Saturday, April 7, 2018

The 4th Bead Peeps Swap N Hop Reveal 2018


That happy dance moment when the project you've been working on for what feels like an eternity is finally, unequivocally, done. Done!

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First of all a glimpse at the goodies I got from my partner. Mainly lots of seed beads, some pearls, some very beautiful  superduo`s in double shade, a lovely cab that Deborah  has carved and polished herself, A beautiful  dragonfly, a beach inspired trinket box and some pretty star fish inside. And loads of inspiring and encouraging  notes, one with every article, handwritten, sealed and numbered and packed meticulously inside the box. Wow Deborah, you`ve amazed me and thrilled me with this gesture of yours.  Can`t even describe the excitement I felt when I opened your each little surprise!!

 Deborah is very fond of Dragon flies, so each little item has been carefully wrapped and labeled with a cute little dragon fly, Wow!
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  My dear Deborah - I can't thank you enough for being my partner and for sending me such  exquisite goodies . Have been awed by your meticulous packing, and the way in which you described each item you sent. The focal that you have carved and polished is so special to me, that I planned saving up for the last and create something spectacular with it. Absolutely beautiful cab! I never knew the work that went into creating one. I truly appreciate your generosity in parting with the first one you created . Thanks!

The stash is beautiful, and it took me a few weeks of pondering to finally decide how to use it And sadly, I got a bit slow and the reveal date is already here……
But finally , here`s my reveal

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My most favourite piece! I instantly fell in love with these Super Duo`s .AB polished and dual color, have never seen anything like these. I can’t tell you how many times I reworked the pendant on this necklace. And I love the end result. Reminds me of the traditional Indian enamel jewellery of Rajasthan.

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As soon as I saw the beautiful shades of blue and silver, I knew I wanted to make a necklace in cellini spiral. Always wanted one but never could find the right beads. Either the sizes were not what I required, or the shades all wrong. But these beads were perfect. And the triangle beads are just super, waiting to be flaunted. So I created this necklacein graduating thickness . Tried to click a picture of the beautiful luster  and the iridescence these beads have but don`t know if I have captured it all.

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After many  tries I created the focal in netted Super Duo flowers  with  embellishments of creepers in green and blue . Never made one  before so took me a while to get it the way I wanted. …  I knew from the beginning that I wanted to bring out the lovely  tones in these beads  and I wanted to enhance the each bead type  and complement it, so I added some  beads from my own stash  I also added tiny  glass pearls and some light green Swavroski  pearls - some shiny and some with a matte finish for visual interest. Netting the chain however was quick.

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 What do you do with star fish? ?  Again a first time for me . After much thought, I finally came up with the idea of  using the seed bead tube of  variegated colors and add starfish as a focal. Once I got working  on the design I planned, I realized that bead embroidery with shibori ribbon would take a long time so decided to weave the necklace instead. Wanted to add some silk, but now that I have finished I think it looks lovely as is.
 

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Although all the designs in my head didn’t get made,  they will be completed as soon as I can and I promise to show you updated versions of the pieces.Have still got a fair amount of beads.....
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Here`s a picture of the goodies I sent her You can read all about it on her blog, and view all the wonderful pieces, she has made from this
 
To see what the other participants in the Bead Peeps Swap N Hop 2018  participants have created   please check out the list below
Enjoy the lovelies everyone has made !


2018 Partner List

Linda Anderson http://fromthebeadboard.blogspot.com (Hostess)
Hope Smitherman http://CraftyHope.com
Terry Jeanette Carter https://tappingflamingo.blogspot.com
Rosantia Petkova http://bairozan.blogspot.bg/

Seed Beaders


Thank you for hosting this great blog hop Linda.  I have really enjoyed it! And got to learn so much too !!

Palak Udeshi .

22 comments:

  1. It's no secret that seed bead work mystifies me. And your creations are a perfect example of why - it's magical! To take tiny pieces of glass and thread and weave them into these masterpieces is AMAZING! I adore everything you created. They are all so very beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words .:)

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  2. My God, what an array of beautiful pieces you have created. I am always amazed by your ability to bead weave but the second necklace is beyond belief. If you are planning to sell it, please inform me. I would love to buy it (if I can afford it!). The first pendant reminds me of the kolam/mandala paintings on temple ceilings. The yellow flower is beautiful as well but I would personally prefer it on a longer chain like a lariat

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    1. Thanks Divya. The second necklace is my favourite too. Gave me a few bad moments though, as the thread kept snapping after every few turns with the weight . Also had to change some of the beads towards the end as I ran out of a couple of shades. But finally it did turn out as I wanted. And yes, as you say the first one does look like the temple mandala, but my inspiration was actually the blue " jadau" of Jaipur. And the yellow flower necklace is infact a long one almost 30" . The beads Deborah sent were so even and beautiful, that I used the entire tube to make the chain.

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  3. I don't know where to start! Absolutely wonderful!!! Love the beaded flowers and the netted necklace is perfect for the starfish! I was hoping you would be able to incorporate them!!! Would be nice to do a seasonal swap just to keep us both on our toes :) I am so happy to have been your partner!!! XOXOXO

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    1. Oh Deborah, you sent me such wonderful beads that I just could`nt resist myself .And I can`t thank you enough for it. I also feel so happy that I have found a wonderful friend through this Swap. And yes, I am game too for a seasonal swap. You really inspire me. :)

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  4. Incredible! Such stunning designs you've created! I am in such awe of those who do bead weaving and yours has just taken my awe to a whole new level. Beautiful, beautiful work!

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    1. Thank you Kari. It`s truly amazing how we are all connected by this wonderful Swap though we are in different parts of the World. And it`s all thanks to Linda and you Cynthia, and the entire team of Bead Peeps that has made this such a lovely experience for us all

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  5. You made such a really lovely necklaces. My favorite is the star fish necklace. I like the style, colors, and especially the starfish .

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    1. Thank you so much. The starfish are so pretty, and variegated colors of beads matched well with them, so it just clicked.

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  6. Spectacular! Seed beading amazes me as I have no patience for this detailed work. Lovely, lovely work!

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  7. Hi Palak, You created four wonderful necklaces and you don't seem to think that you did enough. You did a great job using your swap beads. Kudos for doing new techniques so well. The first pendant is absolutely stunning.

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    1. Although I’m used to teaching myself whatever technique interests me, by trial and error this time I really enjoyed myself as the swap beads were so different from what I usually use. My partner Deborah, sent me the ost wonderful beads :)

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  8. OMG!!! Those are Amazing designs!!! Beautiful Job! Be Blessed!

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  9. Your beaded flowers are just amazing and you have made some stunning designs. I have always admired seed beaders for their persistence and imagination and your work is no exception! I love them all but the star fish necklace impressed me most!

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    1. Thank you.Since the reveal date got extended, it gave me time to make something more, and star fish necklace just happened :)

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  10. WOW. Such beautiful pieces. Great job!

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  11. Palak - I'm speechless. Your pieces are absolutely EXQUISITE! Each one is more beautiful than the next.... I'd say my favorite is the Cellini spiral.... but then the yellow piece....and the starfish... I'm just BLOWN AWAY! BEAUTIFUL work! Congratulations!

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