Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Catching Up

I have been endeavoring to catch up on all the things I am behind on.  This post will cover the Bead Soup Blog Party mixes which I sent to my partner, Shirley Moore, and those I received from her.  Also, the rosary I made last week using one of Chris's focal beads brought $100 at the benefit over the weekend! (Thanks Barb!) It was purchased and then donated to the family the benefit was held for. 
Chris's focal beads, button, and spacers we sent in Shirley's B.S. mix
 A sampling of the seed beads in the Soup mix.
Tierracast bird beads, pewter leaf dangles, pewter toggle
 Czech glass fire polish, cathedrals, table cut, rondelles, and Chinese crystals
Swarovski pearls

This is the mix I received from Shirley.
Copper toggle, mother of pearl squares and rings, Chinese crystal, blister pearls (really beautiful), copper glass cubes, freshwater & potato pearls, and handmade beaded bead & Cellini spiral for my focals. I must say she did a fine job of giving me a challenge!

Aren't these beautiful?  I love beaded beads AND Cellini spiral.  I have plans if I can just get them to function as they look in my head!  I can tell you that these pieces have become one and I embellished them with coordinating seed beads and tiny 2.5mm Swarovski crystals.
The rosary we made and donated for the benefit.  I wire wrapped each crystal to make the chain and Chris made the focal.  I also used pewter heart beads to separate the sections and a Tierracast rosary finding.

Happy Wednesday!


Loris Glassworks said...

I love the beaded focals, I'm anxious to see how you connect them and use them in your finished piece. See you at the reveal!
Lori D.

Sherri Stokey said...

OMG - LOVE Chris's beads. And you got such a great soup. I can't wait to see what both of you come up with!

Tanya Ozanne said...

AWESOME blog thank you Love and hugs Tanya

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