Monday, December 31, 2012

Saturday, August 11, 2012

6th Bead Soup 2nd Reveal

This is it!  Our day has come.  I listed the other participants of the second reveal on the entry below this one for your blog hopping pleasure.

I threaded the accent beads onto 24g steel wire and twisted them on to a strip of braided silk.  I used the glass heart focal, silver colored hook and the accent beads received from my partner, Iveth Caruso.

My Golden Heart
What ya think?

List of 6th Bead Soup 2nd Reveal Partisipants

Please visit the rest of the 2nd Revealers!

Adlinah Kamsir, Dream Struck Designs
Adrienn Lukacs, Raszputyin Designs
Agata Grygiel, Cytherea Bijoux
Alenka Obid, Pepita Handmade
Amy Dickerson, Damyjo Designs
Amy Schmidt, Amy's Treasure
Amy Severino, Amy Beads

Andrea Trank, Heaven Lane Creations
Anke Humpert, Anart Island Studios
Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
April Grinaway, Brooklyn Bead Goddess
Ashley Bunting, Miss Ashely Kate
Astrid Boyce, Astrid Boyce Beads
B.R. Kuhlman, Mixed Mayhem Studios
Barbe Saint John, Saints and Sinners

Beata Benkone Meggyesi, Beahobbi
Bryna Lumb, Bryna's Bead Box
Carmen Lau, Little Maketto
Cate van Alphen, Fulgorine
Cathie Carroll, Cathie Carroll's Studio
Cathy Khoury, Touch Jewelry
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads

Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul
Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons
Cynthia Abner, Created Treasures
Deana Hager, Just Deez'Art & Life
Debbie Phenes, Deb Joy Sing
Dhea Powers, Java Bead

Diana Welte, Lilyweeds
Dita Basu, alankarshilpa
Dorota Zeranska, gdymamczas
Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
Emma Todd, A Polymer Penchant
Eva Sherman, Eva Sherman Designs
Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead and Metal Works
Francy Inman, Francy's Studio   (You are here)

Ginger Bishop, lilmummy likes...
Giorgia Rossini, Jo in Wonderland
Ine Vande Cappelle, Jewels by Ine    
Iveth Caruso, Creative Atelier   (Please let my Partner know how awesome she is!)
JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
Jackie Ryan, Kydo Jewellery
Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie's Blog
Jelveh Jaferian, Jelveh Designs
Jenna Tomalka, Twin Birch Studio
Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Beads

Jennifer Van Horn, Jennifers Jewels and Junk
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Johanna Rhodes-Nash, Fire Phoenix Creations
Joyce Blair, Bent Wire West Coast
JuLee Wolfe, The Polymer Penguin
Karen Vincent, Swallow Tail Jewellery
Karin Slaton, Backstory Beads
Kayla Potega, The Eclectic Element
Kim Dworak, CianciBlue
Kris Lanae Binsfeld, Cherish Designs by Kris Lanae

Kristen Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
Kumi Fisher, Malie Kai Designs
Kym Hunter, Kym Hunter Designs
Lennis Carrier, Windbent
Leslie Wayment, AA Beads & More
Linda Murphy, Bonita Bead
Lisa Johnson, Whimsey Wonders

Lisa Sittniewski, Love, Yesterdays
Lois Moon, Que Onda, Q'Town?
Lola Surwillo, Bead Lola Bead
Lorelei Eurto, Lorelei's Blog
Lori Bowring Michaud, Artfully Ornamental
Lori Finney, Using My Beads
Margareta Saari, Mags-koruja
Maria Horvath, Horimarika Beads
Marian Hertzog, M's Place

Mary Ellen Parker, BeeTree by m.e.
Mary K McGraw, MK's Creative Musings
MaryLou Holvenstot, time2cre8
Martha Aleo, Ornamento
Maybeline Tay, The Jewelry Larder
Megan Collins, Churchy & Her Sailor
Melissa Meman, Art. Life. Love.
Melissa Mesara, One-Eared Pig Beads
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs

Pam Farren, re-maker
Pam Hurst, Pam Hurst Designs
Patricia Handschuh, The Color of Dreams
Patty Miller, CabariBeads
Penney Klapoth, Faerie Acres
Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
Rhea Freitag, starrgazer creates
Rochelle Brisson, A Creative Chelle

Sabine Dittrich, PerlenDschungel
Sandra McGriff, Creative Chaos
Sandra Neights, Petalo Azul
Sandra Young, It's a Bead Life!
Sara Oehler, SoftFlex Girl
Saturday Sequins, Saturday Sequins
Shanti Johnson, Sunshine Bliss
Shari Replogle, Plays With Paper
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads

Stefanie Teufel, Stefanies Sammelsurium
Tammie Everly, TTE Designs
Tania Spivey, Moobie Grace Designs
Therese Frank, Therese's Treasures
Tina Holden, Polymer Clay Bytes!
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends

Tracey Nanstad, A Beadiful Mess
Tracy Choy, BumbleBeads Designs
Valerie Norton, Hot Art

If you made it this far I will leave you with a picture of my beautiful assistant   :o)

Carter had to get in on the action

Monday, July 16, 2012

Bead Soup

My bead soup arrived last week.  Oh it is such a pretty soup!

Thanks so much to Lori Anderson Bead Soup Master for hooking me up with my soup partner, Iveth Caruso of Creative Atelier.
Bead Soup goodies
 I wonder how my partner, Iveth Caruso , knew I wanted to work with some brown?

At a bead show a couple moths back I found a kit containing a string of man made sand stone.  Oh it was so beautifully glittery!   Instant love.  Not having experience in stringing with cord or using brown stones I passed on purchasing the kit.  Now thanks to Iveth I will have my first adventure into stringing a large focal and using these delish beads she sent.

Don't you think those tiger eye beads are just too yummy?  
Close up for glass heart detail
This close up of the glass heart shows the shinning golden back ground along with three brown glitter spots that remind me  so much of the beautiful sand stone.  

I have already sketched out a couple of ideas on what I will make with this beautiful heart, yummy tiger eye and stone beads.

Our reveal date is August 11.  Be sure to come back and check out my "creation"!  lol

Thanks so much Iveth!!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


My glass supplies are starting to arrive in the mail for Terri Brush soldering class.

I am so looking forward to this class.  I want to make all those cute things she has pictured on her web page.  Unfortunately won't be able to complete the heart for the Valentines day but I will have it for next year.

I will be posting pictures of my projects even it they are not any where near perfect.

Terri Brush Design
I really look forward to making jewelry  like Terris' pictured above.

AND then designing my own  :o)

Hope you have a creative week!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Leave a Comment

I have been checking out my list of blogs each day.  For some reason I am blocked from posting comments on blogger accounts or I am directed to a bright white empty page when I click on comments.   (Lisa your blog is one I can't comment on)

Just want bloggie friends to know I have been visiting but can't leave a comment.  Also I am not bright enough to figure out how to e mail (go figure) comment to folks like some of my bloggie friends have done.

I am still reading, checking in on you!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

It's a New Year & the sun is shinning

(wish I were there)

This is gonna be a much better year.

Course so far the Fates have laughed in my face.

One of us has been ill since Christmas.

Thank God for blessing me with a loving, caring daughter.

Luz has taken care of me since she came home for Christmas dinner and found me in bed with a 103 temp and she has a bad cold.

Yep, this is gonna be a WONDERFUL year.

Hope you are equally blessed!