Today is the big reveal of the piece(s) we made for the Bead Soup Blog Party.
Here is what my partner Rochelle of A Creative Chelle Blog sent me:
A challenge for sure this grouping of beads was but that is exactly
why I love participating in these blog hops.
I love the challenge and getting beads I wouldn't normally buy myself
because that is how we learn that is how we move outside of our comfort zone.
I made 3 pieces with my soup 2 necklaces and a pair of earrings.
I started with this Gaea pendant because I knew I had to make something with it
and it was the one piece in the bead soup I was most uncomfortable with.
I found these recycled glass beads in my stash and this cool copper chain from Michael's.
I wire wrapped the glass beads with copper colored 20 gauge wire.
This necklace is on the long side so it was hard to take a picture of it in all it's glory.
These were easy peasy because I love Unicorne glass
and I had 2 of the beads leftover from making the necklace.
I altered the Vintaj beads and the washers with a hammer and pliers :-) good times!
These are made with the Unicorne Glass beads that Rochelle sent me,
recycled glass, and Vintaj natural brass ear wires, beads and washers.
And here is the clasp! I wanted to use it in the front of a necklace
sort of like those necklaces you can hang your glasses or work id from.
This little guy gave me such a hard time! I knew I wanted him (yes him) blue to go with
this blue theme so I grabbed alcohol inks first. They slid right off, poo.
Then I grabbed paint, that didn't work at all, double poo. Then I grabbed my gilder's paste.
Hmm, I was onto something here.
That was till I tried to cover the gilder's paste with permalac and renaissance wax,
the blue smeared and slid right off. So back to the drawing board -with the help of my handy hubby
I got the gilder's paste to stay with a special lacquer he had at work.
Then I made my own bead soup with different sizes of seed beads, Swarovski crystals,
pearls Rochelle sent me and Czech glass beads.
This necklace is super, super long and so lightweight. I love it.
Thanks Rochelle for stretching me outta my box! I will def. be making more pieces like the last necklace, I found a new technique I love using with my Vintaj beads and I am no longer afraid of Gilder's paste and *gasp* bead soup. Oh and my daughter grabbed all the rest of the beads and is hoarding them for herself :-)
Be sure to visit the other blogs but especially my partner to see what she made with what I sent her: