Bead Peeps Swap n Hop 2016

I have to say that I am excited about this swap!!  I was matched up with an amazing artist from India – Palak Udeshi (her blog is – http://kalaabhushan.blogspot.in/)!  What an amazing lady!  Not only is she a talented bead artist, but an amazing mother!! I have had so much fun getting to know her and her story!!  As I was getting things together to send to her I was not only excited but also thinking of all the things that she might not be able to get in India that we have in the US.

So, I gathered, gathered a little more and then added just the last thing or two!! Here is what I sent her…

my swap to her 1

And here is what she sent me….aren’t they all amazing!!?!?!  Just look at that Buddha…I fell in love with it the moment I saw it!!

my swap from her 1

my swap from her 4

my swap from her 3

my swap from her 2

So I set out to create….but not just anything, EVERYTHING!! I only ended up with a few spare items…just LOOK at what I made!!

Bead Peeps Swap N Hop 2016

Here is a ‘making of’ video of the beadwoven creations I made!

As you can see, I had so much fun!!  Go check out what my partner created at http://kalaabhushan.blogspot.in/.

OH MY GOODNESS, I almost forgot…A few days before this reveal (thanks customs) I received MORE beautiful items to make creations with from my partner.  I haven’t had a chance to make anything with these yet, but I will!! They are hand-pained coconut shells!! OH MY!!!!

additional swap items


And then go check out all the OTHER beaders and their swap partners!! You can view the list below or from this link – http://fromthebeadboard.blogspot.com/2016/05/blog-listings-for-swap-n-hop-2016.html

Blog Listings for Swap N Hop 2016

Linda Anderson
– Hostess –
http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
Linda Anderson http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
Natalie Davidson http://www.northshoredays.com
Marcy Lamberson http://www.studiomarcy.blogspot.com
Kathy Lindemer http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
Dita Basu Http://www.alankarshilpa.blogspot.com
Andrea Glick http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/
Kristina Peck http://tealeavesandtinyhats.blogspot.com/
Shai Williams http://www.shaihasramblings.com/
Catherine La Vite http://www.drygulchbeadsandjewelry.blogspot.com/
Christina Hickman http://vintagetreasuresjewelry.blogspot.com/
gloria allen http://wingsandbeads.blogspot.com
Teresa Schurter http://treezstreazurs.com/
Maria Rosa Sharrow http://willowstreetshops.blogspot.com
Susan Kelly http://mimismilesdesigns.blogspot.com
Jenny Kyrlach http://anafiassa.blogspot.com/
Michelle McCarthy http://www.fireflydesignstudio.blogspot.com
Terry Jeanette Carter http://tappingflamingo.blogspot.com
Lee Koopman http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com
Laurie Vyselaar https://lefthandjewelry.wordpress.com
Marianne Baxter http://simplyseablimejewelry.blogspot.com
Divya N http://www.jewelsofsayuri.com
Kelly Hosford Patterson http://travelingsideshow.blogspot.com/
Johana Nunez http://www.artincendi.com
Kari Asbury http://hippiechickjewelrydesign.com/blog
ROBIN REED http://www.willowdragon.blogspot.com
Kristina Hahn Eleniak http://www.peacockandlime.wordpress.com
Robin Lynne Showstack http://heartsdesiresjewelryforyou.blogspot.com/
Rosantia Petkova http://bairozan.blogspot.com/
Claire Fabian http://saraccino.blogspot.de/
Inge von Roos https://ingetraud.wordpress.com
Rachel Mallis http://mintmonarch.com
Sam Waghron http://palemooncreation.blogspot.co.uk
Lori Schneider http://beadaddicted.blogspot.com
Fay Wolfenden http://torchfairy.blogspot.com
SEEDERS
Suse Stelljes http://pearlify.blogspot.de
Ginger Bishop http://www.lilmummylikes.blogspot.com
Nelly May http://www.smellynelly.blogspot.com
REbecca White http://morganafeycreations.121hub.com/
sheila Prosterman http://catswithbeads.blogspot.com
Catherine King http://catherines-musings.blogspot.com
PALLAVI ASHER http://kalaabhushan.blogspot.in/
Krafty Max http://kraftymax.net
Renetha Stanziano http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com/
Becky Pancake http://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com
Katy Heider http://onthepondcreations.blogspot.com/
Deborah Apodaca http://deborahapodacadesigns.blogspot.com/
Heather Richter http://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com/
Tami Norris https://tamisdesigns.wordpress.com
Brandy Scozzari http://bhjewelry.wordpress.com
Catherine King http://catherines-musings.blogspot.com
Kathleen Breeding https://www.facebook.com/99BOBOTW/
Veralynne Malone http://veradesigns.blogspot.com
Bobbie Rafferty http://beadsong.blogspot.com
Lori Blanchard http://alainnjewelry.wordpress.com

