Saturday, July 20, 2013


I decided to participate in this latest Blog Hop by our Evil Master Mind/Author/Blogger/Host of our face book group "Bead Soup Cafe ~ Lori Anderson, because I was not feeling all that creative and my little life has been in a bit of a tail spin these days.

Not only would it bring attention to my little stash, but I had very high hopes that this would break my "Beader's Block" so I can make some sparkle money to buy more sparkles.....oh and pay a bill too! !lol!

 Well if you checked out my post yesterday It has been like pulling teeth around here in the "Creativity Department" ugh...! 

Well last night/this morning I found some inspiration from ....! KUNGFU PANDA!  Yes ladies and gentlemen I said !KUNGFU PANDA!  Mr. Po ~ Dragon Lord himself!

I woke up with swirling colors and karate chops dancing in my head and got to work!  And no I had not taken my meds yet(long story) so this was natural brain waves flowing......LOL! 
My mother thought it was toooo funny, but it worked!

Always something Blue and Sparkling added somewhere!

Ceramic, Glass and Crystal Beads
I believe this is my longest piece to date, about 28inchs outside/ 24inches inside.  It is a bit heavy because of the ceramic and glass beads. 

And yes I noticed it also fits with the "Fourth of July" which made me laugh even more when I finished!

I do apologize for being late with my post and I appreciate everyone that stopped by before I got this finished.  Thanks for visiting and keep Hopping there are more fabulous creations just waiting to be seen  from my fellow hoarders below!

God's Everlasting Peace

Anzia aka Zia Parks

1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
2. Nancy Dale, NEDBeads
3. Roxanne Mendoza, Roxi Designs
4.  Melissa Trudinger, beadrecipes
5.  Rana Lea, Rana Lea Designs
6.  Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
7.  Rita Avila, Jewel School Friends
8.  Linda Anderson, From the Bead Board
9.  Sharon Palac, Sharon's Jewelry Garden
10.  Erin Guest, Renlish

11.  Joan Williams, lilruby jewelry
12. Diane Hawkey, Diane Hawkey
13.  Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
14.  Sue Kennedy, SueBeads
15.  Lisa Cone, Inspired Adornments
16.  Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design
17.  Nichole Byers, Nichole Byers
18.  Lori Jean Poppe, Adventures in Creativity
19.  Linda Landig, Linda's Bead Blog and Meanderings
20.  Lori Schneider, Bead Addict

21.  Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
22. Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini
23.  Niki Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
24.  Elsie Deliz-Fonseca, Eliz-Eliz and All That Craft
25.  Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul
26.  Heather Powers, Humblebeads
27.  Sarah Goode, Pookledo
28.  Monique Urquhart, A Half-Baked Notion
29.  JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
30.  Cheri Reed, Creative Designs by Cheri

31.  Robyn, Museiddity
32.  Catherine King, Catherine's Musings
33.  Jacquie, Bead Gypsy
34.  Janet McDonald, Singing Woods
35. Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreations
36.  Tanty Sri Hartanti, TJewellicious by Tanti
37.  Hannah Rosner, Good River Valley
38.  Rochelle Brisson, A Creative Chelle
39.  Nelly May, Smelly Nelly
40.  Skylar Bre'z, Brising Beads

41.  Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool
42.  Christie Murrow, Charis Designs
43.  Leanne Loftus, First Impression Design
44.  Valerie Norton, Hot Art
45.  Judy Riggs, Rigglettes
46.  Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons
47.  Terry Carter,  Tapping Flamingo
48.  Sue, Mid-Life Great Expectations
49.  Nan Smith, Wired Nan
50.  Miranda Ackerley, MirandAck Arts

51.  Marie Covert, Creating Interest
52.  D'Arsie Manzella, This Here Now, Mamacita
53.  Stephanie Haussler, Pixybug Designs
54.  Lori Bergmann, Lori Bergmann Design
55.  Johanna Nunez, The Lovely One Design
56.  Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
57.  Becky Pancake, Becky Pancake Bead Designs
58.  Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
59.  Debbie Rasmussen, A Little of This, A Little of That
60.  Nat, Grubbi Ceramics

61.  Marjorie Savill Linthwaite, Bennu Bird Rising
62.  Cheryl McCloud, One Thing Leads to Another
63.  Heather Otto, The Crafthopper
64.  Candida Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
65.  Tracie Dean, Dean Designs
66.  JuLee Wolfe, The Polymer Penguin
67.  Ginger Bishop, Lil Mummy Likes
68.  Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design
69.  Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie's Blog
70.  Dini Bruinsma, Angaza by Changes

