March 25, 2017

BSBP Bead Hoarders Edition - PARTY!

Here it is - the reveal of the Bead Soup Blog Party - Bead Hoarders Edition!!! Welcome!!!

First, I would like to remind you what have I received from my partner Palak Udeshi (motidana):

A very generous bead soup, as you can see, and I definitely didn't use all of the beads that Palak sent to me, just a bit of them.

First I put my eyes on the gorgeous glass pendant. I've tried several combinations, but at the end I prefered the most simple one - with several strands of green beads from my soup. All the embelishments seemed superfluous, because the pendant is so striking by itself. For the clasp I've used a copper button.

The pendant has a loop at the top of the back side and when you wear the necklace, it seats exactly in the valley between the collarbones, so it's very confortable to wear!

Next I tried to use the seed beads and make a wide finger band with a ramdom pattern from 3 different colours of beads.

Doing this I've discovered two things. First, my sight for the tiny parts it's getting worse. "My arms are getting too short", as we say in Slovenia ... and usually it happens when you pass your 40's ... khm, khm ... What can I say, being there ...
And second, my brain doesn't really like random, it's much more happier when I follow a pattern or a scheme. That's why the band is two sided: when you turn it on the finger, there's another, more geometrical pattern.

My last piece is a pair of earrings:

Well, I hope you enjoyed my reveal and please take a look at my partner's Palak Udeshi's blog to see, what has she created with the bead soup that I've sent her - here!

All the links to the creations of all the other participants are available on the blog post by our hostess Lori Anderson - at the end of her reveal post:

Be well,

March 23, 2017

BSBP Bead Hoarders Edition - Meet my Partner

Oh my God, it's been almost two years from my last blog post and I still have some debts I intend to fulfill very soon. Well, what can I say ... life happens ... and not always in a good direction. However, let's get to the present and the Bead Soup Blog Party Bead Hoarders Edition.


After a few years break, Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Blog Party is back! This year with a little twist - a bead hoarders edition. That means you have to send to your partner a bead that you were hoarding for some time and is quite difficult for you to part with.

My partner this time is Palak Udeshi (motidana) from India and she sent me a very generous bead soup with a beautiful glass pendant.

She is a talented beadweaver, just take a look at the pictures on  her blog.
One of my favorites is this beautiful necklace:

And here's what I've sent to Palak:

My hoarded bead was a beautiful lampwork and metal bead, made by Carolyn Chenault that I've received in an Art Charm Exchange for Beads of Courage swap and auction, hosted by Jennifer Stout Cameron.
The green heart pendant, the pair of big hollow beads and the little swirl beads are made by me from polymer clay. I've added also some other beads, two chains and a key charm.

Can't wait to see what my partner will create with them!!
Come back Saturday, March 25th, 2017, to see Palak's and mine creations as well as the creations of the hostess Lori Anderson and all the other participant's!!!

Be well,

April 18, 2015

Butterfly Blog Hop Giveaway Winners!!

  It seems I can not be in time for any of deadlines of my giveaway and blog hop ...

  Anyway, my kids helped me to draw the winners the old fashion way - with a bowl and the papers with names on :-)

a) between all the participants at the blog hop  
5 persons 
that will receive one of beads or cabochons made by me from polymer clay

Jasvanti Patel
Liz E.
Dini Bruinsma
Amy S.
b) between all that will comment on my reveal blog post  
1 person 
that will receive a pair of earrings made by me

 Christine Altmiller
And again a big thank you to all the participants!!!

By the way - the gifts will be a secret until the winners receive them ... ;-)

For the winners: please send me your mailing address so I can send you the gifts.

Be happy,