Excuuuuse me...that is some tasty soup. Welcome all to the 2nd reveal of the 6th BEAD SOUP BLOG PARTY.
Our wonderful hostess, Lori Anderson, paired us up and sent us on an incredible journey that challenged us all. Thank you, Lori, for being the hostess with the mostess! You can find all of the participants here. Scroll down to the second reveal date, grab a comfy chair and something to snack on, you're going to be here a while.
Without further ado....here is a reminder of what my marvy partner, Rochelle, sent to me.
And this is what I did with some, most especially the focal beads and the clasp, that she sent. Please excuse the picture quality, poor woman + phone camera = not so great pictures.
This necklace I am calling Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil. It is immediately what I thought of when I opened the package from Rochelle. I love the pendant and the little midnight blue seed beads. The clasp was just what I wanted, as I like to work in copper. I offset the clasp so that it is on the side like a flower in a garden, then added one of the copper flowers on the other side for a little bit of balance. I used scarlet and jet rondells for the Evil element. I then paired them with the midnight blue of the seed beads, a blue rondelle and white opals to give me the Good of a midnight sky with moonlight shining down. I LOVE this necklace!
This necklace I'm calling Under the Sea. I used the second focal that Rochelle sent and added a couple of Puffer fish that I had in my stash from Green Girl Studios. I also raided my stash for the water like seed beads and the green glass rings that matched perfectly with the focal. The necklace is totally adjustable as the glass rings slide on the cord.
I need to send out a big THANK YOU, to Monique. She knows who she is and what she did, which was save my bacon. Thanks, girl, I owe ya.
Happy Blog Party, all. Hugs and Kisses to Lori, and remember to hydrate and rest those fingers every once in a while.