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!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Mini Bead Swap and Reveal

since we didn't get to be a part of the bead soup blog hop party this time, Sandy Richardson, Emanda Johnson, Alice Craddick and I had our own little bead swap and challenge..........Today is the reveal day!!! And here is what I made with the bea soup Emanda sent to me!She sent a beautiful enamel focal that was a pretty two tone pink on the front with some inclusions, and a deep burgundy on the back......she also sent numerous stone beads and some pearls and crystals also a cross that she made her self, and a sterling clasp......I chose not to use the clasp, because I thought the beads called out for copper......please check out the other ladies blogs to see what they have made

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Michelle Mach's Secret Snow Flake Challenge


 A while back on her blog, Michelle Mach invited people to take part in her Secret Snow Flake Challenge .....It looked like fun to me so here I am today for the reveal.....The Secret Snow Flake Challenge  Blog Hop...........
here is the link to the list of participants:

I enjoyed this challenge, I loved the snow flake focal and links.......And Loved the icy blues of all the beads in the kit! The package was lovely all tied up in a pretty ribbon! inside there was lots of sparkly icy themed beads and snow flake sequins......very pretty!
   I made a necklace with the snow flake focal, I wire wrapped it with some crystals, and hung in from a strung necklace of multiply shades of blue crystals and silver beads, I put some crystals on head pins and clustered them on either side of the focal and randomly in other places on the necklace. I also added a bit of the ribbon from the kit to the pendant. I also made a bracelet in matching colors with a center piece of clustered lucite flowers with crystal centers .  And a pair of earrings featuring the snow flake links and crystal drops...
Please go and check out the other participants work at the above link
thank you

Monday, January 9, 2012

confessions of a bead hoarder

This word cloud thing is pretty cool! although there seems to sound a bit greedy to me......a lot of me, my, need, have.......maybe its just a beady thing? we all seem to always want more no matter how many beads we have, or at least from what I read in other beaders blogs when I look at my word cloud, I see... me want some!!!!  MY BEAD!!!  Like I am a bead monster as apposed to a cookie monster.....kind of funny but oh so true....I guess I am a bead hoarder