Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spring Fever Blog Hop

Welcome to.....

Hosted by the amazing Lesley of TheaElements, Caroline of BlueberriBeads because frankly we have all had enough of this long winter and needed some color!! Here is what they put together.


Lesley made all these and I would have loved all any of these sets.

Caroline rocked these bird sets in fact she and I may have to chat because I have always wanted to make an necklace with the theme of Bob Marley's 3 Little birds.
They also got together with Claire of Smitten Beads who added sari silks.
I have never worked with fiber and I was more than a bit nervous but look at the colors!!!
So you know I needed some color and since I am a stalker fan of both Lesley and Caroline I through my name in and crossed all fingers and toes and waited.  Obviously we would not be here if I didn't get picked to play but I had to show you my excitement. Then there was the waiting......which is a bit longer coming from the UK but well worth the wait!!!!!

Here is what I received.





I was more than happy!!!  But where to start? Actually I did have an idea before the beads actually came.  If you know me you know I try to incorporate twins in everything.  Those little beads and I are very happy to play together I was just hoping I had the right color and when this pendant arrived I new I did.  Now I will also tell you this color scheme scared the hell out of me.  I have never thought of yellow and purple together but Lesley, Caroline and Claire did it so I gave it a go.

Now I should remember to take pictures of the beads when I first pair them but I always seem to be in the creative mode when inspired like this so I forget.  I knew I wanted to bead around the fiber so that it would show because frankly it is gorgeous!!!!  I have never ever purchased fiber and always always turned away from anywhere it was displayed but that had changed.  Someday I want all of the gorgeous colors in Claire's shop!!!

So what did I do?  Well I concocted a netting with the twins that worked perfectly with the fiber peeking through.
 
I was going to have just the chain and pendant and make something different for the birds but they all wanted to play so I had fun putting one of Caroline's bird's on Lesley's bead that kinda looked like a nest.  On the other side it looks like a bird sitting on an egg (let's not think that she actually laid it okay because that would really have hurt)  

How to finish it?  I sort of ran out of the twins ( I hate when that happens I should have an unlimited supply of all of the twins ya know) so it was kind of decided for me that I would need to have some of the fiber sticking out but I really love it.  I love the softness.

Thank you does not even cover how happy I am that I was able to play along. 

LADIES YOU ALL ROCK!!!


Now lets all go see what everyone else created shall we?

Erin Prais – Hintz – http://treasures-found.blogspot.co.uk/
Toltec Jewels - JewelSchoolFriends.com

Hugs 
KK

32 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous Kristen! I'm in awe of your seed beading, this rope has just taken it up a notch!

    Thank you for playing along with us!

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    1. It was truly my honor to play along.

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  2. Kristen I knew you wouldn't let us down and you have absolutely rocked this one - I love it - fantastic touch with the the fibre withing the weave. Thank you for joining in with our challenge.

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    1. I wasn't sure about it but I do really like the ribbon peaking through

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  3. Yes, my friend, you did it again! You always find a way to showcase seed beads in a new way! I just adore the ribbon showing through the rope!

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    1. I try to keep it fresh girl!!!! LOL

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  4. Love the use of twin beads - to create netting that encased the sari strip - great idea! Also my favourite seed bead!

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    1. I have to admit I am addicted to those little treasures!

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  5. Oh Kristen, what beautiful beads you received and in wonderful Spring colors - even the Easter Bunny would be envious. But what you did with them is just amazing !!! I love the way you beaded around that lovely, purple, sari silk - not hiding it but emphasizing it and making it look very special (which it is). You created a divine and beautiful piece that actually sings with Spring time. :)

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    1. Oh Sweetie you make me blush! Thank you for visiting as always!

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  6. Wow! Love what you've done with the silk and the twin holed beads!! Love your design!

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  7. This is the perfect spring palette. I love the way you used the silk ribbon with it peeking out through the little windows in your beading. Sort of like those Easter eggs with the windows in them that allow you to see a scene all done up in sugar. Thank you for sharing your spring fever! Enjoy the day. Erin

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    1. Miss Erin you have a way with words that makes my heart soar!!! Thank you.

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  8. I love the colors. I really like what you did with the twin beads. If you ever create a tutorial or already found one on how to do that, I would love for you to share. The necklace is so pretty and well done. Congrats!

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    1. Kathy this is in fact as far as I am aware my design. I will see if I can write up a tute for it.

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  9. Loving the ribbon inside the weaving - so clever!

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    1. It was my challenge to embrace fiber for the first time!

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  10. You received an awesome selection and color of beads! I always can't wait to see how seed beaders will make their piece and this is just wonderful!! Nice job!! Beautiful!

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  11. What great colors! Love your work!

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  12. What an incredible necklace! I love how you invited the silk to play.

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  13. I have to tell you that looks like magic up there! XOXO

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  14. What a lovely and clever necklace! I love it!

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  15. Hi Kristen,
    Girl you are a wonder with the twins. The rope for your necklace is gorgeous! I love how it all came together, but when you have such great components to work with how could it not. Love it!
    Therese

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  16. Oh, I love your design! The netting with twins around the sari is inspired! I was hoping to discover some clever ways to use sari this reveal, and you have done that brilliantly. Beautiful necklace, and the sari, twin netting, beads, and beadwork look fabulous! XRita

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  17. Wow you are so talented and your blog is amazing, such a brilliant post you put me to shame!

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  18. Kristen! This is gorgeous. I was drooling when I saw the beads, but I love what you did with everything!!! The way you set up that netting with the fabric showing through was simply genius! Your talent never ceases to amaze me. Happy Easter!

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  19. Awesome necklace Kristen. Yellow and purple is not a color combo I would have picked either but you really rocked it girl. The netting looks wonderful around the ribbon.

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  20. WOW! I love this so much I wish I could see it in person and interestingly, those are two of my fave colors together, as they remind me of the earliest flowers of spring! xox jean

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