2017 Bead Hoarders Blog Hop

| DIY Projects, Jewellery, Photography

It’s been a couple of years since I joined my last Blog Hop. so when Ms. Lori Anderson announced in January 2017  the Bead Hoarders Blog Hop for March 25, 2017, I signed up and planned to share my projects on time however, things happened.  I went for a 2 week trip to the Philippines to spend time with my family and celebrate my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary, my Mom’s 75th and sisters 40th birthdays.  Yes, March is a very big month for us especially this year.  Anyway, it took awhile for me to go back to my daily routine, catching up with work and jet lag which was pretty hard to get over with.  Anyway,  here I am 3 weeks late. Thank you for your understanding.

My partner was Ms. Vonna of Just Vonna who sent me a lot of beads to work with:  glass beads, pearls, turquoise beads and ceramic heart pendant which was made by Vonna herself.  I wasn’t able to use her focal bead but I will use it for a project soon.

One of the favorite beads in the stash is the chunky purple/cream bead.  It had a big hole so I was able to thread it with the leather cording.  I added textured pearls, copper washers, glass and disc beads.  It’s a long necklace but I like how it turned out.

For this next piece, I used the turquoise beads and combined it with pearl washers, glass beads and copper wire.  I always enjoy working with turquoise so it was a delight when I received the stash of beads that she sent.
Thank you to Vonna for giving me these beads.  Visit her blog to see what she made with the beads that I sent her – I like the bracelets that she makes, very organic and pretty.  I have to check the other participants too and here’s a list in case you want to hop with me.  

My partner:  Vonna Maslanka

Lori Anderson :: Hostess
Jennifer Strehler

Rochelle Brisson

Annita Wilson

Melissa Trudinger

Loralee Kolton

Valerie Tilghman

Elizabeth Bunn

Marianna DeLuca Wehner

Johana Nunez

Jenny Kyrlach

Elizabeth Hodges

Lennis Carrier

Candida Castleberry

Mary Govaars

Sandi James

Arlene Dean

Kristina Eleniak

Nan Smith

Nadine Edris

Denise McCabe

Donna Marie Hanna

Audrey Belanger

Nicole Rennell

Robin Reed

Terry Jeanette Carter

Donna Hoblit

Ann Schroeder

Klaudete Koon

Veralynne Malone

Lorelei Eurto

Ann  Sherwood

Jackie Locantore

Dorit Woldenga

Cheri Reed

Dolores Raml

Palak Udeshi

Laurie Vyselaar

Heather Canepa

Dorothy Supri

Elaine Robitaille

Heather Marston

Terry Matuszyk

Andra Weber

D’Arsie Manzella

Sooz Anzalone

Karin King

Leona Smith

Tania Spivey

Jasvanti Patel

Danielle Kelley

Shai Williams

Jacqueline Marchant

Erin Kenny 

Becky Pancake

Kelly Schermerhorn

Renetha Stanziano

Rana Wilson

Janine Lucas

Kelly Hosford Patterson

Andrea Glick

Joanne Bell

Sarah Strover

Sam Waghorn

Helena Hatten

Jackie Ryan

Bridget Torres

Inge von Roos

Krafty Max

Iveth Caruso

Rebecca Ednie

Amy Severino

Blanca Medina

Dyanne Everett-Cantrell

Samantha Wescott

Christine Stonefield

Silke Groeber

Alenka Obid

April Grinaway

Yvette Goodridge

Kathy Lindemer

Kathleen A Breeding

Joyce Becker

Pam Farren

Divya N

Sherri Stokey

Terri DelSignore

Kate Gonska

Jean Wells

CJ Bauschka

Bonnie Coursolle

Barb Fernald

Noemí Baena

Dana Phillips

Karen Firnberg

Natalie Ettinger

Valerie Norton

Rachel Mallis

Denise Milward

Bobbie Rafferty

Vonna Maslanka

Elisabeth Auld

Hannah Rosner

Carla Fry

Terri Gauthier

Teresa Fischer

Tanya Goodwin

Barbara Judy

Leanne Loftus

Carrie Stalcup

Lori Schneider

Joelyn Bissing

Kate Dufour

Gail Poveda

Katie Nielsen-Nunez

Pam DeBoer

Dee Elgie

Judy Jacobs

Elisabeth Matouschek

Shawn Elkins

Sally Russick

Susan McClelland

Tracy Stillman

Robin Lynne Showstack

Marianne Baxter

Maria Rosa Sharrow
Therese Frank

Sandi Volpe

Leslie Scholz

Joan Williams

Laura Guenther

Liz Engriser

B.R.Kuhlman

Bev Breisinger

Radel Vela

Kim Dworak

Carol Dillman

Alice Craddick

Janeen Burlingame

Leah Curtis

Ann Marie Hodrick

Hajer Waheed Khalil

Lucy Clasen

Michelle McCarthy

Maria Rios

Babette Cox
Natalie Davidson
Brenda Ballou
Christina Hickman
Babette Cox

Natalie Davidson

Brenda Ballou

Christina Hickman

 Thanks for staying around.  Have a wonderful day!

Michelle

4 Comments

4 Comments on 2017 Bead Hoarders Blog Hop

  1. Ann Schroeder
    April 17, 2017 at 4:47 am (7 months ago)

    I like the necklaces you made. The first one is my favorite because I also like that chunky bead you used as a focal. It looks great on the leather!

    Reply
    • cabbycraft
      cabbycraft
      April 17, 2017 at 5:42 am (7 months ago)

      Thank you. Those chunky beads are really pretty but quite heavy for a regular chain. I think the leather or other cording is the best to use.

      Reply
  2. vonna
    April 18, 2017 at 11:40 am (7 months ago)

    Fab job Michelle, both necklaces turned out so awesome! I am so glad you were able to use so much of the hoard I sent you! Thanks for being my partner!

    Reply
    • cabbycraft
      cabbycraft
      April 18, 2017 at 7:15 pm (7 months ago)

      Hi Ms. Vonna. Thank you so much for all the beads that you sent. I’ll share more projects next time.

      Reply

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