Saturday, 10 May 2014

BSBP Reveal

Hi everyone, sorry I'm a little late to the party ... had some technical glitches.

My partner for this years BSBP is the lovely Sarah Strover of Beaupepys who sent me a beautiful bead soup. Unfortunately in my eagerness to play with beads I forgot to take a picture of it in its entirety lol.

I have to apologize in advance for the somewhat crappy pictures - we've had a lot of rain here and my indoor lighting is terrible ... actually you can see the raindrops on the display bust in the pics lol.

I only got a chance to make the necklace out of the set that I had planned - sadly allergy season hit me hard this year and the new meds keep sending me to sleep, but hopefully when I figure out a decent routine on these things I can finish up the rest of my ideas  =)

I love the focal Sarah sent - the bead weaver in me sort of wanted to bezel it but I do that all the time and wanted to use the BSBP to try new stuff so I went with an illusion cord necklace (never done one in my life before). I only added some little O bead spacers to the lovely selection of vintage glass and gemstone beads Sarah sent.

Here you can see the gold pearl accented box clasp and the vintage glass coffee bean beads also from the soup ... and the raindrops that made photographing anything a pain lol  ;)

Sarah also sent some lovely pairs of lampwork glass beads, carved bone beads and lampworked chillies that I planned (still do) to make into earrings ... sorry I'll have to come back and add some pics of those since the rain was coming down too heavy - the poor things would have been swimming lol.

Thanks to Sarah for the great bead soup and to our fantastic hostess Lori Anderson  =)
Head over to Pretty Things for a list of all the participants and links to their bead soup reveals.