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You'd think she's done this before? HA! It IS the 7th one!
So breathe, take your time to enjoy all the fun that's been going on. . . Here is a photo of my soup from talented lampworking partner Lori Bergmann :
Pretty beautiful, huh? I had to spread it out in my own eclectic way. Was dying to try some new things and to repeat some old favorites! Here it goes. . .
I found that this was a unique experience for me. It's not only the first BSBP I've participated in but it was also one of the first times that I was doing WHAT I WANTED TO DO without worry if it would please someone else. That made it extra fun. I hope I did please my partner, Lori Bergmann, because she sent such beautiful beads but other than that. . .I indulged myself by trying new designs, relaxing and enjoying the time spent at the bench. Speaking of bench. . .here is my little bench in our little 2nd story sun porch. It looks even messier now than it did in this photo. This is where all the magic happened:
And this is the view from my studio window of our early spring snowfall. Nice!!!
Lori's gorgeous soup!
The first piece was something I'd been wanting to try - a charm necklace a la Deryn Mentock or Diane Cook (two of my favorite artist/teachers). The heart focal was perfect!
From the awesome stash I received from Lori, I used the lovely focal heart, one of the chunky nugget beads, three of the smaller lampwork beads, a few of the brass beadcaps, the tiny bronze heart and Lori's handmade clasp. The rest of the charms, dangles and beads came out of a dozen or so boxes of my own soup collections and some of my own enamel beads. Silk fibers, trims, and vintage.
So now I was free to play with all the other parts/pieces (ingredients) Lori sent. And did I ever play!
Three bracelets (the two memory wire ones are my favorites from a design Jen Judd taught me!), one small pair of earrings and last but not least. . . . .
And thanks Lori Anderson for taking on this monumental task of organizing this Bead Soup Blog Party! The process and creating was a balm to my harried soul! Quite a diversion! I needed it!
Now, please go check out what Lori Bergmann did with the bead soup that I sent to her:
|My soup to Lori|
The full list of all the party goers for this reveal can be found at Lori Anderson's Blog - Pretty Things
So glad you stopped by. Enjoy the rest of the journey!