Saturday, 10 May 2014

8th Bead soup reveal

              Welcome to my Blog and the 8th Bead soup reveal

I am happy to say this is my second time joining in with Lori Andersons wonderful Bead soup swap.
More info about it can be found here 8th-bead-soup-blog-party

I was really thrilled to be partnered with the wonderfully talented Linda Newnham who makes beautiful glass creations, earth-shinedesigns

So here is a reminder of what Linda sent me

Lots of beautiful beads , in some challenging colours.

For a long while the beads sat on my beading mat. 

I waited for inspiration to strike, and with trepidation started to move beads around and play with some ideas.

I really wanted to keep my work simple and let the beads speak for themselves, and so the first piece i made was this cute little bracelet

I have rarely (never) used red and green together until now. 
These beads had been grouped together on my mat and i liked how they looked together.
I used some liver of sulphur patinated copper wire to make very simple links and added a clasp.
One of linda's heart wires and a little red glass flower from my stash finish this piece as a dangle.

Next up i started with the focal and clasp Linda sent me and rooted through my stash for some beads to add to make a necklace.

I found some wonderful dyed turquoise in the perfect shade of purple and green.
This is what i came up with 

I loved using the wonderful glass hoops as connectors and the pretty bird focal looks fab with its little leaf and flower dangle.

Although i started on a pair of fun earrings using the two bud like wires Linda sent me i have been unable to finish them yet.

I just want to say a huge thank you to Lori Anderson for hosting this wonderful blog hop and to Linda for being a fantastic partner.
And of course to all the participants who pop by to take a look Thank you.

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