Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal and Giveaway

I was parntered with another Virginian for Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Blog Party, Kelley of My Life One Bead at a Time, can not wait to see what she makes!!! I hope we get a chance to meet in the near future! Kelley sent me a color combo that I do not normally work with, which is the point of the party.  I really wanted to use most of my soup and decided to work with waxed linen.

The earrings were laid out to be done, but I wanted to make the necklace first. The  black waxed linen really made the colors pop, so I decided to use it for the earrings and bracelet as well.  Below are the results and I pleased I was able to use the focal, both clasps and almost all the beads. The necklace and earrings are knotted and the bracelt is 3 strands crocheted and braided.

Enjoy hopping and now for the giveaway.

I had so much fun at Bead Fest I would like you all to  come to ArtBliss in Dulles, Virginia  September 21-23, it is a great event put on by Cindy Wimmer and Jeanette Blix, from the ArtBliss website:

"We are thrilled that the authors of three of this year's hottest new jewelry design books will be present at artBLISS 2012!  Kerry Bogert will be signing copies of Rustic Wrappings, Erin will be signing copies of Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry and Lori Anderson will be signing copies of her Bead Soup."

Lori, our fearless leader will also be coordinating a Destash It  social Saturday night that anyone can attend.

It is 10 minutes away from me  so I will be  taking Kerry Bogert's lamp working class and enjoying spending time with old and new friends.

Please spread the word about ArtBliss and better yet try to come.

Please check the ArtBliss web site for all the details.

 I am giving away both pairs of earrings!

I will enter your name in the drawing for each time you spread the word about it, an extra chance for registering (those that are already registered get another chance too, just note it in the comments).

I have plans for the necklace and bracelet and will let you know when I post the winners, it is a surprise!  I will draw the winners out of  hat on September 1.  Good luck and enjoy all the other bead soups, there is a tab at the top of my page with all the participants. Thanks to Lori and Kelley, I just love this creative community!!