I'm so excited I got to participate in the 5tth Bead Soup Blog Party! My wonderful Bead Soup Sister, Cynthia Abner, sent me the prettiest soup! We seem to be sisters in loving green. I sent her a similar color palette. I think we're both dreaming of Spring.
1) I saw my partner Cynthia's reveal and I am so excited with the gorgeous creation she put together. It's smashing!
2) Did anyone else find themselves giddy about the Reveal day? I stayed up last night to see Lori's post and didn't sleep out of excitement. Kind of like a kid before they go to Disney... I'm so silly...
And !Oila! Warm, mellow copper...peaceful, springy green...I played with a few layouts. Her soup was so generous I was planning to a multi-strand necklace and then ended up making four separate necklaces that could be stacked up on top of each other if you felt particularly blingy.
Below, from left to right are the four necklaces. The beads were so pretty, I used copper chain I had in my stash to maximize being able to view the pretty beads.
And below, three sets of earrings. Cynthia sent four little ladybug charms. I irresistibly couldn't help putting them in earrings. They are so sweet and adorable!
|Spring Green Ladybug Earrings|
|Mellow Peace Earrings|
|Mellow Ladybug Earrings|
And now on to the juicy stuff! Glass, mixed with pretty crystal and copper daisy spacers. It has a vintage pattern (my mom gave me a vintage glass and crystal necklace she wanted me to remake into earrings). I modernized the design by adding a weathered copper chain for around the neck to highlight the pretty beads in front. All of these designs are my favorite, each for a different reason. I'm feeling rather attached to these pieces.
|Vintage style, modern feel necklace|
This opera length necklace features green shell, crystals, with some wooden beads from my own stash hanging from a medium size copper chain.
|Opera Length Calm and Peace Necklace|
Love this piece with new jade stones. Mixed in with cube crystals and copper rounds. The back of the necklace is a light chain. The centerpiece of this necklace is a little length of byzantine chain maille in weathered copper. I love how the chain maille weights the necklace and adds interest, while highlighting the pretty color beads on the side.
|Byzantine Jade Necklace|
And the Piece de Resistance! The main course...Cynthia sent a dreamy glass barrel in pale green with some goldstone floating beneath the surface. I had several ideas of how to make this the focal, but I ended up keeping it simple to keep the focus on the light, summery focal. It's complemented with copper chain, some of the first lamp work beads I ever bought from Grace Lampwork Beads, copper beads, and Cynthia's clasp.
|Spring Green Choker|
Thanks for stopping by my blog! Please check out the rest of the BSBH at the links below.
Hostess, Lori Anderson
Special Book Sneak Peeks, Cindy Wimmer