Friday, September 16, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal Time!

Welcome to Lisa's Clay Happenings!  It's time for the big Bead Soup Party Reveal! ~

362 lucky participants signed up for Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Blog Party to swap, design, connect, and share the results of our creative works!

Here's what I received from my bead soup partner Laurie Hanna. Laurie sent me this incredibly detailed lampwork focal she made along with a sweet little sterling horse button by Cathy Dailey, some silver components and a really gorgeous mix of blue beads. I typically work with ceramic and larger hole beads, so this soup challenged me to try some new techniques and designs.  You can find Laurie's beautiful beaded jewelry and lampwork pieces in her Etsy shop Laurie's Jewel Box. Please stop by Laurie's blog as well and see what she made with the beads I sent her!

Using the focal and the clasp we received from our swap partners was mandatory, but we could use anything from our own stash to round out the rest, and choose to use the coordinating beads or not.
Please play the video below to 
see what I made:
As you may be able to tell, I'm pretty "jazzed up" about this soup.  Once I started playing with this mix, I enjoyed every twist and turn that came about.  I'm really pleased with the final pieces and had so much fun throughout the process!  I look forward to hearing what you think.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Here's the links to all of the other participants so you can check out all of their soup creations!  Happy Blog Hopping!

The Hostess, Lori Anderson and her partner, Manuela Wutschke

19. Anna Sabina­­­­ and Erin Siegel


113. Laurel Steven and Mary McGraw
                 You Are Here ~ 114. Laurie Hanna and Lisa Boucher