Saturday, August 25, 2012

Stirring Up Some Soup!

It's here!  It's here!  It's the final reveal day for the sixth Bead Soup Blog Hop, hosted by the oh-so-spectacular Lori Anderson.

My fabulous swap partner is the lovely Alice Peterson of Alice Dreaming.  She went deep in her personal collection and pulled together a generous collection of artisan beads and gemstones.  I was so excited, because the soup she sent included work by artisans whose creations I had been wanting to work with.  Here's what Alice sent me:

And here's what I made:

Here's the beadwoven piece for this swap -- I surrounded the gorgeous Twinstar lampwork with  turquoise jasper, a spiral rope with the jasper, and the rest of the necklace including the dyed jade.  I wish the photo captured the beautiful flashes of iridescence in the lampwork!

The seed beads and pressed glass are from my stash, and I fabricated the sterling clasp.

And a matching pair of earrings:

And then with the beads that were in a more orange colorway:

For this necklace, I used the gorgeous copper clasp from Melinda Orr, the Dianne Hawkey ceramic "wisdom" bead, and lampwork by Libby Liu (hugging the ceramic bead) and Two Sisters Designs (the orange lovely on the left).  I fabricated the chain from copper to echo the clasp, and added fiber from my stash.

Here's a better view of the construction around the Hawkey bead:

I had some beads left, so I made a couple of pairs of earrings - first using these super-fun polka dot disks suspended on links like those in the necklace.

And then some mismatched earrings using more of the delicious Twinstar lampwork.

There are a couple of leftover beads that I didn't work into a completed piece, but I've got some ideas percolating for them.

Thank you Alice, for the fantastic beads!  And thank you, Lori, for throwing the best darned beady party in the known universe!

Go check out the rest of the participants:

Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

Agi Kiss, Moonsafari Beads
Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming (my swap partner!)
Alison Sachs, Beads by Earthtones
Amanda Dittloff, Passion Smashin'
Andra Marasteanu, Bijoux de Monanage
Angie Szlovak, SweetBeads
Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
Ann Sherwood, Ann's Blog
Arlene Dean, A Glass Bash
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution
Barb Solem, Vivi Magoo Presents
Barbara Blaszczyk, laboratorim Flory
Bianca Odenthal, Zydies Glasperlen
Birgit Klughardt, GitesBeads
Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry (you are here!)
Bonnie Coursolle,  Jasper Gems
Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini
Charlene Jacka, Clay Space
Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
Cheryl Foiles, Get Your Bead On
Christie Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry

Christina Miles, Wings n Scales
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design
CJ Bauschka, 4 His Glory Creations
Claire Smith, Embergrass Jewelry
Cynthia Riggs, Cynth's Blog
Dana Fowler, Trunk Full of Treasure
Dawn Pierro, Turtle Moon Designs
Dee Elgie, Cherry Obsidia
Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous

Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Eileen Snyder, Dorset Hill Beads
Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
Eva Kovacs, Ewa gyongyos vilaga!
Evelyn Duberry, Sheba Makeda
Fay Wolfenden, Torch Fairy
Fen Li, Bead Flora Jewels
Gail Zwang, Angel Moose Enterprises
Geneva Collins, Torque Story
Grace Dorsey, Fan of the Flame
Gretchen Nation,  Art Food Lodging

Hannah Annear, Squintessential
Hajer Waheed, My Beaded World
Heather Goldsmith, As I Bead It
Heather Otto, The Craft Hopper
Heidi Kingman, My Bead Therapy
Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
Isolina Perez, Isolina Perez
Jacqueline Keller, CreARTelier
Jane Haag, Did You Make Something Today?
Janeen Sorensen, Wild Vanilla Designs
Jean Peter, Jean P. Designs

