May 10, 2014

The Great Bead Soup Blog Party has arrived!!!

Hello everybody! I've made 3 pieces with the soup that Laura Guenther sent me. And then, I couldn't resit making 2 additional ones with the same style glass beads that I've sent her for this event...

"AN ANGEL ON EARTH": In this first necklace I've featured her handmade Sterling Silver Focal Wing and her handmade Silver solder Clasp. I've combined them with Sterling Silver beads that look like wings and stars, Swarovski Crystals, Japanese seed beads and my own glass handmade lampwork rock beads. The title says it all, the ethereal presence of angels among earthy rocks. An angel wing will always protect us. 

"SING AND DANCE": I've made this necklace featuring the enameled pendant I received were my partner in this party recreated a phrase about art by Twyla Sharp (dancer and choreographer). I also got two enameled round beads with the words "Sing" and "Dance". I've completed this piece with Japanese seed glass beads, Swaroski Crystals and a clasp made with a glass Czech button.

"SHINER BOCK": This third necklace shows all the colorful complementary beads that were in the soup I've received, including a rare focal bead that I've placed on one of the sides. I've added some Crystals and Japanese seed glass beads. I've made a twisted braid that hangs asymmetrically for a funky look, either to the back or the front. The clasp is an element I've found in the Scrap Books section of a craft store. 

I was so in love with the glass beads I've sent my partner for this event, that I kept melting glass and created two more necklaces with similar style beads: Ruedas (striped, with lines), Rocks and Flowers. 
I've created these two following necklaces with my own handmade glass beads:  "SUBLIME" and "OPENSTUDIO'S FLOWERS AND ROCKS". I'm so happy making glass beads! I've completed these necklaces with Swarovski Crystals, Czech glass beads and handmade bronze clasps by Cathy Dailey. 

 And these are the beads I've sent to my assigned partner, please scroll down for the link to see what she has created with them, I love making glass beads!:

         To see Laura Guenher creations for this soup go to

Please keep scrolling down the page to see the original packages that were sent, I've posted the photos in my previous update. Have fun in this Bead Soup Blog Party. 
Thank you for visiting my Blog, Laura Blanck from Openstudio/Openstudiobeads.