71.  Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
72.  Shalini Austin, Jewellery by Shalini
73.  Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
74.  Ile Ruzza, Ilenia's Unique Beaded Jewelry
75.  Jackie Marchant, Fiddledeedee Jewelry
76.  Annita Wilson, AW Jewelry 
77.  Sherri Stokey, Knot Just Macrame
78.  Hannah Trost, PZ Designs
79.  Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
80.  Miri Agassi, Beadwork

81.  Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
82.  Dyanne Cantrell, Dee-Liteful Jewelry Creations
83.  Susan Bowie, Susan Nelson Bowie
84.  Megan Milliken, MaeMaeMills
85.  Menka Gupta, Menka's Jewelry
86.  Ambra Gostoli, Chic and Frog
87.  Lori Lochner, Bloghner
88.  Gerda Jurimae, Gerda's Crafts Blog
89.  Susan, Mistheword
90.  MaryLou Holvenstot, MaryLou's time2cre8

91.  Mary Shannon Hicks, falling into the sky
92.  Karin King, The Sparklie Things Blog
93.  Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman
94.  Jenny Davie-Reazor, Jenny Davies-Reazor
95.  Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous
96.  Mallory Hoffman, Rosebud 101 - For the Love of Beads
97.  Danielle Kelley, Imbue the Muse
98.  Kym Hunter, Kym Hunter Designs
99.  Dolores Rami, CraftyD's Creations
100.  Marcia Dunne, 13 Alternatives

101.  Marlene Cupo, Amazing Designs
102.  Emma Todd, A Polymer Penchant
103.  Wendy Holder, Jewelry by WendyLea
104.  Michelle Escano, The Cabby Crafter
105.  Louise Glazier, Lily and Jasmine Treasures
106.  Dana Hickey, Wind Dancer Studios
107.  Lennis Carter, windbent
108.  Anne Betenson, Crystal River Beads
109.  Audrey Belanger,  Dreams of an Absolution
110.  Lisa Stukel, Carefree Jewelry by Lisa

111.  Janine Lucas, Travel Stories
112.  Claire Lockwood, Something to Do With Your Hands
113.  Kathy Engstrom, Catherine's Dreams
114.  Paula Hisel, Simply Beadiful
115.  Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
116.  Mischelle Fanucchi, Micheladas Musings
117.  Kim, Cianci Blue
118.  Linda Sadler, Ida Louise Jewelry
119.  Karen, Spokalulu
120.  Jennifer LaVite, Dry Gulch Bead and Jewelry

121.  Andrea Glick-Zenith, ZenithJade Creations
122.  Karen Martinez, Fairies Market
123.  Robin Reed, Artistry HCBD
124.  Amy Bright, LABweorc
125.  Jasvanti Patel, Jewels by Jasvanti
126.  Tammie Everly, TTE Designs
127.  Karin Slaton, Backstory Beads
128.  Natalie Moten, Running Out of Thread
129.  Sharyl McMillian-Nelson, Sharyl's Jewelry & Reflections
130.  Jenny Kyrlach, Wonder and Whimsy

131.  LiliKrist, Handmade by LilK
132.  Jessica Klaaren, The Truth Space
133.  Cynthia Abner, Created Treasures
134.  Beth Emery, Stories by Indigo Heart
135.  Heather Davis, Blissful Garden Beads
136.  Jeanne, Gems by Jeanne Marie
137.  Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
138.  Laren Dee Barton, Laren Dee Designs
139.  Steph, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
140.  Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations

141.  B. R. Kuhlman, Mixed Mayhem
142.  Patty Miller, Cabari Beads
143.  Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
144.  Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
145.  Lizzie Clarke, The Need to Bead
146.  Christina Miles, Wings 'n' Scales
147.  Patricia, The Color of Dreams
148.  Marde Lowe, Fancimar
149.  Ev Shelby, Raindrop Creations
150.  Sarah Small, By Salla

151.  Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
152.  Laurie Vyselaar, Lefthand Jewelry
153.  Pam Traub, Klassy Joolz
154.  Lisa Harrison, Daisy Meadow Studio
155.  Anzia Parks, That's ME!
156.  Ingrid, Lilisgems Handcrafted Jewelry Inspirations
157.  Andra Weber, Andra's Joyful Journey
158.  Kelly Hosford Patterson, The Traveling Side Show
159.  Adlinah Kamsir, Dreamstruck Designs
160.  Marci, That Nothing Be Wasted

161.  Kris Lanae Binsfield,  Cherish Designs
162.  Stephanie Perry, Mustard Bead
163.  Birgit Klughardt, Gites Beads
164.  Inge von Roos, Inge's Blog
165.  Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
166.  Sandy Markley, Gypsy Spirit Designs
167.  Elena Adams, Lena's Beady Blog


  1. i love your necklace and your inspiration (its one of my favorite movies!!)

