September 16, 2011

My First Bead Soup Blog Party!!

Well the big reveal is finally here!  I've had some anxious moments making this piece.  I've had a very hectic couple of weeks at work and 14 charms to make for ArtBliss (I'm still not done :( and I'm struggling, since the order I placed to finish making my charms still hasn't arrived)  But enough about me....

First a couple more before pictures of the Focal and Clasp.

And my finished piece with the focal and clasp I received from Erin of Erin's Jewelry Creations.

I soldered the pendant and added a little bee.

 To help balance out the pendant from the weight of the bee, I added a jump ring and some dangles on the other side of the pendant.
I wish my pictures were better.  I ended up having to work until 8pm tonight, so I missed daylight when photographing this piece.

I really wanted more of an asymmetrical look.  I also wanted to put a darker patina on the piece, but I have just had so much going on and I was running out of time.  So I am not completely happy with it.  I may try to add a patina later.  I also WISH that I had soldered rhinestones onto the bee BEFORE I attached it to the pendant.  My original plan was to solder rhinestone chain onto the wings (Riki's tutorial here is AWESOME!

I can't WAIT to see what everyone else has done with their "soup"!!
 We'd love for you to Crash our party and join our Bead Soup Blog Hop and see all the other Bead soup creations.  Clicking on the link below will take you to our Host Lori Andersons list of participants
And click the link below to go see the gorgeous piece Lori created with the beads from her partner,  Manuela Wutschke

I can't wait to see what Erin created with my bead soup!
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