Monday, December 26, 2011

A New Challenge

Well 2012 is just around the corner and I've signed up for yet another challenge (it keeps my mind young).

 This time I'm joining Beading Daily's bead-along: Earrings everyday for January.
 If anyone would like to join me you can find the challenge here

So that's 31 pairs of different earrings.  Are you up for a challenge?  Hmm, I think I need to get my ears pierced.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween 2011

    This isn't my normal post on my jewelry, but I was thrilled with the results and just had to share. I made my kids costumes this year. 
    My youngest son is autistic and rarely asks me for anything.  This year he asked to be a smurf. So after looking at many costume sights, and finding it sold out, I gave up and made it. I did not even have a bought pattern. I had to make up my own out of an old Halloween costume that was two sizes too small.  The gloves and booties I bought at a dollar store. To get the blue face makeup I added blue eye shadow to white base clown makeup. I think it came out pretty good. As a matter of fact everyone thought I bought it at the store. 
    My older son wanted a homemade costume too.  I bought the shirt and the shorts that were too big, so that it would work with the cardboard head. I covered it in construction paper and he drew the face. I made the odd shape tie out of cardboard and cloth. He got an amazing amount of compliments for the costume. They both had a great time.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

What a Party!!

        Well I finally finished blog hopping, 361 blogs in 7 days!! This is my first bead soup blog party, and I was blown away by all the fabulously talented artists who participated.
I hope I get chosen to participate in next year's bead soup blog party. 
Thank you Lori Anderson of "Pretty things" for letting me participate in a truly awesome event! 

     The next Bead Soup blog party will be held in March 2012, and will be limited to 200 participants who will be chosen lottery style.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party Begins!!!!!

So the big day is here. YAY!!!!! This is my finished project. I added ribbons, cloth roses and seed beads to what my partner sent me. The focal was a big challenge to me, but I really like the end results. Thanks Allison!! Below is a list of all who participated and their partners.


This is what I started with in case you missed my previous post

Here's the link to my partner Allison's bead soup creations!

Click on each name to go to their blogs.
These are the partner pairs.
The Hostess, Lori Anderson and her partner, Manuela Wutschke
19. Anna Sabina­­­­ and Erin Siegel
140. Mary Hicks and Laurel Steven
For a total of 362 participants!