My partner this year was the hostess herself, Lori Anderson. Let's look at what she sent to me (you can see more details about hte bead soups we've sent to each other here and here):
A beautiful, but very challenging bead soup for me - I've never worked with most of the beads I've received. I'm coming from the polymer clay world, so ...
I have changed my design many times and when started to work on one piece finished it in a totally different way as I thought first. It doesn't happen often to me, but it was happening all the time with this soup. Funny!!!
My first piece is a bracelet.
I've wirewrapped the gold-tone pewter beads, put some rings between them and the coordinated pewter toggle clasp - all from the bead soup Lori sent to me. Then I've added some color - some "Renaissance" glass beads in three colors and two sizes.
And also my second piece is a bracelet!
This is how it looks on my wrist:
Today when I was taking the pictures another idea came to my mind - I was wondering how it would look as a necklace:
I would say even better!!! Maybe I'll remake it as a necklace ...
That's it for me today. I was working on more pieces, but are still not finished or I'm not satisfied with. It's not a bad thing - that means I'll enjoy the bead soup Lori sent to me for some more time ...Thank you, Lori, for being my partner in this party!
And now - let's go to see what my partner Lori created with the bead soup I've sent to her,
and HERE is the list of all the other participants.