I've taken part in several of Lisa's blog hops and have loved each one. Lisa grabs beads from her bead table, mixes them into wonderful bead soups and sends them to the participants. I enjoy receiving a surprise soup and Lisa's mixes are always beautiful.
This time around, the theme is "seasons." Lisa said we can interpret this to mean seasons of the year or as seasons of our lives.
Here is my soup:
The clay beads are from Tree Wings Studio. Rebekah makes beautiful beads and if you would like some for yourself, check out her etsy shop.
The first thing I noticed, though, were the shell beads. I loved the shapes and the colors and immediately thought of walking along the beach in the summer.
I tried several different things, but settled on a spiral rope with a bit of a twist .. or fringe.
I love the way the shells look in the fringe. I'm not sure if they look like they are buried on the beach, but they look comfortable nestled in the fringe.
I used a bead from Lisa's soup to create a clasp.
I am sad that I didn't incorporate Rebekah's beads, but I will hopefully use them in a future project.
Lisa, thanks again for a wonderful bead soup and blog hop.
Please take some time and visit the rest of the participants. I know you won't be disappointed.
Lisa Lodge, Grateful Artist (our host)
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Cassi Paslick, Beads: Rolling Downhill
Stephanie Sanner Haussler, PixyBug Designs
Leah Mifflin Tees, My Beady Little Eyes
Karin Slaton, BackStory Beads
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution
Lori Jean Poppe, Lorillijean Creative Corner
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Eleanor Burian-Mohr, The Charmed Life
Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Toltec Jewels, Toltec Jewels for Jewel School Friends
Lennis Carrier, Windbent
Erin Kenny, Beadifultherapy
Tanya Goodwin, A Work in Progress - you are here
Cilla Watkins, Tell Your Girlfriends
Renetha Williams Stanziano, Lamplight Crafts
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Sierra Barrett, Giraffe Can Has
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Shirley Jones Moore, Beads and Bread
Dawn Horner, Northern Adornments
Charlene Bausinger Jacka, Clay Space
Tara Plote, The Newbie Beader's Blog
Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Miranda Ackerley, Daze and Days