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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal!

It was down to the wire, but I turned this:

Into this:



The bead soup at the top came from the very talented Tammy Powley. You can see all of her work at her blog and specifically what she created with what I sent her here.  She sent me some great stuff and I tried to incorporate as much of it as I could.  I'm looking forward to playing with the pieces I didn't get to use in time for this reveal in the future.

There were beaders from five continents who participated in this bead soup party and huge thanks go to Lori Anderson for organizing the event.  You can find the whole list of participants and blogs on her website.  I'm looking forward to checking out all of them over the next few weeks.


I really loved the focal bead that I was sent and the way one of the clasps picked up some of the colors in the multicolored bead.  I don't often make really colorful pieces but I really wanted to use the seed beads I was sent plus extra beads from my own collection to capture how multicolored the focal bead was.

69 comments:

tappingflamingo said...

ooooo....WOW!

Jo said...

That is lovely!

Tammy Jones, JewelryMakingDaily.com said...

Lovely!

ccrider2006 said...

Oh the focal was fabulous and your necklace was the perfect compliment to it.

Christals Creations said...

Thats really pretty. I am going to try bead weaving one of these days. Great creation. :o)

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Lovely!

Thoughtfulhands said...

Really great love the bead work...

SilverNikNats said...

The colors go so beautifully together, a really lovely piece.

My Life Under the Bus said...

So delicate and pretty Wow!!!

Michelle Mach said...

Nice job making the focal work with your colorful beads! Thanks for including a photo of how the necklace looks worn. It really helps show off your beadweaving skills.

Judy said...

What amazing detail! You did such a great job with your mix, I am sure your partner is very pleased with your creation.

Tammy said...

I love how you used netting stitch and used the lamwpwork bead as a pendant in the center. That bead, by the way, was made by DD Hess. She has an Artfire shop: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/deedlebeads

Linda Landig said...

Oh wow, this is so gorgeous. It really does honor the beautiful focal bead. Great work!

EmandaJ said...

Fantastic! Love the networking you did. We’re all being pushed outside our comfort zones — with amazing results!

Enjoy the hop,
Emanda

http://artemisiastudio.blogspot.com/2011/09/bead-soup-reveal.html

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

What a fantastic design. Very fun colors too. A really nice statement piece!

Pretty Things said...

I am SO sorry for being late — today our internet provider decided to crash. My stress level is through the roof, to say the least! They’re still working on it, but it’s like dial-up.

WOW but that's some transformation! I'm impressed! You did a fantastic job.

I hope you’ll participate again!

Love, Lori

Christine Altmiller said...

what beautiful beadweaving! great design and colors!

kathy welsh said...

Just stunning! what a great swap!

Silver Parrot said...

Very nice piece! Love the color scheme!

LissC said...

very very nice! I love the great color combination. Your netting is really pretty! Great solution for that focal bead :)

nikimeiners said...

I love the technique you used.

horimarika said...

Such a great necklace! I really like the focal and colours!

Juli said...

Your pieces are simply beautiful! Great work, really!!

Mylene said...

Wow!! I love the bright colours - you should work in them more often! Your beadwork is beautiful as is your design.

Terri said...

What you have done enhances the focal perfectly. Some serious skill sets! Gorgeous necklace!

Miri Agassi said...

יפה!!! צבעים שמחים. כל הכבוד.
Well done !!

Karen Williams said...

Beautiful netting - really shows off the focal bead.

from a sister seed beader :)

Mimi's Beading said...

Juat beautiful, another thing to try to add to my list! lol It is truly amazing seeing all the different beading styles!

Noemi said...

Fantastic work!
I am always amazed at how can anyone work with such small beads.
I am not into colourful stuff either, but this focal needed just what you gave it.

maneki said...

Very pretty necklace that compliments the focal well. Feels like spring, this one. Well done!

Ann said...

Very pretty, love the way you worked that focal into your netting.

Shel said...

This is so, so pretty - lots of beautiful work here!! My hats off to you w/your design!

Sweet Freedom said...

I love the gorgeous necklace you designed around that incredible focal bead!

Regina said...

I love how your beadwork mirrors the colorful focal, great work and lovely design.

kimmykats said...

My hats off to you for your beaded netting. Beautiful piece!!

Polly Barker said...

Love, love, love the netting stitch

Sandra said...

Ohhh, so nice, I hadn't seen anything like this yet on the blog hop. The necklace picks up the colors of the focal perfectly~!

T... said...

stunning piece.....

Lisa said...

Beautiful piece! Your necklace with all that seed bead work is the perfect complement to that beautiful focal! Love all those colors. Hope you enjoy wearing it! Thanks for the sweet comments on my soup mix! This was fun! Have a great week!

Beadaholique said...

Beautiful bead work! I really like how you pulled out the soft pink color in the focal bead with beads from your own collection - they compliment it perfectly!

Raida said...

I love how your necklace turned out, great work.

pinkchapeau said...

Beautiful bead work. It brings out the colors so well!

Sandi Volpe said...

beautiful bead work

KayzKreationz said...

The seed bead work you did is wonderful. I think you captured the colors of the focal bead really well. Turned out very nice.

Bobbie said...

Really gorgeous!! Yum!

Patternsforbeads said...

What great bead weaving in that design. That is a lot of fun and the focal bead is very nice. It's so nice to hear how much everyone in this Bead Hop loved what they were doing.

Maggie said...

Those of you who do bead work take my breath away. Beautiful!

Shirley said...

Love the delicate laciness of this necklace. Your color choices were perfect for the focal!

Melissa Ruth Pynn said...

Wow, you matched the seed bead netting to the focal perfectly! It looks great!

Molly Alexander said...

Just plain stunning - well done! :)

Wendy said...

Very pretty!

CraftyHope said...

Wow! Beautifully done. I would have never considered beadweaving with that focal, but you executed so very well! Really a smart idea! Lovely.

Julie Nordine | Credit River Art Glass said...

Alot of work went into this fabulous piece, Shiraz... great job!

I LOVE color! said...

I am so sorry I am so late , but my computer dug in it's heels and said I'm nota-gonna go that fast:^)
Your designs are nothing short of amazing.
Be blessed to be a blessing

Serena Trent said...

Beautiful beadwork and very pretty colors!

Tracy said...

Lovely intricate design.

Line Labrecque said...

Your beaweaving is very nice. great job

Marian Hertzog said...

Very pretty! You used the color palette in the focal well. Nice job.

Rebecca said...

Pretty! I love the combination of delicate netting with the lampwork - it really works. Netting is one bead weaving technique I've never quite got my fingers around....

Melissa said...

Oh My goodness. That is fantastic. People who can work with the little beads are amazing. I can't work with those little things..... they don't like me. :) This is a beautiful soup and you made a gorgeous piece.

Melissa
http://design.kcjewelbox.com

Michelle said...

lovely netted necklace. a nice complement to the focal.
Michelle

Michelle said...

lovely netted necklace--it complements the focal well.
Michelle

Cory said...

Beautiful... the texture of the bead weaving is wonderful, love it.

Jennifer Cameron said...

Very pretty and feminine. Great job!

Karyn B said...

Lovely work! You really did capture the feeling of the focal and showcased it nicely!

OhAllisonBeading said...

Oh so totally gorgeous! Love the netting, love the colors you picked to go with the focal and LOVE the design!

chicandfrog said...

A very delicate pattern in a strong colour. I like it!
Ambra

Marie Cramp said...

Lovely! :)

oooLiekeooo said...

NIce!!