What do sensible middle-aged women around the world do?
The great 7th Bead Soup Blog Party celebrates the 3rd reveal today. The background and participants of this Party can be found here:
This big, inspiring bead soup was sent from England by Marjolein Trewavas.
Where is my spoon? What do I remember of England?
1. Cozy old England:
Cushions on a sofa, an electric fireplace, roses on the walls, cats all around - and a nice cup of tea! That was England as I remember it from the 70´s.
Marjolein had made her sweet cushion pendant just the right size to fit in her large earring. The pendant and the kimono fabric determined the colors of this necklace. I continued feminine needlework by making peyote beads and endcaps. Marjolein´s clasp had a bath in liver of sulfur.
2. Earrings just as cozy:
These lush fibre beads are made by Marjolein. I added some kimono fabric, brass, stone beads and these very innovative headpins I made of cotton and resin. (No idea, if they will work in the long run!)
3. An elderly lady, who used to listen Sex Pistols:
I used to have a boyfriend, whose brother had a hair style just like these orange mother-of-pearl spikes. He listened to Sex Pistols, and nobody in the house could avoid listening, too.
My favorite in Marjolein´s soup was this keyhole-thing. Tiger-striped lampwork beads, small wooden beads and a cowrie shell are from her, too. I added a ceramic ring and bead made by me, some brass, hemp and resin-covered stamp. (Queen Elisabeth was so beautiful a couple of years ago, wasn´t she?)
4. Freezing beach
It is just as freezing on English beaches as on Finnish beaches. But the English people pretend better that it is wonderful there!
The Beach necklace started with cowrie shells from Marjolein. I made this pendant of beach finds (that I found from a flee market) and resin. The line around the pendant explains word "beach suit" in 1950. Cotton cord and small ceramic beads are from Marjolein, large ones are made by me.
It was a great pleasure to bead with you in this Party!
Please click and see, what Marjolein has done with the humble soup I sent to her:
And what have the others done: