Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Please Vote For Me!!

Please Vote For Me!!  I have entered Blu Mudd's design challenge on facebook. The picture above is my entry. Here is what you need to do for your vote to count: 

CLICK the link below, find my entry ( by me, Dhea Powers) and you MUST click "LIKE" to vote or it doesn't count.  CLICK HERE AND LIKE:

Thank you everyone.... wish me luck!!!

 Voting is open until 10pm EASTERN TIME on September 7th, 2014.

Friday, May 9, 2014

It's Here... The 8th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal!!

Here we go... it's time for the 8th Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal... and my partner is the wonderfully talented B. Kuhlman, of Mixed Mayhem.  Be sure to check out her blog to see the Bead Soup I sent her and what she made with it! :) I haven't gotten to see yet and I can't wait!!!
Remember the wonderful and challenging bead soup she sent me?  Here's a picture.
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B sent me,  Peridot Jasper... pretty crystals, glass pearls, silk ribbons, a toggle clasp and matching wire. She made the gorgeous pendant and I believe the clasp as well. Her wire work is gorgeous!!! The focal... inspiring! Her wire work... inspiring!!!
The color was a challenge for me as was the size of the little beads... a challenge I  ended up enjoying very much though as it forced me out of my comfort zone and I found that I  really enjoy the color ... it's very soft and soothing. Thanks B!

Ok... are you ready? Here is what I made ...
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I pulled 2 of my favorite colors into the design... pairing the peridot with purple and a yummy chocolate brown.  This close up shows off the pretty facets in the focal... and B's awesome wire work.

I didn't get to use all the beads yet or the ribbon... and I have yet to attempt the wire. I do have plans to give that a try some time soon. Maybe create a matching bracelet and a pair of earrings to go with the necklace? We shall see!

This beauty is available for purchase if you'd like it.... 
here on our website! :)

Thank you B for being so wonderful... I really enjoyed having you as a partner and I hope you feel the same. I'm also so glad I have made a new friend! Thank you for challenging AND inspiring me.  XO

And a HUGE thank you to our hostess with the mostest... Lori Anderson!!!
Thank you Lori for making all of this possible. I know these things take a lot of time and work and energy and love.... and w/o you, there would be a huge piece missing in the heart of the bead and jewelry world.  And accomplishing  all this while you have been sick and going thru such a hard time... on top of being a mom and wife. Wow! So THANK YOU, for all you do... I know it's been hard. You are awesome!! 

 Please try to visit all of the participants blogs... it's so fun and inspiring to see the Bead Soup everyone sent to each other and what they have created with it.

And don't forget to check out my wonderful partner's blog to see what she made with the bead soup I sent her: Mixed Mayhem.

The  participants ...
Tina Bosh http://bookbug-somanybookssolittletime.blogspot.com/
Kristina Hahn Eleniak www.peacockandlime.wordpress.com

Genea Crivello-Knable www.geneabeads.blogspot.com

Miranda Ackerley http://blog.mirandack.com/
Erin Guest www.renlish.com

Katie Nielson-Nunez www.Vikingcraft.blogspot.com

Bobbie Rafferty www.beadsong.blogspot.com
Kathleen Breeding http://99bobotw.blogspot.com

Ghislaine Kruse-van Erp www.kruseartllc.com

Tina Holden www.beadcomber.ca

Sandi Volpe www.sandivolpe.com

Evelyn Duberry www.Shebamakeda.com
Blanca Medina www.peru-medesigns.com
Ginger Davis Allman http://thebluebottletree.com

Katja Benevol Gabrrijelcic http://slovoni.blogspot.com
Dian Hierschel www.mydias.de

Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens www.glassbeadart.blogspot.com
Rebecca Anderson www.songbeads.blogspot.com

Jacqueline Keller www.creartelier.blogspot.com
Joan Williams www.lilrubyjewelry.com

Agata Grygiel http://www.inaurem.pl/
Jeannine Vetsch-Bokstaller www.jevebo-art.blogspot.com

Merja Sundström http://suntsan.blogspot.fi/

Johana Nunez www.artincendi.com
Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi http://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com
Maddison Langford www.maddy-moo.blogspot.com

Birgitta Lejonklou www.lejonklou.blogspot.se

Bridget Torres www.shears58.net
Keren Panthaki www.vasdea.wordpress.com
Jennifer VaBenschoten http://www.vanbeads.blogspot.com

Michelle Tucker www.michelleannstudio.com
Noemi Baena Roman http://blog.noemibaena.com/
Marsela Schroth www.marselita.de

Gail Vanderster-Zwang www.Angelmoose.blogspot.com

Kelly Hosford Patterson www.travelingsideshow.blogspot.com
Christine Stonefield www.sweetgirldesign.blogspot.com

Rossana De Gaspari www.Rdegas.blogspot.com

Emmanuelle Roué www.ashentara.blogspot.fr
Barbara Fernald www.BarbaraSFernald.com

Cindy Boissonneault www.dziar.com
Susanne Stelljes www.Pearlify.blogspot.com
Terry Jeanette Carter www.tappingflamingo.blogspot.com

Elaine Robitaille http:/www.tooaquarius.com

Mary K. McGraw www.mkaymac.blogspot.com
Mandi Ainsworth www.beadcircle.com

Nicole Valentine Rimmer www.nvalentine.blogspot.com

Mary Ellen Merrigan http://www.maryellenbeads.com
Cheryl Brown www.dragonflybeads.ca

Patricia Buchanan www.braceletstoo.artfire.com

Patty Woodland http://brokenteepee.com

Marde Lowe www.fancimar.com

Valerie Norton www.hot-fused-glass.com

Elisabeth Auld www.beadsforbusygals.com
Brendalee Astells www.silverbee.ca

Janice Warden Bergeron http://thejewelryroom.blogspot.ca/

Tracy Stillman www.beadtrilogy.com
Veronica Campos-Hallstrom www.clubcreativestudio.com/blog
Madonna Liza Cruz-Comia http://crazy-notions.blogspot.com
Suzann Sladcik Wilson www.Beadphoria.wordpress.com

Barbara Bechtel http://secondsurf.com
Keren von Hoeren www.creativeideen.de