My soup has been cooked and waiting to be served -- So glad you came by to have a taste! For those of you that don't have a clue as to what I am talking about, Lori Anderson from "Pretty Things" has been putting together these Bead Soup Blog Hop Parties for the past few years where she partners us with beaders from all over the world and we post our goodies on Reveal Day - Today! You can read more about it HERE. We can't thank you enough Lori! All of your hard work is sooooooo appreciated! The organization of it all must be overwhelming!
Lori pinned a map of all 541 of us....
WOW! That's a lot of people!! That's me out in the middle of the Pacific -- the one to the right, on Maui! There is one other from Hawaii too. I haven't found you yet, so leave me a note if you visit here :)
On to the soup! My lovely partner, Becky, sent me the loveliest beads to work with. Mahalo nui loa again! Here's a reminder so you don't have to go back through old posts....
And here's what I made.....
First, I knew I wanted to use that focal lampwork bead in something that would really stand out. I love to wear bracelets so decided to use most of the beads in a really special one. Here it is!
I used the focal bead and the cool clasp and most of the beads in my bracelet. I love it!! The lampwork bead is mostly green on one side and purple and green on the other so I can flip it around whenever I want. How fun :) Here's what the other side looks like....
Like I said, lovely beads! Pearls and crystals and lots of yummy beads! Okay.....there's more! Becky included three green tear drop beads that I hadn't ever worked with before. I've seen them in different jewelry pieces and really like how they just gently dangle. Much easier to do than I thought! I used one to hang off this next necklace and the other two for dangly earrings. I bought the lampwork sea star bead at the Whale Day Festival (I LOVE the Whale Day Festival--especially the Whale Day Parade--every February in Kihei) this year and thought it would be perfect for soup. Used the crystals Becky sent and the rest of the chain from my soup as well. Love the way it turned out -- so fun to wear.
The white round beads and the rest of the marbly beads made this wonderful little bangle bracelet with just a couple of the crystals to finish it off....
The last bit of my soup were the green, jade looking beads that I just couldn't figure out how to use in any of the pieces I made. I got to meet an online friend from my Art Charms group while she was visiting Maui last month and I took her to my favorite bead shop in Paia, Aloha Beads. We each bought a Honu (green sea turtle) bead carved from bone to make ourselves something special to remember our meeting. What could be more perfect for a Honu necklace? I also bought the Sea Horse bead at Aloha Beads as well.
Well, that's it for my Bead Soup -- Hope you enjoyed your visit :) Below you will find a list of the rest of the Second Reveal Blog's to visit. I know there are quite a few but grab a cup of tea visit us all...you are in for a treat! (and you can take a few days haha) Enjoy :)
Anitra Gordy Boyers
Billi RS Rothove
Evie and Beth McCord
Ine Vande Cappelle
Jelveh Jaferian Johnson
Johanna Rhodes Nash
Kathleen Lange Klik
Mary Ellen Parker
Susan of Libellula Jewelry