Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bead Soup Blog Party Jewelry Swap Challenge

I participated in Lori Anderson's first Bead Soup blog party and had a blast. It's a group of bead and jewelry makers who love to swap components and make pretty things to wear.

Now the group has done a jewelry swap challenge where they've exchanged pieces with one of the other members and reworked them into new designs. I so wanted to participate in this, as I love to see all the faces that one piece of jewelry can project, but life got in the way and I didn't have time. But I'm loving visiting the blogs and seeing how everyone has re-purposed the pieces they were sent.

It's so exciting when you take a piece that didn't work out as you had hoped, or just lacks that certain something to be incredible, and someone else gives it a whole new life with a new twist that you yourself hadn't thought of. It's funny that many of the participants *loved* the original pieces that their partners sent them so much that they didn't want to deconstruct them. Just goes to show you that the piece of jewelry sitting in your jewelry case (or Etsy or Artfire shop) has a fan out there somewhere, even if it isn't you.

You can come to the party too! Here's the list of participants:

I know you're going to fall in love with some of these pieces, either the originals or the revamped ones.

1 comment:

Pretty Things said...

Thanks for the shout out! I'm sure we'll be doing this and others again on the Yahoo Group!


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