HERE IT IS, THE DAY WE HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR
THE BEAD SOUP REVEAL!!!!!!!
Ok, about 3 weeks ago I had my bead soup complete, or so I thought....then, I pulled up the pic of my soup that I received and, LO and BEHOLD! I notice 8 green rondelle crystals that, unfortunately, I totally forgot about :(. Well, I kicked myself in the butt for a few minutes then, figured I better start this blog post. And...HERE WE GO!
I made 3 items with my soup.
1.) A pendant and necklace
2.) A bracelet
3.) A pin (or brooch, I guess)
Here is the soup I received from my partner, Stacie Stamper. It had some very unique Yellow (some type of gemstone) beads (very, very, heavy), some green jade beads, some very beautiful copper beads, some of which were filigree, some copper spacer beads, some blue crystals, the green crystals that I missed, some ceramic blue beads (very pretty), some blue and yellow pressed glass beads, some blue and brown beads, and a copper S clasp.
|Bead soup received from Stacie|
To some of Stacie's beads I added some yellow nugget beads and, I just happened to have some identical jade beads in a size bigger than the ones she sent so I added those. To the large cone shaped yellow stone, I did a simple coil-type wrap with 22g square copper wire and used this as the pendant. I also used the clasp she sent on this piece.
|Pendant and necklace|
In making the bracelet, I added to Stacie's beads, the two square copper beads, the two copper flower spacers and the copper heart toggle.
Originally, I used the Yellow faceted Gemstone beads as earrings, unfortunately, they were way, way, too heavy. So, I had to come up with something else. For this pin, I took a copper 4 holed spacer bead and attached it to a pin back. I then added some copper swirls and some yellow nugget beads.
I hope everyone likes the pieces I made. It was definitely a challenge!