Welcome to the Ninth Bead Soup Blog Party! Lori Anderson organized it. Lori matched all of us up with partners. We sent each other beads that we had been hoarding in order to create jewelry. According to Lori “I would like to start 2017 by opening our hearts to hope and beauty and true gift-giving. I don’t want people to send just anything, but something they love and would imagine brightening the day of someone. The beads do not have to be expensive, but should be exceptional in some way”.
My partner is Terry Murphy Matuszyk. Terry sent me this gorgeous and exceptional bead soup including two raku pendants by Harry Wood along with an assortment of vintage Czech and Japanese beads. I love the colors of these beads.
I made two necklaces using each pendant as the focal.
I made a silver wirework necklace using the heart focal with the vintage Czech and Japanese beads from Terry and a few of my lampwork beads. I am happy with the necklace, but plan to apply a patina for a more rustic look.
I used the house pendant for the second necklace, which is my favorite. I strung a combination of my lampwork beads and beads from Terry, adding a copper clasp and chain.
Thank you Terry, for these wonderful beads! They truly are exceptional and I enjoyed using them very much.