Saturday, September 17, 2011

Soup's On! - My Bead Soup Blog Hop Reveal

Hungry for more bead soup eye candy? Bleary eyed yet from going through 350+ posts? Ain't it great?

I was paired with Cindy Cima Edwards, and she sent me a great mix of green gemstones, glass, crystal and brass. You can see why I did a happy dance on my front porch when these arrived, no?

Moss agate, Russian serpentine, green aventurine, sesame jasper, Swarovski crystal, Czech glass, cat's eye, Vintaj brass

And from that wonderful mix, I cooked up not one, not two, but THREE portions of beady yumminess!

(1) The filigree and chain were where I knew my challenge would be, as those aren't compents I use a lot in my work. But I had some sesame jasper beads in my stash to match the focal, and when I noticed little flecks of mauve in the jasper, freshwater pearls I'd been hoarding seemed perfect. I went asymmetrical with the triple strands (which could still use a little post-hop tweaking, but hey, time was ticking!), and voila:


From the soup: sesame jasper focal, green aventurine, Vintaj bead caps, chain, flower filigree, clasp
From my stash: sesame jasper beads, Czech firepolished glass, freshwater pearls, oval brass filigree

(2) Then, since my real passion is beadweaving, I wanted to do something in that vein. The dark green moss agate beads were a perfect match for a bead embroidered pendant I'd made a few months ago that I'd just been hanging on a neckwire. And since flat spiral was on my to-do list, this was a perfect opportunity!  The pendant slides on the necklace (a little to the left in the bottom picture, but I'm a little askew myself, so...)


From the soup: Moss agate rounds
From my stash: bead embroidered pendant, glass seed beads, my own fabricated clasp

(3) And then, to use as much of the soup as I could before time ran out, I made a fun pair of mismatched earrings (even though in the photo, they look like they're sized for an elephant!).  You can really see the mauve flecks in the sesame jasper in these pictures.

From the soup: Vintage brass bead caps, bead , jumprings, charm; green aventurine
From my stash: sesame jasper, brass earwires and headpins
This was my first time in the BSBH, and it's been a blast! Thanks for visiting -- I hope you'll follow my blog (the "follow" button is on the left of this page under the post archive if the  link here doesn't work), leave a comment, and/or like me on Facebook and we can get to know each other better!

Now go grab a mug or glass of your favorite beverage, curl up in a comfy seat, and enjoy the rest of the hop!  Here's the link to the full list: http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/.  And thanks to Lori Anderson for coordinating this whole shebang -- this woman could conquer the world if she wanted to, she's just that organized.

125 comments:

coffeeaddict said...

awesome. I love every piece.

Jenni said...

Fabulous necklaces Bobbie.Love the design of the multi strand and the bead weaving...well I am in awe of anyone who can see those beads let alone do the amazingly complex designs that seem to come with the territory. Really beautiful.
jenni

Shirley said...

Girl! You totally rocked your soup! That first necklace is so pretty. I'm with you, beadweaving is my comfort, so of course I love the second necklace. You did a great job on the flat spiral. The mismatched earrings are beautiful, even if I can't force myself to wear earrings that don't match! :) Have fun hopping!

Christine Altmiller said...

all you pieces are stunning but i am always partial to beadweaving and that piece---WOW---what a strong and beautiful necklace! i just love the centerpiece for it. perfect!

Cindy Cima said...

I love these! I love the asymmetrical necklace (you did a great job with the filigree!
I love the mismatched earrings!
I am love and am amazed that you did some beadweaving with the collection I sent - it's gorgeous!!

SavonFeutré said...

I like it. Very nice.

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

I love that three strand necklace - fabulous! I also love how the bead woven necklace turned out too! Love the elements you used in the earrings!

Copper Diem said...

very pretty! those colors are super nice!

susie said...

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

Deci said...

All of these pieces are exquisite, as I expected. You are a wonderful artist.

Pixybug Designs said...

Fabulous designs! Your bead work is lovely!

Dragonfly Creations said...

Love what you have done with your beads, looks wonderful

maneki said...

Beautiful pieces, all of them! I think my favourite is the second necklace. I really like the embroidered pendant. Fab job you've done with that lovely soup!

Tracy said...

Fabulous necklaces, the beadweaving one is stunning! Seeing designs like yours make me want to give beadweaving a go..

Holly said...

Bobbie - these are all gorgeous pieces, but that second necklace? Wow! Just wow! It's lovely!

EmandaJ said...

What a surprising color combination! It turned out beautifully too! 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

Ann said...

Great stuff, I am impressed with how much and how well you managed to use of the soup mix.

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.

I'm really impressed! I don't work with filigree, either, but had some in my last bead soup and worked it out. Your seed bead work looks fabulous, too!

I hope you’ll participate again!

