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
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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