Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal, Beads and Findings from Kumi Fisher Designs with Isinglass Design

The soup Kumi sent me- Wow!
Time to show off my creation for the Bead Soup Blog Party! If you look at my blog post here you can see the wonderful beads and findings Kumi Fisher sent me all the way from sunny Hawaii- Aloha y'all!

You can see what she made with the beads I sent her here!

Here's how it worked- I sent beads to Kumi, she sent beads to me and we each tried our hardest to make something lovely using each others' stuff. Kumi sent me some really lovely enameled copper pieces to work with as well as a pretty handmade clasp and a wonderful tree focal along with loads of other goodies. We had talked a little bit about the colors we like to work with- both of us like the blue/aqua family a lot. Next we sent each other a surprise package containing fun handmade things to use.

Always easy to start with a pair of earrings...

The whole necklace
Then it was time to put on the thinking cap and get to work. I finally figured out what I wanted to do to the back of this necklace - well- yesterday! Yup, it took me a couple of months to figure that part out!I mixed a few of my own lampwork beads in and added one of my bent beads at the back to make the whole thing adjustable and add some back interest. So- here you go, hope this piece gives you some new ideas. It certainly got me thinking in some new ways, which was wonderful!

One more link to Kumi- here's her facebook page!

And here's the link to all of the participants so you can view all of the lovely pieces made by all (500+!) people.

One more shot!
Closeup of the center