Saturday, 10 May 2014

BEAD SOUP BLOG PARTY THE GREAT REVEAL TODAY!

Well here it is at last the day to reveal what we have made with the soup our partner or partners sent us. First I would like to thank Lori Anderson who although she has been so ill made the decision to hold the party again this year, bravo Lori.

Ok here goes my first partner was Hannah Annear her blog is at Wordpress www.quirkyhannah.wordpress.com
You can see in a post below the items both of my partners sent me. I used the piece of Labradorite to make a focal with some lovely bronze wire which I hammered and textured it could actually be used as a focal on a chain or with the addition of a pin a brooch.                                                                                                                                   

















My second partner was Sarah Strover of www.beaupepys.blogspot.com 
I had a lovely assortment of items to challenge me from Sarah. First up is a necklace, the focal was most unusual, I used two of the smaller green goldstone beads above it and I really liked how the Moonstone nuggets looked with the white wash that had been used on the carving. I felt the five Ugandan paper beads gave a feeling of spring freshness to enlarge on that I made two leaves of Polymer Clay and used a couple of my round red and green clay beads for a pop of colour I finished off with some of Sarah's silvery feathers and the clasp she sent me. Oh yes I added a bit of chain and some tiny silver beads.


I made a pair of earrings with the rest of the feathers Sarah sent and a second pair with some really cute glass pepper lamp work beads.
















Next I made a ribbon necklace with the Kokou seed beads ( not sure if I got the name right) I had some gold ones in my stash so added two of those and threaded them onto hand dyed silk, I could have knotted between the beads but then they couldn't be moved up or down to change the pattern so I left them free for now.


The last piece I made was a composite of Hannah Annears pretty flower Clasp and Sara's beads with the addition of some faceted Aquamarine, silver beads and bead caps and tiny freshwater pearls from my stash. I used Sarah's Kashmiri Lac bead for the focal, more of the lovely green goldstone rounds she sent me and a pair of green tree Agate beads. I put two pictures below so you can see the whole necklace with Hannah's clasp.



Well that's it for this year folks, I will be doing some giveaways, not decided what yet though if you are interested please mention you would like to be included in the draw when you leave a comment.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog, every comment is much appreciated.

Here is a link to the rest of the party, I hope will enjoy visiting some of the other blogs! 
http://www.prettythingsblog.com/2014/05/welcome-to-8th-bead-soup-blog-party.html


~Jackie~  
  


51 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness, Jackie! I knew you were talented but those are all so beautiful - they're all my favourite! I love the little flashes of red in the etched agate necklace - they really make it sing.

Loving the muted colours on the bottom necklace, too.

Thank you so much for being my partner - I've had a really amazing time with the beautiful stuff you've sent, and I really enjoy our chats.

Hannah Trost said...

I like the flexibility of the silk and seed necklace! Think of all the ways to wear it while the seeds are free to move....

Amber Dawn Inventive Soul said...

The silk ribbon with seeds looks nice! I like the ideas you had for all of the pieces. The wrapped piece would make a great brooch, indeed!

AWJewelry said...

everything is beautiful, love the focal that you hammered the metal for

bailaora said...

labradorite is always the winner- the brooch rocks!!!

Shaiha said...

Jackie these are just incredible! I love what you did with the labradorite! What a way to accent that flash.

ingetraud said...

I like how you put together diverse elements in the second pieces. All your pieces are lovely.

Cornerstoregoddess said...

The labradorite focal is fabulous!

Peru-Medesigns said...

I love the focal bead with the wire is very beautiful..

WindDancerStudios said...

I love that you combined both soups to make your last piece, that just makes it extra special!

Just Beads said...

The silk necklace is so nice. I love it. The other pieces are great too.

Nelly May said...

I adore what you've done with that beautiful piece of laboradorite. Love to see what you do with it. You've made some stunning creations with your two soups.

Kelly said...

The pepper earrings are super cute. The necklace makes me think of flowers in Hawaii. It feels kind of tropical and serene. Like something you would want to wear on a breezy day while walking along a beach. Love it.

Jael said...

You took on two soups!
I like the wrapped labradorite. I'd like to see how it winds up. I agree about the simple silk necklace - sometimes less is more. Your final necklace is one I could see myself wearing. I'm a blue-jeans gal!

Ilenia said...

It's all so beautiful!

coffeeaddict said...

I love the bail you've made for the labradorite focal. Perfect for a tribal inspired design

Jean Wells said...

