I did finish one bracelet last week--a custom order for an amber and aquamarine charm bracelet themed towards the sea. Lots of sterling silver with agate, amber, round and coin pearls and artisan lampwork. It was a fun, quick and simple project that gave me a brief diversion from my daily trek to the 'flavor of the day' bridal salon! I like to tease about it, but what could be more fun than watching your daughter try on gorgeous gowns that make her look like a princess every day. Nothing else to report from here, just a quick hello..now back to the salt mines, lol.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Well, I've been awful and, that's the truth!!!! Once again life has gotten away from me and my blog has been sorely neglected for some time now. First off, I need to tell you about a delightful exchange I joined--Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Party! http://lorianderson.blogspot.com/2009/12/bead-soup-party-and-bead-swap.html
So many wonderful designers of jewelry and components are participating and I got a fabulous partner--Jeanette Blix. http://www.fundametals.net/ http://www.jeanetteblix.com/ I sent her some things to play with up top is a picture of the beauties I got from her. We're all going to be making the "GRAND REVEAL" on February 10th!!!! So stop by to see what I did with my bead soup...and check out all the other participants as well---here's a link to all 85 of us---wow! that is alot of eye candy to look forward to.
Party Participants1. Lori, Pretty Things Blog2. Mallory, For the Love of Beads3. Terri, Blooming Ideas4. Cindy, Sweet Bead Studio5. Lorelei, Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio6. Kerry, Kab's Creative Concepts7. Erin, Treasures Found8. Jeannette, Jeannette Blix Wire and Metal Jewelry9. Adrienne, Adrienne Designs10. Nan, Spirit Rattles11. Laurel, Rue's Daftique12. Nancy, Beading From the Heart13. Mary, MK's Creative Musings14. Cassie, The Glass Beadle15. Dot, Winchell Clayworks16. Sharon, Sharon's Jewelry Garden17. Lisa, Lo and Behold18. Norma, Bead Dreams and Moonlit Fantaseas19. Judith, Judith B.20. Debbie, Prairie Emporium21. Maria, Garden Path Beads22. Susan, Kaplan Creations Jewelry and Glass Design23. Melissa, Melissa Meman: Art, Love, Life24. Marianna, Pretty Shiny Things25. Lisa, Joolz by Lisa26. Cristi, 2 If By Sea27. Sandra, Marbella Jewelry Design28. Maria, Greene Earth Originals29. Barbara, Jewelry of Distinction30. Leslie, Bei Mondi31. Loretta, Designs by Loretta32. Linda, Bella Bead Jewelry33. Kathie, The Bead Cult34. Patty, Plays With Fire35. Nicki, Nicki's Reef36. Anne Marie, Heart's Desire37. Mary, Mary Harding Jewelry38. Jayne, Mama's Got to Doodle39. Emanda, Artemesia's Studio40. Whitney, Whitney Lassini41. Marcie, La Bella Joya42. Suzann, Beadphoria43. Jen, Jen Judd Rocks44. Julie, Credit River Art Glass45. Janiece, J Birds Garden46. Kate, Organic Odysseys47. Laurie, The Mermaid Tale48. Michelle, My Crazy Crafty Adventure49. Sue, Sue Beads50. Janeen, Janeen 36551. Nancy, The Rabbit Muse52. Kristie, Artisan Clay53. Regina, Regina's Writings54. Tari, Pearl and Pebble55. Lyn, Lyn Foley56. Beth, Sunshine Daydreamz57. Cathryn, Chile Cats58. Emma, Fred Bean's Nook59. Connie, Cetta Cheese Chatter60. Juli, Jul's Beads61. Julie, RockerJewlz62. Libby, LibbyLeu and Glass Too63. Melanie, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles64. Katie, My Life and My Beads65. Zuleykha, Zuleykha's Polymer Clay66. Rekella, Me But a Little More in Depth67. Ricki, What's New at Ricki Voges Design68. Lisa, Lucid Moon Studio69. Jo, Daisychain Jewellery70. Lynette, Rock Hill Designs71. Lynne, Island Girl's Insights73. Chas, One Woman's Haven74. Ruthie, Rose Works Jewelry75. Elizabeth, Turquoise Sky76. Maire, Maire Dodd77. Janet, Singing Woods78. Eileen, Dorset Hill Beads79. Julie, Miss Kitten's Jewels80. Joann, Jo's Jewels81. Patti, PJ Clark Designs82. Mel, Kookie Designs83. Erin, Every Heart Crafts84. Dale, Flights of Fancy85. Dee, Runako Designs
Now for my excuses...Em's, as you might have heard earlier, got engaged over the holidays and is planning a July wedding...most likely in Brazil....sooooo, trying to get organized is slightly overwhelming. This week we spent every day trying on wedding gowns of every style and shape, fabric and emblishment and I'm happy to say a selection has been made (ivory silk with a touch of reimbroidered alencon lace, designed in Spain)....that's one thing down and only about a million more to go...who knew weddings were so complex...and with so many choices. I'll try to get organized and find a little time to play with jewelry...but for now I'm giving myself a pass while I put some precious mother-daughter time at the very top of my list. I'll keep you posted with little tidbits and sneak peaks of our progress, with hopefully a jewelry design or two wedged in now and then. Thanks for understanding and HUGS to you all!!!!