Saturday, March 30, 2013

Bead Soup Reveal!

Here it is!

 As a reminder, the way this works is that I received a package of beads from my partner, Krafty Max that included among other things a beautiful red flower focal bead and a floral clasp that I needed to incorporate into my creation.  The flower clasp was far too beautiful to place in the back of the necklace though! I tried this out a couple of ways, first with the smaller silver flower from the clasp as the top piece leading to the larger flower that would sit lower on the body, but ultimately I decided on really putting the focus on that beautiful reddish orange flower.  If you read about my inspiration, you'll see why I chose to add the turquoise color palette that I did.  I happened to also have some really interesting mixed beads that actually incorporated that red color along with a couple of shades of turquoise.  I hadn't made anything with these yet, so this seemed like the perfect project to add them in.
I can't wait to see what everyone else has created, especially my partner! I'm off to visit her site myself...

And remember, there are three reveals this time around, so this list is only the first group. I can't believe how many people are participating in all three reveals.  Please visit these other amazing artists!

Alicia Marinache
Amber Dawn Goldish
Barb Solem
Bev Breisinger
Birgitta Lejonklou
Breana Fry
Brenda Sue Lansdowne
Bridget Torres
Carol Dee Myers
Carolyn Chenault
Cassi Paslick
Cece Cormier
Cheryl McCloud
Cindy Wilson
Crystal Thain
Cynthia Riggs
Dana Hickey
Dana James
Darlene Fortier
Deana Hager
Deanna Cox
Deb Brooks
Debra Behrends
Denielle Hagerman
Denise McCabe
Diana Frey
Diana Welte
Dini Bruinsma
DiYana Alcalde
Dolores Raml
Donna Millard
Dot Lewallwn
Duane Clark
Dyanne Cantrell
Eleanor Burian-Mohr
Elisabeth Auld
Elizabeth Owens Dwy
Emily Greer
Enikö Fabian
Erin Grant
Eva Kovacs
Eva Sherman
Gina Hockett
Grace Rotenberg
Gretchen Nation
Hannah Rosner
Heather Davis
Heather Marston
Heather Powers
Ingrid McCue
Jacqueline Marchant
Jan Petek
Janeen Sorensen
Jane-Michael Stallings
Jasvanti Patel
Jayashree Paramesh
Jayne Capps
Jean Yates
Jennifer Cameron
Jennifer LaVite
Joan Williams
Jodie Marshall
Judy Riggs
Julie Anne Leggett
Kat Barron Miller
Kathy Lindemer
Kim Hora
Kim Houston
Kim Sparks
Krafty Max
Kris Lanae Binsfeld
Krista French
Kristen Stevens
Kristi Harrison
Kumi Fisher
Laren Dee Barton
Laura Bracken
Laura Demoya
Laurie Hanna
Laurie Keefe-Cecere
Lea Avroch
Leanne Loftus
Lee Anne Messerschmidt
Leslie Schenkel
Linda Anderson
Linda Djokic
Linda Murphy
Linda Sadler
Lisa Liddy
Lisa Suver
Liz DeLuca
Liz Engriser
Lola Surwillo
Loretta Carstensen
Lori Anderson
Lori Bergmann
Lori Bowring Michaud
Lori Poppe
Lori Schneider
Lyn Foley
Maddison Langford
Magdalena Sikora
Mallory Hoffman
Marcella Austenfeld
Marcy Lamberson
Maria Clark
Maria Rosa Sharrow
Marianna Boylan
Marie Covert
Marti Conrad
Mary Ellen Merrigan
Mary Harding
Molly Alexander
  Nan Emmett
Niky Sayers
Pam Chesbro
Pam Farren
Pam Sandy
Pam Traub
Pamela Gangler
Patricia Buchanan
Patricia Johnson
Patty Miller
Paula Hisel
Peggy Gabrielson
Perri Jackson
Rachel Baron
Rachel Stanley
Rain Hannah
Rana Wilson
Renetha Stanziano
Robin Reed
Rochelle Brisson
Rose Rushbrooke

Ruth Szapa
Sally Russick
Sandi Volpe
Sandra Pendragon
Sandy Richardson
Sarah Small
Shannon Hicks
Shari Replogle
Sheila Daniels
Sheila Davis
Shiraz Biggie
Shirley Moore
Skylar Bre'z
Staci Smith
Stacie Florer
Stacy Pomerleau
Stephanie Weiss
Sumi Rani
Susan Sheehan
Suzette Bentley
Tamera Norris
Tracy Choy
Tracy Stillman
Valerie Norton
Vicki Holliday


Sea of Dreams said...

Bold design...perfect for spring and summer! I think the multi-strand necklace sets off the design perfectly!

april grinaway said...

