Thursday, March 30, 2017

Bead Soup Blog Party- Hoarders Edition

The day has finally arrived!  This year's Bead Soup Blog Party has an interesting feature in that you send your partner a Bead or focal that you have treasured and held onto for awhile.

My partner assigned by Lori Anderson was Gail Poveda .  Gail is participating for the very first time in the swap.  Gail is a spanish teacher of K-8.  She started beading about 10 years ago and then started taking jewelry classes to spark her creative interest.  Her true love is enameling.  She made the most beautiful enamel charms that she sent me.  She made these about three years ago and couldn't figure out what to do with them.  As soon as I saw them I knew what I wanted to do.  I hope I did her charms proud!

Here are the charms:

I originally was going to wire wrap this lovely copper neck piece from Kathleen Hamilton but it over shadowed her beautiful texture on the copper piece so instead I took chains as well as some red lampwork beads and made components with the charms, chain and jump rings.

I love how the necklace wears because it has movement because of the chain and the dangles are not too long but I think adds interest.

Here is a close up of the left side and you can see the texture on the focal and the detail on the charms

Here is the right side of the necklace and you can tell the different texture and the different designs of the charms.

 Here is the close up of the red lampwork beads.

Finally the cute earrings also made with two of the charms and copper components by Kathleen.
Love this set and I know I will wear it often.

I am late posting my design because I was out of town my sister passed away.  I hope you will enjoy visiting all the other blogs below. ( This year some designs are on Pinterest)


Lori Anderson :: Hostess

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Bead Soup Blog Party

I am so sorry but I had unforeseen circumstances and I can't post my design until Thursday.  I received wonderful metal enamel  charms in red white and blackfrom my partner and my pieces turned out beautiful.  Please come back on Thursday and see.
My partner's link on Pinterest so you can see what she created from what I sent her is:
Gail Poveda

In the meantime visit the link below to start the hop.

See you back on Thursday I hope

2017 Bead Soup Blog Party