I apologize my reveal was delayed due to health.
I finally was able to finish up the projects I started
All made from the beautiful Bead soup send to me by Linda.
Here is my Soup I received.
I had a cool set of black and teal lamp work beads that I had been saving for myself and when I received her soup I was so excited that they matched so It was finally time to create for me and make me sets that I can enjoy.
I of course wanted to incorporate polymer so I added Premo Black Polymer Clay to the focal bead she sent me. Made a base and with the lamp work glass bead put the impressions of the leaves in the clay. Added a clay bail and edging. I decided to sculpt the same design that I found in my teal and black leaf beads to the whole front of the glass. It looks so beautiful in person. It just shimmers and I left the clay matte which I rarely do so this is a new and fun experiment for me. I love the pendant and knew I would wear it often so I didn't want to do much more to it.
To keep it simple.
I strung it on mesh string and added glass beads in the mesh to
finish off the necklace. I added a black premo polymer toggle clasp.
I wanted to stick with this color combo.
I love all the beads they were a Blue Zircon shade.
In this second necklace I used up almost every bead she sent me.
Silver ball beads, The Awesome silver clasp that is magnetic.
I love the clasp. Works great on this necklace and holds well.
I strung up the necklace with all of the glass teal beads she sent they are gorgeous shades of teal with white swirled in them.
I used all the pretty black and light turquoise Swarovski rondelle crystals she sent.
Made some polymer Diamond shaped sculpted beads for the earring bases which are studs and also one for the dangle on the middle pendant dangle.
I wanted to use dangles with the beautiful oblong seed beads she made me. I love seed bead beads, hers were so beautiful and delicate I wanted to and did use them all up in this pendant. It fits me perfectly too and will match many articles of clothing I own.
I used up some of the pretty pearl shell beads that were all fun shapes in this piece also in between the crystals. There were so many abstract and fun beads in her soup.
I wanted two necklaces because of a recent clothing purchase I made I wanted to be able to change out this set. So I sculpted a polymer base out of Premo black clay. Used a Premo texture sheet with leaf accents in it which matched the lamp work glass beads I had. I sculpted every other impression in the leaf patter a leaf and left the others empty. It gave it a unique look. Then I dusted the base with Pearl Ex teal and black mica powders. Which made it shimmer.
Last Piece was just for fun while waiting for the pendants to bake I sculpted cut out a Premo clay black base to make a square bangle to match the pendant she sent me. I embedded several of the glass and shell beads into each side of the bracelet and in the polymer put the imprint of the beads from my glass ones and made the impressions of the leafs in the clay for accents. Then sculpted the details of my glass beads onto the bracelet. It turned out really cute. Very flexible too.
I only have a few beads left I think ten of the shell and a few silver beads. I will add those to the rest of the black and teal lamp work glass beads I have and make a cha cha bracelet when I feel better.
I hope you enjoyed my creations. I will post more as I finish the bracelet.
Thank you Linda for the wonderful soup.
I really enjoyed creating with Linda's beautiful beads and she inspired me to create a little out of the box as I normally work with pastels. I really love the way everything turned out and I bought two shirts that will match wonderful just so I can wear all the pieces. :).
My wonderful partner is, I'm so excited to see her reveal.
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