Monday, June 21, 2010

What a GIVEAWAY!!!

You must hop over to Denise Yezbak Moore's blog for this giveaway. It is the best bead stash ever!! Thanks Denise for your generosity. Pick me Pick me!!

Bead Soup - Revealed At Last

Well I will have to say this has to be the hardest challenge I have ever had. It was totally out of my comfort zone. But, I guess that was what a challenge is all about. I LOVE color and the pallet was black, white with a touch of brown.

I added some dyed red coral to give it a pop of color, along with a copper ring that I enameled.

I hope you all enjoy and I cannot wait to see the rest of the soups! My bead soup partner Patti reveals her piece on June 23rd. Here is the complete list of reveals:
Saturday, June 19th - blogs 1-13
1. Lori, Pretty Things
2. Lorelei, Lorelei1141
3. Norma, Moonlit Fantaseas
4. Beth, EB Bead and Metalworks
5. Katie, KatieBead
6. Kimberly, Bahama Dawn
7. Debbie, Prairie Emporium
8. Lisa, Joolz by Lisa
9. Kate, Tropical Blonde
10. Janet, Singing Woods
11. Julianna, Juls Beads
12. Erin, Treasures Found
Sunday, June 20th - blogs 14-26
15. Kella, Me But a Little More In Depth (Thats Me)
16. Emanda, Artemisia Studio
17. Marie, Skye Jewels
18. Loretta, Designs By Loretta
19. Stacy, Sissy and Jack's
20. Joanna, Filcowe
21. Diane, Diane Hawkey
22. Marianna, Pretty Shiny Things
24. Marcie, La Bella Joya
Monday, June 21st - blogs 27-36
27.Lisa, Alterity
29. Melanie, Kookie Designs
30. Christine, A Hot Piece of Glass
32. Laurel, Rue's Daftique
33. Sandi, Do Be Do Bead Do
34. Nicki, Nicki's Reef
35. Virginie, ViviBijoux
36. Janeen, Wild Vanilla
Tuesday, June 22nd - blogs 37-47
37. Filomena, Pink Velvet Bird
38. Lyn, Lyn Foley
40. Rebecca, Song Beads
41. Regina, Regina's Writings
42. Nancy, The Rabbit Muse
43. Whitney, Whitney Lassini
45. Michelle, Life in the Bead Lane
Wednesday, June 23rd - blogs 48-59
48. Nan, Spirit Rattles
49. Amy, Copper Diem
53. Barbara, Second Surf
54. Amanda, Articulations
55. Heather, Humble Beads
58. Patti, PJ Clark Designs
Thursday, June 24th -- blogs 60-71
61. Wanda, A Frayed of Fibers
63. Marieke, Marieke's Blog
65. Maire, Maire Dodd
66. Shannon, Miss Fickle Media
68. Charlene, The Bead Dreamer
69. Elisabeth, Beads for Busy Gals
70. Cathryn, Chile Cats
Friday, June 25th - blogs 72-84
73. Valerie, Hot Art
74. Courtney, Beads by Breul
76. Shea, gr8findings
77. Julie, Pryce Designs
78. Jeannie, Jeannie's Blog
79. Patricia, Verre Design
81. Heather, My Muse
83. Sonja, Drachenei
Saturday, June 26th -- blogs 85-97
85. Melissa, One-Eared Pig Beads
86. Rebecca, 2SistersBeadwork
88. Denise, Bling on the Blog
89. Doris, Glaszwerg
93. Kristie, Artisan Clay
94. Jess, Vintaj
95. Suzann, Beadphoria
97. Michelle, bMichelle

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Bead Soup Reveal - DELAYED

I am sorry to say if you have stopped by today to see what I created with the beads I was sent you will have to wait until tomorrow! I have been swamped with my regular job, my children are out of school and I just have not had any time.

Please accept my sincere apologies.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Bead Soup Giveaway Winner

And the winner is ...... drum roll please ....... Kella!! If you will email me your address I will send it out.

I do have one request, will you send me a picture of what you make with it, so I can post it here on the blog and on my Fan page on Facebook.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

As the River Flows

Just a quick post ...... It has been, and will be a very crazy week. The kids finish school, Sydney has her end of year dance gala and I have a show on Sunday, Rebus Fest 4.

I will hopefully have more enamel pieces made by then!

Here is another sample of a necklace, "As the River Flows".

Hope to see all the local Raleigh followers on Sunday. Stop by and say Hi!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

I Am So Excited about Enameling

Those of you know that when I love something I get very excited ..... Well this has made me very EXCITED!
I took Richard Salley's Enameling class at Art & Soul a couple of weeks ago and I am in Love. I made these little beauties today and they are a beautiful seafoam green. They remind me of those little round candy dots that you used to eat off the long pieces of paper (now I am really showing my age!).

Tomorrow I am making a little necklace in the same colors to show at the First Friday Market tomorrow night 6-10PM downtown Raleigh, 131 S, Wilmington St. If you are in the neighborhood stop on by.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Bead Soup Giveaway

I have decided to throw my hat in the ring and have a blog giveaway to my Bead Soup Party Goers! (or Bead Soup Yahoo Group) You can win one of my dragonfly etched pendants if you Follow my Blog and leave a Comment. I will use Random Tracker and pick a winner in Friday June 11th. Good Luck!!

P.S. Let me know if you are interested in etched focal pieces and we can talk ideas!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Bead Soup Party - The Stash

I have been a bit behind in my posting ..... Being away at Art & Soul for four days and then trying to get caught up with work, kids and house it has taken me a couple of weeks! Anyway here is the lovelies that I rec'd from my soup mate Patti Clark of PJ Clark Designs.

Below is what I sent to her. I was really feeling the mood for summer and the beach when I put these together. We had to send a focal and coordinating beads and a nice clasp to our soup mates.

Hope everyone is having a great June 1st!!