Tuesday, November 02, 2010

New Cup of Bead Soup -- EB Bead & Metal Works

This month's Cup of Bead Soup featured artist is EB Bead & Metal Works, a mother daughter team who make beads and pendants our of handmade lampwork glass beads and enameled copper.  They also make amazing enameled copper bowls and, as you will see, pottery.


EB Bead & Metal Works sent me two lovelies to work with this month -- an absolutely stunning enameled lotus pendant and a gorgeous set of lampwork beads.   But they also sent me a surprise -- a BOWL for my Cup of Soup!!!


I absolutely love how the bowl matches the pendant.  The pendant is an amazing work of art, and I'm going to have to really think hard about how to do it justice.  


The beads are gorgeous as well.  At first I thought about working them into the necklace with the pendant, but now I'm thinking, maybe not, maybe two different pieces.  I keep going back and forth.


At any rate, I have my work cut out for me -- when handed something this beautiful, I'm really pushed to create something amazing.  Stay tuned!


In the meantime, you can visit EB Bead & Metal Works by clicking below:
Etsy:  Click here

Blog:  Click here


Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and writes the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She's also a contributor to Art Bead Scene.

19 comments:

  1. Wow - those pieces are awesome. I love your bead-soup-cups.

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  2. Lori I came upon your e-course on bloging when I was looking for inatruction on how you make your wonderful beads. I am moderatly new at bloging. #1 I did know to respond to comments. but I love it when I get a comment. I do so much appericate your kindness. Your are amazing. Be Blessed

    lookatthecolors@sbcglobal.net

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  3. Those beads are incredible! I will sit here patiently to see what you make ;)

    Angie

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  4. Wow. They do amazing things with enamel. I think that this will be a good sort of stretch for you Lori. Thanks for sharing them with us!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  5. That pendant is stunning!!! Sometimes when I get something so pretty it makes me freeze because I think I can't do it justice! I can't wait to see what you make!

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  6. What an amazing enamel pendant, and the beads are gorgeous too, what a challenge, can't wait to see your creation. If you want my opinion, I will go with two pieces, gives you more latitude to take it in two different directions.

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  7. Wow! Such amazing pieces! I can't wait to see what you do with these. The pendant would definately be out of my comfort zone...but that's the whole thought...hum...

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  8. This is fantastic! Love those colors!

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  9. Tough job! Somebody's got to do it!

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  10. The lampwork is spectacular but that pendant is completely over the moon. They cut that shape and then enamel it, no? Amazing.

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  11. I *LOVE* Beth and Evie's work~ their enameled pieces are so well made and creative.

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  12. PS~ I'm really looking forward to seeing your creation with them also!

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  13. PS~ I'm really looking forward to seeing your creation with them also!

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  14. These beads look like a great way to stretch the creative juices! I look forward to seeing the results!

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  15. Can't wait to see what you do with these amazing pieces!

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  16. Love that lampwork! and the pendant is so bold!

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  17. What a gorgeous, and I mean gorgeous set of beads you received! Slightly intimidating to work with, they're so amazing!

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  18. Those pieces are just gorgeous! That pendant, in particular, is going to make a really stand-out, original piece of jewelry.

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