fredagen den 21:e mars 2014

WAHOOOHA got my SOUP and Im in LOVE

Yesterday I got a dispatch note  of a box  from Germany in the mail...I could guess it was my soup from my sweet partner Doris at Glaszwerg so I went to the post office in a hurry  :-)

Inside that big box was a lot of small pretty boxes filled with treasures for me 
Thank You very much  DORIS !!
.. starting with some flowers and that gorgeous floral bead and leaf 

It is really a perfect partner match as we  make beads but in a so different style  ..AND both like 
d r a g o n s and  I make faces  Doris make Geishas ....here is one pretty girl and that big wheel bead Im so in love with in this gorgeous green summer feel soft colors...



And in that last  box I opened I found  h.i.m   I was actually hoping for a DRAGON and here he is ..with wings so I suppose he is kind of an ANGEL  tooo  :-)

Doris also sent a mix of matching  beads, leather and silk
next is a box of metal accent beads and charms and  clasps + brooch needle   all very pretty ...one drop is also for scent  if You add it to a lava bead inside ( gonna make something for myself with that one)


I also got lots of her handmade beads to go with the focals 



It will be sooo much  fun to work with those beautiful beads and also a big challenge  :-)


As Doris got my soup the same day I can give You a peak of what I sent  too..




ceramic, stone, bone,seed,silk, linen,copper rather earthy tribal ...(dragon :-)
I am so excited to see what she makes out of that !!


Thank You very much for visiting

much love
Birgitta

lördagen den 15:e mars 2014

Soup for my partner on the go

I  am a day late and will pack and ship now
did put the soup together yesterday  :-)
 do hope Doris will like to play with this mix of beads and stuff.....


this will be in her mail box in a few days
Here it is  in a bit changed look  ........
Soon to be revealed ..


Thank You very much for visiting!



much love
Birgitta

torsdagen den 6:e mars 2014

Intruducing my partner BSBP 8 2014

Very happy to introduce  .....TATAATAAAA

My partner for 2014 great design event
BSBP 8  is a German designer
 Doris  Stumpf
 (click on her name to go to her blog)

a very skilled lampwork bead maker

Just have a look at those pretties she made :


I think I need one of those ..who knows what happens if I kiss him    <3


                 isn´t she sweeeeeeeet


    oh my a    d r a g o n


              who does not love flowers ?


made with lots of love for sure

I am now putting together a soup for her to use and .... sure it will be a bit of a challenge :-)

Can´t wait to see what nice beads and things I get from her ....


Thank You very much for visiting !!
much love
Birgitta

fredagen den 28:e februari 2014

Who will be my partner this time ?



Aaaaahaaa   it is that time of Year again....
                      BSBP  time that is 


The awesome Designer and hostess
Lori Anderson  is doing it  AGAIN
     nr 8  
 Bead Soup Blog  Party
Even she is striving with health issues  she make this great event happen for us bead-addicted designers all over the globe !!


                           THANK YOU  
   


If You click on this picture below there is my blog post from last  BSBP   2013  



http://lejonklou.blogspot.se/2013/03/7th-bead-soup-blog-party-reveal-1.html


I have not been blogging for a looong looong time
due to health issues ...need to take it easy..
Since  my sudden heart attack in August (after being stalked during summer and REALLY scared!!) when I got lots of meds in the hospital my deigstive sytem has been down and out...
ulcers ..and bleeding  and even though I stopped pretty quick with the meds   Im still striving to heal and get back the lost 20 pounds that I well need to my skinny body....

But soon I will post again ant tell You my partners name  :-)  (as soon as I know)
stay tuned

much love
Birgitta

lördagen den 26:e oktober 2013

ABS October Challenge as simple as can be......

I did not post in a very long time
and I did not participate in any challenges ....
but it is time to return ...

And I made a very simple style necklace with art beads and leather for this months challenge ! 
All from nature..clay and leather  :-)




Simple.... actually because Im somtimes thinking jewelry is getting to complicated with all this mixed media out there...




focal I made myself  in ceramic
and the bigger beads are made by Nan Emmet at Spirited earth
smaller beads from blueberriebeads
and flower Raku fired beads by Dorcas at Wondrousstrange designs
deer skin is hand cut by a friend in US 




And this is the art that inspired me
 I do love it !!



