Monthly Archives: March 2014

My bead soup has arrived.

Last week a package arrived in the mail. This was inside! Lots of little packages all wrapped up. My bead soup from Iveth Caruso! Inside were a wonderful variety of beads, including several possible focal beads, purple leather cord, and … Continue reading

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Heather Trimlett’s 40-Bead Challenge

A couple of years ago I participated in Heather Trimlett’s challenge to improve my beadmaking skills by making 40 beads using her instructions: • about 1/2”–5/8” in diameter • using DOTS only as a decorative element • melting ALL dots … Continue reading

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Beadmaking Class with Kristen Frantzen Orr

Last weekend I participated in a wonderful glass bead making class with Kristen Frantzen Orr, an acclaimed bead artist. According to her website “Kristen’s handmade glass beads blend her love of nature with her background as a watercolor artist. A … Continue reading

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Bead Soup Blog Party 8: About my Partner

This is my third time participating in the Bead Soup Blog Party hosted by Lori Anderson .  This is the eighth party Lori has organized. I had a good time making my items with the beautiful soup I was sent … Continue reading

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Bead and Button Show

To celebrate my Birthday last year my sister, Angelika, and I decided to attend the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I landed in Chicago on June 5, 2013 and had several hours before picking up Angelika. In Milwaukee … Continue reading

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Eighth Bead Soup Blog Party

Lori Anderson of Pretty Things is having another Bead Soup Blog Party. It is the eighth bead soup party and my third time participating. This year there are 490 participants. It’s going to be fun! We participants get paired with … Continue reading

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Soda Lime Times

I had a bead published for the first time! The Soda Lime Times is a wonderful emagazine about lampwork bead making for lampwork beadmakers. It is published on the 15th of each month and costs only $4.95. I have subscribed … Continue reading

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