fredag 27 juli 2012

Wellcome to the 6:th BSBP first reveal day

First of all I want to Thank  Lori Anderson for hosting this HUGE event  again !!
This is what she writes in her blog :
I'm always amazed at how popular this blog hop has become!
This time, we have 400 attendees -- a record for the Bead Soup Blog Party 
how about that :)
And today is the first reveal day of three

And now to the jewelry I made from the beautiful  parts sent from my  talented and skilled partner Jennifer VanBenschoten     (You can have a full  look at the ingredients HERE) ...Do not forget to take a look at what she made with the soup she got from me.

I have to admit I got some new grey hair in the process of making this necklace. It is actually the third  one with this pendant. I should have known better then  to try and plan to much with drawing ideas and such  cause it did not work as it does not do much for me !!....So after one days disaster ....with chains ..pearls ans stuff... I just started playing and let the design make itself ....the way I work most of the time....and voila ..

I present to You  The Shaman´s Magic  necklace


Read about the Acorn as a symbol:
Acorn: During the Norman Conquest, the English carried dried acorns to protect themselves from the brutalities of the day. Considered to be an emblem of luck, prosperity, youthfulness and power....
So that is a good symbol for this Shamanic necklace :)

with a lovely piece of deep green sari ribbon with threads like hair...(from my friend Nancy at goldenonetoo )
Added hemp cord in matching colors with dangling Czech glass beads in those gorgeous new styles (jumm)
As a closure  one of my handmade buttons (a favo) made with a pattern from an antique button

Next project was a pair of matching earrings with faceted lucite beads and pearls from Jennifer + some more Czech glass beads silk hemp and ceramic discs

Next task was to make something with the clasp and I  found it very beautiful but a bit delicat  for my kind of bracelets so it ended up in a pair of sea inspired earrings together with the lovely shell beads and sea sediment jasper i got in the swap + some more of those jummy Czech glass beads and a ribbon that looks like a  fisherman´s net. Wires I made from ox. sterling silver ...

Fisherman´s wife assemblage  earrings

And finally one more pair of earrings as I was going on "high muse level" :)
Gorgeous stone lentils and spacers from the ingredients 
added Czech glass, wooden flowers and  those metal dangles that my friend Tiina in Finland  added this lovely patina to 

Focus healing earrings

And  I have a giveaway this time of a gift certificat to one of my Etsy shops
of 30 dollars
To participate in this You have to write a comment here and
LIKE my Lejonklou Design page on FB (click on pic. below to go there)
If someone who does want to be in the lottery for the 30 dollars free shopping in one of my two Etsy stores does not have FB just let me know You can like this page instead or... all ready did like the FB page just let me know You are in!

 winner will be revealed August 12  (Sunday)

A map to see where all the participants live
and Europe

To take a look at what all the other talented  artists made click on pic. below

I wish You a fun and inspiring journey around the world !!!
 Thank You so much for stopping by! 

all comments are very appreciated  and I will try to take a full tour myself!

some blogs are hard for me to enter  as my internet is not working so I am using a plan B mobile internet..
(lucky to have that plan B or I would not be here at all now..:) )


måndag 23 juli 2012

What I sent to my BSBP partner and a little teaser

Here is what  I sent to my lovely and skilled partner  Jennifer WanBenschoten
First picture brownish colors........
my handmade cab and pendant , carved Jade, tiny ceramic beads, Agate, old handmade brown-striped beads, wood, recycled glass, Bauxite beads, hand-hammered chain and clasp in copper, some copper color silk that is not in this pic.. etc....

And second picture  blackish and blues - my ceramic  cabs and pendant, silk, ox. brass chain, matte finish Agate beads, Czech glass in black and picasso finish + copper finish , charm and bead in my black clay etc

Now it is only 5 days before the BIG first REVEAL of this Years  BSBP  party
Do not forget to get back  July 28 to see what we made  and take a hop around the world !!
To read more about this click on the BSBP picture to the right on the blog!

Finally  this last picture is a small teaser of what I made from some  my ingredients :)

Thank You for stopping by

fredag 13 juli 2012

I got my ingredients for the in BSBP 6

Now I have a bunch of amazing  ingredients to work with for the BSBP 6 
My partner Jennifer VanBenschoten     sent it to me and I got it in the mail yesterday
Lovely colors and lots of pretty beads and my head and soul started to give me ideas about what to make :)

a closeup of the lovely focal and pearls in matching colors

the  pretty clasp that gives me a theme I do like and is nice for the summer :) and those shell beads are so pretty !

apart from the pretty stones and pearls I found those I think vintage lucite beads and some beads I never saw before  ( I thought I saw them all) ...looks like made of wood-fiber  ??

Finally I do have to show You an incredible artwork of my soup partner  who is a magician
with beads just have a look...!!!!

Here is a list of the participants in the first  reveal  date
    July 28 

As there are so many participants this time there are 3 different reveal dates  !

Thank You for all time and love You give to this event Lori  <3 !

