Saturday, June 4, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party - Fairy Tale Bead Swap

We have been so remiss about so many things lately - crazyness is afoot at our "real jobs" and it turns out that we will probably be relocated halfway across the country in a few months.  We so love living here in Atlanta that it's a sad thing for right now.  Ultimately, though, the move is a fantastic career opportunity and we're sure it will end up being a Great Adventure.

Oh, and also?  We haven't had cable or internet for two weeks.  *shakes fists at Comcast*

But it's been restored (the tech is actually on a ladder outside our office as we speak), and just in time, for today is the reveal of the Fairy Tale bead swap in the Bead Soup Blog Party Yahoo group.  As the name implies, the theme was fairy tales, and our partner, Shaia, sent us a wonderful package (that we promptly forgot to photograph, whoops).  We couldn't resist making two pieces from the charms and crystals she sent - the jasper and the rolo chain in the necklace came from our own stash, and we used a mother-of-pearl pendant we'd been hoarding to show off the focal mermaid:

And the earrings are just shiny and fun, made with Shaia's blue crystals and seahorse charms:

Visit the other participants:

Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
Rebecca Anderson, Song Beads
Courtney Breul, Beads By Breul 
Loretta Carstensen, Designs by Loretta
Evelyn Hall, Dragon Lady Evelyn
Sandy Richardson, Sandy's Coloring Box
Tara Plote, Newbie Beader
Christine Brandel, A Hot Piece of Glass
Lisa Sittniewski, Alterity Art
Joanna Matuszczyk, Filcowe
Jenni Connolly, Jenni Bead
Geneva Collins, Torque Story
Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
Sally Russick, Wireworked
Mary McGraw, MK's Creative Musings
Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found 
Stephanie Haussler, Pixybug Designs
Shai Williams, Shaia's Ramblings
Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations
Sandi Lee James, Do Be Do Bead Do
Valerie Norton, Hot Fused Glass


  1. Great color scene, definitely reminiscent of the sea.

  2. Love how you accented the mermaid with the mother of pearl pendant - wonderful!

  3. I love the mermaid! Gorgeous creation and I'm thinking of The Little Mermaid!

  4. Oh, I would love those mermaid and seahorse charms for MY necklace! Lovely job.

  5. I love the addition of the Jasper and how you chose to highlight the focal mermaid, really clever..

  6. Excellent colours, and the silver really pops doesn't it? I hope that when the time comes, the move to a new part of the country will go smoothly for you x

  7. Love it...and i am a sucker for ocean themes :)

  8. Love the mermaid and mother-of-pearl combination. You really can hear the waves crashing with this design.

  9. Like those chunky jasper beads!!

  10. I truly love any jewelry at all with a water or ocean theme! And the colors are divine!

  11. Love what you did with goodies I sent you :) It truly is a Little Mermaid.