Sunday, March 6, 2011

Soup's done and Thank you!

Yesterday, I finally finished my - around the world - tour of all the Bead Soup Party blogs! 
All of the other 209!
If you are still blog hopping here is my soup creation!

A big THANK YOU to Lori Anderson for organizing this great Bead Soup Party.
I can only imagine how big the next one would be.
I would need to take a few days off from work to do the blog hopping!

What a journey this has been! So much talent, so much creativity, such wonderful jewelry and some other items, so many great beaders out there, made new friends and many new blogs to follow. I left a comment on almost all the blogs I visited, a few I could not, I tried, but was not abe to because of the site (I think). Some could not reveal their creations due to family emergencies, health issues, but I am sure we will see them as soon as they are able to post. A few, I think just plain forgot!

As some of us are still making the rounds, so I decided to postpone my earrings giveaway till Friday March 11th. I hope you all don't mind.

Thank you to Suzette, my bead soup party partner for the wonderful beads she sent me. 
Thank you to everyone who stopped by and for all your wonderful comments. 

I am thrilled that my chained heart was so well received. The brass pendant that I received from Suzette, though beautiful was plain and needed to be dressed up. Since I am not versed in texturing or stamping, I was looking for another way to enhance it. Playing around with my soup beads, I saw the chain... I thought why not?

As you know, I am donating this piece for a fund raiser for the JDRF. Ann asked me if I would be auctioning my necklace online. No, that's not how I do it. The bank that I work for in Tampa encourages the staff to be involved in the community we work in. The 'Walk to Cure Diabetes' takes place in the Tampa Bay area on April 9th, and many of my workmates will be walking. As part of that effort, this necklace will be 'raffled'. Everyone at the bank gets to buy a ticket, prized at a $1.00 or 5 tickets for $6.00, the names dropped into a hat and one lucky name pulled out. The bank has about 200 employees  we are not a big bank. This makes it affordable, allows us to collect money for our cause, so much more than we would with one single highest bidder at an auction. And the lucky gal or guy gets to take home my necklace! The necklace is my contribution.

I, so enjoyed the wire wrapping while making this necklace, that I tried a few more pieces. I will show these to you in the next few days. Enjoy your Sunday and your week... and thank you again!


Tara P. said...

You're doing well to have finished getting through the other blogs - I'm still only about halfway done!

Deb said...

I've got about 30 to go! It's a fantastic experience and I am hoping to take part next time.

Kristen said...

Oh it was a great party for sure! I still love seeing the picture of your creations!

Azure Islands Designs said...

Gorgeous necklace and earrings Regina...I was away so didn't get around but I've checked a few out from your post!

Truly an amazing collection of artists!

Genea said...

Pretty earrings! I love the necklace! I love the stacked pendant with beads on top. Very pretty.

Karen Williams said...

Beautiful. And what a great way to share with your community. I know whichever co-worker wins your necklace will be very pleased.

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