Here we are! The 3rd of March, the reveal day!

3 Mar

Here we are! The 3rd of March, the reveal day!

It was such fun working with the beads my partner Adlinah sent me, discovering some new ways to design and work out of my environment!

Just as a reminder this is what I received from Adlinah

I think that this is totally a new style for me, really enjoyed it, and loved it!

It’s my first time to work with handmade lamp work beads, and now I’m planning on ordering some for myself, because I really like it!

I also like the metallic pieces as I’m not very used to use spacers or links, in fact I’m usually seed beading, so the whole thing Adlinah sent wasn’t something I usually work with, that was interesting!

So this is the result I had, and believe it or not, a half of this work was done this morning, just before posting this!

Some detailed pictures

And this is a bracelet, it’s elastic

And the last piece is a pair of earrings

I still have some beads left, going to work with them later because I’m out of time!

I didn’t used much things from my stash,some wires,a chain,seed beads and the green cord

What do you think?!

Happy beading!


116 Responses to “Here we are! The 3rd of March, the reveal day!”

  1. Adlinah March 3, 2012 at 7:16 am #

    I LOVE what you made with the beads Hajer! The necklace is great. I would never have thought to use the spacers as dangles. And isn’t it funny we both made stretch bracelets? The earrings are really cute too. I’m glad you had fun playing with my bead soup. I sure had fun playing with yours :-). Can’t wait to see what you make with the remaining beads.

    • hajer2 March 3, 2012 at 7:24 am #

      Thanks alot Adlinah!
      glad that you like the soup I sent!
      hope I’ll be able to work with the rest soon!
      Have fun!

  2. Cytherea Bijoux March 3, 2012 at 7:53 am #

    I love the central bead! I’m jellous for the beads you got 😉
    Necklace is cute and I like the bracelet too. Green is one of my fav colours :DD

  3. Tania Hagen March 3, 2012 at 7:57 am #

    Wow that focal bead is gorgeous. You did receive a lovely soup of beads.

  4. Cory March 3, 2012 at 8:02 am #

    I love all your pieces, the necklace feels like spring and it is so delicate looking.

  5. natasha l March 3, 2012 at 8:13 am #

    The focal is beautiful, and I love how you attached the rondelle spacers!

  6. Shanti Johnson March 3, 2012 at 8:27 am #

    Knockout necklace! Great color scheme & design rocks! And bracelet an earrings are way beautiful! Simple bright fun elegance! My style!

  7. Kashmira March 3, 2012 at 8:37 am #

    Loved everything in there! Congratulations on stepping out of your comfort zone and creating something so fabulous!

  8. Jenny March 3, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    Lovely pieces!!

  9. Michaela Pabeschitz March 3, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    Spring can come! That’s definitely a jewellery set I would like to wear, when you watch the first rays of sunlight coming through the clouds. I like the colours very much – great job!

  10. Christina March 3, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    Wow!, I LOVE the necklace!!

  11. moonsafaribeads March 3, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    Gorgeous bead soup, I love the focal too! And your jewelry turned out beautiful, so fun and fresh, great for spring!

  12. March 3, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    I love the necklace!
    I’m a partecipant from Italy, I’m trying to visit all of you.
    this was really a great experience!
    ciao ciao

  13. Lisa Chapman March 3, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    You did a beautiful job with the spring colors! The necklace is just lovely and really highlights the focal bead.

  14. Christine Murrow March 3, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

    Love how you used the lampwork spacers to create space- you tied the colors together beautifully. Very pretty!

  15. alicia@allprettythings March 3, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

    Hajer, you did such a wonderful work on the focal! It is so romantic and delicate, I love how you mixed the cord with the lampwork spacers. The earrings are the cuttest things ever! Awesome set – you did Adlinah’s soup justice 🙂

  16. Ann Sherwood March 3, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    I really like the different textures you created with the varied connections in the necklace. It really showcases the beautiful lampwork focal.

