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                              


Kari Asbury said...

Stunning designs! very hard to choose a favorite they are all so beautiful and different :)

Ann Schroeder said...

All three of your designs are beautiful. I love the colors in the first one, that fan is great in the second, but my favorite is the third. I love the name and the stick pearls and just everything about it. All beautiful!

Here Bead Dragons said...

All are pretty, each in their own way. I think they're great.

Tammy Adams said...

Gorgeousness. Each design is fabulous. I especially love the one with the red chicklet and the fan.

Kepi said...

Wow, beautiful work, they are all gorgeous but that red one is a stunner!

Shirley Moore said...

I'm with Ann, I love the third one, the stick pearls are such a great compliment to the design!

AntiquityTravelers said...

wow what wonderful designs! so rich and exotic ... especially loving that fan necklace!

Robin Showstack said...

Deliciousness! My favorite is the Biwa Pearl one!

Jasvanti Patel said...

All your pieces are so beautiful.

Jen Ren said...

Nice work! All three of your pieces are so different, it's hard to choose a favorite.

Peru-Medesigns said...

All your pieces are very pretty, but I love the necklace with the fan and red unique!

Jael said...

So much fun! I love all of the pieces you've created!

Sharyl said...

Wowza! Love all three of these unique designs! I think you did the beads proud! :-) The one with the stick pearls is my absolute favorite, but each one is stunning!

Dini Bruinsma said...

The pendant with the Biwa pearls is my favourite... but it was hard to choose (-: Your creations are lovely and elegant♥ all three of them!

Veralynne Malone said...

Very busy woman! I love your pieces and the colors. You did an excellent job with them all.

Charlie said...

All of them are unique and beautiful. The last one has to be my favorite though. I just love how you took simple beads and made stunning pieces out of them.