Bead Hoarders Blog Hop - Reveal:

Yes, I am a Bead Hoarder! Thanking Lori Anderson for this wonderful challenge: It has gotten me started on creating again, and using what's on hand is a great way to stretch one's design ideas. (So are almost 170 other beaders, LOL. I want to visit all the hoppers and will, but it is taking a while!)
First is a necklace from a set of assorted beads already pre-coordinated by Bead Landing. To see the stash I blogged about, click: Here (Purchased on clearance.) I added the copper beads and the central howlite disc from my stash. Easy peasy, just need to decide the arrangement and add the spacers.
Blue - Copper "Color Splash" Necklace - beads from Michaels
I created this first attempt at 'bead weaving' (I think it is actually netting, if you are getting specific), while I was on vacation with my family in June. I dug out the bead stringing thread, needles and little and big crystals from way back in the drawer to take a small project for working on in the mornings. The pattern is by Maria Rypan and is appropriate for beginners.
Correction: It's not netting, just basic bead-weaving, and the pattern name is "Gothic Fringe"

Choker: 8/0 seed beads, 4mm blue crystals, 8mm amber crystal rondelles

Inspired by that necklace, I strung this next necklace on thin bead stringing wire and then created the dangles/fringe using beading thread. I do need to re-do it due to missing a small amount of thread peeking through on one side. The spider disc beads are from a recent bead swap.
Choker: 10/0 seed beads, spider bead discs and bicone crystals
Detail: The clear beads are tiny crystals that were on a string of larger crystal beads (~ sorta freebies!)
Spider bead choker - detail
Wire wrapped bracelet including components from Bead Landing.
Amethyst and Black Dangle Bracelet
And here is a longer necklace, that is unfinished to coordinate with the choker and bracelet
Dangle Necklace - in progress
 I had fun and was satisfied with all I created. It helps to have a deadline to work towards! I am going to keep up the creating...
Now here are all the links for the participants and their creations:

1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
2. Nancy Dale, NEDBeads
3. Roxanne Mendoza, Roxi Designs
4.  Melissa Trudinger, beadrecipes
5.  Rana Lea, Rana Lea Designs
6.  Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
7.  Rita Avila, Jewel School Friends
8.  Linda Anderson, From the Bead Board
10.  Erin Guest, Renlish

11.  Joan Williams, lilruby jewelry

12. Diane Hawkey, Diane Hawkey
13.  Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
14.  Sue Kennedy, SueBeads
15.  Lisa Cone, Inspired Adornments
16.  Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design
18.  Lori Jean Poppe, Adventures in Creativity
19.  Linda Landig, Linda's Bead Blog and Meanderings
20.  Lori Schneider, Bead Addict

21.  Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
22. Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini
23.  Niki Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
24.  Elsie Deliz-Fonseca, Eliz-Eliz and All That Craft
25.  Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul
26.  Heather Powers, Humblebeads
27.  Sarah Goode, Pookledo
28.  Monique Urquhart, A Half-Baked Notion
29.  JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
30.  Cheri Reed, Creative Designs by Cheri

31.  Robyn, Museiddity
32.  Catherine King, Catherine's Musings
33.  Jacquie, Bead Gypsy
34.  Janet McDonald, Singing Woods
35. Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreations
36.  Tanty Sri Hartanti, TJewellicious by Tanti
37.  Hannah Rosner, Good River Valley
38.  Rochelle Brisson, A Creative Chelle
39.  Nelly May, Smelly Nelly
40.  Skylar Bre'z, Brising Beads

41.  Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool

42.  Christie Murrow, Charis Designs
43.  Leanne Loftus, First Impression Design
44.  Valerie Norton, Hot Art
45.  Judy Riggs, Rigglettes
46.  Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons
47.  Terry Carter,  Tapping Flamingo
48.  Sue, Mid-Life Great Expectations
49.  Nan Smith, Wired Nan
50.  Miranda Ackerley, MirandAck Arts

51.  Marie Covert, Creating Interest
52.  D'Arsie Manzella, This Here Now, Mamacita
53.  Stephanie Haussler, Pixybug Designs
54.  Lori Bergmann, Lori Bergmann Design
55.  Johanna Nunez, The Lovely One Design
56.  Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
57.  Becky Pancake, Becky Pancake Bead Designs
58.  Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
59.  Debbie Rasmussen, A Little of This, A Little of That
60.  Nat, Grubbi Ceramics

