I was excited to take part and even more excited to receive my bead soup.
I took Lisa's soup and added odd beads from my stash, then mixed in some seed beads. I ended up with quite a large cup of soup.
I haven't done much in the way of bead soups, so I turned to Beaded Colorways by Beverly Ash Gilbert. In her book, Beverly does an amazing job of explaining how to create a bead soup and how to transition between different colors of soups. The projects are amazing and one in particular caught my eye.
Beverly's "Wander with Flair" necklace incorporates sari ribbons into a freestyle beading technique.
I had so much fun making this necklace. There wasn't any "wrong" way to go and the bead soup blended perfectly into the fiber.
I was stunned to see the final product.
Never in a million years would I think I could make something like that!
That soup became a bracelet.
I chose to do a freeform netting, similar to that in the necklace. It was so much fun to just let go and string beads. Lisa's bead soup was perfect.
I used a snap for the closure. I love that it's hidden.
Please take some time and check out the other wonderful designers who participated in this hop. I promise, you will see some awesome beady goodness.
Lisa Lodge, A Greatful Artist (our host)
Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution
Ginger Bishop, lilmummy likes...
Tanya Boden, Fusion Muse
Lisa Boucher, Lisa’s Clay Happenings
Michelle Buettner, Mishel Designs
Eleanor Burian-Mohr, TheCharmed Life
Mikala Coates, MaybeJust Perhaps
Marlene Cupo, Amazing Designs
Kathleen Douglas, Washoe Kat's
Mary Anne Klinglesmith Flesch, Hand Crafted Serenity
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Tanya Goodwin, A Work in Progress - you are here
Mary Hicks, Falling Into the Sky
Tina Holden, PolymerClay Bytes!
Shelly Joyce, Au jour le jour
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn'sCreations
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Susan Lloyd, Designs by Susan
Cynthia Machata, AntiquityTravelers
Kashmira Patel, Sadafule .. always in bloom!
Inge von Roos, Inge'sBlog
Kristen Stevens, My Bead Journey
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
Christine Stonefield, SweetGirl Design
Toltec Jewels, JewelSchool Friends
Norma Turvey, MoonlitFantaseas
Sandra Wollberg, Cityof Brass Stories