I was partnered with Kathleen Lang Klik of The Modern Nature Studio. http://modernnaturestudio.blogspot.com
Here are a couple of photos of what Kathleen sent to me.
First of all she sent a wonderful selection of fibers including silks.
She also sent a fantastic selection of beads, metal componants, spacers, and glass, shell and wood beads.
|Photo by Kathleen Lang Klik|
The first pieces made were a necklace and bracelet pair that I call, "Colors of the Sea".
In this piece I used the Marsha Neal Ceramic focal, the wonderful square glass beads, the green ceramic Firefly Design Studio bead, and the turquoise silk which I braided with the tiny silver chain that Kathleen sent. I also used both to make a tassel for the bracelet.
I added an assortment of glass beads, seed beads and silver spacers.
The next piece is called "Spring Time Fun". This bracelet was made using the wonderful Greek ceramic spacers, the clasp, the turquoise silk and the colorful glass furnace beads that Kathleen sent.
I combined it with aqua Greek leather and silver beads and spacers.
My next creation was "Fiber and Pearls". I used the sage green fiber that Kathleen sent and combined it with brass wire, a pearl chain, a gold chain and silver rings that I painted gold.
I named the next piece, "Stormy Night" and made it using the dramatic Dalmatian Jasper stones that Kathleen sent. I added black glass spacers, black faceted beads with gold spacers and a gold chain.
In the next piece, "Can't See the Forest", I used the delightful pewter Green Girl Studio tree focal, more of the square glass beads, the gunmetal plated brass disks and some of the hemitite spacers from Kathleen and added some of my Green Girl Studio tree and leaf metal beads, some green and blue beads and a unique found chain.
The last piece that I finished was made using the soochow jade bead from Kathleen as a focal, hanging from a center piece that I made using small gauge wire. It is done using the viking knit method. Then I added gold beads, the smaller jade beads from Kathleen and a chain. I didn't name this piece. Anyone have any ideas?
I have two other pieces almost completed but they won't be part of this reveal. I will, however, post them later.
I must say, this challenge was lots of fun and it gave me incentive to get in my studio and create.
Have a great weekend!
Thank you so much for coming to the party, and below is a list of those participating in the second reveal. A permanent list with direct links will be kept at www.BeadSoupBlogParty.com.
Anitra Gordy Boyers
Billi RS Rothove
Evie and Beth McCord
Ine Vande Cappelle
Jelveh Jaferian Johnson
Johanna Rhodes Nash
Kathleen Lange Klik
Mary Ellen Parker
Susan of Libellula Jewelry