Saturday, July 20, 2013

Bead Hoarders Blog Hop Reveal

The amazing Lori Anderson  put a call out for all Bead Hoarders
to dig into their stash
and create some beauties using those 
 I, once again, decided to join in.
Not because I think of myself as a Bead Hoarder,
but because I love to save beads for a rainy day, or in this case
a hot, sunny day.
Unfortunately I came down with food poisoning and was 
in bed for about 9 days.
I was only able to get a pair of earrings made and start on some pendants.
I had saved some lovely sea glass type rings from what Lori sent me
for the Bead Soup blog hop.

I had no idea what I wanted to do with them.
Until I remembered that I had won some awesome fibers in a contest last year.
So I grabbed them and some green sea glass beads I had left over from
the 5x5 challenge.

I right away knew what I was going to do with them ;)
(that is a first.. lol)

Here is what the bottom looks like.

I then started to wire wrap a couple pendants,
but did not get the beads on them :(
But here is what they look like.

Yep, kitties :)
I have not decided if I want to make pendants or pins.
But either way I will post when they are complete.

Lori, thank you soo much for putting this on.
You truly amaze me with everything you have going on and 
still can get us together.

Now here is the list of the other designers who dared to take the challenge :)
Please check out their blogs and see what beautiful designs
(or gorgeous beads they have been hoarding)

Have a great weekend.

1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
2. Nancy Dale, NEDBeads
3. Roxanne Mendoza, Roxi Designs
4.  Melissa Trudinger, beadrecipes
5.  Rana Lea, Rana Lea Designs
6.  Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
7.  Rita Avila, Jewel School Friends
8.  Linda Anderson, From the Bead Board
10.  Erin Guest, Renlish

11.  Joan Williams, lilruby jewelry
12. Diane Hawkey, Diane Hawkey
13.  Jo-Ann Woolverton, It’s a Beadiful Creation
14.  Sue Kennedy, SueBeads
15.  Lisa Cone, Inspired Adornments
16.  Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design
17.  Nichole Byers, Nichole Byers
18.  Lori Jean Poppe, Adventures in Creativity
20.  Lori Schneider, Bead Addict

21.  Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
22. Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini
23.  Niki Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
24.  Elsie Deliz-Fonseca, Eliz-Eliz and All That Craft
25.  Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul
26.  Heather Powers, Humblebeads
27.  Sarah Goode, Pookledo
28.  Monique Urquhart, A Half-Baked Notion
29.  JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
30.  Cheri Reed, Creative Designs by Cheri

31.  Robyn, Museiddity
32.  Catherine King, Catherine’s Musings
33.  Jacquie, Bead Gypsy
34.  Janet McDonald, Singing Woods
35. Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreations
36.  Tanty Sri Hartanti, TJewellicious by Tanti
37.  Hannah Rosner, Good River Valley
38.  Rochelle Brisson, A Creative Chelle
39.  Nelly May, Smelly Nelly
40.  Skylar Bre’z, Brising Beads

41.  Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool
42.  Christie Murrow, Charis Designs
43.  Leanne Loftus, First Impression Design
44.  Valerie Norton, Hot Art
45.  Judy Riggs, Rigglettes
46.  Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons
47.  Terry Carter,  Tapping Flamingo
49.  Nan Smith, Wired Nan
50.  Miranda Ackerley, MirandAck Arts

51.  Marie Covert, Creating Interest
52.  D’Arsie Manzella, This Here Now, Mamacita
53.  Stephanie Haussler, Pixybug Designs
54.  Lori Bergmann, Lori Bergmann Design
55.  Johanna Nunez, The Lovely One Design
56.  Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
57.  Becky Pancake, Becky Pancake Bead Designs
58.  Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
59.  Debbie Rasmussen, A Little of This, A Little of That
60.  Nat, Grubbi Ceramics

61.  Marjorie Savill Linthwaite, Bennu Bird Rising
62.  Cheryl McCloud, One Thing Leads to Another
63.  Heather Otto, The Crafthopper
64.  Candida Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
66.  JuLee Wolfe, The Polymer Penguin
67.  Ginger Bishop, Lil Mummy Likes
68.  Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design
69.  Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie’s Blog
70.  Dini Bruinsma, Angaza by Changes

71.  Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
72.  Shalini Austin, Jewellery by Shalini
73.  Jayne Capps, Mama’s Got to Doodle
76.  Annita Wilson, AW Jewelry 
77.  Sherri Stokey, Knot Just Macrame
78.  Hannah Trost, PZ Designs
79.  Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
80.  Miri Agassi, Beadwork

