These pieces are designed for the 2014 Bead Soup Blog Party 8 organised by Lori Anderson of Pretty Things. The reveal day is here. And these are the 2 pieces I created around the bead soup sent by Sally Russick.
Sally sent a ceramic decorative ring made by Jenny Davies-Reazor and I made it the focal of this bracelet.
The bracelet includes a tube of SuperDuo two hole beads in a really pretty stone colour, I used all of them except one! The spotted tile beads came from the stash I won from a Bead & Button magazine competition. Using peyote stitch I incorporated some brown size 8/0 picasso seed beads to make the bracelet strip. The toggle is made with the last 6 tile beads. Seriously – there are none left!
This is what it looks like laid out flat:
Here are views from the back and top:
And a close-up of the clasp.
The bracelet is 8″ long from the tip of the toggle to the clasp, and is 1″ wide. It fits a wrist diameter of just over 7″.
She also sent a Swarovski crystal and sterling silver clasp and these shiny bronze coloured dagger beads. So I found a range of silver seed beads in different sizes and some Czech fire polish crystals and made a cubic right angle weave beaded bead necklace.
The necklace is designed around this Swarovski crystal and sterling silver clasp.
You can see the cubic right angle weave chain which is made with a spiral pattern of gunmetal and silver size 15/0 seed beads.
Here’s a closeup of the crystals in the beaded chain.
The beaded bead is made with six sections of embellished cubic right angle weave joined with dagger beads.
Extremely fiddly to make but worth the effort.
The necklace is 25″ long.
Go and see what Sally made out of the bead soup I sent her – The Studio Sublime.
To see more work from the many jewelry artists who joined in go to this list – Bead Soup Blog Party 8 participants.
And for fun, go see what we made for last year’s party.