Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Kalmbach Bead Soup Reveal

You might remember from this post that Kalmbach is hosting a Bead Soup Party to celebrate Lori Anderson’s new book, Bead Soup. I was the lucky recipient of a bead soup (below) from The Creative Fringe.


The instructions were to make a necklace with the bead soup and other beads from our own stash. The beautiful yellow saffron colored seed beads, teal Czech beads, brass spacers, clay beads, brass button and ceramic pendant are all from the bead soup. I attached the brass button to the ceramic pendant with bronze colored wire from Vintaj. The necklace also includes handmade paper script beads from Gillian McMurray, and finished with a brass chain and lobster clasp from Vintaj.

'Ancient Saffron Scrolls'




A big thank you to Kalmbach for hosting the party, and to The Creative Fringe for the fabulous bead soup, and for Lori Anderson who inspires us all!

14 comments:

richelle said...

Lovely necklace! I've always wanted to make a bead soup challenge necklace. My favorite things on here are that great ceramic disc and the script beads--really cool!

TesoriTrovati said...

I really need to get busy on my bead soup, don't I? This is lovely! Those tube beads are fascinating to me. I have to go back and look at them again. I have a similar color palette. At least I think I do. I haven't looked at it most of this month. ;-)

Enjoy the day.
Erin

Gale said...

I like how you layered the buttons and used the yellow to accent the rest. Very pretty results!

SueBeads said...

Wow, your piece is gorgeous! The pendant is fantastic, and I love those paper beads! Great job!

Penny Neville said...

Alice, I love the saffron yellow beads with the teal it is simply gorgeous. I have going to have to check out the paper script beads that add a very nice detail to your necklace. You did a fantastic job with your soup!

13 said...

Love these gorgeous colours and great tones.

Patti Van said...

I do so love this color combination...and those script beads are awesome! You did a beautiful job!

Bobbie said...

Lovely! It looks like an ancient treasure, but completely modern.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Beautiful, Alice! I love the combination of beads and colors! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kashmira said...

I KNEW you would nail this! LOVE those paper beads you have used in there. Fabulous as always!

alankarshilpa said...

Great Job. What lovely colors and you made such a great use of them. I love the paper bead necklace.

Wasn't this fun!

CraftyHope said...

What a really beautiful necklace you made. I'm sorry it's taken me so very long to get over here, but I'm just so very behind. I'm glad to see I didn't completely miss your reveal as it would have been a shame to miss this beauty!

Jules said...

How cool!
I received the same "ingredients " from The Creative Fringe. I love that we came up with such different designs!
Jules

Cindy said...

Alice, you sure made an eye-catching and very beautiful necklace with your bead soup! I sure love the colors and would wear it in a heart beat! :-)