Sunday, May 15, 2016

Bead Peep Blog Hop 2016

What fun I had in this Beed Peep  blog hop!



On this lovely Sunday morning, today ( May 8)  I opened my package one more time that my partner Andrea Glick sent me.  There were lots of lovely things, but for today I  am choosing  the lovely  hand made lamp work focal ( by Marcia Seever of Shazazz Glass) to work with.

Andrea sent me lots of these lovely things.  Sorry this picture did  not  do much justice. I'll show later  the pieces I chose for today's project. In Andrea's stack there were some cool Greek beads and lovely pink swarovski, rose quartz and czech glass rondelles that I plan to attack soon another quiet morning.







This was a great opportunity to ask myself  what I love most in making jewelry.  And I found that in terms of colors, I like them all. I have no  particular color that I absolutely hate.  It depends on the shade sometimes.  For that reason I love to work with Polymer clay where I mix different colors and experiment.  I  am just beginning to understand the importance of negative space regarding colors and design.

I work with wire a lot and wish I had more time to play with that technique.

I also work in the area of wire knitting and that comes easy for me.  I integrate gemstones, crystals, precious metals or not-so-precious all to experiment.

Some times I like just good old stringing and today I am  in the mood for that.  Nothing complicated just let the lamp bead say what it wants to...






Handmade Lamp Bead
 and I chose the  the  hemalite, (not  hematite) string of beads.  To accent,  I added  red and white accent tube beads from her stash.  Here  is a necklace that I came up.

I think I am going to keep it for me.  It will go lovely with many things I wear.  I could not resist showing off the sterling silver clasp she sent.  I am not sure if Andrea made it herself.  It is just darling.  Thank you Andrea.  So I put it at the side.  The necklace is 24 inches in length.  I could just slip it over my head and not bother opening the clasp.  It is just for show!




Andrea sent me some nice  pink swarovski and jet black  beads from Greece but for today I chose these.
This is what I sent to Andrea:



Please check the other wonderful participants of this blog hop and see what they made.
Here is the list of the other participants:

It was fun for  me taking part in it.  Thank you Linda Anderson for hosting it.

Linda Anderson
- Hostess -
http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com



LindaAndersonhttp://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
NatalieDavidsonhttp://www.northshoredays.com



MarcyLambersonhttp://www.studiomarcy.blogspot.com
KathyLindemerhttp://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/



DitaBasuHttp://www.alankarshilpa.blogspot.com
AndreaGlickhttp://zenithjade.blogspot.com/



KristinaPeckhttp://tealeavesandtinyhats.blogspot.com/
ShaiWilliamshttp://www.shaihasramblings.com/



CatherineLa Vitehttp://www.drygulchbeadsandjewelry.blogspot.com/
ChristinaHickmanhttp://vintagetreasuresjewelry.blogspot.com/



gloriaallenhttp://wingsandbeads.blogspot.com
TeresaSchurterhttp://treezstreazurs.com/



Maria RosaSharrowhttp://willowstreetshops.blogspot.com
SusanKellyhttp://mimismilesdesigns.blogspot.com



JennyKyrlachhttp://anafiassa.blogspot.com/
MichelleMcCarthyhttp://www.fireflydesignstudio.blogspot.com



Terry JeanetteCarterhttp://tappingflamingo.blogspot.com
LeeKoopmanhttp://stregajewellry.wordpress.com



LaurieVyselaarhttps://lefthandjewelry.wordpress.com
MarianneBaxterhttp://simplyseablimejewelry.blogspot.com



DivyaNhttp://www.jewelsofsayuri.com
KellyHosford Pattersonhttp://travelingsideshow.blogspot.com/



JohanaNunezhttp://www.artincendi.com
KariAsburyhttp://hippiechickjewelrydesign.com/blog



ROBINREEDhttp://www.willowdragon.blogspot.com
KristinaHahn Eleniakhttp://www.peacockandlime.wordpress.com



Robin LynneShowstackhttp://heartsdesiresjewelryforyou.blogspot.com/
RosantiaPetkovahttp://bairozan.blogspot.com/



ClaireFabianhttp://saraccino.blogspot.de/
Ingevon Rooshttps://ingetraud.wordpress.com



