Thursday, July 28, 2011

Last Cup of Bead Soup with Lisa Boucher of Clayworks

Today is my third and last showing of work made with ceramic beads by Lisa Boucher of Clayworks.  You can read more about the Cup of Bead Soup project by clicking here.

All of the pendants Lisa sent me had an ocean them, so when I picked up the pendant with the double Atlantic auger shells on it, I knew I had to really play up that beachy theme.

I've had these wild vertagles shell wheels I bought from Beads and Pieces for a long time, and I finally figured out what to do with them -- make a fringe for the auger shell pendant.  I chose some copper chain from Ornamentea and set to work.  After a lot of wire wrapping, I added four of the ceramic accent beads Lisa sent, and finished everything off with some silk ribbon.  

"She Sells Sea Shells"

I learned a lot with this Cup of Bead Soup.  I tried some new things, and I still have a ways to go with the fiber techniques.  I don't come naturally to fiber, but I'll keep at it when the right beads come along, and I believe that Lisa's pendants and beads are a natural fit.  

Thank you so much to Lisa of Clayworks!  Please visit her at the following sites:

Happy Creating!


Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and wrote the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She's also a contributor to Art Bead Scene and is the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party.

1 comment:

  1. Lori, I'm so glad you chose the copper, I think it really sets off the pendant. I like the color of the fiber as well. This is an unusual and striking necklace. Another one to be proud of! :)


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