Il est Temps OR It's Time to Reveal!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Finding out who my Partner was............

Cynthia Tucker from Sea of Glass
(Please visit her blog)

The excitement of receiving my Bead Soup......

My Bead Soup from Cynthia Tucker
from Sea of Glass


The creative results.............

Ocean View

The ocean colors of Cynthia's Lampwork Beads are breathtaking.  She knew I have a love affaire with the ocean and beach.  The turquoise shell-shaped beads add to this perfect ocean theme.  I don't  usually work with ribbon and the gorgeous hand-dyed silk ribbon created a challenge for me but it was oh so right for this necklace!

A piece of 14 gauge copper wire was loosely wrapped with 16 gauge copper wire. 
I attached some hand-stamped metal word charms and some beachy charms along with some czech glass daggers.
Two links from a chain were used to dangle more beachy charms and czech glass daggers.

BUT.............there's more
Beachy Goodness
(because Cynthia was so generous)

Lampwork beads with beachy charms and czech glass faceted rounds dangle from
links of copper tubing and 14 gauge wire that are attached to single links of copper chain.
Very Beachy!!!

The pièce de résistance.......
Two gorgeous seashell beads reflecting ocean waves

Holes going through the middle of the ocean created a challenge...I didn't want my ocean twirling so I fed 20 gauge copper wire through the holes twice.
Links from antiqued brass chain with small brass bead dangles complete these lovelies.

Please go to Pretty Things
the official Bead Soup Blog Party Site
for links to each participants blog.......
you won't want to miss a single one!!!!

Until then............Happy Beading!

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About Life: 9/11 -- Never Forget

Sunday, September 11, 2011

No words can fully describe that day 10 years ago......

So we are always grateful
One World Trade Center overlooks the National September 11 Memorial, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 in New York.
On the path to healing
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