Saturday, March 3, 2012

5th Bead Soup Party Blog Hop

The day is finally here..the reveal day for Lori Anderson's 5th Bead Soup Party Blog Hop. There are 200 people , from many parts of the world, participating in this event.
I was partnered with Nicole Valentine who does lovely glass beads and also makes cool penny charms. The photo above is just a portion of the bead soup Nicole sent, but I decided to work with the Fall color selection. I loved the penny charms and wanted to use at least one of them but it just didn't quite fit in the main design so I created an everyday necklace, stringing the penny charm onto brown leather cording, a ceramic bee button is used as a clasp and a ceramic bead cap is wire wrapped onto the cord, it's stationary and doesn't slide along the cord. A little Czech flower button accents the bead cap

Typical of every Bead Soup party, I reworked the main design about 3 times.The first piece featured wrapped copper. It was quickly apparent that I needed a lot more practice with that technique.The overall look just was not what I had originally imagined and the piece , in general,seemed drab. Back to the drawing board..disassembling the whole thing , just keeping the wire wrapped focal intact.

I haven't used much handmade glass in the past, Nicole's beads were beautiful rich color combos and fun to work with. I loved the little pear toggle, but it was pretty shiny for this piece so I toned it down using the smashed, hard boiled egg trick. The materials used in this necklace were handmade glass leaf and beads from the soup mix, Indonesian ivory glass triangles,tiny Czech glass flower buttons, Czech glass and wood bead dangles,ceramic bead and bead cap,copper,steel and brass wire and silver pear toggle clasp also part of the soup mix

Here is a link to Lori's Blog where you will find a complete list of participants.

1. Adlinah Kamsir (Singapore) and Hajer Waheed (Kingdom of Bahrain)
2. Adrienn Lukacs (Hungary) and Agata Grygiel (Poland)
3. Agi Kiss (Hungary) and Carolien Muller-Genger (the Netherlands)
4. Agnes Asztalos (Hungary) and B.R. Kuhlman
5. Alesha Conklin and Becki Mendivil
6. Alice Peterson and Carol Dillman
7. Alicia Marinache (Canada) and Dita Basu
8. Amanda Dittloff and Brandy Thomason McNair
9. Amanda Tibbetts and Andrea Trank
10. Amy Freeland and Kay Mallery

11. Andra Weber and Christine Murrow
12. Ann Sherwood and Diane Welte
13. Barbara Bechtel and Kerry Bogert
14. Barbara Lewis and Cat Pruitt
15. Bonnie Coursolle (Canada) and Fay Wolfenden (Canada)
16. Carmel McGinley (Australia) and Tracy Stillman (Australia)
17. Cassie Donlen and Deryn Mentock
18. Cathie Carroll and Janel Dudley
19. Cece Cormier and Morwyn Mullins
20. Charlene Jacka and Christina Hickman

21. Cheryl Brown (Canada) and Diana Ptaszynski
22. Christina Stofmeel (the Netherlands) and Eva Kovacs (Hungary)
23. Christine Damm and Deb Brooks
24. Cilla Watkins (Canada) and Elaine Robitaille (Canada)
25. Sabrina Straub (Switzerland) and Kathy Combs
26. Cindy Cima Edwards and Eleanor Burian-Mohr
27. Cory Celaya and Rhea Freitieg
28. Courtney Breul and Dana Hickey
29. Cynthia Abner and Jennifer Boreck
30. Cynthia Tucker and Jean Peter

31. Debbie Goering and Heidi Post
32. Dee Elgie (UK) and Joanne Lockwood (UK)
33. Dian Hierschel (Germany) and Eniko Fabian (Austria)
34. Diane Cook and Lyn Foley
35. Donna Bohler and Lisa Lodge
36. Donna Millard and Kiersten Giles
37. Doris Stumpf (Germany) and Eszter Czibulyas (Hungary)
38. Elisabeth Auld and Eva Sherman
39. Elke Leonhardt-Rath (Germany) and Marjolein Trewavas (UK)
40. Ema Kilroy and Laurie Keefe-Cecere

41. Erika Nooteboom (the Netherlands) and Giorgia Rossini (Italy)
42. Erin Grant and Jean Wells
43. Evelyn Duberry (Canada) and Gaea Cannaday
44. Genea Crivello-Knable and Heather Powers
45. Ginger Bishop (military, Okinawa) and Martina Nagele (Germany)
46. Heidi Kingman and Lori Greenberg
47. Helen Kemp and Lisa Wangeman
48. Helene Goldberg (Australia) and Karen Vincent
49. Jamie Hogsett and Jeannie Dukic
50. Jeanette Ryan and Jelveh Jaferian
51. Jennifer Cameron and Tania Spivey
52. Jennifer Justman and Kari Carrigan
53. Jennifer Tough and Lorelei Eurto
54. Joanna Matuszczyk (Poland) and Julianna Kis (Hungary)
55. Joanne Tinley (UK) and Michaela Pabeschitz (Austria)
56. Julie Anne Leggett and Kelley Fogle
57. Karen Hess and Linda Landig
58. Karyn Bonfiglio and Kathleen Lange Klik
59. Kashmira Patel and Kat White
60. Kat Barron Miller and Kelly Morgan

