Saturday, December 06, 2014

Bead Hoarders Blog Hop {2nd Annual}

http://www.prettythingsblog.com/2014/11/welcome-to-2nd-annual-bead-hoarders.html
It's reveal time!








This is a portion of the hoard (above). I purchased a graduated set of Dalmatian Jasper beads when I first started making jewelry. I remember getting these on eBay about 7 or 8 years ago!





I never used them because I didn't know how to showcase them properly. But, knew they were meant to be in a necklace. When I first started out making jewelry I was only creating bracelets. So, the Dalmatian Jasper sat and sat.





I don't know if I hoarded the Dalmatian Jasper because I liked them so much or because they were expensive or because I simply didn't have a design in mind. Then one day I knew it was time for them to see the light of day...





"Stonehenge"

I created "Stonehenge" using the hoard! I always like to incorporate vintage beads (the black bead link chain) into my designs. There's a lot of stringing involved in this piece (at least for me). I've been working hard since last year on my necklace designs since necklaces have always intimidated me. I hope you enjoy what I created. :)





PS...if you get a chance to do a web search on Dalmatian Jasper you will see the healing properties associated with the stone. It's very interesting!






*********Make sure you visit everyone's blog and have fun hopping around!*************








Lori Andersonwww.PrettyThingsBlog.com  (Hostess)

Audrey Belanger
esperianterra.blogspot.com
Jenny Kyrlachhttp://anafiassa.blogspot.com/
Kathy Lindemerhttp://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
Lori Schneiderhttp://beadaddicted.blogspot.com/
Dee Elgiehttp://cherryobsidia.blogspot.co.uk
Dolores Ramlhttp://craftydscreations.wordpress.com
Rebecca EdnieHttp://eclecticendeavours.blogspot.com
Lili Kristhttp://emjestudio.blogspot.com/
Marybeth Richhttp://forestofjewels.blogspot.com/
Hannah Rosnerhttp://goodrivergallery.wordpress.com/blog/
Nicole Princehttp://healingbeading.blogspot.com/
Deana Hagerhttp://justdeesarts.blogspot.com/
Jackie Ryanhttp://kydojewellery.blogspot.co.uk/
Elsie Deliz-Fonsecahttp://ladelizchica.blogspot.com/
Mowse Doylehttp://mowsemadethis.blogspot.com/
Evelyn Shelbyhttp://raindropcreationsbyevelyn.blogspot.com
Lisa Johnsonhttp://spudandmrsbutters.blogspot.com/
Terri Gauthierhttp://terrisbloomingideas.blogspot.com/
Patti Pruhshttp://threebeadsandastring.blogspot.com
Shai Williamshttp://www.shaihasramblings.com/
Andrea Glickhttp://zenithjade.blogspot.com/
K Hutchinsonhttps://jumbledhutch.wordpress.com
Marci Brookshttps://thatnothingbewasted.wordpress.com/
Jo-Ann Woolvertonitsabeadifulcreation.blogspot.ca
Jasvanti PatelJewelrybyjasvanti.blogspot.com
Laurie VyselaarLefthandjewelry.wordpress.com
Lisa KnappenbergerLIRaysaDesigns.blogspot.com
Mary Lindellmarylindell.com
Niky Sayerssilverniknats.blogspot.co.uk
Sandra McGriffskyescreativechaos.blogspot.com
Patricia Handschuhthecolorofdreams.blogspot.com
Erin Prais-Hintztreasures-found.blogspot.com
Maria Rosa Sharrowwillowstreetshops.blogspot.com
Kathleen Breedingwww.99bobotw.blogspot.com
Monique Urquhartwww.ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.com
Jackie Locantorewww.artfire.com/ext/shop/blog/MorningStar
Sheryl Stephenswww.babblebead.blogspot.com
Becky Pancakewww.beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com
Mona Arnottwww.bijouxgemsjoy.blogspot.ca
Michelle Escanowww.cabbycraft.com
Denise McCabewww.cabewoman.blogspot.com
Carolyn Lawsonwww.carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com
Sheila Prosewww.catswithbeads.blogspot.com
Kim Dworakwww.cianciblue.blogspot.com
Iveth Carusowww.CreativeAtelier.net/blog
Deborah Apodacawww.deborahapodacadesigns.blogspot.com/
Elizabeth Bunnwww.elizabethbeads.blogspot.com
Janine Lucaswww.esfera.me/travel/blog/travel-stories
Kari Asburywww.hippiechickdesign.blogspot.com
Inge von Rooswww.ingetraud.wordpress.com
Divya Nwww.jewelsofsayuri.com
Debbie Rasmussenwww.kepirasmussen.blogspot.com
KJwww.kjsbeadaciousbeads.blogspot.com/
Klaudete Koonwww.klaudetekoon.blogspot.com
Ghislaine Kruse-van Erpwww.kruseartllc.com
Ginger Bishopwww.lilmummylikes.blogspot.com
Kelly Schermerhornwww.meanderingwithkelly.blogspot.com
Mischelle Andradewww.micheladasmusings.blogspot.com 
Sue Kellywww.midlifegreaterexpectations.blogspot.com
Rachel Malliswww.mintmonarch.com/#!Blog/c1jlz
Susan McClellandwww.mistheword12.com
Mary K McGrawwww.mkaymac.blogspot.com
Tania Spiveywww.moobiegracedesigns.blogspot.com
Stephanie Perrywww.mustardbeadbystephanieperry.blogspot.com
Mitzie Criderwww.NeedfulLuxuries.Blogspot.com
Nicole RennellWww.nicolerennell.com/blog
Nicole Valentinewww.nvalentine.blogspot.com
Karen Mitchellwww.overthemoon-design.com
Tammy Adamswww.paisleylizard.com/blog/
Patty Millerwww.pattymillerbeads.blogspot.com
Blanca Medinawww.peru-medesigns.com
Stephanie Hausslerwww.pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com
Roxanne Mendozawww.roxidesigns.blogspot.com  {YOU ARE HERE!}
Claire Fabianwww.saraccino.blogspot.com
Bridget Torreswww.shears58.net
Donetta Farringtonwww.simplygorgeous-donetta.blogspot.com
Lee Koopmanwww.stregajewellry.wordpress.com
Deb Fortinwww.studiok24.blogspot.ca
Susan WallsWww.susansartcircus.com/blog
Cece Cormierwww.thebeadingyogini.com
Heather Ottowww.thecrafthopper.com
Lizzie Clarkewww.theneedtobead.blogspot.co.uk
Elizabeth Hodgeswww.thewhisperingseas.blogspot.com
Fay Wolfendenwww.torchfairy.blogspot.com
Kelly Hosford Pattersonwww.TravelingSideShow.blogspot.com
Nan Smithwww.wirednan.blogspot.ca
Jayne Cappswwwww.mamasgototdoodle.blogspot.com
Robin Kae Reed                                       http://www.willowdragon.blogspot.com/
Melissa Trudinger                                   https://beadrecipes.wordpress.com/









