October 30, 2014

My next Fine Art Show: South Miami Art Festival, November 1 & 2, 2014.
Come and visit! Booth 85.  I will be offering my Art Glass Beads and Jewelry.
I won in the Glass category, year 2011 !!!

Saturday & Sunday, November 1st & 2nd, 201410 AM to 6 PMSunset Drive in South Miami, FL

43rd Annual ChamberSOUTH South Miami Art Festival

"Art and culture lovers can enjoy this free festival taking place on historic Sunset Drive in the heart of South Miami nestled between wide sidewalks, caf├ęs, quaint shops and lush landscaping on Saturday and Sunday, November 1st and 2nd, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.  Produced by ChamberSOUTH and receives support from the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the City of South Miami. The ChamberSOUTH South Miami Art Festival has had the distinction of being selected by our artists as one of the top 200 shows in the country in Sunshine Artist Magazine. The event will include over 100 artists from around the world representing media such as ceramics and clay; digital art; textiles; glass; jewelry and metalwork; two-dimensional mixed media; three-dimensional mixed media; painting; photography; printmaking and drawing; sculpture; and wood."...

May 10, 2014

The Great Bead Soup Blog Party has arrived!!!

Hello everybody! I've made 3 pieces with the soup that Laura Guenther sent me. And then, I couldn't resit making 2 additional ones with the same style glass beads that I've sent her for this event...

"AN ANGEL ON EARTH": In this first necklace I've featured her handmade Sterling Silver Focal Wing and her handmade Silver solder Clasp. I've combined them with Sterling Silver beads that look like wings and stars, Swarovski Crystals, Japanese seed beads and my own glass handmade lampwork rock beads. The title says it all, the ethereal presence of angels among earthy rocks. An angel wing will always protect us. 

"SING AND DANCE": I've made this necklace featuring the enameled pendant I received were my partner in this party recreated a phrase about art by Twyla Sharp (dancer and choreographer). I also got two enameled round beads with the words "Sing" and "Dance". I've completed this piece with Japanese seed glass beads, Swaroski Crystals and a clasp made with a glass Czech button.

"SHINER BOCK": This third necklace shows all the colorful complementary beads that were in the soup I've received, including a rare focal bead that I've placed on one of the sides. I've added some Crystals and Japanese seed glass beads. I've made a twisted braid that hangs asymmetrically for a funky look, either to the back or the front. The clasp is an element I've found in the Scrap Books section of a craft store. 

I was so in love with the glass beads I've sent my partner for this event, that I kept melting glass and created two more necklaces with similar style beads: Ruedas (striped, with lines), Rocks and Flowers. 
I've created these two following necklaces with my own handmade glass beads:  "SUBLIME" and "OPENSTUDIO'S FLOWERS AND ROCKS". I'm so happy making glass beads! I've completed these necklaces with Swarovski Crystals, Czech glass beads and handmade bronze clasps by Cathy Dailey. 

 And these are the beads I've sent to my assigned partner, please scroll down for the link to see what she has created with them, I love making glass beads!:

         To see Laura Guenher creations for this soup go to http://blueantiquities.blogspot.com/

Please keep scrolling down the page to see the original packages that were sent, I've posted the photos in my previous update. Have fun in this Bead Soup Blog Party. 
Thank you for visiting my Blog, Laura Blanck from Openstudio/Openstudiobeads. 

March 25, 2014

Hello everybody! This is the Bead Soup I've received from Laura Guenther at http://blueantiquities.blogspot.com/ . She makes gorgeous enamel creations, plays with words and Sterling Silver, unique and adorable! She added many complementary colorful beads and silk ribbons. A challenge for me...

And this is the Bead Soup I've sent her, my handmade glass lampwork beads (shiny Ruedas with lines/stripes, bumpy Flowers and a gigantic matte frosted etched Rock; multicolor, colorful, whimsical, funky, one of a kind and BIG! I've added Czech glass beads and Crystals. The clasp is handmade with bronze by Cathy Dailey.

The result of our art pieces will be revealed on May 3rd... 

March 12, 2014


And is that time of the year, once again there is this wonderful "Bead Soup Blog Party"!!! It's an amazing huge event where almost 600 artists all over the world participate with their art work. We will be exchanging beads and goodies, and then, we will be posting the results of our creations in our blogs. This year the big reveal for the 8TH BEAD SOUP BLOG PARTYl will be on May 3rd. Please join us for so much fun!!!
I've been paired with the gorgeous Laura Guenther from  http://blueantiquities.blogspot.com/ , please visit her site to take a peak at her artistic life. I've just sent my pretty box full of my choices for her to play with, I've dedicated with my best effort to surprise her and make her smile!
I hope she likes everything I've sent, oh boy, it took me forever to complete this endeavor!!!!!
I can't wait to see what she is sending me so I can continue with this challenge!
Here is the photo of the mysterious box I've sent her, the day of the party I will be posting the photos of what was inside. 
I will be posting photos of what she sent me and the outcome of my design.... Cheers!

February 11, 2014

My next Fine Art Show: COCONUT GROVE ARTS FESTIVAL. Februrary 15.16.17 2014

Hello everybody! Super happy to participate this upcoming weekend in one of the most prestigious Fine Art Shows in USA, ranked among the top 5! I will be offering my glass art creations, my own handmade glass beads and jewelry. Visit me at Booth 507. See you there! The media says: "Celebrating its 51th anniversary in 2014, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival® is the nation’s top outdoor fine arts festivals. The three-day festival showcases the works of over 380 of the finest artists and craftsmen in the world. A signature event of the South Florida cultural calendar, the Arts Festival is a true "Celebration of the Arts" offering visitors the opportunity to meet with exhibiting artists, sample fine cuisine, enjoy live entertainment and take in the tropical waterfront views of Coconut Grove..."