Choosy Chicks Love Chicklets Blog Hop Reveal

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


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                                   
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                              

5 Responses

  1. Shirley Moore

    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

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

  3. Therese's Treasures

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

  4. Lynn

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

  5. Peru-Medesigns

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