Design Challenges

It's Reveal Time! 2020 Bead Peeps Swap N Hop

Kari Asbury

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It's that time again...the annual Bead Peeps Swap N Hop reveal is here! My partner this year was Divya, the lovely designer behind Jewels of Sayuri. I sent her an assortment of gemstones, crystals, Czech glass, artisan glass and artisan ceramics. The focal is by Menagerie Studios, one of a kind and extra special because Martha is no longer making them. Needless to say I have a large stash of her work.  Divya sent me a beautiful selection of beads inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe, my favorite artist! I visited her museum in Santa Fe years ago and my heart longs...


5th Annual Bead Peeps Swap N Hop...It's Reveal Time!

Kari Asbury

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Welcome Peeps! It's time for the 5th annual Swap N Hop reveals. Anyone who knows me, knows this is one of my favorite swap/design challenges to participate in. This year has been a bit more challenging for me with several obstacles thrown in my way and a hectic family life but I did manage to complete 4 designs...most done yesterday...nothing like 11th hour inspiration! Now let's get to the fun.  My partner this year was Sarah Reid of Sarah Reid Designs. Sarah is from Canada and creates beautiful jewelry, including some fantastic mix-media designs.  All the delicious goodies Sarah sent...


A Bit of Summer Romance Awaits! It's Reveal Time!

It's been awhile since I've done a Blog Hop with Pine Ridge Treasures but you know this girl can't pass up anything purple! I knew immediately when I opened the package what I would create. Life is always so hectic these days but I was very excited to get this design finished early...but of course I am writing the post at the last minute which seems to be the my way these days!  I forgot to take a photo of all the beads I received but it was a gorgeous mix of crystals, czech glass, glass pearls, bead caps, spacers...


It’s Reveal Time!! Bead Peeps Swap N Hop 2018

A HUGE thank you to Linda! I absolutely love this annual hop and she is a rockstar putting it all together for us! Also, a BIG thank you to my swap partner Nadine Edris! I am so happy to have met you through this process. It has been great getting to know you and discovering your beautiful work! Now let talk reveals… to say the last month has been hectic might be a bit of an understatement. In addition to preparing for the swap reveal, I was also assembling 20 gifts for The Artisan Group’s Annual Mother’s Day event and...


Bead Peeps Swap N Hop - My Partner and Beads Exchanged

I'm excited to finally be sharing the goodies I received from my fabulous partner, Nadine Edris of Moondance Jewelry! Besides that fact that Nadine and I share similar yet unique design styles...we also share a bit of geographic fun! I live just outside of Portland, Oregon and Nadine is just outside of Portland, Maine. How cool is that?!? Both Portland girls! How beautiful are these wire wrapped seaglass pendants?!? Nadine included a piece of seaglass from her "secret" beach in my package...so special! and know I love anything dragonfly so when I spotted this piece in Nadine's collection I of course...

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