Friday, June 29, 2012

Bead Soup Partner

My bead soup swap partner this go round is 
Sarah Goode of  Pookledo 
image from Sarah's blog
Sharon likes to recycle/up-cycle.  
And is very talented at this. 
Reclaiming what others would consider discards, 
Sarah makes into totally new pieces of jewelry. 
She is a self confesses bead-a holic.
She is not alone.
There will be 3 reveals this time for Lori Anderson's
Bead Soup blog hop.
Our reveal is August the 11th.  
We chatted via e-mail doing our best to get 
a feel for what each other likes. 
So stop back by if you can to see the reveals

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Murano Glass Necklace

I think I have figured out the storage issue.
well maybe not...
I wanted to add another photo but I can't do it...

Until then I have opened a blog on word press
So different from blogger and 
I'm really use to bloggers format.
But there is a bead soup in the works
 and I want to be ready.
So when the migraine clears.
Perhaps I'll be able to figure it out.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Lavender Sachet

Yesterday, I received my parcel from
Caroline, who lives in the UK. 
We did a lavender sachet swap.
Inside was this lovely card (We love our cats)
and this package....
All wrapped up with a tag 
and on it....printed info about lavender.
Very classy.
And here is the sachet that she made for me...
We both dyed our own fabric and then stamped on 
what ever image we wanted. I had requested the shell.
Since I had seen it on her blog.
And then we could embellish it anyway we wanted.
She has hand stitched some of the outline of the 
nautilus and accented it with seed beads.
on both sides.
 Caroline posses a talent I have not wanted to acquire.
That of Crochet. But after doing this project I wish 
I had that in my talent bag to draw on when needed.
After sewing up my little sachet for Caroline, I was reduced to 
gluing on my trims...pretty enough...
 but not like this.
She hand crocheted the edges, then wove in a teal ribbon.
Simply Gorgeous!
The smell is just divine and I just love it!!!
Thank You So Much!!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Played with some more of the beads from my Mom and Kay.
 And some from my personal stash.