Saturday, 25 March 2017

Here I am finally!!!!

Welcome to the 9th Bead Soup Blog Party, Hoarders Edition hosted by the wonderful Lori Anderson, creator of the original Bead Soup Blog Party. Despite suffering through some really difficult health issues over the last couple of years she has returned better than ever with this year's event! There are approximately 150 international bead and jewelry artists participating today. The idea is to send some precious, hoarded beads to a partner chosen by Lori who sends similar treasures to you.Each person attempts to create jewelry that does justice to the beads they receive and posts pictures of it on their blog on the day of the party. It is an amazing opportunity to challenge yourself and make new friends all over the world and the day of the party gives all of us much inspiration and eye candy when we hop around to the other blogs to see everyone's reveals!
My partner is Sandra Wollberg from Germany who sent me the most beautiful handmade lamp work glass beads that she has hoarded for years. They are a wonderful soft, rich colour of spring green and stumped me for a long time. In the end I decided to keep it simple and to just highlight the beauty of the beads with a classic bracelet with copper accents. This is a lesson I've finally learned after years of jewelry design. It's sometime best to let the beads speak for themselves instead of trying to overpower them with my own message.

I think I will get a lot of wear out of this bracelet since it's just my style, simple and classic. I've realized that every piece doesn't have to be a statement piece! Now I just have to add a clasp and it's ready to go!
Unfortunately the beads that I sent to Sandra have been lost in transit and I'm just devastated that she hasn't received them. I'm hoping that she will still receive them and will have the opportunity to enjoy them. Here is the teaser photo that I took of the beads I sent.

Thank you sticking with me this far. Please hop on over to Lori's blog and see what she has created , then check out some of the other wonderful artists participating in the party!
Lori Anderson :: Hostess