Saturday, April 13, 2013

7th Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal!!!

It's that time...time to reveal the jewelry I created with the wonderful soup my partner Cheryl sent me!!

Here's the scrumptious soup!

Here are my creations:

I had so much fun playing with the chain, and the leaves, and the pendant and all the amazing goodies!

The Russian serpentine pendant was simply and elegantly bezel-set, so I wanted to incorporate it into a simple design in a way that would do justice to the pendant's beauty without distracting from it. So I decided to use mainly chain for this necklace. I also used some of the agate beads Cheryl sent me, along with metal accents and a leafy toggle clasp from my stash.

I enjoyed creating this piece, especially because a) I don't usually work with chain, b) I tend towards symmetrical designs, and c) I don't usually mix metal tones. So I was definitely outside of my comfort zone, but I'm pretty pleased with how it came out. :) I asked my husband what he thought, and his response was, "It looks like an amulet of power."  Umm...ok, I'll take that as a good thing. ;)

I love the angel clasp Cheryl sent me, and I wanted to do something special with it, so I decided to design a bracelet around it. 

I  love the Czech leaves Cheryl sent! I call this bracelet "Earth Angel." One strand is composed of eyepin links, and the other is beaded on tigertail. 

I made a pair of earrings to match the necklace, but silly me, I left them at a friend's house. Sigh. The only picture I have of them is a selfie. (You might notice that I wear clip earrings--this is because my ears are allergic to just about every metal on the planet.)

And that's it! This was my first BSBP, and I loved it! Thanks so much to Lori Anderson for putting it on, and  Cheryl for being an awesome partner!

To check out what Cheryl made with the soup I sent her, visit