For the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party, Lori paired me with the lovely Sandra. Sandra sent me a huge soup filled with possibilities. I made 4 pieces and still have a huge pile!
First I combined the beautiful focal and quartz beads that Sandra sent me with some of my own lamp work beads and small turquoise glass beads.
Here's a closer look.
Sandra sent me a length of wire mesh - something I have always wanted to play with. I've always wanted to try stringing beads inside the mesh. If this had been a super sunny day, you might have caught the sparkle of the light purple crystals inside the copper mesh. But even without sun you can see the beautiful toggle clasp Sandra sent me along with another one of my lamp work beads.
This actually started out as a wrap bracelet idea - but now I like it as a necklace.
There were plenty of moon-y pinks in my soup, which seemed to fit perfectly with the other focal that Sandra sent me. It looks like my own little piece of the moon, doesn't it?
Finally (I told you it was a huge soup), the large crystal and the large flat wire loop demanded to be wired together. I am not sure if it looks hip-rustic or super-beginner-wire-wrapper - what do you think? I put it on a long chain, 'cause that's my thing right now :-)
Definitely hop on over and see what Sandra did with the soup I sent her, and then hop over to see all the wonderful participants!
The blog hop list for the first reveal is HERE.
Or just click on through the list here:
First and Last Name
Amber Dawn Goldish
Brenda Sue Lansdowne
Carol Dee Myers
www.beadsforbusygals.com <<<<< Hey, that's me!
Elizabeth Owens Dwy
Julie Anne Leggett
Kat Barron Miller
Kris Lanae Binsfeld
Laren Dee Barton
Lee Anne Messerschmidt
Lori Bowring Michaud
Maria Rosa Sharrow
Mary Ellen Merrigan