It is that time of the year, when I get to participate in the Bead Soup Blog Party! This is the 3rd reveal for this particular Bead Soup Party, it has really grown! This year it came at a very hectic time in my life, birthdays, anniversaries, workshops, but I look forward to this little time to myself to just make what I want. The photo above is the bead soup that I sent my partner, Toltec Jewels. This next picture is of the wonderful, beautiful bead soup she sent me!
So much to choose from and such beautiful beads. I pondered and pondered and finally made a few pieces. I have really started working in metal and gotten away from beading so this brought me back to the colorful world of beads, it did stretch me a bit, which is all good. This is the necklace I made using the large, swirled agate focal, some beautiful amethyst, and glass leaves.
and the bracelet I made using a beautiful, hand crafted clasp. The clasp is so pretty I did not want to over power it with lots of stuff, so I stayed pretty simple for the rest of the bracelet.
and of course I needed a pair of earrings. These are simple, but fun and I just love them and the purple beads are handmade and gorgeous!
There is still plenty of bead soup left to play with, including a beautiful handmade lampwork bead! Stay tuned, I have some special plans for that one and some of the others, so check back and see what becomes of the rest of the bead soup, I will be playing for awhile!!!!
Again, I want to thank my partner, Toltec Jewels for the wonderful soup and Lori for organizing and planning such a fun event!
I was fortunate to get a goody bag from Nina Designs to do some designing with as a part of their Blog Partner Program. I was able to use these to make some pretty amazing things, I do so love Nina Designs and have been a customer of theirs for years. Here is what I made:
In honor of the fall season and Halloween, I used some of the hammered marquis components, purple deer hide, and skull charms to create this bracelet and necklace. I wove the deer hide in some chain I had to make a heavier chain, and added an amethyst and herkimer diamond for some bling!
This piece I used the snake component to make this wonderful pendant with a lepidocrosite briolette,
ruby and a herkimer diamond. I added the chain and finished it with a bronze s clasp. This piece is on it's way to the stylist for The Vampire Diaries show to be considered for their show.
This wonderful brass chain went really well with a mixed metal charm I crafted and I decorated it with a petrified wood bead.
And here is a photo of all of it, the photo did not come out as well as I would have liked but you can get the full view of all the pieces.
Thank you Nina Designs for allowing me to partner with you and for these wonderful pieces!
The materials above were provided as part of the Nina Designs blogging program. The author of this blog has not received any payment from above-mentioned company. The post above represents only personal opinion of the blog author.
The I am promise, to buy one thing handcrafted once a month!
How easy is that? and with that little promise the influence we all could have in local economies, supporting local small business and artists! I love to buy from individuals who create out of love, so I make my promise to buy one thing handcrafted per month from an individual, do you?
This is my second Bead Soup Blog Hop Party, hosted by Lori Anderson and it has been so enjoyable. I had a huge bead soup from my partner so I had some left over and will continue to add to my soup! Thank you Kris!
I received all these wonderful beads, chains, and clasps from my partner, Kris Binsfield, from Cherish Designs. You can see the bead soup in my prior post. Her handcrafted pendant was so wonderful and the clasps she sent, oh my, bling and more bling, I just couldn't decide what to do.
So, I just had to use the sparkly clasp in a bracelet to show it off. Here is what I created with the some of the chain, beads, and clasp.
and the pendant, I just though it deserved to be the focal, I tried add beads and I just didn't like it, so I kept it simple with the chains and I just love it, but that is more my style, simple and blingy!
well, that leads me to the fact, I have plans for the rest of the soup, so there will be more to come, I have more to do and hope to have it done by the next reveal date, so please come back and check! A little view of the rest of the soup that needs to be done!
and a few more photos just because..................
I am participating in another bead soup blog party and I just got my "bead" soup from my partner, Kris Binsfield from Cherish Designs. After the excitement tearing open the outer package I found these, yeah.....
and so I opened them to find this..
In box 1, the long box was this wonderful group of beads and chain..
In box 2, was this awesome group of beads, chain, etc...
with this amazing focal pendant made by Kris.....
so I am off to stir up my soup and see what I can create!
If you are interested, here is a sneak peak of the soup I sent my partner, but she needs to reveal the rest, until later.......