|Close Up of Focal|
The Party is on - Bead Soup Party that is. This is our first time participating in the party, and we are so excited! Our partner for this Bead Soup Party was Christine of A Hot Piece of Glass. She sent us a wonderful assortment of her beads that reminded mom and me of summer, so the name of this piece is Summer Lovin'. Christine also sent us a handmade clasp, accent beads and colored Viking Knit chain. We made large jump rings with 18 guauge blue and red craft wire to connect Christines's lampworked beads. We used 20 gauge red craft wire to make the connecting loops for each bead. We created a focal using three of Christine's beads and a wire spiral she created. We cut the Viking Knit in half and then created double strands of accent beads to drape around the VK. Sterling Silver beads we used to border Christine's smallest bead to finish off the necklace and feed into her clasp.
In conjunction with The Bead Soup Party, mom and I decided to have a giveaway. If you would like to participate please go to the Giveaway Post and leave a comment.
I hope you enjoy the piece because we had a blast creating it.
|Full View of Summer Lovin'|
|Mom wearing Summer Lovin'|
|Handmade clasp by Christine|