Monday, February 18, 2013
The Soup I sent Susan
This is the soup I sent my partner Susan of Libellula Jewelry.I was trying to listen to what Lori Anderson wrote in a couple of the emails she sent all of the Bead Soup participates and get my soup ready before I had a partner. And I did pretty much have it done. I was very happy with the color combination of the two sets of beads I had made and the lampwork focal. It was what metal I was sending with it, that had me stumped. I finally decided on the brass. I thought it looked good with the colors of the beads and kinda gave it that beachy look that I love, and I really wanted to include that little fish bead(silly, I know). But that made the clasp a bit of a problem for me. I had the triangular one in my stash, but I really wanted to make one. I had recently found the 16 gauge brass wire at my hardware store. So I made a simple clasp with a double wrap of wire. I had recently taken Kerry Bogert's on line course, where she explained how to patina brass and it worked! I also included a length of brass chain.
I also sent two enamel beads that could be used for a focal. A couple of pressed glass beads and a length of sari silk.
It was fun to put this soup together and I hope Susan enjoys working with it.