Thursday, May 08, 2014

8th Annual Bead Party Blog Swap Reveal Time!

If you would like to check out some amazing eye candy and see the blogs of participants 
I'm not sure how many of us there were, but it will keep you busy for days!

So, now for my reveal - with the lovely items I received
(shown in my last blog post)
here are my pieces - 

I incorporated the seed beads into a double spiral rope, one of my favorite stitches!  

The wire wrapped focal is based on a pattern from Lisa Barth.  I loved the wire wrapping and have only attempted it once before.  

As soon as I received the pearls I knew this is what I wanted to do with them.  It is pattern from Isabella Lam  that I have always wanted to make.  I thought it would be the perfect little necklace to peek out from under a collared shirt, and it is!

Do hope you enjoyed my pieces!  Happy Beading, enjoy!  gv

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Soup is Swapped!

Great picture, eh?

This is my Bead Soup teaser for Deanna Riles-Cox!  Not so fancy, but it did the job.  Below is the teaser that she sent me!  I loved the colors, it was a great tease! 

(I also need to figure out the program she used to swirl the color!) 

Here is what I sent - Czech flower buttons, a huge Swarovski Teardrop, freshwater pearls, some glass beads that I loved but don't know much about, Czech crystal silky gold picasso rondelles, 2 circa 1960's Swarovski Saturn square rivals,  a sterling silver clasp that I had the hardest time parting with and some 2 hold lentils.  I can't wait to see what Deanna makes with all these!  

And then, my box arrived!

So exciting!

I took my time and enjoyed every second! 

Here is my soup!  

Love, Love, Love what I received!  Deanna hand dyes the flowers, they are beautiful!  She makes the most amazing Fascinators!  Take a peek at her Facebook page if you can!  
Click here --->Deanna's Handiwork!
So, now what to do with my soup?  First I need to figure out where Deanna purchased the undyed pearls and get tons more of them!  I love pearls and these are luscious!  I have to figure out how to seal a copper toggle clasp - I'm thinking nail polish?, and then ponder the Rose Quartz focal and rondelles and the Miyuki beads and drops!

Thank you Lori McDaniel Anderson for hosting such a special event!