Saturday, September 17, 2011

Here are my Bead Soup pieces!!








































It was so fun and challenging doing this wire crocheted necklace। I had done wire crochet before but the challenge here was to string the beads similarly on each side and have them come out fairly even on each side. I also had not increased and reduced wire crochet like this before. Then my final challenge was to come up with some way to use the square glass bead which I needed to string side to side but I still wanted to hang the pendant from around the middle. So I attached the square middle bead with a wire and then attached a curved wire piece to the middle wire to hand the pendant from. I hope you all like it. I love how it turned out and I loved doing this challenge.







I also had some cute little beads left so I designed, shaped and soldered the sterling silver wire and added the beads as dangles. :)



Thanks Kelley Fogle for the great bead soup mix and thanks Lori Anderson for including me in such a fun project. I can't wait to see what everyone else has come up with.





Sunday, September 11, 2011

See the bead soups my partner and I swapped.





So here is what I sent to my partner. The larger black and brown ones are handmade polymer clay beads. Then black acrylic, cream freshwater pearls. vermeil filagree tube beads, gold spacers beads and a gold vermeil toggle clasp. I made the poly clay beads myself.




Here are the ones she sent me. I love them all but especially love the silver pendant. Gorgeous!!
I have already made my piece with these beads. It is a necklace. That is all I am going to tell you until the reveal!!









Sunday, September 4, 2011

My life... one bead at a time.: BSBP

My life... one bead at a time.: BSBP

This is the link to the picutre of the bead soup I got. I was so excited to get creating that I forgot to take a picture of it before I made my piece. You can't see the piece yet until Sept. 17. So check back and see what I did with this beautiful mix of beads and this drop dead gorgeous pendant. :)