Saturday, 17 September 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal day!

I had an interesting assortment of items from my partner Nicole Keller of Nicki's Reef and I was inspired to make a necklace and two bracelets. The necklace I named Night Leopard; as soon as I laid eyes on the bronze pendant from Africa I just knew I wanted to make something that was both organic and a bit ethnic, I picked the beautiful spotted wood & tree seed beads and red Jasper for warmth and colour from the beads Nicki sent me, I added four Jasper rondels, vintage bronze metal rondels, wood beads and three grey blue beads from my own stash these hand made beads were made by Acholi women in Uganda, Africa out of recycled, rolled paper. The necklace is strung on leather and finished with a gold plated lobster clasp, I don't often make long necklaces but this one will fit over a sweater nicely I think.

Next I made a bracelet from the Polymer clay tile and the pair of glass beads with the nice bronze clasp Nicki sent I added copper beads and some Amazonite triangles.
For the second bracelet/necklace I took the lovely clay oak leaf added two toning lampwork beads I had and threaded them on the red and gold sari ribbon, it can be tied at any length and looks interesting I think one could even add a few more beads to it! I still have some of the bead soup left over to make things with.

Thank you Nicki for the interesting and unusual things you sent me, they certainly gave me pause for thought and isn't that just what it is all about!

Thank you too Lori, I don't know how you manage to keep up with it all with a home and family to look after; this is certainly a huge undertaking.

Thanks also to all of you that take the time to visit my little blog, I will do my very best to visit each one of you! 
Here is the link to the list where you can visit all the participants of Lori's Blog Soup Party.