Saturday, July 20, 2013

Bead Hoarders' Blog Hop

Yes, this is my second blog hop for today.  When the talented Lori Anderson was putting together a new blog hop for Bead Hoarders, I thought, well shoot, I'm gonna have to participate in that.  I'm a bead hoarder.  This is one box of art beads.

 
Just one.  There are more.  I may need help.  There are lovelies in here from Kylie Parry, Menagerie Studio, Gaea, Spirited Earth, Golem Studio, Humblebeads, Tree Wings Studio, Jangles, and many more.  I don't only hoard art beads, I'm an equal opportunity hoarder.  I collect all beads, expensive, cheap, glass, plastic, metal or ceramic, I buy them all.  I store them in little boxes and wait for inspiration to strike. 

 
My first necklace is with all Gaea beads.  I strung them on a simple suede cord and the length is adjustable.

 
This next necklace features a ceramic pendant from Kylie Parry and vintage Lucite beads. 

 
Some more Gaea beads and a cute little owl pendant.  I added two silver leaves I have had for about four years and was saving for something special.

 
Bracelets.  The brown one has a "wisdom" bead from Diane Hawkey, a Jade Scott birdie pendant, a purple bracelet made with a tiny owl clasp, and an orange and teal bracelet with a Humblebeads house and Green Girl Studios flower charm.

 
I have had this heart pendant from Green Girl Studios for awhile, but could never figure out what I wanted to put with it.  I added some multicolored glass beads and yellow suede cord.   

 
I love the unique polymer pendants from Menagerie Studios.  I have had this particular pendant for a couple of years, but was saving it for something special.  This design isn't terribly unique, but very sparkly and wearable.  I think I might give this one to my mom.  

 
And last, but not least, these cute little earrings featuring charms from the Jangles line from Michaels, which I keep stockpiling every time I end up there.
 
Thanks for stopping by, and have fun hopping!! 

23 comments:

  1. Really like your designs. (And your stash.)

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  2. Beautiful bead assortment and really lovely necklaces, thank you for sharing with us!!

    Laren :)

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  3. Your stash totally makes me drool and so does what you made with them. That owl necklace especially is amazing. Great job getting so much made in this challenge.

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  4. You certainly dived into your stash for this challenge. Great job on all of them. You did them justice.

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  5. You made some great pieces from your stash. Congrats on pushing through. I just couldn't get mine finished with my heat exhaustion issue, although I did get my Tree Wings piece posted, because I already had it done. Wonderful pieces.

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  6. i love what you came up with!! its hard to choose a favorite

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  7. Gorgeous designs! I love all of them!

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  8. Wonderful designs, Steph... now you have an excuse to go shopping!

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  9. A lovely stash and wow you worked hard to get so many beautiful designs made.

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  10. I think your "not terribly unique" necklace perfectly showcases that beautiful pendant...your mom will love this necklace!

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  11. wow I've got hoarders envy, those bracelets are darling and I love the green necklace and the adorable earrings.

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  12. Equal opportunity hoarding is what makes the beady world go round :)
    Awesome stash and use of said beads! <3 Thanks for the smile too!

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  13. Beautiful pieces, I love them all and I have a little bit of hoarders envy for your stash!

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  14. Wow!! So many gret creations. My fav is the owl piece!

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  15. Wow, you were so productive ! I don't think I can pick a favorite !

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  16. Love every piece you made - the Kylie Parrie necklace is beautiful and so are the bracelets - and love your stash even more! You have a wonderful hoard of fabulous beads :-)

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  17. OMG! I'm in love with all of your creations!

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  18. So many many beautiful♥ pieces... it's not easy to choose a favourite! But, after I had been thinking for a while... it will be the orange / teal one :-) Have a nice summer!

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  19. Wow Steph you have been busy. 11 items is a lot. All of your designs are beautiful. I like the kylie Parry necklace the best.

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  20. Wow, I am in love with them all...your focals are incredible!

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  21. I know I'm a bit late in commenting, but I just wanted to let you know that your pieces are all lovely! I simply cannot pick a favorite.

    And, I can't help it... I absolutely love your stash! What treasures! :D

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  22. You were very busy...love all your designs! You used many of my favorite artists too.

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