Saturday, 25 March 2017

Bead soup hoarders edition reveal

Welcome to my reveal.

Firstly a huge thank you to Lori Anderson for going all out and getting us all back together swapping.
I didn't really get to show you the wonderful beads my swap partner Elaine Robitaille sent me,so here they are. 
Some beautiful polymer clay pieces from Elaine! A hoarded bead from Michaela Pabeschit, pretty glass flowers from Fran Davis Dragonfire Studio, lamp work from Cheryl Harris


The first bead I used was a pretty lamp work lentil bead as my focal and sat for a while pondering what i should do with it.
Then whilst going through my stash of beads i came across some pretty pink spacers which complimented the pink on the lentil. 
Add to those some lovely tiny agate and chain along with a previous swap item a lovely leather feather from (Rachel Mallis @Mint Monarch)

And i finished one necklace:

Next i decided to use the lovely vibrant flower lamp work and turned them into some simple earrings.

I made a flat headed silver pin to fit through the centre of the flower so i could hang them as simple earrings.
I have started other pieces but not completed them so feel free to pop back or visit my face book to see them soon.
To see what my wonderful swap partner Elaine made with the beads i sent her (below)
Pop over to this link
Hope you are all having a blast, keep on hopping!

Monday, 27 February 2017

Partner introduction

Bead soup Partner intro. 

This year i told myself i was not going to enter the Bead soup swap!

Then Lori Anderson the wonderful founder of the Bead soup swap changed it up a gear!

This year we were encouraged to swap a bead that we have hoarded, something special that we kept popped in a box (in my case) that we might use one day (yeah right!)

So i jumped in and signed up and was partnered with Elaine Robitaille who makes the most fabulous beads and more from polymer clay!
 Her blog is here
And this is her face book page

This is the pixelated image of the bead/beads i sent Elaine.