    1. Thanks Paula, this was my first time watching the movie! lol!

  2. Robin Reed ~
    1 hour ago - Shared publicly

    Hi ZIA, I did not know you had gotten ill? Hope you are better and Love and Prayers!!! I love you necklace!! I think the "twisted coin" blue crystals are an inspired choice they give it movement and texture along with the "have to have" sparkle!!! Love It!!! Great Job!!!

    Hi Ms. Robin Thanks, I didn’t even know I had any of the coin crystals left, this on gave me a run for my money for sure! No hospital stays but there is a lot of pain these days where it should not be, so doc’s next week. Thank you for continued prayers.

    Blessings Anzia

  3. Marlene Cupo ~

    19 minutes ago - Shared publicly

    Well then Kung Fu is good for more than cartoon laughs. Your necklace is a beauty that can be enjoyed anytime, not just for the 4th of July!

    Yes indeedy (is that a word?) Thank you, I was thinking with what would one wear this with? I think my mom will need be my mannequin so I can try out some looks! LOl!

    Blessings Anzia


  4. Mon Urquhart
    50 minutes ago - Shared publicly

    There is no silly trick that your Muse won't try when she feels you need a spark, Zia... your necklace is proof that beauty can flow from any colour scheme if you allow it! Welcome back, girl!


    I was pleasantly surprised this morning and got right to work! Thanks for coming by and viewing my break out dance! Lol!

    Blessings Anzia

  5. Christina Miles
    58 minutes ago - Shared publicly

    LOL, I love Kungfu Panda! You did him proud...your necklace is so fun!

    Christina, never seen the movie until last night, I liked it so much I watched the holiday one on Netflix. I had to show Po some love on the assist he gave me! !lol! Glad you liked it



  6. Kathleen Breeding
    1 hour ago - Shared publicly

    I love the flow of your necklace.


    Kathleen, Thank you for your comment and your help with my google comments post, in Bead Soup Café. When I was laying out the design I kept thinking this is not right, it looks funny, totally outside of my “perfect pattern” ways Lol!


  7. You just never know where inspiration will come from :) I think it's wonderful!

    1. Thank you, so glad it came out well. Whew!

  8. I love your color story and your 3 strand necklace.

  9. I love long necklaces, and I've found that once it's on, I don't notice it, unless it's a really hot day, and in that case, EVERYTHING is too heavy, LOL!

    You did a lovely job and I know all about crazy dreams! :-)

    Thanks for doing this!

  10. You never know where your inspiration can come from. Love the play of colours!!

  11. Love the inspiration for the color. Bold and Beautiful!

  12. I love your story... I love kungfu panda too...I forgot how much I watch it with my nieces... :D
    sparkling color necklace...wonderful...

  13. Lovely opera-length necklace! Knowing that your inspiration came from Po makes this piece all the sweeter. :)

  14. Long is good! I really like the bright colours of your necklace. How fun that it was Po and Kung Fu Panda that inspired it.

  15. What great inspiration and it turned out wonderful.


  16. Kung Fu Panda inspiration! I love it. Thanks for sharing your work.

  17. This is amazing ! I love the inspiration ! :)

  18. Kung Fu Panda and the 4th of July - you cracked me up! I love the necklace, I really like long ones. The colors are beautiful.

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  20. Great color combination! Love the panda for inspiration

  21. Stunning necklace! Love the colors!

  22. Beautiful colors, very pretty necklace!

  23. No, this necklace is not tooooo funny :-) it's a very ♥happy♥ necklace, great to wear with summery clothes!

  24. You never quite know where your inspiration will come from. I often wake up with design ideas too, but usually I cannot trace the source. I love that it was from the movie. It turned out quite nice. I'm a big fan of long necklaces!

  25. Anzia I like your necklace design. Isn't it funny what things can inspire us?

  26. So fun and love the inspiration story!

  27. Inspiration is everywhere! Love the necklace!

  28. Love it and the whimsy that inspired you! So glad you found your muse in time to share!

    1. !Lol! It turned out to be such a fun piece to do! Thank You for reading my blog!


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