydesigns/ Kathy Lindemer https://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/ (here) Linda Raggo http://www.instagram.com/linda_raggo_ Marianne Baxter http://simplyseablimejewelry.blogspot.comAgnes Heidler Rachelle Walker http://www.chellerydesigns.net/blog Gloria Allen http://wingsandbeads.blogspot.com Ally Asato https://instagram.com/purplemosspal Robin Lynne Showstack http://heartsdesiresjewelryforyou.blogspot.com/ Naomi Knafla https://www.instagram.com/naomiknafla/ Maria Rosa Sharrow http://willowstreetshops.blogspot.com Dana Phillips http://www.neverwinterdesigns.blogspot.com Michelle McCarthy http://www.fireflydesignstudio.blogspot.com Beth Blanc https://www.instagram.com/beth.blanc.designs.jewelry/ Hope Smitherman http://CraftyHope.com Kari Asbury https://www.instagram.com/kariasburyjewelry/ Shai Williams http://www.shaihasramblings.com/ Betony Maiden http://beadwenches.blogspot.com Inge van Roos http://ingetraud.wordpress.com Kelly Hosford Patterson https://www.instagram.com/pyxeestyx/ Kristina Peck http://tealeavesandtinyhats.blogspot.com/ Lori Schneider http://beadaddicted.blogspot.com Rosantia Petkova http://bairozan.blogspot.bg/ Erika Price http://erikaprice.co.uk Claire Fabian http://saraccino.blogspot.de/ Rachel Mallis http://www.sharpthingsblog.com Deb Fortin http://mhotistudio.blogspot.ca Nicole Rennell http://nicolerennell.com Joanne Bell https://joannetinks.wordpress.com/ Johana Nunez http://www.artincendi.com Sam Waghorn http://palemooncreation.blogspot.co.uk Natalie Davidson http://www.northshoredays.com/ Robin Reed http://www.willowdragon.blogspot.com Faye Wolfenden http://torchfairy.blogspot.com Karin King http://maverickbeads.blogspot.ca Divya http://www.jewelsofsayuri.com Rebecca White http://morganafeycreations.wordpress.com Palak Udeshi http://kalaabhushan.blogspot.in Seed Beaders Rebecca White http://morganafeycreations.wordpress.com Palak Udeshi http://kalaabhushan.blogspot.in Penny Houghton http://smellynelly.blogspot.com.au Krafty Max http://www.kraftymax.net/blogposts/ Heather Canepa http://www.desertjewelrydesigns.com Ginger Bishop http://lilmummylikes.blogspot.com Katy Heider http://onthepondcreations.blogspot.com/ Renetha Stanziano http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com/ Becky Pancake http://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com/ Tina Pawass https://freebirdsinnovations.blogspot.com Mowse Doyle http://www.midnight-leopard.com/ Tami Norris https://www.instagram.com/taminorris79/ Minnette Miller https://www.instagram.com/minnettemiller/ Veralynne Malone http://www.veradesigns.blogspot.com