Saturday, August 25, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party Third and Last Reveal





Welcome to the last reveal of the Bead Soup Blog Hop Party! I was paired up with the fabulous, very talented Bobbie Rafferty of Bead Song. You can click here to see the generous soup she sent me.

For this bead soup I decided it was color, color, color all the way. So each piece was made with a specific color in mind. And as you may remember from all the other challenges I participate in, I like to get a lot of mileage out of the beads.

First up is a pair of earrings made with red vintage beads from my stash, and the silver plated pewter squares that Bobbie sent me.


'Stiletto Red'

Next up is a swingy pair of earrings made with the aquamarine beads Bobbie sent, along with a couple colorful polymer beads from Too Aquarius, Swarovski Coral Pearl beads, and sterling silver from my own stash.


'Tropical Vacation'

This necklace includes the fabulous pewter toggle and a tangle bead from Bobbie, plus various glass beads, a banded agate focal, coiled wire connector, and a sterling silver chain from my own stash.


'Jane Jetson's Little Black Dress'

This necklace is made with the gorgeous Forest Agate beads from Bobbie, a form folded copper leaf from Missficklemedia, copper freshwater pearls, lampwork discs, green metal links from Unkamen Supplies, and Vintaj Brass. I didn't want to just attach the leaf with a jump ring and call it good. Instead I punched a second hole so the leaf would hang at a slight angle as if it were falling.


'Autumn Equinox'

This necklace is made with Bobbie's donut focal and purple Czech beads, plus jade beads and sterling components from my own stash.


'A Desert In Bloom'

And last is a necklace made with that amazing lampwork focal from Bobbie, made by Kate Towle. Also from my own stash are tiny turquoise jasper beads, tan lampwork beads, and one strand of gorgeous aquamarine beads from Lost Cities in San Diego, and a sterling clasp.


'Drifting Out To Sea'

Bobbie sent so many beads, and I didn't get to use them all, though I really did try. Thanks to Lori Anderson for hosting another fabulous Bead Soup Party. Lori puts so much work, plus a lot of love into this event every year. To see what everyone else made please check out Lori's blog.

108 comments:

Sharyl said...

They are all delightful, but I really love those spikey ones!

13 said...

You've been busy, can't believe I'd missed your post about doing beadsoup in the first place! Love the Autumn equinox, gorgeous colours and the bloom one too. The black dress one is very elegant and the tropical earrings are amazing.

The Jewelry Larder by Maybeline Tay said...

I love the colours you have chosen to place together. All the pieces are lovely and beautiful!

Heather Goldsmith said...

Lovely creations from your bead soup. ;-)

Donetta said...

Alice, I can't believe how many beautiful things you made from your soup! Each is more gorgeous than the last; I don't think I could pick a favorite, although the swingy earrings are very, very cute. Great job!

jojosbeads said...

All six are great pieces. I especially like 'Drifting Out To Sea'. Good job! :) x

roomforchange said...

Such lovely things you have made!!! I love drifting out to sea.

Cherry Obsidia said...

I love your finished pieces, they are so pretty but striking, and show you have really thought through each piece. Great names too! :)

Kathy Lindemer said...

Your drifting out to sea piece definitely reminds me of the ocean. I love the pewter squares that you used to create stunning earrings. Great job!

beadrecipes said...

Lovely creations! I really like the Autumn Equinox necklace as well as the Tropical Vacation earrings!

Lisa Chapman said...

Great work Alice! I love "Jane Jetson's Little Black Dress"! You put so much variety into the simple black and white color scheme. I love the "Autumn Equinox" necklace too. Adding the second hole and tilting the leaf sideways really made the design !

Amy's said...

Each and one of them are amazing jewelries.Beautiful job

coolmoon said...

Very pretty. Lots of beachy themes in the hops today! (Including MINE!)

quirkyhannah said...

Wow you have been a busy bee- they are all pretty! I especially love the dangle design.

Tanya Ozanne said...

Such cool ways to use your soup.Lovely pieces.My favourite will have to be the Drifting out to Sea,So peaceful.Love and hugs Tanya

Christine said...

You made so many lovely and unique pieces!!I love how you made the leaf look like it's falling - great design!!

Jenni said...

I'm finding it really hardto choose a favourite as they are all so lovely. Really polished and very wearable pieces each one. You have a really lovely way of putting things together.
Love those aquamarines...drool!
Jenni

adlinah said...

You've made some beautiful pieces from your bead soup. I'm in love with the Jane Jetson's LBD - so very elegant and stylish.

joeymoma93 said...

Wow were you ever busy! Love all of the necklaces. So many different styles you would never think the same person made them all. True talent.

LeeLu Creations said...

My faves are Stiletto Red and Jane Jetson! Amazing!

Cherrie Fick of En La Lumie're said...

Great designs, how do you find the time. Love Out to sea. Beautiful colors.

AntiquityTravelers said...

ok first up ... 'Jane Jetson's Little Black Dress' is a genius name! I love this piece. But seriously, I loved them all - absolutely gorgeous work and so prolific!

pam ferrari said...

Gorgeous! I love the name too.

April Grinaway said...

love love love your soup!

