BEAD SOUP REVEAL!!!
Ok some of you are like...uh...what?!
Several months ago, I joined a little group known as Bead Soup Cafe and what we do there is several times a year, a very SWEET and ORGANIZED woman opens up the opportunity to exchange "Bead Soup" with a partner, who has a style quite different from your own. You are given a few weeks to put together a BANGING piece of jewelry from what is sent to you. It is requested that you send REALLY nice beads and must have a clasp as well as a 'focal' piece. Over 500!! People signed up and you can see them all right here: http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/2013/03/7th-bead-soup-blog-party-first-reveal.html
My partner was a very kind and adorable lady named Jackie and her blog is: http://jaacquelinesjewels.blogspot.com/ - please take a moment to visit! She's from the great Commonwealth of Kentucky! (I don't think KY is a state? - anyway) She sent me a beautiful mixture of beads that she made and thought would go together swimingly. =)
If I'm being honest, it was a challenge for me (and it should have been). I'm much more of a bright, chunky, silvery kinda gal and was presented with a mixture totally out of my comfort zone. If I'm being more honest - i LOVED it! I LOVED being stretched to look at things I wouldn't typically gravitate towards and making it kinda fit my style. SO - without further adieu I give you what was sent to me.
And THIS is what I made!!! I LOVE IT!! =) OH and she MADE the STUNNER of a pendant and the matching beads - she MADE THEM!!