2nd Annual Bead Hoarders Blog Hop!

| Challenges, Jewelry


It’s time for the 2nd Annual Bead Hoarder’s Blog Hop hosted by Ms. Lori Anderson and friends.  I’ve been making jewelry for about 3 years and sad to say, I have accumulated more beads than I could use.  There are so many beads at the craft and specialty stores and sometimes, it’s challenging to say “No” to buying some more.  LOL.

The first one that I made is a bracelet.  I love these blue organic and red Asian inspired beads.  They go so well together and the pop of red is  a fun surprise.  I used copper wire and went all the way by wire wrapping each component and linking them together and adding an s-clasp in the end.

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Then I made a pair of earrings using the Vintaj round brass blanks with a transfer image.  These were made during the jewelry class that I took at Vintaj in Galena, IL a few years ago.  I enjoyed that class very much and I learned a lot from it.  I used copper wire, wrapped each bead together and attached the components to a handmade round ear hook.  It’s simple but beautiful.

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Thank you for visiting CabbyCraft and enjoy the rest of your bead hop.


Lori Anderson PrettyThings  (Hostess)
Audrey Belanger Toki No Hourosha
Jenny Kyrlach Wonder and Whimsy
Kathy Lindemer Bay Moon Design
Lori Schneider Bead Addict
Dee Elgie Cherry Obsidia
Dolores Raml CraftyD’s Creations
Rebecca Ednie Eclectic Endeavors
Lili Krist http://emjestudio.blogspot.com/
Marybeth Rich http://forestofjewels.blogspot.com/
Hannah Rosner Good River Valley
Nicole Prince http://healingbeading.blogspot.com/
Deana Hager http://justdeesarts.blogspot.com/
Jackie Ryan http://kydojewellery.blogspot.co.uk/
Elsie Deliz-Fonseca http://ladelizchica.blogspot.com/
Mowse Doyle http://mowsemadethis.blogspot.com/
Evelyn Shelby http://raindropcreationsbyevelyn.blogspot.com
Lisa Johnson http://spudandmrsbutters.blogspot.com/
Terri Gauthier http://terrisbloomingideas.blogspot.com/
Patti Pruhs http://threebeadsandastring.blogspot.com
Shai Williams http://www.shaihasramblings.com/
Andrea Glick Zenith Jade
K Hutchinson https://jumbledhutch.wordpress.com
Marci Brooks That Nothing Be Wasted
Jo-Ann Woolverton It’s a Beadiful Creation
Jasvanti Patel Jewelrybyjasvanti.blogspot.com
Laurie Vyselaar Lefthandjewelry.wordpress.com
Lisa Knappenberger LIRaysaDesigns.blogspot.com
Mary Lindell marylindell.com
Niky Sayers silverniknats.blogspot.co.uk
Sandra McGriff skyescreativechaos.blogspot.com
Patricia Handschuh thecolorofdreams.blogspot.com
Erin Prais-Hintz treasures-found.blogspot.com
Maria Rosa Sharrow willowstreetshops.blogspot.com
Kathleen Breeding http://www.99bobotw.blogspot.com
Monique Urquhart http://www.ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.com
Jackie Locantore http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/blog/MorningStar
Sheryl Stephens The Babbling Beader
Becky Pancake http://www.beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com
Mona Arnott http://www.bijouxgemsjoy.blogspot.ca
Michelle Escano http://www.cabbycraft.com – YOU ARE HERE  ♥
Denise McCabe http://www.cabewoman.blogspot.com
Carolyn Lawson http://www.carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com
Sheila Prose http://www.catswithbeads.blogspot.com
Kim Dworak http://www.cianciblue.blogspot.com
Iveth Caruso http://www.CreativeAtelier.net/blog
Deborah Apodaca http://www.deborahapodacadesigns.blogspot.com/
Elizabeth Bunn http://www.elizabethbeads.blogspot.com
Janine Lucas http://www.esfera.me/travel/blog/travel-stories
Kari Asbury Hippie Chick Design
Inge von Roos Inge’s Blog
Divya N http://www.jewelsofsayuri.com
Debbie Rasmussen http://www.kepirasmussen.blogspot.com
KJ http://www.kjsbeadaciousbeads.blogspot.com/
Klaudete Koon http://www.klaudetekoon.blogspot.com
Ghislaine Kruse-van Erp http://www.kruseartllc.com
Ginger Bishop http://www.lilmummylikes.blogspot.com
Kelly Schermerhorn http://www.meanderingwithkelly.blogspot.com
Mischelle Andrade http://www.micheladasmusings.blogspot.com 
Sue Kelly Mid-Life Greater Expectations
Rachel Mallis http://www.mintmonarch.com/#!Blog/c1jlz
Susan McClelland http://www.mistheword12.com
Mary K McGraw MK’s Creative Musings
Tania Spivey Moobie Grace Designs
Stephanie Perry Mustard Seed by Stephanie Perry
Mitzie Crider http://www.NeedfulLuxuries.Blogspot.com
Nicole Rennell http://Www.nicolerennell.com/blog
Nicole Valentine http://www.nvalentine.blogspot.com
Karen Mitchell http://www.overthemoon-design.com
Tammy Adams http://www.paisleylizard.com/blog/
Patty Miller http://www.pattymillerbeads.blogspot.com
Blanca Medina http://www.peru-medesigns.com
Stephanie Haussler http://www.pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com
Roxanne Mendoza http://www.roxidesigns.blogspot.com
Claire Fabian http://www.saraccino.blogspot.com
Bridget Torres http://www.shears58.net
Donetta Farrington http://www.simplygorgeous-donetta.blogspot.com
Lee Koopman http://www.stregajewellry.wordpress.com
Deb Fortin http://www.studiok24.blogspot.ca
Susan Walls http://Www.susansartcircus.com/blog
Cece Cormier The Beading Yogini
Heather Otto http://www.thecrafthopper.com
Lizzie Clarke http://www.theneedtobead.blogspot.co.uk
Elizabeth Hodges http://www.thewhisperingseas.blogspot.com
Fay Wolfenden http://www.torchfairy.blogspot.com
Kelly Hosford Patterson http://www.TravelingSideShow.blogspot.com
Nan Smith Nanmade Jewelry
Jayne CappsRobin Kae ReedMelissa Trudinger

