Saturday, 4 June 2011

Fairy tale bead swap

Hi and welcome to our magical mystery fairy tale bead swap! Those of us who are members of the bead swap party yahoo group decided to do a little bead swap amongst ourselves, this time with a fairy tale theme. I'm blogging from my phone as im away in rural England for a friend's hen do, so unfortunately I can't put any live links on this post. I will fix this as soon as I get on a computer but until then please check out Lori Anderson's blog for a list of everyone involved and links to their blogs.

My fantastic partner in the swap has been Sally Russick and she sent me the most amazing package of goodies....totally overwhelming, in a very good way! Please check out what she has made with the selection box i sent her. The fairy tale she picked for me was Little Red Riding Hood, a very good choice for me as it was one of the tales featured in Into the Woods, the musical I took part in earlier this year. She is so kind, she also through in a bunch of goodies that she thought I would like - and you were right Sally, I loved everything you sent!

I love all the colours I received and decided to pull out three of them - the lovely green shades, bronzey copper rondelles and of course, the red Czech faceted beads. I used copper wire and a hand forged copper clasp from sugar spun beads on etsy

and finished it off with a beautiful Marsha Neal focal

which I bought during the last beads of clay blog hop.

I am pleased with the result - I imagine the three red beads as little red riding hood tiptoeing through the woods on her way to her grandmother's.

I also completely fell in love with the beautiful silvery clear faceted Czech ovals Sally sent me - look at their sparkle!

Thanks Sally for providing such beautiful inspiration! I still have loads left over and will try to complete some more themed pieces using these over the next couple of months - watch this space!

Just as a small post script, I must have had fairy tales on the brain because look what I came up with last week......

Lori Anderson, Pretty Things  
Rebecca Anderson, Song Beads (here!)
Courtney Breul, Beads By Breul 
Loretta Carstensen, Designs by Loretta
Evelyn Hall, Dragon Lady Evelyn
Sandy Richardson, Sandy's Coloring Box
Tara Plote, Newbie Beader
Christine Brandel, A Hot Piece of Glass
Lisa Sittniewski, Alterity Art
Joanna Matuszczyk, Filcowe
Jenni Connolly, Jenni Bead
Geneva Collins, Torque Story
Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
Sally Russick, Wireworked
Mary McGraw, MK's Creative Musings
Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found 
Stephanie Haussler, Pixybug Designs
Shai Williams, Shaia's Ramblings
Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations
Sandi Lee James, Do Be Do Bead Do

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone


Courtney Breul said...

I love what you created! Red Riding Hood would be proud!

Anonymous said...

Those pieces would definitely make me feel "happy ever after" ... and I love the Marsha Neil pendant you've added to the mix. Simply stunning.

Mary K. McGraw said...

The pendant is great and the allusion to Little Red Riding Hood fits right in.

TesoriTrovati said...

Beautiful! I love that Marsha Neal focal. What a great foil to that vibrant red. This is a keeper, Rebecca. I really like how you wove the beads around. Very pretty!
Enjoy the day!

elisabeth said...

Awesome necklace - love the earrings, too!

Loretta said...

Love what you did with that gorgeous collection of beads. The necklace is a fairy tale come true! Covet those Happy Ever After earrings too.

Pretty Things said...

I love what you made -- have to admit I'm eyeing that lampwork focal in the first photo!!!!

I LOVE color! said...

You created a wonderful image of RED RIDINGHOOD and I am so pleased that you are using copper. I love copper I have an Etsy Shop decated to copper alone. Be Blessed

Shai Williams said...

Oh I love what you created. I tend to be drawn to the darker fairy tales.

Shyme said...

Beautiful necklace!

Rickie said...

Lovely creation!

Green Shoot Jewellery Designs said...

Adorable, you did a beautiful job.
Deb x

Torque Story said...

This is a lovely piece. This is my first bead swap blog hop, and I love reading all these blogs I didn't know about. I love the name of your blog.

LUCY said...

Unas piezas hermosas con un montaje muy delicado....

Jenni said...

I love your interpretation of the little red riding hood tale, the red and clear are beautiful with that gorgeous pendant, lovely job.

Anonymous said...

Rebecca! I love the necklace it is beautiful and I love how you described the red beads as little Red Riding Hood tiptoeing through the forest! I also love the stamped earrings! Wonderful work!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely necklace! It's really cool you had a fairy tale-inspired theme, and I think the necklace embodies it perfectly :)

Anonymous said...

I love your piece! The Little Red Riding Hood beads just mix so well with those gorgeous clear beads. Yum!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Delightful!!! You are Little Red Riding Hood! All that Czech glass makes me drool!!!

Aquariart said...

Very nice work, love the copper with those colors, great choice.

earthlyjewels said...

Oh those are such lovely pieces you created!
-penny of earthlyjewelsbeads-

Joanna Matuszczyk said...

Beautiful necklace. I love floral focal. Great job!

steufel said...

I just love what you did, Rebacca. Awesome! Delicate and feminine but it has aslo a certain strength!

Leigh said...

I love your color choices. Very nice job!

Tara P. said...

I love those earrings with the "Happy Ever After" and the necklace is delicious!

lynsey said...

Oh Rebecca That is a wonderful interpretation i love it.
It's wonderful to still have you here on Blogger BTW, i was worried i wouldn't be able to follow you on word press as i'm not too clear on how it's done.
Also I just wanted to say a huge thankyou to you, I received your box of goodies today, it is absolutley gorgeous, thank you for the lovely seedies, and the yarn is delicious, and such good timing as i'm exploring some designs with fiber at the moment. Thank you again xx

Unknown said...

Okay all I can say it that this piece ROCKS!!!! Sorry I missed the hop but I will have to check it out now!


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