Monthly Archives: July 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party 2012

Welcome to the 2012 edition of the Bead Soup Blog Party, hosted by the talented Lori Anderson of Pretty Things blog.  Lori partners up all the participants and we exchange beads, including a special focal bead and clasp.  Today is the day

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Bead Soup Goodies

It’s almost time for another Bead Soup Blog Party.  I think this about the 5th one I have participated in.  Hosted by the talented Lori Anderson of Pretty Things, this has become a big event with participants from all over

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Puget Sound Bead Festival

It’s Bead Table Wednesday and my bead table is filled with new bounty from the Puget Sound Bead Festival. On Sunday, Kristi Bowman and I met in Tacoma and spent a pleasant afternoon together feeding our bead addiction. I didn’t take

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Beads of Clay Design Challenge Reveal

Beads Of Clay, also known as BOC, is a nonprofit organization that promotes and educates others about creating and using artisan-made clay beads.  I’ve met the nicest, funniest and most creative artists through this group.  Recently BOC added a Design Team to

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Ceramic Beads & A Touch Of Lampwork

Bead Table Wednesday I have been on a crazy ceramic bead buying binge lately!  I confess to being addicted.  So here is what is lying all over my bead table today.  I tried to label everything correctly, but if you

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I Heart Macro – Peonies

I ♥ Macro Sunday! Not satisfied being just a pretty garden flower, peonies are exuberantly  large, with ruffled depth and petticoat-like ruffles.  I love to snip the stems short and float the blossoms in shallow bowls or stemware dessert glasses.

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Venice Please

Long ago, in our early 20’s, my husband and I backpacked around Europe and visited Venice.  I wasn’t working with beads then and was completely unaware of Venice’s long tradition of exquisite glass making.  Now, I wish I could return to Venice,

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