Past blog hops and challenges

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

I got my bead soup

I got my bead soup and I love it.

My soup partner is Billi R.S. Rothove and she sent me a delicious soup.

Painted Wooden beads in the top of the picture and vintage Wooden Spacers in the bottom part of the picture

   Hemitite beads in triangles and discs along with a mix of rounds and 2mm beads and small bugle beads

A Jaspar Obsidian donut and black glass spacers

 Antique cloisonne beads

Lampwork beads in a dark green with green lampwork spacers

4 lacquered badgers and red antique trading beads

Billi has certainly given me a lot to work with.  I am already percolating ideas in my head and everyone will have to wait to see what I come up with.

Big reveal is Saturday May 2, 2014.  Please be sure to come back to see what I have made.

I am also participating in several other blog hops for the month of April.  The A-Z Challenge is for the entire month.  Each day you write about something that starts with the assigned letter of the alphabet.  I hope to make it through the entire month.  Please come back on Tuesday April 1 to see what I am blogging about.

I am also participating in the The Color of Dreams Blog Hop on Sunday, April 6 and Andrew Thorton's Deep Waters Challenge on Thursday, April 24.
Thank you for stopping by.


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Bead Soup Blog Party beading partner

I found out last week who my beading partner for the 8th Bead Soup Blog Party was. 

She is listed as a visual artist and lives in the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee.  She has been making her craft since 2001.  She has has been blogging since May 2010 showing off her beautiful creations.  She writes about her processes while making items with polymer clay.  She has an Etsy shop where she sells her items while having the most fun.

She is Billi R.S. Rothove of the blog Artist at Work.

Please visit her blog and see the items that she has created.  Billi has already sent her beads out and I hope to have them by next week.

Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, March 1, 2014

Challenge of Music blog hop

I am a child of the '50s and '60s.  I love the early rock 'n roll songs and most of them are ones that I love to listen to.  I looked for focals that reminded me of songs of that era.  I missed out on a couple items that were in a destash event but found these.  Can anyone guess what I song I was thinking of?

Does the big picture help any?

I don't remember ever dancing to this tune.  It only had one artist that made it popular and I was just a little tyke when this first came out in 1955.  That was the year after my brother was born and we were living in Southern California, a long ways away from where this song was first popular.

The artist was a band that started in 1952 and continued to play until its namesake died in 1981.  Does that clue help any?  It was showcased on one of the popular music shows of the late 50s and early 60s based on the east coast in 1960.

I have included a link to a YouTube of the song:

Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock - American Bandstand 1960

I don't remember if I ever watched this particular American Bandstand show but I do remember watching the show after school.

I used clock connectors and added black onyx chips to the bottom loop and a green acrylic bead along with a black round bead to the top connecter and made a pair of earrings.

Be sure to visit the other blogs to see what they have made:  3rd-annual-challenge-of-music

Thank you for stopping by.