Yes~! This month jewelry designer Lori Anderson from Pretty Things is creating pieces from a variety of pendants and beads I sent her for her July Cup of Bead Soup! One of the pendants I sent Lori is this dancing starfish pendant made from tan speckled stoneware clay. The pendant was kiln fired to cone six, then glazed with my favorite shades of Coyote glazes - Turquoise Matt, Pansy Purple and Almost Teal, which really go well with this type of clay. I lightly glazed the starfish and raised portions of the waves in Shino, which really allows the details of the speckled clay and the natural design of the starfish to show through.
The soup batch also included some of my matching stoneware beads in different sizes. I was really looking forward to what Lori would come up with for a design.......
As it turns out, and not at all surprisingly, Lori designed this Amazing necklace with these beachy stoneware pieces... I am so excited to see this finished piece Lori created. ~
It's so cool to have an another artist's eye on my work, and to see a totally different approach than I would have ever thought of, and to behold the finished results. I just think the combination of Lori's wire work, the Vintaj pieces, floral bone beads, and antiqued brass chain links are a perfect combination with the stoneware beads. A personal favorite highlight is how Lori used the smaller beads in the middle of the links combined with those sweet little wooden beads. To finish the piece, Lori used some purple faux suede and gorgeous Vintaj clasp - which is genius and really also brings out the purple in the pendant! For more details about this and Lori's Cup of Bead Soup process, please stop by Lori's blog ~
Coming later, Lori's creations from the Third batch of beads I sent her for the July Cup of Bead Soup.
Don't miss fun! Coming soon - the next Bead Soup Blog Party ~ Sign ups are August 1-3 ~