My First Bead Soup Blog Party

Nu am mai postat de mult pe blog. Sa-mi fie rusine! M-am implicat in atatea lucruri in ultima vreme, incat abia am timp de mine, Sper sa reusesc sa ma organizez mai bine, sa-mi pun lucrurile in ordine si sa descopar metode mai eficiente de a face tot ceea ce am de facut.
Si va trebui sa fac cumva sa ma mai ocup si de blog. Pentru ca sunt multe lucrari ce inca nu le-am descoperit aici. Dar o voi face curand! Toamna aceasta, dupa ce trece caldura asta molesitoare ma voir eorganiza si voi recupera ;)
Pana atunci, sa va povestesc despre o petrecere cu margele! Este vorba de Bead Soup Party, organizata de Lori Anderson pe blogul ei!
Mi s-a parut foarte interesant, asa ca m-am inscris pe lista!
Practic, se fac perechi de artizani din intreaga lume si facem schimb intre noi de materiale iar apoi, la o data anume, dezvaluim pe blog ceea ce am creat!
Ceea ce pot sa spun este ca, partenerea mea, Alison, face margele extraordinar de frumoase din lut polimeric! Si spre norocul meu, sunt posesoarea unur margele minunate realizate de ea, pandantivul fiind realizat chiar special pentru mine: e adorabil!
De cand am vazut ceea ce mi-am primit mi-am zis: trebuie musai sa-mi fac ceva pentru mine! Si asta am si facut! Pentru ca imi plac la nebunie formele si culorile, iar combinatia mi se potriveste de minune!
Si stiti ce e curios?! Eu nu prea sunt fan lut polimeric! N-am nimic cu el, doar ca nu m-a atras niciodata in mod deosebit (doar vazandu-l pe blogurile altora si trebuie sa recunosc, e ARTA acolo, dragii mei!) si dupa cum probabil ati putut observa, nu l-am folosit in creatiile mele! Desi, trebuie sa recunosc mi-am cumparat cateva creatii din fimo si mi-au placut si chiar le port!
Cu toate astea, mi-am propus ca intr-o zi sa ii acord mai mult atentie, sa ma joc cu el, sa-i descopar frumusetea si posibilitatile infinite de a  fi pus in valoare... Si artisti precum Alison nu fac decat sa adauge greutate acestui task de pe lunga mea lista de "to do, to try, to learn"! Asadra, multumesc! Se poate sa fi fost un semn ca ar trebuis a explorez mai mult!

Iata ce am primit:
Imi place mult saculetul in care le-am primit, este adorabil!

- focal si margele realizat manual din lut polimeric de catre Alison
- inchizatoare din cupru forjat manual, realizat de Alison
-margele vintage de lucit
- cateva perlute de cultura
- pamblica vopsita manual
- margele din cupru, goale pe interior

Si iata ce am realizat: 2 coliere in care am utilizat toate materialele trimise de Alison, carora le-am alaturat cateva margele din sticla, margele dagger drops cehesti si margele de fluorit, accesorii din cupru dar si cateva ineluse din piatra, margele de cuart, aventurin si snur din piele.
Colierele pot fi purtate impreuna, arata foarte bine impreuna, avand aceeasi schema de culori:

Dar si separat! Pentru colierul cu pandantiv, am facut si o pereche de cercelusi finuti, care nu apar in imagine!

Colierul cu piele si pamblica poate fi purtat si ca bratara, infasurandu-l de 3 ori in jurul incheieturii.

Voi ce parere aveti?

Nu uitati sa aruncati o privire si la ceea ce a realizat Alison cu margelutele trimise de mine, aici!


