So when the lovely Rita of Toltec Jewels tempted us with a chicklet bead and a blog hop I could not pass up the opportunity. I love Sue Kennedy's beads and her chicklets are simply divine! So many wonderful colors, when she first started offering them I had to add them to my collection...a lot of them! ;) But enough about that...
Rita offered sign ups and I believe was limiting to 20 sign ups...at final count I think she let just over 40 of us in on the fun! Thank you for being such a generous hostess! After sign ups I patiently...well mostly...waited for the arrival of my chicklet...
Here it is fresh out of the envelope...colors selected at random but how perfect is it that I got a lilac, purplish one? If you don't know me, I'll just say it's PERFECT! Now in the meantime I had managed to snag a couple of Shine On Collaboration Kits from Staci Louise Originals and Genea Beads. These two lovely ladies have created some awesome collaborations and the Shine On kits were no exception. I rarely make jewelry for myself but I specifically purchased the kit to design something for me...but rebel that I am...I wasn't going to just follow the kit design/instructions. Anyway, I tell you all this because the kit was on my table when the chicklet arrived and as they say...the rest is history!
I decided on a charm style design and selected several special personal charms to add. So the picture above was a sneak peak in progress I shared on Facebook a while ago...
Aren't Genea's beads delicious? Deep, gorgeous colors!
and a close up of the charms which include a sterling silver pentacle, a goddess offering, blackened brass wing...yes from Fallen Angel Brass...and a lampwork headpin from the kit. The small dangles on the pentacle are faceted moonstone and crystals. Also, a peek of the beautiful coloring in polymer clay star focal made by Staci.
and of course my gorgeous chicklet...so perfect with this palette :)
one more up close of the charms, focal and beads all together...and finally...
Here is the entire necklace. I've worn it several times...both my daughter and mother have tried to steal it right off my neck! But this beauty is all MINE!
THANK YOU again to Rita for her generosity! Thank you Sue, your beautiful beads have brought me much joy and inspiration!
This is a blog hop so I hope you will visit the links below to see what other choosy chicks made with their chicklets! Have a great week! ~Kari
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.JewelSchoolFriends.com
Linda Anderson http://fromthebeadboard.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Reno http://jenrenjewelry.blogspot.com/
Shirley Moore http://beadsandbread.blogspot.com/
Kristen Stevens http://kristen-beadjourney.blogspot.com
Marybeth Rich http://forestofjewels.blogspot.com
Jael Thorp http://jaelsjewels.blogspot.com/
Melissa Trudinger http://Beadrecipes.wordpress.com
Andrea Glick http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/
Nan Smith http://wirednan.blogspot.com
Blanca Medina www.peru-medesigns.com
Shai Williams http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com
Carolyn Lawson http://Carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com
Rana Wilson http://Ranaleadesigns.blogspot.com
Robin Reed http://willowdragon.blogspot.com
Robin Showstack http://heartsdesiresjewelryforyou.blogspot.com/
Sheila Prosterman http://catswithbeads.blogspot.com
Karla Morgan http://Texaspepperjams.blogspot.com
Kari Asbury http://hippiechickdesign.blogspot.com you are here :)
Kelly Rodgers https://www.facebook.com/BeadinBlackBlue
Jayne Capps https://mamasgottodoodle.blogspot.com/
Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi https://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com/
Heather Richter http://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com
Chris Eisenberg www.wanderware.blogspot.com
Kathleen Breeding http://www.zibbet.com/99BottlesofBeadsontheWall
Linda Landig http://lindalandig.wordpress.com
Crystal Thain http://beaddragons.blogspot.com/
Cheri Reed http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com
Heather d-Entremont http://frugalmacdougall.wordpress.com/
Dini Bruinsma http://angazabychanges.blogspot.com/
Lori Schneider http://www.beadaddicted.blogspot.com/
Tammy Adams http://www.paisleylizard.com/blog.html
Melinda Orr http://bandanagirl.indiemade.com/blog
Lennis Carrier http://windbent.wordpress.com/
Cynthia Machata http://antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com
Elizabeth Hodges http://thewhisperingseas.blogspot.com
Debbie Rasmussen http://kepirasmussen.blogspot.com/
Tanya McGuire http://tanyamcguire.blogspot.com/
Charlie Jacka http://clay-space.com/blog/
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson http://sharylsjewelry.blogspot.com/
Jasvanti Patel http://jewelrybyjasvanti.blogspot.com