Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Can't Wait!


I have a few ideas for my "soup".
Can't wait to see who my partner will be!

In the meantime, I'm trying to add items to my etsy shop.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Bead Soup Party

I just signed up for Lori Anderson's annual Bead Soup Party. You can find the info on her blog - http://www.prettythingsblog.com/

I'm excited, yet apprehensive - I'm not real good with deadlines, but I'm looking forward to the challenge of designing with someone else's materials.

And of course, I'm stressing over what to send...
* a focal - maybe something from Powers Art Studio   http://www.etsy.com/shop/powersartstudio
* a special clasp - I'll probably make a sterling silver hook and eye
* coordinating beads

I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of Kalmbach's Bead Soup and can't wait for Lori's!

Here are a few of my designs with focals from Jason and Andrea of Powers Art Studio...


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Over the slump...

I've had a bit of a dry spell since the end of the holiday season.  I've been busy teaching first grade, but haven't made it to the worktable.
The most recent issue of step by step wire seems to have gotten the creative juices flowing. I decided to give Beth Ullman's simple elegance bracelet a whirl.  It's made from just 2 pieces of wire, but looks more intricate.  I chose copper for my first attempt, but can't wait make another with sterling silver.
The wraps aren't perfect.
And I can see some tool marks, but I love it. And I love the possibilities it opens up!