Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bead Soup Reveal Day

Welcome to the 8th Bead Soup Blog Party reveal day! My partner this year was the sweet Noemi Baena from sunny Spain. Go see what she made with the soup I sent her at fuego, metal y color

As a quick reminder, the photo below shows the soup Noemi sent me:

and the finished soup:

The charm bracelet features clear quartz nuggets from Noemi mixed with mother of pearl chips and a focal  ring with black diamond nuggets.

I actually wanted to use labradorite instead of mother of pearl and I did order some but since they didn't arrive in time for the reveal day, I went with plan B. There's still a really good chance I'm going to redo this bracelet once the labradorite beads arrive. The clasp is identical to the one I sent Noemi.

The necklace with tubular pendant from Claire Maunsell. This necklace was actually the first one I created. It was in my beading box half unfinished when Noemi's soup arrived, the caramel mother of pearl square beads were just what this necklace was missing.

Star clasp that Noemi made herself made my heart skip a beat! I knew immediately I was going to use it with beads from my "special" stash. I used hexagonal howlite beads from a necklace Mr. C bought in Mostar, Bosnia while on a business trip, the amber glass bead was given to me by my cousin and the tiny turquoise spacers were some of the first beads I ever bought.

Winter earrings were made using a pair of quartz nuggets from Noemi's soup paired with snowflake charms I won in a giveaway years ago.

The cream mother of pearl beads and glass teardrop beads were combined in this delicate asymmetrical necklace that doesn't photograph well but looks great when worn.

Since Noemi sent such a colourful soup combining warm caramel with coral, a combination I've never used before, I really wanted to try and use the two colours together. All of the jewellery created to this point was made using components in colour combinations I was comfortable with.
The necklace using the antique clock focal combines both colours in what I hoped was a dynamic and playful design.

I was just about to publish the reveal post when I noticed I was missing a piece. The Mary Poppins bracelet! It's what I'm calling it because of the colourful mix and the umbrella pendant.

And that's it. Final count:

- 3 necklaces
- 3 bracelets
- 1 pair of earrings

Hop over to Lori's blog Pretty Things to see what our hostess created and to view the list of all the participants of this years BSBP.