My partner for the Bead Soup Blog Hop

My partner for the Bead Soup Blog hop is the wonderful Rachel Mallis. She is so nice and sent me the most wonderful soup to play with. I wish I had more time to use everything up that she sent me but life has just been crazy here. I took time to make myself a beautiful necklace and then I was inspired to use the wood chain that she sent me and pair it with something that my son made me a few years ago but I never knew quite what to do with it but thought it would be perfect now. I didn’t think of it soon enough but I want to find a royal blue sari ribbon to run through the chain but since I don’t have that color in my stash I need to order some but ran out of time. I used what I had to give you an idea of what I want to do. I still have some beads left for a few things when I have more time. Rachel also shared some leaves with me that her Grandmother made out of tiny beads. I’m just going to hoard these as they look too fragile to use.  Thank you Rachel for being such a wonderful partner and for the great soup that was so neatly wrapped along with a great letter explaining everything.

Thank you also to Lori Anderson for hosting this hop again, you still put on the best hops. Here’s the link to the rest of the participants.

http://www.prettythingsblog.com

Now for the pictures of what I made.

Get Ready For the Bead Soup Blog Party

I decided to join Lori Andersons blog hop this year again. She is doing it a little differently this year in that we had to send our partner a bead that we had hoarded. I thought that should be easy but after I picked the bead I was going to send and put my soup together I kind of wanted to make something myself but I decided to send it anyway. It’s not like I don’t have a couple more hoarded beads around.

Allegory Starling Wing Challenge

image image imageIts time for the Starling Wing Reveal. I was thinking it was a little later in the month but managed to get lots accomplished when I sat down to work on the kit.

Nugget beads are a real struggle for me so after I made a couple pairs of earrings I decided I was using the nuggets this time. I wired wrapped them and attached to each other as I went. I’m very happy with how my necklace turned out.

 

Thank you to Andrew and William for coming up with these challenges. Can’t wait to see how everyone else used the kit.

image image image image image image image imageI love making earrings and used something from all parts of the kit this time although still lots left.

Andrew Thorton Mystery Challenge Blog Hop

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Andrew Thorntons Brave Angel Reveal

When Andrew posted this challenge I couldn’t resist because I have a two year anniversary coming up in January.  I loved the component so I made a necklace with matching earrings. Then since earrings were so fun I just continued making them although I still have beads left.

Thanks Andrew for another wonderful challenge. Make sure you check to see what the others have made.image image

Andrew Thorntons Dreaming Tree Challenge

I’ve had a crazy month but will show what I’ve completed with the kit. I learnt how to do some etching with an engraver in a jewelry class and even though my etching still needs lots of work I decided to incorporate it into this bracelet.  My next piece is still a work in progress but this is what I have going so far. I would like to make my own chain to make a necklace but the pendant alone took me way longer than I thought.

Thanks again Andy for a great challenge and wonderful beads.

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