Hi Y'all and welcome to the 6th Bead Soup Blog Party reveal #2 hosted by the beautiful and talented Lori Anderson. A big thank you goes to Lori and her husband for the hard work in pairing everyone up to make this party a success. I hope y'all are ready to hop around and view 126 participants blogs, I am sure you are going to be dazzled by some amazingly beautiful pieces.
This is my second BSBP. The first time I participated was in the August/September 2011 BSBP and my partner was the beautiful and talented Lola Surwillo of Bead Lola Bead blog, which she is in this reveal too, so be sure to go by and see what she created. This time my partner is Sabine Dittrich of Perlen Dschungel blog. Sabine lives in Munich, Germany and makes gorgeous glass beads which she sells in her Etsy shop. Please go by Sabine's blog and see what she has created with this bead soup I sent to her.
As I stated above Sabine makes gorgeous glass beads. They are truly amazing I only wish that my photo could have shown how beautiful they really are. Here is the bead soup Sabine sent to me.
So beautiful I love, love, love them!
Here is what I made with these beautiful beads.
I used three different bead stitches in this necklace, flat spiral at the top, herringbone spiral that the pendant is hanging from, and peyote for the bail.
In the flat spiral I used 4mm silver crystal roundels, 3mm gold roundels and blue iris size 11 seed beads. I chose these colors to bring out the colors in the glass beads.
I carried on the same color scheme in the herringbone spiral and the peyote bail. The peyote bail is inspired by a pattern in Diane Fitzgerald's Shaped Beadwork. Isn't that glass pendant gorgeous?
I strung most of the other glass beads onto flex beading wire to make a bracelet to go with my necklace.
I used the two sandy colored glass beads for a pair of earrings. I made the ear wires, they turned out a little funky, but I like them.
I had two glass beads left, so I took a piece of silver plated wire and made a bail for the bead with the bumps, I love this bead it is my favorite of the glass beads. I made the bail so the bead could spin like a wheel. I call it my fidget wheel. I hung the fidget wheel pendant from a strand of Marsha Neal Studio silk ribbon and a piece of 1mm leather cord, I tied two large roundels to the ends of the silk and leather and Ta Da a simple, but yet pretty necklace.
A closer look at the Fidget Wheel pendant.
I hope that I did not disappoint Sabine, or you, with what I created with her beautiful glass beads.
Please go check out the other participant's blogs to see what they all have created in reveal #2 of the BSBP!
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Happy hopping Y'all