Friday, August 24, 2012

6th Bead Soup Blog Party - 3rd reveal

Welcome to the 3rd reveal of the 6th Bead Soup Blog Party!!  You have arrived at Copper Penny Designs and my wonderful partner for this reveal was Marta Kaczerowska, uhuhu from Poland.  Marta sent me a mix of yellow and navy blue for my bead soup. 

I didn't have any specific ideas in mind but my Bohemian Inspired Jewelry book showed up and I just had to make these cute little earrings.  I love them, they are so me, I have been wearing them a lot.  Combining my love of copper with yellow.

I made another pair of earrings from Bohemian Inspired Jewelry.  I really like how they turned out and I think they will be perfect for the fall and they are so light, you can barely feel them in your ears.  They are used with two different sizes of blue pearl.  Love this gemstone, is glitters and shines so beautifully.

My next piece was a bracelet, Marta sent me some thicker cording which I believe is hemp.  I put together a multi-strand bracelet that is very simple with gunmetal findings.  The lampwork bead is from Glassbead Art, my first bead soup partner Maryse Thillen.

My second bracelet combined seed beads and Sodalite, with a TheaToo button.  I think these are so adorable.

I tackled a necklace, and wanted to combine several elements from the soup that Marta sent me.  I love the cylinder crocheted bead that Marta sent and wanted to make it the focal of the necklace.

My last piece is probably my favorite piece that I created.  This bracelet's inspiration comes from Songbeads, Rebecca Anderson, I received some beads from Rebecca a little while back and I thought they would make a beautiful bracelet and I used her pattern.  The bracelet uses the lovely clasp that Marta sent me. 

This was the most productive bead soup for me and I have very few beads left from what Marta sent me and I was not working under the wire, I have had most of these pieces done for several weeks.  

Thank you so much to Marta for being such a great partner, please check out what Marta has made with her soup Uhuhu.  A huge THANK YOU to Lori Anderson for putting this great soup on her tireless work, keeping us all organized is so appreciated. 

Please check out the rest of the participates!

Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

Agi Kiss, Moonsafari Beads 
Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming
Alison Sachs, Beads by Earthtones
Amanda Dittloff, Passion Smashin'
Andra Marasteanu, Bijoux de Monanage
Angie Szlovak, SweetBeads
Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
Ann Sherwood, Ann's Blog
Arlene Dean, A Glass Bash
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution
Barb Solem, Vivi Magoo Presents

Barbara Blaszczyk, laboratorim Flory
Bianca Odenthal, Zydies Glasperlen
Birgit Klughardt, GitesBeads
Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry
Bonnie Coursolle,  Jasper Gems
Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini
Charlene Jacka, Clay Space
Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
Cheryl Foiles, Get Your Bead On
Christie Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry

Christina Miles, Wings n Scales
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design
CJ Bauschka, 4 His Glory Creations
Claire Smith, Embergrass Jewelry
Cynthia Riggs, Cynth's Blog
Dana Fowler, Trunk Full of Treasure
Dawn Pierro, Turtle Moon Designs
Dee Elgie, Cherry Obsidia
Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous

Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
Eva Kovacs, Ewa gyongyos vilaga!
Evelyn Duberry, Sheba Makeda
Fay Wolfenden, Torch Fairy
Fen Li, Bead Flora Jewels
Gail Zwang, Angel Moose Enterprises
Geneva Collins, Torque Story
Grace Dorsey, Fan of the Flame
Gretchen Nation,  Art Food Lodging

Hannah Annear, Squintessential
Hajer Waheed, My Beaded World
Heather Goldsmith, As I Bead It
Heather Otto, The Craft Hopper
Heidi Kingman, My Bead Therapy
Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
Isolina Perez, Isolina Perez
Jacqueline Keller, CreARTelier
Jane Haag, Did You Make Something Today?
Janeen Sorensen, Wild Vanilla Designs
Jean Peter, Jean P. Designs

Jennifer Judd, Jen Judd Rocks
Jennifer L Justman, Soul's Fire Designs
Joanna Matuszczyk, Bizuteria z filcu
Joanne Brown, Jo's Jewels
Joanne Lockwood, Jo Bunkum
Joyce Becker, Joyce's Joyful Gems
Judy Riley, Three Red Beads
Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design
Karen Williams, Baublicious
Karin von Hoeren, Creative Ideen

Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Kashmira Patel, Sadafule .. always in bloom!
Kate Richbourg, We Can Make That at Home

Katrin Lembke, AllesPerle
Kathy Combs, Torched in Texas
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Kelley Fogle, My Life, One Bead at at Time
Kelly Hosford Patterson, Traveling Side Show

