Friday, March 20, 2009

Welcome To My Ultimate Bead Party

Hello Ladies,
My name is Brenda. Welcome to my “Ultimate Bead Party.” I’m so glad that you could stop by and party with me. Virtual cocktails are being served at the bar along with a virtual picnic smorgasbord, and, virtual chocolates for dessert.

And, what would an ultimate bead party be with out beads?! I have a lovely selection of beads available so that you may sit back and create for yourself a fabulous piece of jewelry.

If you are not sure what to make, I can help you get started. I have designed 3 patterns for this party and you are welcome to use them. If you choose to use one or all of these patterns, I encourage you to put your own stamp on them. Do not feel that you have to use the colors that I chose. And, feel free to choose whatever size seed bead you would like to use. These patterns would look great beaded into earrings, pendants, book hook, or whatever your imagination may come up with.

If you would like a free copy of one or all of these patterns, email me at

My patterns are copyrighted. So, the only thing that I ask is that you do not distribute the patterns themselves in any paper or electronic media form, as I claim distribution rights. If you know someone who would like to have a copy of any or all of these patterns, give him or her, my email address, and I will send out a copy of the pattern(s). You are more than welcome to sell any piece of beadwork that you create with my patterns. Just, please give me (Brenda Federighi) credit as the designer. Additionally, I would love to see a picture of what you have created using my design(s) so that I may share it on this blog.

As hostess of this party, I should tell you a little about myself. I am a self-confessed beadaholique who cannot go into a craft store or bead store without purchasing beads. You will find beads in every corner of my house. Be not alarmed if you walk out the door with a bead stuck to the bottom of your shoe. Hopefully when we move this summer, I will get a little more organized, but I highly doubt it. I firmly believe that beads have a mind of their own and like to invade the most unlikely of spaces.

Also, you might be interested to know that “Bead Between The Lines” is giving away a necklace as a prize during the “Ultimate Blog Party” event. Below is a picture of the necklace. I made it using the “coraling” beading technique.

So, thank you again for partying with me. You are welcome to come back at any time. Please leave me a comment telling me something about yourself along with a link to your blog so that I may come and party at your place.

I invite you to visit my picturetrail website “Bead Between The Lines.” You just might find something that you like or something that will inspire you. And, please, take a moment to sign my guestbook.


The World's Dresser said...

Hi there - Stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party. Your work is amazing!!! I can't imagine how long some of these pieces have taken

EllyBean said...

I'm party hopping and wanted to say that it was nice to meet you! Happy blogging, partying, and Happy First Day of Spring!

ellybean (at)

Allena said...

hi stopping by for the UBP'09
your jewelry is beautiful!

Storm said...

Awesome beadwork.

Love the background of your blog too.

Welcome to the party.

Christina said...

Christina - - Hello! I'm a non-blogger (since my work entails a lot of writing) but I love to read blogs and see new sites and this is my first UBP! I love beads myself and make many necklaces (each one different!). I used to sell them at a local boutique until it went out of business but now am involved in other pursuits! Good luck to you and I'll return to your site!

Diane said...

Stopped by from the UBP...I'm a jewelry artist and I will return!

Little Ladybug Designs said...

Hi there! Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the sweet compliment! Your jewelry is beautiful! Happy Partying!

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Chel said...

Your jewelry is beautiful. I bead, too, but I only do stringing. I can't seem to get the hang of weaving. I'm very impressed.

domesticgoddess said...

Thank you for your honest comment, I appreciate it! I will never be a follower of Obama, my leader is Jesus and that is the only leader for me. People are just crazy!

Your blog is really cute!

L Harris said...

I am intrigued! So glad I stopped by in my blog hopping.

mindy said...

just beautiful and true talent it must take eons of time to make

JamericanSpice said...

Nice to meet you!

Talk about a party!

I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

wanrey said...

Thanks for visiting my blog ,just love the blue necklace

nice to meet you

techyone said...

I'm from the UBP and love your blog. Thanks.

Mike said...

Hello there. Knocking on your door from the blog party. Hope you don’t mind.


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ElCloud Cattery said...

That is beautiful! There are so many jewelry mompreneurs in this year's UBP. :)


JeanieBeanie said...

I have done a little bit of beading, but nothing as beautiful as yours. Awesome work!!! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I am not a very good cook either, but I just keep trying. It really does help when you find a really good recipe.

Michelle said...

Dropping by from the UBP! Your work is lovely. I admire those who can do all that with seed beads. Have fun at the party!

Jennifer said...

I'm party hopping! You are so talented! I love your beads! I've been to a bead party and loved it! I will have to stop back by. My 3 year old is crying in the background so I must attend to him!


shop with me mama said...

You do great work, wow! Nice to meet you! :)

Bev said...

Stopping in from UBP you have beautiful stuff! happy Blogging

Anonymous said...

