The final installment of Bead Soup May 2014

Well here is the last of my bead soup pieces for the reveal.  I loved the mother of pearl chips and these amazing big bold squarish links.  I wanted to do something smashing with them.  IMG_6238


See those amazing links aren’t they to die for!  And now the finished pieces.  In my stash I had these scarab inspired brass findings.  So here is it a necklace using the chips at the bottom and then to finish it off I had an antique mahjong tile and I put a scary on that.  Then I used some brass connectors and I split a brass connector and made matching earrings with a couple of chips.




Then probably my very favorite spices it the ingredients were these two tiny ceramic house beads.  And they came with a fabulous ribbon with varied blues and pinks.  I knew I wanted to use them on one piece.

Tiny houses and ribbon


So I took the ribbon and some large link silver chain I had and combined them.  I made some matching lamp work beads with some enamel on them to go with the house colors and texture.  Then I added some Chinovski beads to sparkle and then the necklace I finished off with the bigger of the two houses and finally an antique key (for the house).  I also did a matching bracelet and then earrings.  I will wear them this week to a conference in Banff – can’t wait I have just the outfit for them.

a bit closer look at the pendant The three house pieces The bracelet on meLastly I did a sweet pair of earrings with some of the brass leaves Monique sent and I combined them with some of the pearls my neighbor brought me back from south east asia.  I have worn them already and love them.

Leaf earrings with pearls


I have a few pieces left but they will have to wait.  Thanks again Monique for all the inspiring ingredients.  It was a wonderful partnership!!!


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