Tuesday, July 31, 2012

1st reveal of the 6th Bead Soup Blog Party. My Partners Piece.

Well the 1st. reveal is winding down. I have to say this has been one of the most fun events I have participated in. I have met and had the pleasure of viewing the work of so many talented people.
Lori has done an incredible job and throws a great party. Learn more about Lori here… http://www.prettythingsblog.com

One of the members Tanya of put together the coolest list of the 1st reveal with pictures and bio. She will be putting together a list for the entire reveal. What an incredible task. She has done an incredible job!


Learn more about Tanya here…

·                                 http://fusionmusebangkok.blogspot.com/
·                                 http://www.fusionmuse.com

HerHere is what I sent.

Here are the pieces my partner Marge put together. She did an incredible job with the soup I sent. Something I could never have imagined. Check her out here... http://rockcreekcreations.blogspot.com/

Friday, July 27, 2012

6th Bead Soup Blog Party 1st reveal

So today is the 1st reveal day of the 6th Bead Soup Blog Party. A day we have all been waiting for. 
For a complete list and links to other participants blogs please visit.. http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/2012/06/participants-of-6th-bead-soup-blog.html
First off I want to thank Lori, the creative force behind the bead soup party and our wonderful hostess. She has done such an incredible job putting this all together…with a little help from her dear hubby and a few good fairies. ; )
You can learn more about Lori, her work, and a bit about her life here.. http://www.prettythingsblog.com
Secondly I want to thank my partner Marge Beebe for sending me such a great bunch of goodies to play with.  Please visit Marge’s blog to see what she did with the beads I sent her. http://www.rockcreekcreations.blogspot.com/

Here is what Marge sent to me.
This was my first Bead Soup Blog Party and I am having a wonderful time. It was so fun to pick out a bead mix for my partner and wait for mine to arrive. I also loved the challenge of creating something different from our norm using someone else’s choices. I am anxious for the reveal and the blog hop should be a lot of fun. I have done a bit of hopping…a lot of very talented and interesting people.

Here is what I made.
For my piece I wanted something versatile. And I just fell in love with the hand dyed cloth Marge sent and had to use it. I also wanted to use some of the recycled copper wire I grabbed from my hubby’s e-cycling.

I am very happy with the piece and plan to do a few more like this. The finished design is convertible. Each strand can be worn individually or in a combination. The piece can be worn with or without the pendant and bail. And the pendant can also be removed from the bail to add your own pendant for even more options. Another plus about this design is that the strands can also be wrapped around the wrist as bracelets.
See you at the next soup!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

5 Giveways at Lori Andersons Pretty Things Blog

5 incredible giveaways from Lori Anderson of the Bead Soup Blog Party fame.
Lori came back from the Bead and Button show in Milwaukee with some goodies she wants to share...5 chances to win! details here...

Just a little peak at one of the giveaway packages.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Love 2 Upcycle: Upcyclers Creativity Challenge #2: GLASS

Love 2 Upcycle: Upcyclers Creativity Challenge #2: GLASS: Our second Upcyclers Creativity Challenge was a huge success! So many ideas from so many Upcyclers!  This month's judge, Marcy from Rinnovat...

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Soup I Sent Marge

I wanted to share the soup I sent Marge. I had something entirely different picked out at first. After I hopped over to her blog and saw her wish list I decided to go with these. I can't wait to see what she does with them.

On the family side: We did manage to see a firework show for the 4th. Although quite a few shows were postponed or canceled because it has been so dry here. We added a new town to our list of firework shows we have seen. We went to Whitewater this year. It was a pretty decent show and they had a carnival and parade also. We skipped that because of the heat index of 100+...instead we sat in air conditioning and ate Chinese food.

On the home front: My garden is losing it's battle against the rabbits and chipmunks. The tomatoes, peppers and onions are doing well. All my other plants zucchini, beans, melons, lettuce..all of them are little nubs just barely alive. We have tried everything from flashy noisy things to blood meal, fencing and even an owl shaped cut out. Maybe some wolf urine or something along those lines.

Hope you all had a great 4th!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Soup I Received and More on My Partner Marge

Here is the soup I got from Marge. Some wonderful handmade ceramic beads, hand dyed cloth, a very large natural stone bead and lot's of great little coordinating beads. I can't wait to get started.
A little more on My partner: Marge has a wonderful sense of humor. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, avid crafter and the Data/Technology Coordinator at Literacy connections. Who by her own admissions is suffering from a form of crafting ADD. She has an interest in many including jewelry making, crocheting, cross stitch, clay, knitting, loom weaving, dying fabric, tatting, embroidery, and sewing. I really enjoyed being paired up with Marge and going through her blog. It made me chuckle a lot..let's you get to know a little about her life and has some great info. She also has some computer related how to’s…on Picassa, Etsy, and Blogger. Definatly worth checking out. I know I will be using them!

Here are a few of Marge’s pieces.

There are 400 participants this time around...be sure to check our hostess Lori Anderson's blog with a complete list of participants w/ links...

Have a Happy 4th...See you at the reveal!