Saturday, 17 September 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal day!

I had an interesting assortment of items from my partner Nicole Keller of Nicki's Reef and I was inspired to make a necklace and two bracelets. The necklace I named Night Leopard; as soon as I laid eyes on the bronze pendant from Africa I just knew I wanted to make something that was both organic and a bit ethnic, I picked the beautiful spotted wood & tree seed beads and red Jasper for warmth and colour from the beads Nicki sent me, I added four Jasper rondels, vintage bronze metal rondels, wood beads and three grey blue beads from my own stash these hand made beads were made by Acholi women in Uganda, Africa out of recycled, rolled paper. The necklace is strung on leather and finished with a gold plated lobster clasp, I don't often make long necklaces but this one will fit over a sweater nicely I think.



Next I made a bracelet from the Polymer clay tile and the pair of glass beads with the nice bronze clasp Nicki sent I added copper beads and some Amazonite triangles.
For the second bracelet/necklace I took the lovely clay oak leaf added two toning lampwork beads I had and threaded them on the red and gold sari ribbon, it can be tied at any length and looks interesting I think one could even add a few more beads to it! I still have some of the bead soup left over to make things with.

Thank you Nicki for the interesting and unusual things you sent me, they certainly gave me pause for thought and isn't that just what it is all about!

Thank you too Lori, I don't know how you manage to keep up with it all with a home and family to look after; this is certainly a huge undertaking.

Thanks also to all of you that take the time to visit my little blog, I will do my very best to visit each one of you! 
Here is the link to the list where you can visit all the participants of Lori's Blog Soup Party.
http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/
  

52 comments:

Islandgirl said...

I think the focal on the sari cord looks great! Beautiful fall colours in your soup! (However, I think fall is definitely a 4 letter word at this time of year!)

Love the name you came up with for your necklace.. mine is just soup fall 2011!

Deci said...

Absolutely stunning!

m.e. said...

Lovely soup mix.
Your designs are
"simply " perfect !!!
m.e.:)

horimarika said...

Great jewelry! I love the colours!

tappingflamingo said...

I love, love that bracelet! The one with the polymer clay. I love those colors, and the copper...love it!!!

EmandaJ said...

Your pieces are stunningly simple and elegant. We're all being pushed outside our comfort zones -- with amazing results!

Enjoy the hop,
Emanda

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

Green Shoot Jewellery Designs said...

Stunning! I especially love the clay oak leaf design, but they are all gorgeous!
Deb x

Kate said...

Great stuff! I especially like the sari silk and ceramic leaf bracelet. Lovely!

Pretty Things said...

I am SO sorry for being late — today our internet provider decided to crash. My stress level is through the roof, to say the least! They’re still working on it, but it’s like dial-up.

Wonderful work! I'm glad you enjoyed what your worked with!

I hope you’ll participate again!

Love, Lori

Regina said...

They sure are interesting beads you received. Love the African necklace, so rich and so earthy. Love the sari bracelet too. Great designs.

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

What a lovely necklace! I love that shimmering leaf bead too! so pretty!

susie said...

What a beautiful soup you made my friend, your work is truly stunning!! Thanks for sharing & all I can say is yummmmmy!!!

Karyn B said...

The sari is so pretty, and all the pieces turned out great!

steufel said...

Lovely pieces! My fav is the first necklace. So elegant!

coffeeaddict said...

The bracelet is my favourite, I love the triangular beads and the way you incorporated them in the design

KayzKreationz said...

They are all great. I really love that sari ribbon set, because of the colors. But the African inspired necklace is wonderful too and just the right length for wearing with a sweater. Great job.

Christine Altmiller said...

very very beautiful! i love the leaf bracelet...i just began doing something very similar using rocks. Your leaf is the star!

ladyhawthorne said...

Lovely pieces all, I especially like the simplicity of the leaf piece.

Lupe Meter said...

Such lovely designs! Awesome job!

Sweet Willow Designs said...

That sari silk with the leave is beautiful and very fall. Great use of the bead soup.

Poranna said...

what lovely jewellery you've made, Jackie :o)

Shirley said...

Great pieces! That sari silk is just stunning!

Lori's Glassworks said...

Wonderful! You have created several terrific pieces of wearable art. I like your use of color and texture fro the necklace. Thank you for sharing your artistic process along the way. Cheers!
Lori

Maggie said...

That pendant is very interesting and you did a great job highlighting it. Love the leaf bracelet!

Astrid said...

Beautiful work, I especially love the leaf on the sari ribbon!

Tracy said...

Beautiful designs, I especially like the last bracelet..

Palimpa Lim said...

Fabulous pieces! My favorite is the Necklace! I imagine it with a roll neck sweater, skirt and boots. A perfect everyday piece for fall and winter! Great job, really!

Wendy said...

Beautiful!

BackstoryBeads said...

Love the addition of the gray-blue; that was an inspired choice!

CraftyHope said...

I like that you were inspired by that first pendant from the moment you saw it. Don't you just love when that happens? I do have to say that your bracelet with the polymer clay pendant is my favorite. There's something about those Amozonite triangles that call out to me. Very well done!

Ann said...

Nice Jackie, the sari ribbon really is pretty with that focal and your other pieces are great too.

Sweet Freedom said...

I love them all, especially the bracelet with the Sari Ribbon! What a pretty orange!

Beadbug said...

I love the colors and design, great work with your soup.

Shay Stone said...

That's three very different and beautiful pieces you've made. Very nice!

Boot ~C said...

really pretty, the 'sweater necklace' is my fave of them all

Noemi said...

What a great last bracelet!! it is simple but so stunning!
Lovely pieces.
That necklace is also very nice and very well thought through, if that makes sense.

DaviniaDesign said...

I soooo adore the autumn leaf!

Beadaholique said...

Such fantastic pieces, Jackie! Great job :)

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Oh my! Such beautiful pieces! I love the way the necklace turned out. And those two bracelets are just wonderful! I love the focals she sent, so pretty and you just made them even more beautiful :)

Christine said...

Lovely, unique collection from your soup!!

Bobbie said...

Lovely results from a very cool mix. Nice job!

joeymoma93 said...

Love the last bracelet. Perfect for fall.

Terri said...

What a delicious soup to play with. All of your designs turned out beautifully. and I like the ethnic feel you put into your necklace. It works! Soup-er job!!!

chicandfrog said...

I have never worked with sari ribbon and I am usually not much into that but your bracelet is great. I would totally wear it!
Ambra

Claire Maunsell said...

A superb collection of beads to work with and you really did them justice. Lovely simple necklace.

maneki said...

Lovely jewellery! I especially like the last piece. It looks so warm and firey. Great job!

Cindy Cima said...

Love the earthy feel to your designs! Great job!

Birgit said...

Hi Jackie,

What wonderful pieces -- love them!

Thanks for having left comments on my blog -- so very much appreciated.

Maybe you want to check out my Oktoberfest giveaway . It would be nice to welcome you back to my blog.

Greetings from Munich, Germany,
Birgit

pinkchapeau said...

You got a lot of great beads, and made lovely items with them. I love long necklaces...those spotted beads on yours are great! Love the use of the ribbon on the other necklace.

Jo said...

Beautiful colours! The leaf focal is gorgeous, and the silk is perfect for it.

Manuela said...

Beautiful work - I love the sari piece a lot and your colors are speaking to me.

Aquariart said...

Realy love your last two pieces. the triangles with that amazing focal on the bracelet and the sari ribbon with the leaf- gorgeous!!