Friday, April 9, 2021

Bead Soup Blog Hop 2021! (Also known as the Bead Soup Swap & Create!) ::: THE BIG REVEAL!

You can see my original post HERE with all the cool beads Candida sent me and an introduction to Bead Soups and Blog Hopping! You can also find more information HERE on the Sum of Small Things blog!

Here is Candida's blog post about the swap!

Without further ado, here are the things I made using beads and findings Candida sent me & some of my own to supplement!

Goldstone, Czech Glass and Copper earrings

Fox Necklace! Carnelian/Agate, cats eye, freshwater pearls, Czech crystal, China crystal. All copper findings.

These are super awesome cluster/waterfall earrings. Czech glass. In copper!

Swirl earrings in coppper! Czech and China glass with copper findings.

I actually had to buy more copper findings, (OH WOE). :) I've had a ball with this challenge and I hope you've enjoyed what I've made! These goodies will be available to purchase in my ETSY SHOP soon! Please feel to check out my shop in the meantime!

Here's the participant list!

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Bead Soup Blog Hop 2021! (Also known as the Bead Soup Swap & Create!)

Long time no write! I am participating in another blog hop, this time for Bead Soup Cafe! I'm pretty excited about it and have already made several pieces of jewelry!

Let me tell you a little about Bead Soup Blog Hops- we get assigned a partner, which we then trade an assortment of beads with. THEN we make something from the beads we get! :) It's a solid bit of fun!


My partner, Candida, sent me a lovely assortment of beads! Lots of Czech glass, some China glass, goldstone, freshwater pearls that are top drilled!, agates, carnelian, jasper and findings and bits in copper! She also sent me a bead assortment (BEAD SOUP) that was full of lovely colors- I'll have to take a picture of it to show you all!

I used to work in copper A LOT so this was a pretty inspiring mix! Needless to say, I've been having a lot of fun with it.

This is the loot I sent Candida! I chose pinks and yellows for Spring!!! (And OF COURSE Freshwater Pearls to round everything out. If you know me, you know I'm OBSESSED with pearls!).

Some gemmy bits, miracle glass, China glass, handmade lampwork glass and resin work, sari silk and textured cord! All really fun stuff, I think! Also some bits made by me!

I really hope she loved everything. Just so many fun colors in that mix and I tried to send her a good soup! :)

And here I am starting to work on things:

Had to blur out the finished project! That's going to be revealed on APRIL 10TH, 2021!!!

 Watch this space for the big reveal on April 3rd!!! :)


Thursday, January 14, 2021

Hello and Welcome!

 I've updated my links! You can now visit me everywhere- it's all pretty interconnected. :) I'm "ZenithJade" on most platforms, and "anjicle" on deviantART.

I've been busy updating my banners and info on Etsy, as well! I'm sure most of you are well aware that I've been on Etsy since 2006! That's quite a long haul on one site! I've tried others, including running my own independent website, and it just isn't as cost effective as Etsy is. So Etsy it is!

I'm also updating my deviantART to best represent me as a photographer. If you want a signed print from me, the best way to get one is to either contact me directly or join my Patreon. The latter is "best of" assorted prints and cards of my choosing.

I also re-booted my Patreon! I've got all sorts of amazing things going on over there and so many cool things in the works. One of the things that I'm MOST excited about is my new bead subscription service. It's limited edition, kick butt boxes for $35/month, (free shipping & USA only). I can't wait to source beads for everyone! It's going to be a blast. I also have several photography tiers, a jewelry subscription service, and COMING SOON are STICKERS. Those who know me just know I'm obsessed with them. :) So now I get to make and sell cool ones for everyone else! I'm insanely excited. Hehe!

You can view links in the blog to your right, otherwise (since I'm x-posting), they'll be in the comments along with a link to this blog.

Happy everything, everyone!