sábado, 10 de mayo de 2014

Bead Soup Blog Party 2014

I know I have been out of the web for a while, but things have been quite busy in the last year or so.
For instance, I just had another baby. Yes, that makes three girls all together, being the oldest just six years old. And I am still trying to figure things out. And the little free time that I get I just go to sleep. Oh sleep. How I have missed you.

But even though everything is a bit chaotic right now I didn't want to miss this wonderful event that Lori from Pretty Things hosts every year.

On this occasion I have been paired with Ana Krepel from Slovenia. Go over her blog to check what I sent her and what she has done with it.

This is what she sent me. A lovely rainbow of colours.

And this is what I made with it. 

On the first piece I have use the lovely ceramic focal bead, the chain and the clasp that I got from Ana plus some pink mother of pearl beads that I had in my stash, pink wire and pink cord. 
I am loving how this piece has turned out. 
I love the colour and the textures, although I might have to re do it as I am not happy with the wirework quality and finish. 
It is the first time I have used this wire ant it is so soft that I have left marks on almost every single loop, but overall I believe that this is a nice piece to wear now that Summer is coming. 
Just imagine wearing skinny jeans, a plain white t-shirt, pinkish flip flops and this necklace. Lovely!

This second piece is by far my favourite.
It´s got a romantic fleur that I love. 
The enamel beads Ana sent me are so airy and delicate, and as soon as I saw them I knew what I wanted to do.
At first I wanted to use copper as the colour really suited the beads and the Moonstone Apricote, but as I have never set anything in copper before I decided to go with what I knew, sterling silver. 
I know that silver makes this piece more expensive, but I just went with it. 
For the chain I got the idea from a Spanish artist called Jana Stribel. You could find her in Facebook as I believe she doesn´t have a blog. She is really good working with wire. 

Please let me know what you think as it is always helpful to know what other people think. Thanks for visiting!! And see you soon!! 

By the way, if you want to look at a the work of all the participants follow this link to get the list of blogs.
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