Sunday, May 11, 2014

8th Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal

Lori Anderson Of Pretty Things puts this shindig together. I am very appreciative of her time and endless dedication to getting this done. We swap with a partner a set of beads, or soup ingredients in this instance, and we are charged with using the clasp and the focal bead. You can use from your own stash or not there are no other rules. simple right??? Well not really cause the other part is not a rule bu more of a challenge, which you will understand when you  Go on over to Lori's page where you will see the list of over 500 participants in this 8th Bead Soup Blogging Party~

Here is what I got from Karen.Now on to reveal what I made with this bead soup mix...

Karen and I were excited about being paired as we appeared to have some things in common, I can tell you I think the biggest thing we have in common is that we are busy…a lot!!!! This was evident in our limited contact, but all and all we were able to learn a bit about each other and My hope is she had as much fun as I did working with elements that were different from our usual. I know I was challenged…Dichroic glass for one and large elements for two…beautiful red for three's a charm. 

I was not sure what I was going to do at first, lucky for me I had ordered some vintage lucite beads and wouldn't it come to pass that the colors were perfect, I mean perfect for the stringing components that allowed this to hang perfect and comfortably. I did some wire wrapping and made a bail for the dichroic disk to attach to the strung necklace. And viola!!! A beauty is born

As for the other color she sent…BLUE, now blue is my color-----love me some blue and the Sodalite beads Karen shared were screaming for joining some viking knit I had made, oh well over two years ago, that were just needing to be used. I was able to cut it in to two pieces and it worked to create this necklace with a clasp I had received in a previous swap, made by Pajego Art House. This is something else that has been waiting for a home:-) Can we say bead hoarder, hehe…Speaking of hoarding, notice the beads that were sent and what I used*******yes, I have some left:-) 

Here is the clasp in use…I kept this one simple as I wanted to use the chips Karen had sent. I added some size 8 seed beads to pull the pink in from the clasp. I still think it could use a little something, but all and all I am pleased with my additions to Cecerely Yours. 

Here is a reminder of what I sent to Karen, so now go on over to her blog and see what she has created, I know I will be…Soup is served~

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your time viewing the other talented bead soup participants~Peace