 Hostess, Lori Anderson,
Alice Craddick,  Alice's Beads and Baubles
Alicia Marinache,  All The Pretty Things
Amanda Tibbetts,  Amanda Made
Amber Dawn Goldish, Inventive Soul
Annita Wilson,  AW Jewelry
Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool
Birgitta Lejonklou,  Create With Spirit   
Candida Castleberry,    Spinning Spun Sugar
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Cassie Donlen, Glass Beadle
Cheryl McCloud,  One Thing Leads to Another
Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
Christina Hickman, Vintage Treasures Jewelry
Christine Hendrickson,  Clamworks
Cilla Watkins, Tell Your Girlfriends
Cindy Wilson, Mommy's Dream
Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio
Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie
Cory Tompkins, Tealwater Designs
Cris Peacock, Cris' Page
Cynthia Deis, Shiny Little Things
Cynthia Machata, Antiquity Travelers
Cynthia Wainscott, Exotic Peru
Dana Hickey, Magpie Approved
Denielle Hagerman, Some Beads and Other Things
Diane Valasek, Dragonfly Close
Doris Stumpf, Glaszwerg
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell, Dee-Liteful Jewelry Creations
Eileen Snyder, Dorset Hill Beads
Elaine Robitaille, Too Aquarius
Eleanor Burian-Mohr, The Charmed Life
Enikö Fabian, Perl-eni
Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
Heather Davis, Blissful Garden Beads
Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
Inge von Roos, Inge's Blog
Jami Shipp, Celebrating Life
Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
Jennifer Pottner, Rock Candy Beads
Jennifer VanBenschoten,  Jewelry, Art and Life
Jenny Davies-Reazor, Jenny Davies-Reazor
Jenny Vidberg, Shyme Design
Jessica Dickens, My Jewelry, My Life, Me
Jessica Klaaren, Beadful-Things by Jessica
Joan Williams, Lilruby Jewelry
Judith Johnston, Judith Johnston
Judy Riggs, Rigglettes
Judy Turner, Silver Rains
Julie Anne Leggett, The Peaceful Bead
K Hutchinson, Jumbled Hutch
Karen Meador, Dreamcatcher Ranch
Karyn Bonfiglio, Plus Size Bangles
Katherine Gale, Terra Beadworks
Kathleen Lange Klik, Modern Nature Studio
Katja Benevol Gabrijelcic, Slovonske Technobe
Kelli Jacobson, Creative Moon
Kelly Ramstack, Adventures with Kelly
Keri Lee Sereika, Pink Lemonade
Kim Bender-Hora, KimmyKat
Kirsi Luostarinen, Kirsi Luo Korut
Kitty Bozzini, Kitty Lampwork
Laura Demoya, The Bead Therapist
Laurie Hanna, Laurie's Jewelbox
Leah Curtis, Beady Eyed Bunny
Lesley Watt, The Gossiping Goddess
Linda Inhelder, Must-Haves Jewelry
Lisa Liddy, Metal Me This
Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads
Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
Marion Simmons, Shade Tree Studio
Marla Gibson, Spice Box Design
Marta Weaver, Marta Weaver Jewelry
Marti Conrad, Marti C's Clay Blog
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens, GlassBeadArt, Lampwork Beads
Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio
Michelle Hardy, Firefly Visions
Mikala Coates, Maybe Just Perhaps
Mowse Doyle, HoCArt
Nancy Boylan, Snazzy Doodle Designs
Nancy Peterson, Beading From the Heart
Nicole Rennell, Nicole Rennell Designs
Niki Meiners, 365 Days of Craft
Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
Pamela Gangler, She Always Loved Pink
Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads
Renetha Stanziano, Lamplight Crafts
Shannon Hicks, Falling Into the Sky
Shannon LeVart, Miss Fickle Media
Sharon Driscoll, Right Turn Art Werks
Shelley Graham Turner, Fabric of My Life
Sherri Stokey, Knot Just Macrame
Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread
Skylar Bre'z, Brising Beads
Stacie Florer, Soul to Substance
Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
Stacy Alderson, Iridal's Attic
Stephanie Haussler, Pixybug Designs
Stephanie Stamper, Rainy Day Designs
Sue Kooiman, Black Tassel Bazaar
Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux
Tammy Jones, Jewelry Making Daily
Tanty Sri Hartanti, TJewellicious by Tanti
Terry Matuszyk, Pink Chapeau

Vonna Maslanka, Just Vonna
thank You for stopping by

fredag 6 juli 2012

OOOOOOOOoooops about BSBP reveal date

.......well the reveal date  it is a bit of an  OOooops as I did not think about that the   27  July   I change my  internet service provider   and get a new  router  
and  the post must be up  28 July 
 unfortunately my experience of those changes is not very good..
My plan is to make it all ready before changing  internet and if problems occur post it from a friends computer...  :)

and now a picture of what I did  NOT sent to my lovely partner   Jennifer VanBenschoten   who is a skilled beader and addicted to jewelry making just like me :)

what I actually did send will show up when it arrives at the new home.....
I cant wait  to see what she sent ...... it will arrive any day now!

a  flower from the garden to look at while waiting 

Thank You for stopping by