Monthly Archives: March 2012

A great time at A Fine Spring Evening

The 2nd annual Fine Spring Evening was held Wednesday at Crystal Park School.  This year I offered to demonstrate glass bead making as a station at the celebration of the arts.  It was a great time.  The students provided an outstanding meal, there were plays and other demonstrations as well as a silent auction and […]

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Necklace front lit

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Prairie Art Auction 2012

Here is my Art Auction piece “My Heart’s Desire” for this year’s art auction.

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March Bead Draw

Happy March everyone.  Hope you enjoyed the Bead Soup posting.  I loved going through all 200 of the other sites.  What a fun way to spend a few hours this weekend.  It is so interesting to see everyone’s interpretation of the beads that others shared.   Now here is this month’s Bead Draw- “Ta whit […]

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The rest of the list of participants in the Bead Soup Challenge

Hostess, Lori Anderson Special Book Sneak Peeks, Cindy Wimmer 1.  Adlinah Kamsir (Kingdom of Bahrain) and Hajer Waheed (Singapore) 2. Adrienn Lukacs (Hungary) and Agata Grygiel (Poland) 3.  Agi Kiss (Hungary) and Carolien Muller-Genger (the Netherlands) 4.  Agnes Asztalos (Hungary) and B.R. Kuhlman 5.  Alesha Conklin and Becki Mendivil 6.  Alice Peterson and Carol Dillman 7.  Alicia Marinache (Canada) and Dita Basu 8.  Amanda Dittloff and Brandy Thomason McNair 9.  Amanda Tibbetts and Andrea Trank 10.  Amy Freeland and Kay Mallery 11.  Andra Weber and Christine Murrow 12.  Ann Sherwood and Diane Welte 13.  Barbara Bechtel and Kerry Bogert […]

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What kind of soup I made

So I made quite a few items from the great beads she sent me. First off I made a long necklace which incorporated the focal rose type ceramic piece.  With it I added a couple of carnelian lamp work glass beads as well as a few large Shiana Silver beads and then quite a few […]

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Finally the Bead Soup Reveal

A huge thank you to Lori Anderson who initiated the Bead Soup partnership challenge.  Please visit her blog at to see the master list of all the partnered bloggers and also her outstanding jewelry. Now just to recap I had Diana Ptaszynski of Suburban Girl as a partner.  She sent me wonderful handmade ceramic beads and […]

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Car of my dreams

Isn’t this just the coolest car.

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Get Ready…..

Hi Everyone,  just a few hours until the big Bead Soup reveal.  So check back tomorrow or really late tonight for your viewing pleasure.

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