Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bead Soup Party Reveal Day!

Here's what I was sent! Reveal Day 2014 for Bead Soup Party Blog! My earlier posts explained what the party is about and who my partner is in this wonderful, exciting adventure into bead design. Again my partner is: Evie and Beth McCord. Please check out their blog. You will get such a treat! Their imagination along with their beautiful lampwork beads and enameled pieces give such a unique twist to their Soup pieces. What a thrill!
Here's my piece being worked on!
Humming Bird on my Shoulder! I tried for an asymmetrical piece (a real challenge for me!) I could not have asked for better beads and focal to work with! I love chainmaille so I did a Double Vision Weave along with a Two by Two weave to fill in the spaces.
The clasp.
The bracelet. I used the blue/green lampwork beads in combo with some chalcedony beads along with some nicely hued 3mm cubes. The stitch is Herringbone, I used a sterling silver heart lobster claw clasp.
The earrings. I fashioned my own earwires. I have a free tutorial for these on my website.
So far the only time I've used the beautiful orange lampwork beads is to grace the top of my latest projects, my copper folded autumn leaves! Check back to see what I do with the enameled leaf and the remainder of the lampwork beads! So many beautiful beads, so little time! I think I'm the last of my bead group (Ladies of the Evening)to get mine revealed. Take a look at their blogs as you continue to hop the blogs: Catherine King (who revealed at Mid-night!) and Deborah Apodaca. Well I made it before mid-night! My daughter's wi-fi is back up and running!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

I'm just home from over almost 4 weeks away from home! Here are the beautiful beads, pendants and clasp that I received from my Bead Soup Blog Party partner, Evie and Beth McCord! Aren't they so lovely! I haven't started working on my main piece but I've done a side piece and next week is reveal day! I'd better get off the computer and get working!

Friday, April 18, 2014

EB Bead and Metal Work - My Bead Soup Blog Party Partner

Here is my Bead Soup Blog Party partner for this year (my 2nd). They are a mother/daughter team of artist. They are lamp work and enameling artists who do absolutely magnificent work! Here is a link to their blog: EB Bead and Metal Work I've been traveling quite a bit so I will post pictures of what I sent them and what I got in return for them as soon a I get home next week! Have a blessed Easter, everyone!