For where your treasure is, there shall your heart be also. ~ Matthew 6:21

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Choosy Chicks Choose Chicklets - simple gifts

The perfect challenge for a summer blog hop coupled the time, energy and imagination of Rita (Toltec Jewels) with Sue Kennedy's Chicklet beads (SueBeads.)  I received a beautiful orange and yellow hued chicklet for my project and had all sorts of fun dreaming of ways in which to utilize it in a piece of jewelry.  I decided to go with a super simple design that really focused on the artistry of the focal piece to honor the amazing work that Sue has done.  I combined my lovely little bead with leather cording and Swarovsky crystal cubes in an earthy but elegant wrap bracelet.  I loved it so much that I wore it to church this morning and it sold right off my wrist!  I think I will order a chicklet in every color and make up an assortment for my next ArtWalk in September.  Here is my creation . . . simple gifts.





Thanks Rita for a wonderful little diversion in the midst of life's craziness and for inspiring simplicity when it truly was needed.  Bravo to you Sue Kennedy for your talents and artistry . . . you are a treasure to us all and I am so glad to have found you through this challenge!!!   Please be sure to browse through all the other sweet chicklet designs found in the sites below!
Guest of Honor & Featured Artist:  Susan Kennedy
Sue Kennedy's blogs:                               SueBeads...A Beady Girl's blog
                                                              Art Jewelry Elements
Sue Kennedy's website                            SueBeads
SueBeads Art Beads                                SueBeads


Hostess: 
Toltec Jewels                                           http://www.JewelSchoolFriends.com


Artists:
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/ 
Ev Shelby                                                  http://raindropcreationsbyevelyn.blogspot.com/ 
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson                       http://sharylsjewelry.blogspot.com/

 Jasvanti Patel                                          http://jewelrybyjasvanti.blogspot.com



14 comments:

  1. Yeah, that is one cool design! I can see why it sold! What a great way to showcase Sue's beautiful bead. Well done!

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  2. Everyone seems to be doing "simple" so well!! Love this bracelet!

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  3. Chris! How BEAUTIFUL! I'm so inspired! <3

    Linda A.
    http://cherryOnTopDesign.co
    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com

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  4. very cool design...I like it! :) I would want to wear it too!

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  5. Very nice! The chicklet really pops out here.

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  6. I love your bracelet, it is so cool!!

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  7. Very beautiful bracelet. It makes the chicklet pop! Love♥ it! Also great for Autumn Jewelry!...

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  8. Such a delightful bracelet to showcase Sue's beautiful bead. Very sunny, like fresh citrus fruit. No wonder it sold right off your wrist.

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  9. The chicklet really takes center stage in your bracelet. A pop of citrus to brighten the wearer's day!

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  10. Fabulous FUN bracelets! I love the combination of mediums - the beads, thread (or did you use wire?), & leather. :)

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  11. Wow, I love how your piece turned out.....so elegant yet simple. Excellent job!

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  12. I never would have thought of blue with the orange but you really made it work! I really like it!

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  13. Oh I love that wrap bracelet. It's beautiful. I would wear that everyday, but I live in the west and wear leather a lot.

    -Charlie
    http://clay-space.com/blog/

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  14. Sorry for delay in posting - such a beautiful bracelet. Using the Swarovskis really enhances the Chicklet focal.
    ~cryssT

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