Saturday, July 28, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party, First Reveal

Today is the day so many folks have been waiting for - the first Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal.

My partner Laura Guenther of Blue Antiquities and I are in Reveal #3 but I would like to invite you to go check out my fellow Bead Soupers to see what great concoctions they came up with for today.  Lori Anderson of Pretty Things Blog has the list of all the participants on her site.  Go check them out and be sure to come back on August 25th for my reveal.  

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party, Soup Ingredients are almost Ready!!

I'm getting excited for my first Bead Soup Blog Party.  I have started setting all of my ingredients for the soup out on my counter, double checking the cabinet to make sure that all the ingredients are there, and giving them one last look over.    These tasty ingredients will soon be on their way to my lovely bead soup partner, Laura Guenther of BlueAntiquities blogspot

Laura is a mixed media artist, mother of three and a jewelry designer.  Laura has done a lot of patina work and enameling in her jewelry designs.    She just recently completed a class with Barbara Lewis at her new  St Petersburg Florida studio. (I'm sooo jealous).  I can't wait to see some of the work that Laura did in class.   I am just starting out with enameling myself and I certainly could use some help.  

Here are some examples of Laura's designs. I love the enamel components that she used in these.  They all are definitely my style.  What great work Laura does.  

I am excited to get to know Laura better and to see what she does with the soup ingredients that will be coming her way shortly.  We both selected the later reveal date and because of vacation that each of us was taking in early July we are sending our ingredients a little later than other folks.  No worries.  It is sure to be great!!  

Monday, July 2, 2012

CBC Sun and Sea Challenge 2012

The Creative Bead Chat group that I belong to on Facebook was having a giveaway and 5 lucky women were given the same components from artisans from our group and were challenged to complete jewelry using these components.  Anyone that did not receive the giveaway was invited to play along is they desired.  The only rule - the piece had to include white, blue and orange.  I had already started a necklace using some white disc beads that were in my stash and had paired them with blue recycled glass and white glass beads.  When I saw this challenge I decided to play along.  I found some polymer clay beads on Etsy in the colors that I needed to tie the orange into my piece.  I added some Sari silk in an orange and here is what I came up with.  

Check out the blogs of the lucky winners of the components and see what gorgeous jewelry they came up with.