Saturday, March 31, 2012

Defrosted some soup

Last week I pulled out the some of the extra beads that I had received in my first BSBP from Lynne Bowland.  I made a couple of pairs of earrings with some of them.  Slowly but surely, I will be able to do justice to the soups I've been sent:)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Giveaway Alert!

Lori Anderson is giving away some really interesting DVDs on her blog.  She is the wonderful hostess of the Bead Soup Blog Parties and a fantastic artist.  Take a look, leave a comment and give yourself a chance to win:)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Soup For Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

It's here, the reveal day for the Bead Soup Blog Party.  Once again, I have finished my one piece right under the wire.  Thursday night to be exact.  Actually it was mostly done last Saturday and I am not completely sure that it's done yet:)  I keep going back and forth on whether or not I need to add some dangles on the bottom of the focal.  Just like the last BSBP, my partner sent me an awesome focal and I've added minimal extras because the focal is so special.  I need to have another reveal day of my own and make something with all of the coordinating beads that my current partner and my prior partner sent me.
The creative journey this time was quite interesting.  When I pulled out the wire that Diane had kindly put through the focal bead to mark where the hole was, I couldn't find that hole again!  I thought I had broken my focal!!  Luckily I was able to find it once more but I ended up using the original wire to attach it to my design.  So, this necklace is much different from the one I had originally seen in my head.  I felt that the turquoise/copper fire polished Czech beads I had went perfectly with the lace agate stone that Diane beaded the bezel around, so they became part of the design.
Take a look at the pictures, visit my partner Diana's blog and see what she created with the soup I sent her.  I can't wait to see what she's done.  Then take a look at the rest of the participants in the list below.  There are some fantastic bead soups out there and sure to be some great pieces of jewelry on display.


Hostess, Lori Anderson Special Book Sneak Peeks, Cindy Wimmer
1.  Adlinah Kamsir (Singapore) and Hajer Waheed (Kingdom of Bahrain)
2. Adrienn Lukacs (Hungary) and Agata Grygiel (Poland)
3.  Agi Kiss (Hungary) and Carolien Muller-Genger (the Netherlands)
4.  Agnes Asztalos (Hungary) and B.R. Kuhlman
7.  Alicia Marinache (Canada) and Dita Basu
15.  Bonnie Coursolle (Canada) and Fay Wolfenden (Canada)
16.  Carmel McGinley (Australia) and Tracy Stillman (Australia)
21.  Cheryl Brown (Canada) and Diana Ptaszynski
22.  Christina Stofmeel (the Netherlands) and Eva Kovacs (Hungary)
24.  Cilla Watkins (Canada) and Elaine Robitaille (Canada)
25.  Sabrina Straub (Switzerland) and Kathy Combs
32.  Dee Elgie (UK) and Joanne Lockwood (UK)
33.  Dian Hierschel (Germany) and Eniko Fabian (Austria)
37.  Doris Stumpf (Germany) and Eszter Czibulyas (Hungary)
39.  Elke Leonhardt-Rath (Germany) and Marjolein Trewavas (UK)
41.  Erika Nooteboom (the Netherlands) and Giorgia Rossini (Italy)
43.  Evelyn Duberry (Canada) and Gaea Cannaday
45.  Ginger Bishop (military, Okinawa) and Martina Nagele (Germany)
48.  Helene Goldberg (Australia) and Karen Vincent
54.  Joanna Matuszczyk (Poland) and Julianna Kis (Hungary)
55.  Joanne Tinley (UK) and Michaela Pabeschitz (Austria)
65.  Kristina Johansson (Sweden) and Penny Neville (Canada)
66.  Krisztina Erlaki-Toth (Hungary) and Nicole Keller (Germany)
76.  Lori Finney (Canada) and Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp (Canada)
78.  Marta Kaczerowska (Poland) and Milla Starchik (Canada)
83.  Michelle Jensen and Sandra Young (Canada)
92.  Rosa Maria Cuevas (Mexico) and Tejae Floyde
93.  Sabine Dittrich (Germany) and Sally Russick
95.  Shanti Johnson and Tracy Mok (Canada)
97.  Sonya Stille and Traci Zeller (Canada)
98.  Stefanie Teufel (Germany) and Tania Hagen (New Zealand)