Saturday, September 17, 2011

Soup's On!!

Today is reveal day for Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Blog Party! YAY!! There are 362 participants in this event. To refresh your memory, this is the soup that my partner Marci Brooks sent to me:
Now, I haven't finished all of my projects. I know, I should have them all done, but life and my busy season at work has kept me from spending much time creating. So far I have used the clasp and the accent beads. The focal will be worked on this week & I'll post that creation in another post. So, what did I create? Well, using the clasp and accent beads I created a bracelet and earrings.

The earrings first:
I had made the PMC components about 6 years ago in a class I took in Hampden, Maine. I was going through my sterling scrap about a month ago to send to Rio Grande and came across them. I thought they'd make great earrings. I paired the PMC pieces with pink and green tourmaline heishi and 2 of the pearls Marci sent to me.
For the bracelet, I used pieces of seaglass and pottery shards I've collected and soldered, Marci's pearls, and the tourmaline heishi, and added two sizes of rose quartz rondelle beads.
I used the silver toggle in this piece (but I apparently did not get a very clear picture of it (sorry!). I love the colors of the bracelet. I've never made myself jewelry in pink/burgundy tones. I really, really like it.
The picture below is the soup I'm going to use with the flower pendant Marci sent me. I made a necklace about 5 years ago that I like a lot. It's a triple strand, and every time I wear it I tell myself I'm going to restring it because it's too short. The shortness is compounded by the fact that I've gained quite a bit of weight over the last few years. I've never put the soup away because I've always intended to fix the necklace.
I think the soup goes perfectly with the enameled flower! Below is a picture showing the soon to be restrung necklace:
Thank you again for my soup Marci. Be sure to check back in a few days and I'll post pictures of the completed necklace. Now, grab a cup of tea or coffee and go check out all the other Bead Soup Blog Party reveals!!

These are the partner pairs.
The Hostess, Lori Anderson and her partner, Manuela Wutschke

19. Anna Sabina­­­­ and Erin Siegel




131. Maria Grimes and Wendy Blum

For a total of 362 people making jewelry!