Sunday, May 11, 2014

8th Bead Soup Blog Hop!!!

I have had the fortune of being able to participate in this fabulous event for the third time!

I have been given the pleasure of having been paired up this time with Patty Gasparino.

Patty, was very generous in sending me this incredible assortment of beads and focal pieces for my bead soup!

Isn't she fabulous!

She sent all of these beads inside this lovely packaging along with a sweet card!

and this....

Patty, has not only inspire me with this bead soup but also made me think out the box with my creativity. I really wanted to challenge myself this time and she has been successful in helping me do that.

Look at that enchanting focal ceramic piece made by Thea Elements, and these
 fantastic lampwork beads by Bubby & Mc Gurk.

I also used the seed beads from SugarBeads, along with the many other beads and leather that she sent me.

I had lots of fun making these earrings with these great butterfly beads and dragonfly links.

My daughter's are already fighting over all of threes pieces!

These amazing filagree focals are made by Gardanne Enamel.

I really, "Fell Head Over Heals", over this spectacular clasp made by Cat Pruitt from Boo Beads.  I also used some of the awesome rough cut Apatite semi-precious stones she sent me too!

I would like to wish all the mother's out there a, "Happy Mother's Day"!!!

I want to personally thank Patty Gasparino, for the lovely bead soup! 

I also want to personally thank Lori Anderson, for creating and arranging this wonderful "Bead Soup Blog Hop!"

I would also like to thank everyone for stopping by my blog to see my reveal!

Please take some time to see the other wonderful reveal's and most especially my Bead Soup partner Patty Gasparino!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

7th Bead Soup Blog Reveal!!!

Welcome to the 3rd Reveal of Lori Anderson's 7th Bead Soup Blog Party!!!

This is my second time participating in this wonderful event!

My partner this time for the swap is Mary K. McGraw.

She sent me a wonderful assortment of all these beads, including a ceramic pendant that Nan Emmet of Spirit Rattles created!

She sent all these lovely beads in a very creative little package too!

Isn't it fabulous!

I truly felt very creative after receiving all of this!!!

With all of this creative inspiration, I went ahead and created this great necklace using all of the terrific beads and focal and clasp that Mary sent me!

Here's a close up of Nan Emmet's ceramic pendant.

I would like to thank my partner Mary K. McGraw, for the lovely soup she sent me! I also want to thank Lori Anderson, for coordinating this awesome Bead Soup Party! 

I would also like to thank everyone for stopping by my blog to see my reveal!

Please take some time to see the other wonderful reveal's!

Monday, February 18, 2013

i heart macro

I saw this little guy smiling at me when I was outside last week watching the rain coming down from my patio. I could not resist but to take a picture of him. He was such a good little model during the whole time!

I also wanted to include one of my favorite pictures of the orchid blooms that I took during last week too!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Focus on Life; Week 7

Flowers have been a passion of mine for some time, so you can only imagine when I saw this weeks focus that I became really excited!

I immediately went outside and started taking pictures of all the beautiful flowers that truly evoke excitement and lots of happiness to me!

Since I was a child I had always been surrounded by beautiful and exotic flowers. My mother's happiness was her plants so I guess I carried on the trait.

I am hoping that at least one of my six children will find some of their happiness in this too!

Thank you Sally, for allowing me to share this with all of you!

Please take some time and visit Sally's blog to see all of the other members wonderful flowers too!

Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Focus on Life: Week 6

This little girl is my Rosebud! She just turned eight last month. She has been my constant unconditional love for all these years. 

She is so sweet with me and the kids and truly makes us laugh when she does her spins down the hill in the front yard.

Rosebud loves to swim in our pool, especially when the kids sing, " Ring-around-the-Rosy!" She always jump in right on queue, on the part of, "We all fall down!" 

She is truly amazing!

Please take some time to visit Sally's blog and see how the other members have found their love!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Focus on Life: Week 5

This week I joined Sally Russick's; Focusing on Life 52 photos journey. I was so delighted to start on this weeks' focus with capturing hearts! This gave me the opportunity to become creative with my surroundings. 

So I found hanging on my cork board a sun-cathcher heart that my daughter Alexi, gave me when she was in fourth grade. I decided to take it off the cork board for the first time in almost three years. I hung it on one of my oak trees and saw how it captured the light form the sun so wonderfully. What a treat!

As I was taking pictures of my daughter's sun-catcher I noticed this adorable little heart leaf on one of my Alocasia plants that was near the oak tree. I could not resist and took a picture of one of natures own creation. Thank you again Sally, for allowing me to join this fantastic journey with you and everyone else! Please take time and visit Sally's blog to see all of the other members heart journeys.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

I am back with my Bead Soup Reveal!!!

Welcome to the 3rd Reveal of  Lori Anderson's 6th Bead Soup Blog Party Hop!!! 

This is my first time participating in this wonderful event with 400 attendees!

I was given the pleasure to be paired up with my lovely partner, Sandi Mazell, of DoBeDoBeadDo, for this great event! She sent me all these great beads and clasps. I now finally get to show you all three of the fabulous goodies that I have made with them.

The first piece I made, were these delightful earrings with the leaf pendants. I also used the pretty flower bead caps with some of the moonstone beads. I included some of my own green and amber color glass beads too!

The second piece I made, is this delicious bracelet with Sandi's, yummy handmade polymer beads along with some dyed Agate beads that she sent me. I also used the awesome snake clasp too!

