Friday, April 26, 2013

7th Bead Soup Blog Party 3rd Reveal Time!

Welcome to Lisa's Clay Happenings! Today, over 200 people (out of a total of 541) will show you what happens when beaders swap their stash. We've been paired up for Lori Anderson's 7th Bead Soup Blog Party to swap a focal, clasp and beads, then blog about our creations made with the pieces received from our partners.

I immediately fell in love with the bead mix my partner Be ttysent me. She chose a fabulous pounded copper star toggle, and she crafted a really sweet whimsical lampwork fish focal just for me! The gorgeous bead variety Betty sent included leopard spotted barrels, tiger striped polymer tubes, some very cool wooden beads and Kazuri ceramic beads made in Africa, which Betty got during her last visit.  She also included some other tribal treasures and some silk cord which was perfect for stringing up this mix!

>Please play the video to see what I made.....
Music: Ngiculela-Es Una Historia by Stevie Wonder
Thanks so much Betty! 

If you want to see a lot of beautiful things in one place, please vist our offical Pin board at Pinterest by clicking here.
 Here's all of the participants in the 3rd Reveal!
Adlinah Kamsir
Agi Kiss
Alenka Obid
Alison Sachs
Amanda Tibbetts
Amy Sims
Ana Cravidao
Andra Marasteanu
Andria Poole

Angela Perkins
Anja Schultz
Ann Sherwood
Anna Nordeman
Annita Wilson
Arlene Dean
Astrid Boyce
Barb Fernald
Betty James Hoppensteadt
Birgit Klughardt
Bonnie Coursolle
Brandy Thomason McNair

Brenda Sigafoos

Carmen Lau
Carol Wilson
Caroline Dewison
Cassie Donlen
Catharine Temaluru
Catherine Turrell
Cheri Reed
Cherrie Warzocha
Christa Murphy
Christina Hickman
Christina Stofmeel
Christine Hansen

Christine Stonefield
Cilla Watkins
Cindy Cima Edwards
Claire Lockwood
Colleen Vinthagen
Dagmar Liebisch
Dana Fowler
Danielle Kelley
Deb Fortin
Dee Elgie
Denise Milward
Diah Anggreni
Diana Gonzalez
Diane Valasek
Dita Basu
Donetta Farrington
Doris Stumpf

Elizabeth Bunn

Elizabeth Drake
Elizabeth Jones
Elizabeth Stolarczyk
Ema Kilroy
Erin Kenny
Evelyn Duberry
Fay Wolfenden
Francesca Watson
Gen Smith
Ginger Davis Allman
Giorgia Rossini
Hannah Annear
Heather Otto
Heidi Kingman
Ildiko Jarai

Iveth Caruso
Jackie Locantore
Jacqueline Keller
Jane Pranata Lim
Jennifer Davis
Jennifer Tough
Jenny Vidberg
Jessica Klaaren Http://
Joanna Matuszczyk
Joyce Becker
Judith Johnston
Judy Riley
JuLee Wolfe

June Butt
Karen Mitchell
Kari Asbury
Karin King
Karin von Hoeren
Karla Morgan
Kathrin Lembke
Kathy Stemke

Katja Benevol Gabrijelcic
Katy Heider
Kay Thomerson
Kelley Fogle
Keren Panthaki
Kimberly Idalski
Kirsi Loponen

Klaudia Tóth
Krista Quantrill
Kristina Hahn Eleniak
Kristina Johansson
Laney Mead
Lara Lutrick
Laura Guenther
Lauren Potts
Laurie Vyselaar
Leah Tees
Lena Adams
Lesley Watt
Leslie Wayment
Linda Kropp
Linda Newnham
Linda Younkman

Lisa Boucher

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Lizzie Clarke
Lora Bright
Lorelle McIntyre
Lori Anderson
Lori Finney
Lucie Bouvier
Malin de Koning
Marina Dobrynina
Marina Kosovic
Marion Simmons
Marita Suominen
Marjolein Trewavas
Marsela Schroth
Martha Aleo
Mary Govaars
Mary K McGraw

Maybeline Tay
Mea-B. Uebler
Melissa Trudinger
Menka Gupta
Merja Sundström
Merja Syrjämäki
Michelle Buettner
Michelle Escano
Michelle Wigginton
Milla Hope
Miranda Ackerely

Mowse Doyle
Mrs M Makes
Nan Smith
Natalie Davidson
Natalie Moten
Natascha Marty
Nikki Banham-Hall
Noemi Baena

Norma Turvey

Pam DeBoer
Pam Hurst
Patti Pruhs
Penny Houghton
Penny Mills
Rachel Van-Walsh
Rebecca Sirevaag
Regina Santerre
Regina Wood

Roberta Fauntroy
Rosanagh Watson

Rose Johnson
Rosemary Cheslock
Rossana De Gaspari

Sabine Dittrich
Sam Waghorn
Sandi James
Sandra McGriff
Sandra Wollberg
Sandra Young
Shai Williams
Sharon Palac
Sierra Barrett
Silke Gröber
Siobhán Keogh
Stefanie Teufel
Stephanie Stamper

Sue Hamel
Sue Rennie
Susan Kennedy
Susan McClelland
Susanna Lehto
Suse Stelljes
Susie Hibdon
Suzann Sladcik Wilson
Tara Plote
Terri G.
Terry Carter
Terry Matuszyk
Theresa Frank
Tina Bosh

Tina Noonan
Toltec Jewels

Facebook Participants

Audrey Allen
Cindy Wimmer Muse
Cynthia O'Toole
Deb Floros
Debbie Jensen
Erin Honeycutt
Kaushambi Shah

Lisa Lloyd Harrison

Mary Jane Tanner
Valerie Tilghman

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

En La Lumie're in April 2013 Bead Trends

I just wanted to share a necklace that one of my favorite designers made that's published in the April 2013 Bead Trends issue! 
Thank you Cherrie Fick from En La Lumie're! There's just something very special and beautiful about all of Cherrie's designs. You can always tell when you see her pieces because they have a magical elegance.  I was thrilled when Cherrie purchased one of my Clayworks porcelain leaf pendants last year, and I couldn't wait to see what she would make with it!
I couldn't have been more excited when I saw her Rushing Spring River Necklace inspired by the memories of her "childhood trips to the mountains in southern CA and crisp rivers rushing by from the snow melt." says Cherrie. I really love how the colors she chose in the other components of the piece bring out the turquoise and purples in the background of the pendant. The background Bead Trends used is, as always, absolutely stunning, with the aqua and turquoise illuminating the whole piece beautifully. 
You can see Cherrie's necklace in the Inspired by section of this month's Bead Trends, and find out more on her blog Designs in the Light.

Cherrie's husband Michael who is also a designer takes breathtaking photography as well.   
 Thank you Cherrie for never disappointing and always inspiring!  Cherrie's one of a kind artisan pieces are available in her En La Lumie're Etsy shop.