Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal!

Welcome to the Bead Soup Blog Party (BSBP) Reveal! Lori Anderson of Pretty Things is again hosting this wonderful event! In a nut shell, the BSBP is a blog event where jewelry makers gather, are paired off, exchange beads, and make wonderful things with the beads they receive.  For this party, I was paired off with the very kind and thoughtful Tracey Weiser of Summer Smack. Tracey sent me a most wonderful bead soup! For the moment, I was not able to find the photo of the beads she sent me, so I will just point them out as I go along.  Tracey’s beads were a collection of earthy polished stones, wood, brass bird charm, and handmade copper clasp.  I was able to use them all , and here are the things I made:

First off, I made this wire wrapped bracelet. I used the main focal Tracey sent me along with the small round stone beads.  I added Czech polished beads, copper chain, and clasp:

For this necklace, I used the delicate off white stone (bone?) beads, brass bird charm, and handmade brass clasp from Tracey.  I complemented them with cut glass beads, and Czech polished glass beads to achieve a more vintage feel.  I really like the bird charm on the back of the necklace:

I used what remained of the white stone beads, combined them with Vintaj brass components, and finished them with copper lever back ear wires to make these earrings:

I glued on Vintaj components to the wood beads from Tracey with the polished stones and hung them on copper lever back earwires to make these earrings:

And for the last earrings, I dangled the tiny stone beads from some components I had:

And finally, I made a necklace for my Blythe Doll, Pinkie with what was left of the tiny stone beads:

That’s it. I just want to thank Lori Anderson for organizing this fun party, and to Tracey for being such a nice partner! Now for the list of participants and their blogs go to the Official Bead Soup Blog Party List !  Thank you for stopping by!