Friday, August 24, 2012

Grab a spoon, "Chick's Beach" is completed!

My entry for the most recent Bead Soup is completed at last, and I am very pleased with the results.  It took a few days to come up with the inspiration for the set.  As you well know by now,  I am a "beach girl" through and through.  I named this set for Chick's Beach in Virginia Beach, the home of Duck Inn for many years.  I do so miss their She-Crab Soup.

Details of the three pieces: Bracelet, necklace, and earrings.

A big "Thank You" goes to Sandi Volpe who sent me some wonderful beads, hand-made clasps, and the wire that I used to construct it.  She was very generous and sent along a set in silver as well as the gold that I used here.  I'll be making something soon and posting the results!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

My Bead Soup Ingredients!

I am so ecstatic to once again be a part of the Bead Soup Blog Party! Our hostess with the mostest, Lori Anderson, has flawlessly outdone herself again coordinating the BSBP with the most participants to date, including international artists! Isn't wonderful how she has brought all of us together from all over the world? This is the 6th one, and this time there are 3 reveals! The first reveal was July 28, 2012, second reveal is August 11, 2012, and the third, which my amazingly talented partner, Sandi Volpe  and I are a part of, is August 25, 2012! Let me just say that I was very excited and delighted when I received the beautiful assortment of beads and findings Sandi sent me. Take a look at these treasures!

The background is the gorgeous card she included with a very kind note.  I have all kinds of crazy ideas going through my head, there are beads all over the place, (ok, more than usual), and I hope I can do these glorious beads justice.

   Here is a look at the soup I sent to Sandi :

I must give a shout out to my girl, Jill Symons, as she is the very talented lamp work artist that created the stunning focal.

I am looking forward to seeing what beautiful jewelry Sandi creates!
See you on August 25th!
Peace, Love, and Sunshine! Kel