Saturday, July 6, 2013

June 2013 My First Bead Soup Swap

 I received the chain, antique gold, copper, silver beads and the black rectangle beads from Jennifer Schold Fore. the tila beads, bugles and spacers are mine

Here's one of the 5 inch side panels (in progress) that I made for the necklace. The panels are 5 strands across.

It took me roughly 16 hours to design and complete my first Bead Swap jewelry set.  In a private group on Facebook I was lucky to get signed up and partake.  The wire wrapped pendant was donated as one of the items that Jennifer Schold Fore crafted herself prior to preparing the swap that she sent me.  Yes, there were those minutes that I just stared at the swap items thinking of how to go about my interpretation of what I have.  I got to use one of the silhouette's that I recently purchased at my 1st Bead Show. 

Here's what I sent her for the swap along with her photos as well.


I'm fortunate to be involved in our 2nd Bead Swap for July 2013.  I volunteered to swap with another designer that lives in Canada.  Today and tomorrow I'll be rummaging through my stash of beads, findings, focal and mixed media.

If you are or know someone that will be in the Las Vegas, Nv area on Friday, July 12th, 2013 from 2:00pm-6:00pm I'll be hosting this month's Bead Night at the Lake Mead and Tenaya Michaels location at 7321 West Lake Mead Blvd.  I am the Certified Bead Corner Design Academy Jewelry Instructor at this store.  My favorite item in making jewelry is wire.  I'll find a way to use any gauge of wire that comes in my direction.  Here's the store's facebook page.  Contact the store to inquire on my classes that are currently available.

Check out my facebook page for the list of my current classes:

For commissions, questions and requests for private classes you may contact me through my blog here, Kraftz with Kathleen, my email: 
My business Facebook page:
My shop on zibbet:

Thanks so much for reading my blog and happy beading.


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