The day has finally come to reveal my design for the Bead Soup Blog Party!! I’m very excited to show off my piece. Please keep in mind I’m a beginner in the world of jewelry making.
As you may recall, I received this wonderful assortment of goodies from my BSBP Partner Sarah. Please check out her reveal here. She used the Bead Soup I sent her in a very unusal way. Here’s my original post showing all the components close up, many of which I used to create my design. I used only items from the bead soup she sent. There were 2 components that particularly intrigued me: The silver tube beads and the silver twisted fan circles with the center holes. I also used the black crystal pearls and the oblong black crystals for the main part of the necklace.
|Finished Design for the Bead Soup Blog Hop Contest.|
|Large black crystal focal bead.|
|S Hook back closure.|
There were many things I learned from this experience. I’m used to working with and most comfortable with fabrics, and I’m very experienced in manipulating fibers into doing what I want. When working with jewelry components, it’s important to keep in mind what the pieces WILL and WON’T do!! Once I figured this out and let the piece do what it wanted instead of me trying to force it into submission, I got it!! I was impressed that the weaving of the tube beads into the main beaded part of the necklace just fell into place.
This was a great experience. Special Thanks to my BSBP Partner Sarah for sending such an inspiring group of components. It really pushed me into doing something I’d never done before and I think it was successful.
Also, Special Thanks to Lori Anderson of Pretty Things for organizing the BSBP and bringing so many wonderful designers together to create unique designs!!