Friday, March 29, 2013

Bead Soup Bloggy Blingy Bunny Hop!

First of all, I just want to say how much I absolutely love, love, love the Bead Soup Blog Parties.  The whole concept is just irresistible, getting a surprise package of beads from basically a stranger, and using them to create new wonderfulness!  What a great idea, and Lori Anderson is absolutely nothing less than a hero for organizing and being a mom to this whole enterprise.  Marie Covert,
Marie Covert
who is my partner in this party, is also my hero, because she did two things for me.  First of all, she made me use the cool, watery, misty color palette she sent me, and secondly, she made me go blingy with her cool focal that had sparkles embedded right into the surface of the polymer clay.  What a fun idea, and totally something I would never have thought to buy for myself.  It is so good to try the new things your partner's gifts inspire!

Now, as some of you know, I have been having yucky eye problems, and have had a hard time meeting commitments because sometimes my eyes just will not cooperate, and I can't focus well enough to bead, or photograph (please forgive the photos, between the two of us, my hubby and I have about half a good eye, but we just keep trying).  Fortunately, there was enough time on this one, that I was able to finish my piece, get the photos taken and write the blog piece, despite Blogger giving me some hassles that required me to download a new version of Internet Explorer and abandon Google Chrome, at least for now.  The bad part about that is that Blogger lives at Google, but I had to use IE for this post, as recommended by the troubleshooting guide.

So, as I said earlier, Marie's beads reminded me of sand and sea, and sparkly things you find on the beach, so I just went with that.  One side of my piece reminded me of the shore, with sand and sparklies, and the other side reminds me of waves, with a little section of glass rings that reminded me of sea glass.  The Cellini spiral waves are also a nod to the beaded bead focals I sent to Marie, kind of a cosmic twinsie thing!

the blingy focal

the wavy side

the sandy side

the whole waterful wonderful piece

And now for more fun, visit all these wonderful blogs so you can experience the whole party, and make sure you visit the BSBP web site for the other two reveals, because this party doesn't end here.  It has two more days of beady goodness!  Have a great party!

Alicia Marinache
Amber Dawn Goldish
Barb Solem
Bev Breisinger
Birgitta Lejonklou
Breana Fry

Brenda Sue Lansdowne
Bridget Torres
Carol Dee Myers
Carolyn Chenault
Cassi Paslick
Cece Cormier
Cheryl McCloud
Cindy Wilson
Crystal Thain

Cynthia Riggs
Dana Hickey
Dana James
Darlene Fortier
Deana Hager
Deanna Cox
Deb Brooks
Debra Behrends
Denielle Hagerman
Denise McCabe

Diana Frey
Diana Welte
Dini Bruinsma
DiYana Alcalde
Dolores Raml
Donna Millard
Dot Lewallwn
Duane Clark
Dyanne Cantrell

Eleanor Burian-Mohr
Elisabeth Auld
Elizabeth Owens Dwy
Emily Greer
Enikö Fabian
Erin Grant
Eva Kovacs
Eva Sherman

Gina Hockett
Grace Rotenberg
Gretchen Nation
Hannah Rosner
Heather Davis
Heather Marston
Heather Powers
Ingrid McCue

Jacqueline Marchant
Jan Petek
Janeen Sorensen
Jane-Michael Stallings
Jasvanti Patel
Jayashree Paramesh
Jayne Capps
Jean Yates
Jennifer Cameron
Jennifer LaVite

Joan Williams
Jodie Marshall
Judy Riggs
Julie Anne Leggett
Kat Barron Miller
Kathy Lindemer
Kim Hora

Kim Houston
Kim Sparks
Krafty Max
Kris Lanae Binsfeld
Krista French
Kristen Stevens
Kristi Harrison
Kumi Fisher

Laren Dee Barton
Laura Bracken
Laura Demoya
Laurie Hanna
Laurie Keefe-Cecere
Lea Avroch
Leanne Loftus

Lee Anne Messerschmidt
Leslie Schenkel
Linda Anderson
Linda Djokic
Linda Murphy
Linda Sadler
Lisa Liddy
Lisa Suver

Liz DeLuca
Liz Engriser
Lola Surwillo
Loretta Carstensen
Lori Anderson
Lori Bergmann
Lori Bowring Michaud
Lori Poppe
Lori Schneider

Lyn Foley
Maddison Langford
Magdalena Sikora
Mallory Hoffman
Marcella Austenfeld
Marcy Lamberson
Maria Clark
Maria Rosa Sharrow
Marianna Boylan

Marie Covert
Marti Conrad
Mary Ellen Merrigan
Mary Harding
Molly Alexander
  Nan Emmett
Niky Sayers
Pam Chesbro

Pam Farren
Pam Sandy
Pam Traub
Pamela Gangler
Patricia Buchanan
Patricia Johnson
Patty Miller
Paula Hisel
Peggy Gabrielson

Perri Jackson
Rachel Baron
Rachel Stanley
Rain Hannah
Rana Wilson
Renetha Stanziano
Robin Reed
Rochelle Brisson
Rose Rushbrooke

Ruth Szapa
Sally Russick
Sandi Volpe
Sandra Pendragon
Sandy Richardson
Sarah Small
Shannon Hicks

Shari Replogle
Sheila Daniels
Sheila Davis
Shiraz Biggie
Shirley Moore
Skylar Bre'z
Staci Smith
Stacie Florer

Stacy Pomerleau
Stephanie Weiss
Sumi Rani
Susan Sheehan
Suzette Bentley
Tamera Norris
Tracy Choy
Tracy Stillman
Valerie Norton
Vicki Holliday