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.





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!

Please leave a comment letting me know what you think!
Thank you for visiting!

25 thoughts on “Soup is on!

  1. Very refreshing designs, Michelle! I love all manner of buttons, but they are definitely a challenge to feature in jewelry. I think you did a beautiful job adding the rustic wire wraps and cool coloured chain 🙂

  2. That bracelet is very eye-catching for sure, perfect for a little girl! I adore how you you wrapped that button as the focal to really show it off. And, the fact that you still have beads from high school is amazing. Of course, I haven’t been making jewelry that long, but would probably still have beads from then too if I had. Ha! Great job.

  3. Love the bracelet and I’m sure your neighbor did too! I know what you mean, I still have beads from high school too and I graduated 10 yrs before you lol Great soup!!

  4. Neon colors are very fashionable, I’m sure your neighbor will adore the bracelet! I like the asymmetrical (color wise, too) design of the button necklace and how you adorned it with sprinkles of beads and dangles here and there!

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