Friday, April 26, 2013

Bead Soup Reveal

Hellooo! To recap here is what Stephanie from Pixybug Designs sent me for this wonderful Bead Soup Party! Her husband Chris is a fabulous glass artist and the lovely focal, flowers and accent beads were made by him. Stephanie sent me a loaded bag let me tell ya and I have to say that I have alot left to play with. But here is what I did use now. Drum roll......
I paired the gorgeous faceted white crystals with some vintage white enameled chain,  ocean jasper, antique brass chain and glass jump rings from Hanson Stone. I broke up the chain links that Stephanie sent me and stacked them for a focal. They make the best clinky noise!!!! And I finished it off with that sweet little flower toggle she sent. 

Now this piece I had together immediately. I opened the box, saw the luscious focal and knew I had to pair it with ceramic rings and caps from Petra at Scorched Earth. I used painted gold wood beads, covered a few with recycled denim and placed Stephanie's faceted purple crystals. A few pyrite rounds, ocean jasper roundels and Indonesian glass act as spacers.

Don't ya just dig how all the colors play so well together?!?!?
I have just been in a fiber mood lately too. (Just bought a small "lap loom"- that will be another post.) So I crocheted some flowers with some of my favorite art yarn and attached Chris' beautiful glass flowers to them. I sewed them all together for a focal and strung them onto some polymer beads I made and plum vintage Lucite.

I have more "starts" with the other goodies from Stephanie. Thank you Stephanie! I had a blast this round. And HUGE HUGE THANKS to Lori Anderson who is a super hero:) Check out her blog to see all the participants. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Bead Soup Reveal Move

As is typical in my life lately I did not finish my soup piece in time for tomorrow's/today's reveal. I will be showing my creations next Saturday, April 20. Above is the soup fixins' that Stephanie Haussler from Pixybug Designs sent (just in case you missed my earlier post.) Loads of goodness to work with here! It has indeed been a challenge for me, but I am almost there! Make sure to stop over at Stephanie's blog to see what she came up with. I can't wait!!! See you next week:)

Friday, April 5, 2013

Focus on Life - Up Close

Focus on Macro! (Although a little out of focus-didn't use my tripod) But check out my new glass beads!!!! I found a new bead shop and these didn't just speak to me, they screamed! Head over to Sally's blog and find out what the others were focused on this week.