Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bead Soup Party Reveal

Many thanks to our wonderful host Lori Anderson for putting on this Ginormus Bead Soup Party blog hop..we have a staggering number of participants this time ..get ready to be amazed at the varied pieces these creative people have put together with their soup mixes.


I received an interesting mix of soup from my partner Nancy Peterson of LinkBeading from the Heart blog.
The necklace uses the focal from Golem Studio, the little white star beads and the silver knot clasp which i darkened with hot boiled egg to take off the brightness as i wanted to use a dark wire for the wraps. It's difficult to tell but the focal is suspended from a forged U shaped steel wire threaded with the turquoise rounds,this keeps the large focal from sliding around all over the necklace.







This is the bead soup mix I received from my partner Nancy Peterson. The red and white of the focal was not a color combo I normally work with nor is yellow..but I was drawn to those interesting enamel starfish and wanted to work them into my piece..




As I studied these beads I kept getting the vision of a Hollywood style ,1940's, Cuba/Mexico color combination like in this vintage poster...that and the Arm and Hammer logo..but this poster is much prettier to use as an inspiration.


I'm having computer issues and can't access some of my info ..so for a list of the participants in the bead soup party please click on this link to Lori's Bead Soup Blog section.


116 comments:

Judy said...

I love your inspiration for the piece! Great colorful necklace! I have never heard of using boiled egg water, that is a great tip!

moonlitfantaseas said...

I love your necklace! there seems to be a lot of fall color schemes going on through out the blog party this time

My Life Under the Bus said...

Oh Nan you did awesome!!! I love that you found a color inspiration - It came out great! XOXO Happy Hopping!

Penny said...

Love your inspiration Nan, that poster is awesome. Those little stars are adorable. Great piece.

mairedodd said...

i am in awe of how you were able to do this - you tied everything together in such a great way - and the inspiration is fantastic!

kristibasket said...

I love what you did!! Nan, it turned out beautiful!!

EmandaJ said...

Hi Nan, I wasn't sure how you were going to pull it off. It was a totally different type of soup for your usual style but YOU DID IT. It is gorgeous.

Enjoy the hop,
Emanda

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

Kristy's Kreations Jewelry said...

Nan, I love it! I love how you added the blue to it-it's perfection :)

TorqueStory said...

I love how you drew inspiration from that vintage Mexico poster! Perfect!

Janet said...

Youve done a superb job here..and I dodnt think anyone could of done better with this. It is really lovely Nan! When I 1st saw it I went Wow!!

Prairie Emporium said...

Love what you made with you soup. It would be fun to wear. I like the turquoise mixed in.

Marianna said...

Nan this is awesome! I love the red, mustard like yellow and turquoise color combo, it's perfect! That focal is gorgeous and the colors and other beads (shapes and sizes) really compliment it perfectly!

Norma's Clay said...

Gorgeous! Love it!

Karyn B said...

I love the way you translated your color inspiration. What a vibrant, lovely piece!

uptwnsh said...

I just loved seeing the poster you used for color inspiration! Your piece made me smile!

Ann said...

Great job with an unusual color palette.

Kristen said...

I love Nancy's eye for things and you really pulled it together spectacular!

cw said...

great colors in this piece

Laurel said...

What a fun, colorful piece! I love it!

Christine Altmiller said...

beautiful and bright and fun!

Menno Jeweler said...

I'm curious about the boiled egg water trick! And the piece you made is beautiful.

Pearl and Pebble said...

Fabulous!!!

Courtney said...

I love what you created! Turq and red are one of my favorite combos! Love the piece.

Linda Landig said...

Hi Nan! This turned out beautifully! I love turquoise and red, but would have never thought to add yellow to that mix. It gives it just the right punch of the unexpected. Great work. btw, I used hard boiled eggs to tone down the brightness of the copper wire on my piece, too! It's a great non-toxic way to create patina!

Lori's Glassworks said...

Wonderful! You have created a terrific piece of wearable art. I like your use of color and texture. Thank you for sharing your artistic process with us. Cheers!
Lori

Shyme said...

Lovely necklace!

Diana P. said...

Very cool piece! I love the combination of colors!

ladyhawthorne said...

An absolute beauty!

one-eared pig said...

It is a great piece! The colors are perfect.

