Past blog hops and challenges

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Bead Soup beads have arrived!

Goodies have arrived

My Bead Soup partner, Chris White, sent me some challenging beads in my soup.  They arrived neatly packaged in organza drawstring bags.
Pressed glass squares and glass pearls

Purple and white jade

Jade nuggets, Marsha Neal Studio ceramic pendant, ivory cinnabar

Glass squares, jade rectangles and nuggets

Glass pearls

Ivory cinnabar, white jade, silver spacers and beads caps

Silver spacers, bead caps and toggle clasp, Marsha Neal Studio pendant 

Jade rounds, rectangles, silver spacers and toggle clasp

What to make is now the question.  Do I go for multiple items or one item?  The only requirement is to use the focal bead and the clasp.  So do I only use those items from the soup? That will be the question.  Please come back for the second reveal date of April 6th for this year's Bead Soup Blog Party.

Thanks for stopping by.  Please come back on Friday, March 1, for the Challenge of Music reveal.


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Bead Soup Blog Party partner

I have been remiss in not introducing my Bead Soup Blog Party partner. 

She is Chris White of Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  She has been beading for 6 years and has been published in Bead Trends magazine monthly for the last two years.  She was the featured designer in June 2012.  She does beadweaving and stringing.  She makes the most fabulous jewelry.  I especially liked her black Tila bead bracelet that was in the September 2012 issue.  To see some of her work you can visit her Etsy shop at:  White Dog Jewelry.

This will be her second Bead Soup Blog Party and mine also.  Here are the beads that Chris sent me.

Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

I think I am back with a bang

I have completed and submitted a picture for the January Challenge with Operation Tackle That Bead Stash. 

I have the February Challenge necklace and earrings done, the picture just have to be emailed to the hostess.

I entered a bracelet in Shipwreck Beads bracelet contest. 

I have also entered the Bead Soup Blog Hop but don't know which reveal I will have.

I have also entered the Challenge of Music Blog Hop.

Thanks for stopping by.  Please come again.  Will have some information on my Bead Soup Blog Hop partner.


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Please vote for my bracelet

I have entered a Valentine bracelet

in Shipwreck Beads bracelet contest.  Please visit this link and vote (hopefully for mine)  Mine is on the first page, first column, bottom (8th) row.

Please feel free to visit the site and come back and make a comment.

Thanks for stopping by.