Thursday, May 08, 2014

8th Annual Bead Party Blog Swap Reveal Time!

If you would like to check out some amazing eye candy and see the blogs of participants 
I'm not sure how many of us there were, but it will keep you busy for days!

So, now for my reveal - with the lovely items I received
(shown in my last blog post)
here are my pieces - 

I incorporated the seed beads into a double spiral rope, one of my favorite stitches!  

The wire wrapped focal is based on a pattern from Lisa Barth.  I loved the wire wrapping and have only attempted it once before.  



As soon as I received the pearls I knew this is what I wanted to do with them.  It is pattern from Isabella Lam  that I have always wanted to make.  I thought it would be the perfect little necklace to peek out from under a collared shirt, and it is!


Do hope you enjoyed my pieces!  Happy Beading, enjoy!  gv


26 comments:

  1. Amazing Work Gail!! I love the wire wrapping of the focal and the addition of those darling drop beads is glorious!! the peeking pearl necklace is delightful as well!! love your work!!

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  2. Very beautiful! Your wire work looks great and your pieces so feminine and pretty.

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  3. Such lovely work well done!

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  4. I really like both of the pieces! The double spiral is so soft, and the wire wrapping is incredibly intricate and elegant. The piece with the twins is terrific, too -- it's always good to see seed beads in the BSBPs!

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  5. Love your work, so beautiful. The rope on the first necklace is so intriguing.

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  6. I really am amazed by the wire wrapping on the focal. One of my partners sent me a bunch of cabs; I had a couple of attempts at wrapping them and then I, err, wimped out ;) Great job!

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  7. wire wrapping and beading! you are really multitalented!

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  8. That wire wrapping was amazing, i can't believe its only your second try at this. The pearls were perfect with it

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  9. Your wirewrapping is fantastic! I love the elagance of both pieces. Well done!!

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  10. That wire wrapping is sublime! And the whole piece just works together perfectly. I also really like your pearl necklace. You knocked this challenge out of the park. :)

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  11. Both wonderful pieces. I love how the double spiral rope works so well with Lisa's focal. Her wirework is stunning! Well done!

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  12. Great work, I love the first necklace. the colours are very harmonic and with your amazing wire work the cabochon comes up as a star. This war your second attempt wire work - i'm really impressed!

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  13. I love both those pieces! So feminine So pretty! You did beautiful work!

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  14. *mopping up my drool* that focal is FREAKING AMAZING!!!! NUFF.said! =)

    Linda A.
    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
    http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

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  15. The detail in your pieces is magnificent!

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  16. Gail, I will say right off that I am NOT a seedbeader, so I am in awe of this lovely weaving you do :) Plus the wire-wrapped cab looks so lovely. Your two designs are beautiful!

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  17. Beautiful! Your bead weaving is gorgeous and so is your wire work!!!

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  18. Great cooking, Gail! I admire your skills in wire working - the focal is amazing!

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  19. Really beautiful beadwork on both pieces. The wire work on the focal is spectacular. Great designs.

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  20. You put together some gorgeous necklaces the wire wrapping in your pendant is really well done.

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  21. Wow, I really love the wire wrapping....and your seed bead work is great. You really cooked up a great soup! Great job!

    veradesigns.blogspot.com

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  22. The pearl necklace is gorgeous! I, too, love Lisa Barth's designs and you did an amazing job with the focal bead with your wire weaving! Beautiful work!!

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  23. Your beadwork is lovely! I can't believe that is only the second piece you have ever wire wrapped. It really is quite impressive. What a great job you did with your soup!

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  24. I admire you for your patience, when working with seed beads... the pearl necklace is really sweet♥

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  25. Gorgeous work! Really Soup-er! Yep I'm still hopping! Don't want to miss a thing!

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  26. Beautiful necklaces! I couldn't take my eyes off the wire wrapped focal - so gorgeous and the rope and colors of the seed beads make it look so royal!

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