Ya Hoo!!! It's finally time for the "Bead Soup Blog Party."
Again, a big thank you to Lori Anderson of Pretty Things for hosting
this party. You can Click Here to see the blog hop list..
My 'Bead Soup Blog Party' partner is Valerie Norton of Hot Fused Glass. This is the
wonderful 'Soup' she sent me.
And now to end the suspense, this is what I created:
The pendant that Valerie sent me was so beautiful, that I didn't want to make the necklace too busy. I wanted the pendant to really stand out. The clasp and the bezel for the pendant were both 'hard anodized' copper and I wanted to stick with the very rustic, elemental feel of that. So picking through my 'Soup,' I chose the Venetian glass beads and a few of the spacer beads. From my stash, I chose a piece of black Greek leather and a length of chain that was similar to the finish of the clasp.
I used the leather to string the Venetian glass, spacer beads and the pendant. I really wanted the
pendant to be showcased. Separating the clasp, I linked the chain to one side of the clasp and then used the loop tied on one side of the leather to attach the other side of the clasp.
I think my necklace turned out fantastic and I can't wait to wear it. It's one that I think is truly a statement piece.
Thank you Valerie, for sending me such wonderful 'Soup' ingredients.
Please go out and follow the above link to see all of the other 'Bead Soup's.'