Owl on Gingko Branch (Scops Owl Under Crescent Moon) 1915
 
Ohara Koson
 
Woodblock Print on Paper


I did get a heart attack in August ( I could never have guessed... as Im not the type for that.. slim no high blood pressure or anything..  but stress is a dangerous thing and I have had plenty of that for many years)
Most problems I have now is with the ulcers from the meds they gave me at hospital
so Im still far from my  "normal" me..
lost over 14 pounds and was slim before
but Im slowly getting stronger and have been able to create a little...

Thank You for stopping by

much love
Birgitta

lördagen den 20:e juli 2013

Bead Hoarders Blog Hop reveal

Welcome to the Bead Hoarders Blog Hop !!
About 167  of us showing some things we do if we actually use the beads :-)

I want to thank Lori Anderson again for being such a great host for those hops and  opportunities to play along with other designers over the world !
Stay strong we need and love You !!

As usual I did not make the things I intended so some of the used stash is old and some new....

First out a pair of earrings with my handmade ceramic triangle beads with feathers  + Czech glass and linen ...copper wires. I have lots of my own beads hoarding in drawers and still want to use other designers beads too...







Necklace with amazing Quartz stone point and polymer art bead in front ( I did buy that art bead very long ago so no shop name sorry). Lots of silk ( I have so much silk to use !) and cords  small beads (Czech and pearls) sewn into the silk around the neck. Closes with another raw quartz at the side as a button. Czech beads are great to use every where!
here are  earrings to match the necklace with those spectacular raw Quartz points and vintage beads (sterling ear wires made by myself) Those quartz points are double or multi terminated so they have nice strong energies :-)
I have a lovely selection of vintage beads that need to be used

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 Lots of earrings in this post ......


like those with Czech glass new style....hard to resist those beads on the fabulous pictures in the shops .......eeeeekkk






and this pair with gorgeous Swarovski faceted big guys and Titanium plated Quartz
  + handmade ox. copper wires with beads on
My stash of Swarovski beads is not small and I rarely use them those days as my jewelry is turning more and more tribal..


 One more Talisman necklace, this one  with lots of goddies from Petra! I got a package Yesterday from her and just had to make something at once :-) Love her ceramic charms
added some Czech beads and Botswana agate ....can be worn long or wrapped like this!(good to use some of my horded chain too..this is a fantastic raw brass chain ..added some ox)


Those earrings have some more from her shop...lovely  wood looking shards ;-)  had to use them too...+ wooden beads and red lampwork. I have lots of nice lampwork in my drawers. Some made by my dear friends over seas !

Recently made earrings with lampwork and crystal points (have a thing for points at the moment  lol  You may have noticed )  my own 2 favo pairs at the moment

and finally.... a color-boost with silk and Jade for my daughter Lina, color and flower lover, who left Sweden for New Zealand a few weeks ago. Working as fire engineer constructing at the rebuilding of the town Christchurch. She left in beginning of Swedish summer and landed in darkest winter down under. (though I must say their winter is like our spring over here )
Those are not finished and I may make some more for the stack........
 


 I was planning to make more jewelry  but am very busy with garden and house at the moment ...here some nice things I will use soon..
Scarab pendant from my friend Dorcas (making a necklace for men)  and a huge Basha bead....big hollow bead from Claire..... some  ancient roman glass ... and brass bells 

I will soon start a HUGE destash sale  in my Etsy shop AngelWhisperer

I have a sale in my shops too right now !
If You visit You can use the coupon code  
HORDERS   to get 25 %  off  :-)
only during the weekend ! Thank You very much for visiting !
Birgitta




and now its time to hop ...have a great time
I know I will :~)

list of participating artists : 

1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
2. Nancy Dale, NEDBeads
3. Roxanne Mendoza, Roxi Designs
4.  Melissa Trudinger, beadrecipes
5.  Rana Lea, Rana Lea Designs
6.  Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
7.  Rita Avila, Jewel School Friends
8.  Linda Anderson, From the Bead Board
9.  Sharon Palac, Sharon's Jewelry Garden
10.  Erin Guest, Renlish


