Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Day #5 of the Bead Soup Reveal..and Giveaway




Melissa of One Eared Pig is my bead soup partner.
she sent some wonderful lampwork beads..the focals reminded me of midnight on the ocean..like the west coast..not the texas gulf.
i have never used lampwork beads so it was a challenge , typically i reworked this necklace about 4 times, pretty happy with the way it turned out, i like the colors and rough feel .
the clasp is a star and moon that i antiqued to work with the darkness of the steel wire.
i wanted to play up the sandy color of the focal so i made ceramic pearls wire wrapped with annealed steel , 2 different gauges, add some MOP frames with seed beads and wooden beads inside, also made some wrapped turquoise bead links and the focal is suspended from a steel bar threaded with ceramic pearls and seed beads

my blog is doing a peek a boo thing with the comments..but i think if you click on the title the comment box appears..
thanks Lori for hosting this second Bead Soup Party..
below is the list of todays participating beaders..it too may be doing a peek a boo..does anyone know how to change that setting?



















The Cup o'Soup Giveaway...please leave a comment on this post for a chance to win these handmade ceramic beads..random drawing for Cup o' Soup giveaway will be on Sunday evening June 27th.


48. Nan, Spirit Rattles
49. Amy, Copper Diem
50. Malin, Beading by Malin de Koning
51. Anne, Gardanne Glass Lampwork
52. Alice, Alice's Beads and Baubles
53. Barbara, Second Surf
54. Amanda, Articulations
55. Heather, Humble Beads
56. Melissa, Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love
57. Kate, Organic Odysseys
58. Patti, PJ Clark Designs
59. Stefanie, Stefanie's Sammelsurium

59 comments:

Copper Diem said...

Love them! I'd love to win them!

Pearl and Pebble said...

Love it Nan! I know EXACTLY what you mean about reworking at least 4times - makes me crazy!! I just plan on it now though:) I really like your design. I like the double strands and how you wrapped the turquoise beads. I also really really like the combination of glass and clay-awesome!!

Christine said...

I like your design very much, and the inspiration for the piece is a great one. Beautiful!

one-eared pig said...

SWEET! Thank you for transforming my beads into a beautiful necklace!

diane hawkey said...

Beautiful job Nan.

Lorelei said...

LOVE your soup piece!! beeeautiful!
AND swoooooning over that bowl of beads. Do you know, I now have a plastic NAN bin, all full of your lovelies, the whole thing dedicated to you?? These would fill that up nicely!! OH YES.
xox

Rebecca said...

Lovely! Really pretty and unique design. I'd love to have the chance to win the lovely beads too!

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Janet said...

Ohhh I love love love lampwork and this is a beautiful Necklace with beautiful lampwork! I have such a respect for anyone who torches bc it takes much practice then skill and time. Very lovely!!

moonlitfantaseas said...

your necklace is wonderful! and I know what you mean by reworking your necklace so many times, I did the same thing with mine...nice give away, would love to win!

Whitney Lassini said...

Beautiful! Love the colors in this one. You did an awesome job with the lampwork beads you should definitely work with them more often!!!

Paige said...

What a gorgeous necklace! I'm loving seeing all the Bead Soup pieces this week! The giveaway is awesome too--what a wonderful cup of soup! :)

Marie Cramp said...

Looks great! Love the ceramic beads you are giving away too! ;)

Patricia Wood said...

I love how you combined and worked ceramic an lampwork beads together, beautiful!!

Elisabeth said...

Beautiful piece - and sure would like to win that bowl of lovliness!

Laurel said...

Lovely soup! Nice neutrals that will go with many outfits. Sweet!

Emerald Window said...

Brava! I love this necklace, and you're right, it does look like the ocean at midnight. Reminds me of an old David Bromberg song called Midnight on the Water. Lovely.
Cenya

Kate said...

Love your piece! And those beads your giving away are looking awful yummy too! ;)

Anna Lear said...

Very nice work!! The wirework accents the beads perfectly and ties the whole piece together. You definitely got the hang of working with lampwork beads; this came out great!

Cindy said...

Nan, your piece is beautiful...full of handmade components - a true piece of art jewelry!! :-)

Prairie Emporium said...

Love your design!! It turned out great very pretty. I really like your beads and would love to win.

Pretty Things said...

