Everyone has been hard at work (& play) creating their Bead Soup jewelry. It’s gonna take a while to see them all….Here’s the link to see all the goodies that everyone has made out of their Bead Soup.
Check it out!
Yea!! My soup is fabulous!
The focal is a dolphin jumping over a large crystal. She included a beautiful Rhodium plated clasp and lots of beads and other components. There are Czech Firepolished beads, Czech teardrop beads, Abalone shell, Mother of Pearl round beads, Rhodium plated pewter links and Miyuki Seed Beeds.
I have never worked with seed beads, so that kinda scared me….they are so tiny! But I feel confident that I can make something pretty. As a matter of fact, I have already been playing around with them and came up with a couple of cool ideas. I’m sure I will go through lots of ideas before I make a final decision! It’s really going to be a fun challenge.
I am so excited to be participating in my very first Bead Soup Party!
I’ve been wanting to do it for a while and finally decided that now was to time to do something kinda challenging.
Here’s how it works….you are paired up with a partner. You each make up a ‘soup’ of a vocal, clasp and some other beads. Then you send it to your partner and you each have to use at least the focal and clasp to make a piece of jewelry.
My partner is Lisa Lodge. She makes beautiful beaded jewelry (some are one of a kind) using pearls, Czech firepolished beads and a variety of stones. Her shop is ‘Pine Ridge Treasures’ on ZIBBET. She is having a ‘Grand Opening’ Sale! She is taking 15% off of her very reasonable prices. Check it out… It’s really pretty… And be sure to visit her blog
We both mailed out our ‘bead soup’ to each other on Saturday, so we should get them sometime this week. I can’t wait to see what she sends me! She says it is very different than what I am used to working with, so it will be a challenge…
I’ll post a picture when I receive it.