Sunday, March 4, 2012

Giveaway by Agi

Yesterday I was exploring and hopping around and found this fantastic blog Moon Safari Beads,   Agi is having a wonderful giveaway.  If you have the chance go to her site and check it out.
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Saturday, March 3, 2012


The revel day is finally here and I am so excited.   First of all, apologizes are in order I haven't written all month and I will explain why in another post.  My wonderful partner,  Christie  and I were made for each other.  Thank you Lori for your wise and  great pairing!  Christie and have several things in common not only our love of  beading and Christ, but the joy we have in our daughters.  It is wonderful to see the love and happiness that shines in Christie's photos.
    Now on to the soup--- I received a fantastic soup from Christie.

Wow, the selection I had to chose from.  I attacked the blue beads and chain first.  I have had an idea floating around in my head for awhile about using chain, beads, and a donut.  I have a large rose quartz donut for four years now crying for a home and Christie gave me the perfect home for it.

I do not work with chain so this project stretched my imagination. I was challenged to figure out how to work the donut, beads and chain together.  I used the chain, blue beads, and clasp that Christie sent and added the pink beads and donut from my stash.  Next came matching earrings.  These got reworked four times because I could not figure out how to get the donuts to hang straight.

I have already worn the set to work and everyone loved them!

Next, I pulled out the seed beads and all the Brown and cream beads Christie sent.  This was the project I took on my cruise.  While everyone else was reading a book sunning on the deck, I was cheerfully beading away.  My project started out as peyote stitch bracelet which morphed into a freeform netted bracelet embelished with the creams and brown beads.  I only added the briolettes.  I was going to bead the clasp, then decide to use a magnetic clasp and finally made the bracelet into a bangle.  I love the results!  (Mom's response was "This is really great but I can't wear it. It is too big for my wrist."  Ha Ha There was logic to me madness!

Finally, I realize this morning that I had not used the focal pieces Christie sent.  So back to the chain, the focal pieces,  headpins, the rattail cording, and the bead caps she sent along with a few lampworked beads I had.

This was a quick project because I had hand surgery yesterday afternoon and knew I would not be in shape to bead this evening.  I like how it turned out and was very pleased how confident I was working with the chain.

Lori,  thank you so very much for the chance to meet Christie and to be a part of this Bead Soup Blog Hop!

For my followers, HOP around and see what everyone else created!
1.  Adlinah Kamsir (Singapore) and Hajer Waheed (Kingdom of Bahrain)
2. Adrienn Lukacs (Hungary) and Agata Grygiel (Poland)
3.  Agi Kiss (Hungary) and Carolien Muller-Genger (the Netherlands)
4.  Agnes Asztalos (Hungary) and B.R. Kuhlman
7.  Alicia Marinache (Canada) and Dita Basu
15.  Bonnie Coursolle (Canada) and Fay Wolfenden (Canada)
16.  Carmel McGinley (Australia) and Tracy Stillman (Australia)
21.  Cheryl Brown (Canada) and Diana Ptaszynski
22.  Christina Stofmeel (the Netherlands) and Eva Kovacs (Hungary)
24.  Cilla Watkins (Canada) and Elaine Robitaille (Canada)
25.  Sabrina Straub (Switzerland) and Kathy Combs
32.  Dee Elgie (UK) and Joanne Lockwood (UK)
33.  Dian Hierschel (Germany) and Eniko Fabian (Austria)
34.  Diane Cook and Lyn Foley
35.  Donna Bohler and Lisa Lodge
37.  Doris Stumpf (Germany) and Eszter Czibulyas (Hungary)
39.  Elke Leonhardt-Rath (Germany) and Marjolein Trewavas (UK)
41.  Erika Nooteboom (the Netherlands) and Giorgia Rossini (Italy)
42.  Erin Grant and Jean Wells
43.  Evelyn Duberry (Canada) and Gaea Cannaday
45.  Ginger Bishop (military, Okinawa) and Martina Nagele (Germany)
48.  Helene Goldberg (Australia) and Karen Vincent
54.  Joanna Matuszczyk (Poland) and Julianna Kis (Hungary)
55.  Joanne Tinley (UK) and Michaela Pabeschitz (Austria)
57.  Karen Hess and Linda Landig
61.  Kathy Lindemer and Rose Binoya
65.  Kristina Johansson (Sweden) and Penny Neville (Canada)
66.  Krisztina Erlaki-Toth (Hungary) and Nicole Keller (Germany)
67.  Lara Lutrick and Lisa Suver
68.  Laura DeMoya and Lisa Hanna
 72.  Lisa Liddy and Marion Simmons
76.  Lori Finney (Canada) and Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp (Canada)
78.  Marta Kaczerowska (Poland) and Milla Starchik (Canada)
83.  Michelle Jensen and Sandra Young (Canada)
84.  Nan Emmett and Nicole Valentine-Rimmer (Canada)
87.  Pam Hurst and Rebekah Payne
89.  Rebecca Anderson (UK) and Lori Anderson
92.  Rosa Maria Cuevas (Mexico) and Tejae Floyde
93.  Sabine Dittrich (Germany) and Sally Russick
95.  Shanti Johnson and Tracy Mok (Canada)
97.  Sonya Stille and Traci Zeller (Canada)
98.  Stefanie Teufel (Germany) and Tania Hagen (New Zealand)
100.  Terri Wlaschin and Wendy Blum