Very nice reveal. Love those chili pepper earrings. Great job!

Pepita said...

Love that wire-wrapped labradorite! Also the other pieces are very pretty!
Alenka

anafiassa said...

What lovely pieces! I really like the labradorite pendant and the pepper earrings and the last necklace... actually, I like everything! Wonderful work... Thank you so much for sharing!

Linda A. said...

The necklace is jaw dropping. Just splendid and divine! I love how you mixed the aqaumarine with the pearls and tree agate. brilliant!

I'd be interested in a giveaway =)

Linda A.
http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

Louise said...

Very nice pieces, I like them all. The hammered bronze and Labradorite is very striking. Nice work!

Christine Hansen said...

Jackie - you made some wonderful pieces! I love how you handled the laboradorite - that was really clever. And the earrings - both pairs are really cute! I love all three necklaces but my favorite is the last - the focal and the beads you chose to accent with is such an elegant composition. Well done!

stregajewellry said...

Wow, you made a lot of pretty things. I particularly like that last piece with the faceted aquamarine. My birthstone and I never wear it, but I would wear that necklace!

Becky Pancake said...

Hi Jackie, You did a wonderful job of wirework on the labradorite focal.The green necklace is beautiful and the pepper earrings are cute. My favorite is the necklace with the tree agate and aquamarine. I am interested in your giveaway.

beadrecipes said...

Gorgeous pieces, love the necklaces! I'd be interested in the giveaway.

Regina said...

Thay are all so beautiful, so versatile. Love the focal with the metal work, it would make a nice brooch.

PiPa said...

Great work with metal, and awesome necklace!!!

vovsblog said...

Such lovely work well done!

Tammy Adams said...

Beautiful work. My favorite design is the last necklace where you combined ingredients from both soups.

adlinah said...

The labradorite focal is so creative - it'd be interesting to see what you end up making with it. I really like the feather earrings and that necklace is pretty!

Jo-Ann said...

Lovely elegant designs!

Dawn Williams said...

I love all of your designs. The ribbon necklace is my fav. It's simple but eye-catching. Love the colors!

Barb Fernald said...

I love the simplicity of the kokou seed necklace and your bronze/labradorite focal pieces is stunning! You soup designs are all so pretty!

Andra Marasteanu said...

Wow, such beautiful pieces!! I love them!!! My favorite is the labradorite focal , the aquamarine necklace and the feather necklace! Awesome!

Janice said...

Two soups!?! What a great collection! My favorite is the last necklace Great designs!

Janice said...

Wonderful pieces! I love that last blue necklace. Of course I'd love to be included in the giveaway. Who doesn't love a giveaway?

Christine said...

Lovely pieces - great job!

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

Ooooh, Jackie, you received lots of beautiful stones, and I love all the interpretations, but I think the ribbon and seed design is especially creative :)

tappingflamingo said...

pretty stuff, especially that last necklace!

bairozan said...

I love the labradorite piece - beautiful and versatile! The choice of shapes and colors in the last piece is gorgeous and I like how you have arranged them around the Kashmiri focal!

Lisa Knappenberger said...

I absolutely LOVE what you did with the Labradorite...I haven't tried wireworking yet, but it is on my list of new things to try. All of the pieces are GREAT .

Cris Peacock said...

Two soups? Wow :) But you made so many lovely pieces with each! Beautifully done!

Kepi said...

Very beautiful, I really love the first focal, that hammered wire sets off the stone so perfectly, great design. Love the second necklace so much, but really all your pieces are wonderful!

Bev said...

I love the pieces you made. I am impressed how you made the beads suspended on the sari ribbon. I also love the blue necklace! Great job with your soup!

Janine Lucas (Esfera Jewelry) said...

Slowly I'm going through all the blogs of the BSBP and admire all the designs. Love your pieces! You did a great job with your soup.

Dini Bruinsma said...

What a stunning piece of ♥labradorite did you get,I love the way you used the wire to create the focal! Necklaces and earrings are sweet♥ especially the pepper,the make me smile!

Terri said...

Fabulous designs! Each have their own personality! A credit to the designer...you! Really Soup-er!

CraftyHope said...

Nicely done with your soups. It looks like you really thought out your design.

Veralynne Malone said...

Excellent soup! Your designs were stunning! I tip my chef hat to you!

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peacockandlime said...

Great use of your soup! So many pretty pieces!

Anitha said...

Wonderful creations Jackie! loved the last one and the ribbon necklace very much..