61. Kathy Lindemer and Rose Binoya
62. Krafty Max and Sandra Miller
63. Kristen Latimer and Pam Ferrari
64. Kristie Roeder and Lea Avroch
65. Kristina Johansson (Sweden) and Penny Neville (Canada)
66. Krisztina Erlaki-Toth (Hungary) and Nicole Keller (Germany)
67. Lara Lutrick and Lisa Suver
68. Laura DeMoya and Lisa Hanna
69. Libby Leuchtman and Melanie Brooks
70. Linda Koch and Rosemarie Cowit

71. Lisa Chapman and Menka Gupta
72. Lisa Liddy and Marion Simmons
73. Lori Anderson and Marcie Abney
74. Lori Bowring-Michaud and Mary Govaars
75. Lori Dorrington and Maria Rosa Sharrow
76. Lori Finney (Canada) and Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp (Canada)
77. Lynn Bennett and Mandi Ainsworth
78. Marta Kaczerowska (Poland) and Milla Starchik (Canada)
79. Mary Harding and Shannon LeVart
80. Mary Jane Dodd and Stacey Curry

81. Melinda Orr and Molly Alexander
82. Melissa Meman and Michelle Escano-Caballaro
83. Michelle Jensen and Sandra Young (Canada)
84. Nan Emmett and Nicole Valentine-Rimmer (Canada)
85. Nancy Boylan and Suzette Bentley
86. Natasha Lutes and Patti Vanderbloemen
87. Pam Hurst and Rebekah Payne
88. Patty Miller and Sara Rhoades
89. Rebecca Anderson (UK) and Lori Anderson

90. Rebecca Sirevaag and Sharon Driscoll

91. Rochelle Brisson and Shannon Chomanczuk
92. Rosa Maria Cuevas (Mexico) and Tejae Floyde
93. Sabine Dittrich (Germany) and Sally Russick
94. Sandi Volpe and Sarah/Saturday Sequins
95. Shanti Johnson and Tracy Mok (Canada)
96. Skylar Brez and Theresa Buchle
97. Sonya Stille and Traci Zeller (Canada)
98. Stefanie Teufel (Germany) and Tania Hagen (New Zealand)
99. Stephanie LaRosa and Vonna Maslanka
100. Terri Wlaschin and Wendy Blum


Moobie Grace said...

Love the penny charms, and the pear toggle is just too cute! Lovely earthy feel to all of your pieces!

N Valentine Studio said...

Nan OMG how pretty. I love what you did with the leaf, what a totally cool way to wrap it. The penny charms piece is my favorite use of them so far. Can I make one for myself like that? I just love it! You really have a eye for gorgeous pieces.

kristibasket said...

That is AWESOME!! Wow, for as busy as you have been, you pulled out two pieces! Both of those pieces are to die for!! You should create more jewelry!! :) Beautiful!

somethingunique said...

So pretty Nan...great wire working job....xox

jojosbeads said...

Both gorgeous pieces. I especially love the simplicity of the first piece. So pretty... :) x

Cindy Cima said...

These are stunning - love the wire work!

Jenn said...

Ooh, I love that necklace! I love how this BSBP pushes our creative boundaries or sends us in unexpected directions.

DIAS Jewelry said...

ah oh wow! the focal with wire wrapped is Gorgeous!!! and the whole necklace is pretty. Love!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work! I love the final result! :)

mairedodd said...

well done! i love what you did - and the wirework is terrific... a unique way to set off that bead...

Laura said...

I am in love with your necklace, all of it from the wrapped focal to the colors and rustic yet romantic feel of it

Doris Stumpf said...

You did a great job! Have a nice day, greetings Doris

Hi, I'm Linda said...

Beautiful work.

Sandra Young said...

Beautiful, rustic beachwear. Love your work!

Anonymous said...

lovely soup! I love the fishie necklace!

SwallowtailJewellery said...

Beautiful bead soup and beautiful designs :)

Lorelei Eurto said...

Hi Nan!
Such a pretty color palette- I love what you created here!

Karyn B said...

That first necklace would be a joy to wear every day, and the second is so earthy and serene. Love!

Lori Anderson said...

I love what you did! The wire work is terrific!

I never had luck with the egg trick -- I think I missed a direction somewhere!

Thank you so much for participating, and I hope you'll join me again in the summer!

Ann said...

The penny charm is perfect on that necklace and you kept it perfectly simple with your additions. Great job on the other piece as well.

Anonymous said...

Nan, great pieces! Love both of them! Suzette

Alice said...

What a beautiful bead soup you received! I love both pieces but that necklace is stunning with all the wonderful elements!

Marie Cramp said...

Nan! You made some seriously lovely pieces! :)

Cathie Carroll said...

What great wire wrapping. The piece is so original and really beautiful.

Great work.

Cornerstoregoddess said...

