Posts tagged ‘bohemian’

bead soup – reveal, sort of

This year’s Bead Soup Blog Party challenge is all about love & heart!

Lori Anderson – the mastermind behind Bead Soup – designated the theme of this swap to send something treasured to another, to spread the kindness and love, “… to feel like a true giving of the heart. Paying love forward to a person you may not even know.” What a sweet sentiment.

Our partner packages were to be shipped out on Valentine’s day (Was this a coincidence? I think not!)

So, what did I send my partner? A treasured polymer clay Heart focal piece by Anastasia of Dreams & Elements. I knew as soon as Lori announced her theme, that this was the piece – that it fit the theme perfectly – and that it was meant to be passed on …



(and included with the polymer clay heart, were a few other little pieces to help get the creative flow going …  some turquoise chips, beautiful wooly wire, twilight cultured potato pearls, tiny pyrite hearts (I sense a trend here!), black & cream lampwork spacer beads by Burnt Glass Studio, vintage tribal tube beads and some vintage khaki glass beads)



Normally I would have written a whole separate post earlier, to introduce my partner Claire Fabian of Saraccino – to tell you that she loves nature, organic textures and found objects – whose style is tribal and has an ancient vibe – that creating helps her de-stress from her day job doing research in Leipzig, Germany – that she creates the most wonderful, earthy, organic pieces (just one look at her instagram feed and you’ll see what I mean!) … and to share what I had received … but unfortunately, her package to me may have opted to take the scenic route for now … to travel around and have an adventure of it’s own … to see what is to be seen in this beautiful world of ours! My hope is that once it has finished it’s walk-about, it will decide to find it’s way here, to it’s new home, and that I can share it with you then.


In the meantime, still wanting to be a part of the party and to play along, I’ve chosen to create some pieces using other items that I have been hoarding for some time … vintage and upcycled coins. They are mostly from around Europe (including some from trips to Germany – where Claire is from), and include some amazing coin beads made by my previous bead soup partner and friend Niky Sayers. Since our pairing in 2014 – I have commissioned Niky a few times, to make clasps for a series of Canadian (and American) penny wrap bracelets, and she has so graciously gifted me special treats (wonderful buttons and beads) along the way – all of which I have collected and admired for years – squirreling them away – waiting for a special moment to use them, and guess what?! This is it! What a perfect opportunity to do them justice.  🙂



I used three of Niky’s coin beads – a Canadian penny, a sweet wren British farthing, and an Irish peacock penny (!) in these colourful tassel necklaces.

Loving the bohemian/gypsy/hippie vibe …  I also made a few more necklaces  …


… using my old, hoarded coins – German pfennigs, French centimes, a Dutch guilder and a Cuban centavos – doming and hole punching each to create the start of the focal piece.


I handmade each of the tassels using various colours of embroidery floss, and then embellished them all with a mixture of either rhinestones, amethyst beads, moss agate, aventurine, turquoise, copper or seed beads and brass chain to create a little bit of an accent and add to the folksy feel.


I just love all of the bright colours (and apparently, so does my cat, Loco – I actually caught him carrying one off after I had set them all up to be photographed and left to get my camera!)



I have not heard from Claire since she received her goodies, but I hope that she’s had a chance to create – and am really looking forward to what she does with her bead soup mix! Let’s go have a look at her site to find out …   🙂

And to see the rest of the Bead Soup participants (and there are A LOT!), have a look at the end of this (our amazing hostess – Lori‘s) post for the full list  …   or see below ↓↓↓  (you might just want to grab a cup of coffee first, and then sit back, relax and admire all of the awesome creativeness!)

Thank you so much to Lori, for creating, organizing and continuing on with her Bead Soup Blog Party!


Lori Anderson :: our amazing Hostess

Claire Fabian – that’s my partner

Jennifer Strehler

Rochelle Brisson

Annita Wilson

Melissa Trudinger

Loralee Kolton

Valerie Tilghman

Mischelle Andrade

Elizabeth Bunn

Marianna DeLuca Wehner

Johana Nunez

Jenny Kyrlach

Elizabeth Hodges

Lennis Carrier

Candida Castleberry

Mary Govaars

Sandi James

Arlene Dean

Kristina Hahn Eleniak – that’s me!