Whimsy said...

Impressive work, and I LOVE the names of the pieces. You really made beautiful jewelry.

tappingflamingo said...

Love all your pieces, each is unique to the other.

BeadsByEarthTones said...

wow, i cannot believe how much you created! They are all beautiful and unique in appearance and design. My favorite is "drifting out to sea"...so calming and bright. beautiful job!

Cheryl at Get Your Bead On said...

Very nice. I love what you did with the colors.

Lara Lutrick said...

All of your items are stunning, but the black and silver piece is amazing. Would wear that in a moment!

Grubbi said...

Beautiful work! Love that last necklace and the leaf with MissFickleMedia's links!

Rachel said...

Love Jane Jetson's necklace! Nice job creating a variety of looks!

Judy said...

Great Job! The tropical earrings are far and away my favorite!

SoulsFireDesigns said...

You were a busy lady! Everything looks wonderful, the last necklace is definitely my favorite, I would wear it in a heartbeat! I love how you punched a hole in the leaf focal and made it look like it was falling, so creative!

Lupe Meter said...

Nice job on your bead soup...lovely creations!! Loved the names you picked out for your creations too!

Leah Curtis said...

You have a lovely sophisticated style. Those first earrings are so eye catching!

SavonFeutré said...

Very beautiful.

Stone Designs said...

Beautiful!

Ahowin said...

beautiful work:)

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

Are fantastic pieces !Congrats!

Heidi at MyBeadTherapy said...

Ohhh! Lots of wonderful eye-candy! Picking favorites is a tough choice. I love the Tropical Vacation earrings! But that Jane Jetson necklace is so fetching, too. Great job!

KayzKreationz said...

Such wonderful pieces. I love that copper form-folded focal. And your little dangle earrings(the second pair) are soooo cute. Very nice.

Milla Hope said...

Well done!!!

Becky Pancake said...

I love the bright colors in your earrings. Naming the second piece "Jane Jetsons Little Black Dress" is brilliant. I can see her wearing it. My favorite is "Drifting out to Sea". It looks very calming & peaceful to me.

re-maker said...

Excellent use of your beautiful soup!

Dana Fowler said...

Very pretty pieces.

Jean A. Wells said...

Absolutely amazing work and designing Alice. I love the names you gave to all your pieces. They are so suitable. Great job!

windbent said...

Great pieces and the Little Black Dress is striking and well balanced.

The Crazier Sister said...

Oh, well done! And I love your names for them all. They truly evoke a wonderful mental image to go with the theme of each piece.

A Half-Baked Notion said...

So many awesome designs, Alice... I was thrilled to see Elaine's pretty PC beads in your "Tropical Vacation", she is so talented! Bobbie sent you so many original goodies, and you have really done them justice. It's fabulous that you added a hole to Shannon's copper leaf to adapt it; I think that is the ultimate compliment to a designer!

AllesPerle said...

Very sweet earrings!
Love it!

Ann said...

I absolutely love the polymer clay floral bead earrings. So long and swingy and fun:) You picked a great name for the black and white necklace, it really looks like Jane might wear it. Wonderful stuff.

Wings N Scales said...

I love the dangle earrings with the tiny orange beads a lot...but I love all of your pieces...Beautiful!!

Cece Cormier said...

Like all your necklaces. They all appear very wearable and non fussy.

Sandra said...

great soup and lovely pieces!

bailaora said...

All pieces are amazing, but the black dress is really fantastic!

Fay said...

Love your fresh approach to your designs... simply lovely

Kathy Combs said...

Well I can sure tell you had fun. These are all lovely.

uhuhu said...

I love 'Drifting Out Of Sea'. It's beautiful.
Congrats!

Patricia L Johnson Glass Art said...

Wow! Great job with your soup. So many pieces and they are all so different. Great design and colors..gorgeous!

Lori Anderson said...

OMG, crushing on the earrings and the black and silver necklace! So up my alley! You did a marvelous job with everything you received and it's all beautiful!

Elizabeth Beads said...

Just lovely work!

BlueAntiquities said...

Looks wonderful!

Lela said...

All gorgeous pieces, Alice! Bravo!!!

Kashmira said...

Gasp! Those earrings are SO pretty! Both pairs! I am going to steal the second idea, ok? Loved the Jane Jetson necklace too, its so cute :)

jennifers jewels and junk said...

wow, you really did get a lot out of your soup. Love it all but especially the earringss

Lela said...

Beautiful work, Alice! Bravo!!!

Francy said...

very beautiful!

Shyme said...

Lovely pieces!

said...

I love all your pieces, the last necklace is my fave!
ciao dall'Italia

Ahowin said...

Very beautiful designs. simple and elegant. Wonderful designs, love all of them

Pixybug Designs said...

Love the second pair of earrings! Fun and funky!

Vivi Magoo said...

I love all of your creations! From sophisticated to dainty and feminine - beautiful and artistic!

Kepi said...

Love the colors and the designs, the earrings are to die for!

Andra - NadrArt ( Bijoux De Mon Ange) said...

wow, such amazing earrings!!! I love every single piece you have created, they are so perfect, you have a great sense of colour and shape!

