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Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Guild is in the Bead Soup

Lori Anderson of Pretty Things is hosting her 4th Bead Soup Blog Party and three of our Guild members joined in the fun.  So what is this party all about?  Per Lori:  "I pair up two jewelry designers who send each other a grouping of beads, or "bead soup", and the recipient, who has never seen these beads before they get them, is tasked with making something with whatever came in the mail."

Dana of Dana's Jewelry Design created two pieces from the beauties she received.  On her blog she writes about how someone picking out the beads for her helped her get out of a designing rut.




Kristi of Kristi Bowman Design also created two different items and writes in her post about challenging herself to do an asymmetrical design for the necklace.




Like Kristi, Linda of Linda Landig Jewelry was paired with a lampwork artist.  How lucky are they?!  In her post about the blog party it sounds like she had no creative block as soon as she saw the beautiful beads she'd received.


 
It's fun to check out the bead soups that challengers sent their partner and how the partner designed a piece or pieces from the many beads and additions from their own stash.  If you're interested in checking out some more, just hop on over to the 4th Bead Soup Blog Party on Pretty Things where you'll find all the participants listed at the end of Lori's post.

Posted for the Pacific Northwest ArtFire Guild by: Honey from the Bee

6 comments:

Kristi Bowman said...

I'm happy to be featured along with these other talented artists! Thank you Janet!

Linda Landig said...

Thank you for this great post, Janet. The Bead Soup Blog Party is so much fun! I love seeing everyone's designs. Its an honor to be included here, with Kristi and Dana.

Dana said...

Thanks Janet for the wonderful post about the Bead Soup Party. It really is a wonderful and challenging event that everyone (jewelry designer, bead maker, supplier) should try at least once.

RobanStudio said...

I used to make jewelry a few years ago....I would have loved to be involved in something like this. What a wonderful idea. The artists truly rose to the challenge!

Birthday gift ideas said...

The acqua beads make a lovely ear piece...simply love the color and the short hanging style...very nice creations indeed.

Birthday gift ideas said...

The acqua beads make a lovely ear piece...simply love the color and the short hanging style...very nice creations indeed.