Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Hop- My Soup for Mandi

Time has just flown. I've had company for almost 2 weeks. Plus we've had meeting for 3 weekends. But here's my first post about my Bead Soup.  Lori at Pretty Things arranges these fantastic Blog Hops.  This one has 400 participants!  You sign up, get your partner, find out what they like or are comfortable working with in beads, fibers, etc. Then you exchange beads, either sending them things they're comfortable with or something that may challeng them some. I like to try to send something that will challenge my partner to some degree, since that's the basic premise of the Blog Hop.  This time I'm partnered up with Mandi Effron at Craft-o-liscious. She does some wonderful beading. Right now she's set her own challenge to keep her creativity going.  She works mostly with glass and seed beads and seem to favor red and pink, although she usually ends up making jewelry in green tints. She also likes to create multi-strand, twisted necklaces, something I haven't gotten up the nerve to try yet.  Although she's fairly new to beading, you couldn't tell it by her work.  Be sure to check out her blog and stay tuned for the reveal. We both will be revealing our Kreationz on August 25th.  Here's the soup I sent to Mandi:

It includes a Lampwork heart from Beadaholic, Cherry Shell rounds, Green Chinarovski rondelles, some fiber in various colors, a Clasp I created and patina'd, a copper connector/bead adn a pewter/silver clasp.  Stay tuned tomorrow for my reveal of what Mandi sent me to work with. I absolutely love it.


gretchen said...

Three weeks of company is more like having them move in. You probably need a vacation, yourself! Great bead soup there, I'm in the last group, too. It's been an amazing hop so far!

KayzKreationz said...

Well, it was both my boys and my daughter in law mostly. Her parents were here for about 4 days, and my youngest son brought one of his friends with him, but his friend spent about 3 days with other friends close by, so mainly family. And I love having both of my boys home, so it was fun. Just didn’t get much done.  Thanks for visiting.

Mandi said...

I love my soup. The packaging was adorable! I'm still figuring out what to do. Wow, seems like the time is going by quickly. Only a few weeks left.