Bead Soup Party REVEAL DAY!

Welcome to the Bead Soup Party, hosted by the lovely and talented Lori Anderson.  Click here to go back to Lori's party page to see the list of all the participants! Happy Surfing!

My party exchange partner was Maria Grimes of Garden Path Beads. Maria is a lampwork glass artist, that has mastered the fine art of whimsy in her creations. She sent me this sweet set of beads in and bright and colorful red, green and white color palette. 
Maria made this oxidized silver swirly hook clasp to use in my project.

To keep with the colorful theme, I paired these beads with some light aqua resin rounds from Natural Touch Beads.  They are strung on wire up around the back of my necklace with small darkened copper metal seed beads.  At the front is a strand of large textured oval link chain. I wire wrapped the lampwork beads all along the front and added in a few fairy pewter focals from my friends at Green Girl Studios. I also added a few dyed buri seeds in a lime green, with faceted green Czech glass rondelles.
The green and red leaf looks like it was made for this set! It came from Sabine at Little Cup.I placed the clasp at the side, adding to the asymmetrical flair of this garden themed piece.

 I love the polka dotted theme in the beads that Maria sent. They really add a fun element.  Although this color palette is not one that I normally work with, I had fun stretching my abilities and trying to think outside of the box, of my normal earthy tendencies.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my Garden Delight necklace.
I hope you take some time to leave me a few comments about what you've seen so far,
and have fun traveling through the blog party today!

I can't wait to see what Maria creates with the fun set of beads I sent her!