July 23, 2012

Serving It Up

We hope you have noticed that our new website is up and running, serving up good things for you. Customer comments indicate that you are pleased with its look and enjoy being able to put things in your cart and return to them at another time. Remember how they used to disappear at the old site? We're pretty proud of how gorgeous Gibby's photos of the beads look and hope you appreciate the clarity. I wish I thought he could make me look that good in a photo!




Now that the new site is complete, we can serve up new articles and free tutorials again. We have numerous things in the works for you and hope you will be pleased with the offerings. If you haven't previously perused our library please take a moment to see what you can find in our resources. Our new tutorials are announced through the Jewelry Makers and Bead Lovers Facebook page too.







BEAD SOUP BLOG PARTY

The last blog entry told you about Bead Soup, a nice adventure put together by Lori Anderson that enabled duos of designers to share beads. Today, the first group, including Szarka, share the creations made from bead soup contents.

Others who are revealing their finished products today can be found at   http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/2012/06/participants-of-6th-bead-soup-blog.html .



Don't forget to check mine out, too! I think you will be pleased to see what the designers simmered and served from their bead soup contents.


Szarka's soup partner, Tammy Jones, who has a great etsy shop Southern Baubelles challenged her with enough beads that she created three unique pieces of jewelry. I think the necklace, shown above left, has a nice vintage look to it. Good job Szarka! To see the bead soup Tammy sent and the soup Szarka sent her look below (or click above to see old blog posts, it was blogged about previously).



This month's Facebook Fan of the Month is Heather Otto who won free beads for being our number one fan. You can find out more about this give away at https://www.facebook.com/MagpieGemstones/app_118098318208381 and http://www.magpiegemstones.com/freebeads.html .


You can see some of Heather's unique jewelry, like this one, served up in "Mama's Craft Room", on the Facebook page she helps moderate and in her etsy shop and Craft Star Shop.


Heather has come onto the jewelry making scene with a flourish, she is a natural and pretty new to it too! We have really appreciated her energy and outlook in the groups that we are involved in online and off. Thanks for being such a great member of this community Heather!
    

We'll be serving up more information for you soon about upcoming shows and happenings.

Serving it up for you, we are Magpie Gemstones.
Karen Meador, PhD

35 comments:

  1. Wow Szarka! You are so talented. I especially love how you embellished the focal. Great job!

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  2. You are too kind - thanks Tammy!

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  3. So BEAUTIFUL! jean yates

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  4. you have an eye for coordinating beads, great soup!

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  5. Great soup ! Everything just goes together flawlessly

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  6. Lovely! I like how you mixed the wire with the softer elements and colour!

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  7. Yum! Love the gemstones and wirework.

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  8. The chunky off white bracelet is awesome! So lovely!

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  9. This all turned out beautifully! I love the wirework in particular!

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  10. Oh I love that second bracelet :) I always love your wire work so seeing something from you outside of that is a treat ;)

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  11. Love the pieces! They are so different from what you usually show.

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  12. Thank you I think I found it now.Lovely pieces. Tanya

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  13. Amazing work,love the bracelet

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  14. Ohhh, very classy looking pieces~! Love!

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  15. Lovely work, each piece is beautiful!

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  16. I love the bracelets, especially the chunky white bracelet. Beautiful!

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  17. The chunky white bracelet is such a dynamic piece. Beautiful!

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  18. How lovely are these bracelets. I too especially like the white chunky one.

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  19. Lovely work, really great job with your soup.

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  20. the two bracelets are lovely, especially the one with the copper bead caps.

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  21. Rachel1.8.12

    It's really great to see above all pieces! I loved above all jewelries and I wanted to get a necklace of labradorite beads but I think, I am inspired to have after getting your design. Anyway, thanks for your post.

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  22. Love the chunky bracelet. Great statement piece.

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  23. Nice job with your bead soup...lovely designs!!

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  24. Well done Szarka! Interesting focal I especially like how you embellished it.

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  25. love, love, love!
    ciao dall'Italia

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  26. love love love what you did. great job.

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  27. Simply beautifull, I love gemstone crafts!

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  28. The chunky white bracelet is such a dynamic piece. Beautiful!

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  29. Your writings, articles, blogs I mean over all contents is must read matter.
    Andrea

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  30. very nice bracelet and different shape.

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  31. Very nice sharing find out more information regarding all kinds of gemstones and its properties as well as the resources, colors, shapes and much more on gemstones

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