Saturday, March 25, 2017


  First let me say THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART TO LORI MCDANIEL ANDERSON!!! This is her baby.  I am so excited to be doing one this year!!!  SO HATS OFF TO LORI!!!
 The Beads to the left are the wonderful beads that Sandi James sent me!!!  I still have lots of beads left to play with but I concentrated on the Hoarded bead first!  That bead is the Peacock bead!!!
The Peacock bead screams Art Deco and Quality and timeless Elegance.  That is the design elements I wanted to bring to the Peacock Bead. Sandi and I have similar taste in beads and she sent the perfect foil for the Peacock bead.
I wanted to keep the necklace simple but elegant andI wanted to show off it's Elegance.  I used the bead as the focal of  a drop/tassel like design.  The Necklace itself is made with the catticorner drilled red adventurine [ that picks up feathers in the tail], iris colored crystals from my stash and the lime green and dark grey fresh water pearls to pick up the rest of the colors in the focal.   To enhance the art deco feel I used genuine metal buttons in an Art Deco motif, and the bottom of the tassel is an embossed head pin that has coordinating dangles.  There are two more buttons near the back of the necklace to tie it all together.  I really hope you enjoyed this piece as much as I did making it!  I want to give a shout out to SANDI JAMES, SHE IS GOING THROUGH THE AFTERMATH OF A SERIOUS SURGERY AND SHE TOOK THE TIME AND THE CARE TO SEND ME BEAUTIFUL BEADS TO WORK WITH!!!
 OK, here is the link to Lori's Blog and her wonderful designs and also the names and links of all of the other designers!!!  Have Fun!!  SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THE REST OF THE PICTURES!…/welcome-to-bead-soup-blog…