My soup comes from Just Beading Around, a bead shop located in Epping, New Hampshire.
|My beautiful, delicious, soup!|
I also decided I wanted to use the soup completely, and with very few, if any, additions. The beads I were sent were so beautiful together, I feel like I was, again, very lucky! Because of the large focal, I knew I was destined to make a necklace...so without further ado, here is my Bead Soup Book Creation:
|The finished piece!|
A very simple design, but I think it is gorgeous. I feel like the beads were meant to be this way! I love the weight of the necklace and how the wire-wrapped links go along with the beautiful focal, yet allow the focal to still shine. I didn't add any beads from my own stash--this is all due to the beautiful beads sent to me by Just Beading Around.
The only bad part about the necklace, is the design did call for the pretty toggle to have to be in the back, so here is a close up of the closure:
|The lovely gold-tone clasp|
I want to thank Kalmbach Publishing for arranging this fun and generous promotion. I would also like to thank the beading fairies that helped me to get lucky enough to have my name drawn as a participant!