Saturday, April 08, 2017
It's been a tough go on these bead reveals - I've been out of town for work a lot, and there has been no time to torch, meaning I mostly had to pick from my existing stash. It's been kind of a fun exercise though, as I think the limitations mean that I have been more creative than I otherwise would have been.
My partner is Divya Narasimhan, who blogs over at Jewels of Sayuri, and lives in Chennai, India. All though I'm only in Canada, most of the bead swaps pair participants outside of the US with others outside of the US, so I'm always excited to see where my next partner will come from. Divya is very active in the Bead Peeps group, and offers up lots of inspiration and thought provoking ideas, so I was excited to see what she would send.
First up, a bracelet featuring one of two toggle clasps that Divya sent - I added seed beads to complete the toggle, dig out a bunch of seemingly random lampwork that was at the bottom of the bead box, and added a few wood beads to mirror the texture of the clasp.
Next up, another bracelet with some of the painted wooden beads that Divya sent. I added a few of my handwoven beads, some vintage German glass and a metal focal to compliment the beads that I picked out of the soup.