Friday, February 12, 2010

Parti di Sole

Hello Blogging Buddies!  Happy Friday to you!

I'm still making my way around to all the blogs from the Bead Soup Party.  80 is a large number and it takes time to give each the time it deserves.  I'd once again like to say a huge thank you to Lori Anderson who created the "soup" and all the excitement.  Bravo, Lori!  It was a big hit!

I'm trying to get back to a normal schedule but it's a bit hard with a kiddo home all week and wanting to play game after game.  Its great sometimes spending unexpected time with her but how much Disney channel can one girl take?  I will be glad when things get back to normal hopefully next week after some of the 20 or so inches of snow we've gotten has melted.

Alright so here's some other creations.
Up and Away Swarovski Necklace

Live, Laugh, Love Sterling Ribbon Necklace

Ocean's Dream Ocean Jasper Bracelet

And I have some other news as well.  I am opening up a supply shop on Etsy.  I love charms and trinkets so I'd like to focus on these.  I also have a never ending supply of stash beads that I need to get rid of.  My new shop is called "Parti di Sole" or Pieces of Sunshine.  Nothing there yet if you look on Etsy.  Give me some time as I am still trying to add my new pieces to the Bei Mondi site.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Bead Soup Party Piece

And here it is...

I'm not actually completely done.  I still hope to oxidize this piece and polish it with steel wool but I ran out of time.  The dragonfly clasp is actually to the side on this piece which is something new for me.  I also added a Green Girl Studios pewter bird bead to add a bit more silver tone.  The chain is made with copper (of course, the metal I love!) and all the beads are from my Bead Soup Party stash except for the bird bead.  Lots of loops and twisting metal amongst some gorgeous lampwork, jasper, and citrine beads.

I just want to say a HUGE thank you to my Bead Soup Party partener in crime, Julie at RockerJewlz.  She gave me such a gorgeous array of beads to work with so I was very lucky.

And here's the list of participants so go check out some more Bead Soup and see what everyone created.

Let the Party Begin!!!

1. Lori, Pretty Things 
3. Terri, Blooming Ideas
9. Adrienne, Adrienne Designs
11. Laurel, Rue's Daftique
14. Cassie, The Glass Beadle
17. Lisa, Lo and Behold
19. Judith, Judith B.
20. Debbie, Prairie Emporium
24. Marianna, Pretty Shiny Things
25. Lisa, Joolz by Lisa
26. Cristi, 2 If By Sea
30. Leslie, Bei Mondi
31. Loretta, Designs by Loretta
33. Kathie, The Bead Cult
34. Patty, Plays With Fire
35. Nicki, Nicki's Reef
36. Anne Marie, Heart's Desire
39. Emanda, Artemesia's Studio
40. Whitney, Whitney Lassini
41. Marcie, La Bella Joya
42. Suzann, Beadphoria
45. Janiece, J Birds Garden
47. Laurie, The Mermaid Tale
49. Sue, Sue Beads
50. Janeen, Janeen 365
51. Nancy, The Rabbit Muse
52. Kristie, Artisan Clay
53. Regina, Regina's Writings
55. Lyn, Lyn Foley
57. Cathryn, Chile Cats
60. Juli, Jul's Beads
61. Julie, RockerJewlz
70. Lynette, Rock Hill Designs
74. Ruthie, Rose Works Jewelry
75. Elizabeth, Turquoise Sky
76. Maire, Maire Dodd
77. Janet, Singing Woods
78. Eileen, Dorset Hill Beads
80. Joann, Jo's Jewels

Have fun venturing around to all the lovely creations!  :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Where are you?

Did you fall off the face of the earth or what?  Well, not exactly.  My time has really been sucked into the show that didn't happen.  Yep, it was canceled.  Why?  I guess 21 inches of snow got in the way.  We were expecting maybe 10 and we got way more.  In this case, more is NOT better.  So, the show was canceled, school has been closed for two days, and I don't think I'll be able to dig my car until next month.  Crazy!

So, I did make lots of pretties for the show which I will now put on the website and the Bei Mondi Etsy shop but I have the chore of taking pictures of all of them.  As you know, sometimes taking pictures and writing descriptions can take longer than making the piece itself.

I've also been playing around some on Etsy and finally got a Treasury in Etsy Treasury West.  Here's the photo and I'll leave the link if you want to check it out on Etsy.

So, now I am back to the grind.  Miss you girls and hope to get caught up soon.  New pictures coming!  Hugs!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

How Time Flies!

Man, how time flies.  Has it really been over a week since I last posted on the blog?  You know what I'm busy doing, right? 

I Made It! Mine
It's actually pretty funny cause I have no clue what I'm doing.  I'm winging it for sure.  My table set up is coming together finally after cutting and sewing 24 feet of fabric.  Oh, and Wal-mart, not the best customer service.  They accidentally cut me 3 yards rather than 8 and it took my like 2 hours to get it resolved.  I guess that's what I get for being cheap!  I'll try to take a few pictures at the show so you gals can see how it all came together.
Here's a little preview of what you will see if you come to the show on Saturday and also in the Bei Mondi shop.
Well, I can't write for too long.  There is still so much to do and I'm starting to get nervous now.  Yikes!  You girls enjoy your Wednesday and stay warm!