Saturday, April 27, 2013

Bead Soup For Real!

I'm a little late posting this morning, so I apologize.  In my earlier post, I introduced you to my lovely Bead Soup partner, Keren Panthaki of VasDea.  She sent me some of the most gorgeous pieces of lampwork.  AND, they were some of my favorite colors to boot.  How does a gal get that lucky?!  
I created this bracelet first, wanting to use this amazing clasp as a focal, I designed around it...

I mean, look at that copper!  At first I thought the glass ring may be too delicate to really be functional, but Keren knows what she's doing...the thing is STRONG!  And look at those yummy colors....sigh...

 All the lampwork is from Keren; perfect complimentary pieces for this labor of love.
Bracelets, necklaces, they're harder for me to create for some reason so I moved on to what I love the most, earrings...

Fun and funky earthy yellow just needed some of my copper for a nice blend.  I wanted to bring out the small specks of blue so I patinaed the chain for a little pop.  They hang so beautifully.

I call them can call them what you like but I love the little things...had NO idea what I was going to do with them until the green czech beads came in the mail as a freebie...fate, I tell ya! 

Last, but not least, my absolute favorites.  Who doesn't love blue with copper....
I hammered out some copper for fun little dangle thingys and threw in some silver heishi spacers cuz I love to combine different metals. 

And there you have it!  Actually, I still have some more pieces in the works because Keren is such a generous supplier.  Thank you Keren for your wonderful gifts of love and for being my partner this time around.  And a BIG thank you to the wonderful Lori Anderson for, once again, enduring this HUGE undertaking.  I'm sure I speak for all of us when I wish you the very best in your path to recovery and pain management.  You are in my thoughts Miss Lori!

Oh, I forgot.  Here's what I sent Keren.... to see what she created :)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bead Soup #7

Yes, I'm a tad late posting on this fun party which I adore so much, but man, life has been crazy hectic around here!  I know, blah, blah, blah....we all have busy lives Alison....get on with it!!
So without further adue, let me introduce you to my partner,
Keren Panthaki of VasDea!
She is a lampwork artist from the UK and wow, her work is yummy!  How incredibly lucky I was to receive such a talented artist as my partner.  Her usage of colors makes my heart sing.  And as much as I would love to show you what goodies I received, well, you'll just have to wait ;)

Until then, here's what I sent her way...

hehe, I've always enjoyed a good tease.