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November 2012

Cup of Bead Soup Reveal Day!

YAY! It's finally here! The reveal day for the Cup of Bead Soup that the lovely Lori Anderson gave away on her blog. Here's the awesome fun things I made with the soup I won. I am so excited to be participating, and I thoroughly enjoyed working with these vintage lucite beads. It's definitely different from my normal fare.

Antique bronze wire, glass pearls, gold plated spacers, brass coins, and lucite.
Fancy hook clasp.

Lucite, glass, and seed beads.
Lucite and chandelier chain earrings.
Lucite, glass pearl, and copper.
Red lucite bead and brass.
Gold coral, antique bronze wire, and gold lucite beads.
Close up of the amazing lucite beads.
Copper tassle earrings.

And believe it or not, I still have a couple more things to finish up on. So stay tuned for a second helping of Soup! ♥

Much love,

Cup of Bead Soup Time (Almost)!

I have been a pretty busy girl here lately. I started a new job, and things have been pretty hectic getting settled in. In short, I am infinitely more busy than I was at my prior job, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It's just been a little difficult adjusting to the new schedule and near impossible to find energy afterwards to focus on much of anything.

To make matters worse, I've been sick on top of it. Hooray for a new work environment and my weakened immune system. I actually managed to get strep throat. That's something I've not had or come in contact with since, well, childhood. Kind of awkward.

Anyhow! I am doing well once again. I've been working on jewelry off and on. Here's one of the things I've created recently that I've posted on Facebook. I'm very guilty at posting things on my personal page and forgetting to share them with the rest of the world. My bad!

Blue lace agate, blue chalcedony, and sea opal in copper.
This necklace was just one of those things that sort of took on a mind of its own. I thought the focal looked like a cloud, so the idea was to create a sort of rain cloud talisman. I get lots of comments on it whenever I wear it about.  :)

Also of note, it is almost Cup of Bead Soup time! I lucked out and won a fantastic set of vintage lucite beads from Lori Anderson, and I am super excited to be participating. The reveal date for the creations is this next Saturday the 10th.

Here's a sneak peak of the amazing beads I get to work with:

Photo by Lori Anderson from Pretty Things Blog
I'm having a really great time designing with these beads. I also have some new beads that have just newly arrived. On top of that, my darling friend Sandra is sending me new beads?? SO EXCITING.

That's it for now. Be watching for the reveal post on Saturday!

Much love,