My blog partner for this party was CeCe Cormier, aka The Beading Yogini. She makes wonderful lampwork beads, cool Apoxie Sculpt Clay pieces, awesome macrame jewelry, and more. She sent me this treasure chest of beads and findings for my soup.
There is so much goodness here that I love. I could easily have strung or wire-wrapped jewelry using only these goodies. I wanted to go a little further, though. :)
Look at all that! The rule is we must use at least the focal and the clasp. I have three choices of focals. :) I always liked owls (even way back in high school) so that's an easy choice. From my own supplies, I added a few beads, a lot of wire, some heat and hammering, an inked stamp pad and a little paint. The rest was CeCe's lampwork beads.
I'll let the owl tell you the rest of the story.
That tree-branch looking thing will be a perfect perch. Cut off that loop. Upsie-daisy! Let's get some talons glued in place and dried.
A nice full harvest moon would look so good behind me, don't you think? Too much white? Oh, well. I live in a forest anyway. Trees are good. Can you do trees? Speaking of white, can I be a barn owl. What? The white paint "isn't working?" What are you doing to me now? Gray? Oooooh ... yes, pewter sounds much better.
Ah, I'm all fixed up with my branch, twigs, leaves and... WHAT? You nailed me to the tree? You say that's my "third eye," huh? Yeah, riiiight, lady. No more yogi tea for you today.
I'm a happy little pewter, ahem, great gray owl now. My skull barely hurts. What? You want to hang me on something now? What's this about chains? Where's the number for the ASPCA?
You say the forest needs twilight colors, twiggy looking things, with hints of plants and bugs flying around. Sounds good to me. Are you done yet? It's almost midnight and an owl has to eat dinner, you know! (flappity-flap)
Check out all the Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal posts here.