Bead Soup Hoarders’ Edition

I have the pleasure of being partnered with Bonnie Coursolle!!  I know Bonnie when we “met” online through blogging when I ran a series called “Focus on Life” !  It was a photo prompt series that connected me with many creative people!!  When I found out that Bonnie was my partner I was thrilled,  it made it a little easier to let go of a bead (or two) that I was hoarding.  Knowing it would go to a good home!!  LOL!!  Here is want I sent to Bonnie:
The beads I sent Bonnie are from lampwork artist, Kris Schaible.  I have a few of her beads hoarded away for that special project that never seems to happen!  Come on!  How can you not hoard these beautiful beads!!  The vivid colors and layers of transparent glass that capture swirls of colors!
Now, what I received from Bonnie
is a  gorgeous dancing moon goddess pendant created by lampwork artist Louise Ingram along with a lovely letter! I can see why Bonnie hoards her beads!  There is just so much detail in the moon goddess pendant! And she even appears to sway as her arms outreach toward a waning crescent moon!
In her description of the goddess pendants Louise states; “These Goddess beads have a quality of quiet spiritually about them while also portraying inner strength.”
I couldn’t describe it better!!
I now sit and ponder how to best honor her!  A design will come and I hope you stop back here on March 25th, for the reveal!!
Thanks for stopping by!!  And remember…. create something today!!

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Getting Sh*t Done!

#1.  Package for my bead soup partner is in the mail and on its way!!  And looking at my photo the wide angle lens I have for my iphone is looking more like a fisheye!  Geez, talk about big time lens distortion!
 #2.  Beads came, BEADS, BEADS AND BEAD BACKING!!  Beads came from Bead and Glass!!!  I’m so excited to get started on a design for the broken heart component!  Here are a few of the components and beads:
#3:  Added sub-categories to the portfolio tab and since I accomplished that quickly (Don’t tell anyone, I’m a procrastinator!)   It’s time to work on an online store.  I’m looking to have a video tutorial for bead embroidery and hope to have a few kits to go along with the tutorial.
It’s Monday!!!   Flip on a smile and create something!!


work in progress | 2.12.2017

: Signed up for Bead Soup Hoarders’ Edition:  bead(s) need to find their way into a box, a note written and a jaunt to the post office tomorrow.  My partner is Bonnie Coursolle!
: Art Elements:  Last Monday was a good mail day!  I was lucky enough to receive one of Jenny’s lovely broken hearts!  Supplies for the design were ordered from Bead and Glass Boutique and should be in my mailbox early this week.  The blog reveal will take place on Tuesday February 28th.
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: Beadweaving Project:  The colorway and design are coming together nicely, but I need to start thinking of a name.  {components from MAKU Studios}
: Add portfolio pages to website.
 So that’s want I will be working on this week!  Stay tuned for updates!
Thank you for stopping by and take a few minutes this week and  create something !!