Thursday, June 28, 2012
Click on the photo above to see all the details.
Are you ready for the 6th Bead Soup Blog Party? This year there are a record 400 participants, and three reveal dates. I'm so lucky to have been paired up with Bobbie Rafferty of Beadsong Jewelry Bobbie and I have spent the last few days getting aquainted. Though our jewelry designs might be a bit different, (she does a lot of seed bead work and a bit of stringing, where I do mostly stringing and a bit of wirework) we both love beads--any and all beads. I've always been in awe of artists that can work with these seed beads, but Bobbie uses any beads she can get her hands on. Take a look at some of her gorgeous pieces.
Last week we went to the Lake of the Ozarks for a family reunion. It was hot and we packed in the activities. Our favorite was the trip to Ha Ha Tonka State Park where we hiked a trail that included a natural bridge and the skeleton of a once gorgeous castle up on a cliff.
View of the castle from the trail.
Remains of the castle.
Our daughter in blue, her friend, and our nephew.
My brother in law enjoying a wonderful view from the castle courtyard
A gorgeous sunrise on the lake.
A speedy trip around the lake, and a lovely sunset.
The girls getting ready to parasail.
And when we got home this sweet package was waiting for me. I was the lucky winner of
Mary Harding's sweet Asparagas pendant. Just look at the cheery packaging!
I keep all the business cards I get because they are little works of art in themselves.
Asparagus Pendant--isn't it gorgeous?