Sunday, February 16, 2014

Beadcamp 2014~

I'm addicted…to glass that is! I had the great fortune of attending beadcamp in Nokomis Florida. The hosts, Marley and Jetze Beers, were beyond accommodating and warm. There was not one aspect that they did not think about for the benefit of their "guests". There were 8 of us, each with our own station to work at, complete with tools to create and learn the art of lampworking. I was the only guest who had never laid eyes on the apparatus of propane and oxygen to melt glass rods. I was so locked into the process and ohhhhhh how much I learned from the instructor. Janie Jones of grammy glass was our instructor. She made learning fun, fun, fun! You can see my day 1 beads below, cool right!!

Day 1 of Beadcamp, my first lampwork beads:-)
By day 5 I could get a nice round bead. Oh and check out my dot placement on my cupcake and my fishy:-)

I now have a whole bowl full of beads to do something with. Won't be earrings, lol, well except if I want to make a mismatch pair then I have plenty…

Oh and by the way, I have stuff for who ever is my BSBP partner that was made at camp, not by me and not sure by who. Unclaimed and given to me to pay forward…Another week and partners will be revealed by Lori

Sunday, February 9, 2014

8th Bead Soup Blog Party sign ups

And so it begins, the 8th annual BSBP…I got my confirmation and am ready for another fun event!!!
Now to get my ingredients together for my next bead soup partner. Here is my creation from the 7th BSBP
I received some lovelys from Leanne Loftus. This one holds some sentimental value to me as I used the time creating this as a tool for peace while grieving my girl, Sierra.

Simmer, simmer, simmer until February 28th when partners will be revealed. 
Thanks again Lori

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Once upon the Eve of the 8th Bead Soup Blog Party...

On the eve of sign ups I get ready 
to begin a new blog devoted only 
to my beading, wire working and lamp working 
{{yes bead camp was the best experience I have had in a long time more on that later}} 
back to the Bead soup Party that Lori Anderson 
is throwing. My phone started reminding me today-:) 
Gotta love schmart phones. Anyhow, I have enjoyed this party 
twice think this was the 6th BSBP. My partner Ema sent me 
beautiful lamp work beads that I wear at least once per week and 
get lots of compliments.I hope there will be more blogs now that I 
am going to have an exclusive blog for my different roles. Well technology 
will continues to be a challenge until the house is built, but hey did the 
last two with limited access so its all good.  I was using a different blog, 
tree of life, which I am going to use for my farm life, so come
and visit there too and sit a spell.
Until tomorrow…Peace~Laurie

PS Got a new addition yesterday :-)

Love her already!!!!