Choosy Chicks Love Chicklets Blog Hop Reveal

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When I saw the blog hop that Rita of of Toltec Jewels organized using these cute chicklet beads from SueBeads I was disappointed that I had not seen it earlier and I missed the cut.

Sue Beads Chicklets 
I had seen a previous blog hop using these beads and I thought they were just the cutest little beads.  I was disappointed that I missed out on the original cut for signing up for this hop.  

I really wanted to try these little beads so I hopped over to Sue’s Etsy shop and picked up a couple of chicklets for myself.  Rita so graciously let me join into the hop.

It’s been awhile since I’ve done some basic bead stringing and as I pulled out my wire and my crimp beads I was a little stuck as to how I was going to use my chicklets.  A bracelet was definitely going to be my choice but how to accomplish that and give the chicklets the respect they were due was a dilemna. My original idea was to use some super duos that I had in a denim color but I couldn’t get them to work correctly on my wire.  Next I went to my bead stash of sodalite beads – I love blue lapis and sodalite and have a fair amount of beads in those colors.  My chickets were a light gray blue that I ended up pairing with several different shapes of sodalite, sterling silver and gray seed beads for a multi strand bracelet.  Simple but sweet!  Thanks to Rita and Sue for  this great blog hop!  
Sodalite and Sue Kennedy’s Chicklet beads
Another view

Here is the link to the other participants.  Please visit their sites to see what great things they did with their chicklets.

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                                          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
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://frugalmadougall.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

5 Responses

  1. Shirley Moore
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    Oh gosh Linda! I adore that blue gray color! I’m so glad Rita chose the colors to send, I would have had a hard time choosing. You have such a great selection of gemstones to go with these pieces, I love that sodalite. Great job, my friend!

  2. AntiquityTravelers
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    Those sodalite beads are perfect with your chicklets! and what a great everyday bracelet! love it Linda

  3. Therese's Treasures
    | Reply

    Hi Linda,
    Beautiful bracelet, blue and silver, sodalite and lapis you can not go wrong.
    Therese

  4. Lynn
    | Reply

    Love how your bracelet turned out and love the soldalite with the silver!

  5. Peru-Medesigns
    | Reply

    Linda your bracelet is gorgeous…Very challenge color of the chiclet…

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