Welcome to the last reveal of the Bead Soup Blog Hop Party! I was paired up with the fabulous, very talented Bobbie Rafferty of Bead Song. You can click here to see the generous soup she sent me.
For this bead soup I decided it was color, color, color all the way. So each piece was made with a specific color in mind. And as you may remember from all the other challenges I participate in, I like to get a lot of mileage out of the beads.
First up is a pair of earrings made with red vintage beads from my stash, and the silver plated pewter squares that Bobbie sent me.
Next up is a swingy pair of earrings made with the aquamarine beads Bobbie sent, along with a couple colorful polymer beads from Too Aquarius, Swarovski Coral Pearl beads, and sterling silver from my own stash.
This necklace includes the fabulous pewter toggle and a tangle bead from Bobbie, plus various glass beads, a banded agate focal, coiled wire connector, and a sterling silver chain from my own stash.
'Jane Jetson's Little Black Dress'
This necklace is made with the gorgeous Forest Agate beads from Bobbie, a form folded copper leaf from Missficklemedia, copper freshwater pearls, lampwork discs, green metal links from Unkamen Supplies, and Vintaj Brass. I didn't want to just attach the leaf with a jump ring and call it good. Instead I punched a second hole so the leaf would hang at a slight angle as if it were falling.
This necklace is made with Bobbie's donut focal and purple Czech beads, plus jade beads and sterling components from my own stash.
'A Desert In Bloom'
And last is a necklace made with that amazing lampwork focal from Bobbie, made by Kate Towle. Also from my own stash are tiny turquoise jasper beads, tan lampwork beads, and one strand of gorgeous aquamarine beads from Lost Cities in San Diego, and a sterling clasp.
'Drifting Out To Sea'
Bobbie sent so many beads, and I didn't get to use them all, though I really did try. Thanks to Lori Anderson for hosting another fabulous Bead Soup Party. Lori puts so much work, plus a lot of love into this event every year. To see what everyone else made please check out Lori's blog.