I'm so excited!
362 participants from 5 continents in 21 countries show what they have created!
If you still don't know what Bead Soup Party is, please go to Lori Anderson's Blog. Lori is the host of this event, and she does an incredibly wonderful job!
Thank you, Lori!
Now here is what my partner Jo from the UK sent me:
Please don't forget to hop over to her blog and see what she has created from the beads I sent to her!!! She is so talented!!!
When I first saw all those beautiful, shiny beads, I felt a little rebellious. Oh, I really loved them! Especially the lampwork beads are exquisite!!! And Jo made the soldered copper rings and the clasp by hand! Just beautiful!
But I thought I'd have to make something odd. And I tried. But whatever I did, Jo's handmade components and the lampwork beads were shadowed by the other components I had added. I wasn't happy with it at all!
Then I let the soup simmer again. The beads stayed in their bowl and I looked at them every day. The more I looked at them, the more I thought: "These are lovely beads! I could create something lovely with them! Why not just go for it!?"
I separated the purple beads from the white and decided to go with the purple and the copper for my bead soup party piece: a bracelet. A lovely bracelet that shall remind me on my lovely partner Jo and this wonderful event.
(There is a white necklace in the making and I have worked all night to finish it, but I didn't succeed.)
I linked the copper rings together using double head pins that I had made from some of the purple beads, some copper wire and UTEE.The lampwork beads are being accompanied by some of my etched copper bead caps (plus purple glass bead caps on one).
I know there are a lot of blogs to hop this time, but you can find some incredible artists here, so don't hesitate to visit as many of the blogs as possible!
Here's the list:
For a total of 362 people making jewelry!
The next Bead Soup Blog Party will take place around February, 2012.