Nan Smith

Nadine Edris

Denise McCabe

Donna Marie Hanna

Audrey Belanger

Nicole Rennell

Robin Reed

Gail Zwang

Terry Jeanette Carter

Donna Hoblit

Ann Schroeder

Klaudete Koon

Veralynne Malone

Lorelei Eurto

Ann  Sherwood

Jackie Locantore

Mowse Doyle

Dorit Woldenga

Cheri Reed

Dolores Raml

Palak Udeshi

Laurie Vyselaar

Heather Canepa

Dorothy Supri

Sharyl King

Elaine Robitaille

Heather Marston

Terry Matuszyk

Andra Weber

D’Arsie Manzella

Sooz Anzalone

Karin King

Leona Smith

Tania Spivey

Jasvanti Patel

Danielle Kelley

Shai Williams

Jacqueline Marchant

Erin Kenny

Becky Pancake

Kelly Schermerhorn

Renetha Stanziano

Rana Wilson

Janine Lucas

Kelly Hosford Patterson

Andrea Glick

Joanne Bell

Sarah Strover

Sam Waghorn

Helena Hatten

Jackie Ryan

Bridget Torres

Inge von Roos

Krafty Max

Iveth Caruso

Rebecca Ednie

Amy Severino

Sandra Wollberg

Blanca Medina

Dyanne Everett-Cantrell

Samantha Wescott

Christine Stonefield

Silke Groeber

Alenka Obid

Lori Bowring Michaud

April Grinaway

Yvette Goodridge

Kathy Lindemer

Kathleen A Breeding

Joyce Becker

Pam Farren

Divya N

Sherri Stokey

Terri DelSignore

Kate Gonska

Jean Wells

CJ Bauschka

Bonnie Coursolle

Barb Fernald

Noemí Baena

Dana Phillips

Karen Firnberg

Michelle  Escano Caballero

Natalie Ettinger

Valerie Norton

Rachel Mallis

Denise Milward

Bobbie Rafferty

Vonna Maslanka

Elisabeth Auld

Hannah Rosner

Carla Fry

Terri Gauthier

Teresa Fischer

Tanya Goodwin

Barbara Judy

Leanne Loftus

Carrie Stalcup

Lori Schneider

Joelyn Bissing

Kate Dufour

Gail Poveda

Katie Nielsen-Nunez

Pam DeBoer

Dee Elgie

Judy Jacobs

Elisabeth Matouschek

Shawn Elkins

Sally Russick

Susan McClelland

Tracy Stillman

Robin Lynne Showstack

Marianne Baxter

Maria Rosa Sharrow

Therese Frank

Sandi Volpe

Leslie Scholz

Joan Williams

Laura Guenther

Liz Engriser


Bev Breisinger

Radel Vela

Kim Dworak

Carol Dillman

Alice Craddick

Janeen Burlingame

Leah Curtis

Ann Marie Hodrick

Donna Millard

Hajer Waheed Khalil

Lucy Clasen

Michelle McCarthy

Maria Rios

Babette Cox

Natalie Davidson

Brenda Ballou

Christina Hickman

Heather Gunther



March 24, 2017 at 10:01 pm 49 comments

summer turns to fall …

wrap bracelets & train tracks and a little love … a few photo shoots we were working on these past few weeks
tracks & wrap bracelets by peacock and lime

wrap bracelets-&-train-tracks-by-peacock&lime



September 24, 2015 at 7:32 am 4 comments

the dog days of summer …



September 1, 2015 at 6:48 pm Leave a comment

bustling behind the scenes

Things have been lacking a little in the posting department here lately (so sorry about that!) … but all for good reason!

I’ve been working on a few new pieces, a few new magazine submissions (more on that coming soon!), a new online venue, a new photo blog and an update to the website! Whew!

