Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bead Soup Blog Party 8 Reveal

Finally, the reveal is here!
I was paired with the very talented Lesley Watt from www.thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.com.
She is also a contributing author to my most favorite jewelry blog:
www.artjewelryelements.blogspot.com
 
If, after mouthwatering over her gorgeous ceramic pieces and bronze components, you have the need to add some of them to your stash :-)  this way please:

Here is what she sent me:



From all these wonderful parts, I made 2 necklaces. 
The first one showcases her gorgeous ceramic heart focal. It is such a beauty that I wanted to keep the rest very simple, so that nothing distracts from the focal piece. I added the silk Lesley sent me and added a wirewrapped chain with 4mm czech faceted bead and small turquoise green coin beads.




The second necklace was made using Lesley's heart shaped clasp together with the wonderful wire componenets she sent me. I added some of her ceramic beads as accents on the chain and finished off with some of my own lampwork spacer nuggets and round beads. The focal is also one of my own lampwork beads, the colors matching the ceramic beads and the bronze.





And this is what I sent her :-)



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45 comments:

Mags said...

Charming necklaces, both of them!

Lesley said...

Very pretty necklaces Maryse - your lamp work focal matches the soup perfectly. Thank you for making this such a great party. Lesley

Karin G said...

Lovely necklaces!

*~Corrie~* said...

I live how you've used these colours and pieces together. I have fallen in love with long necklaces through the pieces in this party :-).

PiPa said...

Absolutely love both color combo and wire/glass combo, gorgeous result

Jo-Ann said...

I love the pop of orange from the ceramic beads from Lesley. Beautiful necklaces!

Claire Lockwood said...

Beautiful pieces, Maryse! Both very elegant!

Claire Lockwood said...

Beautiful pieces, Maryse! Both very elegant!

Claire Lockwood said...

Beautiful pieces, Maryse! Both very elegant!

Suntsa said...

So amazingly beautifull necklaces you made from Lesley´s components. I also love all your lampwork!

Kym Hunter Designs said...

Very pretty necklaces!

Rebekah said...

What a gorgeous soup mix! Orange and green is such a fun mix together—lovely necklaces!

Just Beads said...

I love both necklaces, they are so beautiful. My favourite is the second one. Colors and design are very harmonious. Really great job, congrats!

bailaora said...


very elegant and inventive projects!congrats!

Shaiha said...

Great necklaces! I would so wear the first one and frequently.

jevebo-art said...

Beautiful pieces of jewelry. The second necklace is gorgeous! Great Work!

createmyworld said...

Really lovely pieces, both of them! Your lampwork focal is stunning!

Donna said...

Lovely work... The silk and chain necklace is wonderful!

Schmuck der gut tut said...

Liebe Maryse, Du hast die Perlen sehr einfühlsam in Szene gesetzt - großartig!
Lieben Gruß
Mea

Hannah Trost said...

Both pieces are lovely - I really like the layered look in the first one, with the silk and the small beaded chain. Very nice!

Mary K. McGraw said...

Oh what gorgeous soup you receives and what gorgeous jewelry you made with it.I especial like the first necklace.

la mar de bonita said...

You've got a lovely soup to play with - as charming as what you've sent! And made a nice cooking with your ingedients!

Ilenia said...

I love both of them ... the second one is my fav!!!

Barb Fernald said...

The colors in your soup are so nice. I love both of the necklaces you made. Hard to pick a favorite. Nice work!

Linda A. said...

I love the little gem with the copper swirly S connectors. So cute and wonderful to show them off, in the front. =)

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

stregajewellry said...

oooo, those are what I call "fairy colors" and I hardly ever use them myself but what a beautiful soup and what pretty pieces you made from it!

Ann Schroeder said...

Both of your necklaces are beautiful. You were right to keep the first one simple in order to let the beautiful pendant shine, but I love that you incorporated the ribbon! I also really like the wire components you used in the second necklace. Great work!

Sarah said...

Wow! Both necklaces are absolutely gorgeous and very wearable.

vovsblog said...

Such lovely work well done!

Becky Pancake said...

Hi Maryse, Both of your necklaces are beautiful. I like the second one better. Your lampworked beads are wonderful.

Tammy Adams said...

You created two lovely necklaces with that yummy soup. Well done.

Rachel said...

Beautiful designs!

Toltec Jewels for Jewel School Friends said...

Lovely jewelry, Maryse! You and Lesley are a team I've loved watching -- what a terrific partnership of gifted artists!

Your flower necklace is lovely,with wirework & beaded chain perfect for highlighting Lesley's focal. And your glass focal with the second necklace is brilliant and works wonderfully with Lesley's beads. An elegant and bright reveal full of beauty! ♥ Rita

Christine said...

Lovely necklaces - great job!

Terri said...

Both necklaces are so wonderful! You had great colors and Soup-er fun Beads to work with!

Kelly said...

What a pretty color palette you were given, and you made very pretty use of the ingredients. They are both so feminine and eye-catching.

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

Two beautiful necklaces, Maryse :) I love both the colours Lesley sent and the way you have enhanced them :)

Audrey Bélanger said...

I would never have thought that green and orange could look so good together... how inspiring !

Janine Lucas (Esfera Jewelry) said...

Lovely necklaces! Very elegant

Dini Bruinsma said...

Elegant and beautiful wire work, those connectors♥

Kepi said...

Very very pretty necklaces, real go to pieces, great job!

anafiassa said...

Beautiful work! I love the color and balance for both of your pieces--so lovely! (And do please pardon me being so late in commenting... I am slow in hopping, but seeing your wonderful creations has made it worth it!)

Shaiha said...

From great ingredients comes wonderful meals. I just love the first necklace. The simple really allows each part to sing.

bairozan said...

A gorgeous focal, wired beads chain and fabric - I love this necklace and the colors you have chosen! And I like the different approach to the second necklace - again, a beautiful big focal and you have chosen shiny copper wire and beads with vibrant colors to complement it!

WindDancerStudios said...

Wonderful necklaces! Looks like you had fun ! :)