Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Bead Soup

I have participated in the fab Bead Soup Party that was coordinated by the fabulous Lori Anderson . My Party Partner was Nicki's Reef who sent me these beauties. I ooood and aaaaaaaaard at them, much to my son's and husband's amusement for a few days. I love the bone beads and the pearls and I tend to make quite textured jewellery and I wanted to us as many elements as I could, so after several cups of tea I came up with this design for the necklace.

I LOVED the two black acrylic pendants so I also made earrings and a key chain to go with.

Please do check out the blogs of the other party goers, and I wouyld like to sday a HUGE thank you to Lori for organising this party it has been great fun!

The Bead Soup Party People are:
1. Lori, Pretty Things
2. Mallory, For the Love of Beads
3. Terri, Blooming Ideas...You Are Here
4. Cindy, Sweet Bead Studio
5. Lorelei, Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
6. Kerry, Kabs Creative Concepts
7. Erin, Treasures Found
8. Jeannette, Jeannette Blix Wire and Metal Jewelry
9. Adrienne, Adrienne Designs
10. Nan, Spirit Rattles
11. Laurel, Rue's Daftique
12. Nancy, Beading >From the Heart
13. Mary, MK's Creative Musings
14. Cassie, The Glass Beadle
15. Dot, Winchell Clayworks
16. Sharon, Sharon's Jewelry Garden
17. Lisa, Lo and Behold
18. Norma, Bead Dreams and Moonlit Fantaseas
19. Judith, Judith B.
20. Debbie, Prairie Emporium
21. Maria, Garden Path Beads
22. Susan, Kaplan Creations Jewelry and Glass Design
23. Melissa, Melissa Meman: Art, Love, Life
24. Marianna, Pretty Shiny Things
25. Lisa, Joolz by Lisa
26. Cristi, 2 If By Sea
27. Sandra, Marbella Jewelry Design
28. Maria, Greene Earth Originals
29. Barbara, Jewelry of Distinction
30. Leslie, Bei Mondi
31. Loretta, Designs by Loretta
32. Linda, Bella Bead Jewelry
33. Kathie, The Bead Cult
34. Patty, Plays With Fire
35. Nicki, Nicki's Reef
36. Anne Marie, Heart's Desire
37. Mary, Mary Harding Jewelry
38. Jayne, Mama's Got to Doodle
39. Emanda, Artemesia's Studio
40. Whitney, Whitney Lassini
41. Marcie, La Bella Joya
42. Suzann, Beadphoria
43. Jen, Jen Judd Rocks
44. Julie, Credit River Art Glass
45. Janiece, J Birds Garden
46. Kate, Organic Odysseys
47. Laurie, The Mermaid Tale
48. Michelle, My Crazy Crafty Adventure
49. Sue, Sue Beads
50. Janeen, Janeen 365
51. Nancy, The Rabbit Muse
52. Kristie, Artisan Clay
53. Regina, Regina's Writings
54. Tari, Pearl and Pebble
55. Lyn, Lyn Foley
56. Beth, Sunshine Daydreamz
57. Cathryn, Chile Cats
58. Emma, Fred Bean's Nook
59. Connie, Cetta Cheese Chatter
60. Juli, Jul's Beads
61. Julie, RockerJewlz
62. Libby, LibbyLeu and Glass Too
63. Melanie, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
64. Katie, My Life and My Beads
65. Zuleykha, Zuleykha's Polymer Clay
66. Rekella, Me But a Little More in Depth
67. Ricki, What's New at Ricki Voges Design
68. Lisa, Lucid Moon Studio
69. Jo, Daisychain Jewellery
70. Lynette, Rock Hill Designs
71. Lynne, Island Girl's Insights
72. Chas, One Woman's Haven
73. Chas, One Woman's Haven
74. Ruthie, Rose Works Jewelry
75. Elizabeth, Turquoise Sky
76. Maire, Maire Dodd
77. Janet, Singing Woods
78. Eileen, Dorset Hill Beads
79. Julie, Miss Kitten's Jewels
80. Joann, Jo's Jewels
81. Patti, PJ Clark Designs
82. Mel, Kookie Designs
83. Erin, Every Heart Crafts
84. Dale, Flights of Fancy
85. Dee, Runako Designs


Julianna Cannon said...

Too Funky Cool! I love every piece you made!

