It's here...Bead Soup Party reveal day #1.
Lori Anderson is the creator and master mind of this wonderful blog hop, the Bead Soup Party, I have been fortunate to participate in all 6 events. Thank you Lori, for all your hard work that has made this event possible..This latest hop has 400 participants, there will be 3 separate reveal days which should make it easier for us to make our way around all the blogs and have time to leave comments and check out the wonderful creations.
I was soooooo fortunate to be partnered with the amazing Cindy Wimmer of Sweet Bead Studio,she is a multi-talented person and I Love her copper wire work..I have to admit having this in mind when I selected ( made) the ingredients for her soup.
Cindy sent a wonderful grouping of silver soup..that in itself was out of my normal range..
something that continually comes to my mind with each Bead Soup Party is that I am not an accomplished Beader, I don't have the tools or stunning stash that I've come to see many of you do( bead hoarders).
I can't always lay my hand on the right jump rings, the right gauge wires in the proper metals( as in,that bead hole is too small for 20g, where is the silver 22g, shoot it won't take a patina)..akkk. It's really amazing that I get anything put together that doesn't look like the dogs dinner.
This time I decided to do a little funny thing..I held back a few of the beads from the soup sent to Cindy just to see what it would look like for partners to use some of the same components in their Bead Soup pieces.
Ok...let's get to it..Ta Da!!
Cindy sent a lovely vintage brooch as the focal, I encircled it with turquoise rounds to showcase the focal.
The silver tones in the soup ranged from a soft pewter to shiny silver , adding a darkening patina helped to blend them together. I split the Green Girl clasp between the 2 pieces, the hooky part in this necklace, the link went into the bracelet.
In the necklace- brooch focal, silver discs, chain, and 1/2 the clasp,from the soup... the textured turquoise ceramic ovals and orange jade nuggets are similar to part of the soup sent to Cindy. I added a braided brown leather piece to the back with the chain to visually bulk it up and balance the look of the large focal.
Please visit these other participants to see their amazing Bead Soup pieces.
To find links to the reveal #1 participants please visit our host's blog
Hostess, Lori Anderson, PrettyThingsBlog.com