It's a Bead Soup kind of Day

Written By bombomtox on Apr 12, 2013 | 9:01 PM

Welcome to reveal #2 of Lori Anderson's 7th Bead Soup Blog Party. This is my fourth time being part of this great event and was privileged to be paired with Claire from Cats Eat Dogs. She sent me this yummy soup ( click on the link to see what I was sent). The colors and beads were so me, and they've been a delight to play with.

So, for your viewing pleasure, here are my creations:
 I started with the focal, which was a wonderful shade of blue green, and dressed with up with one of the shell drops and added a couple of dangles. I stacked the quartz rounds with the deep blue green flower spacers and used copper wire wrapping to tie it all together. The necklace is asymmetrical and ends with a copper toggle clasp.




Originally, these drops were going to be part of the necklace above, but then discovered that they were top/side drilled so went to plan B. I used 26g copper wire and twisted it together, added some more little flowers and copper spacers that I had. The only beads I bought were the gorgeous aqua/metallic crystal beads which I found on sale at the big M. I fell in love with them, and used them all! This was not a planned piece, but it came together while I was fiddling, and I'm pleased with the end result.
These lucite shells paired with copper/metallic drops ( all courtesy of Clare) to make a sweet little pair of earrings.

But my favorite??
The bracelet. This is what I first started working on, and I absolutely love, love, love it. This one is MINE! It actually matched what I was wearing the day I made it, and combination of copper and blue greens is one of my favorites. I used almost every type of bead that Clare sent in this bracelet, and had a blast doing it.

Here's another view:
Added a second row of chain which matches the first pendant to tie the two pieces together. I'm so pleased with how these turned out. I feel like it's a cohesive collection.


 There were a few beads that I didn't use, but have plans for (the exquisite yellow drops). Don't forget to stop by Clare's blog to see what she served up with the beads I sent her.

**Somehow there is an invisible table below the list of names- scroll through the empty space to get to the comments section.  I CANNOT get to it disappear***

 Thanks, Lori, for another wonderful experience, and for going above and beyond when life has been challenging lately! Here's the rest of the 2nd reveal participants (there's a BUNCH of us from literally all over the world):

Agata Grygiel
Ali McCarthy
Alice Craddick
Amy Severino
Ana Krepel
Andra Weber
Andrea Glick
Andrea Trank
Anitra Gordy Boyers


Annette Rivers
Anu Tuppurainen
April Grinaway
Audrey Bélanger
B.R.Kuhlman
Barbara Bechtel
Barbara Mason
Becky Pancake
Beti Horvath
Billi RS Rothove


Bobbie Rafferty
Brandi Burdick
Candida Castleberry
Carol Dillman
Carolyn Gebert
Carolyn Lawson
Caron Reid
Catherine King
Cathy Jakicic


Chandra Merod
Charlene Jacka
Cheri Reed
Cherrie Fick
Cherrie Warzocha
Cheryl Brown
Cheryl Dunham
Cheryl Foiles
Cheryl Gangle


Chris Eisenberg
Chris White
Christina Miles

Christine Murrow (you're here)


Cindy Ritchie
Clare Etheridge
Cory Tompkins


Cris Peacock
Cynthia Abner
Debbie Rasmussen
Debi Levine
Deborah Brooks
Deborah Read
Debra Behrends
Dorota Żerańska
Elaine Robitaille


Elsie Deliz-Fonseca
Emma Todd
Erin Guest
Evelyn Shelby
Evie and Beth McCord
Francy Inman
Ginger Bishop
Gloria Allen
Hajer Waheed


Hope Smitherman
Ilenia Ruzza
Ilona Hegedűs
Ine Vande Cappelle
Jackie Ryan
Janine Lucas
Jean Peter
Jean Wells
Jeanne Steck


Jelveh Jaferian Johnson
Jennifer Cabic
Jennifer Reno
Jennifer VanBenschoten
Jenny Davies-Reazor
Jenny Kyrlach
Jenny Robledo
Jessica Brower
Jill MacKay


JJ Jacobs
Jo-Ann Woolverton
Joanne Tinley
Johanna Rhodes Nash
Judy Robinson
Juli Cannon
Julia Gerlach
Julie Bowen
Julie Panusis


K Hutchinson
Karen Martinez
Karen Vincent
Karen Williams
Karin Slaton
Karyn Bonfiglio
Kat Douglas
Kate Dufour
Kate Mulligan


Kate Richbourg
Kathleen Gallant
Kathleen Lange Klik
Katie Nielsen-Nunez
Kay Bolton
Kayla Potega
Kelli Jacobson
Kelly Patterson
Kelly Ramstack


Kiersten Kern
Kim Sparks
Klaudete Koon
Klaudia Tóth
Krista French
Kristin Oppold
Kym Hunter
Lana Kinney
Laura Guenther


Lauren Fenty
Leah Curtis
Lennis Carrier
Linda Murphy
Lisa Johnson
Lori Anderson
Lupe Meter
Lynn Jobber
Mandi Effron


Marcia Dunne
Margareta Saari
                     
Marianne Baxter
Marie Covert
Mary Ellen Parker
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens
Megan Milliken
Melissa Meman
Melissa Mesara


Michaela Pabeschitz
Michelle Tucker
Mimi Gardner
Mischelle Fanucchi
Monica Phillips
Mowse Doyle
Nancy Boylan
Nancy Dale
Pat Haight


Patina Queen
Patty Miller
Pia Kaven
Rebecca Anderson
Rose Johnson
Roxanne Blanc
Sarah Goode
Sarah Singer
Sarah Strover


Shalini Austin
Sherri Stokey
Sherry Baun
Sheryl Stephens
Silvia Sernicola
Solange Collin
Stacie Florer
Stacy Alderson
Stephanie Haussler


Stephanie LaRosa
Sue Burleigh
Susan Bowie
Susan Kelly
Susan of Libellula Jewelry
Susan Sheehan
Suzanne Fragiacomo
Tammi Sloan
Tammie Everly


Tania Hagen
Tania Spivey
Tanya Goodwin
Tanya Wiles
Tari Kahrs

Theresa Buchle
Tiffany Smith
Tina Holden


Tracey Nanstad
Tracie Dean
Tracy Bell
Tracy Kruse
Veralynne Malone
Veronica Campos-Hallstrom




Hoping your day is filled with  creative dashes of grace and splashes of joy!



Christie

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