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 the last two times. I enjoyed trying new jewellery making techniques and I have met some great new friends. Big thanks to Lori Anderson who is behind this huge sharing experience.
I have gathered the beads for the “bead soup”. Tonight I will pack them up. Tomorrow morning I will ship the “soup” to my partner.
My partner is Iveth Caruso of Creative Atelier. Iveth makes simple, modern, and minimal handmade jewelry. She has been designing and making jewelry for ten years in her Cumming, Georgia studio. Strong colors and quality materials are important to her. She strives to create jewelry that is attractive, yet easy to wear. Her pieces are one of a kind. Here is one of her beautiful necklaces:
Iveth has been surrounded by arts and crafts since an early age. Her grandmother was a very talented seamstress who could make her own patterns and dresses just by looking at a picture. Her mother was always trying new crafts, until jewelry making found its way to her heart. Iveth’s mother makes wonderful, intricate beadwork including many earrings for Iveth. Iveth was not interested in jewelry making at first. She started making a pair of earrings out of frustration because she couldn’t’ find a pair she liked for a special occasion and has not stopped since.
Iveth has 2 little girls. She loves Colombian coffee, rice (she could eat rice everyday!), dogs, traveling, and soccer. Cooking is not one of her favorite activities.