Saturday, January 16, 2010

THE PARTY HAS STARTED....

Last week I invited you to Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Party where blogging jewelry artists, whether designer or glass bead artist, signed up for a virtual party where we are hooked up w/ party partners who we then trade a focal bead/piece, coordinating spacer beads & a nice clasp w/. We then have to create a fabulous piece of jewelry w/ what goodies they sent & post it to our blog by February 10th. All in all, EIGHTY-FIVE artists signed up to participate! How cool is that?

I wanted to introduce you to my party partner, Jen Judd-Velasquez, of Jen Judd Rocks! I first checked out her blog to learn a little bit about her & check out what she creates before getting in touch w/ her. We've been chatting back & forth a little bit, getting to know eachother. She's a cutiepie & really talented!! (she's also in the Air Force & I grew up an Air Force brat! She's been stationed in a few places that I lived a long LONG time ago, that's been really cool!) Alot of what she does is work w/ other artists lampwork beads & other focals, like this gorgeous piece she put together using a clay focal piece by Kristie of Artisan Clay.
Isn't that fabulous? She obviously has a fantastic eye for detail. But she also makes her own beautiful polymer clay focals that I just love.
They're just so creative & really funky!! Jen actually asked me if I wanted her to send me other artist's beads or something that would coordinate w/ mine & I responded: "As far as what I'd like to work with, if I really had a choice, I want to work w/ YOUR pieces, not someone elses. I think it'll be really fun to see what I can do w/ something completely different than mine & I love your polymer pieces, so don't worry about putting together something that will go w/ my stuff. Challenge me! :o) I'm going to do the same! This'll be fun! :o)"

So that's what we're doing. I know she'll do something fabulous w/ what I'm sending her... I can't wait to see what she's sending me & start figuring out what out of the box type of piece I can come up w/!!

I thought I'd tease Jen a little bit by posting what I'm sending her... kinda. ;o)

Here's a picture of the box...
& here's a picture of the contents...
See what I mean by sorta?? LOL.

When I know she's received my package, I'll post a REAL picture of what I sent her.

Can't wait to see what everybody else is sending & receiving...& then see what they create out of it!! I'm sure there will be some extraordinary pieces created!

Till then....

Julie

7 MUCH APPRECIATED COMMENTS:

Pretty Things said...

What a clever way of giving us a peek into what you're sending!

I love the necklace you featured, but I also love her polymer clay pieces -- so very happy! I like it so much when artists use a mix of artists, including their own!!!

Julie Nordine said...

LOL...isn't that funny... I'm such a tease. :o) Jen's a pretty talented lady, I can't wait to see what she's going to do w/ what I sent!

My package from her arrived today...I'm so excited. Will have to take a picture of everything... I can't even imagine what I'm going to do w/ it all!

Jenny J-V said...

That teaser's awesome!!! Great idea! Now I'm chomping at the bit!!! I'm so happy to be partying with you!

Julie Nordine said...

Ahhhhh...anticipation. :o)

Cindy said...

Wow...your sneak peak looks amazing. Jen's one lucky girl to be receiving such beautiful beads! I've been paired with an amazing lampwork artist as well and can't wait to see what she sends!

Julie Nordine said...

LOL... well, I hope she likes the actual pieces as much as the teaser... they TOTALLY don't look like that, LOL.

Have fun, Cindy...can't wait to see what you put together w/ whatever wonderful goodies you receive!

Beth said...

What a cool post! I can't wait to see everything!

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