It's time to reveal our Bead Soup creations!
This is the bead soup I received from my swap partner Solange of Ahowin Handcrafted Jewelry. Lori of Pretty Things, hostess of the Bead Soup Blog Party, said we must use the focal bead and clasp in our finished pieces. All other beads in the soup are optional, but encouraged. My original attempt was to include most of the beads in one piece, but that soon proved to be too much! I let the beads determine what would be best. I made three necklaces, three pairs of earrings and one bracelet. I'm pleased with them all! Thank you Solange!!
And the finished pieces...
|Necklace: abalone, adventurine, freshwater pearls & Czech glass beads|
|Necklace: ceramic bead by Happy Fallout|
|Bracelet: metal & adventurine beads|
|Earrings: vintage Lucite drops|
|Necklace: shell & freshwater pearls|
|Earrings: jasper gemstone|
|Earrings: polymer clay birds by Leah Curtis|
Here is the bead soup I sent to Solange in France. To see what she has created using my bead soup, please visit her reveal post at Ahowin Handcrafted Jewelry.
The 7th Bead Soup Blog Party wouldn't have been possible without Lori Anderson of Pretty Things! Thank you, Lori, for your hard work and dedication in connecting beaders and jewelry enthusiasts from around the world! To see how diverse a group it is you can visit the Bead Soup Blog Party Map that Lori made. See hundreds of REVEALS at Lori's blog the Bead Soup Blog Party link list. And this is just Part Two!