Saturday, August 25, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party-3rd Reveal is here!

It's here at last!  The Bead Soup Blog Party 3rd Reveal. I'm participating in this reveal.  Back in June, participants could sign up on Pretty Things blog to obtain a partner, find out a little about her, pick out a bead stash that included a focal bead,a clasp and a few coordinating beads.  Then we were to ship the beads to our partner within a certain amount of time..  We didn't know what we'd get in return and then came the challenge.  We had a specified amount of time to design something with the beads and focal we received.  We were required to use the focal and the clasp.  We could add from our stash or try to use only the beads we received.  I was partnered with Mandi Effron from California.  Be sure to check out her blog first and see what I sent her and what wonderful creation she came up with from the Beads I sent.  Are you ready?  Here's what Mandi sent me:
And here's what I created.  First I made a Necklace with the Rose Quartz, Sterling Silver beads and the wonderful Sterling Kidney shaped clasp she sent me.  I added some pearlized seed beads, some wonderful Marsha Neal silks braided together and a silver wire bead I made from my stash.  I also made earrings to match with silver wire beads I made also.  I got  some inspiration from a great book by Lorelei Eurto and Erin Seigel, Bohemian Inspired Jewelry.  What do you think?  Did I pass?

I'm still working on a bracelet for this set. I just can't seem to get it the way I like.  I may post it later if I ever get it the way I like it.
Next, I took the Mookite Jasper (did I mention I LOVE Jasper) and the gorgeous Jasper focal Mandi sent me.  I had a piece of Brass filigree that I used as the bail, with some brass wire as a head pin to hang it from.  Then I used some more of my Marsha Neal silks braided together along with some Sari silk from Barbara Lewis, and some more seed beads. I made large copper jump rings to hold everything together and then added a copper clasp. I also wire-wrapped the jump rings the clasp was attached to for a little more texture.  The earrings are giving me a little bit of a fit, though. First I used some copper rings I had and wire wrapped one of the Mookite jasper beads to it, added a bead dangle and had one of a pair of earrings.  But I wasn't sure I liked the look, so I took the other Jasper bead, wire wrapped it with the seed bead dangle and just attached it to the copper oval ring to dangle in front of it. I can't decide which way I like it better.  Which do you prefer?  Wired in so it doesn't move, or dangling in front of the ring?  What about this set? Do you approve?  Hope you like them, Mandi. 

Don't forget to check out all the other participants in this 3rd reveal.  There were 400 original participants.  This reveal has the last 100 or so.  If the links aren't clickable, go on over to Pretty Things and check it out.  And please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my pieces.  Did I live up to the challenge?

Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

Agi Kiss, Moonsafari Beads 
Alice Peterson,
Alice Dreaming
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
Becky Pancake, Becky Pancake Bead Designs
Beth Emery, Stories by Indigo Heart

Bianca Odenthal, Zydies Glasperlen
Birgit Klughardt, GitesBeads
Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry
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,
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,
Kathy Combs, Torched in Texas
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz (you are here)
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,
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
Sally Anderson, Wild Sally Road
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


Mandi said...

I love both sets of necklaces and earrings! Great work! I think the mookite is my favorite and I love that you used copper. Just gorgeous. What fun. I can't wait to do it again.

Cherry Obsidia said...

I love both, but the mookaite is my favourite too - which surprises me, I'm usually not a huge fan! Looks great... :D

Terri said...

Gorgeous your use of silk with them too! ...I'm thinking Lorelei is going to give you a pass. Really well done!

tappingflamingo said...

I'll give you an.......A++++++++++++! You did an amazing job. Not sure which of the earrings I like best... Both!

Karen Williams said...

Very nice! Isn't it a fun challenge, working with other peoples selections?

Grubbi said...

What a lovely palette! Great work!

Beti Horvath said...

Very Nice work, Like them all!

Anonymous said...

Lovely soft, but fresh colours and I love the leyered necklace

Cheri said...

Love each piece, the pink is top for me. And I would have to say you lived up to the challenge with flying colors!!

Jo-Ann said...

You did a great job. I love the Jasper piece the most. Adding copper was a great idea. Look forward to see the bracelet for the rose quartz piece.

Metal Me This said...

Great variety in your pieces!

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

All your pieces are very beautiful!Congrats!

roomforchange said...

You certainly have passed with flying colours! The last two designs are my favourite ones. I love how you have teamed up the beads with the sari silk!

Lupe Meter said...

First of all thank you for commenting on my blog post. 8) Your creations are beautiful...yes, your creations passed for the Bohemian style! I love that book!! You did an awesome job with your bead soup!

Loretta said...

Hey partner. Glad to see you stopped by my blog. Thanks for the imput.

As always, your designs are beautiful. I love the braided silk and the "Bohemian Look" to your pieces. Great job!.

Unknown said...

very nice creations. i love the colors. Pink is my favorite though.

Shai Williams said...

What beautiful sets! I especially like the first one you made. The braided ribbons really make the necklace.

Oh and I prefer the dangling.

Ann said...

Looks great and if you're still looking for opinions, I like the jasper wired in. It looks more "finished" to me that way.

CreatingCures said...

Great job - these all look great. ~~T

gretchen said...

Love how you used the fibers in the necklace and the earrings are way cool!

gretchen said...

Love how you used the fibers in the necklace and the earrings are way cool!

Kumi Fisher said...

They are both yummy! Great job!!

Anonymous said...

Pretty soup and I love what you have done with it!

baymoondesign said...

Don't you just love Marsha's silks. I am giving some away on my blog.

I love the colors you put together on your second piece. They sing to me.

Sweet Freedom said...

I really love the second set, especially the earrings - very nice!

moonsafari said...

The 2nd pair of earrings is the favorite of mine too :)) I like the necklace too, I'm not a big fan of pink but you managed to make your jewelry not too pinky-sugary-sweet. Great job!

Vivi Magoo said...

Gosh,Kay, I love them all! I'm a huge fan of rose quartz and silver! And I love the texture and earthiness of your mookite creations! I think I like the wired in earring best -

You are the Bohemian Queen!

Unknown said...

I really like both of the necklaces, but the second I simply love it! and the matching earrings ohh my, they're so beautiful! I think with free dangling beads in front of the rings looks simply perfect!

Unknown said...

The Moukaite Jasper is delicious.Lovely pieces,Love and hugs Tanya

Giorgia Rossini said...

I really love the second set!
ciao dall'Italia

LeeLu Creations said...

My fave is the first pair of earrings. Lovely!

Becky Pancake said...

Great job with your soup. I like both of your designs. I read that book also & learned from it. I like the earring better with the movement.

bailaora said...

very inventive creations!congratulations!

Lori Anderson said...

Everything is gorgeous -- that moukite is amazing and I love how the faceted it! Excellent work!

Joanne said...

Passed? With flying colours I'd say! I love your use of colour and mixed mediums. Lovely :)

Leah Curtis said...

Wonderful work. The first one reminds of a sort of Western, cowgirl style - very pretty!

Cyndi L said...

My goodness, Kay!! I love the way you incorporated the fibers...just perfect. This fiber and bead look is one of my current favorites, and I think you did it MORE than justice :-)

Cindy Cima said...

Lovely both necklaces and bracelets!
Love the braided fibers!

Jean A. Wells said...

Beautiful job. I love mookite too and you did a beautiful job with it. Yes, you passed.

Linda Younkman said...

I'm loving all the fiber being used. I am just beginning to use more fiber and it's great. Love the braided piece.

Sandi Volpe said...

Beautiful work and the fibers add such great texture!

Lori Bergmann said...

WOW, you were able to create so many great pieces with your soup! I especially love that last pair of earrings—so sweet! And thanks so much for stopping by my blog and sharing your nice compliments too! *Ü*

aneri_masi said...

They are all very pretty, but the wire beads in the earrings realllllly caught my eye :)

CraftyHope said...

Both of your sets are really awesome. I adore all the fiber you put in each of them. The first set is my favorite though. The double layers, the silk in the back. . .it's just lovely! Fabulous work with your soup!

Malin de Koning said...

Lovely necklaces! I love the braided cords, and how they help making the beads star.

CreARTelier - Jacqueline Keller said...

i love both of your beautiful pieces but especially the second on. the harvest colors speaks to me...

Do Be Do Bead Do said...

Beautiful job, Kay. Love the mookite!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful sets - but the mookite is my fav! So beautiful and your designs are wonderful. :)

Unknown said...

I am in love with anything with Sari Silk in it. Fantastic! Great soup!

bwheather said...

Just gorgeous. Love how you've put these together. ;-)

Kepi said...

Love the earrings, they are both gorgeous.

Lisa Chapman said...

All of your designs are great but I really like the two earring designs, very organic. Nice work!

Karen Mitchell said...

Love the rose quartz set but those jasper pieces are seriously gorgeous!

Tabatha D. said...

I am usually not a fan of yellow but I really like the way you have mixed the Sari with those colors of beads. It looks great. I also like the earings that are pink with the silver wire wrapped around the top. It looks very modern (which I LOVE)!

Christine said...

Both sets are beautiful!! I love the layered fibers with the Mookite jasper. To answer the earring question - wired in so you can see all of your beautiful work.

Elizabeth Beads said...

Beautiful, love the pink quartz pieces particularly!

Anonymous said...

Great pieces! I love them all!

Janeen said...

Very pretty!! I especially love the 2nd set. The colors are great!

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Marsha of Marsha Neal Studio said...

These pieces are awesome Kay! I have a thing for jasper too!!! Thanks for adding them to the Silk Color Palette Challenge too - they not only look beautiful - but actually comfortable to wear (I hate jewelry that is not comfortable don't you?!).

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!!!