I used the hematite beads and a left over Verdi bead.
Added a few antique brass beads
to help tie it in....
with this necklace and matching earrings.
I was able to use the painted metal dough nut,
gold tone rose beads,and Verdi ceramic beads
(which was a spot on match to the ones I had in my stash).
Added African brass beads, filigree medallion
and antique gold tone chain.
I'll call this next one, Serendipity.
I had just taken advantage of a sale
and purchased these the minty lampwork
beads and leaves.
A challenging color for me but the price was right.
Then to my surprise in my bead soup mix...a stretch bracelet
....minty pearl chips.
A perfect match!
Could I have taken apart the stretch
bracelet and gotten more creative?
But it works for me the way it is with
the small addition of the set of leaves.
and a pair of earring to match.
Here are a few last minute items I put together.
So what's left from my soup....not much.
I gobbled it right up!
A few more of these Bi-cone beads
and the Jade flower beads are all that is left.
I'm so glad I started on my soup straight away.
Or it may have been that I had nothing to show you.
Much like others I have visited, the unexpected happens.
For me it was the death of my beloved Iko kitty,
and then a week later the sudden death of my older brother.
My creativity was zapped. Didn't want to do anything.
But my inner voice said, "Let your Yes mean Yes."
Thankfully, I am not without hope.
Though my heart is aching....
I'm moving forward.
I dedicate these creations to them.
(Being in the last reveal was a help too.)
A Special Thanks to Lori Anderson. Our lovely hostess.
Another great blog hop.
She is amazing and soldiers on despite her illness.
Why not check out what the other participants did.
Just hop on over toLori's blogfor a complete
list of each of the reveals.
#1, #2, & #3
Due to completely unforeseen circumstances (well, maybe not unforeseen, but I am not able to conquer this latest bout of illness very well) I would like to please (OH pretty please) postpone the 2nd and 3rd reveal by a week. That means if you are set to post this weekend, you post on the 13th and if you are in the 3rd reveal, you post on the 20th.
Update from Lori 4/17/2013
Once again -- I'm very sorry. This blog party is the one thing I think I bring to the beading world, so to postpone it not once, but twice -- well. I wouldn't unless I had to, and I am so very sorry I have to.
Let's hope Lori feels better real soon!
So it looks like my reveal date will now be on the 20th, 27th