For some reason I can't find my photo of the complete soup sent to me by my wonderful partner, Sierra Barrett over at http://giraffecanhas.wordpress.com/, I will post it as soon as I find it, but here is my Bead Soup Reveal!
Sierra sent me some really interesting pieces to work with that were not my usual thing at all, so I decided to create something different than my usual style. No seed beads involved at all!
I went back and forth about making this a necklace or whether to turn this into a freestanding sculpture. I originally wanted to see the vase like focal pouring out something, either as a fountain into a river with trees in the fall dropping leaves into the river. But then I also wanted something I could wear. So I merged the ideas into something that would be wearable but more sculptural. All the beads came from my soup, the only thing I added was brass and copper wire twisted together.
The pictures don't quite do this justice in terms of how beautiful these orange beads with the flecks of red are.
This 8th annual Bead Soup Blog Hop has a LOT of participants. My thanks go out to Lori Anderson for arranging these fun exchanges. I encourage you to go take a look at her work and the full list of people participating over at the Bead Soup Blog Party.