Linda Anderson took on the enormous task of organizing and hosting this blog hop, which is similar to Lori Anderson’s Bead Soup Blog Party that is now on a hiatus. Participants have been paired up with other jewellery designers (from all over the world) and each will send the other a package of beads, a clasp, and a focal piece. Participants then create one or more pieces of jewellery with the goodies. Thank you Linda!
My partner is Deb Fortin of Studio 24. Deb lives in Jasper, Ontario, Canada, a small hamlet on the Rideau Canal. She started making jewelry when she was a young child making a pop ‘n’ snap necklace and a stretch candy necklace. She became interested in jewelry making again when, as an adult, she got a job at a local bead and art supply store. She decided that to sell the products she should learn what to do with them. This resulted in spending some of her pay check on beads. She now has a large stash of beads and findings and will share some with me. Yah!
Deb started out stringing beads. She still enjoys stringing and also now loves wirework. She makes all types of jewellery: necklaces, bracelets, earrings, anklets, etc. She enjoys making sets of coordinating items (called PARURE), but sells them individually because not everyone likes to wear matching sets.
Here are some gorgeous examples of Deb’s work:
Be sure to check Deb’s blog for more examples of her jewelry. http://studiok24.blogspot.com/