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Saturday, September 8, 2012
Grand finale of Sabrina Staub bead soup. Sabrina's lampwork is absolutely stunning. I so love these little orange and yellow toned beads she made. I wear a lot of these colors, so I was especially delighted to see these lovely beads.
Sabrina also sent me some really cool ceramic beads that I love. I am a turquoise lover, so they are right up my alley!
Sabrina, this was so much fun. Thank you again for such a wonderful soup.
The fabulous strawberry Sabrina made called out "keep it simple" to me. It would be beautiful hanging on a choker by itself, but I added a few stash beads and bitter green enameled beads to bring out the colors in the strawberry.
Sabrina sent a lovely combination of lime green and dark gray with a copper-colored swirl. She also sent some really cool lentil shaped beads that complimented the copper swirl. I mixed in a green bead left over from Kashmira Patel's soup. The colors were perfect together.
I love these orange and charcoal beads Sabrina made, but I have to admit that they were the most difficult to come up with a design. I'm still not sure I did them justice and may at some point try again. I had a focal I made in a Stephanie Lee class that had a touch of orange in it, so I used that as my main focal. I added some fibers and a chain that I oxidized. What do you think?
This focal Sabrina made is absolutely gorgeous. I have lots of purple in my stash, so it was easy to come up with some complimentary glass beads. This bracelet is strung on wire with a magnetic clasp. I love it!
Sabrina sent the beautiful lampwork blue beads. I had some raku in my stash that I liked with them. I strung the bracelet using the waxed linen Sabrina sent the beads on. It was my first time to use waxed linen and I discovered that I totally love it.
There are two more pair of earrings that my photos didn't come out well on. I will try again tomorrow, so check back.