Wonderful work!

Unknown said...

I love it! Gorgeous layout and beautiful finished piece!

Krafty Max Originals said...

AMAZING!! You did such a great job!! THANK YOU! ~KM

brandi said...

~fascinating how you held the flower...i am sure there was much time spent in creating this beautiful piece...much love light and blessings~

Anonymous said...

What a great statement piece this is - beautiful!

VS said...

Lovely design on your soup necklace, that bright flower focal just lights up with spring, very pretty!

Unknown said...

WOW. I think this many strands would have made me crazier than I am !

Freestyle Elements said...

Awesome necklace--love the statement it represents. So versatile, it could even be worn dramatically with jeans and t-shirt to dress it up!

Shari Replogle said...

It's beautiful!
I love how you secured the awesome flower focal. Wonderful design :)

Laura Bracken said...

What a beautiful statement piece! Well done!

Lyn Foley said...

Like the multi-strands and the two flowers in the front. Nice solution to the challenge.

Anonymous said...

such a clever and innovative design

PiPa said...

It's a stunning piece!

Pretty Things said...

Those look like rainbow calsilica -- are they? This is a STUNNING piece, truly gorgeous!!!!

Linda Sadler said...

Lovely necklace. I love the way you used the focal flower.

Karen Mitchell said...

Lovely statement piece. Perfect for Spring/Summer!

Unknown said...

What a lovely colorful necklace. I really like the beads going across the focal, that is a great eye catcher. Good work!

Kepi said...

I love how you captured the focal, gorgeous necklace.

Giorgia Rossini said...

I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP
I love how you used the focal, grat necklace design! :)
ciao dall' Italia

HundredColors: Art, Design and Photography by Sumi said...

That's an innovative use of the focal! Beautiful!

Stacy said...

I really like how you used the focal flower! I never sure how to work those flowers into a piece.

Maddy*Moo said...

amazing focal! And a nice way of showing off the clasp in a different way too.

Laren at Laren Dee Designs said...

Oh, just beautiful as a necklace - loving the colors. The neckline shows a lot of detailed workmanship.

re-maker said...

That is one heck of a statement piece! Very nicely done.

Mulligan Stew Jewelry said...

I love how you embellished the focal! Unique and lovely creation!

Shaezocha said...

What a statement piece its bold and strong.

Unknown said...

Sweet design!

pamala said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the way you highlighted the focal, it is stunning.

Nchantme said...

Love your necklace! Beautiful use of the red flower. Very eye-catching!

Just Beads said...

Love the design, it's beautiful.

flyingbeader said...

Great color & design

Kris Lanae Binsfeld said...

I agree, the focal is much to beautiful to be at the back of the necklace! Love your design and the gorgeous soup! Kris

Perl - Eni said...

Wow - so much beautiful work!

vovsblog said...

beautiful work well done!

Dry Gulch said...

Wow, what a beautiful necklace!

Ana Beads said...

You've designed a gorgeous necklace and so unique.

la mar de bonita said...

Nice idea with the mounting of the red flower - you did a great job!

Unknown said...

i love your necklace--especially how you wrapped the beads around the flower

Breana said...

Pretty focal. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

You nailed it with your inspiration piece. The colors are spot on! Very cool design! Thank you for sharing your beautiful talent!

WindDancerStudios said...

I love a coral/turquoise combo it's always striking! You did a wonderful job of capturing the spirit of your inspiration. Love the the whole drop and the beads you chose to add from your stash :)

Sheila Davis Designs said...

Very nice!

Laney said...

Great focal and lovely design.

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

A very unique necklace!Congrats!

Unknown said...

Love the necklace, I have only one word for it: Amazing ♥♥

Chelle said...

That necklace is screaming spring and summer.. I love love love it.

Elizabeth Beads said...

So pretty!

elisabeth said...


Mary Harding said...

Love your necklace. Great combo of seed beads and the flower and great colors

Unknown said...

I love the feel of the necklace and the colors and the movement and... I really love the necklace! Have a Blessed Day!!!

Bobbie said...

Nice colors - and a really creative way to connect the focal to the multi-strands. Good job!

Sandi Volpe said...

Gorgeous the colors!!

Kimberly said...

Stunning! My compliments to the chef!

Peikkonen said...

Clever and gorgeous!

Terri said...

Soup-er cool design!

Bev said...

Love this piece!

baymoondesign said...

A stunning necklace with great colors!

Unknown said...

What a great summer design...very bold and great color. Fantastic job!

CraftyHope said...

You did an outstanding job with this. I love the multiple strands and the way you strung the flower focal and the LONG length! What an awesome statement necklace you created!

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