As you might know I am a bead collector… ehh well hoarder…ehh to be honest an addict. I have always loved the bead soup blog party as it gives us, jewellery makers, the chance to work with beads you don’t normally work with. It is always a great inspiration.
I was thrilled Lori decided to do a bead soup blog party again.
My partner this year is the lovely Susan McClelland. She sent me this wonderful bead soup with an amazing handmade lampwork bead (artist unknown), handmade felted beads she made herself, some lovely silk ribbon and a coordinating set of vintage beads.
She is into card making as well. The accompanied card was the first one she ever made. Isn’t that beautiful.
This is the soup I sent Susan. The picture is hers, as mine wasn’t that great. A beautiful ceramic pendant from Bo Hulley Beads, handmade polymer clay beads (artist unknown), hand dyed silk ribbon, vintage and Czech glass beads and some bits she can use for her card making. She “cooked” a wonderful necklace with the soup.
I first went to work with that gorgeous lampwork bead. As this year is the “hoarders” edition I dived into my stash to look for beads I have been hoarding for a long time. I wanted to keep the design simple as I didn’t want to draw to much attention away from that perfect lampie.
Some chain (the first chain I ever bought, still something left), a handmade polymer tulip bead from Too Aquarius and a faux leather ribbon in a matching pink. I am not too sure about the ribbon. I think I am going to replace it for a beaded chain. But I was out of time.
Another picture of that beautiful lampwork glass bead.
Next the vintage beads. I have always wanted to make an “end of day” necklace and now was the perfect time. It is a work in progress, as I still have plenty of beads from the soup.
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Thank you Susan for this wonderful soup and thank you Lori for organizing this wonderful blog hop party and the great amount of work you put into this. I am so glad you are back.
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