Good morning everyone its my turn for the bead soup reveal, the top photo shows what Lisa, of Lucid Moon Studio, sent me.
I made two necklaces and I still have leftovers, the good kind. In the first necklace I wanted to show off the copper discs that Lisa etched, so I made some enamel discs in bright colors for contrast. I used all of Lisa's chain that she included, there is copper chain in the back and brass chain in the front, mixing these metals totally works. Lisa I think you should include some of your etched copper in your supply shop.
In the next necklace I started with the colors of the czech glass and turquoise stone that Lisa sent me. Turquoise and topaz are always a recurring themes in my lampwork glass beads, so of course I had a glass focal bead in my stash that worked perfectly. The Green Girl shibuichi toggle needed to be center stage, it is a wonderful warm color that works with copper or brass. I wire wrapped the stones and czech glass that Lisa gave me, and added some of my own copper chain.
I still have a beautiful Green Girl tube bead and tear drop turquoise stone, both of which I want to stand alone as pendants.
Thank you Lisa for giving me such great ingredients to work with, you knew my colors so well that I had all the ingredients on hand that I needed for this project. A big thank you to Lori for organizing this fun swap, I know it must have taken a lot of time. Please visit Lori's blog and visit the links to all of the other bead soup participants, if you are having a creative slump it is a great way to get inspired.
Wednesday beads will be late tonight (eastern time). It was all glass last week so it is all enamel this week, and I also have some enamel earrings for the jewelry shop.
I am going to be out of town for a long weekend, I am driving my 15 year old to Explo camp on the Yale campus, she will be there for three weeks!!! So I will not be able to get your orders in the mail until Tuesday, June 29th. I will still have internet access so if you want a custom order or have any questions contact me via etsy.
See you later.