  17. Pine Ridge Treasures March 3, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    You did a great job! Lovely necklace and bracelet. Very pretty colors. Feels like Spring.

  18. Ewa March 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

    Fantastic jewels!Congratulation!

  19. Alice March 3, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

    Beautiful!! I just love the spring colors–the blue and green are my favorites to use. You did a wondeful job with this bead soup, especially since it was a bit out of your comfort zone. I am amazed that half the work was done just before you posted! Sometimes I struggle for days or weeks before an idea hits.

  20. Joanne March 3, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    I like the way you have mixed your mediums. The cord and chain sets the focul off beautifully. Very pretty 🙂 x

  21. mary harding March 3, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    I love the necklace you made with the tree focal. Very elegant and great colors.

  22. Elaine March 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm #

    I think you made some gorgeous pieces! The necklace with the tree focal is excellent and I like the simple bracelet… good stuff all round!

  23. hajer2 March 3, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    Thanks alot every one for your nice comments and encouraging words,wish I could reply to each of you seperately! hope I did well approving all your comments and visiting your blogs,though I will not be able to finish that in one day

  24. Polly Barker March 3, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

    I really like the necklace! It seems like you are a natural!

  25. Lori Anderson March 3, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

    What a great necklace! I particularly love the way you wired the dotted disks — will you let me try that sometime? For someone who usually seed beads and doesn’t do this type of work, you rocked it!

    I hope you’ll join me again in the summer!

    • hajer2 March 4, 2012 at 11:05 am #

      Thanks alot Lori! you have the right to try what you like for sure! thanks for this great hop,wish to join it next times too, best wishes!

  26. Tania Spivey March 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    Your focal is gorgeous, and your design is perfect!!

  27. Kristen March 3, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    WOW I love the colors of this soup and you really created treasures!

  28. Keirsten March 3, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    Really impressive for “not your usual materials!” The necklace in particular is just stunning. I love how you attached the lampwork with the satin cord, really lovely. Really elegant. (I feel like I should get some similar lampwork now!)

  29. Lisa Michele March 3, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    Beautiful ceramic tree bead…I really the necklace where you incorporated it! Beautiful!..Love the simple yet elegant bracelet with the leaf like bead…stunning!

  30. Nicole Valentine March 3, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    First off I LOVE the beaded rings you sent Adlina they are very cool! Your necklace is gorgeous, I like how you used the focal and accent goodies.

    • hajer2 March 4, 2012 at 11:09 am #

      Thank you Nicole, one of the rings is done in RAW and the other is based on peyote.
      happy hopping between blogs!

  31. Elisabeth March 3, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    Loooove it. I really like the links you made with the lamp work – wire on one side, leather on the other. Great job!

  32. Lori March 3, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

    Hello from another seedbeader participating! Your work is just gorgeous! I particularly like your connections and the colorwork…congratulations! You done good!

  33. Julie Anne Leggett March 3, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    What a great focal you got. I have to say that I have never tried to use cording along with the wire work like you did and I really like it. You have given me something new to consider.

    Great job.

    • skrhoadesdesign March 3, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

      I really like the last bracelet-I would wear that all summer!

  34. Dana March 3, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    These are really cute! Love the beads you got and love what you did with them!

  35. SallyA March 3, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

    You’d never know this is new stuff for you! That necklace is a show stopper!! Gorgeous. Love the other pieces, too. Obviously you have a flair for more than seed beads!

  36. Amanda Doyle Tibbetts March 3, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

    I absolutely love the color palette and that focal is so special. It’s so cool how you suspended lampwork beads with wire. I’m not sure I would have thought of that!

  37. Karyn B March 3, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

    They’re lovely! I love the colors of everything, like a breath of spring!

  38. Libby March 3, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

    Wow you did get a great soup mix. That focal bead is amazing!

