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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bead Soups here! The Big Reveal!

Welcome to the 4th Bead Soup Party Reveal... there are 362 particpants from 5 continents and 21 countries... that's a lot of soup!
What I Received !

What the necklace looks like on a human, although there are family members that question the fact that I am human!
I took this picture's hard  to keep a  camera flat in a mirror....

The toggle got turned into earrings, since I had another one just like it and it was much to small for the finished necklace

The necklace on a mini mannequin
strand #1 : I used the focal the Czec crystal beads and the kyanite beads, I also used some labradorite beads and some of my lampworked beads, this strand is knotted using cobalt blue stringth....  this is a link to the focal's maker!

strand # 2 is free form peyote using blue nymo thread and  any beads that I thought were even close to the right colour got incorporated into this strand!

strand #3 is kumihimo done with size 11 seed beads on sewing thread  I think strand 3 took somewhere between 24 and 36 hours to do and after I was half done I really thought that one of the threads should have been blue beads .. but there was no way I was starting over!

What my partner Ann did with the beads I sent her is here (#288)

&   here is a list of all the bead soup participants.  (I'm number 23)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Bead Soup Party Teaser

Well since tomorrow is the great reveal.. I thought I should put up a teaser... actually this is the toggle on the neclace hower it's one I made, the one that was sent to me was used elsewhere!

Can't remeber what the first thing I did to the picture was but the final distortion was to place it in a crystal ball!  I rather like the effect!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Almost Wordless Wednesday & Bead Table Wednesday (BTW)

Well my bead table is empty as my bead soup post is loaded ready for launch on Saturday morning

So instead of beads you get a picture of my favorite flower Nasturtium... It's my favorite flower because it's the only thing that I can grow from seed!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Genius in residence NOT!

I played around with my blog settings about a week ago.... and ever since then I haven't been getting any comments on my blog ????  So I tested by leaving myself one... that worked but then I deleted it so it looked like I'd been spamed... So I asked Jackie from KYDO (keep your designs original) to leave me a comment... she said she did... There still weren't any comments.... sigh, so then I went looking and guess where I found them? In a file under comments, called 'awaiting moderation'...!

I was under the illusion that I would get an email telling me that I had received a comment.... WRONG  Oh well all is well The 11 lost comments have now been found and published and I have discovered that I also have a spam folder and it is now empty!

And I discovered that I am allowed to leave comments on my own blog without them being moderated... Who would have figured!?

And since all blog posts must have an image... The jellyfish I made to replace Ghost Jelly... THis one is not nearly as stunning ... the original tenticles where fone in green,,, they did not show up ... so I redid them in white, but they are too close to the surface so got polished off!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Almost Wordless Wednesday & Bead Table Wednesday (BTW)

Two sides of a  pendant that I just finished,  it was made to match a bracelet that I made about 5 years ago... black, edp and pea green.  I had to make her the chain too as she wanted a 14 inch chain.  I thought I was small but I can barely do up the clasp!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Birthday Card

Look at the awesome hand made Birthday Card that I found in the mailbox yesterday from Texas! It was inspired by my tree beads!  I love it!