What a great weekend it has been.
Lori Anderson of Pretty Things and event coordinator, had this great idea to extend the Bead Soup Party over an 8 day period allowing us to visit with all of the 97 bloggers who took part in the second bead swap party. I have been blog hopping since Saturday, and then again on Sunday having a wonderful time. On weekdays, my day time job gets in the way, but I get back to blog hopping in the evenings!
It has been great to be able to stop and savor the unique soups of all my fellow cooks, and now it is my turn.....
As you already know, Missficklemedia, Shannon is my bead soup swap partner, and here is what she sent me...
Please check my previous posting for the delightful details of the goodies I received from her.
After I recovered from my swoon, I could not take my eyes off the glorious Shibuichi clasp from Green Girl Studios and the stunning Artistic Jasper focal. I saw it in my dreams. I wanted to capture the warmth and grandeur of the clasp and the beauty and richness of the jasper in my necklace. So I searched my stash of beads and found wine red burgundy freshwater pearls, both round and horizontal stick shaped, then some dark bronzy green round freshwater pearls. I decided to use these darker jewel-tones in my necklace, and here it is....
I also threw in some hand-cut faceted Garnets for an additional sparkle.
And some bronze chain to one side.
I hope you like it! I am very pleased, no, I am thrilled with it.
Thank you Shannon.
Shannon reveals her creations, yes she made four of them on the 24th, can't wait to see them!
I am saving the other beads I received from Shannon for another time as I did not have the time to make any more pieces for this round of blogging.
But I did make a pair of earrings from some of the beads I received and I am going to give them away to one lucky blogger.
Please leave a comment on this posting and you will be entered in the drawing to win this pair of earrings to commemorate this wonderful 2nd Bead Soup Party.
The earrings are made of pink Rhodonite teardrops and rondelles, brown Chalcedony faceted rondelles and champagne colored round freshwater pearls, all dangling from gold-filled ear wires.
Good Luck and thank you for visiting.
Thank you, Lori for putting together this wonderful event.