Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Omaha Bead Bazaar this Saturday!!!!

Print out this coupon to get a discount on admission! 

Here is more info and the list of vendors!
Westside Community Center
3534 S. 108th St
Omaha, NE

Saturday April 12, 2014
9am to 4pm 
2014 Vendors:
Papio Creek Gems, Omaha – awesome assortment of gemstone beads, crystals and pendants

Beads etc, Omaha – Unicorne beads and wonderful odds & ends

Rick Saathoof, Iowa – beads & jewelry

Carole Rodgers, Iowa, – Cabochons, beads, jewelry and books

Aylas, Illinois – Furnace glass, pearls, gemstones & sterling findings

Artistic Beads, Rose Rutherford, Omaha – Beads, pearks, gemstones, slass, crystals, cabs, sterling silver 
& high-quality pewter

Jeri Wiskus
, Omaha – Lampwork beads

Fishlips, Iowa – Wide assortment of glass beads, books & tools

Rock N Wrap Betty Selby-Syslo, Omaha

Orahood, Iowa – Beads of all sorts

Pixybug Designs, NE   – Lampwork beads and jewelry

5Z's Star City Beads, Lincoln – full selection of Japanese seed beads and full line of findings

Jodie Marshall, Firth – Lampwork beads & jewelry


Lipstick Ranch NEW!!!! Colorado – Rusted iron pendants, leather, chain, charms and findings –

Mad About Beads

Jade Dog, Iowa – Vintage beads & components, sequins, polymer cabs, Czech glass and seed beads –
We hope to see you there!  Be sure to stop by and say hi!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Meet Our BSBP Partners, Charlie & Staci!

Chris and I have been very fortunate in the bead soup ingredients we have received from our partners, Charlie Jacka (Chris's partner) and Staci Louise Smith (Steph's partner). 

Here is what we sent to Charlie:
(borrowed photo from Charlie's blogpost)
Chris started with the fiber and worked out from there! Hand-dyed cord, Czech glass, Red Creek Jasper, Sleeping Beauty turquoise (from his personal bead stash), a brass clasp, and handmade lampwork focal and accents made by Chris.
Here is the picture Chris took of his soup ingredients before he sent it!

Here is what we sent to Staci, Steph's partner (photos borrowed from Staci's blogpost):
Close up of the ingredients

The lovely focal Chris made for Staci

Full view of the soup mix
We sent Staci a wide variety of Czech glass, natural stones and freshwater pearls, Tierracast apple blossom rivetables and clasp, handmade lampwork focal and beads by Chris, Shibori silk and other hand dyed fibers, and woolywire.

When I opened my soup ingredients from Staci, I laughed out loud because she had also sent me woolywire!  Here is what she sent to me!

handmade beads created by Staci, natural stones, clasp made by Genea Beads

Beads from Staci's favorite artists!
Staci was very kind in her soup mixes!  Yes, she sent me two!  I love the beads Staci created, it doesn't get better to work with one of a kind creations.  She also sent me pieces from Marsha Neal Studios (ball end head pin and large wavy donut bead), Genea Beads (starfish head pin). the woolywire (made by her friend, Nellie), and another gorgeous bead made by Staci.  She also sent me some authentic sea glass made into beads with holes drilled by Staci.  That is so cool!

Now that the soups have been swapped, be sure to stay tuned for the creations revealed in early May!

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