A reminder of what I was fortunate to work with from Genea (click on her name to visit her blog and see what she made with the soup I sent her!):
|Packaged so neatly!!|
No matter how I looked at it, Genea's soup screamed "BOHO"!! So I first whipped up a herringbone tube, which I threaded a piece of wire through for stability. At each end are lampwork beads from my stash (made by Patsy Leblanc of Killer Beads).
I square stitched a golden bail and hung the "sea urchin" focal from it with a swarovski crystal and some copper spacers. I then hung a MOP leaf from it.
Wooly wire is wrapped around the tube and up past the beads.
The copper chain Genea sent me is attached to the wire threaded through the tube, and then her recycled sari silk forms the ties at the end so that it can fit any size neck.
|focal by Genea|
|wooly wire wrapped around my herringbone tube|
Next, I created a bracelet using more of the antiqued copper chain. The sea urchin wing ding and silvered ivory spacers were joined by more of Patsy's lampwork, lampwork by Amber Ballard and flat discs, all from my stash. The button closure made by Genea is part of the clasp that holds it together.
|wingding by Genea|
|lampwork button closure by Genea|
Here is a link to the other participants in the blog hop (500 links is a bit long for one post!!) 8th annual Bead Soup Blog Hop