Saturday, March 3, 2012

It's Bead Soup Reveal Day!!

I have been so excited to show off the designs I made with the awesome beads that Pam Ferrari sent me!
Here's a reminder of what I received:
There were so many possibilities that ran through my mind when I opened the package! I knew that there would be enough to make several pieces.
The beads are definitely darker than I'm used to designing with but the colors are out of this world! They remind me of outer space. My sister and I have been coming up with names for the finished pieces and I hope you can all appreciate where I went with the names. They are kind of funny, but fitting for what I saw in the beads and what they reminded me of. 
Here we go!
The first piece I made was with the focal bead. It's a LONG necklace made with chain and the beautiful pearls that were sent that coordinated with the colors in the focal bead. This necklace fits right over my head, no clasp necessary. I named it 
 "To Infinity And Beyond"
I couldn't WAIT to design this next bracelet. As soon as I saw the beads, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. The shape reminded me of the teardrop glass beads that I use in my Chainmaille fringe bracelets. So I just had to make one of those to show off these awesome shaped beads. I accented them with some beautiful Czech glass rondelles and Swarovski Crystals. I called this one
"Defying Gravity"
And last but not least, is the gorgeous bead set and toggle clasp that Pam sent. These beads reminded me of little planets! I incorporated them along with the silver beads into this awesome charm bracelet. I couldn't resist. The colors inside these beads that just pop off the black base are so pretty! I hope you can tell that from the photographs! I named this bracelet "Intergalactic" and for those of you who like the Beastie Boys, you'll now have that song stuck in your head for hours...I did! LOL!
I still have some items left from the great package she sent me, and when I have some more time, I'll try to get creative with those as well. But I hope you like what I have come up with! This was so much fun! I can't wait to see what Pam has designed with the beads I sent her! You should go check out her blog right now!! I know I am!
And for a list of the rest of the Bead Soup Participants, you can click below!

Hostess, Lori Anderson

Special Book Sneak Peeks, Cindy Wimmer
1.  Adlinah Kamsir (Singapore) and Hajer Waheed (Kingdom of Bahrain)
2. Adrienn Lukacs (Hungary) and Agata Grygiel (Poland)
3.  Agi Kiss (Hungary) and Carolien Muller-Genger (the Netherlands)
4.  Agnes Asztalos (Hungary) and B.R. Kuhlman
7.  Alicia Marinache (Canada) and Dita Basu
15.  Bonnie Coursolle (Canada) and Fay Wolfenden (Canada)
16.  Carmel McGinley (Australia) and Tracy Stillman (Australia)

21.  Cheryl Brown (Canada) and Diana Ptaszynski
22.  Christina Stofmeel (the Netherlands) and Eva Kovacs (Hungary)
24.  Cilla Watkins (Canada) and Elaine Robitaille (Canada)
25.  Sabrina Straub (Switzerland) and Kathy Combs

32.  Dee Elgie (UK) and Joanne Lockwood (UK)
33.  Dian Hierschel (Germany) and Eniko Fabian (Austria)
37.  Doris Stumpf (Germany) and Eszter Czibulyas (Hungary)
39.  Elke Leonhardt-Rath (Germany) and Marjolein Trewavas (UK)

41.  Erika Nooteboom (the Netherlands) and Giorgia Rossini (Italy)
43.  Evelyn Duberry (Canada) and Gaea Cannaday
45.  Ginger Bishop (military, Okinawa) and Martina Nagele (Germany)
48.  Helene Goldberg (Australia) and Karen Vincent
54.  Joanna Matuszczyk (Poland) and Julianna Kis (Hungary)
55.  Joanne Tinley (UK) and Michaela Pabeschitz (Austria)
65.  Kristina Johansson (Sweden) and Penny Neville (Canada)
66.  Krisztina Erlaki-Toth (Hungary) and Nicole Keller (Germany)

76.  Lori Finney (Canada) and Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp (Canada)
78.  Marta Kaczerowska (Poland) and Milla Starchik (Canada)
83.  Michelle Jensen and Sandra Young (Canada)
92.  Rosa Maria Cuevas (Mexico) and Tejae Floyde
93.  Sabine Dittrich (Germany) and Sally Russick
95.  Shanti Johnson and Tracy Mok (Canada)
97.  Sonya Stille and Traci Zeller (Canada)
98.  Stefanie Teufel (Germany) and Tania Hagen (New Zealand)