The 2021 Bead Soup Swap Challenge Big Reveal

We’re finally here! The bead soup became a THING. If you need a refresher of what I started with you can see that here: The Challenge is On. This was a tough soup for me. I almost never use bright gold tones. The cloisonné seahorse was a challenge but in

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Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal!

I admit when Sam, my partner, sent me the focal I was not sure what to do with it. It’s way more freeform than what I work with. I tend to make very graphic, straightforward beads and my designs tend to go from those. I asked my much trendier kiddo

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Feather Necklaces

I really like polymer clay feather canes and even though I’m still tweaking Donna Kato’s excellent tutorial a bit to make my own… I’ve made a pile of feather beads. From each of the bead canes I kept a few larger, pendant sized feathers because I had some great long

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Six Beads

Years ago I wrote a post about what you could make with one ounce of polymer clay canes to illustrate that it didn’t take much of an expensive supply to do fabulous things. I guess this would be a similar example with six beads. You see, my mainstay in my

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