11.  Joan Williams, lilruby jewelry
12. Diane Hawkey, Diane Hawkey
13.  Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
14.  Sue Kennedy, SueBeads
15.  Lisa Cone, Inspired Adornments
16.  Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design
17.  Nichole Byers, Nichole Byers
18.  Lori Jean Poppe, Adventures in Creativity
19.  Linda Landig, Linda's Bead Blog and Meanderings
20.  Lori Schneider, Bead Addict


21.  Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
22. Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini
23.  Niki Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
24.  Elsie Deliz-Fonseca, Eliz-Eliz and All That Craft
25.  Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul
26.  Heather Powers, Humblebeads
27.  Sarah Goode, Pookledo
28.  Monique Urquhart, A Half-Baked Notion
29.  JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
30.  Cheri Reed, Creative Designs by Cheri


31.  Robyn, Museiddity
32.  Catherine King, Catherine's Musings
33.  Jacquie, Bead Gypsy
34.  Janet McDonald, Singing Woods
35. Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreations
36.  Tanty Sri Hartanti, TJewellicious by Tanti
37.  Hannah Rosner, Good River Valley
38.  Rochelle Brisson, A Creative Chelle
39.  Nelly May, Smelly Nelly
40.  Skylar Bre'z, Brising Beads


41.  Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool
42.  Christie Murrow, Charis Designs
43.  Leanne Loftus, First Impression Design
44.  Valerie Norton, Hot Art
45.  Judy Riggs, Rigglettes
46.  Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons
47.  Terry Carter,  Tapping Flamingo
48.  Sue, Mid-Life Great Expectations
49.  Nan Smith, Wired Nan
50.  Miranda Ackerley, MirandAck Arts


51.  Marie Covert, Creating Interest
52.  D'Arsie Manzella, This Here Now, Mamacita
53.  Stephanie Haussler, Pixybug Designs
54.  Lori Bergmann, Lori Bergmann Design
55.  Johanna Nunez, The Lovely One Design
56.  Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
57.  Becky Pancake, Becky Pancake Bead Designs
58.  Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
59.  Debbie Rasmussen, A Little of This, A Little of That
60.  Nat, Grubbi Ceramics


61.  Marjorie Savill Linthwaite, Bennu Bird Rising
62.  Cheryl McCloud, One Thing Leads to Another
63.  Heather Otto, The Crafthopper
64.  Candida Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
65.  Tracie Dean, Dean Designs
66.  JuLee Wolfe, The Polymer Penguin
67.  Ginger Bishop, Lil Mummy Likes
68.  Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design
69.  Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie's Blog
70.  Dini Bruinsma, Angaza by Changes


71.  Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
72.  Shalini Austin, Jewellery by Shalini
73.  Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
74.  Ile Ruzza, Ilenia's Unique Beaded Jewelry
75.  Jackie Marchant, Fiddledeedee Jewelry
76.  Annita Wilson, AW Jewelry 
77.  Sherri Stokey, Knot Just Macrame
78.  Hannah Trost, PZ Designs
79.  Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
80.  Miri Agassi, Beadwork


81.  Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
82.  Dyanne Cantrell, Dee-Liteful Jewelry Creations
83.  Susan Bowie, Susan Nelson Bowie
84.  Megan Milliken, MaeMaeMills
85.  Menka Gupta, Menka's Jewelry
86.  Ambra Gostoli, Chic and Frog
87.  Lori Lochner, Bloghner
88.  Gerda Jurimae, Gerda's Crafts Blog
89.  Susan, Mistheword
90.  MaryLou Holvenstot, MaryLou's time2cre8


91.  Mary Shannon Hicks, falling into the sky
92.  Karin King, The Sparklie Things Blog
93.  Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman
94.  Jenny Davie-Reazor, Jenny Davies-Reazor
95.  Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous
96.  Mallory Hoffman, Rosebud 101 - For the Love of Beads
97.  Danielle Kelley, Imbue the Muse
98.  Kym Hunter, Kym Hunter Designs
99.  Dolores Rami, CraftyD's Creations
100.  Marcia Dunne, 13 Alternatives


