Friday, April 6, 2018

Hi Everybody!!!  Welcome to the Bead Peeps, Swap N Hop!
My FABULOUS Partner, Natalie Davidson from New Zealand, sent me all of the wonderful beads you see here!  She also sent me some chocolate bars...mmmmm those are all gone!
I also got this Wonderful towel that has a map of New Zealand on it and lots of information!  I think I am going to frame it!!!

I have several pieces done but I have lots of goodies left to use!  I can't wait to show you!








I usually do very complicated  designs when I make jewelry!!!



Not today!!!  I used a lot of the beautiful beads and components that Natalie sent me to make simple designs highlighting the components and beads instead of the design itself.
This Necklace is made of the beautiful beads and charms that I got from Natalie.






This is a close up of the focal and the charms.



 This bracelet is one of mine that I wire wrapped for interest and then added the Butterfly  [from Natalie] that I painted and sealed and then all of the charms, most of which are from Natalie.

 This is the most simple design of all.  I just wanted it to be fresh and totally uncluttered. All of these charms and the bracelet are from Natalie.
A better view.


 This is the last piece I have done. I am really an Owl freak!! I Love them!!  I distressed this one a bit, curved it a bit, and sealed it then added chain and all the fun charms.  It is asymmetrical in that the clasp is on the side by the owl instead of on the back.  

Hope you Love all of the designs!  Don't forget to check out all of the designers!
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22 comments:

  1. Owl Bracelet!!! My favorite piece of the group.

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    1. Thank you so much ChristinaMarieH!!! I really appreciate it!! Be Blessed

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  2. Beautiful work! I always love your designs but you definitely nailed the simpler look with these beauties!

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  3. OHHHHH Thanks so much Kari!!! I am not nearly as comfortable with these as with the more complicated ones!!! LOL I'm weird! I really appreciate it! Be Blessed!

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  4. WOW what a stash!!! I love the butterfly and the owl bracelets!

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  5. Thank you so much Deborah!!! I really appreciate it!! Be Blessed!!

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  6. I always love your bracelets and this hop just proves that you are as good with the simple designs as the complicated ones.

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    1. Boy I really appreciate that Shai!!! LOL This was way way outside my comfort zone but it was fun! Thank you so very much! Be Blessed!

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  7. Beautiful job Robin! I really love that owl bracelet and the others too, especially the butterfly one!

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    1. Thank you so much Robin!!! I love owls so that was really fun and I Love to make bracelets! The butterfly was fun to paint and distress! Really glad you like them!! Be Blessed!

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  8. Hi Robin, Your designs really let the beads speak for themselves. Sometimes simple is best. The butterfly bracelet is my favorite. What you did with the owl bracelet bar is cool.

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    1. Thank you so much Becky!!! I had fun with the butterfly, distressing it a bit then painting and sealing it! The owl didn't get painted but it did get distressed and sealed! Really glad you like them!! Be Blessed!

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  9. Oh Robin, I love everything! i think my fav is the butterfly bracelet. What did you seal the pieces with? Thank you for being an awesome friend and partner. Love you lots xxx

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    1. YAY!!! I am so glad you like them!!!The butterfly was fun!! I use Vintaj Patinas, and gelato crayons to color and then the Tim Holtz/Ranger metal sealer. It seals really good! Love You Right Back!! Be Blessed!!

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  10. I find it difficult to come up with bracelet designs so I really admire your wrapped bangle and the owl bracelet

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    1. Thank you so much Divya, I really appreciate it! I would rather make a bracelet than anything else but making them really simple is really outside my comfort zone! Be Blessed!

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  11. They may be simple designs, but really very pretty. That butterfly bracelet is my favorite of the bunch. I'm not sure what it is about it, but it calls to me. Nice job with your swap components!!

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    1. Thank you so much CraftyHope!!! I really appreciate it! I think it is awesome that it calls to you! Be Blessed!

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  12. These are lovely designs and I especially like the butterfly bracelet. Definitely OOAK!

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    1. Thank you so much Nadine!! I really appreciate it! I really enjoyed making the butterfly bracelet! Be Blessed!

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  13. Love all your designs and that you also made a minimalist one! We need all kinds of jewelry :) The butterfly bracelet is definitely my favorite, love how you altered the butterfly charm!

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  14. Thank you so much Bairozan! I really appreciate it! I loved making the butterfly! I'm so glad you like it! Be Blessed!

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