It's time for the big reveal - I cant wait to show you what I made from the gorgeous bead soup that my partner Claire from Saraccino sent to me.
You can read more about the soup here...
We had to use the clasp and focal but we could also incorporate our own beads if we wanted. I was lucky to have a beautiful hand made clasp and focal in my absolute favourite colour.
I used the clasp as the focal point of a bracelet, I added my own round silver charms and the peace charm. I LOVE it on, its perfectly "me"
Working with the focal, it took me a while until I was happy with the look. I love the black glass flower beads with all the blue. LOVE the focal (thanks Claire)
I decided on a simple necklace using the multi-faceted, coloured glass beads. They literally do "shine".
Again I chose to create a very simple piece with these blingy beads, I joined them using double jump rings. A perfect match to the "Shine" necklace.
I have to admit, I'm not a big earring maker, so I am really happy with this pair using the matchy vintage style green beads.
Claire included beautiful blue handwoven silk from Thailand and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I see these bracelets all over blogland and I wanted one for myself... I included the charms from my collection to accent the style.
I made this simple and feminine bracelet with memory wire and the clear beads and the blue cord. I added the white flower beads from my stash. It has such a calming feel about it.
Claire handmade this shell focal too, isn't it just beautiful? You know my style is beachy so this necklace fits the bill perfectly.
My absolute favourite beads from the whole soup are these 2 faceted mayan-blue rondelles. They are just gorgeous, so I made them into very simple earrings for myself.
My favourite piece though, has to be this necklace, it was the first thing I made, the same night that I received my soup! LOVE!!!
Included in the soup were these teeny tiny seed beads and glass tear drop beads. I threaded the seed beads onto very thin wire in a figure of 8 then folded it in half to make 2 circles. I used silver nail polish to add a touch of sparkle to the earrings.
I still have a number of beads left over to play with and I'm sure you will see them on my blog very soon. I had so much fun with this soup and I hope you have enjoyed all my creations.
Don't forget to pop across to see my partner Claire's creations at Saraccino
To follow all the other blogs taking part in the huge Bead Soup Party, click on the picture below and it will take you to Lori Anderson's blog, Pretty Things and the blog list.
Take Care everyone, thanks for visiting