What an honor ! Since this was my first time doing this, and I am a beginning jewelry artist I was very nervous. A blog party is where you sign up for an event and are randomly matched with a partner somewhere in the world. the 6th Bead soup Party had nearly 400 participants from 45 states in the United States and 25 other countries !
It took me a bit to figure out exactly what was required of me and proceed to get it all together ! Everyone was so friendly and helpful.
I was partnered with Paige Maxim from Readfield, Maine, here in the United States.
This is the soup I sent to Paige
You can go to her web page to see the creations she made from these ingredients
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
Here is the delightful soup I received from Paige
I will be the first to admit I am a beginner in jewelry making. I have taken a couple of simple classes from a local lady and watched the videos on the internet, bought a few magazines and studied all the photos. I have done some basic stringing, following the instructions as best I can. Paige had included a spool of wire ..... that means ... wire working, wire wrapping ! I have never done any of that. Several email conversations with a wonderful lady in Washington and I started my first attempts at it. Ended up cutting a good deal of that up and starting over. all part of the learning process. In the end I was starting to get the hang of letting the tools do the work and just being the guide.
I received generous portions of Chalcendy , Lucite flowers, plastic flowers, swarovski crystals,a clasp from LynnDavis made of PMCL Bronze, carnelian,a ceramic butterfly created by RoundRabbit, vintage Lucite Moonglow rounds, Brazilian sodalite, and a spool of wire.
Here are the items I created.
That was the first set, Also made this set...
And was so excited I made another set ...
And then attempted to make bracelets.
Bracelet making seemed like it would be so easy . Phhfffttt not so !
I have taken the blue and white one apart and redone it at least 9 times now and still not happy with it.
All in all, I had a grand time, learned SO much from this adventure.
Thank you so much
Lori Anderson for the invitation to the wonderful world of jewelry creating and blog hopping,
Ann B for all the wonderful help and patience - could not have done it without you,
Paige Maxim for the bead soup and the challenge.
You can find the reveals of other participants here: