Saturday, February 26, 2011

Is It Soup Yet? YES!

 Welcome to Bead Soup Saturday! First a reminder of what my partner Hilary from Fryestyle sent to me. A beautiful silver floral focal,some additional silver accent beads & some really pretty lampwork in Spring colours. She rounded out the soup w/ some dyed horn squares,green glass leaves & some tiny little glass flowers. A simple silver S hook is the clasp.
                                                       Here is a close~up of the focal.
 I did add a few beads from my hoard stash. The frosted 'grape~y' bead is by the talented Sue of suebeads. I was lucky enough to be Sue's partner in a swap last summer & I have become a big fan of her work(you owe it to yourself to check out her enameled headpins!). She had sent 2 frosted purple beads in light & dark & they were perfect w/ this mix. I also added some solid colour lampwork beads by J C Herrell. I discovered her last summer when I saw her glass toggles. These are some of her spacers in green & purple.
 Above is a pewter heart I won from the uber talented Llyynn . This was a new design for her, a headpin w/ an extra long pin. I really felt like it went w/ the feel of the prettiness of the whole mix. You can also see the green pearls I added to my soup.
                                                                   The finished soup.
I am currently intrigued w/ double wrap bracelets that can also be worn as a necklace, so I wanted to try that for my soup.

 I want to thank Lori once again for putting all this together. I also have to apologise for not having the link list, but I waited 'til the last minute to try & post it & I was unsuccessful. Enjoy your hopping & thanks  for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


 Happy BTW! These are some wire beads I made. The one n the left is my first try. I like the size so I break out my brand new green Soft Flex wire.I was the lucky winner of a package of  Soft Flex wire in the new colours.,(the other colours I got were gunmetal, blue, red, gold & silver).
 See that bokah* in the background there? That is my Bead Soup piece. I made it 2 weeks ago & I liked it just fine, thank you. Now that I have some green wire beads  I realize that is exactly what my Soup needs,parsley, anyone? So I am going to start over~Whoo Hoo.
These are my daffodils. Yesterday I saw that I had shoots w/ 8 buds. Please remember I was under feet of snow 2 weeks ago, where did these guys come from? Today I found 6 had bloomed~ Yay Spring!

*a fancy word for blurry background~ the ultimate in a sneak peek