Saturday, March 30, 2013

It's time for the Bead Soup Party Blog Hop first reveal..
Many thanks to our host and creator of this wonderful event, Lori Anderson, of Pretty Things Blog

I was thrilled to have Lee Anne Messerschmidt selected as my partner for the 7th Bead Soup Party, she sent a beautiful soup mix of greens and purples in Czech glass and enameled steel that she created.

While I loved everything about this soup mix as I worked along I felt my skill level wasn't quite up to working with the stiffer steel pieces...I did incorporate some but I did hold some back until I have a chance to practice a bit more with steel wire..might sound silly but I just couldn't face ruining them.
I wanted to used the focal that Lee Anne made as a dangle bit..attached that to a ceramic flower I had made..Lee Anne also made the enameled wire beads..


























Please visit Lori's blog to find a full list of participants and their links
http://www.prettythingsblog.com/2013/03/the-7th-bead-soup-blog-party-first.html
Please hop over to Lee Anne's blog to see what wonderful things she created from the bead soup I sent ..
http://wiredhammerednworn.wordpress.com/2013/03/30/the-7th-bead-soup-blog-party-begins/

80 comments:

Pretty Things said...

This is SO beautiful, and I would wear it in a heartbeat. Love the colors and texture. AWESOME!

Thank you so much for participating in the parties and the book! You're a terrific friend.

Ann said...

I really like what you did with your ingredients. You really enhanced the focal by adding that extra flower. Great job!

said...

I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP
I really love this necklace, the design and the colors are just perfect, grat job!
ciao dall' Italia

Cornerstoregoddess said...

Ooh! Such pretty beads! And I think you attained spectacular dangle. Very nice!

Klassy Joolz said...

What a cool necklace...very pretty!

kristibasket said...

Oh I think it turned out beautiful! That would be a keeper for me. :)

13 said...

Beautiful, I love all the wire work you've used and the design is perfectly crafted

vonna said...

Nan... this is just splendid, incredible and a real WOW!

Kepi said...

What an absolutely gorgeous necklace, I love love love it.

The Jewelry Larder by Maybeline Tay said...

Wow! I love how you added to the focal and created such a beautiful necklace.

Kym Hunter Designs said...

Very lovely! I love the colors and the pendant!

Heather said...

Beautiful!

Gloria Allen said...

I love, luv your Necklaceso many elements give excellent texture. Its beautiful.

Sandra Pendragon said...

Oh I just love love love your necklace. It really is amazing! It is a keeper!

wiredhammerednworn said...

Nan, what a great necklace you made with the soup I sent you.. Love it! This has been a lot of fun partner!

A Polymer Penchant said...

I'm stuggling with working with steel wire at this very moment and decided to take a break and see some reveals. How fun that I started here and discovered I'm not the only one! Despite that you have created a beautiful piece here. I love the the palette and all the textures, it's really beautiful

kathy stemke said...

Great necklace!

I’m in the third reveal. Can’t wait.

kathy

Laura Bracken said...

This necklace totally rocks! I love how colorful it is.

Linda said...

GREAT job! I am jealous of your style and talent of working to make your pieces more of the vintage-esque style and pure awesomeness!

gretchen said...

Love this and would wear it right now! Great soup!

la mar de bonita said...

This is a really beautiful necklace just saw it on facebook and have to stop by. Love it!

Spirited Earth said...

Thanks everyone for your kind comments

carolynchenault said...

Beautiful design! So pretty!

Shyme said...

Gorgeous necklace!

Diah Anggreni said...

Lovely...very earthy....

Diah Anggreni said...

Love the design and the earthy color

My Life Under the Bus said...

Love lve love Nan - Looks like Spring!!!

PiPa said...

An amazing work, the necklace is awesome!!!

Karin said...

I love this piece - as Lori said, I would wear it in a heartbeat! Beautiful work!

Jennifer said...

It screams spring! Love it.

Pepita said...

This is so lovely!! You did a good job!

Shel said...

Oh wow, this is so cool - just gorgeous!! I understand not wanting to 'ruin' things and taking the time to practice - you'll get it and I'm sure it will be a fun learning experience along the way.

LoriF said...

I love it!! Really, exceptionally inventive and just downright pretty.

Maria Rosa Sharrow said...

I could have never imagined that,that soup could be turned into that piece. Would never have had the insight to make it so very pretty.
Fantastic job!

Cheryl McCloud said...

Love love love the necklace. Definitely my style.

