I can either thank (or blame) one person for my love of blog hops. When I was first discovering Art beads, I also discovered Lori Anderson of Pretty Things. She is one of the warmest, strongest person that I know and just happened to be hosting this wonderful event called the Bead Soup Blog Party. She actually hosted quite a few and through them, I have met some friends that I keep in touch with even today.
Lori has had to take some time off to deal with issues but she is back! And better then before! This time around, BSBP has a new twist. We were to pick out one bead or strand of beads that you have been hoarding. And we were to do so before we even knew who our partner was!
My partner was Renetha Stanziano of Lamplight Crafts and boy did she spoil me! In fact, I feel kind of bad that I didn't get a chance to design one more piece but with all of Boo's health issues...
This first necklace is all about me. I tend to dress in tunics and I adore long necklaces because I tend to fiddle with them. And the gorgeous lampwork focal has ridges! It reminds me of a worry stone. and I can see it becoming one of my favorite necklaces.
And tassels! Must have tassels.
I have tendency with clasps to hide them. On this necklace, I wanted the clasp to be able to demand attention. Yet it is adjustable so you could easily slide the flash of red to the front.
This necklace took a bit of work. I find making beaded chains very relaxing yet my hands tend to get fussy with me especially during the winter.
I wanted to really highlight the lovely focal from Blueberri Beads. And since I am on a tassel kick...
Now that you have looked through my designs be sure to warm up your cup of tea and check out what all these wonderful designers have come up with. There is sure to be lots of eye candy!