The third and final piece I made, is this charming necklace. I wired some of  the frosted sea glass beads onto the ceramic butterfly pendant that Sandi hand-made. I also included some of my amber color glass beads along with the multi-color pearls that were in my bead soup. I added again some more of the  remaining flower bead caps to the ceramic butterfly pendant.

I really enjoyed creating all of these pieces with the magnificent bead soup that Sandi sent me! I also want to thank Lori Anderson, for hosting this amazing event! She has worked so hard on this event!!!
I am looking forward to hopping on all of the blogs that are listed below to see all of their lovely creations! Please join me first to see what Sandi, has created with the bead soup that I have sent her! I am soooo excited to see!!! Here's the link to Sandi's blog;

Hostess, LoriAnderson, Pretty Things

Agi Kiss, Moonsafari Beads  
Alice Peterson, AliceDreaming

Alison Sachs, Beads by Earthtones
Amanda Dittloff, Passion Smashin'
Andra Marasteanu, Bijoux de Monanage
Angie Szlovak, SweetBeads
Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
Ann Sherwood, Ann's Blog
Arlene Dean, A Glass Bash
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution
Barbara Blaszczyk,laboratorim Flory

Bianca Odenthal, Zydies Glasperlen
Birgit Klughardt, GitesBeads
Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry
Bonnie Coursolle,  Jasper Gems
Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini

Charlene Jacka, Clay Space
Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
Cheryl Foiles, Get Your Bead On
Christie Murrow, CharisDesigns Jewelry
 Christina Miles, Wings n Scales
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads
Christine Stonefield, SweetGirl Design
Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design
CJ Bauschka, 4 His GloryCreations
Claire Smith, Embergrass Jewelry
Cynthia Riggs, Cynth's Blog
Dawn Pierro, Turtle Moon Designs
Dee Elgie, Cherry Obsidia
Donetta Farrington, SimplyGorgeous

Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Eileen Snyder, Dorset Hill Beads
Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
Evelyn Duberry, Sheba Makeda
Fay Wolfenden, Torch Fairy

GenevaCollins, Torque Story
Grace Dorsey, Fan of the Flame
Gretchen Nation,  Art Food Lodging

Hannah Annear, Squintessential
Hajer Waheed, My Beaded World
Heather Goldsmith, As I Bead It
Heather Otto, TheCraft Hopper
Heidi Kingman, My Bead Therapy
Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
Isolina Perez, Isolina Perez
Jacqueline Keller, CreARTelier
Janeen Sorensen, Wild Vanilla Designs
Jean Peter, Jean P. Designs

Jennifer Judd, JenJudd Rocks
Jennifer L Justman, Soul's Fire Designs
Joanna Matuszczyk, Bizuteria z filcu
Joanne Brown, Jo's Jewels
Joanne Lockwood, Jo Bunkum
Joyce Becker, Joyce's Joyful Gems
Judy Riley, Three Red Beads
Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design
Karen Williams, Baublicious
Karin von Hoeren, Creative Ideen

Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Kate Richbourg, We Can Make That at Home

Katrin Lembke, AllesPerle
Kathy Combs, Torched in Texas
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Kelly Hosford Patterson, Traveling Side Show

Klaudette Koon, Only Road
Laura Guenther, Blue Antiquities

Laurie Lalonde, Simply Mod Jewelry
Lilik Kristiani, Soulof My Embodiment
Linda Younkman, Lindy's Designs
Lisa Chapman, Beach Cat Beads

Loretta Carstensen, Designsby Loretta
Lori Bergmann, Lori BergmannDesign
Lupe Meter, Gem's PC Corner
Lynn Davis, LLYYNN

Malin de Koning, Beadingby Malin
Mandi Effron, Craft-o-licious
Mandy Williamson, Mimi's Beading
Margot Potter, TheImpatient Crafter
Maria Rosa Sharrow, WillowStreet Shops
Marianne Baxter, SimplySeablime Jewelry
Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
Marjolein Trewavas, Room forChange
Marelene Cupo, AmazingDesigns
Marsha Neal, Marsha NealStudio

Marta Kaczerowska, uhuhu
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Michelle Burnett, Reverie andRevival
Michelle Escano-Caballero, The CabbyCrafter
Miko Wiropati, Uniquely Yunikua
Mimi Gardner, OtherCuriosities
Miranda Ackerley, MirandackArts
Natalie McKenna, grubbi

Pam Ferrari, FerrariOriginals
Penny Neville, Copper Penny
Rachel Baron, R. Baron Designs
Rachel Myers, RockabeadJewelry
Rebecca Anderson, Song Beads
Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca'sPlace
Riki Schumacher, Riki Jewelry 

Rose Binoya, Ahtee's Blog
Rossana De Gaspari, Rdegas Blog
Sally Anderson, Wild SallyRoad
Sandi James, Do Be Do Bead Do
Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe

Sandra Wollberg, Cityof Brass Stories
Sarah Goode, Pookledo

Sarah Small, blogby salla
Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings

Sheryl Stephens, Babble Bead
Shiraz Biggie, Secret Song Designs
Solange Collin,  Ahowin Handcrafted Jewelry
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
Stephanie Dixon, The Dixon Chick
Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
Susan Sheehan, Strands of Thought
Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
Sweet Freedom, Sweet Freedom Designs
Tabatha Dinger, Modernly Created

Tanya Boden, Fusion Muse
Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo 
Tracy Stillman, Tracy Stillman Designs

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