Saturday, March 30, 2013

~*BEAD SOUP #7! MY REVEAL! Jewelry created with beads and components sent to me by my swap partner, Pam Farren!*~

This is the 7th * Bead Soup Blog Party *! 
hosted by, Lori Anderson!

~*My name is Amber and my partner for this swap is Pam Farren.*~
You can click on her name throughout this post to be transported to her blog where you can see what I sent to her and what she made with it!

Lampwork beads with goldstone, glazed ceramic beads, 
glass/crystal beads, chain, gears, connectors and copper clasp.

This is my 4th time joining in on the Bead Soul Blog Party!
I love it more and more each time.
My partner created the majority of what she sent me 
which includes jumprings, headpins, clasps and focals!
It was a pleasure to design with her components! 

Pam made this wonderful warm and sturdy copper clasp!
It's perfect for this necklace!

~*To see all of the beads and components 
that my partner sent me, scroll to
 the bottom or, Click HERE*~

The focal pendant Pam made by riveting a piece of bicycle chain 
on to a frame that features a Russian postage stamp on one side and
 a carnival or fair ticket on the other.

She also sent the little capped vial charms which I threaded small beads through.
 The toggle clasp Pam made out of a wooden skateboard deck!
(((I LOVE IT!!!)))

This necklace is reversible!
~*Russian Postage stamp side-*~

~*Ticket side*~

~*Cascading flowers.*~ 
A pair of earrings using beads from the soup!

~*My TYPE of earrings!*~

I created ear hooks from a set of head pins from the soup. 
I produced the flowers, using black shrink plastic and added on the 
typewriter keys which Pam had up-cycled into charms.  
The silver beads from Bali are from a purchase
I made from Lori Anderson, over 5 years ago.
(((I've finally used them, Lori!)))

~*This just happens to be my age.*~

I actually have *8* more pieces that are works in progress
using the beads and components that Pam sent.
I will continue to work on them as time allows!

The purplish disk beads that Pam sent are part of the work in progress above. 
I will be taking this apart to re-work the configuration a bit.
Wire writing is something that I love to do!

Butterflies landing on flowers.

Pam sent me gun metal head pins which I used to create 
"S" hooks and eye pins for several of the pieces.

I've been challenged and so very inspired by the wonderful assortment 
of goods that my partner, Pam Farren has sent me! 
Thank you so much, Pam, for sending me such great stuff! 
I will continue to work on my designs and post more in time!

See that wire sticking out?
It will be cut! This is a test run and will be taken apart. 
The majority of beads, chains, findings and wire that I've used to create my designs- other than what my partner sent me- were bought at Michaels Arts and Crafts store. Michaels has a great selection of beads and jewelry making components to work with! They also have classes too which teach the techniques that I used to make the jewelry! $25 for 2 hours plus the cost of the tools and supplies! Not Bad!

Amber Dawn

Here are the yummy delicious ingredients that my partner, Pam Farren, has sent me to create with!

:::::: If you would like to see what I sent her, please click HERE ::::::

  She made most of what she sent me, including the findings!


 She made some of the head pins and jumprings above too!

It's fantastic!
All of these items feel clean and sturdy in person!
It's been such a pleasure to work with these materials!

~*Thank you, Pam!*~


Alicia Marinache
Amber Dawn     ~*This is me!*~
Barb Solem
Bev Breisinger
Birgitta Lejonklou
Breana Fry
Brenda Sue Lansdowne
Bridget Torres
Carol Dee Myers
Carolyn Chenault
Cassi Paslick
Cece Cormier
Cheryl McCloud
Cindy Wilson
Crystal Thain
Cynthia Riggs
Dana Hickey
Dana James
Darlene Fortier
Deana Hager
Deanna Cox
Deb Brooks
Debra Behrends
Denielle Hagerman
Denise McCabe
Diana Frey
Diana Welte
Dini Bruinsma
DiYana Alcalde
Dolores Raml
Donna Millard
Dot Lewallwn
Duane Clark
Dyanne Cantrell
Eleanor Burian-Mohr
Elisabeth Auld
Elizabeth Owens Dwy
Emily Greer
Enikö Fabian
Erin Grant
Eva Kovacs
Eva Sherman
Gina Hockett
Grace Rotenberg
Gretchen Nation
Hannah Rosner
Heather Davis
Heather Marston
Heather Powers
Ingrid McCue
Jacqueline Marchant
Jan Petek
Janeen Sorensen
Jane-Michael Stallings
Jasvanti Patel
Jayashree Paramesh
Jayne Capps
Jean Yates
Jennifer Cameron
Jennifer LaVite
Joan Williams
Jodie Marshall
Judy Riggs
Julie Anne Leggett
Kat Barron Miller
Kathy Lindemer
Kim Hora
Kim Houston
Kim Sparks
Krafty Max
Kris Lanae Binsfeld
Krista French
Kristen Stevens
Kristi Harrison
Kumi Fisher
Laren Dee Barton
Laura Bracken
Laura Demoya
Laurie Hanna
Laurie Keefe-Cecere
Lea Avroch
Leanne Loftus
Lee Anne Messerschmidt
Leslie Schenkel
Linda Anderson
Linda Djokic
Linda Murphy
Linda Sadler
Lisa Liddy
Lisa Suver
Liz DeLuca
Liz Engriser
Lola Surwillo
Loretta Carstensen
Lori Bergmann
Lori Bowring Michaud
Lori Poppe
Lori Schneider
Lyn Foley
Maddison Langford
Magdalena Sikora
Mallory Hoffman
Marcella Austenfeld
Marcy Lamberson
Maria Clark
Maria Rosa Sharrow
Marianna Boylan
Marie Covert
Marti Conrad
Mary Ellen Merrigan
Mary Harding
Molly Alexander
  Nan Emmett
Niky Sayers
Pam Chesbro
Pam Farren
Pam Sandy
Pam Traub
Pamela Gangler
Patricia Buchanan
Patricia Johnson
Patty Miller
Paula Hisel
Peggy Gabrielson
Perri Jackson
Rachel Baron
Rachel Stanley
Rain Hannah
Rana Wilson
Renetha Stanziano
Robin Reed
Rochelle Brisson
Rose Rushbrooke

Ruth Szapa
Sally Russick
Sandi Volpe
Sandra Pendragon
Sandy Richardson
Sarah Small
Shannon Hicks
Shari Replogle
Sheila Daniels
Sheila Davis
Shiraz Biggie
Shirley Moore
Skylar Bre'z
Staci Smith
Stacie Florer
Stacy Pomerleau
Stephanie Weiss
Sumi Rani
Susan Sheehan
Suzette Bentley
Tamera Norris
Tracy Choy
Tracy Stillman
Valerie Norton
Vicki Holliday

Second Reveal is April 6th.
Third Reveal is April 13th.
Learn more about the Bead Soup Blog Party