Friday, July 27, 2012

6th Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal

This is my second time participating in this worldwide event. 400 jewelry designers are participating this time and you can find all the participating blogs here:
http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/2012/06/participants-of-6th-bead-soup-blog.html
I am very happy to be part of this event and I want to thank Lori Anderson from http://www.prettythingsblog.com/ for the huge workload she put into organizing this event!

I was partnered with Leah Curtis and she sent me a wonderful bead soup with gorgeous ceramic beads, a charming sterling silver clasp she made herself and lots of other goodies, among which a beautiful beaded bead which was immediately snatched by my daughter.

I have made three necklaces:

 The first one is a large bronze necklace. The bronze parts are from my own stash and everything else from the bead soup. I have used the ceramic focal, the ceramic beads and 2 of the ivory colored vintage beads as well as the silk. It was my first time using both silk and ceramic components and I am thrilled at the result.





The second necklace is made with the wonderful green crystal beads Leah sent me. Just the right color for this soldered pendant from my religious art series. To balance the dainty crystals, I added silver links and a clasp I made.




The third and last necklace was the most difficult to make. I love the silver clasp Leah made herself and wanted to showcase it, not simply hanging on the back of a necklace. 
Here is is, paired with one of my handmade lampwork beads and a necklace made of hammered silver links, made to match the clasp.





I hope you enjoy the blog hop and would love to read a few comments ;-)

52 comments:

Dancing Wire and Beads by Lori said...

The excitement has begun! All your pieces are beautiful, I really love what you did with your beads! I'm in the second reveal and can't wait to see what everyone makes!

I'll keep my fingers crossed you don't lose your power during the storm.

Heidi Post said...

All beautiful pieces! Good luck with the storms tonight :)

Marian Hertzog said...

Pretty pieces! I love what you did with the clasp as part of the focal. I love all three pieces!

mommysdream said...

Beautiful pieces! Each is different and special

Kathy Lindemer said...

I love how you showcased the clasp in the third necklace. It is elegant in its simplicity.

Shaiha said...

I love the fact that they are all so different. It really showcases your skills.

Patti Van said...

I am having a hard time picking my favorite! You already know how much I love your lampwork beads, so the last necklace is just beautiful...I really love how you placed the clasp on this piece! But...I am so drawn to the religious pendant!!! That is gorgeous! You did a beautiful job! Please stay safe from the storms!

Penny Neville said...

Beautiful pieces happy hopping!

Leah Curtis said...

LOVE what you've done! I'm glad you were able to use the silk, and the ceramic necklace is just gorgeous. The religious necklace is beautiful. The green crystals fit in beautifully.

And thank you so much for showcasing my clasp! It's an elegant design. Fantastic start to the party!

Stepha said...

What stunning pieces. I love the lampwork focal necklace. I am still trying to finish pieces.. My reveal date is tomorrow.

Shirley said...

Wow! I love all of them for different reasons, but that last one is just pure special! Beautiful work!!

lilrubyjewelry said...

All three pieces are lovely!

lilrubyjewelry said...

All three pieces are lovely!

Tanya Ozanne said...

They are all special and I really like the way you used the colours.Lovely Love and Hugs Tanya

Audrey Bélanger said...

Gorgeous pieces... I love how the first two necklaces go together flawlessly when worn together.

Jean said...

Love them all! You did wonderful work on designing your pieces!
jean yates

WindDancerStudios said...

They're all very pretty, your lamp worked beads are gorgeous :) and I love how effortlessly all three pair together even with the different metals.

Linda Y said...

Beautiful pieces. Great job.

Jean A. Wells said...

Everything is beautiful. You did a really good job using the ingredients. Great job!

Cornerstoregoddess said...

What a deliciously gorgeous lampwork bead. It sets off the beautiful clasp so well. Awesome!

AWJewelry said...

Great job, love them all!

Boot ~C said...

even though all three are different styles, am I crazy to like them all together? very hippie chic!

Lori Anderson said...

These are absolutely stunning! I love the texture you added, and of course the colors are perfect!

Thanks for coming to my party!

one-eared pig said...

Very nice use of all the items!

Mary K. McGraw said...

All of your pieces are fabulous. Really like the hammered links you made to go with the clasp.

A Polymer Penchant said...

They're all pretty but I really like the little texture of textile in the first necklace. Pretty. pretty!

Sherri Stokey said...

Even though it may have been the most difficult for you, the third necklace is my favorite:)

Marti C. said...

Your necklaces are beautiful. Good job on your soup!

ChristinaMarieH said...

All 2 necklaces are pretty but my favorite is the one with the angel pendant and green beads :)

Bookbug said...

Really wonderful creations :)

Bookbug said...

Really wonderful work!

Green Shoot Jewellery Designs said...

Really beautiful pieces, I love the ceramic focal, you did a great job!
Deb x

pinkchapeau said...

All so beautiful. I particularly like how you integrated the fiber into the first necklace.

Jenny said...

A diverse and lovely trio of necklaces! Looks like you had a great time!

Patricia L Johnson Glass Art said...

Very pretty pieces. I really like how you used the fabric.

Happy Hopping!

CraftyHope said...

I think all three of your necklaces are really stunning, but am especially smitten with that first one. I love the length, your use of the ceramic pieces, and the unique design. Well done overall!!

Beadbug said...

Your work is geat I love the purple necklace best :)

The Creative Klutz said...

Beautiful designs - your lampwork bead focal is stunning =)

LeeLu Creations said...

All the pieces are beautiful!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful collection. I love the ceramic focal!

Katherine at Terra Beadworks said...

I am so drawn to the ceramic and silk creation - it is beautifully designed. I love them all.

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Maryse,
Beautiful creations!
Therese

beadrecipes said...

three lovely necklaces, I like the first one the best!

Lupe Meter said...

Lovely designs...nice job!!

Becky Pancake said...

Good job. I like all of your pieces. They even look good altogether.

KayzKreationz said...

Very dainty and romantic pieces. Nice job.

Sandra said...

love of your pieces, great work!

said...

I love the first necklace!
ciao dall'Italia

Dragonfly Close said...

Beautiful pieces, and all so different. You really have a lot of diversity there!

Margareta said...

Wow, I just love what you made with the silk and the ceramic beads!

( Nice to have you play along with us in the rosary 'challenge', too! Rita told me about you :-D )

Vivi Magoo said...

I love all of your necklaces! Great job with the silk and bronze! Definitely DID NOT look like it was your first time using those components! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind comments!

Ann said...

Well done and how lucky to have our lovely hostess as a partner. I love that last necklace so beautifully delicate, great job.