Saturday, May 10, 2014

It's here! The big reveal. Bead Soup Blog Hop take 8!

Woohoo!  It's here!  

My partner in creativity this year is Cynthia Tucker.  Here is a link to her blog... Sea of Glass Beads  (unfortunately  she was unable to post at the time of the blog hop, but she will when she is able, so stay tuned).

Meanwhile, here is a little reminder of what she sent me....and what I did with them.  


 This first piece is created using Cynthia's beautiful ocean inspired beads.  I netted a tiny bottle and filled it with little treasures that I found on our recent cruise to the Bahamas.  This necklace is made from waxed Irish linen seed beads and a number of beads Cynthia created.  Love it!

 This bracelet focuses on two of my most favorite things...the sea and the stars.  The two colorful lampwork beads that Cynthia created is joined by the sterling clasp that was included in my soup.  I hand stamped the "dream" focal and riveted it to more sterling.  I also made a coordinating copper and resin heart charm.  All happily joined with Mykonos star beads.

   I really wanted this adorable hollow fish bead to get all the attention it deserves so I chose to handcraft a steel chain.  I added some of the coordinating lampwork spacer beads also made by Cynthia.  I think he's adorable!

 The sea to my shore....words taken from a Sarah Mclachlan song that inspired this necklace.  This was the focal that Cynthia shared with me.  It has such beautiful colors and such depth.  I forged copper rings, handstamped copper charms and added some pretty little stone chips and other glass beads. 

And last but not least!  A pretty sun catcher just for me.  I create these and sell them at the shows that I do through out the year.  I never kept one for myself.  This one is all MINE.  I love the colors of these beads Cynthia made and chose to include in my soup. And I love how they catch  and let the sun shine through.  The drift wood is found on the Lake Ontario shoreline that I enjoy walking along in search of little treasures. Truly a work of love.

Hope you enjoyed my addition to the party!

Here is a link to the rest of the blogs...enjoy the rest of the party! And don't forget to wear your party hat!

8th Bead Blog Hop Party