17 September 2011

Bead soup blog party reveal!


So this is what is left, so far, from my bead soup from my lovely partner Doris Stumpf over at Glaszwerg


Toby can't wait to see what I made too...


and VOILA! I made all this stuff! 
pretty cool, huh?


I love the focal on this one. The melding of colors, and the shape is so unique. I used the seed beads she sent me to make a beaded "jump ring" if you will to hold the focal around the necklace. The rest of the beads Doris made as well, and I tied a knot in between them all on a leftover piece of velvet cording I had. I *had* to go for a fancy clasp, since this piece is so fancy.


This focal I love too, with the swirly colors and uneven shape. I used a leftover piece of flat leather cording for the necklace and used 2 other large hole beads Doris sent me. I used some chain, in different lengths, to make the necklace longer. The chain is uneven, so you can wear this short or long. 


pretty short, cute earrings from some other beads she sent.


I love these long silvery beads and thought they would look good as drop earrings.

  Wolfie approves

A big thanks to our host, Lori Anderson for putting such a large group together and not *totally* losing her mind. 
Don't forget to check out what everyone else has done!

The Hostess, Lori Anderson and her partner, Manuela Wutschke
 

 
19. Anna Sabina­­­­ and Erin Siegel

 
39. Charlene Gary and Doris Stumpf      **YOU ARE HERE**

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

63 comments:

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Wow - love those beads she sent you and what you made is fantastic! Love the use of the cording in the necklaces!

Lorelei Eurto said...

First of all I love Wolfie. What a beauty! Great photo prop too, love that chipping paint. Your bead soup is lovely and you totally worked it! Wonderful blue color palette and Love the use of cording!!

Marian Hertzog said...

Very nice! The cording shows off the beads well!

Glaszwerg said...

You've done a great job!!!! Very nice creations!!! I am ready too and the pictures are online ;-)

Huggs, Doris

Janet said...

First off I love your pictures..they are wonderful! You made some really lovely pieces here!

susie said...

What a beautiful soup you made my friend, your work is truly stunning!! Thanks for sharing & all I can say is yummmmmy!!!

Shirley said...

Love these pieces!!! That blue is awesome, and I really love that cording.

T... said...

oh how pretty, love the vibrant blue...and I always like seeing Toby, he always makes me smile :)

Regina said...

Love the designs, very fresh and cool! Beautiful colors, too.

Karyn B said...

They're all great, but I especially love the necklace with the gray leather. Everything just works so perfectly on that one to me. Wonderful job!

Tracy said...

Beautiful designs, I love what you did with your soup. I'm glad Wolfie and Toby like them too...thanks for including your pets in your blog post. :)

Boot ~C said...

great bracelet detail w/ the grey suede,I might have been paralyzed by all that blue but you did a beautiful set of pieces

Pretty Things said...

I am SO sorry for being late — today our internet provider decided to crash. My stress level is through the roof, to say the least! They’re still working on it, but it’s like dial-up.

I love the simplicity of these pieces (after my fight with the crazy in my mind with my soup!) -- and your addition of your pets!

I hope you’ll participate again!

Love, Lori

Ann said...

Nice use of your soup mix. Gutsy to let your animals near them too.

EmandaJ said...

Love your pieces -- simple and yet substantial. We’re all being pushed outside our comfort zones — with amazing results!

Enjoy the hop,
Emanda

http://artemisiastudio.blogspot.com/2011/09/bead-soup-reveal.html

Shay Stone said...

Those are great pieces you made and I love the cat!

Maggie said...

Fun designs and who could ask for more than cat approval?

Jenni said...

I love lamp work with cord and simple strong chains..I always think it allows the glass to showcase...and you have done just that. Love your background prop! Oh..and Toby, too!
jenni

coffeeaddict said...

Me thinks Wolfie wants to keep the soup for himself!

Shyme said...

Beautiful pieces in all their simplicity...

B. R. Kuhlman said...

Your designs turned out so amazing! Totally whimsical and fun, and I love the colors. ♥

Courtney said...

So simple and beautiful!

uptwnsh said...

Gorgeous, simple, and classy!

Bobbie said...

Very cool! The chain is such a nice compliment for the beads, and really reflects your style. Nice job!