  39. Debbie March 3, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

    Very nice! I agree with Julie above Love the cording with the wire work. I am liking all the different styles of links within one piece. THanks for sharing your soup! It was delicious.


  40. Alesha March 3, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    OH – I really love that little stretchy bracelet!!! such lovely shades! all of the pieces are very pretty!


  41. Lori Dorrington March 3, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    Oh my gosh! I love the lampwork bead and your design is wonderful. You did a great job with the wire wrapped sections. I also like the simplicity of the bracelet. You did a great job with your soup. Have fun Hopping today!
    Lori D.

  42. Suzette March 3, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

    Wow, what a beautiful focal! Love your designs! Suzette

  43. Doris March 3, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

    Great soup – and very well done!!! Have a nice day, Hugs, Doris

  44. Shannon March 3, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    Wow! What a lampwork focal you scored! You have made such a pretty set!

  45. Rebecca Anderson March 3, 2012 at 7:10 pm #

    Very pretty. You can’t tell that you are out of your seed beady comfort zone! A lovely selection of pieces.

  46. Linda Landig March 3, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

    I love what you did. For someone who usually uses seed beads, you certainly have talent with the larger beads, too. I love how you strung the white bumpy discs! Great work!

  47. jenn March 3, 2012 at 7:26 pm #

    Hajeer – your necklace is stunning. I love how both you ad Adlinah stepped out of your comfort zones and made something spectacular.

  48. Sharon Driscoll March 3, 2012 at 7:55 pm #

    Hajar- You did a beautiful job with your beads. It’s going to look great on an outfit this Spring.

  49. Wendy March 3, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    Oh wow, beautiful work! I really love the necklace! The gold accents give it an elegant feel! 🙂

  50. Lori Bowring Michaud March 3, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

    Lovely! Beautiful focal bead. I think it’s great that both of you worked outside of your comfort zones. I think it really stirs the creative juices!

  51. Sabine Dittrich March 3, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    What a wonderful focal. I love the colors and design of your pieces. My favourite is the bracelet – simple but yet an eye candy.
    Lori is right, you rocked the party. 😉
    Working with lampwork beads is fun, isn’t it? I cannot live without them anymore… ;-)))

    • hajer2 March 4, 2012 at 11:13 am #

      So fun Sabine! Thanks alot

  52. Mariposa March 3, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    I love what you made , especially the necklace!

  53. chicandfrog March 3, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

    It was a nice idea to use spacers as dangles. I have never thought of that.

    The earrings are so cute!


  54. Jo Tinley March 3, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

    I do love what you’ve made, and your wirework is so neat! That really is a great way of connecting the cord to the rest of the necklace.

  55. jeanetteblix March 3, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

    Aren’t lampwork beads amazing to work with? The lampwork focal is stunning and I love the colors! So very pretty!

  56. Mary Govaars March 3, 2012 at 9:54 pm #

    That focal really feels like spring is here, I really like how you combined all of the different elements together, it just works really well together.

  57. Shaiha March 3, 2012 at 10:27 pm #

    I just love how you highlighted the focal.

  58. Andra March 4, 2012 at 12:31 am #

    Your necklace is fantastic! I really like how you wired the earrings!

  59. Sandra Young March 4, 2012 at 12:47 am #

    Very nice. I really like the little bit of cord and how you tied the colors together from the focal all the way up your necklace. The bracelet is cute and a nice match.

  60. Patti Vanderbloemen March 4, 2012 at 1:00 am #

    You did a great job with that lampwork! And the bracelet is so sweet! Glad you were able to step outside of your comfort zone!

  61. Shannon C March 4, 2012 at 2:17 am #

    Looks like you had fun with what your were sent. that pendant is too cool, love Gaea’s beads too.
    I love these hops because you learn something new every time.
    Happy hopping

  62. Lara Lutrick March 4, 2012 at 2:53 am #

    I really like the color combination you have going on there. Green and turquoise is one of my favorites. The simple stretch bracelet looks like an easy every day piece.

