Sunday, February 19, 2012

Bead Soup and The luck of the draw...

I was chosen by the luck of the draw to participate in the 5th Bead Soup Blog Party. My Partner Lori who's blog can be found here sent me these goodies.....

I enjoy participating in these types of challenges because I have to work with the items sent. And as a jewelry artist I tend to like,use  and purchase things that appeal to me which is okay because that's my style and I enjoy making things that show a little of who I am and what I like. But this helps me so much to leave the comfort of which I am used to.

So I am working with Ukanite beads,Cherry Quartz (which I Love!!),glass pearls,some glass beads and silver spacers.  I have had about a thousand different ideas of what to do and I keep changing my mind. For any swap or jewelry challenge I donate the piece or pieces I make to different, local fund raisers. I have never kept a piece for myself. But with the cherry quartz I may be tempted to be greedy this time.

Oh and this is what I sent to Lori....

These things are all my style,both soldered pendants and the vintage button pendant were made by me and I added some vintage luctie beads,crystal,glass and ceramic beads too. So as you can see the difference is huge in materials and styles. So please wish me luck that I make something worthy so that a local charity would even consider using the piece I make to raise funds. See you at the reveal!!!

1 comment:

  1. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you make~!