Friday, April 14, 2023

Bead Peeps Swap'N Hop '23 Reveal

BayMoonDesign is part of the Bead Peeps Swap'n Hop '23. I love the swapping beads and getting inspiration from a new assortment. In my previous blog, I credited Linda Anderson of Cherry on the Top Design for organizing this event.  I also introduced my partner who sent me a focal, clasp, and some bead soup is Terry Jean Lynch Carter. She goes by the name TappingflamingoBingo. She is from Louisiana by way of Florida. Terry has a boho style and is drawn to the beach boho look. She surprised me with a southwestern selection of ingredients. 

The rules of this bead exchange require the participants to use a focal, clasp and some of the beads in the design of the necklace that were sent. This is the focal that I received and it determined the style of my design. It had to be southwestern.

Terry sent me 2 clasps.  I selected the hook clasp that she made.  How could I not use a handmade artisan component!

I then pulled all of the earthy beige and brown round agate beads, and selected copper crystals.  From my stash of beads I added some rectangular blue crazy agate and silver spacers.  Now it is time to reveal what I made!

This is the 24 inch southwest style necklace that I designed.  I love the blues in the crazy blue lace agate and the earthy desert colors of the beige and brown agate with it. The blues remind me of the popular gemstone turquoise found in the southwest.

Terry also gave me some of the ingredients for some western earrings which I designed to go with this necklace.  I just had to add the silver jump rings and ear wires.  

I appreciate your looking at my designs.  Please leave a comment with your thoughts.  Also, stop by to see Terry's jewelry which can be found on her YouTube channel under the name tapping flamingo. She also is on Instagram and TikTok. TappingflamingoBingo is the name of her Etsy Shop. 

If you are interested in purchasing this necklace and earrings it can be purchased in my Baymoondesign Etsy shop.