Saturday, May 10, 2014

I was Blessed with 2 partners this year!! I was soooo Excited to meet the wonderfully talented Veronica Campos Holstrom.  Veronica sent me a lovely soup that had these great rectangular beads in a green/white/and red/soft blueish collage type pattern on them.  Really cool and i had seen them before!!!  They have a mother of pearl sheen to them as well!!I paired those with the bicone purpley crystals and the pearl beads and then I added the wonderful focal!!1 a Bird House with it's own little birdie!!!  So cute.  I put it on the necklace and looked at it ... looked again...hmmm just not...hmmm... Oh I know!!! I put same color metal filigree behind the house .  That worked I love this. Then I added some crystals to the tassel said that i love it and I was done!!! I have lots more beads from Veronica that I have been working with.  i will post those later....!!! Thank you so much for visiting me!!!  i really had a wonderful time.  Have a Blessed Day!!!
I wanted to say Thank you again the Amazing and Wonderful Lori McDaniel Anderson for all of her incredible work!!! You are my Hero and an inspiration to all of us!!!  Have a Blessed Day!!!

It is Here, It is Here!!! Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal Date 2014!!!

I want to extend my sincerest and Heartfelt Thank yous to LORI MCDANIEL ANDERSON!!!  Her amazing hard work in the face of serious illness and months of recovery is nothing short of Miraculous!!!  I also know that Lori had some much needed help from Lisa Liddy so many thanks to you as well Lisa.  there might be some others that were helping as well, so If I missed you I am truly sorry.  And last but certainly not least is Lori's Amazing and considerate and wonderful Husband and Lori's Sweet and great son!!! Thank you for all you do and just for being you!!!This is my second year of being able to do the BSBP!!!  I am having even more fun this year!!! I have 2 Fabulous partners and will blog about each separately.
This blog is about my Sweet New Friend in Sonora, California.  RAIN HANNAH!  Rain is smart and very very talented. She is also amazingly generous!
 When I got all of the amazing goodies I posted lots of pictures.  With all the issues with pictures today, I am just going to show you completed projects! LOL...I don't want to push my luck!!!  I love love love agates and jaspers and all of those types of stones and Rain gave some really beautiful ones to work with her. [In the blog with the pic etc... are also the names of the designers that made the clasp on this necklace and all of the names of the stones in this as well.  I used a few flat turquoise nuggets and some 6mm jasper rounds, and a few crystals etc... but the bulk of this necklace is all the fun beads that Rain sent.  I really love asymmetric designs and I really wanted to show off that amazing clasp so I used the printed sari silk as a chain on one side and the agates and chalcedony, flat freshwater pearl coins and the filler beads to make a double strand of yummmyness!!! I used the agate focal as a counter balance and added a couple of copper accent charms.  I love how this turned out.
I have a few pieces left to play with including a wonderful focal. so that will be done later.

 I knew when i saw the tile from Rain that I wanted to do what I call an assembled type of necklace.  I had some really nicely textured copper rings that do not open so I used o rings in bronze to link them together.  I usually use several types and colors of metal in this type of necklace.  This is very long and would work great with jeans and a t shirt or that great dress you just bought.  Just below here you will see a really good pic of the tile that Rain sent me!!!  I just love it!!!
 I used a copper leaf clasp and some japer rounds, an embossed key and some speaking tags to add movement and definition to the necklace.  I macrame the lampies that Rain sent in with copper spacers and flat coin pearls. I love the waxed linen cord she sent that was really fun to work with!!!  I used some czech pressed glass leaves, a couple of other charms  a lovely jasper pendant to keep the color and texture flowing from top to bottom!!!  there a couple of more pictures below this one  I had a Blast with this!  Hope you love it!!! Have a Blessed Day!