Saturday, April 27, 2013

Bead Soup Blog Party-3rd Reveal

It's finally here. I'm in the last reveal (the 3rd one) for the monstrous Bead Soup Blog Party.  Lori Anderson of Pretty Things blog hosts this every year and this time around, there was about 540 participants from all over the world.  The basis is this: you sign up for the party, she matches you up with a partner, you communicate, exchange beads and then get to work designing something with your 'soup' from your partner. You have to send and use a focal and clasp, along with a few co-ordinating beads. You are only required to use the focal and clasp, but it's so much fun trying to use everything you receive.  This is my 3rd or 4th soup, can't remember for sure.  And my partner this time is Ann Sherwood  from Ann's Blog.  Be sure to check out what she made with the soup I sent her.  If you want to see the soup I received from Ann, click here
 And here's my pieces.  I absolutely loved the ceramice dragonfly focal she sent me. But I had the hardest time coming up with something that I thought would do it justice and let it shine.  I finally hit inspiration in a book my friend Karla Morgan from Texas Pepper Jams lent me about multi-strand necklaces.  (You have to check out their pepper jams. They're to die for!  And she's also participating in this 3rd reveal for the BSBP, so see what she made with her soup.)  So here is my Floating Free necklace with the dragonfly focal.  This was my first time trying to texture, patina and create my own bale from copper strip wire and then rivet it to the focal. I was terrified I'd break the focal while trying to rivet.  But I think it turned out great.  I used the ribbon Ann sent me, the focal, and a few of the green discs she sent. And here's a pair of earrings made with some more of the green discs and the big hole beads used in the necklace.


 
Next up, is my Sweetheart necklace made with the pink and white freshwater pearls Ann sent me and the wonderful blingy clasp she sent. I thought it went very well and matched wonderfully with the shell focal I had and the Pink Rhodondite puff beads as well as some pewter beads I had in my stash.


So there you have it.  My 3 pieces for the BSBP reveal. I'm still working on some earrings to match the second necklace and an idea for the wire knitz Ann sent me, plus the cute little pewter flower beads. I've never worked with wire knitz before, so I'm having a little bit of a hard time getting my idea to work.  Be sure to check out all the participants for the third reveal here on Lori's blog, Pretty Things.  She also has links to the first 2 reveals if you haven't had a chance to check them out yet.  These pieces will probably be available in my shop, KayzKreationz shortly.

33 comments:

Mandi said...

Beautiful work! You had a lovely mix to work with.

Ann said...

Hi Kay, great job with the soup I sent! I love the bail that you made for the focal:) The pink and white color palette in the second necklace is very pretty and girly, which is always a plus. Congratulations!

Nan Smith said...

Love your necklaces. Great use of fabric in the first one and the focal in the second is perfect!

vintagesusie said...

Love the colors of all your pieces, such beautiful necklaces. What a FABULOUS Soup, oh so YUMMMY!

bailaora said...

very elegant projects, great colours and use of fabric!congrats!

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

Lovely work, Kay... how amazing the fibre strands look! That extra something ;)

kathy stemke said...

Love both your necklaces.
kathy

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Really nice work Kay! Love what you made with the delicious soup Ann sent you. The necklaces turned out really beautiful!

ACBeads said...

I love both designs. They're different styles so I can't chose one favourite. The first is beautiful and modern (your bail is awesome), the second is elegant and classy. Have a nice weekend, Ana

Hippie Chick Jewelry & Design said...

Great designs!

AllesPerle said...

My fave is the second necklace. I love the style and colour. Great job!

said...

I love the first necklace!
ciao dall'Italia

Liz E said...

I absolutely love how you used your Soup. Both necklaces are feminine, light and flowing. You have a great sense of design.

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Kay,
All of your pieces are gorgeous! My favorite is the first necklace with the silk ribons.
Therese

Skye said...

Excellent job on all your pieces :) I'm not usually a 'pink' girl but that pink necklace seems to be my fave :)

13 said...

Love these pieces, such great detailing and colour blending

VasDea said...

Lovely pieces Kay, really pretty colours.

sam Waghorn said...

Love all the pieces but really adore the silk with ceramic focal, it looks so delicate.

steufel said...

Great job - my fav is the one with the silk, so romantic!

PiPa said...

I love the use of those amazing ribbons in the first necklace, which is awesome! Amazing work all pieces!

Peikkonen said...

Great job! My fave is the sweetheart necklace, it has a nice combination of soft and hard.

Sandra Young said...

Beautiful designs. Love the clasp and how you hung the focal.

vovsblog said...

Beautiful work well done!

Kepi said...

Beautiful necklaces, love the designs.

Genny said...

Beautiful pieces! How brave you are to rivet the bail!

kmorgan said...

Kay, Your pieces are terrific! The pictures show them off very well! I'm going to have to try the silk in a necklace. Really like the look!

Christine said...

Lovely necklaces!! Great job on the dragonfly focal - love the colors you used with it!

Becky Pancake said...

Kay you did a great job using your soup. Kudos for making and adorning your first bail. I like the Sweetheart Necklace

Patricia Johnson said...

Very pretty! Love the bail. Nice job with your soup!

roomforchange said...

You had a beautiful soup to work with. Love the first necklace!

Nelly May said...

Gorgeous use of your soup. Absolutely love that first necklace.

min said...

great soup mix..! the ceramic focal is precious and the 2nd necklace looks amazing.

CraftyHope said...

That dragonfly necklace is really awesome. Seriously, I'm in awe of the way you were able to combine the fibers for the multi-strand necklace as well as that super cool bail you created. How DID you manage to rivet that without breaking it? I'm too scared for sure!