Saturday, March 25, 2017

Bead Soup Blog Party, Bead Hoarders Edition 2017- Reveal!!

It`s finally time for the big reveal, the Bead Soup Blog Party, Bead Hoarders Edition 2017 hosted by Lori Anderson. And I am partnered with Alenka Obid from Slovenia.
     She sent me beautiful beads each made different material. It was difficult  to choose, since I wanted to use all and create something from each.one. And since this Swap is a Bead Hoarders edition,I wanted to include my hoarded beads too , so here`s what I made


This is a wire crocheted necklace I made using  a beautiful lampwork and metal bead, made by Carolyn Chenault, that Alenka sent me. The lovely colors remind me of the precious stones, so I used a mix of similar colored jade, topaz and tourmaline beads that I had left from my prevoius projects . The clasp is a handmade copper one that was sent as a part of a swap a few years ago by Jami Shipp . And I found much to my delight, that it matched perfectly with the little copper disc in the pendant. I kept the pattern simple for this one as I did not want to draw the attention away from the focal..


This is the second necklace where I have used the large heart shaped polymer focal made by Alenka. Since the color is so fresh and green, I have paired it with the vintage finish chain and lovely oblong seed beads sent by Alenka. Indian glass beads from my collection along with hand made wire beads complete this lovely foliage necklace.

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The beautiful pair of ceramic beads have a wonderful earthy look and so I paired them with a large flat ceramic bead from my stash. To give this necklace a rustic look, I used the lovely copper chain and some wire wrapping. It is a long necklace and hangs perfectly when worn.

And here`s the last Necklace I made. I have teamed up the red beads and the large focal from Alenka`s beads ,with a shell focal and a pair of Indian glass pipes. A wire closure adds a touch of ethnic twist to this draw string necklace.
I wanted to make more pieces with the remaining beads, but I guess I will keep it for later .Hope you found these interesting.,
 A huge Thank You to Lori and the team for organizing this edition ,  and to Alenka my partner for giving me this fun filled time.It has been the most enjoyable journey


And here`s a list of participants, drop by to the links to veiw all the amazing creations

Lori Anderson :: Hostess


I`m signing off for now and I`m off to drool over the lovely creations put up by everyone.

Ciao
motidana

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Bead Soup Blog Party, Bead Hoarders Edition 2017

 I`m quite excited, participating in the Bead Soup Blog Party, Bead Hoarders Edition 2017, hosted by Lori Anderson for the first time. Having avidly following the challenges she has been hosting since the last few years, this time I gathered courage to finally  take part
  The list of participants is so long, and I have been paired with Alenka Obid from Slovenia. She sent me a beautiful collection of beads


and here`s what I sent her,


The reveal is going to be held on Saturday March 25th. Do drop by to see the lovely creations all the participants have come up with!

Ciao for now
motidana.

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