Klaudette Koon, Only Road
Lara Lutrick, Lampwork Beads by Lara
Laura Guenther, Blue Antiquities

Laurie Lalonde, Simply Mod Jewelry
Lilik Kristiani, Soul of My Embodiment
Linda Younkman, Lindy's Designs
Lisa Chapman, Beach Cat Beads
Lisa Lodge, Pine Ridge Treasures
Loretta Carstensen, Designs by Loretta
Lori Bergmann, Lori Bergmann Design
Lori Dorrington, Lori's Adventures in Etsy Land
Lupe Meter, Gem's PC Corner
Lynn Davis, LLYYNN

Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin
Mandi Effron, Craft-o-licious
Mandy Williamson, Mimi's Beading
Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
Maria Rosa Sharrow, Willow Street Shops
Marianne Baxter, Simply Seablime Jewelry
Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
Marjolein Trewavas, Room for Change
Marelene Cupo, Amazing Designs
Marsha Neal, Marsha Neal Studio

Marta Kaczerowska, uhuhu
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Menka Gupta, Menka's Jewelry Blog
Michelle Burnett, Reverie and Revival
Michelle Escano-Caballero, The Cabby Crafter
Miko Wiropati, Uniquely Yunikua
Milla Hope,  LB Creative Arts and Crafts
Mimi Gardner, Other Curiosities
Miranda Ackerley, MirandackArts
Natalie McKenna, grubbi

Noemi Baena, fuego, metal, y color
Pam Ferrari, Ferrari Originals
Pam Sears, Crazy Creative Corner
Penny Neville, Copper Penny
Rachel Baron, R. Baron Designs
Rachel Myers, Rockabead Jewelry
Rana Wilson, Definitive Designs by R. Wilson
Rebecca Anderson, Song Beads
Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
Riki Schumacher, Riki Jewelry

Rose Binoya, Ahtee's Blog
Rossana De Gaspari, Rdegas Blog
Sally Anderson, Wild Sally Road
Sandi James, Do Be Do Bead Do
Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
Sandra Wollberg, City of Brass Stories
Sarah Goode, Pookledo

Sarah Small, blog by salla
Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Shawn Mills, Shawn Marie Designs with Bent Wire
Sheila Davis, Stone Designs by Sheila

Sheryl Stephens, Babble Bead
Shiraz Biggie, Secret Song Designs
Solange Collin,  Ahowin Handcrafted Jewelry
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
Stephanie Dixon, The Dixon Chick
Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
Susan Sheehan, Strands of Thought
Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
Sweet Freedom, Sweet Freedom Designs
Tabatha Dinger, Modernly Created
Tania Hagen, Pelima Jewellery Design

Tanya Boden, Fusion Muse
Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo
Tracy Stillman, Tracy Stillman Designs

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sunday Night TV

Has anyone been tuning into any summer TV?  I watched some shows yesterday that I have seen advertised but haven't caught until yesterday.  High School Moms on TLC, this fascinates me one I am curious about young mothers and hope for a better life for them and their children and also it hits close to home because I could have been one of those girls in the program.  I love that there is a school that is helping these young ladies reach for higher education and giving them hope for the future.  Also teaching them the importance of giving their children greater opportunities.

Lovetown, USA, this is a new show that the OWN Network has launched and they are experimenting with love and what love means and how it can change a community.  Ooh, I love this idea, I try to come from a place of love in most things I do, but I realize that I am not always the most kind and loving to myself, which isn't that a big one don't you think.  I can't wait to see what unfolds from this and maybe learn a few things for myself.

What is a loving kind thing you have found yourself involved in recently?  How are you trying to be more loving and kind?  Please share, I would love to hear.  I think we need to spread more love around, it makes life so much easier when you are loving, kind, gracious, forgiving and accepting.

Take care,

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Chunky Turquoise

My mom and I traveled to one of our favorite gemstone bead stores awhile back, I was on the search for some faux coral.  I came across this lovely strand of chunky turquoise and suggested to my mom wouldn't it make an adorable choker necklace.  She agreed and we both came home with strands, believe it or not my mom's was bigger than mine and I have been trying to talk her into switching with me ever since, suggesting that maybe the younger person could rock the bigger ones better but she has not budged.  We were at one of our other favorite stores on the weekend and I found this kick ass pendant and thought is would go like dynamite with my idea.  I put the necklace together and used a toggle from my stash but for some reason I am feeling like it is too simple.  What do you all think?  I would love some feedback.  I didn't want to do too much because I really wanted the turquoise to be the star of the show.  I also think that I need a different toggle.

The cube beads are actually glass beads, I thought they were very cool, the look like hematite!

Happy Sunday!

Take care,