Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I Love My Bead Soup!!

My bean soup arrived today. I tenderly opened the package with excitement and a little trepidation. You see, I'm a newbie. There were six packets of beads, silk scraps, focal points and clasps. In addition, there was a vintage rhinestone necklace and a key watch! I was so pleased. thank you, Lauren Potts. Here's a photo of the lot.

Lauran included a note with each bead etc. named. That taught me a lot. Here are some close ups.

These are riverstone round beads and a  lampwork focal bead that is exquisite!

This is a hand dyed silk scrap, Russian amonazite rounds and genuine pearl beads.

This photo shows antique brass filigree pieces, vintage green glass beads and a druzzy agate pendant.

I love natural stones. Actually, the other side of the agate is even prettier!

Here's the vintage rhinestone necklace and the watch key.

Hand dyed purple silk wrap and a set of lampwork beads to die for.

I can't wait to jump into these projects. My creative juices  are flowing.
Once Lauren gets her soup, I'll put up a picture of what I sent her. I don't want to spoil the surprise. I did my beginner best on her soup. I hope she likes it.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Lauren Potts: Experienced Jewelry Designer

I'm excited to be part of this years Bead Soup Blog Party! You are teamed up with another jeweler. You each send some bead soup to each other. then the fun begins. You must create some gorgeous jewelry with the supplies that you recieve.

My partner’s name is Lauren Potts and she makes Handmade Jewelry! She’s had a total of 9 individual items published in a variety of beading magazines throughout the last few years that include Bead Trends, Stringing Magazine and Jewelry Affaire.

Lauren work mainly with natural elements. Stones, shells, bone, wood, horn, etc. She also like crystals and creative glass pieces, but enjoys working with gemstones the most.

Her motto and goal is to strive to make one of a kind pieces for those who are one of a kind. In the jewelry business however, there usually isn't a beaded design that hasn't already been done or a technique that nobody else knows about. That being said her creativity and individuality comes from the designing of those techniques and her color schemes. Color combos and coordination are her strongest points.

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Check out beautiful jewelry!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Sneak Peek of the Bead Soup I'm Sending

I'm anxiously awaiting my bead soup from my partner Lauren Potts. Here is a peek at the soup I'll be sending her soon. Stay tuned.