Mar 30, 2013

Soups On!

Welcome to the first reveal for the Lori Anderson 7th Bead Soup Exchange.  I have participated in 6 of the 7 exchanges, and have enjoyed seeing the beautiful work that all these Artists create.  I know you will too.

This year I was lucky enough to be matched with my partner, Dyanne Cantrell, who lives in Arkansas.  Check out her blog at  Here is what she sent me.

The clasp is handmade polymer clay by Tori Sophia.  The focal and green, red and white beads are lampwork made by Dyanne.  Aren't they beautiful?  The soup mix includes little green beads by Ion Beads and some clear spacers and gold spacers.  And this is what I created.

The bracelet is a "Ladder Wrap Bracelet" that wraps twice around the wrist,  and is made using Greek leather.  I stitched the green beads from Ion Beads on the leather and then added the beautiful polymer clay clasp from Tori Sophia's collection.  I get many compliments on this piece.

In this creation I used the lampwork beads created by Dyanne, which includes the green focal and the red,green and white beads.  I added some 14K gold curved tube beads, and some faux ivory beads to complete.  It is approximately 18" and I show it with a longer 14K gold chain that compliments the necklace.

I hope you enjoyed your soup, and you can continue your "culinary" tour by clicking this link to see all the other soup.  Thanks for stopping by.