I am participating in the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party hosted on by Lori Anderson. What is a Bead Soup Party Blog? Each participant is paired up with another person, beads are sent to each other and we make some jewelry. The only rules are you have to use the focal and the clasp. This time there are 500 participants and 3 weekend reveal dates. My date to post my piece is April 13.
My partner is Kari Asbury. Kari has always been a creative person, but about 13 years ago, she discovered her love of beads. She started making beaded wire for decorating wine and champagne glasses but soon moved to earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. She is self-taught and is able to use many jewelry-making techniques. Kari is a published jewelry designer. She has contributed several designs to Bead Trends Magazine. Kari also makes pendants out of wood, which she calls ephemera. According to the dictionary ephemera is a class of collectable items not originally intended to last for more than a short time, such as tickets, posters, postcards, or labels. Kari appliques pictures onto wood to make lovely pendants. Included in my bead soup are two of these pendants.
Kari has an Etsy Shop with many beautiful pieces of jewelry and ephemera pendants. She is even selling some of her pieces that were published. Kari sent me some pretty hand dyed sari ribbon. I have never used this and will be looking at her designs for ideas.wo
Here is the wonderful bead soup Kari sent me:
Included are lampwork beads by Pink Beach, ceramic beads by Nan Emmett, and ceramic beads by Gaea. What an awesome soup!
Please check out Kari’s blog to see the bead soup I sent her.