Here’s a bit of a sneak peek at what’s been going on behind the scenes …

New pieces …

your-wings-already-exist-necklace by peacock and lime


leather-and-pewter-heart-bracelets---by peacock and lime


A new online venue … Coming soon to Handmade at Amazon!  Peacock & Lime has been officially invited to join #HandmadeAmazon. More info on this venture as it becomes available …

handmade at amazon acceptance letter


A new photo blog.

We are now on Tumblr!  Join in there to see a photo essay with new pieces, promo shots and bohemian style pics!

peacock and lime tumblr

And finally … the website has been revamped!

Head to, and click on “enter website/shop” to see the new design 🙂

website mainpage


new website 2015


That’s all for now, folks! It’s been a crazy busy month, but more updates are soon to follow! Stay tuned … ❤





August 25, 2015 at 10:56 am 2 comments

Every day is a new adventure

And the adventure continues …

A quick update on what has been happening within the studio lately, fun photo shoots, some new pieces in the works, tumblr, and …  a couple of new magazine features!


Graffiti Photo shoot ….

karma circle wish bracelet, free spirit leather wrap bracelet, and canadian penny bracelets by peacock & lime

karma circle wish bracelet, free spirit leather wrap bracelet, and canadian penny bracelets by peacock & lime


Magazine Feature #1 …. the Jewelry Stringing Magazine – summer 2015 edition hit news stands earlier last month, and included a couple of Peacock & Lime pieces …

Love Struck Arrows necklace by Peacock & Lime - featured in the summer 2015 issue of Jewelry Stringing magazine

Love Struck Arrows necklace by Peacock & Lime – featured in the summer 2015 issue of Jewelry Stringing magazine


Jewelry Stringing Summer 2015 also featured an ad for Create Jewelry magazine (coming out in July) highlighting Peacock & Lime's Free Spirit leather wrap bracelets :)

Jewelry Stringing Summer 2015 included an ad for the upcoming Create Jewelry magazine (due out in early July) highlighting Peacock & Lime’s Free Spirit leather wrap bracelets 🙂



Magazine Feature #2 – Create Jewelry magazine …. showcases the free spirit leather wrap bracelets available now in the Etsy Shop!

create jewelry 2015 magazine

Create Jewelry magazine available in print form and in digital format at …

featured in create jewelry magazine - peacock and lime

Free Spirit watercolor wrap bracelet by Peacock & Lime



In the studio ….

peacock & lime luggage tags - in progress

A few new luggage tags in progress … “Always take the scenic route”, “Every day is a new adventure”, and “Not all those who wander are lost” by Peacock & Lime

A few new pieces ….

Simple black leather knotted bracelet by Peacock & Lime

Simple black leather knotted bracelet by Peacock & Lime


New Cosmic Galaxy necklaces by Peacock & Lime

New Cosmic Galaxy necklaces by Peacock & Lime


cosmic galaxy necklaces by Peacock and Lime

More cosmic galaxy necklaces by Peacock & Lime


And lastly … did you know that Peacock & Lime is now on Tumblr?! I’d love for you to come on over and join us!

Have a great rest of your week!


July 14, 2015 at 8:31 am Leave a comment

Happy 4th of July!

Freshly created & for our neighbours to the south –  in honour of Independence Day … the Metro summer collection has some new colours to unveil …



and while July 1st was a few days past … this one’s for you, Canada

Happy (belated) Canada Day!


July 4, 2013 at 9:19 am Leave a comment

new Metro summer collection

Summer is officially here!  And with it brings the introduction of a refreshing new summer collection by Peacock & Lime ….  Metro!

Chic wrap bracelets & earrings currently available in wonderful warm shades of goldenrod yellow, sky blue & apple green, with ruby red and bright white coming soon (just in time for Canada day!)





Add something light, bright & fun to perk up your summer wardrobe!  Available now in the etsy shop!

Can you feel the heat?  🙂

June 21, 2013 at 7:34 am Leave a comment

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