81.  Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
82.  Dyanne Cantrell, Dee-Liteful Jewelry Creations
83.  Susan Bowie, Susan Nelson Bowie
84.  Megan Milliken, MaeMaeMills
85.  Menka Gupta, Menka’s Jewelry
86.  Ambra Gostoli, Chic and Frog
87.  Lori Lochner, Bloghner
88.  Gerda Jurimae, Gerda’s Crafts Blog
89.  Susan, Mistheword
90.  MaryLou Holvenstot, MaryLou’s time2cre8

91.  Mary Shannon Hicks, falling into the sky
92.  Karin King, The Sparklie Things Blog
93.  Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman
94.  Jenny Davie-Reazor, Jenny Davies-Reazor
95.  Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous
96.  Mallory Hoffman, Rosebud 101 – For the Love of Beads
97.  Danielle Kelley, Imbue the Muse
98.  Kym Hunter, Kym Hunter Designs
99.  Dolores Rami, CraftyD’s Creations
100.  Marcia Dunne, 13 Alternatives

101.  Marlene Cupo, Amazing Designs
102.  Emma Todd, A Polymer Penchant
103.  Wendy Holder, Jewelry by WendyLea
104.  Michelle Escano, The Cabby Crafter
105.  Louise Glazier, Lily and Jasmine Treasures
106.  Dana Hickey, Wind Dancer Studios
107.  Lennis Carter, windbent
108.  Anne Betenson, Crystal River Beads
109.  Audrey Belanger,  Dreams of an Absolution
110.  Lisa Stukel, Carefree Jewelry by Lisa

111.  Janine Lucas, Travel Stories
112.  Claire Lockwood, Something to Do With Your Hands
113.  Kathy Engstrom, Catherine’s Dreams
114.  Paula Hisel, Simply Beadiful
115.  Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
116.  Mischelle Fanucchi, Micheladas Musings
117.  Kim, Cianci Blue
118.  Linda Sadler, Ida Louise Jewelry
119.  Karen, Spokalulu
120.  Jennifer LaVite, Dry Gulch Bead and Jewelry

121.  Andrea Glick-Zenith, ZenithJade Creations
122.  Karen Martinez, Fairies Market
123.  Robin Reed, Artistry HCBD
124.  Amy Bright, LABweorc
125.  Jasvanti Patel, Jewels by Jasvanti
126.  Tammie Everly, TTE Designs
127.  Karin Slaton, Backstory Beads
128.  Natalie Moten, Running Out of Thread
129.  Sharyl McMillian-Nelson, Sharyl’s Jewelry & Reflections
130.  Jenny Kyrlach, Wonder and Whimsy

131.  LiliKrist, Handmade by LilK
132.  Jessica Klaaren, The Truth Space
133.  Cynthia Abner, Created Treasures
134.  Beth Emery, Stories by Indigo Heart
135.  Heather Davis, Blissful Garden Beads
136.  Jeanne, Gems by Jeanne Marie
137.  Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
138.  Laren Dee Barton, Laren Dee Designs
140.  Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn’s Creations

141.  B. R. Kuhlman, Mixed Mayhem
142.  Patty Miller, Cabari Beads
143.  Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
144.  Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
145.  Lizzie Clarke, The Need to Bead
146.  Christina Miles, Wings ‘n’ Scales
147.  Patricia, The Color of Dreams
148.  Marde Lowe, Fancimar
149.  Ev Shelby, Raindrop Creations
150.  Sarah Small, By Salla

151.  Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
152.  Laurie Vyselaar, Lefthand Jewelry
153.  Pam Traub, Klassy Joolz
154.  Lisa Harrison, Daisy Meadow Studio
155.  Anzia Parks, Anzi-Panzi’s Work Shoppe
157.  Andra Weber, Andra’s Joyful Journey
158.  Kelly Hosford Patterson, The Traveling Side Show
159.  Adlinah Kamsir, Dreamstruck Designs
160.  Marci, That Nothing Be Wasted

161.  Kris Lanae Binsfield,  Cherish Designs
162.  Stephanie Perry, Mustard Bead
163.  Birgit Klughardt, Gites Beads
164.  Inge von Roos, Inge’s Blog
165.  Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca’s Place
166.  Sandy Markley, Gypsy Spirit Designs
167.  Elena Adams, Lena’s Beady Blog


  1. I like the earrings and the addition of the ribbon .When you finish the other piece post it.

    1. Thank you soo much. I will def post pix when I finish.

  2. Your earrings are delicious, Mischelle. Can't wait to see what other yummies you have in store for us.

  3. I like the green and white sea glass together! Similar in texture, but so different in shape and direction! They really look great together and with the ribbon!