Boot ~C said...

love the earrings you made! good stuff :)

Terri said...

Love the earrings similar yet different...and the key chain rocks!

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Nancy said...

I love this look. Very cool and eclectic. It has such a modern look to it. Great job of letting the muse speak to you!

Lisa said...

Looks like you had great fun with your soup! Love black and white! Very nice!

Cathryn said...

Simply beautiful! I love it! The earrings are totally too cool and something I would enjoy wearing! I like the textures that the necklace has!

Maria said...

Great bead soup! I'm hungry now! Very yummy!

You are welcome to stop by for a cup of "Spring" soup on my blog.

Patti said...

Fun and eclectic! I Like the necklace!

Nicki said...

You're a hero - those are great, but don't you know that already? I'm glad you loved the soup - you're a fun partner and it's great seeing what my simple beads can turn into (still amazed that you used the bone beads). Very lovely necklace.

Michelle Mach said...

Wow--you made good use of your soup with those extra pieces! Very fun!

moonlitfantaseas said...

loved everything you made with your bead soup

TesoriTrovati said...

I love the black and white color scheme. And you made so many dishes to serve us! Thanks for sharing this heaping serving of great soup! Be sure to stop by and taste some of mine. Enjoy the day! Erin

Pretty Things said...

How creative! I just love the black and white palette, too!

Thanks for being a part of the party -- we'll do it again soon!

Rickie said...

So many pretty designs from your 'bead soup'--love them all!

Patty said...

Mel, LOVE what you've done with the black and white! I received this color scheme as well from my partner, and it was challenging but fun. Kudos to you!

lisa said...

Love the black and white. I'd definately wear the necklace - and the earrings!

Party on!

Anonymous said...

Great piece!! Lots of fun details. I love the cube lava beads!

Jenny J-V said...

Very cool! The texture in the necklace is really fun, but I just adore the earrings! What a great idea!

Marianna said...

so cool!! I love this, very unique and what a great job with the earrings and the key chain too, so creative and gorgeous!

Jo said...

That is lovely Mel! I love the long dangle in the centre of the necklace, and those earrings are so funky!

Maria said...

Sooo pretty!!! Great combinations.

Mary K. McGraw said...

Great pieces you made, especailly liked what you did with teh bone beads.

Jo Ann Gallagher said...

Black and white- such a classy look! And love the extras you made too!

Regina said...

Love the asymmetrical earrings! Looks like you had a lot of fun, I can tell. great job!

Barbara Lewis said...

Love the classic color combination of cream and black. The design is so detailed ... beautiful work!

EmandaJ said...

These are gorgeous -- and now you have a whole suite of jewels from the exchange.

Hasn't this been fun?


Dee said...

what a cool mix of beads you received!! The design turned out fabulous!!!

maryharding said...

What a fun necklace. Great use of your Bead Soup.

*melanie* earthenwood studio said...

Cool necklace! Classic colors! Thanks for sharing!

Julie Nordine . Credit.River.Art.Glass said...

A necklace, earrings & a keychain... what a kick!! You did a fabulous job w/ everything, Mel... I love that you just went for it & tried to use as much as you could of what Nicki sent you! Well done!

rosebud101 said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!

Kella said...

I wondered how you would turn that bunch into one cohesive piece and thought you would have only used a couple key pieces. But your combination of practically all the elements in the necklace was a work of a geniuses.

I love all the other pieces too.

Kate said...

Wow, you sure got a lot of milage on your soup! I love them all, totally cool earrings!

Hope you are enjoying the Party!
Kate ~
Organic Odysseys #46 Bead Souper

Emma said...

Quite a modern look... has inspired me to try and work with black and white. Love the earrings... just yummy :0)

Janet said...

You have made an unusual and very beautiful pc here! Im really impressed...:)

Spirited Earth said...

you made good use of your soup all the pieces

Islandgirl said...

The earrings are great... and the necklace is really pretty ... should go with everything!

Erin said...

Great, fun pieces!

JBird's Garden said...

You worked your soup mix well. Great job!

Loretta said...

I love black and white, so I'm loving this. Great job on the pieces.

Round Rabbit said...

Wow, you had so much to work with! And you did a fabulous job! :)

Anonymous said...

wonderful pieces, all very cool!

Cindy said...

You sure made some wonderful pieces with your Bead Soup mix! I especially love your necklace!