This year, I have decided to join in with the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party organised by Lori Anderson of Pretty Things http://www.prettythingsblog.com.
The idea is to make and send a set of Artisan beads with at least one Focal and one Clasp to an assigned partner. Once we receive our bead soups, we start to think about what we are going to create and then share this process on our blogs. We have all signed up to a reveal date, on this date we collectively share our creations, our’s is the 13th of April. During this process we also all visit/blog hop and comment on other blogs who have signed up for the party too.
I have now been given my Blog Partner – Alison Sachs, and will shortly be sending off some glass beads that I made last week, along with a hand-made clasp and findings for Alison to incorporate into something that she feels inspired to make 🙂
So without further adieu, I introduce you to Alison Sachs –
Alison Sachs is a polymer clay artist who lives in the good old U.S of A, about 20 minutes from Mt Bachelor, Bend, Oregon. There are some stunning photos of this beautiful location on her blog http://beadsbyearthtones.blogspot.co.uk it looks like a wonderful place to live.
Alison makes and sells polymer clay beads, her shop is full of creative goodies that have been lovingly hand crafted, in a range pretty colours. Alison takes her inspiration from the natural world around her, and has a series of beads called “Imprint” that reflect this. All of her pendants, beads, buttons and copper findings are hand-made.
I am really looking forward to receiving my ‘soup’, perhaps it will contain some polymer beads?
You can check out Alison’s goodies here :- http://www.etsy.com/shop/BeadsByEarthTones