Saturday, April 27, 2013

Its Bead Soup Time Again!

It is Bead Soup time again! And Here is what I am serving up! Tje lovely Laurie Vyselaar sent me some delicious ingredients! And I think they made some really good soup! First is a close up of the beautiful stone focal, I choose to wire wrap it to connect it to the necklace, and used copper wire strung with seed beads.
 Here is a photo of the whole necklace....I love the earthy tones Laurie chose for me!

Laurie sent such a generous batch of ingredients I was able to make several pieces! Here is a charm bracelet, made with a piece of chain provided by Laurie, a few of the beads she sent, and a few  from my own stash.
 And here is another bracelet featuring the clasp Laurie sent!
 And here are two pairs of earrings to finish it all off!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Valentines Day Bead Soup

  My bead soup came to me on Valentines Day! Laurie spoiled me with a bountiful bead soup! The first pic is of all the beautiful crystals she sent, on her blog post she stated that she chose colors to symbolize the things you might find in real soup, some reddish colored crystals = tomatoes, some milky white ones maybe potatoes, green ones could be any of the green veggies! The second pic shows  the two focals she sent, a beautiful shield shaped stone (I think it is agate of some kind) a pretty heart from BSue some copper chain, and a cool copper toggle clasp!  The third pic is an assortment of different beads, a tube of amber and black E beads, some beautiful tigers eye beads some beads that are black with white centers, not sure if they are glass or ceramic, some black with gold glass beads, a string of black glass disk beads, some cool brown beads that look like they may be made of horn, some mother of pearl cubes, some white faceted cube beads, two sets of either stone or picasso finished rondells, and a few creamy toned stone beads and some gold matte finished spacer I want to get started planning my project! Its going to be lots of fun!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Bead Soup Partner

My Bead Soup partner contacted me about an hour ago, and she is  Laurie Vyselaar,
she is a new participant to the Bead Soup Party. I really hope what I have blended together for her first bead soup will make it all a pleasing experience for her! The picture above is her soup I don't have a program to pixilate my photos so had to do it this way...I have included several focals and a really large pretty clasp, in antique brass, as well as a nice length of chain  and several other pieces in the same antique brass color. And lots of accent beads in colors to go with the focals. I have so much fun putting my bead soups together, its just hard to know when to call it done.....I started the day of sign ups, and was still adding up till today! I will be sending it all out on Monday. I really hope you like it Laurie! 

Friday, January 25, 2013


I recently won a pay it forward give away, on Something To Do With Your Hands blog. Evidently Claire had won  Rebecca Anderson's PIF give away. And so this was Claire's turn ! And now its my turn.....Its very easy to take part, just leave a comment on this post, with a way for me to contact you if you win. And be willing to in turn host a PIF give away on your blog.  The first three commentors will win a small hand made goody  from me easy peasy! To make things more interesting, your mystery gift will come at an undisclosed time some time with in the next 365 days ! good luck!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Serving up some tasty bead soup!

Today is the first revel date for Lori Andersons Bead Soup Blog Party Hop.......and I am in the first reveal!
 This is my first necklace I made, Stepha Stamper my swap partner gave me a beautiful stone fan as part of my soup, along with some lavender fiber optic beads, and some lavender crystal beads, I added some gold luster size 8 seed beads and a copper clasp. And made a choker length necklace.
 My second piece I used the brown foiled focal along with more of the gold luster seed beads, and fresh water pearlsand fall toned crystals. Also an  filigree bead that I flame enameled and an acorn prayer box and various crystals and leaf beads for dangles
  The last necklace I used the beautiful dragonfly focal, some lime green fiber optic beads, some grey ab beads and the beautiful crystal adorned clasp, all provided by Stepha.... I also added some tanzanite crystal drops and some crystal ab fire polish beads to make a beautiful fairy princess necklace!
You can access the other participants blogs from Lori's blog.......

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My Bead Soup Has Arrived!

 My bead soup has arrived! It was like Christmas in July! My partner Stepha Stamper of Rainy Days Designs, really spoiled me, with not just one but two beautiful bead soups!  A warm color selection, and a cool one! The warm one had two different focals and lots of beautiful beads and antiqued brass findings
 The cool selection has a beautiful silver toned dragonfly focal, a pretty leaf charm, and a beautiful silver toggle with crystal accents, and lots of beads in delicate spring tones.....My mind is spinning with lots of ideas, and I need to get started because I have to be done in time for the first reveal at the end of the month!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Lori Anderson's Give away

Lori Anderson is having an amazing give away! Not just one but five chances to win!
 a wonderful selection of goodies from The Bead and Button Show, a copy of her book Bead soup, a  copy of her ebook, a cute bead shopping tote, and a wonderful mystery bead soup mix! so head on over and check out her blog, Pretty Things!