As I have mentioned before, I got some really beautiful beads from my Bead Soup partner, Heather Marley. If you have been keeping up with my blog, ya'll know what a wild summer we have had. Between one of my sons graduating from high school and starting college, my daughter graduating from college, getting married (in Washington DC plus two receptions--one in Indiana and the other one here in Louisana),and her and her new husband moving to south Louisiana, then I went to Colorado to visit with family after which I return to no internet for two weeks. Now...we are in the middle of a move to Kentucky. Needless to say, I was shocked that I was able to even participate in this party. But, I did it and this is what I came up with.
At first I played around with the beads A LOT! Hmmm. What should I do with them? I wanted to do something different than I did last year. First I thought maybe I could make a long necklace incorporating each kind of the beads that were sent. Then I thought about all the multiple strands everyone was wearing and thought maybe I could do something like that. As I thought about it, I decided to maybe just do a lot of different necklaces, then you could wear them altogether, or one at a time, or maybe even wear different combinations of necklaces. So, now I'd like to introduce you to all the necklaces I made.
This necklace is made of green and blue sea glass beads, and blue rectangular glass beads. I added some blue crystals I had on hand. I made this one choker style, so you can double it up and wear it as a bracelet.
I just love these colors! Reminds me of the Caribbean Sea.
The next piece is about 17 inches and made of greenish blue (or blueish green) fresh water pearls, blue rectangular glass beads, sliver flower beads, and the blue crystal beads I added from my stash. You can't tell in the photos but the crystals next to the pearls sparkle, reminding me of the moon shining on theCaribbean Sea at night.
I think this next piece is my favorite. It's also 17 inches. I used the freshwater pearls and crystals, and the clasp...oh I just love it. I thought it was so pretty I used it as a focal.
This next piece is very different. Again, it is 17 inches. I used all the beads in it. The focal is a green glass square bead, and some beads that heather sent me that I had not used are the blue speckled beads.
I had to show you the speckled beads up close, aren't they pretty?
So, here they are all together. Well, that's it. I would like to thank Heather for all the pretty beads, and Lori for hosting the party. Now it's time for ya'll to visit all the other sites. I know it is a lot, but maybe you can take several weeks to visit, or just hop around, but for now at least go see Heather's creation with the beads I sent her click here to see her blog. And I hope you all go see my sister and her partner's creations too. I highlighted their names and my soup partner, Heather and my name below.
Here is everyone:
70. Eszter Czibulyas and Helena Fritz
151. Natasha Lutes and Pam Ferrari
For a total of 362 people making jewelry!