Jennifer Judd, Jen Judd Rocks
Jennifer L Justman, Soul's Fire Designs
Joanna Matuszczyk, Bizuteria z filcu
Joanne Brown, Jo's Jewels
Joanne Lockwood, Jo Bunkum
Joyce Becker, Joyce's Joyful Gems
Judy Riley, Three Red Beads
Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design
Karen Williams, Baublicious
Karin von Hoeren, Creative Ideen

Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Kashmira Patel, Sadafule .. always in bloom!
Kate Richbourg, We Can Make That at Home

Katrin Lembke, AllesPerle
Kathy Combs, Torched in Texas
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Kelley Fogle, My Life, One Bead at at Time
Kelly Hosford Patterson, Traveling Side Show

Klaudette Koon, Only Road
Lara Lutrick, Lampwork Beads by Lara
Laura Guenther, Blue Antiquities

Laurie Lalonde, Simply Mod Jewelry
Lilik Kristiani, Soul of My Embodiment
Linda Younkman, Lindy's Designs
Lisa Chapman, Beach Cat Beads
Lisa Lodge, Pine Ridge Treasures
Loretta Carstensen, Designs by Loretta
Lori Bergmann, Lori Bergmann Design
Lori Dorrington, Lori's Adventures in Etsy Land
Lupe Meter, Gem's PC Corner
Lynn Davis, LLYYNN

Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin
Mandi Effron, Craft-o-licious
Mandy Williamson, Mimi's Beading
Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
Maria Rosa Sharrow, Willow Street Shops
Marianne Baxter, Simply Seablime Jewelry
Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
Marjolein Trewavas, Room for Change
Marelene Cupo, Amazing Designs
Marsha Neal, Marsha Neal Studio

Marta Kaczerowska, uhuhu
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Menka Gupta, Menka's Jewelry Blog
Michelle Burnett, Reverie and Revival
Michelle Escano-Caballero, The Cabby Crafter
Miko Wiropati, Uniquely Yunikua
Milla Hope,  LB Creative Arts and Crafts
Mimi Gardner, Other Curiosities
Miranda Ackerley, MirandackArts
Natalie McKenna, grubbi

Noemi Baena, fuego, metal, y color
Pam Ferrari, Ferrari Originals
Pam Sears, Crazy Creative Corner
Penny Neville, Copper Penny
Rachel Baron, R. Baron Designs
Rachel Myers, Rockabead Jewelry
Rana Wilson, Definitive Designs by R. Wilson
Rebecca Anderson, Song Beads
Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
Riki Schumacher, Riki Jewelry 

Rose Binoya, Ahtee's Blog
Rossana De Gaspari, Rdegas Blog

Sandi James, Do Be Do Bead Do
Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
Sandra Wollberg, City of Brass Stories
Sarah Goode, Pookledo

Sarah Small, blog by salla
Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Shawn Mills, Shawn Marie Designs with Bent Wire
Sheila Davis, Stone Designs by Sheila

Sheryl Stephens, Babble Bead
Shiraz Biggie, Secret Song Designs

Solange Collin,  Ahowin Handcrafted Jewelry
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
Stephanie Dixon, The Dixon Chick
Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
Susan Sheehan, Strands of Thought
Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
Sweet Freedom, Sweet Freedom Designs
Tabatha Dinger, Modernly Created
Tania Hagen, Pelima Jewellery Design

Tanya Boden, Fusion Muse
Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo 
Tracy Stillman, Tracy Stillman Designs


KJ said...

Lovely as usual. You used your colors well, again as usual. See a pattern here? That is why you are in my RSS feed!

What was unusual was the metal work you just slipped in there with the clasp and links. Those elements were well executed and not what I usually see from you. Well done.

roomforchange said...

Wonderful work!!! I LOVE the "Wisdom" necklace with the lovely sari ribbons

moonsafari said...

Awesome creations! I love the black and blue ones too but the necklace with the ceramic bead and that gorgeous focal is just amazing!

Alice said...

Bobbie, I've only got time to post here before I leave for the day. I love everything you made. Each piece had me saying 'wow that's gorgeous'. Your designs are fabulous!

The chain you made is beautiful and I love that first beaded necklace.

