I've participated in my first BEAD SOUP BLOG HOP! ***Confetti ..woo-hoo*****
The object of the Hop, is to swap a hoarded bead/beads with a given partner and to use them in a design. This is what I sent to my partner Lori Anderson....
|All wrapped and ready to ship!|
I sent a lovely Round Rabbit heart, some vintage Lucite and black etched glass daggers.
And, this is what I received in exchange! Beautiful ceramic pendants by Lisa Peters, a stunning set of lampwork glass by Jelveh Jaferian, limited edition Swarovski crystals and many other sweet little supplies!! Lori was so generous! She placed everything in little cupcake liners and wrapped it all in a beautiful kitchen tea towel!! Squeeeee, I adore that vintage feel towel!! :D
Okay, here is what I made! ... Soup is served!!
|Lampwork by Jelveh Jaferian and the focal by Rama Raku, which I added to the soup mix! I picked up this lovely piece at an Andrew Thornton destash event. He has the coolest stuff!|
And for the necklace.....
At first I was going to make a chunky choker, stringing the pieces side by side, but, I really felt that it was a better fit to be strung vertically in a long drop pendant. I'm a "rules of three" gal, most of the time, so I went hunting for a coordinating third pendant to finish off the necklace. I was thrilled to dip into my retired Jade Scott collection! I used a connector at the bottom and was able to utilize the three holes in the copper bezel to attach the Swarovski crystals that Lori sent! Ta-da!