My partner in this party was Birgit Klughardt of GitesBeads from Berlin in Germany. We've had a little troubled beginning as my package with the bead soup for her got lost (and then magically appeared after a month), but we've managed to work it out well. Let me remind you what she sent to me:
As you can see - a bright and very challenging bead soup! I've made five pieces of jewellery and still have some beads left. Be prepared to see a lot of orange!!!
The first part of the soup I started to work on was the gorgeous bead-embroidered pendant. It has so many details and it's so rich by itself, so I wanted to keep the other parts quite simple. And it called beadweaving to me so loudly I couldn't go fo a different approach. I had some very hard moments with it and tried several options, but then finally decided for this (click on the pictures to enlarge):
When I've seen the lampwork flowers for the first time I knew I would use them to make earrings. So I did.
I've strung some butterfly seed beads on a memory wire, made eyepins and leaves from polymer clay and assembled all togehter. I've also put some transparent green seed beads between the leaves to make them more prominent lying apart one from another and not just fall down vertically.
I've played with the beaded beads, cellini spirals and ruffles for quite a long time changing their use for several times, but at the end they found their place in another two pairs of earrings.
and the last one
There was still the beautiful clasp waiting to be used - for a necklace or a bracelet? I've had two pieces in mind, but at the end I've made only one:
I've combined the white ribbon with light orange cotton cord, making macrame knots around it for a more bohemian style.
I've had an issue with my left eye for the last two weeks and couldn't work much, but I'm pleased with the results. Hope you leave a comment and let me know what do you think about.
To remind you what I have sent to my partner Gite:
Please go to see what she has made - by clicking here.
And then you are invited to visit the blogs of the other participants in the third reveal of this party - the complete list with the links is available here.
Be happy and enjoy hopping,