Monday, March 24, 2014

My Soup Arrived!

Well, actually it arrived last weekend but this is the way things get posted around here - in a relaxed way!  
Here are some pictures of the awesome beads I received from my partner, Denise Petersen of Reinvented Objects
 Look at that color palette - one of my favorite - blues and blue-greens and bronzey colors.  Pearls and pyrite and vintage glass and little lampwork beads and sea glass and tiger's eye and handmade components.
**These pieces were made by Denise Petersen.
I told Denise that there are two things I would love to learn to do - soldering and resin - and she does them both.  Aren't the key and compass cool?  It looks the key has been on the piece of metal so long that they "melted" together.  (And she does some resin work - look at her website - there are some really pretty hearts on it!)
Now I just have to get to making something...   I have some ideas, just need to take the time to make them!

Friday, March 14, 2014

What's Cookin'?

 8th Bead Soup Blog Party
It's that time of year again for the Bead Soup Blog Hop, organized by Lori Anderson.  It's my second year participating and its a pretty awesome concept.  Lori, God Bless Her!, takes all the names and sets them all up with partners and emails the information and out and then troubleshoots and makes the final list so we can all hop blogs at the end.  It's a lot of her work on her end but it certainly makes for a very fun hop.  And today is the last day to send out the beads, and so I got mine out yesterday - cutting it close.

I think Lori really picked a partner well for me this year.  My partner is also a Denise and the similarities don't end there.  We both have husbands named Kevin, 3 kids and are nurses.  Denise makes some really neat jewelry with vintage finds and encompasses some things that I would like to learn but haven't taken (or gotten) the time to do just yet - soldering and resin.  Check out her blog at:

Here are a sneak pick of the beads I sent my partner:

A little variety!