You MUST use the focal and clasp (but not necessarily in the same piece) and that you use all, any, or none of the coordinating beads sent to you. You can make one piece or many.
Simple and FUN!
Let me introduce you to my partner: Annita Wilson of AW Jewelry. She is a seed beader like myself and creates some pretty awesome free form beadwork. She sent me an awesome soup:
Melinda Barta's Mastering Herringbone book.
But I kept going and made several of these little flowers, that reminded me of the brass filigree focal in my soup.
Next up was the awesome pink quartz stone. This pretty stone was so pretty on it's own I didn't want to do much with it so I bezeled it with a some pale pink 15/0's and added a little fringe.
How cool is this clasp?
Put it all together and I have my Bead Soup Blog Party piece!
I have a few other pieces in the works, as my soup was very generous, but this is all I had complete for today's reveal. A special thanks to my BSBP partner Annita - I truly loved the 'ingredients' in my bead soup!! And of course a huge debt of gratitude to Lori for hosting this event, even through the challenges of her health issues. This is an event I look forward to every year, and I'm so glad I could take part again.
Now...time to go socialize with the other party-goers!!! See below for a list of participants!!