Sunday, August 3, 2014

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                              


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

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

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

  5. Linda your bracelet is gorgeous...Very challenge color of the chiclet...


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