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Saturday, May 10, 2014

finally, its here:Bead Soup BlogParty

                                                    ITS been an interesting few months.

 This is something I did for the BEAD Journal Project. I used some of Rose's beads in it. Then I promptly lost the rest of the hank.
a part of a necklace

the bead soup I got

don't worry, I sent lots more beads to Rose

clasp



    Thank you Lori Anderson for hosting this blog hop and doing it through some seriously stressful times.


    There has been the challenge of the beads and the fustration with the pictures. Add in a trip to New York City for the Bead Show and the passing of our coldest of winters into a flower drenched  spring. I've learned a lot, with an epic web journey into lamp working and an exploration of polymer clay, both of which I knew nothing about before  this blog hop.
I was so excited about this blog hop. Excited to get my beads. Enjoyed reading and looking, especially enjoyed the great bead mystery photos. Most of all I've been beading. I've done some lovely geometric beadwork inspired by Kate McKinnon and Diane Fitzgerald. One of the pieces shown here tonight used Diane Fitzgeralds' oval links, a single layer with a stabilizing row of peyote to stiffen them. I used the clasp I got from Rose Thorn on this and  it definitely the best thing I made. I made three other pieces, one was a brick stitch chain with a triangular two sided bezel, which I designed myself, only to find Diane FitzGerald giving instructions for the identical bezel. This bezel holds the jasper Rose sent me. I did a spiral rope, also in purple, to use the purple beads from my soup. Last, I made a necklace, called Bronze Evening from a pattern on Beadsmagic.com. That necklace I made with the brown beads I got, bugles and the
ones I called disco balls.  I used a lovely clasp, a purple enamel bug, on this necklace , but, I cannot do it justice in my photographs.
bezeled jasper
So a little experimentation, a lot of work.The panther is our family totem and greets people as they

oval links with butterfly clasp
ones I called disco balls.  I used a lovely clasp, a purple enamel bug, on this necklace , but, I cannot do it justice in my photographs.
S,o a little experimentation, a lot of work.The panther is our family totem and greets people as they enter my home.
bronze beauty>not!
spiral rope





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39 comments:

kathy stemke said...

WOW! Great jewelry and I love the panther!! The beaded jasper is my favorite.

Krafty Max said...

I love them all, but the purple with the butterfly is wonderful!! Great choices!! ~KM

Barb Fernald said...

Beautiful work with the seed beads. I would be so challenged by them. Love the bezeled jasper piece. Focal and chain are great!

Hannah Trost said...

I love the purple beaded links! Lots of patience and talent for that!

vovsblog said...

Such lovely work well done!

Deborah Apodaca said...

Panther is cute and I love the purple necklace with the enameled butterfly.

Louise said...

Very nice beadwork! I love all your creations, my favorite is the purple oval links. I admire your patience.

sam Waghorn said...

I love your beading work. Your Jasper piece is lovely and the way you made the beading look like large loops with golden links on the butterfly necklace is fantastic.

tappingflamingo said...

Beautiful colors. I am so amazed at you seed beaders! I love that spiral rope necklace!

bailaora said...

your beadwork is amazing!!! I'm impressed!

Alicia said...

Lovely work - I am always in awe with bead weavers, can't tame those little monsters for the life in me :)

Mary K. McGraw said...

I love your panther and of course your bead soup jewelry, especially the bezeled jasper.

roomforchange said...

Great beadwork! Love the oval links with the butterfly clasps.

Maire of Thistledown said...

I really like the triangle piece. You captured the focal really nicely! I really love your panther, your family totem, that is so wonderful and the way you used it to show off your beautiful work is really fun!

Sarah said...

A beautiful display of beautiful pieces; the way you used the butterfly clasp is gorgeous :)

Cris Peacock said...

The purples in the two necklaces are especially yummy! Love how you weave those beads together--beautiful! And your jewelry looks charming on your panther!!

Janet Borzecki said...

I don't have the patience for seed beads...I admire people that do. Great work!

Kelly said...

I really like the spiral rope and your overall use of purple. It seems lots of people used green and purple beads for this blog hop which only makes sense since spring is here! Lovely pieces.

Kym Hunter Designs said...

Your bead work is lovely! I really like the purple necklace with the butterfly clasp!

Ahowin said...

Very beautiful beadwork, I love the Bronze Evening necklace. Great work!

Mags said...
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Mags said...

I love those lilac oval links, so creative!

Schmuck der gut tut said...

What a great work! I love especially the bronze necklace!

PiPa said...

Experiment are exactly what you should do and the results are worth it! Love the lilac necklace, a great design

Ann said...

Very nice pieces. The second necklace with the butterfly clasp is my favorite. Well done!

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

Wow, those soup colours are wonderful and you made such beautiful designs with them, Sheila! Sure hope those missing beads turn up :(

adlinah said...

I really like how you made the clasp into a pendant - that's my fave necklace; the colours are lovely.

stregajewellry said...

I am so partial to the purples! They just catch my attention! That's such a pretty clasp and looks perfect with your necklace!

Janice said...

Great designs, I admire the patience and skill. My favorite is the purple oval links. It just pops and feels so cheerful.

CraftyHope said...

You definitely made some nice pieces and put some time and effort into them. I like that dark purple spiral rope. It's stunning. Your panther startled me at first (as I bet it does to first-time visitors) but I'm now a little jealous as we don't have a family totem. . . I'll have to ponder that. :)

Nan Smith said...

Beautiful work, Sheila.I .so admire your skill and patience with seed beads. the results of your bead soup are wonderful. I especially like the bezel you created for the jasper focal

Ann Schroeder said...

Very lovely pieces! I love how you beaded the jasper into a pendant and the butterfly clasp piece is so delicate.

Kepi said...

Very pretty pieces, I love love love the purple butterfly necklace!

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Dini Bruinsma said...

Scaring dog!!!! No just kidding, it's a nice playful display (-: Love the bezeled Jasper necklace very very much... I admire you for working with the seed beads.

Patricia Johnson said...

Lovely designs! I really like the necklace with the purple beaded ovals and butterfly clasp. Good soup!

Stacy said...

Great work! The purple and gold look lovely together.

Terri said...

Gorgeous work! Really Soup-perb! Yep I'm still hopping! Don't want to miss a thing!

bairozan said...

I love the beaded jasper necklace most of all - it emanates a soft glow and yet the focal is impressive! Also I like the lariat, the lilac links you made nicely complement the clasp!