It is week 2 of the challenge (my buggy earrings I posted last week was my entry for week 1) and this week's theme was bead soup. No, not a yummy bowl of pasta e fagioli or hearty vegetable, just bead soup. A bead soup is when you pull together a group of beads that don't necessarily go together. It is best when creating a bead soup personally, that you do it randomly. Because if you start picking and choosing and matching colors, that isn't a soup. You are designing. So, to keep with the spirit of this exercise, I went over to my collection of beads and just pulled out a drawer.
This is a picture of some of the beads on my bead board starting to come together into a design.
Using the cherry "quartz", aventurine, rose jade and the poly clay beads, I was able to put together a necklace that reminds me of the cherry trees in bloom when I was a child. We had two wonderful trees in our back yard and in the early spring, the view outside my sister's bedroom window would be a sea of pink. I remember sitting on her window bench enjoying the view. They were beautiful trees, and I am excited to capture that memory here in my design.
I am enjoying this challenge, so check back next week for the next installment. Until then, may you have a cheerful week!