Tuesday, February 18, 2014

I Made The List!

Yahoo!!! What's all the excitement about? Well, I did make the Bead Soup Blog Party list of participants!!! You can read all about the party  at http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/! My name is on the list of the first 490 participants!!! This thing is huge! It spans the globe! Lori Anderson & her husband have been working overtime organizing lists, notifying participants & I can't even imagine all of the things that need to be done to make this work! I am so thankful & I'm truly honored to be a part of  The 8th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party! I have some work to do as well! I wonder who I'll be partnered with? I have been gathering gorgeous beads & components that I haven't actually separated into individual soups yet but I can't wait to start playing! 

I've ordered some Swellegant Metal Coatings & Patinas & I'm eagerly awaiting their arrival! Ugh! I'm the most impatient person when it comes to waiting for something that I'm excited about! I've been wanting to try them for some time now & I finally took the plunge & bought them. Because I'm on such a tight budget I decided to make, or I should say try to make my own components (bead caps, etc.) that I would actually want to be some type of a precious metal, with polymer clay & these Swellegant Metal Coatings. As soon as they arrive, I'll get busy & I'll document the process. Who knows? Hopefully it's be a success!  So today, I think I'll leave you with this:

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Numero Uno!

Happy Sunday!
It's another cold & somewhat dreary day here in Md.  I'm so over winter at this point but, IT'S not over so I'll just keep trudging along!  I'm super excited today for several reasons: 

a)This is my first post on my new blog!!! 
b)I've got some gorgeous new earrings to show you!!!
c)It's the sign up day for the 8th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party!!! This will be my first year participating in this event & I can't wait to get busy with it! 

I have to admit that I'm a little bit scared about this whole blogging thing! Me, a blogger? What if I don't have anything to talk about?  Although that's highly unlikely, I do hope that I have something to say that someone else wants to hear! Well, not hear really,  it's got to be interesting enough to make you want  to sit and spend some of your valuable time and read it! That's a big challenge! I certainly plan to do my best! 

As I said, this will be my first year participating in Lori Anderson's Annual Bead Soup Blog Party! I'm sure you've heard about it!  Please check out her Facebook Group,  https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeadSoupCafe/!   I am delighted!

I've been working on some new earring designs lately that will be available for purchase as soon as my shop is open. I'll be keeping you up-to-date with that.  Here's a preview:

Banded Agate Amethyst Rounds,Oxidized Copper
wire & chain 

Have a GREAT day!