Regina Wood



Gina’s Designs


20 Comments on 2nd Annual Bead Hoarders Blog Hop!

  1. Maria Rosa Sharrow
    December 7, 2014 at 3:57 pm (7 years ago)

    I love the use of bold colors with the cinnabar bead, the color combo is something that I don’t think I would have come up with, but it’s lovely together!
    The earrings are so beautiful. Your one lucky lady to take a class with vintaj love ther stuff!

    • cabbycraft
      December 16, 2014 at 4:10 pm (7 years ago)

      Thank you, Maria Rosa. I love Vintaj stuff!
      I always love a pop of color in making my pieces and that cinnabar bead is one of my favorites.

  2. Becky Pancake
    December 7, 2014 at 4:04 pm (7 years ago)

    Hi Michelle, both of your designs are very pretty. Good job.

    • cabbycraft
      December 16, 2014 at 4:08 pm (7 years ago)

      Thank you , Becky.

  3. janine
    December 7, 2014 at 7:50 pm (7 years ago)

    Beautiful pieces, my favorite would be the earrings. I would wear those everyday

    • cabbycraft
      December 16, 2014 at 4:08 pm (7 years ago)

      Thank you, Janine!

  4. Debbie Rasmussen
    December 7, 2014 at 8:12 pm (7 years ago)

    Lovely lovely pieces, great job!

    • cabbycraft
      December 16, 2014 at 4:08 pm (7 years ago)

      Thank you, Debbie.

  5. Donetta
    December 7, 2014 at 8:40 pm (7 years ago)

    I have a bad case of the “wanties”…those gorgeous earrings! I can’t WAIT to learn how to transfer images like you’ve done on the earrings; it’s absolutely beautiful!

    • cabbycraft
      December 16, 2014 at 4:08 pm (7 years ago)

      Thank you, Donetta. Oh, you have to try doing transfer images. It’s so much fun!

  6. Ann Schroeder
    December 7, 2014 at 10:53 pm (7 years ago)

    I love your creations. The pieces you made at the Vintaj store are wonderful.

    • cabbycraft
      December 16, 2014 at 4:07 pm (7 years ago)

      Thank you, Ann. I love Vintaj!

  7. Lori Anderson
    December 8, 2014 at 4:42 am (7 years ago)

    I just love the transfers! I want to try transfer etching one day.

    I’m so glad you told me about you blog name change — I hope you get lots of comments, so be sure to comment on others first, for some reason, that tend to work on blog hops.

    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) http://www.BeadSoupCafe.com — hope to see you at other hops!

    • cabbycraft
      December 16, 2014 at 4:07 pm (7 years ago)

      Thank you, Lori. I always have fun in the blog hops that you organize.

  8. KJ
    December 10, 2014 at 1:30 am (7 years ago)

    Very pretty. Hope you have the opportunity to wear your new creations over the holiday season.

    • cabbycraft
      December 16, 2014 at 4:05 pm (7 years ago)

      Thank you, KJ. Thanks for reminding me to pack the earrings in my bag for our Christmas holiday trip.

  9. Shai Williams
    December 12, 2014 at 4:33 am (7 years ago)

    What great designs! I especially like those earrings. They are ones that I would wear all the time.

    • cabbycraft
      December 16, 2014 at 4:04 pm (7 years ago)

      Thank you, Shai. Yes, those earrings are for everyday wear.

  10. Cece
    December 14, 2014 at 5:37 pm (7 years ago)

    Like your earrings. Vintaj has such great component pieces to play with.

    • cabbycraft
      December 16, 2014 at 4:03 pm (7 years ago)

      Thank you, Cece. Oh, I love Vintaj and I have hoarded a lot! LOL. I even got the vintaj szzix machine and their line of paints. 🙂


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