Today is the big reveal day for the Bead Soup Blog Party. Many thanks to Lori for all the time and work she has put into this as hostess. Corralling almost 400 crafters using all sorts of mediums cannot be an easy task. Add all of us newbies to the veterans, and she definitely had her hands full! Click here for a list of all the participants and check out their blogs to see their completed soups!
My partner was Lori Bowring Michaud, my new friend from the North East who has so much in common with me, it’s scary! Below is a picture of the bead soup I received from Lori.
I was blown away at this beautiful collection of sea glass, wood beads, and the beautiful hand-crafted focal piece designed by Lori herself. I have to admit I carried my soup around in its little box for a few weeks just looking at it and playing with different ideas. Many drawings, layouts, brainstorms later, and the end result was not at all what I thought! I realized I was overthinking, and just needed to sit down and let the pieces speak for themselves.
The final design was a necklace featuring the beautiful focal piece as well as a bracelet. I was so excited to realize I would be able to make two pieces (earrings are on the way!). I added some peach colored beads that I found in a mix this week, and the rest of the pieces came from Lori.
I have had so much fun participating in the Bead Soup Blog Party, and can’t wait to start blog hopping to see as many as I can over the next few days!