Thursday, March 15, 2012

Bead Soup 2011 Reveal!

Ok just in case you have found my page and don't know what Bead Soup is..Its an exchange that is hosted by Lori Anderson of Pretty Things Blog. This year is the biggest blog hop yet. Please check out some of the amazing work of the 362 participants. For a complete list of participants and their partners please check out

Ok now for my necklace.
When I opened the box Cris sent I nearly panicked, there were so many beads and I was struggling on how to incorporate all of them. I really love the pendant and I wanted her to shine so I decided to make two projects. The first one I will show today, is a wire woven necklace. This is the first time I have designed something this large in wire and I seriously underestimated the amount of time it would take me. Because of my chronic pain and carpal tunnel I work slow, very slow. Often working on it for 10 to 20 minutes at a time. All told since I received my beads I have put in about 15 hours of wire wrapping on just the necklace. The second project will appear in the next couple of days once I redo a bit of wire wrapping on the charms that I am not happy with...

Here is My necklace I have named it "The Golden Hour" which is that special time of day when the quality of light just glows and is golden and beautiful for taking pictures.
Thank you to Cris of for sending me such an inspirational set of beads and to Lori for hosting a really fun party. This has pushed me way outside of my designing box, which was the main concept of the bead soup party.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful Necklace, I like the use of colors in the beads as well as the offset use of the focal.