31 March 2013

link to bead soup reveal and new destash shop~

my bead soup blog hop reveal post is here. for some reason it is not showing up in feeds. blah, but it's a fun post, so enjoy.



i've decided to part with many of my supplies. so, i started slowly adding them to this new little etsy shop. you can see the mini at the top right of the blog as well. LOTS of MOP buttons to destash and some extraordinary steel cut french beads that i have the most of. the rest of the items are one shot only.
i'm starting to work on my national boards and have realized that creating on the weekends will soon be replaced with intense writing and proving and rationalizing and researching and...so i need to, because of my personality, retrain myself in how i use my time. when all is said in done in a few years, i can always resupply and enjoy creating again, but for now, my creations will be in the written form proving my worth as an educator and passionate professional.

here are some offerings. cheers!

30 March 2013

~.bead soup reveal. .big ups to lori!

the above is what i received from hannah rosner. yummy focals, pearls, glass, clasp.
so i started breaking down some biker chain right away (left photo) as i knew bike would be involved. i then tumbled the links to get off the grease and gunk.

i put the chain in a barrel tumbler and they came out all nice and shiny like this:

and my fingers get all like this while going through the process:
i went ahead and used my foredom to spruce up the bike parts as some of them had spots after the tumbling. see them?!
 i laid out a design that used all the beads.
then i wrapped and decorated the largest of the two focals and kinda liked it.
but then! i did this instead. took off all the pearls and made a simple necklace with the bike parts, sterling silver rings, the largest focal point bead in a mossy green and a wonderful pearl and sterling clasp (scored at the recent bead expo here in santa fe).
 another view:
 and yet another. :)
so, i decided to use the clasp and other focal bead in a bracelet here by pairing them up with a brass bell, brass skeleton key and creamy sari silk:
 and another view:
 and the little pearls in a pair of earrings. all copper, hand forged, yummy!
 and here they are again:
i've gotton many sweet comments on the pieces and adore the earrings.

i have decided to keep the them, yet the neckpiece and bracelet are for sale. check my new esty destash shop darliciousdestash for them as i am closing my regular etsy shop, so don't look there BUT do go here (there) for halfoffeverything (coupon code at checkout) to help me with my national boards.

you have now witnessed the end of a journey that was so much fun and challenging. i'm glad i came up with three fun items instead of the one as i had planned. i think i like my new end results better!

cheers and have fun blog hopping! and thanks hannah! and lori!

links to the other blogs participating on this reveal date. enjoy!

Alicia Marinache
Amber Dawn Goldish
Barb Solem
Bev Breisinger
Birgitta Lejonklou
Breana Fry
Brenda Sue Lansdowne
Bridget Torres
Carol Dee Myers
Carolyn Chenault
Cassi Paslick
Cece Cormier
Cheryl McCloud
Cindy Wilson
Crystal Thain
Cynthia Riggs
Dana Hickey
Dana James
Darlene Fortier
Deana Hager
Deanna Cox
Deb Brooks
Debra Behrends
Denielle Hagerman
Denise McCabe
Diana Frey
Diana Welte
Dini Bruinsma
DiYana Alcalde
Dolores Raml
Donna Millard
Dot Lewallwn
Duane Clark
Dyanne Cantrell
Eleanor Burian-Mohr
Elisabeth Auld
Elizabeth Owens Dwy
Emily Greer
Enikö Fabian
Erin Grant
Eva Kovacs
Eva Sherman
Gina Hockett
Grace Rotenberg
Gretchen Nation
Hannah Rosner
Heather Davis
Heather Marston
Heather Powers
Ingrid McCue
Jacqueline Marchant
Jan Petek
Janeen Sorensen
Jane-Michael Stallings
Jasvanti Patel
Jayashree Paramesh
Jayne Capps
Jean Yates
Jennifer Cameron
Jennifer LaVite
Joan Williams
Jodie Marshall
Judy Riggs
Julie Anne Leggett
Kat Barron Miller
Kathy Lindemer
Kim Hora
Kim Houston
Kim Sparks
Krafty Max
Kris Lanae Binsfeld
Krista French
Kristen Stevens
Kristi Harrison
Kumi Fisher
Laren Dee Barton
Laura Bracken
Laura Demoya
Laurie Hanna
Laurie Keefe-Cecere
Lea Avroch
Leanne Loftus
Lee Anne Messerschmidt
Leslie Schenkel
Linda Anderson
Linda Djokic
Linda Murphy
Linda Sadler
Lisa Liddy
Lisa Suver
Liz DeLuca
Liz Engriser
Lola Surwillo
Loretta Carstensen
Lori Anderson
Lori Bergmann
Lori Bowring Michaud
Lori Poppe
Lori Schneider
Lyn Foley
Maddison Langford
Magdalena Sikora
Mallory Hoffman
Marcella Austenfeld
Marcy Lamberson
Maria Clark
Maria Rosa Sharrow
Marianna Boylan
Marie Covert
Marti Conrad
Mary Ellen Merrigan
Mary Harding
Molly Alexander
Nan Emmett
Niky Sayers
Pam Chesbro
Pam Farren
Pam Sandy
Pam Traub
Pamela Gangler
Patricia Buchanan
Patricia Johnson
Patty Miller
Paula Hisel
Peggy Gabrielson
Perri Jackson
Rachel Baron
Rachel Stanley
Rain Hannah
Rana Wilson
Renetha Stanziano
Robin Reed
Rochelle Brisson
Rose Rushbrooke

Ruth Szapa
Sally Russick
Sandi Volpe
Sandra Pendragon
Sandy Richardson
Sarah Small
Shannon Hicks
Shari Replogle
Sheila Daniels
Sheila Davis
Shiraz Biggie
Shirley Moore
Skylar Bre'z
Staci Smith
Stacie Florer
Stacy Pomerleau
Stephanie Weiss
Sumi Rani
Susan Sheehan
Suzette Bentley
Tamera Norris
Tracy Choy
Tracy Stillman
Valerie Norton
Vicki Holliday