To start.. My partner for this Soup was Ingrid McCue. Poor Ingrid had to send me 2 sets of beads because the first set got lost in the mail :( Judging by the set I got, I can only imagine what the first set looked like. This is what she sent:
|A gorgeous mixture of Indian Agate, Carnelian, Labradorite, and a set of mystery beads I think are Jasper|
As luck would have it, I did end up with 2 sets of beads. And by luck, I mean bad luck on Ingrid's part. An injury put her out of commission for a few days, and so Lori was kind enough to send some beads as well.
|Marsha Neal Studio [ceramic] pendant, Tierracast toggle, matte rose quartz pebbles, and Czech glass|
Out of these, here's what I created with what I received from Ingrid:
|Carnelian & Labradorite with a Leaher Wrapped Jasper Donut|
The photo doesn't do the carnelian justice. These beads are the most beautiful red-orange I have ever seen. I paired the carnelian rounds with labradorite disks, with a couple of faceted agate beads in there for good measure. The donut I wrapped with red leather cord and it hangs from a silver bail.
|Indian Agate with Fancy Jasper|
With this one, I just had to go simple and let the beads speak for themselves. Just look at the colors! To the Indian Agate Ingrid sent, I added some smaller, faceted agate beads, along with even smaller fancy jasper beads for some contrast. The bottom photo shows the Bali Silver toggle that Ingrid chose.
And from Lori:
|Marsha Neal Studio ceramic pendant, Elaine Ray ceramic beads, Czech glass, and Rose Quartz|
When I opened the package from Lori, my first thought was "Wow". Then, "How am I going to put these together??" So, beads in hand, I headed down to Ornamentea. As luck would have it, there was a string of ceramic beads by Elaine Ray that are virtually the same color as the ceramic pendant Lori sent. Yay! Add some more rose quartz and I'm in business! By the way, I am in love with those Czech glass beads! What an amazing color! Below is the Tierracast toggle that fits the necklace perfectly.
I know I was late to the party, but in case you haven't already seen the list a billion times already, click here for the list of other Bead Soup participants showing off their creation.