Sunday, February 24, 2013

Maggie Meister's Classical Elegance

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Reading this book, I feel as though I've stepped back in time. Maggie Meister of Amphora Designs has managed to recreate the essence of century's old jewelry designs, but in seed beads. In Chapter 3, she shows a gold seed bead bracelet that is so breathtaking and the original that inspired the design. It's truly fascinating to read the history behind the designs in this book, all museum quality pieces. This is a must have for any serious seed beader!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Hearts From a Friend

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If you're a facebook addict like I am, you might've noticed that recently you've been given the option to send a gift to someone you're sending birthday wishes to. I was always skeptical, thinking that maybe it's yet another scam, but on my birthday this past week, I got a notice that my friend, Lori Anderson, sent me a birthday gift...jelly beans! I was still skeptical, but filled out my info & lo & behold, guess what came in the mail today?? JELLY BEANS! From Lori Anderson! I'll give a shout out to the company they came from, And they're heart shaped! Now I don't know if I can bring myself to eat them, they're so cute! Thank you Lori for the jelly beans, but even more so for your friendship! <3

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

You've Got Mail!

Pin It I was so excited to get my mail today! My bead soup arrived from my bead soup blog party partner, the uber talented seedbead artist, Skylar Bre'z. I was perusing her etsy shop and look at the lovelies I found there, like this one with druzy cabs...totally drool worthy!

Or this whimsical one...

Head on over to her etsy shop & check out her work!

Now, on to the bead soup she sent, along with a very thoughtful and beautiful hand written note. Even the envelope is beautiful!


And now for my beautiful soup...please stop by March 30th for the big reveal!

Friday, February 08, 2013

Bead Soup's On!!

Pin It I connected with my bead soup partner, a hugely talented seedbead artist. Not sure we're supposed to reveal that info yet, so will hold off for now. We were supposed to not ask what they'd like, but to send something that might challenge them. I SO hope she likes what I've sent out today. Wanna see??

Please stop back 3/30/13 for the reveal. Can't wait to see what I get!