Friday, May 9, 2014

8th Bead Soup Blog Party

It's that time of year again for the Eighth Annual Bead Soup Blog Party hosted annually by Lori Anderson. This year there are almost 500 participants. This is my second year to participate, and I am so happy that my partner is Heather Marston. Heather is a very talented artist! Check out her Etsy Shop where she sells unique supplies for jewelry making. Her designs are showcased on her Facebook Page. Heather also does Torch Enameling, and she is going to be featured in a book authored by Barbara Lewis! Congratulations, Heather!! I loved the soup that she sent, she included a lot of her enameled components. She packaged them up very nicely! Love the fleur de lis!

Everything out of the package!

There are enameled head pins, discs, two focals, two big beads, silk ribbon, and copper teardrops. I loved the 4mm Lapis rounds, green pearls, green enameled beads, brass beads, and some Wooly Wire. I felt special to receive some lampwork beads by Lea Avroch, an enameled hand forged copper clasp, and a few other enameled bits and brass hoops. Wow!!! Do you see the color combo? Blue, yellow, and green to represent the loss of winter and the beginning of spring!

I was able to use almost all of my soup in the following creations:

I started on this one right away. Heather's enameled focal, the enameled big round, the green enameled rounds, enameled headpin and flower on the focal, sari ribbon, a bead from Janel Goolsby, and Heather's clasp that I used some Ranger patina and Gilder's wax on and put in a visible place.

Close up of focal.

The second necklace used an enameled flower by Lea Avroch, as well as some tiny enameled headpins by Lea. I used Heather's enameled headpins to add an accent to the chain connection on each side. The full view:

I also used the Lapis, enameled round bead and a brass lantern bead from Heather's soup, as well as an enameled bead cap and bead from Lea Avroch.

I used Heather's enameled focal, big bead, small round bead, disc drop, and Wooly Wire on this necklace. Two beads by Blu Mudd also made an appearance.

Bracelet with Lampwork by Lea Avroch, Heather's signature enameled fleur de lis, green pearl, and Sari Silk from bead soup.

Earrings using lampwork beads and Enameled Headpins by Heather.

Brass beads, pearls, and Lapis from bead soup.

Mismatched earrings:  Lampwork by Lea Avroch, blue fish beads from soup.

Lapis, green enameled discs, Lapis rounds, brass hoops from bead soup.

Copper teardrops from soup, Ranger products for patina, and brass eyelets.

Use the link list below to hop if you so desire! Can't wait to see what everyone made! The link list failed to load on this page, but you can find the list at: