Friday, July 27, 2012

Bead Soup Party Reveal!

The day is finely here to reveal the fun creations from the Bead Soup Blog Hop Challenge.  My partner was Mikala and her blog is titled Maybe Just Perhaps. For a full list of the bead soup participant's go to Lori's blog Party page. Have fun looking at all the fun creations!!

Here is what I made:

I started with the three beads that Mikala sent for the focal.  I decided to make a bracelet with them because they lay nice and flat on the wrist.  I wrapped them in copper and added accents for detail.  I decided to use the clasp that she sent me for a dangle.  Using part of the toggle clasp I wrapped a bead inside it and hung it from the end of the chain.  I needed a couple more links for this bracelet , so I added a copper coin and one of my hand wrought links.  I finished the bracelet off by lightly oxidizing the copper and then polishing the metal to shine.  This bracelet is listed in my Etsy Shop.

Bracelet shown here layered with one of my viking knit copper bracelets. It lays nice and flat on the wrist.  I was happy with how it turned out.
I also made this bracelet with the chain and button that was in my soup.

Have fun checking out the other blogs and their creations.  For a complete list go to Lori's blog.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Must-Haves is in an ebook

My tutorial on swirls and cages is in this new ebook along with 10 other fun projects.
Learn how to make a bracelet that looks like this:

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Beautiful Bead!

I got this fabulous bead from Nimbus Glass Creations last week and could not wait to work with it.  The pictures do not do this bead justice, it is beautiful!  I tried to keep the design simple ,so as to not cover much of this bead.  I hung this pendant on one of my hand woven viking kint fine silver chains.
I have this necklace listed in my Etsy shop.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Challenge Sneek Peek.

I received my beads from my Bead Soup Partner today.  Here is a peek of what I will be working with.  She sent me three czech glass ammonite coins to make a focal out of and some shell beads.
I always enjoy working with earthy colors.

In her note she says that she made the polymer clay beads below.  They look like nuts and will be perfect with the earthy look of the coin beads.
July 28th is my reveal date, so please check back and see what I put together with these item's.  To see a complete list of the participants in this Bead Soup Blog challenge, go to Lori's blog.