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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Blu Mudd Challenge - Round 4

If you are looking for BSBP-8 Reveal go here or scroll down.


Blu Mudd Challenge Round 4


I have been wanting to get in on the action with one of these challenges for some time now. I am excited and pleased to report that I am finally a participant! I am excited because in this particular challenge, after the submission deadline, there is a week of voting among participants, their following (friends, family, clients) and then a winner is announced.

It is really quite simple how this all works. Moriah Betterly of Blu Mudd puts together kits made of her wonderful ceramic components and beads. She then gets them to the designers who are fortunate enough to participate. The designers create using the complete kit, whatever they want. Dare I say it? - jewelry related or not, and submit by deadline. Then there is the reveal date and voting is opened, this one begins on June 1st and ends June 7, 2014. Voting closes at 10 pm EST. I will have the link up for voting and announce it, here.


While I can't show you my finished design; I can show you the components and maybe a teaser...








Dates to remember and to watch for updates:

June 1, 2014 - Voting opens - follow link,         provided here and on facebook.

June 7, 2014 - Voting closes - WINNER will be announced at 10 pm EST!


I will post more information about the reveal and voting, and of course share some process photos here on June 1, 2014. Hope you will follow along in the fun!


Blessings!

Friday, May 9, 2014

BSBP-8 Reveal - Hooray!

Thanks again to Lori Anderson of Pretty Things, I am happy to report... It is time to reveal the delectable yummies from the soups that have been simmering all this time.... Don't forget to stop by and visit the many other talented artist's work too. You can take it piece meal or go full out multiple course meal style. Whatever way you go enjoy the eye candy and the stories. 

Visit this link to view the other participants' works.
http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/2014/05/8th-bead-soup-blog-party-participant.html


Meanwhile, here is what I made from the bountiful fixings in my soup...



  I made a knit chain for it. They really complement each other well. 



Next came the clasp that my partner Janeen Sorensen of Wild Vanilla Designs made along with some links from a copper plated chain, and dyed pearls made this fun Illusion necklace and strung bracelet.




It just didn't seem right not to have earrings, so with two of the links and some copper crystals, so they could go with just about any piece from this soup. Also a pair of chainmaille dangle earrings with the Peacock Vista Jasper disks as drops to go with the focal pendant had to be made. Before I knew it I was wire weaving with the two heart components also made by Janeen along with the Amethyst crystals and copper wire. It was an earring frenzy... 


 I next made a bracelet and earrings set with some Czech glass disks and wire. This set is actually going to be published on the Wubbers U site as a tutorial - yay! Some of the others may end up there too. They were so fun to make why not share the how to's, right? I'll let you know when they go up.



I hope you enjoyed my soup as much as I did making it. I'm off to go see the work of my fellow artisans. I hope you visit them too. So much to see, great talent, yummy eye candy - and it won't get you in trouble, it's not a sale - it's a feast of soups! hanks for stopping by.

Blessings!