This is so exciting! I finally get to show off the beautiful necklace that I created from my soup sent to me by my partner, Beckie Robison. First though, let me reintroduce you to my partner. Beckie is a very busy lady who not only makes her own gorgeous lampwork and fused glass, but sells her jewelry both online at Spiral Fire Studio and through galleries. Let me show you some of my favorites pieces.
Aren't they just gorgeous. Now here is the soup that Beckie sent to me. Not the best picture and I am sorry for that but just look at how she managed to nail my favorite colors and wardrobe.
I will admit that I had issues, or challenges, with this soup. I know amazing considering how well it all flows together but that was my problem. I am used to breaking my soup up and making several different pieces with it. Every time I tried to do that with this soup, it threw a fit. The flavor was flat. I finally decided to listen to the beads and this was the result.
Since I can't put together a soup without trying something new, I made my own links and aged them with Novica Patina. With the exception of the ceramic bead and the copper wire, everything came from my soup.
And the lovely black and white ceramic bead is from Earth Butter Beads because the focal demanded it. Yeah, it going to sound strange but as I was working with these beads the focal kept demanding a voice. So I made sure she had a head so she would be able to speak.
Now I did mention a contest. I recently picked up a signed copy of Margo Potter's Bead Chic. To sign up, please comment and fill out the form below. I am leaving it open for three weeks because there are a lot of folks participating in this blog hop and I want everyone to have a chance to make it around.
Now this is a blog hop so make sure to check out the rest of the eye candy. There is apt to be some utterly breathtaking jewelry out there. Just click here to go to the list of participants. Now go forth and enjoy. What are you waiting for?