Sunday, March 03, 2013

Bead Soup Has Arrived

My Bead Soup Blog Party partner Diana Frey sent me a knockout collection of vintage beads, findings, chain, and stones.

She also sent me an incredible handmade vintage style focal and toggle clasp

When I first saw this focal I was sure it wan an antique.  But when I picked it up and looked on the back it was signed by Diana Frey.  I was blown away. Look how beautifully the stone is set and at the lovely pattern on the antiqued bronze.  I am amazed.( I am saving the pic of the clasp she sent and handmade for the reveal.)   I am so excited to have received this Bead Soup. Now to do it justice in the jewelry I make.

Diana has been so friendly and we have exchanged some pics for the blogs posts we write about each other.  Her are some pics of her work that she sent me.  Aren't they fabulous!!

Art work by Diana Frey

Art Work by Diana Frey

Art Work by Diana Frey

Art Work by Diana Frey

Although I do not know Diana's work well, I have seen it published in Belle Armoire Jewelry, one of my favorite magazines.  She is well known in the mixed media jewelry community, and clearly very talented and accomplished.  She also has an Etsy shop and teaches her gorgeous Twisted Sistah  choker necklace in an online e-course.
I feel so lucky to have been partnered with Diana.
I hope you will stop back for the Reveal, March 30, 2013 and see what we both make.  


  1. I love the focal that Diana sent. She does lovely work as do you.

  2. Ohhh, I'm so excited to see what you will do with those droolworth stuff! Love Belle Armoire too!

  3. Wow! Just. . .wow. What a treasure trove she sent you! I cannot, cannot, cannot wait to see what you make with these beauties.

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  5. Both you and Diana are fabulous artists, and I am in love with both of your styles, I need a bit of each in my life! I can't wait to see what you both do!

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  7. Stopping by all the blogs taking part in the bead soup blog party. Cant wait to see what you make!


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