Love, Lori

Lupe Meter said...

Beautiful designs...love those greens! Love how the piece displays around the neckline! Awesome job!

Shay Stone said...

Gorgeous pieces you've created!

Maggie said...

The first necklace is beautiful, but your beadwork is Wow!

Wendy said...

Very pretty, unique designs! :)

la mar de bonita said...

Wow, I love the assymetric look of the first one. But also the beadwaved second is absolutely admireable! You did a great job!
Greetings, Michi

Juli said...

Amazing!
beautiful colours, shapes - really great job!

Shyme said...

Lovely necklace!

KJ said...

I like everything that you created- the flat spiral is perfect for the focal (which is sensational), the necklace is great, but what moved me to comment are the earrings. I love mismatched earrings and you did a great job.

Mimi's Beading said...

I adore all these pieces! I have done the spiral stitch and love it, but never embroidered like you have on the focal! Another to add to the list of growing ideas as I hop along hehe

Courtney said...

I love you bead weaving piece! Your work is stunning. You cooked up a beautiful soup, all of it.

T... said...

beautiful pieces, all of my favourite stones, your bead work is wonderful

Genea said...

Beautiful work! I love the last pair of asymmetrical earrings and second to last necklace best :)

uptwnsh said...

From subtle and serene to glam and glitz, you got it all, girl!

I LOVE color! said...

Wonderful designs and color:
Be Blessed to be a blessing

Carol Tannahill said...

wonderful jewelry! It sets a very restful mood.

Christine said...

Beautiful designs!

Lori's Glassworks said...

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

Erin's Creations said...

So gorgeous . the colors are so pretty.

Shaiha said...

They are all scrumptious but that multi-strand necklace really calls my name.

Therese's Treasures said...

Bobbie, Your necklaces are gorgeous, and the earrings are very pretty.
Therese

Mylene said...

The verdigris colours of your necklace give it such an earthy quality. Beautiful! Your second necklace is very dramatic... love it!

Stacey said...

Holy heck! Look at that necklace - gorgeous! Love the multiple strands and the colors are absolutely gorgeous. great bead weaving on the 2nd piece as well. Outstanding job!

Starseed Jewelry said...

Lovely lush pieces - great job!!

Terri

Janina Grigore Jewellery said...

Wonderful collection! The first necklace is so stylish , love the asymmetry; the sesame jasper is gorgeous. Your hand embroidered pendant is also beautiful!
Geanina.

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Wow-these pieces are gorgeous! The necklace that you bead weaved is just stunning. Great earrings too-love the mismatch!

FryeStyle said...

Cool! I love it when beadweavers string, because they have such a heightened sense of spatial relationships, know exactly how many beads it takes to complete a certain distance. Great Job - multi-strands are always a challenge. Love it!!

Alice Craddick said...

oh my, oh my, oh my. I love the beadweaving and the earrings are awesome. I want to take more time to look at the beadweaving. I know just how you feel as that is my comfort zone and that is not where I went with my pieces. I do have seed beads left so I may do something more to my liking.
Alice's Beads and Baubles

Boot ~C said...

I loved the first necklace, then the beadweaving piece was just breathtaking, & then you had earrings too? wow!beautiful pieces

Cynthia said...

Wonderful job, I just love them all!

Thoughtfulhands said...

Both pieces are absolutely gorgeous... I may have to lean toward the second on your beadwork is amazing.

I think you will be my last hop tonight. Two days and not even half-thru

steufel said...

You got an wonderful soup and made wonderful pieces. Just lovely!

Lyn Foley said...

h, you really went all out. Love the bead weaving pece above all!

Shel said...

Oh my - how elegant your designs are. I've never done any beadweaving and so I really admire that one - I think it's amazing!

CraftyHope said...

Bobbie, It's amazing how well those freshwater pearls really do go so well with that green. Very nicely done. And, I really love the layers you created in that necklace.
Of course, your beadwoven piece is stunning!! You have such talent for that!
Lastly, the earrings are just a ton of fun!
Wonderfully done all around. You really showed off all your strengths in this bead soup. YAYYYYY!!!

Fire Phoenix said...

The beadweaving piece is spectacular!

Kate said...

Wow! All three are amazing and totally different feelings. I love every one!

Here Bead Dragons said...

You made some wonderful things with such pretty beads.
~cryssT

Marianna said...

wow what beautiful beadwork! Love them all!

Sally Anderson said...

These are just wonderful, Bobbie. I especially love how you used the filigree. I would never have thought of that. Very clever and creative!

moonlitfantaseas said...

beautiful! I love the flat spiral and pendant!

Patterns for Beads said...

It's so much fun to see all the beads before and then see the beauty that results. I love all the pieces you did and weaving is my favorite too. I would wear mismatched earrings any time. The pair I have on have two different patterns stamped into the metal even though they are symmetrical.

ladyhawthorne said...

