Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bead Soup Blog Party 8 Reveal

Finally, the reveal is here!
I was paired with the very talented Lesley Watt from
She is also a contributing author to my most favorite jewelry blog:
If, after mouthwatering over her gorgeous ceramic pieces and bronze components, you have the need to add some of them to your stash :-)  this way please:

Here is what she sent me:

From all these wonderful parts, I made 2 necklaces. 
The first one showcases her gorgeous ceramic heart focal. It is such a beauty that I wanted to keep the rest very simple, so that nothing distracts from the focal piece. I added the silk Lesley sent me and added a wirewrapped chain with 4mm czech faceted bead and small turquoise green coin beads.

The second necklace was made using Lesley's heart shaped clasp together with the wonderful wire componenets she sent me. I added some of her ceramic beads as accents on the chain and finished off with some of my own lampwork spacer nuggets and round beads. The focal is also one of my own lampwork beads, the colors matching the ceramic beads and the bronze.

And this is what I sent her :-)

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