Friday, May 9, 2014

Hello Fellow Beaders,

The day has come!  It's Bead Soup Party time.  Thank you Lori Anderson for hosting this party in spite of all the trials you are going through.  I truly appreciate your efforts.

Beccy Peterson is my partner.  She sent me a whole store, or so it seemed.  Thank you, Beccy.

Treasure Map
In spite of all the time we had, I didn't use all the beads.  As I continue to create new pieces I will post them to my blog.

I took Marie Forleo's B-School.  It was an intensive 8 week course.  It did, of course, cut into my beading time.

I made a necklace, bracelet and earring set.  The focal bead is a large floral stone with a small hole in the center.  It created problems with the way the bead hung.  It wanted to flop downward so I had to create a way to change the hang point.  I used the Delica 4172's to wrap the flower petals.  This gave me a way to add the brass chain.  

Focal Bead with Delicas, Drops and Brass Charm

Backside of Focal Bead

I used the beautiful glass toggle because it complemented the brass chain which I embellished with more of the Delicas.
Beautiful Glass Toggle with Embellished Chain

I made a bracelet and earrings to complete the set.

Matching Earrings

Bracelet with Embellished Chain and Brass Charm 
 Please leave a comment then visit the other participants for more beading goodness. There are 500 participants this year so instead of copying the participant list, here's a link to Lori Anderson's participant list.
Thanks for visiting.