Sunday, February 14, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Bead Soup Members

It's here, it's here, no, not the Ice Cream Man, but Bead Soup! You all know the premise~, sign up, receive a partner, send a mix, make a masterpiece. I was partnered w/ Kate Clawson, (#46 on the list) an artist who works in polymer clay. Kate sent a beautiful focal she made along w/chinese turquoise,copper chain & beads, & brown pearls just to name some of the goodies. I let this soup simmer a long time, there were several variations as I moved this & rearranged that. I decided on a double wrap necklace using the chain as a choker. I used Black Max to darken the copper pieces,added some carnelian & turquoises of my own & started working in earnest. I originally thought I would use links for one of the turquoises,but decided against that in favour of shorter stringing. I had some of the same chinese turquoise Kate had sent, so I added mine & used that as spacers in the different sections. I used some old twist beads for the back section. In theory this can be a long necklace, but I wanted something that would lie flat against the back of my neck. I made some earrings so I would have a 'set'. I'll debut this tomorrow night @ jewelry class
I want to thank Lori again, this was a really fun chance to break out & meet new people, work w/ some different elements I look forward to my next swap. Now I'm off to read a few blogs!
Party Participants
1. Lori, Pretty Things and the link to the party is in my sidebar
2. Mallory, For the Love of Beads
3. Terri, Blooming Ideas...You Are Here
4. Cindy, Sweet Bead Studio
5. Lorelei, Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
6. Kerry, Kabs Creative Concepts
7. Erin, Treasures Found
8. Jeannette, Jeannette Blix Wire and Metal Jewelry
9. Adrienne, Adrienne Designs
10. Nan, Spirit Rattles
11. Laurel, Rue's Daftique
12. Nancy, Beading From the Heart
13. Mary, MK's Creative Musings
14. Cassie, The Glass Beadle
15. Dot, Winchell Clayworks
16. Sharon, Sharon's Jewelry Garden
17. Lisa, Lo and Behold
18. Norma, Bead Dreams and Moonlit Fantaseas
19. Judith, Judith B.
20. Debbie, Prairie Emporium
21. Maria, Garden Path Beads
22. Susan, Kaplan Creations Jewelry and Glass Design
23. Melissa, Melissa Meman: Art, Love, Life
24. Marianna, Pretty Shiny Things
25. Lisa, Joolz by Lisa
26. Cristi, 2 If By Sea
27. Sandra, Marbella Jewelry Design
28. Maria, Greene Earth Originals
29. Barbara, Jewelry of Distinction
30. Leslie, Bei Mondi
31. Loretta, Designs by Loretta
32. Linda, Bella Bead Jewelry
33. Kathie, The Bead Cult
34. Patty, Plays With Fire
35. Nicki, Nicki's Reef
36. Anne Marie, Heart's Desire
37. Mary, Mary Harding Jewelry
38. Jayne, mamasgottodoodle~you are here!
39. Emanda, Artemesia's Studio
40. Whitney, Whitney Lassini
41. Marcie, La Bella Joya
42. Suzann, Beadphoria
43. Jen, Jen Judd Rocks
44. Julie, Credit River Art Glass
45. Janiece, J Birds Garden
46. Kate, Organic Odysseys
47. Laurie, The Mermaid Tale
48. Michelle, My Crazy Crafty Adventure
49. Sue, Sue Beads
50. Janeen, Janeen 365
51. Nancy, The Rabbit Muse
52. Kristie, Artisan Clay
53. Regina, Regina's Writings
54. Tari, Pearl and Pebble
55. Lyn, Lyn Foley
56. Beth, Sunshine Daydreamz
57. Cathryn, Chile Cats
58. Emma, Fred Bean's Nook
59. Connie, Cetta Cheese Chatter
60. Juli, Jul's Beads
61. Julie, RockerJewlz
62. Libby, LibbyLeu and Glass Too
63. Melanie, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
64. Katie, My Life and My Beads
65. Zuleykha, Zuleykha's Polymer Clay
66. Rekella, Me But a Little More in Depth
67. Ricki, What's New at Ricki Voges Design
68. Lisa, Lucid Moon Studio
69. Jo, Daisychain Jewellery
70. Lynette, Rock Hill Designs
71. Lynne, Island Girl's Insights
72. Chas, One Woman's Haven
73. Chas, One Woman's Haven
74. Ruthie, Rose Works Jewelry
75. Elizabeth, Turquoise Sky
76. Maire, Maire Dodd
77. Janet, Singing Woods
78. Eileen, Dorset Hill Beads
79. Julie, Miss Kitten's Jewels
80. Joann, Jo's Jewels
81. Patti, PJ Clark Designs
82. Mel, Kookie Designs
83. Erin, Every Heart Crafts
84. Dale, Flights of Fancy
85. Dee, Runako Designs

Lucky Valentine

I just got word I won a gift basket from Tulsa Food Blog! There are lots of goodies, including a certificate for two people to attend a cooking class @ a local cooking supply store & a gift certificate to Shogun's Restaurant. We had to tell our Valentine's plans to enter. My plans are simple, I am watching my 14 yr nephew when his parents come to town for dinner & an overnight date. Since I was going to have him, I volunteered to take my youngest nephew & niece as well. We have reservations for PF Chang's & then movie night & a slumber party here. We all love chinese, & my oldest nephew has been wanting to go to PF Changs so it will be a fun night.
I am working on my photos of my Bead Soup. I don't love the pictures yet, necklaces are just so much bigger than a bracelet! See you tomorrow for the big reveal:)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Bead Soup Is Almost Here!

Tonight I finished my necklace for Bead Soup. It is a different style than I usually make.I'm wearing it now, I think I like it! Reveal is Wednesday the 10th, see you then!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sweets Update & Show

Well the heart bracelets were such a success they were a distraction in class,taken away & put in the 'May Basket'(maybe you will get it back ,maybe not @ the end of the year, in May). I didn't go to jewelry class tonight. I took a tumble a few days ago & was pretty stiff & sore. I'm not hurt badly, just enough to be a little banged up, a few bruises & moving slowly. I used the time to finish getting ready for the craft show I am doing @ my niece & nephew's school. Honestly, I'm not sure I really expect to do big business, but it never hurts to get your work out there. I've been working on simple collaged heart shaped boxes along w/ some heart themed jewelry for this show. I'll post again on Sunday, & maybe I'll even tease you w/ a small sneak peek @ my Bead Soup. Don't forget the big reveal is Wednesday the 10th!