The pear toggle is awesome! And I must go check out her penny charms. Lovely pieces.

Wendy said...

I love how you framed the focal! Very creative! I also love the simple necklace with the penny charm! :)

adlinah said...

I like how you used the ceramic bead cap in that first necklace. Very pretty and fuss-free. I love the muted, earth tones of your pieces. A nice change from the summery brights I worked with for my bead soup.

Cherry Obsidia said...

Lovely work, very natural and inspiring...

Pelima Jewellery Design said...

Beautiful. Simple yet elegant then absolutely fabulous.


I love the second necklace, just perfect!
ciao dall'Italia

Rising Designs said...

You have done something I really like. That is,to a create protective
and beautiful "cage" for breakable pendants(art/function). And the tarnished wire and the glassy focal on your second necklace combine earthy and pretty.
I love the little brown flower dangle too!

Bonnie said...

Yeah, I re-worked my designs several times before I was happy with them too. You got it right the second time! It turned out great.

WindDancerStudios said...

I absolutely love how sweet that first necklace is with the penny charm <3

Cynthia said...

I love the wire wrapping, something I have always had problems with. Overall beautiful pieces.

vonna said...

I love love love the everyday necklace! Your second piece is outstanding so way outside and so me! :)

Metal Me This said...

Beautiful work! You did a great job with Nicoles beads.

Beads2Die4 said...

That wire wrapped pendant is amazing! I am just loving how you created a frame for that.

Anonymous said...

I love the way you wire wrapped the pendant. I am also a wire wrapper so I have been attention to everyone's techniques of wrapping pendants! The necklace turned out just gorgeous.

Natasha said...

love how you wrapped the pendant. cool!

Alicia said...

Absolutely wonderful - I love both pieces... the penny charm is lovely and the way you accented it on the lether cord is splendid!

Shanti Johnson said...

Tottttttally rocked those pieces! I luv Luv the first piece way earthy, and beautiful! Second necklace is beyond amazing!! Luv ur design vibe super creative!!!!!

Emakaye said...

Both pieces are gorgeous. I love the earthy feel along with the combination of materials and the way you wire wrapped the leaf. The penny charm is so very pretty. Again the combination of materials and the asymmetry is perfect.

Sharon Driscoll said...

The penny charms piece is my favorite. But i love the way you wrapped that leaf. It's so rustically wonderful - like finding a treasure.

B. R. Kuhlman said...

I am so totally crushing on that necklace. I loooove the wire wrapping on that focal to bits and pieces. I really love the earthy feel of the ivory colored beads. Great job!

Perlendschungel said...

I love that first necklace - simple but with an unique eye catching style.

Jennifer Cameron said...

That first piece with the penny charm is darling and definitely something I would wear everyday. The other piece is pretty awesome. Love the wire wrapped focal!

SoulsFireDesigns said...

I love that everyday piece! So pretty and sweet, I would totally wear it! The second piece is amazing, so full of texture!

Traci said...

Beautiful job Nan. Love them and how you put them together. :)

la mar de bonita said...

I used the hard boiled egg trick too, and I wonder if it would work - it works ... ;0) I like the idea to wrap the focal a little bit, so it turns to a very special and own desing!

Patti Van said...

You did an awesome job with your soup! I am in love with the first piece, especially...beautiful!

Loris Glassworks said...

I love how you used your soup ingredients. Your wire wrapping is great and the results are wonderful.Cheers!
Lori D.

Jean said...

You had some awesome soup, and did great with it

Maneki said...

Beautiful jewellery! Love the simplicity of the first necklace, it one of those I'd just love to wear all the time. Fab job!

Marcie Abney said...

These are gorgeous! Your work has such an airiness to it that I really love. Beautiful pieces!

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Both pieces are really lovely! I like the simplicity of the first necklace and the wire wrapped focal on the second piece.

Stacey said...

Very nice - that focal with the wire wrapping is amazing! Beautiful work!

CraftyHope said...

I adore the earthy, rustic feel to both of your pieces. I can see myself wearing either one of them. I like that you altered the clasp to suit your needs and that it worked out for you. Fabulous work!

Rebecca said...

It is all absolutely stunning, but the main thing I have come away thinking is why do I not own any of your beads...>??! Your jewellery is so lovely (took me a while to work out what you meant by the smashed egg trick though!), you have a real eye for bead placement. Beautiful!

Kathy Lindemer said...

Great job on the wire work!

Charlie said...

I love what you created. You did a great job and you can tell you spent a lot of time on the design. Beautiful :)

Ginger Bishop said...

The soup you received was very interesting. The focal you made for the last piece was perfect. It highlighted the best aspects of the piece. Your work made great pieces better. Very good work.

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

I love how you wrapped the focal really beautiful. Your pieces are really great.

Sandi Volpe said...

Beautiful necklaces, I would wera both all the time:-)

LoriF said...

Still hopping :-). Love your necklaces!! Amazing wirework and design. Good job!

Lisa Michele Creations said...

First piece was so simplistic and beautiful and then it went to WOW...on the second piece! ;)