The day is here, the reveal of the 3rd episode of the 6th Bead Soup Party Blog. What is a Bead Soup Party Blog? Well, with the organization of the talented Lori Anderson 400 beaders are paired up in couples, beads are sent and jewelry is created. On the designated day, the photos of all the creations are posted on the blogs. The rules are that you have to use the clasp and the focal.
My partner is Lynn Davis (check out her Blog to see what she made with my beads and her Etsy Shop to check out more of her items. She makes really lovely hand-cast pewter items. For a look at what she sent me, scroll down on my blog or hit this link.
The focal piece in the necklace pewter with resin over a pink and orange flower design. Since I make my own glass beads I made some to match this lovely focal point. I used Bullseye glass to make bright orange and pale pink beads and some transparent pink beads. I used iron wire to wrap the beads and string the piece together. I thought the iron wire looked better with the pewter than the sterling I normally work with. Of course it would have looked even better if I had remembered to sand down the iron to get some of the black off. DUH. I tried to do this after the fact and wasn’t super successful. You can see one silver piece of wire on the top right of the photo. This little bit I had sanded weeks before in a class, it was only as I grabbed this piece that I realized I had forgotten to sand the rest (it was the last piece I grabbed). AUGH The wire looks way too dark with the pewter. I did use some ink to patina the pewter so it matched the wire a bit better.The ribbon I got in the last party blog exchange.
Check out all the other participants showing off their work today....
Alison Sachs, Beads by Earthtones
Amanda Dittloff, Passion Smashin'
Andra Marasteanu, Bijoux de Monanage
Angie Szlovak, SweetBeads
Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
Ann Sherwood, Ann's Blog
Arlene Dean, A Glass Bash
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution
Barb Solem, Vivi Magoo Presents
Barbara Blaszczyk, laboratorim Flory
Bianca Odenthal, Zydies Glasperlen