Pull up a seat and have a cup of soup with me. This is a wonderful bead soup hosted by Lori Anderson of Pretty Things. The main component of the soup that we were all required to use as our main ingredient is a beautiful lamp work bead created by the extremely talented Lea Avroch.
When I received my bead all sorts of different recipies started swirling around in my head. One of my ideas was to do a simple spiral rope and keep the bead as the main focus of the necklace. I went thru my stash and also went to my local bead store, YaYa beads. I found beads that really pulled out the wonderful colors in the bead and decided I would alternate the spirals in my necklace. I actually had almost 3/4 of the rope done when I decided that I really did not like it. It was just to busy. I am not opposed to designing a piece that has a lot of elements but I just felt it detracted from the bead and was not accenting the bead the way that I wanted.
|Sorry not the best pic.|
|A small pile of some of the beads when I took the rope apart.|
I stitched the toggle clasp.
Please visit the other participats to have a taste of their amazing soups!
Please also visit the amazing Lea Avoch