  63. Christina Hickman March 4, 2012 at 3:15 am #

    I really like the way you use different kinds of materials for your necklace. The lampwork bead is amazing!

  64. KJ March 4, 2012 at 3:40 am #

    I love the teardrop shaped wire sections you used on the dotted disks. Also, interesting that you and your partner sent each other similar color schemes…was that on purpose or a happy accident? Either way, very cool!

    • hajer2 March 4, 2012 at 11:17 am #

      Thank you KJ ! the colors thing wasn’t on purpose!

  65. Milla March 4, 2012 at 6:19 am #


  66. jeanniek March 4, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    Phew, that’s cutting it close to the deadline, but you made. Nice work and I love the bracelet

  67. Krafty Max (@kraftymax) March 4, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    Simply love the necklace. I really like the tear drop shapes that you used to connect the pieces. Great job! ~KM

  68. stefanie March 4, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    You did an excellent job. Lovely necklace!

  69. Cynthia Abner March 4, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    I love the flow of the necklace, the perfect pieces for a summer wardrobe.

  70. shadetreestudio March 4, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

    Oh wow! drooling over the lamp work tree bead! The necklace you made with it is just beautiful 🙂 I really like the way you linked all the pieces together.

  71. Lyn Foley March 4, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

    Very nice job You received some nice beads as well.

  72. Kristina (aka Maneki) March 4, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

    Beautiful jewellery! Love the necklace. The long wire-wrapped links looks so nice and brings the different elements in the necklace design together in an elegant way. Great job!

  73. Rose Binoya March 4, 2012 at 10:23 pm #

    Oh. I am in LOVE with that stretchy bracelet! I love seed bead bracelets.

    And that necklace is beautiful! That focal bead is lovely and I love how you used the cord to hang it! Lovely!

  74. Stacey March 4, 2012 at 11:31 pm #

    Fantastic work! The links on the necklace are awesome. And the colors are one of my absolute favorite combinations!

  75. Menka Gupta March 5, 2012 at 12:26 am #

    The focal bead is simply amazing. Love the green/blue tones. Totally stumped by the way you have mixed the use of chord, wire and chain. The necklace has come out very pretty and the earrings are very cute too.

  76. Laurie March 5, 2012 at 12:57 am #

    As a seedbeader myself I know the “lets get beyond this”…Your use of the different mediums/textiles is amazing. Great job

  77. Molly Alexander March 5, 2012 at 1:19 am #

    Hajer, what wonderful pieces you created from Adlinah’s soup ingredients! The necklace is absolutely my favorite – I love the unique way you used the different elements. Beautiful job! 🙂

  78. Tricia March 5, 2012 at 2:18 am #

    Boy these look great – such beautiful colors! Great job.

    By the way, if you’ve ever been inspired by Lori please stop by my blog at and read a short post about the Force of Good Awards.

    Be Well ~~T

  79. Rebekah March 5, 2012 at 2:50 am #

    I love the simplistic design you chose… just perfect for the beautiful tree bead! I think they’re all fantastic!

  80. amy March 5, 2012 at 6:37 am #

    I love those colors! great job!

  81. Amanda March 5, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

    Love the spring feel of the pieces! Very beautiful work !

  82. Sharyl March 5, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    Can’t believe you designed all that so quickly! Really love that necklace especially!

  83. Cindy Cima Edwards March 5, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

    Cool soup! Love that focal – you did a wonderful job with it! Love the bracelet and earrings too!

  84. Theresa Buchle March 5, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    I love what you did with that great focal!

  85. Kathy Lindemer March 6, 2012 at 11:41 am #

    I love the lime green with the blue. I think that is a great choice. Job well done!

  86. Courtney Breul March 6, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

    I love that most fo lks are having to step outside their comfort zone. Such fun. I love your necklace with that stunning focal. Your pieces are beautiful!

