Saturday, 26 February 2011

Bead Soup Reveal Day


Today is the day I can show you what I made from my bead soup partner Magda; our brief was we had to use the focal and clasp our partner sent us but could use the beads sent or use some from our own stash. I tried to use as many of the items Magda sent me as I could and just added one bead and some vintage brass chain of my own to finish off.

I made an asymetrical necklace, I loved the hand made beads and clasp she made for me, so the clasp had to be seen, but I had great difficulty deciding how to hang the focal circle of wood, I wanted to use the long wire wrapped bead she had made me in a different way. So this is what I eventually came up with.

49 comments:

Poranna said...

Oh my ... you had an awsome idea! I just love it, Jackie :o)

Islandgirl said...

That's really pretty Jackie ... Is it short 15 -16 inches... .. That will be stunning with the right neckline!... Lovely!!!

Mary K. McGraw said...

I like how you solved your design problem, What a fun necklace.

Deci said...

Jackie, I really like the coil work on the bail and the focal is so unusual. Good work!

Marian Hertzog said...

Love the clasp on the side! Very cool design!

Pretty Things said...

That's a cool piece! Very different from your usual style, and I think that's going to really appeal to someone who's a nature-lover. You did a great job with all the elements you had!

Super job!

jamberry_song said...

Pretty! I think what you made is very interesting to look at. It has a very nice artsy feel. :) Nice work! I'm loving what you did with the focal there. Very cool!

Marie Cramp said...

Absolutely One of a Kind!! :)

Kristen said...

That is so cool! Great job!

Francy said...

such a cool design.

Stacey said...

Great way to hang the focal!

ViviBijoux said...

What a piece! you go girl ^_^ Virginie ViviBijoux.com

My Life Under the Bus said...

I love the way you used the wooden pendant!

Charlene said...

I like how you used the components, very nice.

Sandi Volpe said...

Grear design!

TesoriTrovati said...

So very different! Very sculptural. Thanks for that tasty morsel!
Enjoy the day.
Erin

Wendy said...

Very unique and creative design! Great job! :)

rosebud101 said...

That is one wonderful necklace!!!!

Suzette Bentley said...

Very pretty design! Have fun hopping!

Terri said...

What a challenge and what a great solutions. Love the colors!!!

Nicki said...

I think this is really something different. I want to see you wearing it though- can you share a picture? This is really special.

moonlitfantaseas said...

very cool, kind of rustic and futuristic at the same time!

ladynoble said...

Very interesting design. It definitely caught my eye having the stone focal hang like that. Kudos to thinking outside of the box.

Courtney said...

I love that focal! You did a great job, very creative! :)

Cyndi L said...

So simple, but so elegant! Fabulous choices :-)

SueBeads said...

Very nice, love the focal!

m.e. said...

Wow!!! what a Great job you did showcasing that Fabulous wood pendant!!! Wonderful ,Unique design !!!
m.e :)

maneki said...

Very nice, different necklace design!

Dee said...

very very pretty...the wire work is great!!

Heather said...

The most unique soup I have seen today. My eyes are getting blurry from being on the computer too long. Glad I got to see your design. That wood piece is so intriguing.

Kate said...

Totally unique. Asymmetry rocks!

Margot Potter said...

Divine!

N Valentine Studio said...

That's such a stunning piece! Thanks for visiting my blog I've had a great time reading everyones comments and seeing what everyone made!

Beadbug said...

Sweet lookin necklace.

Everyday Gypsy said...

Well, I have to say your design rocks. I love the way your offset design showcases your unusual focal piece. Great work.

Cathryn said...

I find asymmetrical necklaces difficult to balance. However, you did a beautiful job! That pendant really called for simplicity, which added to the whole necklace's allure! Congratulations!

Sarabeth said...

what a great idea-your creation is brilliant :)

sarabeth

vintagesusie & wings said...

So beautiful friend, I love this necklace & what you did with your SOUP! Simple Stunning!!! ;)
Thanks for sharing...
Susie

Loretta said...

Very unusual focal to work with and you did a great job! Love it.

Holly said...

Oh, I completely agree, that clasp needed to be seen! And your way cool focal with the wire is awesome!

Serena Trent said...

Very cute indeed! I love the design of this piece! WOW!

Salzanos said...

original unique design! Very nice!

Lisa Godfrey said...

Wow, that's such a cool focal and I love the unique way you've suspended it from the chain. Very nice!

Releases by Rufydoof said...

What an interesting focal. I love how you have kept the piece fairly simple so as not to take away from the focal - simple but stunning! Well done!

Karyn
Australia

Valerie said...

Very unusual and creative. Nice job! I really like the earthy colors. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. So nice of you!

GraceC said...

That slab of wood would have stymied me completely. you rose to the challenge very nicely. I'd like to see this on a model to see how it hangs.

roseworksjewelry said...

Looks great! That agate is pretty :)

Hazel Ward said...

Oh wow, that's a show-stopper! Lovely piece :D

Malin de Koning said...

That is a bold and interesting design. I would love to see it on. I think it will look smashing! I see Audrey Hepburn with an armless coctail dress. Classy!

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