(borrowed from Lori Anderson's blog)
It has been a long time coming, but the day is finally here to show y'all what I made with my bead soup form my partner Penny Mills. Penny sent me some beautiful 10 mm aqua blue glass beads, some copper findings, clasp, and a aqua blue sea glass focal bead.
Here is what I created using most of the bead soup Penny sent.
I wanted to make these sweet little flowers with the gumdrop bead middles ever since I saw the Gumdrops in my Garden bracelet tutorial by Kerry Slade. I did a brick stitch around the 10 mm glass beads with size 11 copper delicas and did a picot stitch out of size 15 rounds connected the gumdrop flowers with the brick stitch flowers by using the 4 mm bicones that were part of my bead soup.
The focal bead I knew as soon as I saw it I wanted to try and wire wrap it in honor of my bead soup partner Penny, she is a wire wrapper. It is very basic and not all that great, but I like it. I had some copper chain so I suspended the focal from the chain, added the to sides of the beaded beads, then more copper chain with the toggle clasp.
For the bracelet I used the aqua blue glass beads, the 4 mm round copper beads, copper daisy spacers, 12 mm corrugated copper beads, 2 4 mm bicones, and a copper focal bead added a copper toggle clasp and there you have it a pretty little bracelet.
I would like to thank Lori Anderson our hostess, for without her genius, "The Bead Soup Blog Party" would not be.
I would also like to thank my partner Penny for sending me a very challenging bead soup, it took a lot of thinking on how I was going to use her bead soup, but in the end I am very pleased with my choice.
Please click on Lori's name above for the list of the other participants in the 3rd reveal to see what they have done with their soups.
Thank you so much for coming by, y'all come back again, ya hear!
Happy beading Y'all,