Saturday, April 20, 2013

7th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party

Thank you to all of you who have come to my blog and viewed, and commented so nicely, on my finished pieces! Appreciate it a lot...:)
Wanted anyone coming by to know that I will not be posting anything new for a few weeks after this weekend, as I am having surgery on Monday, the 22nd and the meds the docs give me make me sooo goofy and sleepy! :) See you again in, hopefully, a couple of weeks.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

7th Annual Bead Soup Party, the 2nd Reveal!

Well, it's time for the second reveal; which was delayed {hope you are feeling better now Lori! :)} and here is what I made with the lovely beads that Cindy sent to me...:)
Cindy surely has an 'eye' for what to put in a 'bead soup' as the beads almost fell into place for me...LOL! Here is the link to Cindy's site so that you can view what she did with the beads that I sent to her.
I first used the colorful mix of square glass beads with one of the two kinds of bone beads that she sent to me. I chose to use a copper leaf clasp and daisy spacers as the copper seemed to blend better with the bead mix; instead of the silver square toggle clasp that she gave me (she sent me TWO wonderfully different clasps!).

The finished piece!

Lovely little dangles.

Copper toggle leaf clasp...

The second piece turned out even better! I used tiny clear/gold AB coated seed beads in between the etched round bone beads and the rose quartz beads...also used the seed beads to 'define' the area above the bone butterfly focal.

I really like way the rose quartz and the etched bone beads went so well together...and the butterfly focal was a perfect fit with it...!

A close up of the wonderful bone swan (?) clasp...

Really enjoyed being a part of the Bead Soup Challenge and am already looking forward to next time...! Below you will find the link to the list of all who participated! Enjoy viewing the ones you can...seeing them all could take quite some time! :) LOL