Thursday, May 29, 2014

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Hip Hip Horray! Today is the day ! Yay. 8th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party.

I'm going to keep this short and sweet. I know there are a lot of blogs to view.
 This event is BIG!
 It's time to reveal my Bead Soup
First a big Thank You to Lori Anderson who has made this possible. I've participated in the past and have always enjoyed this event. So much inspiration. So much talent. It's wonderful to make new friends too!
My partner this year is Asri Wahyuningsih. 
Asri is an amazing polymer clay artist. Her detail is breathtaking.
This is what she sent to me.


At first I thought of adding my lampwork glass beads to this blog soup bead project.
Then I thought, her work is so beautiful, I don't want anything distracting the eye when looking at it. My design needed to be sleek and simple. 
Sometimes, less is more. 
Here are my finished pieces.I hope you enjoy and kindly leave a quick comment below.
                                            Thank you.

 My Collage of finished pieces.

Below is a picture of the beads I sent to my partner,
Asri Wahyuningsih                    
Remember to visit her blog to see her creativity. 


Here's the link for the complete list of all the talented artists and their work. Enjoy!
(Oh, and don't forget to leave me a lovely comment below!)

Friday, May 9, 2014


What is the Bead Soup Blog Party?

*You get paired with another jewelry designer. 
*You send each other a quality package of beads.  
*You make one or more pieces of jewelry with those beads, 
             incorporating beads from your own stash as needed.  
*The focal and clasp you were sent MUST be used. 
*You post your creation on your reveal day, 
           and you try to visit as many of the other designers' blogs. 

 This year my partner is
and she sent me this lovely collection. She does amazing work with polymer clay!
Tomorrow, May 10th,2014 is the big reveal date. We post pictures of what we received and what we did with them.

Last year I participated and this is what I received/created. My partner was Ali McCarthy of Northwoods Creative Studio.

Fun and Colorful Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads...

I love the way these beads turned out. Yellow, sky blue and cobalt blue. Plus I've etched them for that frosted matte look.

Purple flowers in my garden .