CreARTelier - Jacqueline Keller said...

you did e great job with your soup!
All pieces are different.
I love especially the "Jane Jetson" Collier.
Greets
Jacqueline

Eileen said...

everything is fabulous...i love both earring pairs but i especially love the out to sea necklace...

Sweet Freedom said...

Beautifully creative pieces - lovely designs!

Terri said...

If when I'm drifting out to see that I may find a necklace as beautiful as that..oh my goodness all of these are just gorgeous!!!Soup-job!

Jean said...

Love all you done, you really got a lot out of your beads! My Favorite has to be the aquamarine that is one stone that takes my heart!

Bobbie said...

Alice, I finally got to sit down at the computer and see what you made with your soup, and my jaw is on the floor!! Good stars, woman, you really went all out and made some FANTASTIC pieces! The Stiletto earrings (I am a shoe freak!) and Jane Jensen's necklace are my particular favorites, but I really love each and every thing you made. It's been a blast being your partner!!

Cilla said...

You have been busy girl! Great designs as always!

Micheladas said...

Great job. Love all the pieces.

Sandi Volpe said...

Wow Alice, gorgeous pieces, love all the names too. Fantastic designs!!!

BluMoon said...

Oh goodness what a choice these are all so gorgeous, I love the aquamarine earrings with polymer beads. The first pair of earring in that vibrant red are great too!
That black and silver necklace is so elegant! I love the colours in the donut focal necklace and Drifting Out To Sea is so pretty but then I love aquamarine!
Jackie

Shel said...

Oh my goodness - look at all your gorgeous designs!! Blogger wouldn't let me comment this weekend on several blogs for some strange reason, so I'm finally getting around to those I follow! I love the Tropical Vacation Earrings and that Jane Jetson neckclac - oh those are super pretty. I'm really lovin' the Drifting out to Sea necklace, too - Aquamarine (and Lost Cities Beads) are some of my fav's -gorgeous lampwork bead, too!! Great designs - all of them!

*Kel* said...

Very nice! The Drifting Out to Sea piece is my fave... absolutely gorgeous pieces! The red earrings are fun, too!

Kumi at Malie Kai Designs said...

Beautiful and elegant work! I especially love the black necklace!

Lori Bergmann said...

Very pretty and I'm in awe of how many great designs you were able to come up with! *Ü*

CraftyHope said...

Oh Alice! First, let me say I'm sorry it took so long to make it over here. I'm trying to be as random and fair as possible in my hopping. Anyway. . .you really did get dome mileage out of those beads and made SO MUCH awesomeness. I have THREE favorites. Really. Is it possible to have three favorites? Let me just tell you what they are. First, those red earrings immediately caught my eye with their yummy bright red. Then, your autumn necklace with all it's texture and almost faded look. Lastly, that last piece with the amazing focal. You did a fantastic job complimenting that bead. I would have been awestruck and paralyzed by it. You're just too fabulous for that!

sharon said...

You have a great unique style full of color and life! Great job on all those pieces! Thanks for your kind words!

Shirley said...

Heavens girl, you are a designing machine! I so love the fresh quality of your designs. You make it seem so effortless, but I know from personal experience that laying those beads out so they are happy is not so easy. That first pair of earring is just sexy. I think my fave is the asymmetrical necklace. Awesome job dear!!

GlassBeadArt said...

LOVE that second earring pair!!!

Lola said...

Alice, you are so talented! Not only do you have a great eye for beautiful detail in your designs, but you are so delightfully clever in the naming of them too! Gorgeous pieces!

Loris Glassworks said...

Your designs are stunning. I would love to wear all of them! You did a fantastic job with your soup ingredients. Cheers!
Lori D.

Shaiha said...

Stunning designs! I just love those earrings.

Marianne Baxter said...

Wow, I love everything you created and everything your partner sent you. I want those Polymer earrings. Love the colors

Anne said...

Beautiful!
Have just found your lovely blog and am now following! So nice to meet you!
Hugs,
Anne

risa said...

What can I say? I love every piece in this post. Gorgeous and totally chic particularly those earrings. Keep us posted with your lovely finds and creative projects.

beadphoria said...

Love all the elegant designs! I have to say that the "Jane Jetson's Little Black Dress" is my favorite. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

-Suzann Sladcik Wilson

The Cabby Crafter said...

Gorgeous! Love those red PC earrings.

Cindy Cima said...

I love all of your necklaces and earrings - the colors are great!

Karen Williams said...

What a fun, varied collection! I especially like "Jane Jetson's Little Black Dress" - both the necklace itself and it's name. It has a great, nostalgic, futuristic feel! :)

Riki Schumacher said...

Great job Alice!! Wow, love them all, you've been busy! xo Riki

Marlene Cupo said...

Sorry for the delay in commenting, but brother who lives with us not doing well. I love the red earrings. Great Soup!

SueBeads said...

Wow Alice, they are all gorgeous, although I really love Drifting out to Sea! Great Job!

Mandi said...

Beautiful work! I love everything!

Arlene Dean said...

WOW You did fabulous job!!

Tabatha D. said...

Im so jealous! I love the Jetson necklace. It's my favorite.