Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Bead Soup Party is HERE!

Thank you Lori Anderson of Pretty Things for organizing and inviting us all to the party!  There are 84 jewelry designers and artists participating.  I am awed by the amazing talent of these women and can't wait to grab a cup of coffee, sit, and view all of the creativity! You can view all the participants names with links to their fantastic blogs on my sidebar, just below our February Giveaway.
I hope you join us and have fun!

My bead soup ingredients arrived from my partner Lisa of Lucid Moon Studio on a very cold day in Colorado. 







I love what Lisa chose: a starfish pendant by Erin of Every Heart Crafts, a pewter starfish toggle by  Green Girl Studios, some faceted blue sodalite beads, seashell beads, mother of pearl rings and round beads, and my favorite a mermaid toggle that Lisa added as a bonus.

I chose to do an asymetrical necklace, so that the wonderful mermaid could be placed in view and not hidden at the back of the necklace!  To season the ingredients, I added a dash of creamy freshwater pearls, some oxidized chain and sterling silver jump rings.  The sea shells were more of a challenge for me...I love them...I love the ocean...so I made an additional bracelet with the shells beads, the starfish toggle, mother of pearl beads, chocolate genuine leather and some additional creamy freshwater pearls.  I had just enough mother of pearl beads to make a pair of earrings!  I hope you enjoy the photos, I am still learning how to best photograph jewelry.  The very beautiful neck belongs to my lovely, but reluctant to 'model' daughter!

Shine On,

43 comments:

Judy said...

You have created a wonderful necklace! Every element is displayed so nicely. I love it!

Cathryn said...

This piece is simply beautiful! I love how you put it asymmetrical--I wouldn't want to hide that mermaid either! This necklace shows amazing creativity and talent!

Kella said...

This is so beautiful and delicate. I love how you brought all the pieces together.

beads said...

Like the asymmetrical style you choose. Such a nice feminine necklace, and looks lovely on your daughter.

Pearl and Pebble said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! I love the pendant! I love the clasp!! I love the design - I love it all:)

*melanie* earthenwood studio said...

ooh, I love the asymmetrical design of the necklace. And the extra bracelet is really fun too. Looks like you had fun!

Katie said...

I love what you did with your beads - I still struggle with the whole asymmetrical thing, so I love when other people do it so well! And, with all of the cold weather floating around, it's nice to see a necklace that makes me think of warmer, beachy places :o)

Julianna Cannon said...

Funky assymetrical is my fav~ absolutely LOVE this.

Boot ~C said...

I like the way you did your 'wrap' better than mine! Now I may have to rework mine a little, yours is more what I saw in my vision. I am going to try photographing my set on Blanche, my mannequin. Now if she'll just let me pierce her ears!

Cristi - 2 If By Sea said...

Wow, this piece is gorgoeus! You did a great job.

Lisa said...

So pretty! love they bits and pieces you put together here!

Loretta said...

I love these ingredients and what you designed with them. Your daughter is a lucky recipient.

Pretty Things said...

I love asymmetry, and I love using clasps where you don't expect them on necklaces (when I can!). This is rockin'! Beautiful, feminine, but rockin'!

Thanks for being a part of the party — we’ll do it again soon!

Michelle Mach said...

How fun to combine all those different elements together. Beautiful job!

Rickie said...

Such pretty designs--I really love the bracelet--delightful!

Susan said...

Just love what you did with your beads! The necklace is so unique, and I really like the clasp placement.

Jenny J-V said...

That necklace is fantastic!!! It is so beautifully balanced...that's always such a challenge for me to stay delicate and asymmetric without getting all out of whack! haaaaaaa

TesoriTrovati said...

What yummy ingredients! I love the assymmetrical design you came up with so that all the pieces could be seen. That starfish toggle is so very wow. Thanks for sharing this heaping serving of great soup! Be sure to stop by and taste some of mine. Enjoy the day! Erin

Terri said...

I so glad you photographed this wonderfull asymmetrical and delicate necklace on...so we can see how it hangs perfectly! Love it.

Jo said...

What a lovely design, and a great idea to bring the beautiful clasp round to the front!

Mary K. McGraw said...

Fun and funky necklace great for the beach.

EmandaJ said...

Fantastic! Great use of the ingredients and a total transformation of the feel of the original bits.

Hasn't this been fun?

Emanda
www.ArtemisiaStudio.blogspot.com

maryharding said...

Very lovely necklace your created with Lisa's bead soup. Love the pendant by Erin and how you put all those lovely components together. A great piece.

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

Lynette... what a beautiful necklace and bracelet! Both pieces are just stunning.

Dee said...

WOW..what a lovely piece you created. I love the asymmetrical design!

Patti said...

Both of these pieces are quite stunning...mixing asymmetry with delicateness...a winning combination!

JBird's Garden said...

So sweet! What a nice job you did with the soup mix! The necklace is beautiful and displays wonderfully!

Kate said...

Both pieces are stunning! I've seen many sea themed jewelry and they tend to get lost in a blur of sameness, but this set surely wouldn't! What a wonderful job!

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

Mermaid Glass said...

Really beautiful! Asymmetrical can be hard to pull off successfully, but you sure did. Of course, I just love the mermaid clasp. :)

Spirited Earth said...

wonderful design..love the bracelet too

Janet said...

This pc you made is a stunner real eyeopener! Really really fine wine!!!

Nancy said...

I love the asymmetry of this piece. That is one thing that I haven't been able to master yet, the right balance for asymmetry. I admire that skill in others. This is really a wonderful necklace!!

lisa said...

Such a delicate necklace with a such a substantial focal. I love it! Glad you got a taste of the ocean in your frozen state!

Emma said...

Love the design, especially the asymmetrical aspect. A beautiful necklace... just yummy :0)

wildvanilla said...

You put so much thought into all of it and I love how they turned out. The way you hung the pendant on the necklace with the wooden ring and pearl is fantastic! And I love the bracelet. Great job!!

Patty said...

Beautiful, Lynette! I want to go for a stroll on a North Carolina beach wearing your lovely creation. :-)

Erin said...

This is a gorgeous piece! Your photos are wonderful and I love that you photographed it on. The most important part of good jewelry design is the wear-ability of a piece. You have done that so beautifully! I would love this necklace even if that weren't my pendant hanging from it! ;) I hope you enjoyed working with my piece. You made it look fabulous!

I also really like what you did with the leather in the bracelet, too! Love your jewelry style! It really resonates with me. I will be adding you to my list. So glad to meet you. Thank you!

Debbi said...

Your jewelry is amazing! You created such a nice set with your beads--great job!

Nicki said...

Lynette, you (is that you?) look like a mermaid in the picture. I absolutely love it. And the bracelet. Can I wear it? What do you mean, you want to keep it???? BEAUTIFUL.

Round Rabbit said...

I love that necklace! I'm a big fan of the double strand... great job! :)

Regina said...

Hi Lynette, I am still working my way round the blogs. Love the design, like the way you hung the starfish pendant. Good photography, you are learning fast. I like the matching bracelet you put together. Great set.
Thanks for stopping by to see my soup creation.

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I am speechless Lynette! I LOVE the necklace you designed!! I love the bracelet too. I agree with you, I like the shells, but they can be tricky to work with. I love everything about your design, and it looks awesome on your daughter! It was great to partner with you, and I am excited to follow your jewelry endeavors :)

Sorry I'm so late leaving a comment, but I did hurry excitedly to your blog on the 10th to see what you made!

Lisa

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

very cool design!