Friday, March 15, 2013

Bead Chat Glossi

What's all the chatter... check out the new  digital magazine created by Melinda Orr and Cynthia Machata for the Artisan Whimsy Bead Chat group.  This is the premiere issue and it is filled with lots of lovelies including a few of my own creations.  This digital magazine will be a monthly feature and will only keep getting better.   This beautiful glossi showcases the work of fellow Artisan Whimsy Members as well as providing great information on new tools, new products, and highlights a member of our Artisan Whimsy team each month.  If you haven't already, please check it out by visiting  

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Bead Soup is Simmering

Bead Soup Bead Party is upon us and I have sent my bead soup package to my lovely partner Laura Guenther.  You met Laura in my last post.  Here is what I sent for Laura to work with. 

I sent Laura two different soups and two different color options.  Laura's work is usually on a smaller scale than mine so I wasn't totally sure about the pendant in the first soup. I wasn't sure if it would be out of her comfort zone, but I loved the colors in the pendant and thought that it would possibly give her a challenge, one that I am sure she is up to.  I also included some leather cording in that soup as well.  The second soup I felt was Laura.  It included a Unicorne glass heart with shades of red and blue. This soup consists of  silver pearls, red and blue Czech glass beads that I picked up on a trip to York Beads in New York City, the colors mimic colors in the heart, some blue quartz beads and some red glass beads.  I also included some Sari ribbon for Laura to work with.  I can't wait to see what Laura does with these.  Her work is always awesome.  Laura and I are in the second reveal date, April 6, so please come back then and  see what we cooked up with our soups.