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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Yard Sale

I'm having my coffee... heading out for our neighborhood yard sale. I love yard sales and thrift stores and antique stores. You never know what you're going to find. A couple weeks ago I got this amazing set of chairs - tomato red naugahyde - so much fun. Today, I'm hoping to find a lamp for my bedroom - something fun and funky with a bit of character - I'll let you know how it goes.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Tasty Soup!!

I've been sipping soup all day - (yes, I'm supposed to be working!) - Got to say, there are some truly talented Soup Sistah's out there! I love seeing what everyone sent and then thinking about what I might have done before looking at the finished piece. Applause, applause!!

Thought you guys might want a second look at one of my favorites by Cory Celaya - Stunning!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Welcome to the Soup!

Meet my partner - Jessica Dickens and be sure to stop at her Tumblr blog to see what she did with my soup!

The Reveal

A quick reminder, for those of you who didn't see the arrival... this is what Jessica Dickens sent to me. Lots of orange, and lots of types of beads that I had never worked with.
I couldn't make up my mind about which direction to go with all this loot - so, I went in all the directions!
Started out a little timid, made this pair of earrings. Used Jessica's glass disks and pressed glass rounds, added the blue and the handmade hooks. I decided that I liked the blue a lot..... so......
I moved on and made a necklace. I did this with my daughter in mind, she loves the circus. I managed to use the clasp Jessica sent - but I used to hang the focal piece and made a hook.
Jessica's focal, the glass rings presented the biggest challenge for me (no, I don't know why!) - but, lately I've been working with so much coiled wire, inspired by Kerry Bogert's book, Totally Twisted that I decided to try making something with those elements as well. I'm pretty happy with the overall look.

The last piece I made was the eyeglass chain - kind of my signature piece. Loved the experience of Bead Soup - the anticipation, the arrival, the thought process and the finished piece. Also loved being in touch with so many other creative people - Thanks to Lori and all of you!

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