Sunday, May 11, 2014

2014 Bead Soup is Done

This year my bead soup partner really stretched my creativity.  Nancy Olliver, better know as "The Mosaic Mermaid, sent me a box of beads, broken China, and two bangles.  The box was packed so nicely that it took two days before I tore into it.
Unpacking the Box

I have to say I was a little scared to get started, and after a few emails to the queen of mosaic, I jumped in.  Did I say that Nancy wrote the article "From Broken to Beautiful" in the Jewelry Affaire Magazine, Spring 2013.

What a box of Treasures!!!!!

First, I had to break the China into smaller pieces to go around the bracelet.  I have to say it was like a puzzle making the China, beads, and broken jewelry onto the bracelet.

Before Grout added

I could wear it just like this

Above are my two bracelets before I used the grout.

So I know your waiting for the big reveal, Drum Roll please................................................

Saturday, May 10, 2014

2014 Bead Soup is almost ready!!!!!

I will post my great soup project tomorrow---- Please hold on.  Thanks for all the comments on last years soup.