I had a great time as your partner and it's been fun getting to know you!

Lois Moon said...

The cool blues are so sophisticated paired with black in your bead woven piece. I love the lampwork you selected for the focal. The second necklace is all sorts of juicy fresh color that is stunning with copper. I've been coveting those Libby Leu drops for so long!

Karin Slaton said...

You were certainly gifted with some fantastic pieces, Bobbie. You put them together brilliantly, showcasing each so they lit up the others. Just love the wisdom necklace (that chain!) and earrings!

Anonymous said...

Ooh I've loved what you have done- they are gorgeous and very inspiring :)

Shirley said...

You know how much I love your style, right? Those are some stunners, girl! Love, love, love the black/turquoise necklace and earrings! And those earrings on the figure eight links are luscious! You are da bomb!!!

Unknown said...

Yes got to say that a Beading class would be fun.How addictive it is all? LOL Love your pieces.Love and hugs Tanya

Raven said...

Your soup ingredients turned out very tasty indeed - well done!

Michael and Cherrie Fick said...

Love the wisdom necklace. Great colors and textures.

AntiquityTravelers said...

Bobby! really beautiful work! And that first necklace is stunning - absolutely LOVE it!

CWSlevin said...

You did a fabulous job! Wisdom is my favorite, so funky!

tappingflamingo said...

wow! what a great job. I especially love both your earrings.

Therese's Treasures said...

Oh Bobbie, you are an amazing jewelry designer not only do you bead weave but you do wonderful wire works I love the copper chain you made. All of your creations are gorgeous I would wear that black and aqua necklace and earrings often. Wonderful job.

Joanne said...

5 very lovely pieces! You captured the lampwork in the first necklace beautifuly :)

Christine said...

Beautiful pieces - I especially like the wisdom necklace with the beautiful ribbons! Your earrings are so fun!

Grubbi said...

Beautiful! Love the wisdom necklace! You had a great colour palette to work with!

Lupe Meter said...

Nice job on your bead soup...lovely creations!

LeeLu Creations said...

Such uniique designs! I especially love the earrings.

Becky Pancake said...

YUMMY!! The black & turquoise pieces are wonderful!!! You chose well. The turquoise beads in the spiral look like bubbles. The lampworked focal also looks bubbly & fun.

Karen Williams said...

Oooh! I love how you used your black and blue beadwork to frame the lampworked bead. It truly makes it stand out!

Turquoise jasper - yet again it proves that jasper is one of my favorite stones!

And I love how different your other pieces are! Your wire work is beautiful! Love your chain.

LiliKrist said...

You have gorgeous pieces =)

EWA gyöngyös világa! / EWA's World of Beads! said...

Are fantastic pieces !Congrats!

Rachel said...

Love the wisdom necklace and your earrings! :)

AllesPerle said...

Bobbie, the first necklace is stunning!


Unknown said...

Really nice.

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

What an amazing display of your wire and beading skills, Bobbie! And adding the fibre really echoed the colours in those artisan beads.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous job! Love the wisdom necklace (I'm a sucker for green and orange combos) and the cool earrings! :)

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Everything is gorgeous! I love the second necklace especially! It's so colorful!

Leah Curtis said...

Love the wisdom necklace - fantastic!

bailaora said...

Great pleasure to look at your projects! Congratulations!

Maria Rosa Sharrow said...

How many pretty things you can up with. I love love love the wisdom pendant/bead and what you did with it makes it shine!

Lori Anderson said...

Love Twinstar's beads! And the Wisdom necklace is my favorite -- beautiful work!

Please come play again in Jan/Feb!

Jean A. Wells said...

Oh my, everything is beautiful. Love it all. You must have had a ball. Great job!

Lara Lutrick said...

Love Love Love all your items. Your wisdom necklace is perfect.

Unknown said...

All your pieces are really gorgeous. I especially like the copper and silk. great job!

uhuhu said...