101.  Marlene Cupo, Amazing Designs
102.  Emma Todd, A Polymer Penchant
103.  Wendy Holder, Jewelry by WendyLea
104.  Michelle Escano, The Cabby Crafter
105.  Louise Glazier, Lily and Jasmine Treasures
106.  Dana Hickey, Wind Dancer Studios
107.  Lennis Carter, windbent
108.  Anne Betenson, Crystal River Beads
109.  Audrey Belanger,  Dreams of an Absolution
110.  Lisa Stukel, Carefree Jewelry by Lisa


111.  Janine Lucas, Travel Stories
112.  Claire Lockwood, Something to Do With Your Hands
113.  Kathy Engstrom, Catherine's Dreams
114.  Paula Hisel, Simply Beadiful
115.  Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
116.  Mischelle Fanucchi, Micheladas Musings
117.  Kim, Cianci Blue
118.  Linda Sadler, Ida Louise Jewelry
119.  Karen, Spokalulu
120.  Jennifer LaVite, Dry Gulch Bead and Jewelry


121.  Andrea Glick-Zenith, ZenithJade Creations
122.  Karen Martinez, Fairies Market
123.  Robin Reed, Artistry HCBD
124.  Amy Bright, LABweorc
125.  Jasvanti Patel, Jewels by Jasvanti
126.  Tammie Everly, TTE Designs
127.  Karin Slaton, Backstory Beads
128.  Natalie Moten, Running Out of Thread
129.  Sharyl McMillian-Nelson, Sharyl's Jewelry & Reflections
130.  Jenny Kyrlach, Wonder and Whimsy


131.  LiliKrist, Handmade by LilK
132.  Jessica Klaaren, The Truth Space
133.  Cynthia Abner, Created Treasures
134.  Beth Emery, Stories by Indigo Heart
135.  Heather Davis, Blissful Garden Beads
136.  Jeanne, Gems by Jeanne Marie
137.  Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
138.  Laren Dee Barton, Laren Dee Designs
139.  Steph, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
140.  Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations


141.  B. R. Kuhlman, Mixed Mayhem
142.  Patty Miller, Cabari Beads
143.  Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
144.  Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
145.  Lizzie Clarke, The Need to Bead
146.  Christina Miles, Wings 'n' Scales
147.  Patricia, The Color of Dreams
148.  Marde Lowe, Fancimar
149.  Ev Shelby, Raindrop Creations
150.  Sarah Small, By Salla


151.  Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
152.  Laurie Vyselaar, Lefthand Jewelry
153.  Pam Traub, Klassy Joolz
154.  Lisa Harrison, Daisy Meadow Studio
155.  Anzia Parks, Anzi-Panzi's Work Shoppe
156.  Ingrid, Lilisgems Handcrafted Jewelry Inspirations
157.  Andra Weber, Andra's Joyful Journey
158.  Kelly Hosford Patterson, The Traveling Side Show
159.  Adlinah Kamsir, Dreamstruck Designs
160.  Marci, That Nothing Be Wasted


161.  Kris Lanae Binsfield,  Cherish Designs
162.  Stephanie Perry, Mustard Bead
163.  Birgit Klughardt, Gites Beads
164.  Inge von Roos, Inge's Blog
165.  Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
166.  Sandy Markley, Gypsy Spirit Designs
167.  Elena Adams, Lena's Beady Blog

tisdagen den 16:e juli 2013

I am not alone

.........many of my friends are
                   bead -hoarders  :-)

(who does not love pearls)

closing up on the reveal date for the  bead hoarders blog hop  on SATURDAY    June  20 

Lori our host is not well at the moment so send her some healing thoughts !!
Maybe the date will be changed but I have not heard anything about that yet!!




(or stones)

I have not made much yet as overwhelmed by the garden and house (needs painting here and there) ....
But I think I will pick some favos from the stash to work with :-)


(who does not need bone)
Still some listings to do on Etsy and cleaning of the working space before  making the jewelry ...


( I think I lost a bit control over my stash when starting making those ceramic beads)  piling up !!



(Guess I need some cord to pull it all together ;-o)

Also there will be a sale when the blog hop is ON so keep an eye in my shops 


much love
Birgitta