    Hope you feel better soon!

    1. Thank you Sharyl. I love the beach so I tried to get the earrings to have that beachy feel.

  4. Love that shade of green! Pretty earrings! Can't wait to see how the kitties turn out :)

    1. Thanks Roxanne. I should be posting pics of the kitties soon. I like how they came out.

  5. Very nice earrings! Love this shade of green!

  6. I really like your earrings, the ribbon makes them pop! So glad you are doing and feeling better too!


  7. Those earrings are perfect for a strand on the beach. The sea glass beads work perfect together!

    1. I so agree with you about the beach. Now if I can just get there.. lol

  8. Great combo, they turned out very cool. I like the use of the sari silk, it's perfect for this.

    1. I was actually afraid to use the sari silk because I wanted to keep it.. lol

  9. You are off to a great start, Mischelle... so sorry to hear you have been unwell (ouch) but happy you are on the mend and able to join us. Love that funky green ribbon... fibre is SOOOO cool with glass and metal!

    1. Thank you soo much. I so enjoy creating and it is like when I learn one thing there is more to learn about other techniques and mediums.. lol

  10. I love your earrings! I hope you are feeling better!

    1. Thanks Kim. I am feeling somewhat better now.

  11. awww I'm so sorry you weren't feeling well :(

    Your earrings are perfect for a summer day at the beach though!

    1. Yes and I hope I can get to the beach to enjoy it and the earrings :)

  12. Oh my goodness that is extreme, you poor thing, hope you are feeling much better. It's been wicked hot here too. These earrings full just as bright and fun as all that sunshine, great job!

    1. thank you soo much. I am feeling better now .

  13. The colours go together so well. well done :)

  14. First, OMG, food poisoning! Yikes! Be well!

    Second, OMG, kitties!

    Third, just OMG, thank you for doing this at all! You poor girl, I'm sure you're sick of Gatorade by now. :-(

    1. Thanks Lori. I refuse to drink Gatorade.. lol But I am sick of teas and water. hehehee I will be posting the kitties in a bit. I enjoyed this hop. thanks again.

  15. I love these earrings - they are so colorful and summery - and your wire cats are so sweet!

  16. Ooh I hope your tum is on the mend, nasty :-(
    I think your earrings capture the breezy feel of the seaside perfectly. I'm a big fan of sea glass so I love 'em to bits.

    1. Thanks Nelly. I have to say that sea glass is my fav to work with. I just love the beach and it takes me there when I can not go :)

  17. I haven't read all the comments, but it appears you got some food poisoning? Yikes! I really hope you feel well soon!
    I love your earrings. The sari silk adds to that beachy-breezy feeling.

    1. Thank you. I think I am going to start using more sari silk in my designs.

  18. LOVE the sea glass beads! That juicy green color is gorgeous.

    1. I know huh??? I love them as well. I was never really a big fan of green until I started to make jewelry. Now I love it.

  19. KITTIES ! So adorable, I love them ! :D And the earrings, too ! They look so summery !

  20. Great great earrings♥♥♥ an amazing combination of colours, very delicate! Have fun wearing them :-)

  21. Your earrings are so whimsical and fun. I love the use of fiber, it gives a softness to the glass. I can't wait to see the kitties when they're done!

    1. Thanks Hope. I soo enjoyed making them. I will be posting the kitties soon :)

  22. Outstanding earrings! Totally should be worn while sitting on a tropical beach sipping something cool and citrusy.

    1. Thanks adlinah. I have a cabana boy all lined up and ready to go. I just need to find some time to get there :)

  23. What lovely earrings! I love the combination of the fiber and the glass--beautiful work! :)

    1. Thank you. I think I am going to be using these two together more in the future :)

  24. Beautiful earrings, just love them!

  25. Love those earrings! The color and texture of the ribbon is fantastic! Can't wait to see the finished kitties they look like they are off to an awesome start :)

    1. you know to this day I still have not gotten to those kitties.. lol maybe this winter.. LOL


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