Micheladas said...

This is one of my fav piece of the hop so far. GORGEOUS.

Spirited Earth said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone.
Maria Rosa..I must admit that out of all 7 Bead Soup events this was the most challenging for me and i reworked this several times. Each time I thought it was done and took the photos I'd see some placement wasn't right or other design issue popped up..
the colors of the soup mix,were perfect,all the bits were lovely..but I'd never worked with enameled steel wire and smaller beads..Of course BSPBhop is all about being challenged ..and it was fun..though a little humbling

WindDancerStudios said...

sigh, I know what you mean. I was wrapping a leaf, holding it firmly so as to protect it I thought, only I snapped it in half, made me sad. Nice organic feel to yours, wonderful soup to play with!

Lori Bergmann said...

Oooooh, I adore your finished necklace! Great job and hope you're having as much fun on the Blog hop as I am! :-D

Perl - Eni said...

It is a work of art.

Dry Gulch said...

Fantastic necklace, love it!!!

vovsblog said...

beautiful work well done!

Kristen said...

I love it Nan! This looks like it wears beautifully!

Kathy Lindemer said...

Great necklace! So many pretty pieces in it.

paula hisel said...

i absolutely love what you came up with. the necklace is gorgeous!!

Nchantme said...

Great use of your soup and beautiful designs!

ACBeads said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous necklace. Congratulations.

Cheryl Gangle said...

Your necklace is one that I would wear and wear and wear. I love everything about it!

EWA gyöngyös világa! / EWA's World of Beads! said...

Very pleasing to the eyes!Congrats!

Just Beads said...

It's a so beautiful necklace. For me this would be a favorite piece, I think.

Gaia Copia said...

What a sweet necklace! It looks like it came right out of the pages of a beading magazine! Excellent work!!
Emily

Sheila Davis said...

Just adorable! You did a good job.

coffeeaddict said...

Awesome design!

Othel said...

Strong but joyful, rustic but chic... I know many good worlds for your good necklace, but unfortunately not in English!

Heidi Kingman Jewelry / MyBeadTherapy said...

Such a beautiful piece! I love the colors and texture and balance. :)

Dini Bruinsma said...

Amazing beads and a keeper :-) Love the beautiful ♥ necklace

Shae Warzocha said...

Putting those three green leafs together in a row was brilliant! Loved the detail.

Kumi at Malie Kai Designs said...

This is one of my favorite piece for this reveal! Lee Anne sent a beautiful soup and you did an amazing job making this gorgeous necklace!!!

Leanne said...

I love your necklace - I would love to wear it!

Susanm said...

A stunning design. I particularly like the strong sense of movement in the necklace.

Lyn Foley said...

Lovely, very lovely, necklace. You received such a nice soup mix, and you really did it justice.

Bobbie said...

Beautiful! It looks like a beautiful field of flowers, peeking out underneath dappled shade.

Colleen said...

This is so pretty, Nan! Love it.

bailaora said...

great soup and creative project! congrats!

Peikkonen said...

It's beautiful! Great job with the dangly bit!

Becky Pancake said...

Nan your necklace is beautiful.

Rachel said...

Love what you came up with!

Kiersten Kern said...

Gorgeous necklace!

Kimberly said...

WHat a beautiful necklace!

Terri said...

Fabulous!!

Tara P. said...

Incredible necklace! I love it!

CraftyHope said...

Your necklace makes me smile. I think it's all that color you've packed into it along with the subtly rustic feel. Love it!

Sherri Stokey said...

Gorgeous! I love that necklace - every single thing about it!!

Birgitta Lejonklou said...

Hi Nan,
I thought I already left a comment but I checked back as my internet is not doing what I want ...so now I try again
I love this necklace and U managed to use the soup ingredients in a wonderful way ...specially like the way U put the focal together with Your flower
jumm!!
xxx

Mimi Gardner said...

Speechless...truly breathtaking, Nan!

Shyme said...

Beautiful necklace!

Sharyl said...

You are right! Lee Anne is very talented and sent you some gorgeous beads to work with! But you did an amazing design job! This is so beautiful! (Of course, have a necklace of my very own that you made, I already knew that!) :-)

Congrats on this beautiful work! --Sharyl

Karen Mitchell said...

What can I say that everyone hasn't already said...I love it! I'd wear it in a heartbeat.

Karen M said...

What an amazing design. You are so talented.

My Life Under the Bus said...

This is my all time favorite! XO