Saturday, April 27, 2013

Hip Hooray , it's Bead Soup Day

we finally get to reveal our finished projects to the world, well at least to the rest of the Bead soup Group.
Nikki sent me some awesome beads and I had this preliminary idea of what I would make.(see photo below)
Ha , the best laid plans don't always work out the way we thought they would.
I fiddled and diddled and fiddled some more. 
BUT I have finished my pieces and I am quite pleased with myself (and them)
Here is a reminder of what I received
A gorgeous ceramic leaf focal, ceramic/raku  rounds, creamy fossil stone,  large smokey quartz, faceted amethyst,  and a hammered copper toggle clasp. My original idea was to use the layout you see here (above), I thought it made a lovely choker style necklace. That didn't work out so well.
Here are the finished results.
This first piece used the focal leaf, the fossil stones, ceramic beads and two of the smokey quartz, the copper toggle clasp from Nikki, plus from some brown bumpy glass beads, purple mini cats-eye, metallic E-beads from my own inventory

For the second piece I really, really, wanted to use the amethyst beads to make a  Grape cluster, cause that's what they reminded me of. (my hubby makes homemade wine- so it's a tribute to him)
I made it first, weeks ago, to get my creative juices flowing and thus the issue with the original  design/plan- it just didnt work with the bunch 'o' grapes.
 Of course once I started assembling the second piece I needed to make more bunches, so I dug into my stash (ahem-supply) of beads and found a bunch of cute green beads; no idea what they are, likely glass, but they look unripe (green grapes) , so in they went. Some copper ball pins for tendrils, some gunmetal chain and wire, a mesh leaf (coloured with alcohol inks to tone down the original gold colour), a copper wire messy bead I made ages ago, a handmade (by me) gunmetal hook and eye clasp and TADA, I have a coordinating necklace that may just work as a Duo to the first piece.
here it is
Please head over to Nikki's blog and see what she made with the soup I sent her.
The list of participants for this reveal can be found HERE

Monday, April 15, 2013

soups on- or not

it's less than a week till my reveal day for the Bead soup blog Hop and I'm still working on my pieces . I have a design in my head that is NOT coming to fruition as i want it to , so i may have to backtrack and choose an alternate route. We'll see what happens as i create in my studio today.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Bead Soup

well I finally got back here to update what's happening with the Bead Soup blog hop.
 I received my soup from Nikki and she has received hers.
what I sent to Nikki
What Nikki sent to me

 We are awaiting our reveal date. we are in the third group.our reveal hop is  next saturday april 20 so check back then to see our finished pieces.