Ninth Bead Soup Blog Party-Bead Hoarders Edition. My bead soup has arrived.

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I am participating in the ninth bead soup blog party organized by Lori Anderson. The eighth bead soup party was in 2014. Lori has had health problems and is finally feeling well enough to give it another go.

 

We participants got paired with each other and put together and swapped a “bead soup” made from a special focal bead and some coordinating beads that we had been hoarding. No shortage of hoarded beads here! Now my partner, Terry Matuszyk, and I (along with the other participants) will make one or more special pieces of jewelry from the bead soup.

 

Terry has collected and sold vintage costume jewelry for many years. In 2009 she started making jewelry and enjoys using vintage beads. She included both vintage Japanese beads and Czech beads in the soup she sent me. The beads and and colors are fantastic! She also sent two wonderful Raku focal beads made by Harry Wood.

 

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Terry also included a gift of a pair of pretty and unusual earrings that she had made.

 

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Thank you so much, Terry. I love them all.

 

 

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About ingetraud

I make lampwork beads and jewelry. My other interests include traveling, reading, hiking, and collecting art and handcrafted items, especially pottery. I have always loved handmade things and have collected hand-thrown pottery since I was a teenager. I have done stained glass and weaving. I had been stringing beads into necklaces for a while when I attended a clay and glass show in Palo Alto. There was a beadmaker there whose work I fell in love with. I bought one bead to make into a necklace and decided I wanted to learn how to make glass beads. I took my first beadmaking class from Jackie Marr in Santa Cruz. After taking another class from Katie Stuart in Santa Barbara I set up my own studio and have not looked back. Beadmaking is like meditation for me. What has kept me interested is that there is always some new technique or color combination to learn or try. I have taken advanced classes from Sally Prasch, Marjorie Langston, Holly Cooper, Shirley Cook, Dolly Ahles, J.C. Herrill, Kristen Franzten Orr, Amy Waldman Smith, Claudia Trimbur-Pagel, Astrid Riedel, Amanda Muddimer, Melanie Moertel, Angela Meier, and Jennifer Geldard. I love combining my love of beadmaking and traveling by taking classes away from home. Last September I got to attend a bead symposium in Wertheim, Germany. I took a bead lining class and watched many demos. I am married and have one son, age 26. I live in the Santa Cruz Mountains between Los Gatos and Scotts Valley, California.
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3 Responses to Ninth Bead Soup Blog Party-Bead Hoarders Edition. My bead soup has arrived.

  1. pinkchapeau says:

    Inge, I’m so glad you got everything, and that you like the beads! I look forward to seeing what you make!

  2. Ann says:

    Nice hoard!

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