Saturday, 13 April 2013

MY BEAD SOUP REVEAL!

At last the great day is here when I can reveal my bead soup to you, I seem to have been waiting such a long time! When the soup arrived from my swap partner Cathy Jakicic I unpacked it and spread it out and looked at it for a couple of weeks with no idea what I would make with it, I just kept going back to look and slowly ideas started to come together. 

The first necklace I made was with the blue nuggets (they look like Lapis but not sure) I added some large vintage brass beads and chain from my stash and the focal is the blue stone from my soup. I made a bracelet to go with the necklace but used one of my hand made beads as the focal point.



I had been looking at the pretty Cameo which is quite heavy and decided to go with a hand dyed silk ribbon as I felt it might be too heavy with a chain or pearl necklace so a ordered ribbon from Diane at http://www.sowzeredesigns.com she also has an Etsy shop  SowZerE 



For the next necklace I had great fun with my hammer, hammering the shapes I made and then putting it all together. As I was constructing it the beautiful Jasper leaf I added from my stash, a tiny tip from the top broke away it was so small I was unable to do anything about it, I don't think it detracts from the necklace hopefully. I named this one Floating Away, simply because the beads remind me of streams and leaves do float away on them.


The lovely green glass navette shape beads inspired a completely different design I really love it! I used the lovely lampwork clasp Cathy sent, the small white rice pearls came from my stash, as did the pink lampwork rose buds and deep green rondelles, I think it turned out very pretty!


My daughter had spotted the white opal glass spike beads of course she wanted those, just her sort of thing...!!!! so of course I said I would make her a necklace with them, I found a strand of pinky, purple vintage fire polished beads added some silver beads and now she has her spikey necklace.


This necklace , gave me quite a challenge because of the odd shaped squarish nugget beads, tricky! The colour looked like pieces of blue sky with pink blossoms perhaps from a cherry or almond tree so I designed a pendant with an old weeping cherry tree and Blossom Time was born! I used the pink pearls and silver from the bead soup and added a hand dyed silk string from Diane it is soft shades of blue and pink and a little silver hook clasp, I think it worked well, and I love it.



This is a last minute idea I had for the leaf and tiny heart Cathy sent in the soup, I found a tiny bird and a couple of 4mm Swarovski crystals and popped them onto a long headpin and added them to the leaf, the leaf is on a hand dyed silk ribbon I had in my stash and that folks is it! I do have a few things left over and I am sure I will use them in time.


I hope you have enjoyed your visit and hope you will take a look at the other participants of the bead soup. 
This is a link to the list for the second reveal http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/preview-of-2nd-reveal-blog-list-for-7th.html 
I do hope it works
~Jackie~ 

32 comments:

Micheladas said...

what beautiful pieces you created. beautiful job.

BackstoryBeads said...

Just amazing what you have done with that soup!! You are so talented, and I can't pick a favorite, but your last necklace is stellar, and perfect for times when all that's missing is a pop of color.

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

Lovely pieces, Jackie... especially like the custom pendant designed to match the stones!

Tiffany Smith said...

You have been very busy!!! Everything turned out very beautiful.

Mags said...

I like your cherry blossom -necklace so much!

Ilenia said...

WOW! all so beautiful!

PiPa said...

So many beautiful pieces in here! I love the Blossom Time necklace!

said...

Hi Jackie, here I am, your partner for last BSBP :)
this time too you and your daughter did a great job! I love the first and the last necklace, beautiful!
I hope to see each other again on next BSBP :)
ciao, baci

Suntsa said...

Oh wow! I love your simply and elegant style very much. All pieces are lovely.

inaurem said...

The necklace with the tree is really cute and romantic. I love it :)

SwallowtailJewellery said...

Beautiful pieces - love the necklace with the rice pearls - stunning and very elegant!!

YaY! Jewelry said...

lovely work with all the soup your had...my favorite is the first necklace...a bit partial to chunky necklaces! Kristin Oppold

kathy stemke said...

Love allyour jewelry. The spiky opal one is my favorite. Opal is my birthstone.
kathy

Jean A. Wells said...

Oh my, everything is beautiful. I especially love the necklace that looks as if it has been tied. Those pink roses jumped right out at me as I am looking for some like that for a client's request. Do you recall where you got them? Great work on everything.

A Polymer Penchant said...

Beautiful! What a standout that pendant you created is, just gorgeous

Andra said...

Jackie, I love your collection! The weeping cherry tree is my favorite. I really like the details.

Patricia Johnson said...

Wow...you have been busy! Very nice job with your soup!

Lupe Meter said...

Such lovely designs!! Love the focal pieces! Nice job!

brandi said...

~so many unique and wonderful pieces you have created...beautifully made...much love light and blessings~

April Grinaway said...

Love the blue nugget piece!

Cheri said...

Nice work on all of your pieces. I am partial to the one with the clasp towards front with white rice beads the pretty blue beads and the pink buds. Really cute!
Cheri

Libellula Jewelry said...

Great and varied work!

Dini Bruinsma said...

The bracelet is my absolute favorite♥

Kepi said...

Lovely lovely pieces.

Cathy Jakicic said...

Jackie - what a fantastic collection!! I especially love your custom pendant - absolutely beautiful!!

Cathy

Becky Pancake said...

All of your pieces are beautiful Jackie. I can't decide if I like Blossom Time or the green navette necklace the best.

Bobbie said...

My goodness, you were so creative and prolific with your soup! Everything is very pretty, each with its own personality.

CraftyHope said...

Each and every one of your pieces is really beautiful. I'm especially smitten with the simplicity of the cameo necklace and your amazing work on the Blossom time necklace. WELL DONE!!

Shaiha said...

Yeah I am running behind but I had to let you know just how much I loved your designs. They are all so different yet gorgeous and wearable.

Annette Piper said...

Great work Jackie - you were certainly busy, lots of pieces made!

Amanda Tibbetts said...

Beautiful pieces! You were so creative with all of the beads you received!

Christa Murphy said...

Oh wow you made so many beautiful things. I can't decide which is my favorite. I love the cherry blossom necklace because it is unusual. I love the one you did for your daughter because those type necklaces are so hard to get just right and I know you probably worked hard at it. I love the one with the blue drops because it is so pretty and delicate but the first necklace and bracelet are really my style. You got so many great pieces for your soup. You did a marvelous job and you were one busy woman.