Love the asymmetrical necklace, I've never done one yet. I've not done beadweaving either but love the look and it works so well with the big pendant. Now who would have thought of mismatched earrings, but they are just great.

Laura Twiford said...

Lovely necklace, really like how you did the asymmetrical 3 strands and you incorporated so much of the soup too! great job!

Beetique said...

That first necklace is to die for!

Penny said...

Beautiful designs!!! I especially love the bead weaving.

KayzKreationz said...

That necklace is so pretty. I love the way you incorporated the filigree so you could hang the three strands between them. And that Jasper focal is to die for. I love Jasper. Congrats on a very nice piece.

Nancy said...

Beautiful! What a great way to use your yummy bead soup. I love that each piece is so unique!

hello gorgeous said...

ahh, so much soup created... beautiful pieces shared...I LOVE pieces 1 and 3 ;o)

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx

Kelly J. R. said...

The color scheme in the first necklace gives it a cool vintage feel. I love it!

Andrea said...

We bead weavers think alike. I love both necklaces, but adore the bead weaving and am in awe of your beautiful embrodiered focal piece.

Molly Alexander said...

Wow - what beautiful pieces you have created from your soup mix! I am in love with the second necklace, and the earrings are just plain cool! Great job! :)

Beadaholique said...

Really beautiful stuff! That bead weaving piece has inspired me to learn flat spiral TODAY :)

Astrid said...

Beautiful, I love the juxtaposition of the beads with the chain. <3

Astrid said...

Beautiful! I really like the juxtaposition of the beads and the chain. <3

Barbara Lewis said...

Bobbie, I was gobsmacked by your work. The bsps piece is so lyrical. I love the multi-strands and the asymmetrical design ... which is not easy to pull off. But you nailed it. Your bead weaving is gorgeous. I bought Beverly Ash Gilbert's book and now I want to do bead weaving and your's just encourages me even more!

I want to follow your blog but I don't see a handy "followers" sign up spot.

fireflymyst said...

I love your creations! Your bead weaving is awesome! I wish I could do that!

Menno Jeweler said...

The multi strands are well done. And the beadwork is amazing!

Claire Maunsell said...

That woven piece is something else! It's fantastic how you pulled those components together.

You used everything, too. Three lovely pieces, but the middle one takes my breath away...seed beads and I have a rocky personal history, but I love how they are used by someone who knows their power!

JuLee said...

I don't know which one I like better. I am enraptured by the woven cord you created. Totally awesome.

JuLee said...

I don't know which necklace I like best. I am enraptured by the woven cord you created. Totally awesome

Elizabeth said...

Beautifully done!! your bead stitching is fantastic!!!

cw said...

Your work is beautiful. I especially love the bead embroidery piece, it's my passion.....so very well done!

vonna said...

Totally WOW, doing the happy dance here! -- Your designs and creativity rock! I love every piece!

earthlyjewels said...

I love the cool colors..you;ve created such fabulous necklaces! It was my first time in the blog hop too!

SueBeads said...

Fantastic! Love them!

Sandra said...

Oh. My. God. I don't have a front porch (or ANY porch at all), but I would have done a happy dance on my balcony had this bead soup been mine. NAKED. Green's my favorite, antique brass my other favorite. Someone send me a duplicate of that soup please, I'd KILL for it.

... nah, not really. But still, I WANT it. *grabby hands*

I love what you created with it, and I was somewhat amused to read you considered incorporating the CHAIN would be the challenge. As I do very rarely any jewelry WITHOUT chain. But I had to deal with beading wire and crimp beads in my soup, that was a first for me too!

I totally love on the necklace with the beadweaving too! It's just plain gorgeous. I have tons of seedbeads left from my loombeading times (so long ago) still. Maybe ... just maybe I should try to pick up some beading techniques like this to get rid of that old stash ... *ponders*

Marie Cramp said...

Love you beautiful soup :) I am really into mixed matched earrings, I am hoping to make more soon :)

Sweet Freedom said...

Love everything, but as a weaver, my favorite is the flat spiral and that stunning focal!

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

All are lovely but I'm especially drawn to the second necklace. What talent!

Skye said...

I LOVE the beads you added in to the mix :) You're right, they are a perfect match! Lovely work on all three. Bead weaving leaves me in awe since my sewing abilities basically cover closing holes in socks ;)

gail vanderster-zwang aka angelmoose said...

yeah, another beadweaver! love the stringing too, but love the bead embroidered focal! beatiful!

4His Glory Creations by CJ said...

All your pieces are amazing! And as many of our beadweaving friends have commented. your beadwoven necklace is beautiful. I love bead embroidery a lot. Great color combination.

Pat Haight said...

Love the triple strand in the first necklace. Gorgeous! And I love the mismatched earrings!

