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

Toltec Jewels                                 

Linda Anderson                              
Jennifer Reno                                  
Shirley Moore                                 
Kristen Stevens                               
Marybeth Rich                                
Jael Thorp                                        
Melissa Trudinger                          
Andrea Glick                                   
Nan Smith                                        
Blanca Medina                                
Shai Williams                                   
Carolyn Lawson                              
Rana Wilson                                    
Robin Reed                                      
Robin Showstack                            
Sheila Prosterman                            
Karla Morgan                                   
Kari Asbury                                      you are here :)
Kelly Rodgers                                  
Jayne Capps                                     
Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi        
Heather Richter                                
Chris Eisenberg                                
Kathleen Breeding                           
Linda Landig                                     
Crystal Thain                                    
Cheri Reed                                        
Heather d-Entremont                       
Dini Bruinsma                                   
Lori Schneider                                 
Tammy Adams                                 
Melinda Orr                                      
Lennis Carrier                                   
Cynthia Machata                             
Elizabeth Hodges                            
Debbie Rasmussen                         
Tanya McGuire                               
Charlie Jacka                                    
Ev Shelby                                         
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson             

 Jasvanti Patel                                


  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!

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

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

    Linda A.

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

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

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

  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.


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