Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party Beads

This is the lovely handmade pendant I recieved from my BSBP partner, Shannon over at For My Sweet Daughter. She sent some absolutely gorgeous pieces.

She handmade this beautiful Rabbit in a technique she called 'etching.' I find the results fascinating! The detail is quite amazing to me `;~) I also love the handmade birdsnest which I think I will be combining with the flower and leaves for a beautiful gift for a friend.

The Zebra Jasper is beautiful and I love how they are threaded on the diagonal, but not through the middle of the bead either. The larger pendant size jasper are lovely too.

The Vintage Emerald Swarovski crystals are such lovely drops! I'm not sure wwhat do with the pearls as they don't have any holes in them and I'm afraid wrapping would break them. I'm going to try something tonight and see how it works.



  1. I love it -- I SO have to learn how to do that!

  2. Hope you take pics of all the pieces you make!

  3. I know! I can't believe how gorgeous that is!!!

  4. I will do my best to remember Penny!!!

  5. I wish I had seen this sooner because the pearls DO have tiny holes in them. I hope you can use them in a future project because they are super expensive and really pretty. The hole in in the middle if you hold them horizontal not vertical.

  6. Shannon, so glad to have figured this out! I really wanted to use them for the bead soup, so I'm going to make some earrings with them!

    Thank you!