Saturday, March 30, 2013

Bead Soup Blog Party

Today is the first reveal for the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party!  I want to start by saying thank you to Lori Anderson for hosting these fun blog hops.  She puts her heart into making them happen, and it's a lot of work.  We all appreciate everything you do, Lori!  I'd also like to give a shout out to my partner, Pamela Gangler, who sent me a most generous soup that I had lots of fun with!

A reminder of the soup Pamela sent to me...

My first design is a pair of earrings using the pretty pink Czech glass rondelles.

 Next, a bangle bracelet featuring the focal.

Finally, a cha-cha bracelet with the pretty toggle and the green glass.  I love the way this one turned out, airy and light, reminiscent of Springtime.

I made three items with my soup, and I still have "left overs".  I have plans for those ingredients as well, and I can't wait to put my designs together.  I've enjoyed participating in this fun party, and now I'm off to see what everyone else created!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Bead Soup!

Wow, I can't believe the big (first) reveal is tomorrow for the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party hosted by Lori Anderson!  It's always fun to see what everyone makes out of their soup.  I am soup partners with Pamela Gangler.  She is a talented designer with a flair for nature's beauty, and her designs are made with meaning and spirit.  She sent me a beautiful soup in Spring colors.  Perfect for how I'm feeling right now, as I have a bad case of Spring Fever!  My favorite season is Autumn, but we've had a long, cold, gray winter here in Washington, and I'm ready for some sunshine and flowers!
Here is a peek at my pretty soup mix from Pamela...


 A close-up of the toggle, which I think is adorable!

Here's what I sent Pamela:
Pamela has been super sweet with kind words about her soup, 
and I can hardly wait to see what she created! 

I'll be back with pictures tomorrow...
Until then, happy Spring!