Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Stretching my Limits or Stretched to my Limits?

Funny how sometimes while trying to do something new I find myself at a loss for even the most simplist of ideas or direction.
I have an idea of what I want to create but then when I undertake the task of trying those ideas out; I sit there in a daze. 
Recently my daughters suggested that I should try to make something more appealing to the younger generation. 
Ok, so I sat down this past weekend and pulled out some lovely lentil beads. I put them together in an symetrical pattern and decided that I wanted to give it a youthful appeal. I loved the way the colors came together but thought they were just a little bright so I attached them to black suede cording to tone it down a bit. 
 The necklace came together well, and I actually finised it in one day.  Not a common thing in my hectic world. 

I wore it to my grandson's birthday party! I really did not expect the reaction I got.  One of my daughters, who can be pretty blunt. Told me that the necklace looked pretty cheap. 
Wow what a shocker! Really?
I thought the colors were bright and spring like. I posted it on one of the groups I belong to on Facebook for a feedback from my peers. After several suggestions I will be reworking this piece after all... 
Oh Well back to the drawing board!
Maybe I need to re-adjust my ideas of what the younger generation likes?

~Stay Tuned for the Revamped Project~

Sunday, February 17, 2013

~The Anticipation is Over~

I was pleasantly surprised Friday afternoon when I checked my mailbox before going out of town and away from Cyberland....I received my SOUP, from my BSBP partner, Cindy Cima Edwards!

I received the most wonderful selections of beads, so much more than I could have anticipated!
Thank you Cindy!

I think a little birdie told her that pink and green we definitely my favorite colors! I just sat there for a while enjoying the beads. The look and the feel of them, this is going to stretch my talents as I not ever used fiber in my projects before.   I can’t wait to really start working with them.

Our reveal date is April 13! Come back and see what we have come up with!

You can check out Cindys latest blog, to see what this newbie sent her. 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

~Announcing my partner for the 7th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party~

I just got my email from Lori McDaniel Anderson, and she has paired me up with Cindy Cima Edwards, of Zimaj on Etsy! 

Of course I had to go check out her work!  
Cindy is a very talented artist and has been published in several magazines.
Here is one of my favorite pieces!
I am really excited to take on this adventure! This is the first time participating in a BeadSoup Event.  I am really looking forward to getting to know Cindy and each and every one who are participating, although with over 500 blogs this could take all year. 
Here is a little tease of what I will be sending Cindy!

I hope you will check out her blog and follow along with us!