61.  Marjorie Savill Linthwaite, Bennu Bird Rising
62.  Cheryl McCloud, One Thing Leads to Another
63.  Heather Otto, The Crafthopper
64.  Candida Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
66.  JuLee Wolfe, The Polymer Penguin
67.  Ginger Bishop, Lil Mummy Likes
68.  Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design
69.  Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie's Blog
70.  Dini Bruinsma, Angaza by Changes

71.  Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
72.  Shalini Austin, Jewellery by Shalini
73.  Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
74.  Ile Ruzza, Ilenia's Unique Beaded Jewelry
76.  Annita Wilson, AW Jewelry 
77.  Sherri Stokey, Knot Just Macrame
78.  Hannah Trost, PZ Designs
79.  Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
80.  Miri Agassi, Beadwork

81.  Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
82.  Dyanne Cantrell, Dee-Liteful Jewelry Creations
83.  Susan Bowie, Susan Nelson Bowie
84.  Megan Milliken, MaeMaeMills
85.  Menka Gupta, Menka's Jewelry
86.  Ambra Gostoli, Chic and Frog
87.  Lori Lochner, Bloghner
88.  Gerda Jurimae, Gerda's Crafts Blog
89.  Susan, Mistheword
90.  MaryLou Holvenstot, MaryLou's time2cre8

91.  Mary Shannon Hicks, falling into the sky
92.  Karin King, The Sparklie Things Blog
93.  Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman
94.  Jenny Davie-Reazor, Jenny Davies-Reazor
95.  Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous
96.  Mallory Hoffman, Rosebud 101 - For the Love of Beads
97.  Danielle Kelley, Imbue the Muse
98.  Kym Hunter, Kym Hunter Designs
99.  Dolores Rami, CraftyD's Creations
100.  Marcia Dunne, 13 Alternatives

101.  Marlene Cupo, Amazing Designs
102.  Emma Todd, A Polymer Penchant
103.  Wendy Holder, Jewelry by WendyLea
104.  Michelle Escano, The Cabby Crafter
105.  Louise Glazier, Lily and Jasmine Treasures ...(You are Here!)
106.  Dana Hickey, Wind Dancer Studios
107.  Lennis Carter, windbent
108.  Anne Betenson, Crystal River Beads
109.  Audrey Belanger,  Dreams of an Absolution
110.  Lisa Stukel, Carefree Jewelry by Lisa

111.  Janine Lucas, Travel Stories
112.  Claire Lockwood, Something to Do With Your Hands
113.  Kathy Engstrom, Catherine's Dreams
114.  Paula Hisel, Simply Beadiful
115.  Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
116.  Mischelle Fanucchi, Micheladas Musings
117.  Kim, Cianci Blue
118.  Linda Sadler, Ida Louise Jewelry
119.  Karen, Spokalulu
120.  Jennifer LaVite, Dry Gulch Bead and Jewelry

121.  Andrea Glick-Zenith, ZenithJade Creations
122.  Karen Martinez, Fairies Market
123.  Robin Reed, Artistry HCBD
124.  Amy Bright, LABweorc
125.  Jasvanti Patel, Jewels by Jasvanti
126.  Tammie Everly, TTE Designs
127.  Karin Slaton, Backstory Beads
128.  Natalie Moten, Running Out of Thread
129.  Sharyl McMillian-Nelson, Sharyl's Jewelry & Reflections
130.  Jenny Kyrlach, Wonder and Whimsy

131.  LiliKrist, Handmade by LilK
132.  Jessica Klaaren, The Truth Space
133.  Cynthia Abner, Created Treasures
134.  Beth Emery, Stories by Indigo Heart
135.  Heather Davis, Blissful Garden Beads
136.  Jeanne, Gems by Jeanne Marie
137.  Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
138.  Laren Dee Barton, Laren Dee Designs
139.  Steph, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
140.  Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations 

141.  B. R. Kuhlman, Mixed Mayhem
142.  Patty Miller, Cabari Beads
143.  Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
144.  Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
145.  Lizzie Clarke, The Need to Bead
146.  Christina Miles, Wings 'n' Scales
147.  Patricia, The Color of Dreams
148.  Marde Lowe, Fancimar
149.  Ev Shelby, Raindrop Creations
150.  Sarah Small, By Salla

