March 21, 2012

Hippity. Hoppity.

Spring is about to be sprung! Can you believe it!?! The cotton tailed one has been on my mind... among other things...

Dark roast any one! I sure could use some!

March 19, 2012

New Earrings and One Crazy Squirrel

(This just killed me. It's pouring down rain, so what's a crazy nut luvin' squirrel to do? Use your tail!)

March 17, 2012

More Beads. Less Blogging.

I guess something has to give. Unfortunately it has been the blog. It is much easier to upload a photo to my Facebook page. I think blogger has a mobile thingy but I haven't figured that out yet. Until that happens.... look at these... (To watermark or not to watermark. That is the question...)

P.S. Bead Soup was delish! Still sipping...

March 2, 2012

Bead Soup - Slurp!

It was a nailbiter! Would the package make it? Wouldn't it? Then all of a sudden.... I had two packages of lovely bead soup! One from my lovely partner Evelyn Dewberry of ShebaMakeda who had some bad shipping luck and one from the ever devoted Lori Anderson, just in case. Since Evelyns beautiful handmade beads and pendant made it to me by the skin of their teeth, I feel it fitting to auction off the lovely set that Lori sent. It includes not one but TWO Green Girl Studios pendants, some amazing kyanite, fresh water pearls, and sticks as well as some other beauties! Please leave a comment with a bid amount if you would like to participate in this auction. I will also send an additional donation and you are welcome to just donate as well, just follow the link. The auction will end March 10th at noon. The proceeds will go to a the Brown family, who's mother Amara is fighting for her life. You can find out about her here... (Thank you Cathy for the link!)

Here are the auction items...

Here is what Evelyn sent (thank you!)

Here is what happened...

Having a great idea and the time to do it do not always go hand in hand.
I framed Evelyn's beautiful bead in copper and then realized that I would not have enough time to complete that idea. So....
On to plan B...
I thought it fitting to give her lovely goddess a head. A heart head!
I found these orange and gold beads at a local bead show (I think this may have been a first in the area!)
Some day this will have some beads too! I love what Evelyn sent! Thank you, Evelyn! Thank you, Lori for such a fantastic event!

Here are the other participants! Soup is meant to be slurped slowly, not gulped! So take your time, reheat if necessary and above all.... enjoy!

Hostess, Lori Anderson

Special Book Sneak Peeks, Cindy Wimmer

1.  Adlinah Kamsir (Kingdom of Bahrain) and Hajer Waheed (Singapore)
2. Adrienn Lukacs (Hungary) and Agata Grygiel (Poland)
3.  Agi Kiss (Hungary) and Carolien Muller-Genger (the Netherlands)
4.  Agnes Asztalos (Hungary) and B.R. Kuhlman
7.  Alicia Marinache (Canada) and Dita Basu

15.  Bonnie Coursolle (Canada) and Fay Wolfenden (Canada)
16.  Carmel McGinley (Australia) and Tracy Stillman (Australia)

21.  Cheryl Brown (Canada) and Diana Ptaszynski
22.  Christina Stofmeel (the Netherlands) and Eva Kovacs (Hungary)
24.  Cilla Watkins (Canada) and Elaine Robitaille (Canada)
25.  Sabrina Straub (Switzerland) and Kathy Combs

32.  Dee Elgie (UK) and Joanne Lockwood (UK)
33.  Dian Hierschel (Germany) and Eniko Fabian (Austria)
34.  Diane Cook and Lyn Foley
35.  Donna Bohler and Lisa Lodge
37.  Doris Stumpf (Germany) and Eszter Czibulyas (Hungary)
39.  Elke Leonhardt-Rath (Germany) and Marjolein Trewavas (UK)

41.  Erika Nooteboom (the Netherlands) and Giorgia Rossini (Italy)
42.  Erin Grant and Jean Wells
43.  Evelyn Duberry and Gaea Cannaday (you are here!)
45.  Ginger Bishop (military, Okinawa) and Martina Nagele (Germany)
48.  Helene Goldberg (Australia) and Karen Vincent

54.  Joanna Matuszczyk (Poland) and Julianna Kis (Hungary)
55.  Joanne Tinley (UK) and Michaela Pabeschitz (Austria)
57.  Karen Hess and Linda Landig

65.  Kristina Johansson (Sweden) and Penny Neville (Canada)
66.  Krisztina Erlaki-Toth (Hungary) and Nicole Keller (Germany)
67.  Lara Lutrick and Lisa Suver
68.  Laura DeMoya and Lisa Hanna

 72.  Lisa Liddy and Marion Simmons
76.  Lori Finney (Canada) and Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp (Canada)
78.  Marta Kaczerowska (Poland) and Milla Starchik (Canada)

83.  Michelle Jensen (Canada) and Sandra Young (Canada)
84.  Nan Emmett and Nicole Valentine-Rimmer (Canada)
87.  Pam Hurst and Rebekah Payne
89.  Rebecca Anderson (UK) and Lori Anderson

92.  Rosa Maria Cuevas (Mexico) and Tejae Floyde
93.  Sabine Dittrich (Germany) and Sally Russick
95.  Shanti Johnson and Tracy Mok (Canada)
97.  Sonya Stille and Traci Zeller (Canada)
98.  Stefanie Teufel (Germany) and Tania Hagen (New Zealand)
100.  Terri Wlaschin and Wendy Blum

Last Minute!

They made it! They made it! Here is what my lovely Bead Soup partner Evelyn Dewberry sent to me...

BEAUTIFUL lampwork focal and accent beads! Tune in tomorrow for the Bead Soup Blog Party!