As I said Judy sent me a fantastic bead soup. In case you didn't see my earlier blog, here is a picture of what she sent me.
The first item I played with was the number 11 seed beads. I set up my loom and began a bracelet which I love!!
Then I kept staring at the two cabs she made. The larger one is beautiful but the smaller cab made out of splatted maple just kept calling me. The markings looked so much like the beach and ocean horizon. So I dug into my stash found a sea shell and two fossils and went to work. (Let me tell you although I am not happy that Lori has been so ill I was thankful for the extension last week). This piece just grew on it's own. A friend asked me where do you get your ideas for the bead placement and my response was "the beads go were they want to." I think that this is one of the best pieces I have made and the first I have titled- A Walk Along The Beach. I know there aren't too many lavender boardwalks but in my bead world there is.
|The focal piece from Judy.|
|The clasp from Judy|
I still have lots of goodies left from my soup mix and ideas are forming but for now I need to explore what everyone is posting. Happy Blogging friends and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Pleas check out Judy's blog and visit the board on 7th Bead Soup Blog Party board. The Jewelry art is fantastic!!!!
PLEASE PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINKS ON LORI ANDERSON'S BLOG TO VISIT ALL THE GREAT ARTISTS IN THE SECOND REVEL!!! http://www.prettythingsblog.com/2013/04/the-7th-bead-soup-blog-party-second.html
Thank you Lori for a wonderful fantastic job with this Bead Soup Party. I know it have been an act of love for you!