My bead swap results continues! Today's package of goodies contained the following beads, generously given to me by Tania of Moobie Grace Designs (click on the pictures to get a better view):
I ended up making three pairs of earrings from these gorgeous lampwork beads.
Turns out that the colors in the disc beads were a perfect complement to the round beads! So, I wire wrapped with silver wire the discs and rounds to make these fun earrings. I added sterling spacer beads and hand forged ear wires.
These colors and textures formed in these beautiful grey lentil beads remind me of the mountains with a stream running below. I formed a flower with some enameled bead caps and ear wires, from Sue Kennedy, and some brass bead caps I had on hand.
I wanted to keep these earrings simple - loving the teal and red together - so I just added small oval silver beads.
The next bead pouch contained a stunning toggle and 2 charms, all made by Tania:
The fuchsia charms are so vibrant and have pops of blue and orange added - look at the details! Anyway, they stumped me for a while, as this is not a color palette that I have used before! However, I have been
hoarding buying quite a few Tangerine Tango beads lately, so I found two in my stash - these are from GlassBeadArt - and made some fun and funky earrings.
My last piece is a bracelet made with the beautiful taupe toggle. I combined some gorgeous raku beads from Duane Collins of Elements Pottery. I also wired-up another flower charm, with enameled componets made by Sue Kennedy.
I am almost done with my soup ingredients! Thank you again Tania, and Lori Anderson for organizing this amazing, impromptu swap!
Thank you for stopping by today!