Your works are so different but all of them are beautiful. I love everyting you made.
Great job!

Shyme said...

Beautiful work!

Giorgia Rossini said...

I love wisdom necklace!
ciao dall'Italia

Vivi Magoo said...

Beautiful! And very energetic! I love them all!

Kepi said...

Your earrings are just gorgeous.Great job.

Andra Marasteanu said...

Wow, such a great palette you had in your stash!!!
I love what you've done with it!! They're amazing!

Terri said...

Love the wisdom and the earrings so much and you seed bead work is stunning. One uber talented lady! Soup-er job!

Sweet Freedom said...

Very creative pieces -love what you did with your soup!

Elizabeth Beads said...

Lovely job!

KayzKreationz said...

What a great soup. The beadwork on that focal is awesome. And I love the colors and texture in the second necklace. That first pair of earrings is so cute, I especially like the way you hammered/cut the ends of the wire the beads were on in those earrings. Your last earrings were cute and very unusual also. Nice job.

Isolina Perez said...

Wow live the glass bead surrounded by the blue stones. The wisdom focal is so kind of style.

Sandra said...

Great designs. Love the colors and textures.

Ann said...

Great stuff. I'm impressed by your copper chain but I have to say my favorite is that first pair of earrings. Maybe because I'm now reading the 3rd of the Hunger Games book and they look somewhat Katniss to me:)

Jean said...

Fantastic!! I love the wisdom necklace!!!

Shai Williams said...

And here I thought I was speechless after the first necklace. I haven't seen a weave like that with seed beads and gemmies. But the second is just a wonderful in an entirely different way.

Anonymous said...

Oh what a lovely collection of pieces. Love that copper necklace, just beautiful!

Chrissy said...

Love your mix...your creations turned out beautiful...

CreARTelier - Jacqueline Keller said...

all your pieces are so different in style an look, i love them all!

Kumi Fisher said...

Love the Wisdom necklace! Beautiful work!

CraftyHope said...

I'm sorry I'm so late in hopping over here, but I have made it at long last!! ;)
Your beadwork in that first piece makes me grin so big. It's really lovely. And, I love that you chose black so that the focal pops against it.
Your other necklace has so many fun and neat touches in it that I could spend some time just staring it down!
And your earrings. . .they are really a lot of fun.
You rocked this bead soup challenge. Awesomely!

bwheather said...

Just love these pieces. Well done. ;-)

Francy said...

you made beautiful soup!

GlassBeadArt said...

I love how you designed all these pieces. One can clearly see you have a great sense of design and color.

Sandi Volpe said...

Great designs, loving the earrings!!

Lori Bergmann said...

I love how many different looks you were able to create with your soup! My faves are those first pair of lampwork earrings—yummy! *Ü*

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous! I especially love the Wisdom necklace - the colours are just perfect. And the little personal touches you give to every piece - the copper chain, silver clasp in the bead woven piece, the links for the earrings - all make each piece just that little bit more individual and special.

Loris Glassworks said...

What a great job you did using your soup ingredients! The black and bule neclace and earings are my favorite. Your bead work is stunning. Cheers!
Lori D.

gail vanderster-zwang aka angelmoose said...

You did a great job wit your soup, such different directions! Love the feel of the blue and black, but also love the wisdom bead! Enjoy, gv

SueBeads said...

Very nice! Great soup to work with and a great job by you! Love the orange necklace!

Tabatha D. said...

I love, love, love, love, love the necklace that says wisdom and the orange copper earings!

Cindy Cima said...

All of these are beautiful creations Bobbie! Love your bead weaving on the first necklace and love your second necklace - the fibers look terrific!

Fay said...

WOW.. what a big stash you had.. great job. especially love the copper.. also the wisdom piece

BluMoon said...

I like both necklaces but I especially I love your copper chain necklace the handmade chain looks really good!
I have a second giveaway of a pair of earrings from my blog soup do come on over and take a look and enter to win if you get a minute!