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

Love that color combo! You did a great job.

T... said...

very pretty...

Lupe Meter said...

Beautiful color combination...lovely necklace! Awesome job!

KayzKreationz said...

It turned out very pretty. I like the colors and the poster you got your inspiration from. Nice.

Sally Anderson said...

I love what you did with your soup! I didn't even know Golem had pieces like that and it's a winner! Nice job!

Maggie said...

What a fun focal. Love the necklace!

JLYNNJEWELS said...

Nan - simply love the necklace you came up with AND the color combination - it it one that really catches the eye. I love how you worked in the enamled Starfish too as links - such a fun design :)

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Wow Nan! Great job I love your inspiration!

Shay Stone said...

I love what you did with your beads and the addition of the red beads really makes this piece pop!

Wendy said...

Your design is fantastic! I love red and turquoise together and adding the yellow really balanced it well! Great job! :)

Erin said...

This is great, Nan! I love the Mexican inspiration. You did a wonderful job incorporating these elements together. You really are very talented jewelry designer. I love seeing your jewelry creations!

Pam @ The Blue Between said...

your necklace is lovely! I'm loving all the red and turquoise in this hop - each piece has a completely different flavor though.

Jenni said...

Great inspiration..love how the little dangles are next to the red and the stars mimic the focal so close by. Gorgeous.
Jenni

Birgitta Lejonklou said...

Wonderful my friend!! You are a great designer! love those vivid colors and the "US" feel from the stars :)

hello gorgeous said...

cool colour combo...amazing piece. ;o)

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx

Glaszwerg said...

Great work! I love it! Yours Doris

Regina said...

Love the colors, the tropical, festive look and everything about it. You did a wonderful job!

Fire Phoenix said...

Really cool necklace, great use of those colours!

Mylene said...

I love the inspiration you used to create your piece... it totally fits with what you've done. Those little starfish are adorable and I can see why you wanted to incorporate them.

Lois Moon said...

I love your necklace. I want to reach out and put it on right now! What great colors and shaped you combined. And the beads you sent are wonderful. I adore the little melon shaped beads.

Christine said...

Love the inspiration poster! Gorgeous necklace - the color combo is perfect!

Jo said...

So beautiful! The colours are just gorgeous - using darker metal was definitely the right way to go with them.

K Hutchinson said...

WOWZERS what a cool necklace! I love the colors and I bet it was a challenge for your to work with! But you totally nailed it!

joeymoma93 said...

Gorgeous. I love the color combos you used.

Boot ~C said...

this is so beautiful, I want to put it on RIGHT NOW!

Alice Craddick said...

boy the tiny white stars look cool dangling around the pendant. What a cool piece to be making around 9/11. I like that you shared your inspiration with us as well so we could see the process.
Alice's Beads and Baubles

BackstoryBeads said...

Love how you enlivened the focal with those great colors. I took a few minutes to explore the rest of your blog - came away totally inspired!

Shirley said...

Awesome colors together. Love the little pops of mustard. Great soup!!

Marie Cramp said...

Looks fantastic Nan! :) I love it!!

Charlene said...

So colorful, love the chunky feel!

Cynthia said...

So colorful, very nice!

Here Bead Dragons said...

Wow, so pretty.

Sandra said...

Oh niiiice, I really like the necklace you designed. Red and turquoise always are a go, the bits of ivory/cream add a nice touch.

Silver Parrot said...

This is one of the more unique pieces I've come across thus far on the hop. What an amazing focal and you really set it off perfectly. Great job!

Sweet Freedom said...

Love the necklace!

Andrea said...

Clever way to keep focal in place. I am always struggling with that.

Kate said...

Gorgeous work! Love the inspiration and you creative solutions!

Bobbie said...

The Golem focal is great, and you did a very nice job making it even more fabulous!

Lori Anderson, Pretty Things said...

I absolutely love the colors! You did such a wonderful job!

I hope you'll join me next time -- the blog badge and dates are up on my blog now.

Love, Lori

Beetique said...

Loved the necklace and the boiled egg tip.

Nancy said...

Nan, I love how this necklace comes together. It is so beautiful. I love how you found inspiration from that poster. BEAUTIFUL!!!

Cindy Cima said...

What fun colors! Love your necklace!

Pat Haight said...

