Saturday, July 28, 2012

Bead Soup Reveal

I was so excited to participate again in Lori Anderson's bead soup party.  I don't know how Lori keeps it all straight!  I think that she is just amazing for continuing to host and coordinate this fun party! 
I was partnered with Lisa Liddy of Metal Me This.  She makes the most beautiful hammered metal pieces. You can check out what she is doing on Facebook as well or her Etsy store.  I can't wait until I have a little extra spending cash because I have an idea floating around in my head for some of her donuts!
Lisa sent me this great soup to work with.  I really appreciated that she sent me some seed beads since that is the main medium that I work in and I truly regret that all the ideas that I had for this soup did not have equal time to be prepared.  As my soup arrived in the mail, so did three weeks of overtime at work which put a damper on my bead time.

I was able to finish a bracelet featuring the lampwork focal from Koregon Beads and clasp by Lisa herself.  I wanted to incorporate the seed beads Lisa sent.  I ended up making a herringbone structure that would encase the pendant and then strung all the components together to make this lovely bracelet.  Even though I am more comfortable with beadweaving, I love how I combined the best of both worlds in this bracelet.  When worn, it has more of a cuff feel to it. 

I hope that you enjoyed my soup and I will be around to visit & see all the other wonderful soup being revealed today.  Please be sure to click through the blogs and join in the fun!  Thanks for stopping by.


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Bead Soup No. 6

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Bead Soup and the fabulous Lisa Liddy

I hope that you have been staying cool this summer.  We are at the tail end (I hope) of the heat wave hitting the East Coast.  I am looking forward to some cooler temperatures this week.

I am again participating in Lori Anderson's fun Bead Soup Party.  I love the challenge that participating gives me.  As someone who works primarily with seed beads and crystals, I like the challenge of using mediums that I wouldn't necessarily choose for myself.

My partner this time is the fabulous metal work artist, Lisa Liddy of Metal Me This.  She sent me a fun batch of beads including one of her beautiful clasps. I think it is my favorite!  She also included some lamp work beads and pendant by Koregon Beads and a lovely polymer pendant by C. Friesen.  I love that she was so thoughtful and sent me a bunch of seed beads and extra cabacons to use in the future along with some lovely green pearls.

I have so many fun ideas percolating in my head for these beads.  I wish that I did wirewrapping because I have a great idea for these for a bracelet.  I am looking forward as always to seeing the vast array of talent on Bead Soup reveal day.  Stay tuned for a sneak pek along the way.  In the meantime check out Lisa's website with her beautiful metalwork.