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Roxanne is a published jewelry designer living in California. She creates in her studio surrounded by the people and things she loves. You can find her designs at http://www.roxidesigns.com
 
handmade...jewelry...vintage elements...mixed media...
"roxi designs to bring a little sunshine to your day"

23 comments:

Tammy Adams said...

Wonderful necklace design. I've had a few of those graduated fan/stick beads in my stash for years too. I finally used the rose quartz set last month. It's definitely a challenge to use them and you've done a fabulous job.

coolmoon said...

Very cool. I love working with semi precious stones - and especially finding just the right stone properties for just the right customer.
This is a great earthy grounding piece.

Hannah Trost said...

I love how you brought in several neutral colors into this piece - it looks fun and beautiful.

Audrey Bélanger said...

I love dalmatian jasper ! Amazing work with those precious neads :3

Terri said...

Wow! Roxi, that is such a cool necklace!

stregajewellry said...

Yes, yes, yes, Roxi. Love the way you showcased that jasper! Dalmation jasper is a beautiful stone and you certainly created a beautiful piece. Neutral colors are just wonderful to wear and it does have awesome healing powers.

Donetta said...

I adore jasper, but have never used dalmation jasper! You've inspired me to find some and use it in pieces hopefully as lovely as yours.

fay ................................................... said...

Great design... looks like a lot of work... well done

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Way to cross so many items off your list, Roxanne! I find this cut of bead very difficult to work with, and I am awed by the beautiful result here :)

Kelly said...

I'm glad they did find the light of day because this necklace is very pretty. Wonderfully done. I like the colors and textures and that you found a terrific use for something you've been holding onto for some time. It all came together very, very well.

Hannah Rosner said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your work with us. One step at a time for us hoarders, you know?

KJ said...

It was worth the wait; your necklace is splendid. I have bought graduated stones before and then struggled to make the resulting piece my own, you more than succeeded. Enjoy wearing your new necklace.

Kepi said...

Stonehenge is awesome, very very creative!

Ann Schroeder said...

Great job on your necklace. It turned out great.

Liz said...

Your necklace is wonderful. I really like the way you used the seed beads woven through the chain. It created continuity of design and an unexpected element.

Janine said...

Such a clever and lovely design!

Mimi {SignatureSterling} said...

What a beautiful necklace - Stonehenge, indeed!

Becky Pancake said...

Hi Roxanne, Your necklace design is splendid. It showcases the jasper beautifully and has wonderful texture. Kudos to you for overcoming your fear of designing necklaces. You did a great job with this one.

Kathy Lindemer said...

I love jasper and your jasper is very pretty. Your necklace is stunning. Well done!

Maria Rosa Sharrow said...

Love the design, very earthy. But so many points of interest to look at. Clever way of using those jasper beads.

Lisa said...

What a beautiful necklace! Your work is unique.

Lisa Knappenberger said...

Beautiful work. What awesome beads and components to work with.

Lori Anderson said...

That's awesome! And I have beads that old in my stash, too, eek!