Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wasn't it Lovely!

Here's to you LORI!!!!

A big thanks to Lori Anderson for organizing the Bead Soup exchange and party that culminated yesterday in all our 'big reveals'. It was great fun to see all the wonderful designs and be part of the creativity generated by the exchanges we all took part in. There were some truly droolworthy beauties and it was a pleasure to be one of a very friendly and talented group of designers and if you haven't checked out the other participants yet, do have a look around--it's a major feast for the eyes! All the links are in my post below so drool away!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Let's Party

TahDahhhh! I made a bracelet with my focal bead(s)--a generous trio, and floral clasp from Jeanette in the Bead Soup Party exchange. I love the colors in the beautiful lentils by artist Dawn White and the substantial floral sterling clasp I received. Blues and greens with a dash of black, flowers and leaves and what you get is a simple, sweet bauble to grace the wrist.

With some unexpected family responsibilities this past month, I haven't had much time to 'play' with my stash of jewelry components, so this virtual party gave me a wonderful excuse to take a few minutes for myself and remember why I love playing with beads so much.

Join me today in checking out all the wonderful bead soup designs by the bodacious list of participants below--I know I'm going to love seeing all the great eye candy and I hope you do too! My first stop will be to see what my exchange partner Jeanette, at Jeannette Blix Wire and Metal Jewelry did with the bead soup I sent her!

2. Mallory, For the Love of Beads
3. Terri, Blooming Ideas

5. Lorelei, Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio

7. Erin, Treasures Found

9. Adrienne, Adrienne Designs

11. Laurel, Rue's Daftique

14. Cassie, The Glass Beadle

17. Lisa, Lo and Behold

19. Judith, Judith B.

20. Debbie, Prairie Emporium

24. Marianna, Pretty Shiny Things

25. Lisa, Joolz by Lisa

26. Cristi, 2 If By Sea

30. Leslie, Bei Mondi

31. Loretta, Designs by Loretta

33. Kathie, The Bead Cult

34. Patty, Plays With Fire

35. Nicki, Nicki's Reef

36. Anne Marie, Heart's Desire

39. Emanda, Artemesia's Studio

40. Whitney, Whitney Lassini

41. Marcie, La Bella Joya

42. Suzann, Beadphoria

44. Julie, Credit River Art Glass

45. Janiece, J Birds Garden

47. Laurie, The Mermaid Tale

49. Sue, Sue Beads

51. Nancy, The Rabbit Muse

52. Kristie, Artisan Clay

53. Regina, Regina's Writings

55. Lyn, Lyn Foley

57. Cathryn, Chile Cats

60. Juli, Jul's Beads

61. Julie, RockerJewlz

70. Lynette, Rock Hill Designs

74. Ruthie, Rose Works Jewelry

75. Elizabeth, Turquoise Sky

76. Maire, Maire Dodd

77. Janet, Singing Woods

78. Eileen, Dorset Hill Beads

80. Joann, Jo's Jewels

81. Patti, PJ Clark Designs

85. Dee, Runako Designs

Ready for Tomorrow?

Tomorrow is the big reveal day for all the participants in Lori's Bead Soup sure to check all the links for a dazzling array of eye candy to enjoy!!!!