Monthly Archives: April 2013

And (almost) last but not least

I had too many inspirational beads from Valerie that I couldn’t properly match with anything in my stash, so they were made into an assortment of earrings.

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Lovely labradorite.

Valerie’s little beads add a touch of movement to this necklace;being a novice to wirework it’s nowhere near as neat as I’d like it to be but my skills are improving. Labradorite is such a subtle stone that I wear … Continue reading

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Catty plaity bracelet

Catty plaity bracelet Valerie sent me this lovely cat bead as a bit of fun, not meant for the BeadSoup, but it’s such a cutie I’ve brought it in just to show everyone.

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Oh I do like to bead beside the seaside…

I do like to bead beside the seaside! Spontaneous fun for the beach – not that I’ve even seen a beach for real in many years…. The starting point for this little whimsy was the Czech faceted rondelles at the … Continue reading

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Seeds of inspiration

Simply seedies. A very simple multi-strand necklace. The only additions to the seed beads sent by Valerie are the chunky butterscotch glass cubes and a clasp. The seedies were such an unusual colour combination that I wanted them to be … Continue reading

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Close up on that focal

More of Valerie’s soup beads here – the tiny gold coloured seed beads in the leaves, and the tree agate and carnelian dangles. The chain is made from four different coloured chains, taken apart link by link to make a … Continue reading

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Guardians of the pearls

As those of you who know me are all too aware, I love doing very small detailed odds and ends;these dragons are made using size 11 Miyuki delicas. The design was drawn up for me, though I have made minor … Continue reading

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More from the copper flower necklace.

I hope these are all self-explanatory! I love the themed toggled sent by Valerie, so I deliberately offset it.

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Bead Soup Blog Necklace 1

This shot also clearly shows the little nuggets I made into wire-wrapped dangles to feature on the chain. That itself was made using single links from chains made of four different coloured metals.

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Me and that chair – reunited after too long an absence

Still here, thanks to my neurosurgical team – but most of all, to my family. I’ve managed to cook the evening meal today, albeit a “stick it all in the slow cooker and turn it on” variety.  AS Shrek puts … Continue reading

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