I haven't posted here for quite a qhile...shame on me! I've been involved in so many things lately that I have barely had time for myself! I hope I'll manage to organise myself better, to get things in order and to discover more efficient ways to make everything I have to do!
And I will have to come up with something to take more care of the blog! There are many works I haven't posted here, bu I will soon! This autumn, after the suffocating heat arround here passes, I will reorganise things and I will catch things up!
Until then, let me tell you about a bead party I am attending! I'm talking about Bead Soup Party organised by Lori Anderson on her blog!
I thought it is a very interesting Party so I signed up!
Techincally, she match us, artisans arround the Globe, in pairs that trade furnitures and at a certain date we reveal what we have created using that materials!
What I can say si that my partner, Alison, makes amazingally beautiful polimer clay beads! And, lucky me, I have in my possesion some wonderfull beads created by her, the pendant being creatied specially for me: and it's adorable!
Since I first saw what I get from alison, I told myself: I definitely must make something for myself to wear them! And I did it! because I am crazy about the shapes and colours, and the palette it perfectly suits me!

And you know what is so curious about it?! I'm not such a big fan of polymer clay! I mean, don't get me wrong, i have nothing bad with it, but it's just it never attracted me in a very special way (only seeing it on others' blogs, which I loved and I admit, it's ART in there, my dears!) and as you probably already noticed, I didn't used it in my work! Altough, i must admit, I did buy myself some polymer creations and I liked them and even wear them :P
Anyway, I propose to myself one day to give it more attention, to play with it, to discover its beauty and the infinite posibilities to make the most of it! And artist as Alison only add height to this task in my long long list of "to do, to try, to learn"!
So tahnk you, it might have been a sign that I should explore more ;)

Here is what I did get:
- polimer clay focal and beads, made by Alison
- hand forged copper clasp, also made by Alison
- Vintage lucite beads
- small pearls
- hand dyed ribbon
- hollow copper beads
I really love the little bag in which they were kept, it's really adorable!

And here is what I came up with: 2 necklaces in which I have used all the furnitures Alison sent me, next to some glass beads, czech dagger drops, fluorite beads, copper decorative beads and pendants, some gem little rings, quartz beads, aventurine beads and leather cord, all connected using copper wire and accesories.

The necklaces can be worn together, they look very good together, having the same color palette!
The leather necklace can also be worn as a bracelet, wrapped 3 times arround the wrist!

What do you think?
Don't forget to check what Alison did with some of the beads I've sent her, here!



Iata lista celor ce au dezvaluit lucrarile pe 25 august!

Here is the list with those who had to reveal their work on aust 25th!
Have fun!

Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

Agi Kiss, Moonsafari Beads 
Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming
Alison Sachs, Beads by Earthtones
Amanda Dittloff, Passion Smashin'
Andra Marasteanu, Bijoux de Monanage
Angie Szlovak, SweetBeads
Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
Ann Sherwood, Ann's Blog
Arlene Dean, A Glass Bash
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution
Barb Solem, Vivi Magoo Presents
Barbara Blaszczyk, laboratorim Flory
Becky Pancake, Becky Pancake Bead Designs
Beth Emery, Stories by Indigo Heart
Bianca Odenthal, Zydies Glasperlen
Birgit Klughardt, GitesBeads
Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry
Bonnie Coursolle,  Jasper Gems
Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini
Charlene Jacka, Clay Space
Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
Cheryl Foiles, Get Your Bead On
Christie Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Christina Miles, Wings n Scales
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design
CJ Bauschka, 4 His Glory Creations
Claire Smith, Embergrass Jewelry
Cynthia Riggs, Cynth's Blog
Dana Fowler, Trunk Full of Treasure
Dawn Pierro, Turtle Moon Designs
Dee Elgie, Cherry Obsidia
Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous
Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Eileen Snyder, Dorset Hill Beads
Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
Eva Kovacs, Ewa gyongyos vilaga!
Evelyn Duberry, Sheba Makeda
Fay Wolfenden, Torch Fairy
Fen Li, Bead Flora Jewels
Gail Zwang, Angel Moose Enterprises
Geneva Collins, Torque Story
Grace Dorsey, Fan of the Flame
Gretchen Nation,  Art Food Lodging
Hannah Annear, Squintessential
Hajer Waheed, My Beaded World
Heather Goldsmith, As I Bead It
Heather Otto, The Craft Hopper
Heidi Kingman, My Bead Therapy
Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
Isolina Perez, Isolina Perez
Jacqueline Keller, CreARTelier
Jane Haag, Did You Make Something Today?
Janeen Sorensen, Wild Vanilla Designs
Jean Peter, Jean P. Designs
Jennifer Judd, Jen Judd Rocks
Jennifer L Justman, Soul's Fire Designs
Joanna Matuszczyk, Bizuteria z filcu
Joanne Brown, Jo's Jewels
Joanne Lockwood, Jo Bunkum
Joyce Becker, Joyce's Joyful Gems
Judy Riley, Three Red Beads
Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design
Karen Williams, Baublicious
Karin von Hoeren, Creative Ideen
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Kashmira Patel, Sadafule .. always in bloom!
Kate Richbourg, We Can Make That at Home
Katrin Lembke, AllesPerle
Kathy Combs, Torched in Texas
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Kelley Fogle, My Life, One Bead at at Time
Kelly Hosford Patterson, Traveling Side Show
Klaudette Koon, Only Road
Lara Lutrick, Lampwork Beads by Lara
Laura Guenther, Blue Antiquities
Laurie Lalonde, Simply Mod Jewelry
Lilik Kristiani, Soul of My Embodiment
Linda Younkman, Lindy's Designs
Lisa Chapman, Beach Cat Beads
Lisa Lodge, Pine Ridge Treasures
Loretta Carstensen, Designs by Loretta
Lori Bergmann, Lori Bergmann Design
Lori Dorrington, Lori's Adventures in Etsy Land
Lupe Meter, Gem's PC Corner
Lynn Davis, LLYYNN
Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin
Mandi Effron, Craft-o-licious
Mandy Williamson, Mimi's Beading
Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
Maria Rosa Sharrow, Willow Street Shops
Marianne Baxter, Simply Seablime Jewelry
Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
Marjolein Trewavas, Room for Change
Marelene Cupo, Amazing Designs
Marsha Neal, Marsha Neal Studio
Marta Kaczerowska, uhuhu
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Menka Gupta, Menka's Jewelry Blog
Michelle Burnett, Reverie and Revival
Michelle Escano-Caballero, The Cabby Crafter
Miko Wiropati, Uniquely Yunikua
Milla Hope,  LB Creative Arts and Crafts
Mimi Gardner, Other Curiosities
Miranda Ackerley, MirandackArts
Natalie McKenna, grubbi
Noemi Baena, fuego, metal, y color
Pam Ferrari, Ferrari Originals
Pam Sears, Crazy Creative Corner
Penny Neville, Copper Penny
Rachel Baron, R. Baron Designs
Rachel Myers, Rockabead Jewelry
Rana Wilson, Definitive Designs by R. Wilson
Rebecca Anderson, Song Beads
Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
Riki Schumacher, Riki Jewelry 
Rose Binoya, Ahtee's Blog
Rossana De Gaspari, Rdegas Blog
Sandi James, Do Be Do Bead Do
Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
Sandra Wollberg, City of Brass Stories
Sarah Goode, Pookledo
Sarah Small, blog by salla
Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Shawn Mills, Shawn Marie Designs with Bent Wire
Sheila Davis, Stone Designs by Sheila
Sheryl Stephens, Babble Bead
Shiraz Biggie, Secret Song Designs
Solange Collin,  Ahowin Handcrafted Jewelry
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
Stephanie Dixon, The Dixon Chick
Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
Susan Sheehan, Strands of Thought
Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
Sweet Freedom, Sweet Freedom Designs
Tabatha Dinger, Modernly Created
Tania Hagen, Pelima Jewellery Design
Tanya Boden, Fusion Muse
Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo 
Tracy Stillman, Tracy Stillman Designs
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44 de comentarii:

Skye spunea...

Beautiful job :) I LOVE that wrap necklace/bracelet!

Andra - Bijoux De Mon Ange spunea...

Thank you, I totally let myself driven by the beads and cords, was nothing planned!!! And actually it's my first wrap bracelet and I am totaly inlove with it!!
i've always loved the looks of a wrap bracelet, now I cannot find any good reason why I didn't make one of these before! they're just great, versatile and totally my style!

jennifers jewels and junk spunea...

lovely pieces

Francy spunea...

very pretty!

Kashmira spunea...

Garden party :) Very pretty.

Alexandra Chereches spunea...

felicitari! imi place foarte mult ceea ce ai realizat tu!


