Party Time! Welcome to the Bead Soup Extravaganza.

It’s Bead Soup time. The lovely Lori Anderson is the coordinator of the Bead Soup party. Click here to find a list of all the participating blogs.

Basically it works like this: All participating artists are matched up with another artist and we send a focal, a clasp and some coordinating beads off to our partners. Then we each make a piece of jewelry and blog about it on party day.

Today is party day! My partner, B.R. Kuhlman (be sure to stop by her blog to see what I sent her and what she did with my beads), sent me this jam-packed box of goodies:

The package included an amethyst focal, dyed mother of pearl, ear wires, lilac stone, amethyst beads, seed beads, crystals, and a silver plate clasp. There were a lot of goodies in my package. I admit to being a little overwhelmed with what to do with it all, but she sure left me with a lot of choices.

So without further ado, here is what I created. It’s a little out of my norm, since there isn’t any lampwork in it at all. I thought about adding some, but she gave me so much to work with, I wanted to devote this piece to just her beads.

 

Since my tastes run more simplistic, I do have a lot of stuff I didn’t end up using, but it’s not like they won’t find their way into other things.

BR did the gorgeous wire-wrapping on the pendant, and I put everything else together.

So you tell me. How did I do?

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77 thoughts on “Party Time! Welcome to the Bead Soup Extravaganza.

  1. It turned out great. I love the simplicity of it. Really sets off that Amethyst focal. And the clasp is really pretty. Know you will have fun working with the rest of her ‘soup’.

  2. I really like what you did! II love the simplicity of it, and the graceful flow to it. It will be fun to see more of your soup as it finds its way into other projects, I know mine will!

  3. Lovely! I really like the simplicity and how well the colours look with so much silver (I’m a copper and brass gal so I need being reminded sometimes of how beautiful silver — or other white metals — can be). Elegant and wearable. Great job!

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