I absolutely love it! It's got a rustic appeal that speaks to me (if that makes any sense).

As for your giveaway -- oh boy. I should BE so lucky! How generous of you!

ViviBijoux said...

Good job! well done on putting it altogether so well. Smiles, Virginie

bellajoya said...

You creation is beautiful, you did a great job. Thanks for the opportunity to win some beads!

Megilon said...

I love the necklace! It is beautiful. I like the double strands.

Kella said...

What a cool piece you have created I love the colour and the way you worked your ceramic beads into the peace.

Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win such lovely beads.

Denise Yezbak Moore said...

Hi Nan -
Your design is absolutely lovely. I totally understand the re-working nightmare - drives me crazy!

Marianna said...

Gorgeous!!! Great work!

steufel said...

Lovely soup!

Silver Parrot said...

Very nice design - you showed off the beads really well1

MoonRae said...

Love your piece!! Love the little cup of "soup" too!! Thanks for the opportunity to win them

Melissa Rappaport said...

Gorgeous piece! The necklace turned out so wonderful!

Loretta said...

Great job. Love the colors.

Round Rabbit said...

Great job, Nan! I love all the textures - makes me want to touch it! :)

cindydolezaldesigns said...

Very nice. Midnight on the ocean sounds great. Bead giveaway look like fun. Thanks.

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Wow what an amazing piece - I keep finding new things each time I look at it.

I love the beads you are giving away too - how nice are you!

Karyn

Kate said...

Great necklace, I love all the different textures! I think I did mine even more than four times, but the end result is what counts, right?

I've seen someone else's blog on the menu for Tuesday that was doing the same thing with the links, but I don't remember whose it was. Try to go into the link part and highlight and give a different color and that should fix it. I highlight mine in turquoise so they show up, for some reason my template has a color that is very close to my background and I haven't figured out how to change it yet.

I'm blogging about your giveaway too! Great selection!

Sabine said...

Everytime I string a necklace or bracelet I ALWAYS end up reworking it at least once. When I beadweave I almost never redo. What is it about stringing???

You ended up with a really nice necklace! Great job.

thanks for the giveaway!

Ann
www.mycriticaleye.com

Boot ~C said...

I like your wirework, especially the part w/ the small turquoise beads

Barbara Bechtel said...

Sorry I'm late commenting! This is lovely! I really like the spacer beads and the way you use the turquoise seed beads!

BahamaDawn said...

awesome necklace!

Courtney said...

Your necklace is great! Love the colors and the layout, and especially the length!

Michelle said...

What a fabulous Job! Great texture and feel.
Bead Happy!
Michelle

Carol B said...

I love your necklace and your beads. I sure hope I win that giveaway!

TesoriTrovati said...

Such a warm and comforting cup of soup! Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us, and for the sweet giveaway. I would love that!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

missficklemedia.com said...

For not working with lamp work very often, this necklace is beautifully blended!
Awesome work with your bead soup!

Nicki said...

It reminds me of my vacations spent in LA, San Francisco, Laguna .... sniff. I need to come back. Beautiful sandy soup.

Charlene said...

I think you did a fabulous job and love what you came up with.

Mel said...

Oh it's beautiful! I love the tiny peeks of turquoise! Well done =)

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Love your soup! How wonderful! Thanks for commenting on mine too! I finally got my 2nd one posted if you haven't had a chance to look at it, take a peek!

Cathryn said...

That's beautiful the way you incorporated the lampwork with the other beads! I love it! I also love your "Cup of Soup" beads! Nice giveaway!

Patti said...

A beautiful necklace! It all works very nicely together.

...and put my name in for the cup of soup!

ccrider2006 said...

I love the composition of your piece and the lampwork goes so well with the ceramic beads. You should be proud of your soup - it isn't a cup, it is a whole bowlful of goodness.

Joanna Kopijczuk said...

Wonderful necklace! Great job!

Ruthie said...

That's lovely :)

wildvanilla said...

Your focal is so pretty! I really like what you did to accent it. I also love the punch of color with the turquoise. Great job!!

mairedodd said...

wonderful design! love your beads... and your giveaway is so generous...

Mellisa - Chinook Jewelry said...

Lovely necklace and beautiful bowl of beads :)

Tara said...

Love the Bead Soup piece - totally my colors! Also love the cup o'Soup! :)