It’s the 8th Bead Soup Blog Party 2014 Reveal Day!!!

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Bead Soup Party
Welcome to the 2014 Bead Soup Blog Party hosted by Ms. Lori Anderson of Pretty Things Blog.
This is my 4th party and this year, I was paired with Peggy of Charm Barn.  I love the assortment of bright and interesting beads and findings.  She gave so much beads that I was able to make 3 pieces and have leftover beads for another project.
One of the focal bead that she sent is a “nest.”  I’ve always wanted to have one and finally, I got it! This necklace is called “Nestled” and is a combination of the red creek jasper, pink stones and beads and wire.  The wire nest houses a stone and since it’s Mother’s Day, let me share my story.  My 2 siblings and I live in different countries and my parents are on their own.  The stone inside the nest signifies that no matter where we are, the 3 of us are safe and secure in our mom’s heart.

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One of the clasps she sent had crystals on it.  Very nice!  I like the combination of the pink beads against the stone.

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Take a look at these cute silver spacer beads.  Is it a bird, a whale or a fish?  LOL.  I wanted to do something fun and colorful with it and since I had light blue and purple hemp cord available, I made a macrame bracelet with a sliding knot closure.  The ends were finished with a silver bead.  Fun!  Fun!  Fun!

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And finally, I made this statement bracelet.  It started out with making a wire base using a thick gauge wire and then adding the rest of the beads.  I formed the base flower using Vintaj copper wire and filled it up with crystals and pearls.  Then the finished flower is placed and wired on top of the frame.  It sits on the wrist nicely and the pop of color shouts “Spring!”

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Thank you for stopping by my blog.  Please head over to my partner, Peggy of Bead Charm to see what she’s made.  Click on this LINK to see the rest of the participants.
I would like to thank Ms. Lori for all her hard work in making this party possible.
Have fun!
♥ michelle
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