Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Soup That Stayed Home

In putting together bead soup mixes this year, I came up with five possibilities.  Yes, five. I was having a grand time, sitting in my bead room, cackling like a bit of a mad beady scientist.

I eventually settled on the one (okay, ones) to send to my partner Rita. But the third runner up, or the Miss Congeniality of the bunch, kept calling to me.

So I made something with it myself.

Ceramic, agate, jade, freshwater pearls, Czech glass, ZNet Shows
 crystals, copper, hand fabricated clasp

The pendant is two ceramic beads, an agate donut, and some
copper discs, all on waxed cotton


I wore this soup out to lunch yesterday, which in a strange way seemed an appropriate place for it to make its debut. The soft greens felt especially spring-like to me, which was a welcome reminder that the weather will, eventually, warm up.

6 comments:

Mags said...

That's a great soup, too :-D

Alice said...

A beautiful piece! It's not often one gets to wear soup.:)
But really I like your idea of making my own bead soup. Maybe it will inspire me, something that has been lacking for a while now.

Kepi said...

Oh so pretty, glad you created such a beauty for yourself!

BackstoryBeads said...

Yes, this necklace is exactly what's needed to usher in Spring - love those citrusy, optimistic colors! And the waxed cotton in your focal is design-perfect!

anafiassa said...

How lovely! This necklace is simply wonderful! ...I, too, had leftover soups this year (I also made five), and have been playing around with the ones that I didn't send. What fun!

AntiquityTravelers said...

loving this soup mix ... the black actually makes everything else pop- great effect! so happy to see spring finally arrive ... break out the greens, and yellows and oh, maybe some orange!