I love the necklace, the colors work so well!

Millie @ ammjewelry said...

This is a great design...I love the colors!

Elisabeth said...

I really love this necklace - totally looks SW vintage. The stars are awesome, what a fun element!

Jennifer Jangles said...

So pretty, I love those colors together.

Laura Twiford said...

Great interpretation of the soup mix! You did fabulous out of your comfort zone, I would have been stumped!

Michelle Mach said...

Love this! It's hard to believe you don't work with these colors all the time! I especially appreciate seeing your inspiration.

Christals Creations said...

Ohh. Thats really pretty and not something I would ever have thought of. This is a great hop for inspiration and ideas. :O)

Kristi Bowman said...

I love that focal and you did a beautiful job creating with it, I love it!!!!

Skye said...

Love the inspiration! You're right, much pretty then the arm&hammer logo ;) Great job :) I love the green.blue beads at the back paired with the rest!

bwheather said...

I just love this. Those stars are fabulous. ;-)

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Love the inspiration! What a fun piece!

Cory said...

Happy Fiesta...that is what it feels like, I love it.

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

Love the necklace you've created. Great additions to the soup to bring it all together!

Terri said...

I'm always learning..Who knew what a hot boiled egg could do..you did..thanks for sharing the tip.
I see your inspiration came from a poster. Cuba Mexico. I think you nailed it. Soup-er job.

pinkchapeau said...

great color combination..and lovely design. Superbly done!

Snazzy Doodle Designs said...

Great necklace, love your colors

Sharon said...

Lovely color combinations and design, really pretty necklace.

I have to say I really enjoyed working with your ceramic flower focal in my bead soup.

Heidi said...

I love this SO SO much. It's definitely one of my favorite pieces so far. I ♥ Golem in a big way, but adding those turquoise beads were a genius touch. LOVE it!!!

Serena Trent said...

I'm love the focal and I also like the drops of beads you made, great design!

Nancy said...

Nan, I love what you did with these components. Your neckalce came out just beautifully!!

Tracy said...

What a great colourful necklace, I love it.

m.e. said...

Fabulous colorful inspiration!!!
Fabulous colorful necklace!!!
Great Soup!
m.e. :)

Beadaholique said...

You captured the essence of that vintage poster perfectly! The color and composition of your necklace is just beautiful! It makes me happy to look at it!

Julie & Andrea

Aquariart said...

Very nice, love the colors you chose from the inspiration poster, they are terrific!! Nice necklace!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for including the vintage poster - I can clearly see your thought process, and the color palette is perfection!

SueBeads said...

Gorgeous! Love the interpretation!

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Lovely! I love your color combination!

Jennifer Cameron said...

What a fun necklace! Those star charms are so cute and I love how you sprinkled them. Love the inspiration photo too :o)

Stacey said...

Really do like the color combination you worked with...that focal is great.

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

Just beautiful! I love the focal, the design and the color- especially those little pops of yellow!

Lyn Foley said...

Nice necklace.

Holly said...

Nan! What a gorgeous necklace! Those colors and that necklace are a awesome take on that cool 1940s Mexican inspiration :)

Sweet Willow Designs said...

Very fun design.

Shel said...

Really nice bead soup! Love the design and the colors and the way the fit together and flow so nicely. the inspiration is so nice as well!!

LeeLu Creations said...

What a unique focal! I love what you did with your soup.

CraftyHope said...

Oh! This is a GREAT necklace. I would wear it in an INSTANT. The dangly stars are great as is the darkened wire. So much fun!

Molly Alexander said...

I'm loving the inspiration for the design you ended up with. Such fun, vibrant colors - beautiful! :)

Tracy said...

Lovely bright and colourful soup, and great necklace.

IAM said...

I luv what you did with the mix you received. The necklace is lovely!

nikimeiners said...

love your interpretation of the poster.

Thoughtfulhands said...

I love your necklace and the color combo is just perfect...

GORGEOUS!!!

maneki said...

Lovely, colourful necklace! Very nice balance between the colours and I like how the stars break up the squares in a very good way. Great job!

Bead Lola Bead said...

That necklace is amazing! Just beautiful!

chicandfrog said...

You went with a grewat colours combination. I like it!

Ambra

oooLiekeooo said...

I love it.