Hi! So nice to meet you. I have done a little beading, but don't have time lately. Party hopping and participating too so stop in for a visit.

Aimee Wilson said...

Hi Brenda,

I'm visiting from UBP! I don't bead but love to look at all the possibilities while in a bead store (beadeologie in PA). Enjoy the rest of the UBP!

Savor life's best,

Melissa said...

Hi there, just stoppin by from the blog party!

ImagineCozy said...

Beautiful page. I came from the UBP. Nice Beading!

Craftola said...

It has been so enjoyable for me to be able to check out all the many new blogs and meet so many interesting people this week! So glad I am participating in the UBP this year!!

After thinking about everyone who has stopped by to "party" here at Craftola this week, I have decided to do the drawing for my "Hand Made Giveaway" and all others who visited will also receive something from me, too. Just my way of saying "thank you for visiting"...

Spread the word. Craftola will be drawing for my give away on Friday at 6 p.m. EST. The winner will be notified and posted here next week. All others will receive a little prize from me via email... it will be something I think everyone might use.

Happy UBP! Cheers!!!!!

Wifey Dessert said...

hi!!! its nice to meet you!! those beads look so pretty and that food looks yummy!!!

Super Fun Mama said...

Blog hopping as part of the UBP. It is very nice to meet you and your blog. I have a toddler learning/ fun activities site. I also review childrens products. I am looking forward to adding to my blog list (definitely don't need to it is already so big but can't help myself because I love reading blogs). Have fun with the party! My blog is

Sara said...

Great to meet you :) Your designs are great!!!

My UBP 09 prize offering is INT #36. Be sure to visit my blogs for a chance to win one of 5+ other prizes I will be giving away!

The Captive Mommy
Sara*s Pixel Studio


Anonymous said...

Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

I'm giving away Pink Champagne Shower Syrup from Jaqua Beauty...stop on over and enter! Ends April 8. Open to USA.


Ruby said...

Yes, stopping by on the UBP rounds.
Your bead work is lovely!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

cool stuff - hello - good to meet your blog - I am stopping over for the party

Anonymous said...

Lovely items! Great party! Stop by my party if you get the chance!

Teresa said...

Love your bead jewlery and your blog. thanks for the invite.

Shawna Bates said...

WOW!! I am VERY impressed with your work! I dabble in beading a little but NOTHING compared to your work!! Holy Cats!! You sure know what you're doing!!!
Isn't it so fun going into a beading store and seeing and touching ALL THOSE BEADS lol..I love it and can spend a small fortune rather quickly!!
Now tell me, how do I get in on your giveaway? That is one stunning piece!!!
p.s. Happy Blog Party. it's been fun dontcha think?!

free indeed said...

Just skipping in during the party to say hi! THat is a lovely piece of jewelry you're giving away! I don't have a blog, but am a faithful blog hopper....thanks for the chocolate!

Popular Boy Names said...


Stopping by from the blog party...your jewelry took my breath away it was so beautiful! I bookmarked your site to come back to look at with a more serious "shopping" :)

~ Ashley

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Addymom said...

Hello from the UBP! Love your of art! Have a great week!

Ruby said...

Ruby revisiting.
Thanks for commenting on my blog, too. Just wanted to say, each to his/her own! Your beading takes such PATIENCE and dexterity, which I do not possess. I would not say I am an extra patient person, but I do bleieve I am the right person to teach my children.
Blessings to you!

Amy Esther said...

That necklace is beautiful! I don't do beading myself, but i make ceramic beads along with my pottery and I love what other people do with them! Thanks for hosting the party!

Fran said...

Greetings from the Philippines!

I'm visiting from UBP site in 5M4M and I hope you're having fantabulous time. :)

Hope you pop by and visit my party place here.

Thanks. :)


Southern Traditions Boutique said...

WOW! I love your necklace, just stunning.

I'm party hoppin', so please come on by my party. I'm giving away a necklace too, but very different from yours :)


Draven said...

Hi found you through the UBP, I love to make things too, you do lovely work...

StacieinAtlanta said...

Hey Brenda-

I love the beads!

I am just stopping in from The Ultimate Blog Party to say hello. Come by my place to enter to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System and some books by pledging to read to your child everyday. You can also enter to win a pair of Girl's Crocs - Size 8/9. :)

The Divine Miss Mommy

Dana said...

How beautiful! If only I had the time...I may have to dig my stuff out, again, and see if my daughter would like to try her hand at some jewelry making.

carma said...

Beautiful work!!

Stopping by from UBP to say "hi"
party on! :-)

Jus Shar Designs said...

I rec'd the necklace today.

It is absolutely AMAZING! It's so stunning that I decided immediately that I would be giving it to my mom for Mother's Day this year.

I'm just floored by the details and beauty of your work!


Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Your jewelry is just beautiful! I love this necklace!