Let me get to it.
My partner Andrea Morici sent a fabulous mix of colors and materials with which to work.
There was so much I could do with these beads that I set to work right away!
The first decision I made was to use the clasp and focal in separate pieces as I had a hard time envisioning the copper clasp in the same piece with the Golem pendant. (Click on the pictures to make them larger)
Since I had decided to use the clasp in a piece of its own, I needed to come up with what beads would work with it.
**I'll be GIVING THIS SET AWAY to one lucky commenter. Just leave a comment on this post to be entered into the giveaway. Make sure I have some way to reach you when you win! I'll leave this giveaway open through the rest of the month.**
Coming up with a design for the fabulous Golem pendant gave me absolute FITS. The pendant itself is just amazing and I could totally see it simply hanging from a basic cord. But, the bead soup party is all about thinking out of the box. I played around with ideas for almost a week before I began to feel absolutely overwhelmed by it. So, I put the pendant aside for a few weeks while I thought on it. Finally, this is what emerged.
While I'm really liking the necklace, I almost think that the dyed metal flowers may be a bit much. It's possible that they may disappear from this design before too long. . .
Circus Steampunk Earrings
I really loved the ceramic red and yellow beads. After recognizing that I didn't want to work them into the other two designs and there were two of them, it was obvious to me that they would become earrings.
After those first three pieces were completed, I thought I was DONE with my bead soup (at least for a little while.) However, I started playing with some of my mixed media/collage materials and some chain.
So those are my contributions to the Bead Soup Blog Hop. I still have a ton of beads (and the silk ribbon) to play with later. [Andrea supplied me with beads-a-plenty!! Thank you, Andrea.] If you haven't done so yet, please visit my generous partner Andrea Morici's blog to see what beauty she created (you can even pop over to her shop) and then hop along to the rest of the Party participants.
Before you do that, a super big, huge, ginormous THANK YOU goes to the bead soup coordinator and originator Lori Anderson. I know this massive of a participant list has probably been a real pain in the. . . head. If we all close our eyes and wish real hard perhaps Lori will receive the blessing of plenty of pie for her efforts!! Seriously though, thank you Lori for everything you've done over the past month to facilitate this Blog Party. I appreciate it more than you know!
Don't forget to leave a comment to enter my giveaway!
Now, get to hopping!!
Click on each name to go to their blogs.
These are the partner pairs.
Thanks for hopping by! ;)