  87. andreatrankAndrea Trank March 6, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

    What do I think? I would wear them all. I especially love the necklace and matching earrings. You have a perfect balance in all the pieces.

  88. Marjolein March 6, 2012 at 10:04 pm #

    You made a fantastic necklace!! I love what you made!!

  89. Diana welte March 7, 2012 at 2:15 am #

    Very beautiful! Love the necklace and the elegant simplicity of the earrings!

  90. Lupe Meter March 7, 2012 at 2:19 am #

    Beautiful design! I especially love the the focal!

  91. Kat March 7, 2012 at 3:18 am #

    Super cute necklace that you made. I love what you did with your soup.

  92. Sonya Stille March 7, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    I love what you made, your necklace design is wonderful, love how you used different elements. Your earrings are really cure too! Love it all.

  93. Jean Stambaugh Peter March 7, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    Wonderful focal, and you made such a lovely piece to go with it!! I really like it.

    • Cece March 9, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

      What a lovely soup to work with. The necklace is my favorite.

  94. Morwyn Mullins March 9, 2012 at 1:51 am #

    Sure feels like spring around here! Lovely work!

  95. Michelle Lee Hardy March 9, 2012 at 2:48 am #

    Oh my wow! The necklace is gorgeous! I think that my favorite section ( second only of course to that fantastic focal bead) is the links that you have showcased in the 4th photo of the necklace. I really am in love with these ‘connectors’ and would never have thought to use the lampwork beads there – the result is just lovely. The stretchy bracelet immediately made me think of spring

  96. Sandi Volpe March 9, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

    Beautiful pieces…love the way you put everything together!!!

  97. Jean A. Wells March 10, 2012 at 12:09 am #

    I think you did a fantastic job. I love that lampwork tree and you really did it justice. The way you used connectors, dangles, and other components is beautiful. I love your bracelet too. I have just got to try using elastic. I see such pretty bracelets but have never used it myself. Great job!

  98. Cathie Carroll March 10, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    I love the wire work!

  99. Lea Avroch March 10, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    Gorgeous stash you got there! Love the colors & that focal is just beautiful. Love what the design you came up with. It’s so inspiring to see!

  100. Elizabeth Woodford March 10, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    Such a gorgeous piece you made and what a beautiful focal!!!

  101. Kat BM March 10, 2012 at 9:26 pm #

    great way to showcase that glorious bead!

  102. Fay Wolfenden March 11, 2012 at 12:41 am #

    Great the blue & green together!!

  103. Kari Carrigan March 11, 2012 at 2:00 am #

    Just beautiful, you made the focal sing!

  104. CraftyHope March 11, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

    All three of your pieces turned out really well. For not working with larger beads often, you definitely made some beautiful pieces. Beautifully done!

  105. Helene March 11, 2012 at 10:33 pm #

    these are just gorgeous! i particularly am partial to the last little pair of earrings – I adore those blue beads and how you’ve popped those tiny green beads on top, makes the blue look so pretty! nice job!

  106. Eszter Czibulyás March 13, 2012 at 8:05 pm #

    I love it! nice color, nice composition:)

  107. Agnesenca March 15, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

    I like your soup, it was so good, and what you’ve done with it. Just awesome job, like how you did the wiring.

  108. Susan H. Farley April 11, 2012 at 4:14 am #

    When Adlinah told me she sent one of my beads in a bead soup to you and you made a necklace from it i was thrilled. I sell a lot of beads but seldom see what someone has done with them. Plus i was curious to see which bead she sent. Well, you did a wonderful job! You really captured the feeling of Spring that i was thinking of when i made that tree bead. So lovely!

    • hajer2 April 12, 2012 at 5:52 am #

      Thanks alot Susan! I really like that bead,visited your etsy shop and really like your work,congratulatuions!
      it’s nice how many people had fun to -at last- creat this necklace!
      glad you like what I did,and you surprised me!

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