All posts tagged: BSBP

Weekly photos 17/52

  It has been a week of sunshine, a school concert, seed planting and a new shower!  We can’t use it yet because it would be a wet disaster, but when the bathroom is tiled, it will be the best! There are flowers everywhere I look, from dandelions to flocks of daffodils, all so pretty! We dragged out the Swingball which is in desperate need of a new ball at the end of it’s string!  The dog has nearly bitten our’s in half.  We can still whack it, but I am afraid it will fly into two pieces very soon. I caught these reflections on a local bridge when I was getting some photos for Through the Lens Thursday this week. To the Middle School band concert we go.  I am wearing my lovely new Bohemian Trader‘s scarf which I love so much! A tree on a hill to finish this week’s collection. Do you have exciting plans this week?  I have a card to make for a card exchange (post coming, got to make …

Bead Soup Blog Party Begins

I have my hostess gift (for Lori at Pretty Things) and I have my wonderful bead soup from Cassi at Beads Rolling Downhill blog.  Now I just need to get my party hat, a drink and join in! I am quite happy that this is a virtual party on the interweb as I am not a party person at all, I would be the one standing at the door smiling inanely all night until I see someone I know. Thankfully the whole point of the Bead Soup Blog Party is to create jewelry from a selection of beads (the soup) sent to you by your allotted partner.  I like that we get random partners and that we are not paired with someone because of similar styles. The beads we send our partner are supposed to be a little bit of a challenge, a little out of their comfort zone. I am sure most of us who take on the BSBP challenge are in agreement that any beads are good beads. I mean I don’t want broken …

2013 Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal!

Making the jewels for the bead party has been a joy!  The beads sent to me by Christie at Charis Designs are a gorgeous mix of glass, shell and semi precious along with a lovely selection of brass including a brass toggle fastener. This is the Bead Soup I had to play with, it is a beauty! As soon as I opened the butterfly, I wanted to pop it onto a wire wrapped ring and I love the way it has turned out.   You have to love a pretty butterfly which will sit on your hand all day long! The multi bead cluster rings are among my favourite rings to make.  They almost form themselves as I wrap on the beads.  Magic. I couldn’t resist a little cocktail ring with this stunning bead. This necklace was a blast to make, I loved it more and more as I made it.  Like the cluster ring, it almost designed itself as I added the beads and charms.  It is on a twenty inch suede cord so it …