I received this soup from Advantage Beads in Wichita, KS.
I wanted to use only beads from my stash for this project and the color palette of my soup made it easy.
I started with a cabochon that's been sitting in my stash a bit too long and created a focal inspired by Lisa Kan's Corsage Cuff, published in the February 2009 issue of Beadwork.
I started a spiral rope and based on Scarlett Lanson's "Aegean Sea" necklace in the October/November 2009 issue of Beadwork. I was able to incorporate the bead soup beads here and there in the rope.
I found the fuchsia crystals and pink pearls in my stash. Both were either left over from something or bought for something else and never used. I thought the blue seed beads brought a nice "pop" of color and echoed the colors in the cabochon.
I really love the end result.
Thank you to to Advantage Beads for providing the soup and to Kalmbach Publishing for putting this whole thing together.