Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bead Soup Reveal!

It's reveal day for the 8th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party and I have a lot of to show you! If you'll recall, my partner is Sue Kennedy of SueBeads, who sent me some of her incredible handmade glass beads in my soup. Here is a quick reminder of what I received:

This first thing I made was this bracelet and earring set, that uses some silver beads from my soup. They just had this Southwestern feel to me, so I used some turquoise rounds with red and black czech glass beads to mimic that style.

Sue sent me a large coin shaped focal bead in the most beautiful blue color and I had a tough time designing a necklace that I felt showed it off, the way it deserves. I'm still not sure I have done this gorgeous bead any justice, but I hung it from a strand of silver glass pearls and added a starfish charm to the bottom. Then I draped two strands of czech glass beads and swarovski crystals over the pearls.

Two matching glass beads in that same awesome blue were turned into earrings with large silver hammered discs. 

The last necklace is easily my favorite and includes the clasp, pearls, crystals, silver spacers and many of Sue's glass beads from my soup.  This one seemed to just put itself together and I had some great matching beads to include from my own stash. I hadn't intended to have a starfish theme to my soup but I believe it worked out very well.

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to check out the other participants in the blog hop!

Lori Anderson, Hostess

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Kristina Hahn Eleniak
Kari Asbury
Kris Binsfield
Cheryl Gangle
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Michelle Wigginton
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Rana Wilson
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Linda Anderson
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Monday, May 5, 2014

Thistle Beads Contest

My local bead shop, Thistle Beads, recently held a Spring time contest, in which the participants each received an identical bead kit. We were allowed to add any beads we wanted, but had to include some of each of the beads in the kit. The inspiration for our color palette came from the ever popular Design Seeds and consisted purple seed beads and glass pearls, and green czech glass beads. I knew right away I wanted to work with copper metals with these colors and I just love how it came out. I also created the copper clasp myself.

Judging is based on in person votes and although I did not win the contest, I had a lot of fun getting to know the mom and daughter team that own Thistle Beads and will, for sure, be joining the next contest.

Oh! This is a beautiful bracelet that did win. I have to say, there is no shame in losing to such a stunning piece of work! Congratulations to Bonnie!

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