ENJOY and hope you have fun looking at all these creations!! ~KM

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33 Responses

  1. linda
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    Max – You’ve done it again! Beautiful pieces! Creative use of seed beading and AWESOME sets! Job WELL done! =)

    <3,
    Linda
    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com

    • Krafty Max
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      Thank you very much Ms. Linda, for the compliment and also hosting this SWAP!! It was so much fun!! ~KM

  2. Divya
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    Looks like Pallavi has sent you a great many things and you have made good use of them to create beautiful pieces

    • Krafty Max
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      Thank you so much, yes, it was fun and there were amazing thing to create with!! ~KM

  3. beverly conroy
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    what a wonderful swap and Wow the pieces you made are stunning!

    • Krafty Max
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      Thank you so much!! ~KM

  4. Nelly May
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    You have been so busy and so creative. Such lovely designs! I really, really love the earthy grean / brown necklace with its wonderful focal offset with a cluster of beads. Beautiful.

    • Krafty Max
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      Thank you… I am very proud of that one!! ~KM

  5. virginia
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    You did it once again! What an amazing job you did on each and everyone of your pieces. Each one has a uniqueness to them. Love them all!!!

    • Krafty Max
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      😉 THANK YOU! I am glad to have created so many beauties…but is was easy with the pieces she sent!! 🙂 ~KM

  6. Maria Rosa Sharrow
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    I love the Buddha pendant and what you did with it. The necklace with the flowers cascading down the side of the focal is genius. All of your pieces are beautiful! I’m a little sad that I didn’t see any of those cutie littler birds in anything… Unless I overlooked them. I love anything with birds, but with as many pieces and as intricate as they are I will get over the birds.

    Those hand painted coconut shells are amazing!! I can’t wait to see what you make with them!

    • Krafty Max
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      NO, I didn’t use the birds yet…just ran out of time. But I WILL…along with the hand painted coconut shells!! THANK YOU!! ~KM

  7. Palak
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    Wow!! You`ve really created fabulous pieces, much much beyond my imagination! I love each and every one of them. You`ve really come up with such a wonderful collection, and converted the simple beads I sent you into an outstanding and beautiful collection, with your usual flair !! I LOVE IT!!

    (aka Pallavi Asher )

    • Krafty Max
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      RIGHT back at you….thank you for such insperation and for making such beauties out of what I sent you!! THIS WAS A BLAST!! ~KM

  8. Kristina
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    Love how you’ve showcased all of your amazing pieces! Such a beautiful use of all of the pieces!

    • Krafty Max
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      Thank you so much! ~KM

  9. Susan
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    I am always in awe of seed beaders – your pieces are gorgeous!

    • Krafty Max
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      WOW, thank you!! 🙂 ~KM

  10. Christina
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    Love love love your creations! The Buddha necklaces is my favorite of the group.

    • Krafty Max
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      Mine too, I think!! It is hard to chose only one…thank you! ~KM

  11. Marianne Baxter
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    Very creative I especially like the fringe on the side of the one necklace. You did a fantastic job on all the pieces

    • Krafty Max
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      Thank you so much! ~KM

  12. Becky Pancake
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    Hi Max, Wow, your designs are awesome. You showcased that Buddha in a spectacular way. The flowers on the second creation were the perfect accent. I enjoyed seeing your process photos.

    • Krafty Max
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      Thank you so much! ~KM

  13. Kristina
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    Such pretty pieces. I love the little bunch of beads on the side of the stone focal. It makes me think of a fancy hat for some reason.

    • Krafty Max
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      I nver thought of that, but your right, it does look like a fancy hat!! THANK YOU! ~KM

  14. Dry Gulch
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    Love the design on the brown stone pendant, that vine of flowers is adorable!

    • Krafty Max
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      Thank you so much! ~KM

  15. Rachel
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    Nice work! I like the flower necklace the best I think, but they are all impressive.

    • Krafty Max
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      Thank you so very much! ~KM

  16. Rosantia Petkova
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    Beautiful creations! I love the thick beaded ropes and focals, especially the one with the waterfall of flowers 🙂 Also, the unusual use of earring findings but why not 🙂 You’re so lucky to have all those hand painted focals!

    • Krafty Max
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      Thank you so much!! I had so much fun!! ~KM

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