I just couldn't decide.....
Anyway I am all excited to see what she makes with them...The little pendant with the two rose's pictured I made...I was bored but I think it came out pretty good. I included some buttons too and some clay mushrooms that I have had for a couple of years and didn't quite know what to do with them. I am sure she will have loads of fun.
This is the wonder soup I received from Tanya,
Fabulous! I love the focal bead. Reminded me of some thing underwater...
Then there were two beautiful very blingy Swarovski spacers and a really cool flower closure!
A selection of the beads are shown below...
Of course they sat on my table for a bit while I decided what to do with them. I had also been given a challenge to use ALL the beads and I am always up to a challenge!
Anyway, I have been done for weeks and have just been sitting on pins and needles to post. So with out further ado, I will show what wonderful soup I made!
BeadsByCheryl and the silver beads and flower closure Tanya sent me. I really like how the colors just seem to flow!I also made matching earrings and will soon have this up inmy Etsy shop. Couldn't post them til after the reveal.......
Next, I really wanted to try and think out of the box for something and decided to try using "other" components.
I designed and created the bobbin center piece with bobbins I had, wire and then some seed beads I had along with the perfect blue and crystal drop beads. I used black beading thread to pull every thing together. The purple piece is one I had in my stash and just seem to really want to join the party. The necklace part I used chain and the beading thread to "weave" more of the beads she sent and a few of my own. It is the first time I tried it. I think I will keep this one for my self!
Next, I wanted to change gears so I created these two necklaces with more of the beads she sent and some of mine.
For this one I used the pearls, black beads and then pearly tube beads to put together with some of mine then attached it to a chain and closure.
This one I used black floss...and made a double strand necklace with the little diamond drops and some more of my beads. ( you would think by now I would have run out.......)
Ohhh no I didn't. Wanting to something else...I made three bracelets from my soup beads and my stash.
And last but not least. I used the left over beads and created these purse fobs...The face beads are poly clay that I had for a while.
So there you have it. My Bead Soup for 2013. To see what everyone else made hop over to Second Reveal - 7th Bead soup Blog
Thanks for stopping by and make sure you hop to Tanya's site to see what goodies she came up with!