Monday, March 24, 2014

Bead Soup
Here are the pictures of the soups that Laura times 2 have sent each other.
I received many of Laura's lamp work beads. 
 I already have some projects that have popped into my head. Now, to see if I can create what I see in my imagination, will be the challenge. Another challenge for me, will be working with large beads.  Laura's beads are bigger than the beads I normally work with.  So, this is perfect, because this is what the Bead Soup Blog Party is all about.  Creating and challenging yourself!  I am thrilled to work with these beads! The colors and the designs are fabulous.  Laura was very generous in what she sent me.  Besides the handmade beads, she sent a beautiful clasp, some wonderful leaf beads, and some sparkly glass beads.  The soup is simmering!
Laura Blanck - Open Studio Beads

 Focal Beads by Laura Blanck
Clasp and extra beads that Laura sent to me.
The pictures below are the Bead Soup I sent Laura.
 I created the enamel beads and pendant with the text "Sing" and "Dance"
because Laura is a performer. 
I also created the enamel art quote pendant. 
 I made the silver solder clasp and wing of which
I was happy with how they
turned out.  I wanted to give Laura a choice with the focal.


Here is the picture of the entire soup together.  I chose bright colors, because Laura is bright and cheerful.  I cant wait to see which focal Laura uses!  Stay tuned for our pieces in the May 3rd reveal.

Monday, March 10, 2014

8th Bead Soup Blog Party

The party has arrived!  I have my partner, and the fun is just beginning!  Meet another Laura.  Laura Blanck of Open Studio Beads.  Laura is a lamp work bead artist, creating fabulous beads!  She works with fire and a torch to create her wonderful artisan beads.  I think we will get along!
 Each and every bead Laura creates is  absolutely stunning.  Bright and cheerful and full of detail.  Laura sells at art and craft shows and her beads have been published in Belle Armoire magazine and other publications I believe.  

There are some amazing focal beads and bead sets available on her Etsy site.
  You can visit her shop here.

 Laura is originally from Buenos Aires Argentina, and now lives in Florida.
I love Laura's fun and creative style, and her love of whimsical and funky comes alive in her work.
She is also a poet, and loves to dance, sing and perform.  I am excited to get to know Laura.  
I am also looking forward to seeing what soup Laura has simmering for me.  I need some color and fun after the dreary days of winter. I am ready!

Stay tuned for my reveal, as I will include a giveaway! I already know its going to be spectacular, if Laura has anything to do with making the beads!

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