Wednesday, February 10, 2010

BEAD SOUP PARTY SWAP

Lori Anderson  hosted a Bead Soup Party.  Participants were assigned a partner, and the partners swapped a focal piece, a clasp and various beads.  Then you were to take your swapped packet and make something out of it.  Today is the day to post what we received and what we made!  My partner was Terri Gauthier....she sent me much more than required and lots of fun party stuff, too!
These are all the goodies Terri sent me.....
Check out her blog to see what i sent her and what she made....it turned out fantastic! ....and check out the rest of her fabulous blog and art while you are there too....
......and this is what i made!
I made it while i was away, so i didn't have a drill and i wired the focal piece. 
Click Here for links to all 85  participants..    Have fun!




Alas, I have been receiving a lot of anonymous spam on my blog, so i have been forced to add word verification.....i am so sorry for this inconvenience....

40 comments:

Kella said...

I really like this piece, and loved the wiring of the focal.

Lorelei said...

Very pretty!! Nice work!

fredbeansnook said...

The wiring of the focal bead was a great addition and the hints of green really popped... love it

Pearl and Pebble said...

It's lovely! I really like what you did with the focal:)

bellajoya said...

Wow! It looks like Terri sent you the whole party!! Great job!

Marilyn Rock said...

What a cool swap! Beautiful pieces received and made! xxoo

Pretty Things said...

I know from experience that Terri always sends the best packages! And I love what you did with her beds! That focal is to DIE for!!!!!


Thanks for being a part of the party! We'll do it again soon!

Boot ~C said...

love the wired dangles!

Kate said...

Cool way you wired the focal. Invention the mother of necessity can sometimes brings out a whole new design!

Enjoy the Party!
Kate Organic Odysseys #46

Lisa said...

Love the result! It is very uplifting to see how everyone has used their ingredients.

Cathryn said...

Wiring the focal is clever and ingenuis! This is pretty and striking!

Terri said...

I was thinking of drilling holes in the focal too but the wiring idea you came up with is brilliant! I had also thought of hammering the toggle clasp to distress it and antiquing it with paint...but being a novas beader and you being a professional I was sure you would come up with something really cool. And you did!

Nicki said...

These little dangles are so cute and the wire works great. I really like it.

Susan said...

Love your design and how you incorporated those green wire wrapped beads!

Rickie said...

Ahhh, very pretty creation with your 'soup'!

Jenny J-V said...

Great piece!

Maria said...

Very Pretty!


You are welcome to stop by for a cup of “Spring” soup on my blog.
http://www.mariagrimes.blogspot.com

Michelle Mach said...

Nice work! Very clever way to attach the focal!

JBird's Garden said...

Wonderful way to use the pretties you received. Lovely!

EmandaJ said...

Wow! A party in an package. What a great necklace.

Hasn't this been fun?!?

Emanda
www.ArtemisiaStudio.blogspot.com
Artymezia@yahoo.com

Loretta said...

Beautiful focal. I like the way you wired it.

Spirited Earth said...

very pretty..love that floral focal.

Mary K. McGraw said...

Great piece and very innovative.

*melanie* earthenwood studio said...

Very pretty! Nice wirework! Thanks for sharing!

Julie Nordine . Credit.River.Art.Glass said...

Terri sure took the "party" literally, didn't she? What a kick. You made a wonderful piece, Connie!

TesoriTrovati said...

That is a great focal! I love how you got inventive and wired it together since you didn't have your tools with you. Very nice.
Thanks for sharing this heaping serving of great soup! Be sure to stop by and taste some of mine. Enjoy the day! Erin

Janet said...

Awww a very warm and lovely pc!! I like it very much!

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Lovely necklace.

Thanks for visiting my blog and entering the giveaway. Your name is in the hat.

Erin said...

Pretty focal! I can see how it would be a challenge, but you rose to the occasion! Great wire wrapping solution since it didn't have a hole!

catieann said...

I love your blog!! I also love the necklace you made---so very pretty and delicate.

thank you for visiting my blog and giveaway.
catie

wildvanilla said...

Looking at all that fun stuff makes me want to have a party too. Great job! Love the wire work!

Lyneen said...

Beautiful necklace.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway. GOOD LUCK
OWOH. I am #177 http://dreamingofcastles.blogspot.com/

a pink dreamer said...

hi!i'm eleni from greece! thank you for visiting my blog!!!!!!!

Barbara said...

Thank you for visiting my blog # 840. Your necklace is very nice and the ingenuity in the wiring adds to it.

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Connie, I was just looking over the blogs and finally noticed you. Thank you for sharing OWOH with me. I love the necklace you made. Glad to see you're still into something you really enjoy. I'm #784 Love, Bobbie

Jo said...

That is very pretty!

Patti said...

Very pretty. I really like the wire wrapped dangles. Creative!

lisa oram said...

So glad I didn't miss you! Your necklace is lovely. Hope you enjoy wearing it.

Regina said...

Still making my rounds of the party. Great job, like the way you wired the beautiful focal bead.

Lucid Moon Studio said...

Wow, you got quite a party in the mail! I love what you made. It's fresh-looking and perfect for spring! Great job!!

Lisa