This is my fourth Bead Soup Blog Party, and it’s been just as much fun as all the previous parties. This time around I was partnered with talented bead artist Liz DeLuca who sent me a gorgeous vibrant coloured soup… I love the bright colours, although using them together proved a challenge as I tend to design and wear more monochromatic colour palettes.
Eventually and after much experimentation, I decided not to over-complicate my designs, sometimes simple works best. My first piece uses the colourful focal bead, cobalt blue rounds and green lentils strung on blue leather cord and finished with a macrame slide clasp. It looks fabulous with jeans and a shirt.
My second design uses the silver toggle clasp, the turquoise rondells and the turquoise picasso firepolished beads. I’ve added some silver daisy spacers to complement the style of the clasp and have used copper cones and copper seed beads to pick up the warmth of the picasso finish. I’m a fan of silver and copper together and am pleased with how this turned out.