The whole process has been like Christmas unfolding. The suspense while you wait to be accepted, and then wait to be partnered up, the anticipation of a bead parcel falling through the letterbox.... Carefully unwrapping the package, the joy at the goodies inside.
I was partnered with Noemi Baena and my goodness did I get a package and a half.
The main bead from this collection was a beautiful lampwork glass barrel bead from Susan Kennedy. It reminded me that often the beauty of glass is in simplicity, this is an etched bead with a drizzle of fine silver wire on one end. As soon as I saw this bead I knew what I wanted to make.
I have a book called Bohemian Inspired Jewellery by Lorelei Eurto and Erin Siegel, it is one of my go to books when my mojo has gone walkabouts. This is what I made
Next up is a piece that is a bit unusual for me both in terms of colour and style. I don't tend to work with neutral tones, but it just so happened that I had a piece of silk similar to the one that I sent Noemi. It has been languishing in my stash for quite some time waiting for the right moment.
This next piece I used one of Noemi's enamel pieces and I added a key that was in the soup.
After the necklaces I decided to make a bracelet. The metal element of my soup contained some gorgeous chunky brass beads so I used one here.
I was so inspired by the ingredients in this soup that I also made some earrings for good measure
Here I have used some of Noemi's enamel pieces and some of the Czech glass beads with some of my handmade ear wires.
I still have A LOT of ingredients left. However, unlike edible soup ingredients, this soup is not going to spoil.
I hope I have done your bead soup justice Noemi, thank you so much for such a generous mix.
There are lots of very talented designers taking part in this blog hop so please take some time and visit some, or all, of them. Just head over to Lori's blog for the whole list.