Shyme spunea...

Lovely pieces!


I love your pieces, great colors and design!
ciao dall'Italia

Leah Curtis spunea...

Wonderful! I love how you can wear the pieces together and the feminine, bohemian style.

Vivi Magoo spunea...

Very lovely use of your brad soup ingredients! Soft and feminine! I love it!

Kepi spunea...

Very lovely, the colors and design are really pretty.

CreARTelier - Jacqueline Keller spunea...

you did a great job with your soup!
i like the idea to use the bracelet also as a necklace.. Top!

Andra - NadrArt ( Bijoux De Mon Ange) spunea...

Thank you to all of you!

Jaqueline: yes, I like to have pieces I can wear in different ways!

Thank you very much!!

Linda Y spunea...

Very nice pieces. I love the bracelet. What a great job.

jojosbeads spunea...

I was really looking forward to seeing what you made after seeing the soup your partner sent. I love both necklaces and they do look fabulous together. Well done :)

Sweet Freedom spunea...

I love your colorful designs!

uhuhu spunea...

I love the first necklace.

Terri spunea...

Colorful soup was sent and lovely colorful designs were made I hope you join the next soup... because you do Soup-er work!

Jean spunea...

Very Pretty!!

Cindy Cima spunea...

I love your bracelet and necklace! Wonderful colors!!!

Alice spunea...

I love both necklaces! The colors are just beautiful and cheerful. I love that the second one can be worn as a wrap bracelet!

BeadsByEarthTones spunea...

Andra! i am so impressed with what you have done! the colors are amazing; so bright and cheery and your wrapping design gorgeous! i love the two together and how fun that you're keeping it for yourself to wear :)
this was a fun journey with you; thank you so much for your bead soup and please, no worries about the clasp, i'm the klutz that broke it! lol!

Tealwater spunea...

How versatile to make a necklace or bracelet out of one piece! I love it as a bracelet and the other necklace is so pretty too!

Marlene Cupo spunea...

So feminine and delicate. Beautiful soup!

beadrecipes spunea...

Great pieces, I love that you can wear the second one either as a necklace and a bracelet!

beadflora spunea...

Gorgeous! The necklace is divine!

Ahowin spunea...

Wonderful, wow those wire wrapping Necklace and bracelet are simply adorable.

Sandi Volpe spunea...

Beautiful, congrats on your first soup you did a great job!!

moonsafari spunea...

I'm drooling now looking at your jewelry! You had a great soup to work with and WOW you made the best out of it! So fresh looking, playful, exotic, I would love to have jewerlry like that! Hope to meet you on the next party too! :)

Shirley spunea...

You truly designed beautiful pieces to complement your soup. They are fresh and lovely. Great job!

CraftyHope spunea...

There is so much joy in the pieces you created. They are lovely apart, but I really like them together. Very beautiful!

Lori Bergmann spunea...

I love how you mixed all those pretty colors together and the versatility of your necklace/bracelet design! Thanks for leaving your kind comments on my blog earlier too! *Ü*

GlassBeadArt spunea...

Such beautiful pieces! Love them all :-)

Loris Glassworks spunea...

Beautiful! You did such a great job using your suop ingredients. I love the first necklace.
Lori D.

Becky Pancake spunea...

Great job with your soup. It's very kool that you have so many ways to wear your new jewelry. A+

Lori Anderson spunea...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! I love it and I'd wear it! Well done!

Lori Anderson spunea...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! I love it and I'd wear it! Well done!

Shaiha spunea...

Gorgeous set! I just love how the wrap can be worn as a second necklace or as a bracelet. Really makes the set versatile.

Andra spunea...

Fantastic creations from one Andra to another!! I love what you did with both necklaces and then to be able to wear them together, WOW!

beadphoria spunea...

Stunning pieces! Lots of fun color and texture! Bravo!

Best Wishes,
Suzann Sladcik Wilson

SueBeads spunea...

Beautiful Andra!

Karen Mitchell spunea...

Great colours and texture. Love the necklace.

windbent spunea...

Very fun colors and designs. I think you did a great job.

SavonFeutré spunea...

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