So finally the day has come for all the participants in the Bead Soup Blog Party to reveal their makes.
I was sent these lovely beads by Lori in Canada who bought them from Grubbi here in the UK. Funny eh? And I had to giggle as I the focal I sent Lori was bought from the same beadmaker!
First I decided to play around the with the beads which co-ordinated with the focal. (I've quite impressed that I had the focal back to front of the photo and never noticed until I just started writing this blog entry)
I've made something similar to this before using more formal gemstone rounds, but never tried it with artbeads before, but I like it! I bought some 1mm and 0.5mm copper wire to match the clasp Lori sent me and went to work after adding in some rainbow fluorite rustic round beads. if you look at them closely you can see that they are roughly rounds but with a flattish edge here and there which I think really adds to the effect with the artbeads.
I used this in this manner as I had a plan for the focal and the beads which Lori had handmade herself, along with some more of the newly bought copper wire.
As you can see, I used more of the rainbox fluorite, and added a few tri-colour jade beads in there too, and some of the semi precious beads which were in my original bead soup from Lori.
As you can see from this photo, I option for a non-symmetrical necklace. Having said that, I feel that the designed is very well balanced
I'm loving the texture and colours that were sent to me. So many different textures and a great selection of colours, all taken from the handamde ceramic focal.
It took me a while to think of what to make with these beads but once I finally came up with an idea the making process was over in one evening and I am so happy with my results! So happy in fact that I am going to use some more of the beads I have bought from Grubbi to make another necklace ina very similar style. Watch this space.
Please go and visit Lori to see what she has made with the beads I sent her. She's very talented so I imagine it will be well worth your visit.
And if you have time and fancy a bit of inspiration, how about visiting the rest of the Bead Soup Blog Hop Partiers too?