Lori Anderson is the creator of this party, and she has done a tremendous job, to say the least. Next BSBP, Lori has a plan that will allow everyone who wants to be involved the opportunity.
Lori did suggest, for those of us who were not selected to go ahead and be involved on the side. Some got together and swapped on their own. I had something else in mind. Remember all those nice beads I won a little while back from Elisabeth of Beads for Busy Gals? Well, that is what I used for my own Bead Soup.
At first, I had no idea what to do. Should I make ten different necklaces? Should I make one? I decided to make two, and I had one thing left over. I think I might make something more masculine with that.
This is what I dug up out of my stash to go with. Copper wire, copper colored chain, shells, tiger eye beads, clear crystals, glass beads with copper sparkles, and copper fresh water pearls.
here is the BIG reveal...
I call it Elisabeth
First let me introduce you to the first piece.
I really liked this fishy bead. I took some copper wire and did some wire wrapping, added some small shells, tiger eye beads, clear crystals, and freshwater pearls, and hung it off some copper chain.
I made the clasp--my first try at this.
At first I was kinda disappointed, as the necklace is longer than I like. I am pretty small around the neckline and usually like the 15 to 16" length, but I have grown to really like this piece, and have found it around my neck a number of times.
Now for the second piece.
I used all the rest of the things Elisabeth sent me (except one thing)
I wanted something totally different from what I normally do. So I added some lace. I love lace, and I also loved this blue bead.
Then there was this one...
And this one
And then this one...
And another one...
And another one...
Doesn't this one look nice with the copper?
And here's another one...
It doesn't show very well here, but this one is rose quartz...very light pink.
I'm really not sure which one I like best. They all look real nice together.
I have worn these necklaces individually, but they don't look too bad together.
sorry about the bad background...storms today...not good for photgraphing
They are bit heavy, wearing them altogether.
Well, I hope you enjoy, and if you want to see the real Bead Soup Blog Party, just hop on over and enjoy. Click here to get to Lori's page, she will have a list of all the real participants. There's over 200, so you might want to take a few days to enjoy all the talent.