Welcome to the Lori Anderson’s (http://www.prettythingsblog.com) 9th Bead Soup Blog Party. Everyone I know who loves beads hoards them and we were supposed to send our partner beads that had some meaning to us. My partner, Jenny Kyrlach (http://anafiassa.blogspot.com), sent me the first art bead she ever bought in 2015 made by Andrea Pirkey along with some paper beads she made and some gemstones.
I ended up not using the amethyst and rose quartz for these pieces, but instead was inspired by her color choices of teal, pink, and purple. I wanted to use the paper beads she made and with the handmade lampwork focal, I added Czech glass in the colors that would compliment (I hope!) the various shaded of aqua and teal in the paper.
I had some vintage earring posts that I thought would look cool. Here are the earrings:
For the bracelet, I decided to do a wrap around; this fits around my wrist three times, or I can wear it as a necklace or even a short lariat. I had hoarded some Lucite flowers hand-painted by Sherri Stokey (http://www.knotjustmacrame.com/) that were just waiting for the right project, so I hope she approves since it is her birthday today (Friday.)
The final pictures show what I came up with for Jenny’s special bead. The necklace is about 36 inches long. With a necklace that long using all glass beads can get heavy; the paper beads and silk sari ribbons help keep the weight down, which is great. I hope she is pleased. I really love it and am thankful she sent it to me.
Thank you for stopping by. Please visit the other BSBP participants. There are many talented people participating, so grab a cup of coffee or tea and settle in. You can go to Lori’s site and click on the names.