Saturday, October 2, 2010

Bead Soup Necklaces

I've been playing around with these fabulous bead soups that have been created by Beverly Gilbert. If you haven't seen what she can do with color, you have to stop by her website. I'm heading out to her vacation home in Whidbey Island, Washington, tomorrow to take some of her colorful bead weaving classes. I can't wait to see what I come up with. I already own a lot of her bead soup mixes, so I looked through my stash to decide which color theme I wanted to go with for my class project. I ended up calling her to see what mixes she had on hand. She said not to worry, she'd have a dozens of new color combinations to show me and I could just decide then. She said I may even change my color ideas a few times before I decide on the final project. I'll post some photos from Whidbey Island as soon as I can get my hands back on a computer. For now, I'll show you some photos of necklaces I've made with her bead soups.

Shimmery Desert Sand


Dark and Tangled Seas


Hike into the Rainforest


Crackling Ice Floe


You can soon see these for sale at my Etsy Shop.

5 comments:

milkcan said...

Beautiful necklaces! I like all the pendants too! Very cool!

rivergardenstudio said...

Your new jewelry is wonderful. I love the color combinations and your designs and titles... Have fun at your classes! roxanne

Jess said...

I love that term "bead soup" I'm in love with the square piece!! It would look so great with jeans and a white t-shirt. Thanks for sharing, can't wait to see what you come up with in your class... have fun!!

Carrie Schmitt said...

I love them all, especially the rainforest one. I'm going to check out her website right after this. I don't make jewelry but perhaps I can get some color ideas for my paintings. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your time in WA!

Gwynnie B said...

I love the Hike into the Rainforest necklace! Anything with blues and turquoise always gets my attention. And anything with beads AND soup in one sentence sounds yummy :)

And so happy to hear fear is NOT an option!! Thanks for stopping by!