Hey friends! It's Bead Soup time! Libby Leu! Glass artist Libby Leuchtman and I are paired up as partners for this new round of the Bead Soup Blog Party! She sent me all the beautiful beads above, many of which are handcrafted glass beads and a pendant of her own creation. Check out her blog to learn more about her work! I finally got a chance to sit down with these beauties and I made TWO necklaces with them.
I really loved the earthy colors of the glass and accents. But I work a LOT with earth tones, so I wanted to add a pop of color to add some interest so I used some of my own porcelain pendants and links in bright acid lime green to provide some contrast.
I really like the way my porcelain leaf pendant echos the shape of Libby's glass pendant, sort of like a frame or halo around it. I used copper wire, chain, and findings to accent the warm colors of the glass.
I kept two of the glass accents, clasp, and all of the filler beads and made a second necklace! This time, I used another acid lime porcelain piece, a Leafy Tree pendant, as the focal of the necklace. I added some matching lime pearls to add some length and tie the colors together.
Melanie is an artist, blogger, writer, and ceramic beadmaker at Earthenwood Studio. Her beads and components can be found at her Etsy shop and her jewelry can be found in her Etsy Galleria. To comment on this post, visit the original post at the Earthenwood Studio Chronicles Blog.