Sunday, August 3, 2014

Choosy Chicks Choose Chicklets Blog Party

Time to PARTY!  I am participating in the Toltec Jewel School Friends Choosy Chicks Choose Chicklets blog hop. Our designs focus on featuring the beautiful artisan lampwork chicklet bead by Susan Kennedy of SueBeads.  Below are the ones that I chose to design with.  
When I started working with these lovely beads, I wanted to do justice to these wonderful beads and feature them prominently in unique designs. All three of my pieces evolved into vintage geometric and Asian inspired designs. I am thankful for the opportunity to participate in this challenge.  It was a joyful journey of new inspiration.

With the green and mauve chicklet, I designed Moondrops and Roses using vintage brass, porcelain cameo, a large sage green vintage lucite moon glow teardrop and czech glass in shades of purple. With the gorgeous red chicklet bead I created Asian Excursion.  It took shape when I remembered my vintage brass fan in my stash.  I also incorporated little knotted ties with waxed linen.  The last piece I created Wisdom's steps.  This one features a black oil slick chicklet in a geometric pattern with "messy" wire wrapped biwa pearls, a green freshwater pearl and vintage purple glass circle. A easy to wear piece finished with copper link chain.

Check out the other participants here:


Guest of Honor & Featured Artist:  Susan Kennedy

Sue Kennedy's blogs:                               SueBeads...A Beady Girl's blog
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Sue Kennedy's website                            SueBeads
SueBeads Art Beads                                SueBeads


Toltec Jewels                                 


Linda Anderson                             

Jennifer Reno                                 

Shirley Moore                                

Kristen Stevens                              

Marybeth Rich                               

Jael Thorp                                      

Melissa Trudinger                           

Andrea Glick                                  

Nan Smith                                      

Blanca Medina                               

Shai Williams                                  

Carolyn Lawson                             

Rana Wilson                                   

Robin Reed                                    

Robin Showstack                           

Sheila Prosterman                           

Karla Morgan                                

Kari Asbury                                   

Kelly Rodgers                                

Jayne Capps                                  

Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi          

Heather Richter                             

Chris Eisenberg                             

Kathleen Breeding                         

Linda Landig                                 

Crystal Thain                                 

Cheri Reed                                    

Heather d-Entremont                     

Dini Bruinsma                                

Lori Schneider                               

Tammy Adams                              

Melinda Orr                                  

Lennis Carrier                               

Cynthia Machata                           

Elizabeth Hodges                          

Debbie Rasmussen                        

Tanya McGuire                             

Charlie Jacka                                

Ev Shelby                                     

Sharyl McMillian-Nelson              

Jasvanti Patel