Bead Soup Blog Party - Bead Hoarders Edition

Lori Anderson is the wonderful host of the Bead Soup Blog Party, This year Lori has opened the event to those on Pinterest! This is the Bead Hoarders Edition - It's a pay it forward kind of swap! We box up a "hoarded" bead, write a note telling why it was so loved and send it off to our partner! Thanks Lori! Check out Lori's blog to see what everyone made with their soup! http://www.prettythingsblog.com/2017/03/welcome-to-bead-soup-blog-party-bead.html
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So excited to participate this year! It will be hard to part with some of them, but I am sorting through my horde to see what goodies I can send!

BSBP REVEAL! This is my favorite piece! I love dragonflies and having been eying this particular pendant! The dragon fly is beautiful with the enameling and rhinestones. I strung it with a loop made of glass seed beads, aquamarine chips, tree jade and a few touches of silver plated beads then finished with a silver plated floral clasp. Thank you Jackie!

BSBP REVEAL! This is my favorite piece! I love dragonflies and having been eying this particular pendant! The dragon fly is beautiful with the enameling and rhinestones. I strung it with a loop made of glass seed beads, aquamarine chips, tree jade and a few touches of silver plated beads then finished with a silver plated floral clasp. Thank you Jackie!

Jackie sent me such a fantastic assortment of beads! She has collected and made beads for more then 16 years and I am pleased that she chose to share them with me.

Jackie sent me such a fantastic assortment of beads! She has collected and made beads for more then 16 years and I am pleased that she chose to share them with me.

My partner, Jackie Marchant is so talented and so generous! Look at how my beads arrived - she actually crocheted a bag to hold everything, I opened the box to see this lovely package!

My partner, Jackie Marchant is so talented and so generous! Look at how my beads arrived - she actually crocheted a bag to hold everything, I opened the box to see this lovely package!

BSBP REVEAL! I am not a fan of orange, so this piece was the most challenging for me and it turned out lovely! The vintage orange mother of pearl pendant is strung on a necklace made of coconut palm beads with glass beads mixed in throughout. Maybe I will work with orange again one day!

BSBP REVEAL! I am not a fan of orange, so this piece was the most challenging for me and it turned out lovely! The vintage orange mother of pearl pendant is strung on a necklace made of coconut palm beads with glass beads mixed in throughout. Maybe I will work with orange again one day!

BSBP REVEAL! Jade and a Turtle! I knew right away what I wanted to do with this beautiful jade piece from my partner Jackie Marchant. I did a simple design including the cute little ceramic turtle on a piece of faux suede and am thrilled with it!

Jade and a Turtle! I knew right away what I wanted to do with this beautiful jade piece from my partner Jackie Marchant. I did a simple design including the cute little ceramic turtle on a piece of faux suede and am thrilled with it!

BSBP REVEAL! This knotted necklace turned out gorgeous, the copper color of the chain compliments the unakite jasper. I do not do much with gemstones, but this is a beautiful stone, one of nature’s most healing crystals of the heart and mind resonating with the frequency of love, compassion and kindness.

BSBP REVEAL! This knotted necklace turned out gorgeous, the copper color of the chain compliments the unakite jasper. I do not do much with gemstones, but this is a beautiful stone, one of nature’s most healing crystals of the heart and mind resonating with the frequency of love, compassion and kindness.

BSBP REVEAL! I strung some czech glass in shades of purple and lavender along with some turquoise to compliment the pretty butterfly bead that Jackie sent me – it made a lovely pendant!

I strung some czech glass in shades of purple and lavender along with some turquoise to compliment the pretty butterfly bead that Jackie sent me – it made a lovely pendant!

BSBP REVEAL! My bead soup arrived in a lovely bag that my partner Jackie Marchant had crocheted for me. I took the liberty of transforming it into a beautiful scarf that fits like a collar, it is perfect for the cold days we have been having!

My bead soup arrived in a lovely bag that my partner Jackie Marchant had crocheted for me. I took the liberty of transforming it into a beautiful scarf that fits like a collar, it is perfect for the cold days we have been having!

This is the lovely soup my partner Dorothy Supri sent me...Beads from Africa some vintage as you can read on tags

This is the lovely soup my partner Dorothy Supri sent me.Beads from Africa some vintage as you can read on tags

This is the bead soup I sent to my partner Dorothy Supri for the 2017 bead hoarders edition.

This is the bead soup I sent to my partner Dorothy Supri for the 2017 bead hoarders edition.

I am so excited to have Jackie Marchant as my partner, i have so enjoyed getting to know her! These are some of my favorite hoarded beads that I sent to her. I have a special fondness for African trade beads and their history and was happy to share them!

I am so excited to have Jackie Marchant as my partner, i have so enjoyed getting to know her! These are some of my favorite hoarded beads that I sent to her. I have a special fondness for African trade beads and their history and was happy to share them!

And then there are these gorgeous pendants! The orange on is a pearlized vintage pendant, orange has always been difficult for me to work with, so it is a nice challenge for me. The  dragon fly is actually one I have eyed myself before so I am thrilled to have it, it should be easy for me to use - I guess we shall see what I come up with! Thank you Jackie!

And then there are these gorgeous pendants! The orange on is a pearlized vintage pendant, orange has always been difficult for me to work with, so it is a nice challenge for me. The dragon fly is actually one I have eyed myself before so I am thrilled to have it, it should be easy for me to use - I guess we shall see what I come up with! Thank you Jackie!

Jackie made these copper coil beads for me, I am touched by that - she had no idea that they would brings back fond memories of many years ago when my sister and I learned how to make similar beads. In fact, my sister recently found her tools from back then - we just make have to give it a try again!

Jackie made these copper coil beads for me, I am touched by that - she had no idea that they would brings back fond memories of many years ago when my sister and I learned how to make similar beads. In fact, my sister recently found her tools from back then - we just make have to give it a try again!

I love these pieces, the green one especially speaks to me - I have an idea brewing already for it!

I love these pieces, the green one especially speaks to me - I have an idea brewing already for it!

Look at the pretty polymer clay cabochon made by Jackie - notice it is a face! ...and then the gemstones - love the earth tone colors, just lovely!

Look at the pretty polymer clay cabochon made by Jackie - notice it is a face!and then the gemstones - love the earth tone colors, just lovely!

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