Bead Soup Blog Party

The Bead Soup Bead Blog Party ~Bead Hoarder's Edition. Here you will see pictures of beads I received from my 2 partners, some pics of my progress in making designs and the final products. I'll be adding pics for a while as I have many more beads and ideas to complete. Please check back.
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Pretty Things: Badge for Bead Soup Blog Party, Bead Hoarders Edition

So excited to participate this year! It will be hard to part with some of them, but I am sorting through my horde to see what goodies I can send!

In the end I chose to use 3 strands of thin black leather for the necklace. A few simple knots add a little more texture and interest without detracting from the focal. Not exactly a complicated design piece but it was a challenge for me as I never use this kind of color or style in my jewelry but I have to say I do love this piece. Thank you, Lori for the challenge!!

In the end I chose to use 3 strands of thin black leather for the necklace. A few simple knots add a little more texture and interest without detracting from the focal. Not exactly a complicated design piece but it was a challenge for me as I never use th

And when my partner had to take a break from participating the incomparable Lori Anderson stepped in and sent me a special hoarded bead. Just the packaging and the color tells you it's going to be something special!

And when my partner had to take a break from participating the incomparable Lori Anderson stepped in and sent me a special hoarded bead. Just the packaging and the color tells you it's going to be something special!

A purple silk ribbon would be a great match for this piece. What I don't want is to take away from the playful luminescence of the glass.

A purple silk ribbon would be a great match for this piece. What I don't want is to take away from the playful luminescence of the glass.

And then I found a sort of tie dyed ribbon that had many of the same colors as the focal. But I'm not sure that's right either.

And then I found a sort of tie dyed ribbon that had many of the same colors as the focal.

This is the magical focal pendant that Lori Anderson sent me. No wonder she hoarded this one. The colors are spectacular and like nothing I've ever worked with. And so I began auditioning simple cording fr the neckline. First one is black silk.

This is the magical focal pendant that Lori Anderson sent me. No wonder she hoarded this one. The colors are spectacular and like nothing I've ever worked with. And so I began auditioning simple cording fr the neckline. First one is black silk.

My soup arrived from my partner Mowse Doyle  complete with  hand-sculpted mermaid focal. A lovely combo!

My soup arrived from my partner Mowse Doyle complete with hand-sculpted mermaid focal. A lovely combo!

Packages wrapped and ready to be sent  (on Valentine's Day)to my partner, Mowse Doyle.

Packages wrapped and ready to be sent (on Valentine's Day)to my partner, Mowse Doyle.

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