My partner this time, is the talented glass artist, Suzanne Fragiacomo. Here is a picture of the wonderful bead soup, Suzanne sent me.
As I've probably said before, one of the most difficult parts of designing, at least for me anyway, is deciding how you plan to use the focal piece and what beads to use that will bring out the colors of the focal but not take away from it. I usually add some of my own polymer clay beads, but this time I decided not to include them. Although, I did make some polymer clay core beads which I covered with seed beads and I must say that they came out marvelous, but they would have taken away from the beautiful glass bead that Suzanne made had I included them in the piece. Here is photo of these beads and you will know what I mean when they are side by side with the focal.
Suzanne's beautiful glass bead
Suzanne's glass beads and my beaded polymer core beads
So, I didn't use them in this piece. Instead I used some nice wooden beads, ceramic beads, and some czech beads. I also decided to have the clasp on the side rather than the back because it was decorative and I could also hang some of her small glass beads close to the clasp where they could been seen too.
I love these colors, they are so vibrant and happy!! I hope I was able to creatively display Suzanne's beautiful artisan glass art creations!! I am so looking forward in seeing what Suzanne made with the bead soup I sent her. Here is a photo of the bead soup I sent her...being that it was her first time participating, I thought I would send a nice collection of beads and some polymer clay pieces which I created.
Stamped Polymer clay on a metal blank (The Hoarder's Closet)
and matching polymer clay triangles.
So, sit back and relax and join in on the fun!! Here is the list of artists participating in the 2nd reveal of Lori Anderson's 7th Bead Soup Blog Party. I hope you get a chance to look at all the beautiful designs. I am sure you be inspired!! Thank you, Lori, for all you hard work...bless you!! Thank you all for stopping by and have a fun day!
Anitra Gordy Boyers
Billi RS Rothove
Evie and Beth McCord
Ine Vande Cappelle
Jelveh Jaferian Johnson
Johanna Rhodes Nash
Kathleen Lange Klik
Mary Ellen Parker
Susan of Libellula Jewelry
Claire Brannigan Hasemeier
Melanie Lemen Swope