Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal

I'm unfashionably late to the Party and offer my apologies to all, especially my partner,  

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Let's recap the beautiful soup ingredients sent to me by my partner:

Although Cindy and I are both lampwork bead makers, we have different styles.  Having no immediate vision for design, I took off the strings, laid it all out, and played with arrangements off and on until some ideas began to come together.

I've never worked with waxed linen to string beads, so this was a BIG stretch for me.  After much trial and error, knotting and unknotting, this is the first piece I managed to connect the beads to create this necklace.

Here's another perspective, showing the clasp provided:

Next, I made some earrings to match.

Of course, I HAD to make use of the darling angel, so a 2nd necklace was in order:
I designed it by adding some cobalt faceted beads I had on hand.

And the little owl was so cute, I thought he needed to stand alone, so I made a hair stick!

This was such a fun and challenging soup for me, and I'm grateful to Cindy for her lampwork creativity, and her patience.  I also appreciate Lori's huge undertaking in making BSBP's doable and fun!