Friday, July 19, 2013

Bead Hoarders Blog Hop---REVEAL

The Bead Hoarders Blog Hop Reveal is June 20th!  
Our lovely hostess Lori Anderson has challenged us to USE OUR BEADS...no shopping allowed.

This was a GREAT way to put creative thoughts into action.  To remember when a particular bead or strand caught my attention.  I still have drawers full of unused beads calling out every time I walk into my beading room...pick me, create with me, caress me.
Their time will come.

The HEART is symbolic
The heart generates life....
The heart is a symbol of love...for ourselves and for others....
And if we listen closely our heart speaks to us reminding us that we can turn weaknesses into strengths....

Those who follow Fairies Market know I love Swarovski crystals, clay, metal, glass, gemstones....
(Okay so I love ALL things beading)
I purchased most of these beads a loooong time ago so it was only fair that they were used in this blog hop.

Murano foil beads
Heart - THEA too, Golden Spring disk beads - Humblebeads, black serpentine spacers
A somewhat recent purchase but I knew I would save these pretty heart pendants.  Now I can wear them!!!

Raku Beads - Xaz Bead Company
I met Amy Mealy at Bead Fest in Santa Fe and have yet to put all the beads I purchased to use.  I made a simple pair of earrings that are lightweight, fun and colorful.

This blog hop has helped me to see where I was, once upon a time, and where I am now.  I'm not sure that my skill has improved much but thanks to many talented artists and bloggers I have learned a LOT about bead work and jewelry making.  Thanks for the fun friends! 

Be sure you visit other sites to see what secrets the other participants had hidden in their bead stash.

25 comments:

  1. I enjoyed reading your post and your reminder on the meaning of the heart. All the pieces are pretty!

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  2. Oh..love all the hoard pieces you've chosen...beautifully done! Keep on hoarding..love the fairy name too of your blog.

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  3. Lovely designs, Karen, thank you for sharing with us!!

    Laren :)

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  4. Lovely, I really love you earrings!

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  5. Karen, your pieces are wonderful... hearts are so universally enjoyed as symbols, but also beautiful as design elements!

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  6. I love all of your pieces, the earrings are my favorite though, I just love those hearts.

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  7. Lovely red heart bead. You did a great job showcasing it.

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  8. Love the heart pieces - even better when baked with meaning :)

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  9. Lovely pieces ! I love the colors you used :)

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  10. Wonderful designs! Love the heart earrings especially.

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  11. The Morano beads and heart pendant go together so perfectly. It is my absolute favorite.

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  12. Lovely designs! I especially love the heart earrings!

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  13. Sweet♥ designs♥ The raku pair of earrings is my favourite, you made everything with your ♥ I think :-)

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  14. Oh my goodness! I love the earrings and thanks for sharing the artists, too! The hearts are my favorite but your sense of style is wonderful!

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  15. Good job designing Karen. The Murano foiled beads necklace is my favorite.

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  16. Each one of your designs turned out rather nicely. The Thea too earrings are my favorite and I'm not usually a fan of hearts! Well done.

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  17. Thank you all for visiting my blog. It's always good to get feedback from those I admire. Keep Creating!

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  18. Absolutely beautiful, love each piece!

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  19. I know I'm a bit late in commenting, but I just wanted to say that your designs are lovely. I particularly like the heart earrings--so sophisticated!

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  20. I love the hearts! The pendant on the necklace is great, but I think I love the earrings!

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