Wendy said...

Beautiful and unique! Love the pet pictures too! :)

Elisabeth said...

Great results from wonderful ingredients! I love the use of chain and suede - very cool!

Christine said...

So many pretty pieces! Great job!

Lori's Glassworks said...

Wonderful! You have created two terrific pieces of wearable art. I like your use of color and texture, and I love the lampwork beads. Thank you for sharing. Cheers!
Lori

Cynthia said...

Fun and spunky!

Charlene said...

I was cruising through the Bead Soup names & saw yours...HOW FUNNY... My name is Charlene Gray too!!! Nice to meet you!
Charlene

Charlene said...

OK! Just looked more carefully & yours i Gary not Gray but, the Charlene is the same & you use GrayGirl. Small world.
Charlene

CraftyHope said...

You've made some wonderfully wearable pieces. And by that I mean, I would totally wear each and every one of these pieces. You've created some simply beautiful jewelry! Great job.

Laura Twiford said...

I love the clean crisp simplicity of these pieces!

Genea said...

lovely pieces. I love the disc wheel the best. I love that your pets helped out in the photo taking :)

KayzKreationz said...

What pretty pieces. The cord seems to just let the beads sing. Very nice. (I'm not sure your cat is going to let you have your pieces back :) )

Marianna said...

very pretty! great job!

LeeLu Creations said...

LOVE the silver and blue earrings!

Beadaholique said...

Oh so pretty! I especially love the earrings with the sparkly turquoise beads. Give Toby and Wolfie a pat on the head for me!

Andrea said...

Well if your pets don't eat your beads, I am impressed. Lovely designs and great photos.

Claire Maunsell said...

Lovely grouping. Wonderful use of your soup. The necklace with the round donut focal is great - hope you enjoy wearing it ( your cat will watch you every second...)!

Menno Jeweler said...

I'm cracking up at your pets watching and wanting to be involved...same thing going on here too!

I love the long silver drop earrings...very cool!

Sally Anderson said...

These are all lovely. What great colors! Loved how you put it all together. Great job!

Sweet Freedom said...

Very nice creations from your pretty soup! That blue focal is amazing!

Marie Cramp said...

I'm with Wolfie!! ;)

Jennifer said...

Really like what you created! The simplicity sets off the lamp work perfectly!

Mylene said...

That is a wonderful focal. I love it's shape and created a beaded jump ring was a really clever way of highlighting it! I love this piece.

Skye said...

I adore those earrings! WANT!! lol
I love the necklace on the black cording best I think... but that's because I've got a thing for black ;) both turned out so nice :)

Christine Altmiller said...

great jewelry! fantastic cat too :-)

Aquariart said...

Love the contrast of the cord, chain and those glass beauties. Very nice restful designs!!

SoulsFireDesigns said...

What gorgeous beads! And I love the way you used them, absolutely perfect!

pinkchapeau said...

You recieved such pretty beads, and I love what you did with them. The cord necklace is great-this is something I want to do more with, so this piece is very inspiring to me. Cute little furry friends, too!

Wings N Scales said...

Very nice! You did an excellent job with your soup mix! Love the leather too!

Jo said...

They are all beautiful! I love the heart focal.

Sweet Willow Designs said...

Simple, pretty design.

bwheather said...

These are just lovely. I adore the blues. Great work. ;-)

Serena Trent said...

I love your pieces they give me inspriation.

Terri said...

I like how you chose to use the silk & leather cords. The beads speak for themselves. Soup-er cool job!

DaviniaDesign said...

So love the jewelry you made.
And love even more Toby and Wolfie.

maneki said...

Beautiful jewellery! I really like your choice of colour for the necklace cordings. They really enhance the colours of the beads. Fab job!

Alice said...

what great soup! I love how you made your own jump ring and I really like the earrings with the brushed silver beads. It all looks so great. Nice bright colors.
Alice's Beads and Baubles

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Very fun pieces! Great color combination. I like how you complimented the chain with satin cord-nice touch.

TesoriTrovati said...

Such a clear blue sky type of palette! I love that donut. And those short earrings, that bottom bead in yummy! Nice soup!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

chicandfrog said...

Simple and very beautiful necklaces.
Ambra