I declared 2012 the year I would buckle down and DO things I had put off. Along with a ton of paperwork that included some fun tasks like putting my name in for the Bead Soup Challenge. And now here we are!
My partner Cilla Watkins sent me sweetest soup fixings,a little out of my norm, and while some pieces came right to mind I struggled with how to use others. As it should be.
This piece is made with a whole set of fabulous art glass beads and half a strand of turquoise coins. The findings and accent beads are a lovely antique copper. No clay on this baby, so odd for me. And I’m keeping this one.
The focal beads I determined I would match up with clay beads which actually ended up much tougher than I thought it would. The little face went together with flowers, as my faces often do. I used a little of some silk ribbon I dyed, bits of brass and wire and pearls. My favourites parts and pieces.
I didn’t quite figure out what to do with the sunburst yet – I know I want it to be the focal on a chunky bracelet with cord – so I’m hoping to catch a little inspiration as I wander the blog hop.
I had a blast with the Bead Soup challenge and there are a ton of us involved so please, please have a look at what other beady bloggers got up to!
Hostess, Lori Anderson
|1.Â Adlinah Kamsir (Singapore) and Hajer Waheed(Kingdom of Bahrain)2. Adrienn Lukacs (Hungary) and Agata Grygiel (Poland)||51.Â Jennifer Cameron and Tania Spivey52.Â Jennifer Justman and Kari Carrigan|