Feb 25, 2010

Bead Soup Exchange Matchbox

Well, I started my creative juices working and finally decided what I wanted to do to decorate my matchbox that I will be sending my beads in to my exchange partner.  I'm not through yet, but here is the start.

Feb 22, 2010

Bead Soup Exchange

As most of you readers know, I recently particpated in Lori Anderson's "Bead Soup Exchange". We had a Bead Partner, and exchanged beads and findings with that partner and then made something beautiful out of what we received. (See my design in the older posts). We had so much fun doing that so we formed a Bead Soup Exchange Yahoo group and will be exchanging beads with our partners (most likely a new one). This will be a piece of cake, or I think it will anyway, but the thing that is throwing me a curve is how am I going to decorate this little matchbox that I am supposed to present the beads in. I don't know why I am stressing over this, but I am. I have until March 3rd to finish this task and get it mailed. You might want to check back and see what I will come up with. :-) . Any suggestions?

Feb 19, 2010

Stella & Dot

As mentioned in my profile, I am a Stylist and Senior Consultant for the direct sales Company, Stella & Dot.  I have been with the Company since 2005 when it was know as Luxe Jewels.  At that time it was a company set up to teach jewelry making, and has evolved into a Multi-Million dollar, first class ready-made jewelry company.  Jewelry designs are selected by our Design committee headed by Blythe, and reflect the very newest trends in style. 

Stella & Dot offers you the opportunity to own your own business and establish a team that you coach and mentor.  The skies the limit in the amount you can make, and the opportunities for travel and pampering are yours for the making.  Contact me if  you are interested in information regarding this business opportunity, or if you would like to hold a catalog party to earn some fabulous jewelry for free.  Check us out at Stella Dot.

Feb 15, 2010

Fresh From the Farmer's Market

I have been eating and cooking "Bead Soup" all week so decided it was time to eat real food.  I was fortunate enough to win a free cooking class at Cooking With Class La Quinta.  Executive Chef Dave Schy demonstrated some delicious food, showing us how to use fresh foods from our local vendors.  He prepared:

Broiled Mayan Spiced Fish Filet
Mushroom Stuffed Mushrooms
Radish-Habanero Salsa
Fig, Pistachio & Orange Quinoa
Chicken-Lime Soup
Rocky Road Brownies

Check out these recipes at Dave Schy's website.  He has many vegan and vegetarian recipes too.

Feb 12, 2010

Lori Anderson Bead Soup Exchange

Whoo Hoo, I did it.  I visited all 85 Bead Exchange Participants blogs (some even twice).  Congratulations to all of you for a job well done.  This was so fun, and I hope we do it again soon.

Bead Soup is Done

Thanks to all that stopped by a left your kind comments for the Bead Soup Exchange.  It's been fun visiting all the blogs to see what you made.  I'm not done yet, but hope to view all by this evening.  Congratulations to the winners of Lori's Beads.  Lucky you.  I hope we can do this again soon.

Feb 9, 2010

The soup is ready! Lori Anderson bead soup exchange

The soup is ready!  I received this package of beads from Patty Lakinsmith at http://www.pattylakinsmith.blogspot.com/

And this is what I made with them.

Thanks Lori for all your work on putting this together.  You can find a list of blogsites to visit on Lori's blog

Soup Is Almost Ready!!! Lori Anderson Bead Soup Exchange

My Soup is simmering and almost done.  At 12 midnight EST you can start your rounds and visit Eighty-four (yes I said 84) artists blogs to see what they have prepared with the beads they exchanged with their bead partners.  Lori Anderson of Pretty Things cooked this up for us and I am thoroughly enjoying the intrigue.  We have polymer clay and glass artists displaying their creations, along with artists using beautiful fine metals and semi-precious stones.  They might even be willing to part with a piece or two. 

Join us for a bit of fun traveling these blogs.  Catch the list at Lori's blog at  http://lorianderson.blogspot.com/2009/12/bead-soup-party-and-bead-swap.html.

Visit my blog for the unveiling after 9:00 PM PST today, Tuesday, February 9th.

Feb 7, 2010

KMT Graphic Designs

Welcome to my newly designed Blogspot.  Tara of KMT Graphic Design created this fun place for me, and if any of the 84 jewelry artists From the Lori Anderson Bead Soup Exchange are in need of a blog makeover, you can contact Tara at www.kmtgraphicdesign.etsy.com/ for information.  Another Bead Soup artist, Dee Gordon, used Tara for her blog, and you can see Tara's work  at http://www.runakodesigns.blogspot.com/.

Feb 6, 2010

Lori Anderson Bead Soup Exchange

The big reveal for the Lori Anderson Bead Soup Exchange is just around the corner.  The evening of Feb. 9th and all day February 10th 84 jewelry artists will be posting pictures of the designs they made with their bead soup mix.  What will I be showing?  Here are my ingredients, and come back next week for the big reveal.