Bead Soup Bead Party Bead Hoarder

This is my board to post the designs I made with the bead swap beads I received from Kim Dvorak as well as designs of others who participated in the SWAP.
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As I noted I love Roman glass. This is a sample of reproduction Roman jewelry I made with Roman glass beads.

As I noted I love Roman glass. This is a sample of reproduction Roman jewelry I made with Roman glass beads.

3 pair of earrings/hoarders edition using Christine Stonefields components (some in each).

3 pair of earrings/hoarders edition using Christine Stonefields components (some in each).

My first thought was, "boy those red ceramic beads are big, what am I going to make with those?!" I thinking about making a choker style necklace and pulled out large nuggets of turquoise from my stash (can you tell I like turquoise from what I'd made so far?). Then I pulled out some mother of pearl arrows and pewter ovals. While I was moving bits and pieces around, I remembered I had a Mayan inspired pendant I'd received in another swap, and then my necklace was no longer a choker necklace.

My first thought was, "boy those red ceramic beads are big, what am I going to make with those?!" I thinking about making a choker style necklace and pulled out large nuggets of turquoise from my stash (can you tell I like turquoise from what I'd made so far?). Then I pulled out some mother of pearl arrows and pewter ovals. While I was moving bits and pieces around, I remembered I had a Mayan inspired pendant I'd received in another swap, and then my necklace was no longer a choker necklace.

As I noted I love Roman glass. This is another sample of reproduction Roman jewelry I made with Roman glass beads.

As I noted I love Roman glass. This is a sample of reproduction Roman jewelry I made with Roman glass beads.

I've spent more time trying to get a good picture of this necklace than I did making it! And yes, this is the best I can do. My bead soup from my partner, Mowse Doyle,  featuring her handmade polymer face crafted onto a seashell! Also includes her poly beads and roundels as well as other beads from her stash and mine.

I've spent more time trying to get a good picture of this necklace than I did making it! And yes, this is the best I can do. My bead soup from my partner, Mowse Doyle, featuring her handmade polymer face crafted onto a seashell! Also includes her poly beads and roundels as well as other beads from her stash and mine.

Earrings to go with my mermaid necklace. Also featuring Mowse Doyle's poly roundels.

Earrings to go with my mermaid necklace. Also featuring Mowse Doyle's poly roundels.

A blog about Lampwork glass bead making and a memoir about love and laughter, heartache and redemption, happiness and gratitude. Among other things.

A blog about Lampwork glass bead making and a memoir about love and laughter, heartache and redemption, happiness and gratitude. Among other things.

Marianne Baxter sent me this amazing bead.  I haven't done any beading in years (my thing is enameling), so it was a challenge to find the perfect way to highlight it.  I had fun making the tassel of sterling silver chain.  Thanks, Marianne.

Marianne Baxter sent me this amazing bead. I haven't done any beading in years (my thing is enameling), so it was a challenge to find the perfect way to highlight it. I had fun making the tassel of sterling silver chain. Thanks, Marianne.

Gifted Blossom flower made into a necklace.

fun blossom necklace made by me.

Two pair earrings using gifted beads.

Two pair earrings using gifted beads.

Soup, Soups

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My bead soup piece - designed by Kim Dworak, with beads from Lucy Clasen

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