Soup is on!

The 8th Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal is today! Luckily, I was able to finish in time. (I’m in the midst of moving.)

First a recap…here is what my partner Nicole sent me~

Bead Soup 2014 for me

I was able to finish 2 pieces in time. I have a couple more in the works.

First I used the magnetic clasp for a bracelet I’ve been wanting to make with some very out of character (for me) fluorescent pink beads. I plan on giving it to my neighbor’s daughter who is always expressing interest in my jewelry. She’ll love it!

The pink is so bright your eyes read it as being a fuzzy texture when they are in fact smooth!

The pink is so bright your eyes read it as being a fuzzy texture when they are in fact smooth!

Next I used the ceramic button focal for a necklace. The design on this one came together rather fast. I wanted to try something a bit asymmetrical. I really dug into my stash and found some things that I have had since -no joke- high school ~I graduated in ’91. I sliced and diced some pink and bronze chain, put in a dash of blue heishi beads, sprinkled in a couple of wooden beads and a faceted pearl, and finished with some red brass metal work – clasp and wire wrapping.

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Turning the button into a focal was a bit challenging because I didn’t want to take away from the design on the button. I think the double wrap did the trick.

 

 

Hopefully I’ll be up and running in my new house by next month. Which means this will probably be my last post until June. We’ve done a ton of remodeling so I plan on posting some before and afters along with pics of my new studio set up.

Until then please visit my partner, Nicole, at Beading for Healing, along with the other BSBP sites and finally stop on over at our lovely hostess’ site to thank her for all of the hard work she’s put in to make this happen. Thank you, Lori!

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