Time to show you what I created with my fabulous Bead Soup from Mary Jane.
Such a gorgeous mix of treasures!!
And a lot!!!
I was able to make three pieces with this soup and I still have a few pieces left.
First I will start with the earrings...
I had never seen the flat coin pearls before...
drilled like a rondelle or wheel!
So cool! LOVE them!
(I even ordered a strand of white ones after this discovery!!!)
So back to the earrings...
I used the pearls Mary Jane sent as well as some pearls from my stash.
Then finished them off with some Thai silver and handmade sterling spacers from my stash
(made by The Happy Jewel)
on to the necklace.
The box Mary Jane sent me was tied up all pretty with this gorgeous ribbon.
So with that and the thin cord she sent and that sweet button...
I made the base for a very simple but beautifully rich necklace.
I added a lampwork bead from my stash (made by Blue Lagoon Beads)
and some tiny garnet rondelles
finished it off by tying on a little piece of the second ribbon that was included.
I am really happy the way this turned out...
it is very different from what I usually make...
but that is what is so great about Bead Soup.
Helps us to color outside the lines!!
And finally onto the bracelet!
My favorite piece!!!
Usually (and maybe it is even the rule) participants use their clasp and the focal in a necklace...
But I'm a bracelet kinda girl!
I LOVE bracelets and will always prefer one to a necklace!
So it makes sense that I would spotlight this gorgeous focal piece...
in a bracelet that I will wear with such excitement!!
I added a lampwork bead (made by Lluvia Brito) and a teardrop bead from my stash...
the rest was from Mary Jane.
Love everything about this!!
Rustic and earthy but lightened up just a bit with the aqua...
which, of course, is my favorite color to wear!!
What fun this was!!
Now you have a TON of other masterpieces to look at...
you better run!!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed my Bead Soup!
A HUGE thank you to our
Hostess, Lori Anderson
She puts a TREMENDOUS amount of work into making this happen!
And I am pretty sure we all LOVE her for it!
Lori has some extremely exciting news...
her first book "Bead Soup" will be released this fall...
pre-orders start happening on March 7th at Amazon.
So very happy for you!
Be sure to check it out...
Special Book Sneak Peeks, Cindy Wimmer