Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party Summer 2012

Lori Anderson of Pretty Things is hosting a special summertime Bead Soup. This round of Bead Soup is special because, there are so many wonderful bead makers and jewelry designers that love to participate, Lori has spread out the fun with three different reveal dates, July 28th, August 11th and August 25th. 

The sign ups took place back in June and of course I signed up, got busy with life and promptly forgot all about it. That is until I received an email from Lori telling me who my partner would be for this swap.

Meet my partner, Melissa Meman. Melissa has so many beautiful pieces in her Etsy shop, Melismatic Art Jewlery, I had a difficult time deciding which piece I would feature here. 

In getting to know Melissa I have discovered she is a woman of many talents. The beautiful earrings pictured above were created using a technique I have dabbled in recently, torch firing metals coated with enamels. I can certainly say Melissa's results are much pretty than mine. I visited Melissa's blog and found out she has also been working with metals. I very much like what I see!!! Aren't these pieces gorgeous?

You can find out more about Melissa and her wonderful work by joining Melismatic Art Jewelry on Facebook. 

Melissa and I have sent each other our own jewelry components. Once I am sure she has received her package I will share with you what I sent to her and what she sent to me. I wouldn't want to ruin her surprise. Stay tuned. We will be revealing our jewelry designs on August 11th. 

You can also visit Lori's blog to find a list of all the 6th Bead Soup participants.


  1. Ema...thanks so much for featuring me here and your kind words! I am having fun and loving my bead soup you sent!!!

    1. You're welcome Melissa. I am enjoying the beautiful soup you sent to me too. I am excited for the reveal! I will be posting photos of the soup I received next week.

  2. Lovely.So looking forward to the reveal.love and hugs Tanya


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