Sunday, July 8, 2012

I Heart Macro 07082012

Bead Soup Blog Party style!
 Beautiful Jasper drop pendant
 Fun, colorful ribbon (that was very hard to photograph)

And a gorgeous crocheted fiber and wire pendant, made by the talented Lola Surwillo of Bead Lola Bead!

Today I'm joining Lori Plyler of Studio Waterstone for "I Heart Macro" slash "I Heart Close Ups: Up Close Photography for Macro Makers and the Camerologically Challenged".

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Please click on the link above to view photos by other participants, or to join in the fun with your own macro photo.
 
Enjoy your week!

My Soup Ingredients Have Arrived!

My Bead Soup ingredients from Lola Surwillo of Bead Lola Bead arrived last Monday and I'm so excited to start making my soup!

 I love the ribbon that Lola used and will be incorporating it into one of my Bead Soup pieces!  This also sets the tone for the beautiful soup ingredients inside the box.


The box contains a generous portion of Bead Soup ingredients and I'll be able to make several BS pieces!  I love the colors that Lola picked!  Blues and greens and just a dash of red.  And look at the colors in the Jasper drop!


And the pièce de résistance!  Lola's beautiful fiber and wire crocheted pendant and a set of her handmade, polymer clay beads!  Lola also included some vintage seed beads that came from a 1920's era dress.  They're a gorgeous mix of greens and I would have loved to see the dress that they came from.


My yummy Bead Soup ingredients also include Swarovski crystals, Australian Jasper rounds, Turquoise rounds, Jasper drop pendant, Jade rounds, ceramic beads, gunmetal toggle, gunmetal jump rings, silver toggle and a silver jump ring.


Our reveal date is August 11th, which will be here before you know it!  Yikes!  That only leaves me 4 more weekends to work on my soup and one of those weekends I'll be out of town!  I better start pulling out my Bead Soup mixing utensils and get to work!

Enjoy your week!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

My BSBP Partner


I'm very excited to be participating in Lori Anderson's 6th Bead Soup Blog Party and even more excited to be partnered with the talented Lola Surwillo of Bead Lola Bead.

Lola makes beautiful jewelry, like this romantic bracelet
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And this gorgeous necklace and earring set with crocheted wire and bead focal.
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She participates in Jeannie's Echo Creative Club and has been featured in Bead Treads Magazine.

 Visit Lola on Etsy, where you will find more of her jewelry, along with handmade polymer clay beads
Polymer Clay Beads -- Purple -- Rondelle
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and lovely crochet scarfs 
Beaded Skinny Scarf and/or Belt -- Night Black
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 My bead soup ingredients are on their way to Lola's and here's a sneak peek of what I sent.
 
Lola's soup ingredients to me are also in the mail and I'll post pictures as soon as they arrive.  We signed up for the August 11th reveal date and I'm grateful to have a little extra time to design my piece.

Enjoy your week!

I Heart Macro 07012012

I really miss working with clay
 I miss the way it feels, wet or dry 

I miss the way it smells
I miss the hand building, wheel throwing


Muddy mess of it



I miss the feel of satisfaction when the finished piece comes out of the kiln
I'm joining Lori Plyler of Studio Waterstone for "I Heart Macro" slash "I Heart Close Ups: Up Close Photography for Macro Makers and the Camerologically Challenged".

studio waterstone

Please click on the link above to view photos by other participants, or to join in the fun with your own macro photo.
 
Enjoy your week!

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