For the latest Bead Soup Blog Party I was partnered with fellow Australian Ren (aka Erin) Guest. Interestingly, we both like designing eclectic pieces and are big fans of ceramic bead artist Natalie Fletcher from Peruzi. So, it was hardly surprising that we sent each other some of our favourite Peruzi beads and focals. Here’s the soup I received from Ren – it’s bright, colourful and and although not my usual colours – I just love it.
My first plan for this soup was a wire-wrapped chain necklace, which was working well until I had an oopsie moment and chipped the green focal bead. A few expletives and a glass of wine later, I moved onto plan B, which involved using the toggle round as my focal bead. Here’s what I came up with:
That just left the green clay rondell beads, which I paired with some delicate brass filigree flowers to create a pair of earrings. Green is my favourite colour – so I think I’ll end up wearing these to death.
Now it’s time to check out Ren’s blog and see what she made with the soup that I sent her:
Don’t forget to visit Lori’s blog for the complete list of Bead Soup Blog Party participants. Happy Hopping!
P.S. My apologies if I don’t get to visit everyone’s blog and comment on your soups this weekend – I’m flying to the US today for 2 weeks holiday.