It is that time again, the 6th Bead Soup Blog Party put on the most wonderful Lori Anderson, Pretty Things.
|Bead Soup August 2011 - Partner Erin Prais-Hintz|
Sign up for the party ends tonight at midnight. Lori will then match all of us up with partners, we send our partners "Bead Soup", we mix it all into something wonder and then we reveal what each of us had made on the reveal date.
|Bead Soup June 2010 - Partner Christine of A Hot Piece of Glass|
|Bee My Honey|
|February ABS Challenge Piece - Lei it on me|
|My first jewelry ever - OMG!!!|
|My flame beads with orange, yellow and dark red|
For about six months I just made beads - though mom and Sharon kept telling me I had to make something out of those beads instead of hoarding them.
|One of my first necklaces|
|One of my first major projects - lampwork beads, Sterling|
Silver Celtic cut outs - enameled pendant - all handmade
measurements done by mom
|First enameled bowl ever - my Color in Metal class Fall 2006|
|African Mask - mom sawed and me enamel|
|One of our first pieces - together|
|Jan 2012 ABS Challenge - Tra-La-La|
|January 2010 ABS Challenge|
|Warrior Woman 1 - Donated Necklace|
|Art on the Wabash 2011|
We have moved from craft shows to juried art shows. We have started to have a following of loyal customers both on Etsy and at the art shows. At the Sleepy Creek, Salt Fork River Festival, we have one customer who comes each year to buy one of our bowls. She packs up all her other bowls, lays them out on the table so she can figure out what new bowl will go with her collection. At our Delphi Art Show, we have customers asking weeks in advance to make sure we are going to participate - so that makes us feel like a million bucks - that someone likes us even though we are soooo not mainstream.
|PeaTalk - ABS Challenge Piece|
I hope you enjoyed reading about our journey.