Bead Hoarders Blog Hop

This is my first blog hop and I must say I am excited yet intimated. I have been following many but never had the courage to join.  When I came across the Bead Hoarders Blog Hop on Lori Anderson’s Pretty Things blog I decided this was the one for me.  I am a bead hoarder! My true love is vintage beads.  At times I purchase wonderful vintage beads and then am stumped as to what to do with them so this was the perfect challenge for me.

I immediately knew which beads I would use.


My favorite color is red and I love the contrast with black.  I purchased the red, white and black lampwork beads along with the plain red beads and the larger focal beads many years ago.  I have been stumped on how to incorporate them into a jewelry design.  The black “propeller” beads are wonderful vintage beads and due to their shape I would just gloss over them when looking for black beads for a project.  Well now I forced myself to use these beads and here is the result.

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I did not used the large focal because the red was too much of an orange red and did not fit well with the other beads. I added some vintage rhinestone spacers, vintage bead caps and two silvery gray imitation pearls. Nothing too fancy or complicated but I am pleased with the final result.

I will share one other piece that I made using just plain alabaster white beads.  I just don’t do white. Not sure why…. so I figured this was the perfect challenge to use those simple beads.  I also used vintage beads caps and vintage purple acrylic beads.


I colorized the butterfly a while ago and felt it would be perfect for the white alabaster beads. Thank you for looking!  I enjoyed the entire process of my first blog hop. Now to check out the other wonderful participants in the bead hoarders blog hop. Or see the list below!


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
17.  Nichole Byers, Nichole Byers
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
65.  Tracie Dean, Dean Designs
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
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


42 thoughts on “Bead Hoarders Blog Hop

  1. First, never be intimidated – your work is beautiful and your designs are wonderful. I, too, love red and black and think the addition of white just makes it all pop. Inspiring bracelet, for sure! I love the 180 degree direction you went with the butterfly necklace, very soft and feminine! Great job!!


  2. I can truly empathize with how you felt attempting your first Blog Hop, but you certainly did yourself proud! The red and black bracelet is stunning, and love how you incoporated that butterfly into your necklace.

  3. Hopefully this is your first blog hop…but far from your last! You did such a wonderful job of creating lovely pieces from special beads…I love it all!

  4. I am so glad you decided to “hop” aboard, Ingrid! I am fairly new to blogging, too (less than a year), and I found it hard to take that first step… felt like stepping off a cliff. But jewelry/bead lovers are a fun and supportive community!

    I love both your designs in two completely different colours… keep on creating!

  5. Congrats on your first Blog Hop, Yeah! I am still a youngin myself, 3rd hop and my blog is only
    9 months old! lol! Love your bracelet, red and black are great colors to work with.


    Anzia aka Zia Parks

  6. Black, white and red is an awesome colour combo and I love the bracelet you made. That colourised butterfly is so cool and you made the perfect necklace for it.

  7. Lovely work 🙂 I think the propellor beads really add to the texture of the first bracelet and I do love that butterfly focal on the necklace! Enjoy your first blog hop 🙂

  8. They’re both so pretty! I’m impressed that you can create two very different pieces–one is very bold and the other more soft and vintage-like.
    I love red….I have a box of red glass beads I purchased on commission a few years ago (they’re still in hoarding)

  9. What great pieces – the red black & white bracelet is beautiful, especially paire up with the silver toggle. I agree with you that white is really difficult to incorporate into designs, but I think you did it beautifully in both pieces! 🙂

  10. I am fond of red and black together (and not just because it is my son’s high school colors!) so I love the bracelet which you created. I’m also glad to know that I am not the only one intimidated by white — and I agree with others that you did a fabulous job.

  11. Welcome to the mysterious world of blog hoppers (and bead hoarders at the same time)!
    Both your pieces are gorgeous – well done 🙂

  12. Beautiful. Colors are so soft and I adore the use that toggle clasp. Thanks for the inspiration, and so glad you decided to join us – don’t be intimidated again. Your work is great.

  13. Interesting bracelet with propeller beads. I don’t know if I have ever seen those before but the bracelet came out cute.

  14. Congratulations on your first blog hop! I love them because they get me off my butt and I’m usually doing stuff that I normally wouldn’t. I love both of your pieces, the butterfly one is my favorite though, I just loved the way you colored the butterfly and the other colors in the necklace.

  15. Both of your designs are really nice, but I do love that bracelet. The saturation of color and interesting beads really pull me to it. It’s definitely cool.

  16. First, WELCOME to your first blog hop! I’m thrilled you participated (and I’m so sorry I am late in hopping — stupid hospital). Second, I love vintage beads, too, but have no clue what to do with them. I have a lot of vintage Swarovski crystals and I hate that they just sit in a drawer!

    I love how you colorized the butterfly — and you know, come to think of it, the only time I use white is when I use pearls (and then it’s rarely JUST pearls).

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