Monday, February 18, 2013
Bead soup - let the simmering begin!
Both Stacy, my partner, and I have received our soups. Kindred souls - we picked a similar palette: mine to her was turquoise and silver, Stacy's to me: teal and brass.
Her soup is adorable:
A gorgeous focal as a nest, birds and connectors in brass, a bird clasp, along the teal ceramic and glass beads. If you know me, you know I already hoarded that ceramic beads in all sorts of shapes and sizes. And the birds and nest?! She somehow read my mind: I was just thinking a couple of weeks I want to get some birds: now I have them! spring arrived earlier for sure.
The challenge for me? Using brass - I admit brass and I aren't friends. Not at all. But, as usual, I will approach this challenge as a friendly push forward, and I will overcome my 'fear' of brass. Who knows? Come March I will figure out I love brass (it had happened many, many, maaany times before). The important thing is: I will try my best and I will not be prejudiced against brass :)
Step 2: designing with this fabulous ingredients!
For the soup I sent to Stacy I decided to make the focal: wire wrapping is something I simply adore lately, and wire weaving is a technique I just started on (this is my second attempt, after the heart in January):
A teardrop stabilized turquoise wire wrapped in wire weaves - in silver plated wire. I hope Stacy likes it as much as I do (of course I am biased).
To complete the soup I added a handmade clasp (coiled wire), 2 large turquoise, and a pack of turquoise chips.
I am looking forward to seeing what Stacy will make - we'll have to reconvene here at the end of March, on the 30th (we are on the 1st reveal) along the other ~150 participants.
Wishing all the participants a good encounter with their muse and inspiration :)