Monday, May 12, 2014

My Bead Soup Reveal!

I am so excited about this year's soup! My partner Pam Hurst sent me some awesome stuff! See her blog here

 Chunky carnelian! Semi precious beads! Pearls! And more but the stunner is the pmc silver focal handmade by Pam!  so, here is what I have made:

For this necklace I used the citrine squares, the aquamarine squares, the focal and clasp. I added some blue guilders paste to the silver focal since blue is the main color of the necklace. I made tiny sterling silver  balled head pins to use to make the cluster of citrine, aquamarine, and I added some faceted 4mm semi precious heishi to the mix in coordinating colors of blue and dark citrine.  For the necklace portion I used aqua blue 4mm sperpentine heishi  and added in the remaining aquamarine square heishi in intervals at the bottom near the focal. I used the remaining citrine heishi right around the focal! The clasp is awesome with the flowered focal!

Here's a close up of the pendant.

 For this rustic tribal necklace I used some of the fabulous chunky and faceted carnelian beads!  The focal is a genuine African trade bead which I surrounded by layered bead caps in copper. the oval metal beads are African brass and copper mix beads. I love them!  I used two lampwotk disk beads I made, copper heishi, red and green jasper disks, a pretty green semi precious rectangle stone with awesome striations and the finishing touch is the clasp that I made. It is solid copper that I etched, patinaed with liver of sulfur, sanded and then sealed with spray sealant. I sell my etched copper pieces  in my Etsy store if you are interested.

My final piece is one that I have been working on for awhile but did not finish until this blog hop. It is an ocean themed bracelet in purples and blues with pearls,  an etched copper piece, sari ribbon, lampwork and a huge piece of rainbow fluorite.  I wire wrapped some recycled sari ribbon with seed beads and amethyst beads to a wire base. I added a  large hammer faceted rainbow fluorite bead, copper bead cap, my lampwork bead in shades of purple, a gorgeous huge pearl from Pam, my etched copper piece with fishies on it and a fabulous clasp that is wire wrapped to the the etched copper fish piece. I may have to keep this one! OK, it will be in my Etsy store cos I can't keep everything I make! lol

I have alot more soup so I am going to have another reveal day. My partner Pam is going to do another also!

Thanks to Lori and Lisa and all who helped with this awesome blog hop! Lori, I hope you start to improve faster and faster.  Keep up the hard work healing as you have many who love you. <3
See the whole list of participants here:

Friday, May 9, 2014

Bead soup Blog Hop

Due to mother's day falling this weekend I will post on Sunday! We are celebrating tomorrow so please come back and see my goodies. I have a bracelet, a pendant and earrings. I am excited about this blog hop so come on back Sunday and see my goodies. :o)

This is the soup sent to me from my partner Pam Hurst. you can see her goods at .

Here is the soup Pam sent to me! I am working on some bohemian designs with these awesome semi precious beads and the pmc silver focal. Yumm!

And here is the soup I sent to her! Jasper, copper and a set of lampwork beads I made.
 And 3 lampwork focals, sodalite and some sari ribbon.
 Then 5 different etched copper flower disks!