Saturday, July 7, 2012

Have a taste of my soup and meet the cook

Hola to all of you! Is so nice to be able to write again, I have been so busy being a mommy and at shows and is great!, and I'm grateful for all the shows and for all the wonderful people I get to meet.

So let's talk about Lori Anderson's 6th Bead Soup Blog Party! . This wonderful artist has been hosting this parties for a while and everybody loves them!!!! This is my first soup and I'm (of course) very excited, you can read all about the blog party here:

So guess when is my reveal date? The first reveal on July 28th! And I have been partnered with an awesome designer, so who is it? ( drum roll please) ...

Meet Jessica Klaaren - Jewelry designer and the cook of my soup

Jessica is 31 years old, married and the proud mommy of 2 boys: a 4 and 8 years old.

She has been making jewelry for about 6 and I'm happy to say that she had her first magazine publications this year in Bead Trends magazine.

She told me and I quote: " I love vintaj natural brass and use it more than any other material in my jewelry designs, although I do sometimes stick to beading or use silver, polymer clay, etc. I have never had a jewelry class and everything I do was learned through trial and error." Wow, isn't she awesome? . When I read this I realize we have so much in commun, I never took a jewelry class either and oh my goodness I'm always learning from my mistakes, who doesn't?

Jessica is a very versatil designer she works with many mediums and recently she started incorporating fibers into her work. Her favorite colors to work with are: blue, green, and purples, but she likes the challenges and would do her magic in any colors.

Here are some of her designs:

All are lovely!

Don't forget to visit Jessica's links:

Etsy store:



Now, what kind of wonderful things did she send me??? ...

Taste my soup

My bead soup arrived the past Friday and as soon as I got it I opened so quick like a little girl on Christmas morning :) so take a look:

I just love all she sent me, the focal is fabulous and also the rest, I feel like she read my mind!,I already have so many ideas of what to do with all this wonderful beads,so don't forget to come back to my blog to find out what did I came up to.

Jessica also got her bead soup from me, and you might have to wait to the reveal date to see all the things she got from me, but for now here is a sneak peak of a special pendant I hand sculpted on clay...

What do you think of this little one? If you like it, you might also like to know I will soon be opening a new store for clay components... What's the name? I will reveal it soon on another blog post, for now I have to go back to work because I have another show this July 21st! Thank you for visiting and I will love some comments ;)

Have a wonderful day!


  1. Beautiful bead soup! Looking forward to seeing what you create with them!

  2. Yes I love the beads, thank you for stopping by Kumi, is always great to make new friends! Come back soon!

  3. Awe I love this post, and I love how you creatively revealed it through the photos! Thanks for all of your kind words, and I also can't wait to see what you create. I know it will be fabulous.

  4. Wow! What a great post! So mich beady goodness in all of your photos! Can'tnwait to see what you create and look forward to your shop updates! Good luck with your show!

  5. I just love both focals and can't wait to see what you create!

  6. WOW! Very vibrant colors to work with, love it! Can't wait to see what wonderful creation you make from them.

  7. fun stuff I see here, look forward to following you

  8. I'm going to start playing with my soup tonight!

  9. It looks like you received some beautiful pieces and sent some beautiful pieces. The focal with the bird is gorgeous. Have fun!

  10. GREAT blog.Thank you Love and hugs Tanya