Friday, March 24, 2017

Bead Soup is Served!

In February I received an wonderful package from my bead soup partner Leslie Scholz that looked like this:

And inside that tiny little pink packet was this:

And from those delightful wonders I made the following creations!



An "Accomplishment" Jar from the beautiful pink pressed glass button, including upcycled sari fabric strips, assorted beads and embellishments, yarn-wrapped wire, an old peacock earring, and a handmade clay leaf that says "Proud as a Peacock."  I used a 1-quart Mason Jar, and used a creamy thick gesso to coat the inside.  Inside the jar I'll write down my accomplishments and things I'm proud of throughout the year.  Here's a closeup:


And next I wanted to create a set of earrings from the cool lavender/pinkish tin flowers.....


....so I could wear them with the exquisite Venetian glass frit beads that I turned into a very simple necklace with sterling chain.


And with the small but fabulous sterling purse charm I made this!  Meet "Angel" - an Heavenly creature made from found objects and fused glass arms and legs that I made in my kiln.  


Check out the purse - I absolutely HAD to make something special with it and am thrilled to add this new little doll to my growing collection of found-object art pieces.


Having Leslie as my Bead Soup Partner this year has been a wonderful experience, and I'm excited to see what she makes with the package I sent her which included a bead from a favorite lampwork artist, Anastasia; a couple of my own lampworked beads and a brass coin and silk ribbon.
  



Be sure to check out her blog here as well as the rest of the Bead Soup participants here.  I advise you grab a big cup of coffee/tea or cold/hot beverage and enjoy the journey as you check out the eye candy of nearly 150 bead artists from all over the world as they show off their Bead Soup creations!!

Lori Anderson :: Hostess



I'm very grateful to our  amazing hostess, Lori Anderson of Pretty Things for all of her hard work and efforts putting this Bead Soup Hop together. Thanks Leslie and Lori for making this another fantastic Bead Soup experience for me!!