It all started with a "Chicklet" shaped bead.
I saw it on the Toltec Jewels Facebook page.
Not this exact one, I think, but one similar.
It was love at first site.
And I wondered to myself,...
how had I missed it before?
Bead by Susan Kennedy of SueBeads
Turns out, it had been getting a lot of press during the previous weeks,
and I had been gone....
Gone from town, gone from the country,
gone from internet connections,...
and nearly missed my destiny with this bead.
But, when Rita of Toltec Jewels
(our host today's big event)
heard of my disappointment,
she quickly resolved the matter,
let me in to her "Choosy.... Design Challenge,"
and sent me this sweet bead in a glorious tangerine/orange shade.
All was well with the world again!
It was still June, but immediately, my mind jumped to a Fall, almost Halloween type design. I pulled together orange beads (some clashed and had to go, but I found a nice strand that seemed a great match), some large black Czech beads had just arrived and I grabbed them from my desk top before even contemplating putting them away, some art beads I found I had saved for a couple of years, and some pieces of my own! Like a soup or brew, they all went in together,
...and out came... this:
Ceramic Donut bead: Captured Moments (Etsy);
Copper handmade clasp by me;Irish Waxed Linen thread
from pottery bead maker, WhiteCloverKiln (Etsy)
Peachy pottery beads by Jenny Gholson-Morris
of Eclectic Prairie (Etsy).
White and beige Funky Flat Poly Beads
sell in my Sharyl's Jewelry (Artfire) store.Right side:
Black and white Czech glass beads sold by MayaHoney (Etsy).
Orange Chicklet by SueBeads (Etsy)
Dotted lampwork spacers (CrazyLadyGlass)
(Take a moment now
and prepare your minds
for the upcoming mayhem!)...
|At the bottom of the donut pendant|
is an embossed and patinated copper disk I made
and a striped cone-shaped bead
from Petra at Scorched Earth (Etsy).
Update: This little bit of magic is available for sale now!
In all honesty, I'm not sure how Sue's chicklet, so kindly bestowed upon me by Rita, became this wild creation! But no matter how odd it might be, I'm really glad it turned out the way it did! My complete thanks to Sue and to Rita!
Now, I feel ready for Fall...
...and ready to visit the blogs to see what the other participants made from their beads!
Please pay a visit to the participating artists below:
Permalink for Artists:
Guest of Honor & Featured Artist: Susan Kennedy
Sue Kennedy's blogs: SueBeads...A Beady Girl's blog
Sue Kennedy's website SueBeads
SueBeads Art Beads SueBeads
Toltec Jewels http://www.
Linda Anderson http://fromthebeadboard.
Jennifer Reno http://jenrenjewelry.
Shirley Moore http://beadsandbread.
Kristen Stevens http://kristen-beadjourney.
Marybeth Rich http://forestofjewels.
Jael Thorp http://jaelsjewels.blogspot.
Melissa Trudinger http://Beadrecipes.
Andrea Glick http://zenithjade.blogspot.
Nan Smith http://wirednan.blogspot.com
Blanca Medina www.peru-medesigns.com
Shai Williams http://shaihasramblings.
Carolyn Lawson http://Carolynscreationswa.
Rana Wilson http://Ranaleadesigns.
Robin Reed http://willowdragon.blogspot.
Robin Showstack http://
Sheila Prosterman http://catswithbeads.
Karla Morgan http://Texaspepperjams.
Kari Asbury http://hippiechickdesign.
Kelly Rodgers https://www.facebook.com/
Jayne Capps https://mamasgottodoodle.
Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi https://micheladasmusings.
Heather Richter http://desertjewelrydesigns.
Chris Eisenberg www.wanderware.blogspot.com
Kathleen Breeding http://www.zibbet.com/
Linda Landig http://lindalandig.
Crystal Thain http://beaddragons.blogspot.
Cheri Reed http://
Heather d-Entremont http://frugalmadougall.
Dini Bruinsma http://angazabychanges.
Lori Schneider http://www.beadaddicted.
Tammy Adams http://www.paisleylizard.com/
Melinda Orr http://bandanagirl.indiemade.
Lennis Carrier http://windbent.wordpress.
Cynthia Machata http://antiquitytravelers.
Elizabeth Hodges http://thewhisperingseas.
Debbie Rasmussen http://kepirasmussen.
Tanya McGuire http://tanyamcguire.
Charlie Jacka http://clay-space.com/blog/
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson http://sharylsjewelry.
Jasvanti Patel http://jewelrybyjasvanti.
Thanks for visiting us today! Hope you enjoy the blog hop!