Serena Trent said...

I like all the pieces you made but I really like the earrings very different and out of the box. Excellent job!

Cory said...

What a great necklace...love the design.

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Jo said...

They are all lovely pieces but I love the first necklace especially - the flower is jsut gorgeous!

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Bobbie! Thanks so much for swinging by and leaving a comment about my soup! Love your design, really lovely, I'm a sucker for double strands. Great job. Riki

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

Wow, Bobbie! I can tell beadweaving is your passion, because that piece is gorgeous! I love both of them- the asymmetric drape of the first is just lovely, but the second one is my favorite! Beautiful!

Noemi said...

I am drooling over that second necklace. It is so beautiful!

tappingflamingo said...

you did a great job with the chain! love that necklace.

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous work Bobbie! And thanks for your kind comments!

Aquariart said...

As a first timer you hit home runs!! Love the first necklace, great asymmetric design, I love the beadwork even more because I don't always have the patience for that kind of work but love how it looks. The neckwire weave is amazing! I am going to have to try that one.
Beautiful pieces!!

Regina said...

Mismatched earrings, love them! Love the beadweaving too. Great designs, great job.

Marcie Abney said...

This is gorgeous! I love the beadwoven piece best of all. Congratulations on a job well done!

Sweet Willow Designs said...

I love the asymmetry of the design and the romantic feel to the piece. Lovely.

Bead Lola Bead said...

Wow! All three pieces are beautiful!

Lois Moon said...

I love the pieces you made. Your triple stand is gorgeous. Once I saw you were a bead weaver I couldn't wait to see the piece. I love the flat spiral chain you wove with the little cream beads highlighting each curve. The delicas (?) or hex beads that are the background for that pendant are a beautiful color and and finish. They really look like gemstones in the picture (I clicked to make it bigger some I could get a really good look).

horimarika said...

Wow! How colud I miss your blog for such a long time!? It's great! It's wonderful. I will follow you. I like these pieces of jewelry and your style as well. Happy to meet you!

Judy said...

I would have been doing a dance too! Great job! I so love the second piece!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

That necklace is just about the coolest piece I have ever seen. Blues and greens are my favorites. You totally rocked your soup!

Marian Hertzog said...

Love what you did with your soup! The bead weaving is awesome too! Great job. I love earrings that don't match exactly. Fun!

ccrider2006 said...

Oh my, the necklace is fabulous with the green colors (one of my favorites) and the fabulous brass elements but I absolutely adored the flat spiral piece with your fabulous pendant. I love spiral and did it on my piece but I haven't tried flat spiral. What a wonderful stitch. And the earrings are just great as well - they go together even being different. Great Designs.

kathy welsh said...

Ooo, I love them all! Real statement pieces,good work!

pinkchapeau said...

Wow, wow, wow. I love the first necklace..the filigree flower makes a great connector. The beadweaving piece is so pretty, too!

Wings N Scales said...

Beautiful! I could wear each of them any day of the week..Love the colors, the focal bead, the filgree and what you ave done with them...oh and the earrings...WOW...love them!

Miri Agassi said...

I love the bead weaving. The necklave is so nice and interesting. And the earings are so sweet!! I love them.

SoulsFireDesigns said...

I love all of them, but my favorite is that first necklace! Stunner! Beautiful :)

BluMoon said...

Wow what a great soup mix and you have certainly done justice to it well done!

BahamaDawn said...

your beadwork is amazing!! i especially love all the layers in the first necklace!

BackstoryBeads said...

Love the multi-strand necklace! And your embroidered pendant has found a fantastic new home with that flat spiral neckstrap.

bwheather said...

You did really well with your soup. Love the greens, so calming. ;-)

jelveh Designs said...

Bobbi, you are so talented, I love your pieces, the way you made the necklace with the chain the pearls and the filigree makes me believe the person who wears it is very regal...I also have much respect for all the bead-weaving in the second piece, wow, that is so cool...I have no talents in this area and someday would love to learn more about this art...lastly I was so happy to see your earrings, as I too made mis matched earrings that matched each other well and I love seeing this trend continued...just yummy

Terri said...

Cool green color. Love your designs. You did a fantastic job with the soup mix you were sent! Soup-er!

Prairie Emporium said...

Oh so much work!!! Your soup is all beautiful. Love what you did with your mix, the bead weaving is awesome.

DaviniaDesign said...

Super lovely soup!
I am in love with the earrings!

chicandfrog said...

You received a great soup and made some wonderful pieces out of it. The necklace is wonderful... but that bead embroided pendant you made... Wow! I would never be able to make something like that.
Ambra

Cory said...

I love the deep colors of your pieces and the necklace design is yummy.

I'm moving so slow through the soup, but glad I found your pieces, they are lovely.