RachelMallishttp://mintmonarch.com
SamWaghronhttp://palemooncreation.blogspot.co.uk



LoriSchneiderhttp://beadaddicted.blogspot.com
FayWolfendenhttp://torchfairy.blogspot.com









SEEDERS



SuseStelljeshttp://pearlify.blogspot.de
GingerBishophttp://www.lilmummylikes.blogspot.com



NellyMayhttp://www.smellynelly.blogspot.com
REbeccaWhitehttp://morganafeycreations.121hub.com/



sheilaProstermanhttp://catswithbeads.blogspot.com
MarianneBaxterhttp://simplyseablimejewelry.blogspot.com



PALLAVIASHERhttp://kalaabhushan.blogspot.in/
KraftyMaxhttp://kraftymax.net



RenethaStanzianohttp://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com/
BeckyPancakehttp://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com



KatyHeiderhttp://onthepondcreations.blogspot.com/
DeborahApodacahttp://deborahapodacadesigns.blogspot.com/



HeatherRichterhttp://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com/
Tami Norrishttps://tamisdesigns.wordpress.com



BrandyScozzarihttp://bhjewelry.wordpress.com
CatherineKinghttp://catherines-musings.blogspot.com



KathleenBreedinghttps://www.facebook.com/99BOBOTW/
VeralynneMalonehttp://veradesigns.blogspot.com



BobbieRaffertyhttp://beadsong.blogspot.com
LoriBlanchardhttp://alainnjewelry.wordpress.com

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20 comments:

Divya N said...

Interesting, I have not heard of hemalite before

alainnjewelry said...

very pretty necklace!

Bobbie said...

Very pretty! I like how you put the clasp on the side so that everyone can enjoy seeing it. You'll have a great story to share every time you wear this!

peacockandlime said...

Pretty! I like how you added the hint of colour to make the necklace "pop"!

Mimi said...

I love your necklace-nice work!

motidana said...

Beautiful necklace. I love it.

Marianne Baxter said...

Very cute necklace. I just love the clasp on the side.

ChristinaMarieH said...

I really like the necklace you made with the lampwork bead, it is very pretty!

Linda A. said...

Dita - CONGRATULATIONS on a GREAT swap! You were a CHAMPION in using that large focal! I love the way you put the clasp on the side (it's too gorgeous to hide in the back) and accented the bead with the blacks and reds. Just a LOVELY piece! Well done!

Linda
http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com

Rachel Mallis said...

Very nice! I love the asymmetry!

Rachel
www.mintmonarch.com

Anindita Basu said...

Thank you all for your kind words. I haven't had a chance to visit you all yet. Soon. Thank you. Dita.

Anindita Basu said...

Divvya, This is what I found in my research-

Hematite is a mineral, colored black to steel or silver-gray, brown to reddish brown, or red. It is mined as the main ore of iron. Varieties include kidney ore, martite (pseudomorphs after magnetite), iron rose and specularite (specular hematite). While the forms of hematite vary, they all have a rust-red streak.

In feng shui it is believed to bring calmness and protection.

This is my first time coming across and working with hemalite.

Robin Showstack said...

You made a simple yet elegant necklace.

Veralynne Malone said...

Excellent work. I love the colors and the simplicity!

Becky Pancake said...

Hi Dita, your necklace is beautiful. Red is the perfect accent to make the other colors pop.

Kari Asbury said...

Love this simple, elegant design! I can see why you are keeping for yourself and agree it will go nicely with lots of different outfits. I also love that you put the pretty clasp where it could be seen...I love to do that in my designs too. :)

Teresa Schurter said...

How lovely that you found a way to work up the necklace in a way that you truly like for yourself. The necklace would appeal to many others as well.

tappingflamingo said...

Nice! I love how you used the clasp as a focal on the side.

Andrea Glick-Zenith said...

Beautifully done, Dita! I love your use of color!

The hematite is actually hematite, not hemalite. I bought it before the synthetic was widely used. :)

~Andrea

bairozan said...

I love stringing, too and have fun with adding all the beads. The lampwork bead is gorgeous and looks cosy in this necklace. As a lover of asymmetry, I also like the offset clasp.

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