I want to thank my Soup partner Kristina at peacockandlime for the awesome selection of beads and findings.
My first challenge making this sweet spring necklace was how to use the lovely little sparrow bird. After thinking for a few minutes I knew it would look great on a green glass background. I used some new glue that you just heat up with a heat gun!! Presto it is securely fastened.. want to move it.. no problem..just heat up again. attached the bail the same way. I used black linen yarn for the neck cord..Love the antique silver Bali style tubes. Bead dangles hanging from chain give the piece some length. The antique silver clasp finishes off the necklace and gives a nice cohesive look!!
Here is a closer look at the focal piece.
The next piece that I designed uses natural linen yarn..I made a clasp out of black steel wire..hammered flat, added 2 smaller antique silver tubes (from my stash) at the top to make some nice loops for the jump rings and clasp that I made.
I made a black steel wire abstract bead dangle to show off the lovely flame work flower bead, added some silver tubes, black seed beads and some rose quartz chips. I normally do not use natural stone in my designs but did enjoy the challenge of using them .
Here's a closer look at the bead dangle..
Now for some ear rings... I had so many beads left over I just had to make some sweet little ear rings.
Rose quartz, black seed beads, antique silver rose beads
Used the lovely flame work beads here!!
Still more beads to work with!!
This time I used black elastic to make a very comfortable and easy to put on bracelet.. I just love to wear bracelets and can't leave my house with out sporting one on my wrist!!
The big hole flame work beads work great with this style...Oversize jump rings secure the wire wrap rose quartz chips and black seed bead dangles!!
WOW... I think I have finished... Thanks a bunch Kristina for the great Soup mix that you sent me!!!
Here's the list of all the participants of bead soup Please visit them and share your comments..........................
Here's the soup I started out with!!