Saturday, May 10, 2014

The 8th Annual Bead Soup PARTY!

Well, it's party time.
First a big thank you to Lori Anderson and her family for getting this wonderful party together. I can only imagine what it took to get to this day. Thank you Lori, you and your family will always be very, very special to all of us. Wishing you all strength, health and happy days.

And now I present....

Remember the spectacular Copper Rose hand made by my partner Janice,  it was a challenge finding the right beads to complement this head turner of a focal bead. In the end I used some beautiful Rose Quartz rondelles separated by copper spacers to make a simple necklace that did not detract from the rose! Simply glorious, I hope you like it!

Next the carved pill box Turquoise beads; I wanted to keep it simple yet make it pop, so this is what I made... with mighty slabs of multi-colored Fancy Jasper.

As you can see... keeping it simple... was the name of the game!

Next on the list are the sky blue barrell beads of Magnesite and the granulated Copper spacers that were part of the bounty I received from Janice, and here is what I made... a memory wire bracelet with red Carnelian and Sardonyx.


Some hammered Copper Hearts paired with little pills of red Coral and we have these pretties!

And now I must confess that I could not do justice to the wonderful clasp that Janice had sent me. I know it is part of the rules that I use the clasp. And what a clasp it was, and nothing I could think of or design was to my satisfaction... so sadly I must save it for another time.  The same shoud be said of the many Copper leaves Janice sent me... my mojo failed me. I think it was a combination of tax time fatigue and waiting till the last minute syndrome.

Thank you Janice for these wonderful soup ingrediants, I hope I have not disappointed you. Please hop over to the Jewelry Room to see what Janice made with the Bead Soup I sent her. She has had some challenging times getting ready for this Bead Soup Party and I can't wait to see what she has made.

Please visit the other 8th annual bead soup participants to see their wonderful creations by clicking here.

Have a wonderful weekend!
A very Happy Mother's Day to all beader Mothers and Mothers of beaders!

Friday, April 25, 2014

My Partner for the 8th Bead Soup Blog Party

Yes, I know this has been a long time coming, I am sure my partner Janice is wondering if I dropped off planet Earth. I am still around and still beading, but oh so little... My time has been spent with taxes, and I did get them done on time; and dealing with shortages of personnel in the work place, very tiresome and very stressful.  I am pleased to announce that life is slowly getting back to normal. And then I realised that the 8th Bead Soup Party blog hop is only a week away!

Let me now introduce you to my bead soup partner Janice. Janice hails from Canada and seems to be a wiz with Copper! Check out some very creative clasp she has formed with lamp work beads and Copper, she includes a tutorial as well.  I particularly like the one that incorporates a skull.

Janice sent me Bead Soup ingredients from bead paradise, no this is not the name of the shop, just a place where great beads come from.  A copper rose made by her, just gorgeous!  Some hammered copper hearts, what's not to love? and a length of copper chain.

The Spectacular Focal!
An equally gorgeous brass clasp in the shape of a leaf, plenty of ornate copper spacer beads and a bunch of copper leaves, again made by Janice. She does some wonderful work with copper.

Lovely leaves!
And that is not all, some great blue and green turquoise beads, including two beautifully carved pill box beads.

Love the colors!

Now the pressure is not to do these great soup beads justice.  

See you next week at the 8th Bead Soup Blog Party blog hop.!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Warm Wishes from Florida!

Stay Warm
Stay Safe
Spring will soon be here!

I love making these...

Memory wire stacked bracelets, so easy and so pretty. I love making these. Check out some of the few that I made currently on sale at my shop. I love how this one turned out... and it was sold within hours of my listing it, and that does wonders for the creative soul!

This bracelet was made with Turquoise rounds, natural seed Salwag beads and Tibetan brass capped Carnelian beads.

Have a great day!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Bead Soup Sign Up and $100 Bead Shopping Giveaway!

Happy Sunday!

Did you sign up for the 8th annual Bead Soup Party? You have to sign up today, and only today. See you at the Party!

How about a $100 bead shopping spree? Hop on over to the Beading Gem's blog to sign up for a wonderful opportunity to sign up for a chance to win a $100 to shop at The Bead Shop. This is a great store, I have shopped there and they have a wide variety of beads, stringing material and a nice selection of tribal and ethnic beads and findings. Good luck!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

It has been too long...

that I have been away from my blog.

I have been hopping around and reading and watching my fellow artisan bloggers as they made progress these past months. And I am in need of a serious jolt to kick start me to return to my blogging. I never stopped making jewelry, just spent much less time at the computer, other than to buy beads and to list my jewelry in my shop. I must say that I have spent a lot of time on Pinterest too and I am enjoying the inspiration I draw from the pins.

This weekend, I plan to wake from my slumber and hope to sign on to Lori Anderson's 8th Annual Bead Soup Party!  Thank you, Lori for undertaking this massive project again this year. I have taken part in 6 of the past 7 and thoroughly enjoyed my experience. I hope to make this my 7th Bead Soup Party. So set your reminders and see you at the Bead Soup Party sign up!

8th BSBP

It is ironic that my last blog post was my 7th Bead Soup party reveal on April 27, 2013... geez it has been long!
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