It has arrived! The Bead Soup Blog Party Arranged and Coordinated by the amazing Lori Anderson! This year I had the wonderful opportunity to trade Bead Soups with the wonderful Maria Sharrow of Willow Street Shops. I love that the Bead Soup Blog Party is about pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and stretching your skills. I"ll admit that stringing is not a strength of mine. Asymetrical/Symetrical, clasp, wire, crimps, crimp cover or not, So many questions and answers....So what could have been simple, really pushed me out of my "zone".
My first piece I wanted to focus on the iridescent colors of the feather. In the shade it looks dark, but get a bit of light on it, and you can see blues, greens and lots of shininess! I worked several different versions of kumihimo trying to incorporate some shiny threads. It worked, but now to decide, Kumihimo on the top, Kumihimo on the bottom? Clasp on the back, on the side? And this is what I came up with. and I really like how it turned out..
My second challenge was prying the moth wing pendant from my 7yo dd's hands!! I finally had to agree that it could be hers for special occassions. She already has worn it to school for her birthday! Here are pictures!
I also wanted to use some of the gemstones Maria sent to me. Since I was on a kumihimo kick, I paired the stones with celtic knots and a strand of kumihimo.
And last but not least, some earrings to go with the necklaces!
Thank you Maria and thank you to everyone for stopping by! Click HERE for the list of blogs!!