Wednesday, May 14, 2014

8th Bead Soup Party Blog Hop


I apologize for being late in posting..sometimes things just happen ....
I want to thank both Lori Anderson,Pretty Things Blog  for once again hosting this wonderful event, and my partner Molly Alexander,.http://beautifullybrokenme.blogspot.com/2014/05/welcome-to-bead-soup-blog-party.html for sending such a lovely and challenging soup mix



The soup mix  included lots of copper  pieces..focals ,beads and bead caps, that Molly made and enameled ..fun chains, faceted Czech glass, and glass beads. There was so much ,and all of it wonderful, that I just kept making things..
so...here we go...
Molly provided 2 copper focals, I had originally thought to alter this one to make a bracelet ..but changed my mind about that.. I had drilled 2 holes at the bottom for the bracelet connector...so  riveted a loop to hold some dangles instead plus, changed the patina color a bit to match the turquoise knotted leather..

5 large glass beads from soup paired with Indonesian glass from my stash, went into this bracelet.

This heart had riveted holes that  were off set and it proved too challenging, so I drilled a centered hole to string the faceted Czech beads and used some of the beautiful chain  and the enameled clasp from the soup mix , I left the riveted hole open as a texture.

and finally this casually knotted leather bracelet used Molly's enameled tubes and one of my large ceramic beads along with another of Molly's enameled clasps.
Thanks everyone for stopping by my blog ...leave a comment if you like...
This link will take you back to Lori's Blog and the links for the other participants.
http://www.prettythingsblog.com/2014/05/welcome-to-8th-bead-soup-blog-party.html

43 comments:

Mags said...

I like that you left the riveted holes as an ornamental feature, that necklace is my favourite but I admire your creations throughout!

13 said...

Fantastic soup' love how you've got your own feel into the focals and I love the first necklace and the heart one too

Liz said...

Beautiful as always, Nan. Loved Molly's soup. The All the pieces were lovely. My favorites were the one with the copper heart focal and the knotted leather bracelet with the enameled toggle. fun!

sugarsherri said...

Very nice, love the colors

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Cece said...

Each piece is beautiful, but the two necklaces are stunning. Wonderful soup mix to work with as well.

Just Beads said...

Wow, such wonderful pieces, all of them. I love the colours and the designs, can't make a decision whats my fovourite. Really great job!

My Life Under the Bus said...

LOVE these colors and your necklaces! Beautiful work Nan! XOXO

Tammy Adams said...

Love the colors in your soup. Your designs are gorgeous. Love how you thought to modify the focals to suit your ideas.

Molly Alexander said...

Wow Nan - such beautiful creations! I love how you were able to use the focals and make them your own. You did such a fabulous job showcasing the different enameled and etched pieces in the crazy soup mix I sent you. I am in love with all of them, but the first one with the door is probably my favorite! Thank you so much for the amazing soup you sent to me - I loved working with your beautiful beads, and tried to use all of them!

Audrey Bélanger said...

I love what you did with the focal ! Very clever ! The bracelets are lovely as well. Blue is my favorite color, so this soup is delicious to me !

Lori Anderson said...

I absolutely LOVE those focals and what you did with them! Absolutely stunning work that I'd wear. Yep, hand 'em over, LOL!

Nan, thanks so much not only for participating for so many years, but for being in my book and making me so proud.

vonna said...

Okay, LOVE the heart necklace the best!! -- great pieces Nan!

Silver Parrot said...

Very nice work. I love that last necklace with the large heart - it's so wonderfully unique!

Peru-Medesigns said...

Nan all your pieces are very beautiful. I admire all of them. The blue clasp is very unique. Molly did a good job too!!

Dolores Raml said...

Awesome pieces, really love the patina and color on the first one but you did an excellent job on all of them.

cleew09 said...

Beautiful combination of copper and turquoise, one of my favorites. Your design really showcases the components well.

Mary K. McGraw said...

All of your pieces are amazing. Love the colorfulness of them all. I am especially partial to the first necklace and the leather knotted bracelet.

sheilaposter said...

Some really good things. Both focals had so much happening and I love the blue bracelet

Barb Fernald said...

Lovely pieces! I really like how you combined the turquoise cord with the copper chain in the first piece. It looks so great with the focal. Nicely done!

Esfera Jewelry said...

Absolutely lovely pieces. Can't pick a favorite as they are all gorgeous.

Shyme said...

Beautiful pieces in a lovely color palette,

Becky Pancake said...

Nan you did a marvelous job using your beautiful soup. My favorite is the blue lampworked and Indonesian glass beads bracelet. The heart necklace comes in a close second.

Christine said...

Wow, I love your pieces!! They're each so unique - beautiful work!

Dyanne Cantrell said...

OMG! The necklace is incredible!! I love the rich colors in all of your pieces!

Fire Phoenix said...

Wow, what a great soup. I love that heart pendant! The necklace you made with it is super too.

Susanm said...

Each of your pieces is so unique. You made good use of your soup, but added your own touches.The necklace with the green focal is particularly striking.

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Kelly said...

Your first necklace makes me think of Santa Fe. It evokes the southwest in the best way. Simply yet detailed and a great use of your soup ingredients. I like how you altered the focal. Very nicely done!

Shaiha said...

Beautiful designs all! It's really hard to choose just one but I am leaning towards the heart necklace though the other one really reminds me of the Tardis so love that one too.

BluMoon said...

I really like what you did with your soup couldn't pick a favourite though!
Jackie

gelfling50 said...

wow awesome job great designs and perfect color combinations....I love the textures in all the bits ....ty so much for sharing, bye now gotta hop along...

Jo-Ann said...

The enameled clasps are wonderful. I love their colour! I so love your first bracelet. The blue with the copper is beautiful!

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Luscious soup and amazing designs, Nan :)

Cris Peacock said...

Ooh I love the earthy BoHo look to your jewelry pieces!! Just gorgeous!

Bev said...

Blue and copper are my favorites! I love your pieces! Great job!

Dini Bruinsma said...

Molly sent you a wonderful soup... and what you did whit it is so ♥worth waiting for♥ I love how you worked with it, beautiful beautiful pieces...

The Creative Klutz said...

Great designs - love that ceramic bead in the bottom bracet =)

Patricia Johnson said...

Really stunning pieces...great color and design! Amazing job with your soup!

Robin Reed said...

Ok, great asymmetrical work, love the design and different colors. Wonderful movement and texture...really Love all of your designs!!! Have a Blessed Day!!!

TesoriTrovati said...

That is a terrifically tasty soup, Miss Nan! I love the color palette. Miss Molly is an amazing artist with a beautiful soul. I love the way you used those two focals. Thank you for sharing your creations with the 8th Bead Soup. Enjoy the day! Erin

Louise said...

awesome soup! I love what you did with the copper heart focal!

bairozan said...

Beautiful creations, great color combos and inventive approach! The blue glass beads bracelet and the necklace with the heart focal are my favorites, not that is was easy to choose!

Kathy Lindemer said...

Great pieces! The copper that you got to work with is amazing and you did it justice.

val tilghman said...

There is always something warming about copper! Love the way that you worked with the focals! Very cool :)