151.  Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
152.  Laurie Vyselaar, Lefthand Jewelry
153.  Pam Traub, Klassy Joolz
154.  Lisa Harrison, Daisy Meadow Studio
155.  Anzia Parks, Anzi-Panzi's Work Shoppe
156.  Ingrid, Lilisgems Handcrafted Jewelry Inspirations
157.  Andra Weber, Andra's Joyful Journey
158.  Kelly Hosford Patterson, The Traveling Side Show
159.  Adlinah Kamsir, Dreamstruck Designs
160.  Marci, That Nothing Be Wasted

161.  Kris Lanae Binsfield,  Cherish Designs
162.  Stephanie Perry, Mustard Bead
163.  Birgit Klughardt, Gites Beads
164.  Inge von Roos, Inge's Blog
165.  Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
166.  Sandy Markley, Gypsy Spirit Designs
167.  Elena Adams, Lena's Beady Blog 


  1. You did a great job,I love the netting choker and the color splash necklace.

    1. Thank you! I had fun and hope to keep creating!

  2. Nicely done- I think the bracelet is my favorite. Christie

  3. Thank you Christie: I think the bracelet is my favorite too, I am enjoying using those spider beads I received in a bead swap. They are too precious to use all at once!

  4. So many lovely pieces ! That dangle necklace will be such a beauty once it's finished :)

    1. Thank you - I'm kind of stumped on where I want to go with the dangle necklace, that's partly why it isn't finished.

  5. Turquoise and copper is one of my favorite color combos, it's always so pretty and I think under used. Love yours!

    1. Thank you - I love turquoise with just about anything.


  6. The Amethyst and Black Dangle Bracelet is my favourite♥ Nice, really nice, enjoy wearing it!

    1. I wore the bracelet the other day and love how it feels and the sparkle!

  7. Hi Louise, I did the same thing starting at the bottom, That is how I realized I was in the hop. Silly me. I hope your enjoying the hop. I sure am love your turquoise piece.

    1. Thank you Sandy, I am enjoying the hop, but still need to go through all the participants - nearly 160!

  8. Those spider beads are cool, I can see why you'd hold onto them until the right project came along!

    1. Yes, and now I have them, I want to find more in that coin shape. They worked really well in the bracelet.

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    1. Thank you!, thanks for visiting my blog

  10. Good job using some of your hoarded beads. The first bracelet is my favorite.

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    2. Thank you! Now I've started, I just have to keep going on creating, otherwise, what are all those beads for anyway??

  11. really like your pieces, especially the bracelet! I love dangles!

  12. You made some super cool pieces. I'm partial to your blue netted necklace. It reminds me of when I first started beading and made something similar from some magazine instructions. I went a little crazy with that pattern though and made tons and tons of necklaces. I was out of control! Yours is actually much cooler than the ones I made way back when. Well done!

    1. Thank you. :)I want to try everything, and have lots of ideas. sometimes figuring out where to start is the most difficult.

  13. Oh I like the dangle necklace just the way it is. Glad I caught your wonderful work my second trip through the list.

    1. Thanks for stopping back to visit my blog. I keep looking at that dangle....not sure where I'm going with it. ;)

  14. So impressed that you made so many pieces of beautiful jewellery. I love the first necklace - the blue and copper are so pretty together.

    1. Thank you, I was really inspired. I love your beautiful work, it's also very inspiring.

  15. I know I'm a bit late in commenting, but I just wanted to say that I love the pieces that you made! The amethyst and black dangle bracelet is simply gorgeous. Wonderful work! :D

    1. Thank you for stopping by! and thanks for the kind words.

  16. I agree, it is taking awhile to comment on all the lovely posts! Great work! Hard to choose a fav but I think I like the spider choker...but turquoise and copper are always cool :)

    1. Thank you for the kind comments! I'm glad you visited my blog.

  17. As a beadweaver (and Maria's sample maker) I love your colour combination you used with her Fringed Gothic. It is one of my favourites, but it is not netting.

    1. Thank you Jo-Ann! The color scheme just fell together based on what I had on hand. I am so very new to beadweaving, so I'm not sure of terminology. I am just loving the pattern and want to make more similar projects. Next up is 3-Draped Cubes pattern, but with a few substitutions.

  18. I love all the fringe and the dangles in the last one. They all coordinate so well together. Thanks for stopping by my blog

  19. great designs! I really love the first one the blue with the copper looks very warm.

  20. Thank you! I had fun creating, and playing with color and design.


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