I’m so glad it’s here – the first reveal date for the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party hosted by the amazing Lori Anderson! I admire Lori for taking on a project like Bead Soup, and really enjoy being a part of it.
This is my 2nd year, and has been especially fun because of the incredibly generous soup that was sent to me by my partner, Gretchen Nation!
Here’s a peek of what she sent-
The first thing I made was this bracelet, using some of the lovely fire agates along with a pierced sterling bead and a pewter button. I threaded a length of gypsy ribbon through the oversized rolo chain for a little extra color. The colors and textures reminded me of walking through the woods on a cool, misty morning-
Next I wrapped brass wire around and through bone circles and these cool Tibetan beads for a pair of earrings with a funky, earthy look-
This next piece is totally uncharacteristic of my usual style, as I’m not normally drawn to this kind of bright color – but that’s what makes these blog hop challenges so much fun! I call this one “April Showers”-
The teardrop shaped magnesite beads are the color of new Spring leaves, and are joined by tiny purple garnets and sterling silver, including the beautiful flower toggle that Gretchen sent. The pendant is a rusty metal rose that I “frosted” with Iced Enamels – a new product from the folks at Ice Resin!
And finally, my favorite! A Frozen Charlotte – well, Charlie, actually – since this one’s a boy – framed by wings that I formed from gears bent in half and coated with Iced Enamels and strung with Czech glass beads, more gears and a beautiful vintage bead in icy blue. This necklace is called “Frozen Angel”.
Thanks so much for hopping through today, and many thanks also to Gretchen for sending me such wonderful things to work with! I’ll be dipping into her box of treasures again and again. Be sure to visit her blog at http://artfoodlodging.blogspot.com
Then visit all the other fabulous blogs in this hop by clicking on the link below: