Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Bead Soup Party

Sorry I didn't get a chance to share this earlier with you so that you could join in but I have jumped on the Bead Soup band wagon again. Due to a lot of other things going on, I missed the last one.  So I am really excited to participate in this challenge again.  For those of you who don't know what the Bead Soup Party is, the fabulously talented Lori Anderson hosts a Bead Soup Party.  Anyone can sign up and she pairs up the entrants.  You exchange a focal, clasp and some coordianting beads and receive some back.  Then the fun begins, you create!  There is a deadline for when your piece has to be done and there is a lot of blog hopping to check out all the wonderful creations.  I have the utmost respect and awe for Lori - there were over 300 participants this time that she hand matched!  For more information, check out Lori's blog here or specifically about the Bead Soup Party here.

I love the challenge of having to created with things that I may not have chosen myself.  It stretches my imagination to go outside my box.  These are my creations from past Bead Soup Parties. 

I am truly blessed again to be partnered this time with Nan Emmett, Spirited Earth.  Nan is a very talented artist.  She makes wonderful clay beads.  I having been browsing through her blog post and her Etsy shop.  She had a post from last December (12-6-2010) where she shared this awesome ornament.  I love this pendant!  I hope that maybe she will make more for this holiday season so the I can make some ornaments like this.  Anyway, I digress.... I have been having fun picking out beads to send her that I hope she will like but also will challenge her to think outside her box. Well back to my regularly scheduled day, hope yours is wonderful!



Pretty Things said...

Nan is indeed awesome, and I love what you made the other parties! Thanks for being a loyal fan!

Elizabeth said...

So nice to meet o\you!! this is my very first Bead Soup Party !! Your work is stunning and I have hopped on as a follower!!!
Bead On!!