OMG! Getting a Horn of Plenty of bead soups from my swap partner, Rita from Toltec Jewels / Jewel School Friends, I was just extatic making my pieces :-)
Yes, I got two Soups, tropical and fossil. Thanks to our hostess Lori Anderson/Pretty things for pairing us! Rita is such a wonderful, warm person!
I'm showing these necklaces first and then earrings and bracelets. I have still ideas for remaining soup, but I hope you enjoy these numerous pieces today! (You can click all the photos bigger and I'm sorry we did not have sun and bright on all of these days.)
' Tropical Garden'
Shamballah rounds with stamped sterling links on the left. I also got those lovely genuine rubies, not treated, a great plum colour in them!
I fell in love with the Iris-toggle by Jill MacKay the first moment I saw it! And because I made the necklaces without clasp, I paired this LovelyOne with a huge Lapis slab I had just waiting, add of the bold green silk - colours of Iris in this bangle don't you think? The bangle has not left my wrist since!
For the other one I had the blue coral links made with my own 12mm beads (I got small coral rounds from Rita and they will be a necklace! She did not know I fancy the blue coral, I was lucky!) I just added the most charming hill tribe flowers from Rita and the big sterling bead for a bracelet.
That was tropical, do you still have strength for Fossil? Please, do!
I got the sunstones and the most lovely 'painting with fire' - heart and the fabulous copper toggle (Lisa Liddy). Added some czech glass beads and a wooden bead from my stash.
Do you remember this fossil pendant ( Wrapped up in Magic by Audrey Allen) from the post when I first told you about my soups?! Amazing and one of a kind, rare and rough beauty!
I repeated the swirls of the copper frame with the vintaj wire swirls around the smooth sari silk and
this silk jus happened to have the embroidered paisley pattern with the same leaf motif which is highlighted in the fossil stone dating back 30 million years! This did not really need anything more but I added one sea urchin spike there.
Now, thank you for visiting, thank you if you had time for all the photos, and hop for another blog now!
Remember to visit my friend Rita to see what she made out of these, I tell you, she made wonders!