It has obviously been a very long time since I’ve posted to this blog, but I am thrilled and honored to be able to participate I. Lori Anderson’s Bead Soup Swap and Create this year. So much has happened since I last wrote here!!
I am currently in the middle of a huge move of my studio, so I am still trying to find my tools, and my beads and findings are scattered hither and yon! This move came about recently, so I wasn’t prepared! Haha!!
On the the Bead Soup Swap and Create!! My partner is Andrea Garvens. Her blog is here: https://zenithjade.blogspot.com. She is a brilliantly talented jewelry artist, and it was such a pleasure becoming acquainted with her.
Andrea sent me the most DELICIOUS “soup!”
Just look at all the delights!! She sent three gorgeous pendants. One of which she created herself!! She also sent beautiful beaded components that she created. Included were stunning lamp work beads, crystal bicones in yellow and pink, crystal hearts, yellow miracle beads, faceted glass beads in black and pink as well as four incredible clasps, two faceted champagne-colored briolettes, two citrine briolettes, rose quartz, AMAZING freshwater pearls, the cutest little butterfly wing, and assorted cording. I was completely blown away by the color palette and was very thankful for Andrea’s generosity.
So I set forth to try to come up with some creations to do justice to the gorgeous soup that Andrea sent. This is what I came up with in the midst of all my crazy, destroyed studio. Haha!!
I created a small, springtime, ensemble.