Here are the wonderful ingredients I received from my Soup Sister Amanda Cargill Austin.
When I opened the package, which was beautiful in itself, I was mesmerized by the colors.
Dreamy blues, frosty greens and shades in between. I automatically thought of oceans and shores and all the bits of life and things that inhabit that space.
I knew I wanted to do something with an organic feel. And then I put the beads on my desk and promtly lost them in the rubble.
Early this week I realized I had better get cracking as Soup Time was fast approaching. My first task was to locate the beads.
I rummaged around until I uncovered them & realized I had some killer pearls that had to go with my soup ingredients.(no, they actually don't really kill anything but damn they are cool).
But wait! There's more! I have seed beads up the wazzoo. And I found several hanks of various sizes and colors that were destined to join the soup. Along with these elements I gathered assorted bits and pieces thay were laying around in the wreckage that called to me including a lovely Czech glass shell bead, one of my cermic padlocks and some of my faceted spacer beads.
As I piled them altogether I fell in love with the chaos and unstructured random look of all those beautiful elements.
So that was it. That was my soup. I impressed myself with my aptitude for artiness. HA! My triumph was short lived as it occurred to me I had no idea how I was going to hold it all together. It happens all the time. I excite myself with my genius & then reality pisses all over it.
Now the challenge was how to construct something unconstructed.
I found a roll of sturdy annealed steel wire and made a simple crescent frame.
I used wire to add all the elements, weaving in and out and filling the spaces as I went along.
I am quite happy with the end result- especially for not having a real plan in my head. (And I did it mostly in bed with 3 farty dogs and a bucket of 12 hr Cold relief)
It ties on with a sea-foamy green silk ribbon.
I hope you enjoy the Bead Soup blog hop and check out all the other dishes.
& Thank you Lori for hosting this & Amanda for sending such yummy soup starter. I cannot wait to see what you have done with the things I sent you.
LOOK AT ALL THIS SOUP!: