Saturday 10 May 2014

Bead Soup Blog Party -The reveal!!!

Today is the big reveal for The Bead Soup Blog Party and I'm really excited to have you here!

My partner this year is the lovely Leah Curtis of Beady eyed Bunny. I was so busy with getting ready for the Flame Off, I didn't have the chance to properly introduce Leah (sorry Leah!) so before I show you what I got, I'd like to show you who it's from.

Leah makes really individual beads and components from polymer clay, gorgeous little beads like this cute pink bird.

And these beautifully coloured rustic dogwood flower beads...

You can visit her Etsy shop here, and her blog here and see what other wonderful things she creates!

So after introducing ourselves and swapping addresses, I sent off my package of beads...

And eagerly waited for what Leah sent to me. I was really excited to see what would be in my parcel, and I wasn't disappointed!

There was a beautiful sea glass focal bead with matching polymer beads and a patinated copper clasp,  all handmade by Leah, Sari silk, Czech beads, vintage crystal dangles and a piece of clay pipe. A little treasure trove of pretties!

It took me a lot of thinking to decide what to do with each of the components. I wanted to get across the ancient feel of Leah's designs. 

My first design was using the sea glass focal and clasp. 

I'd decided early on that I wanted to use copper to match the beautiful dark verdigris finish of the focal, so I teamed some ancient looking copper spacers and lava beads to make a simple necklace.

Next I decided I would make a pair of earrings. I never make earrings so I thought it was about time I did! 

I chose the Czech glass ammonites and vintage crystal dangles and paired them up with some 8 & 10mm fire polished beads. The main reason I don't really make earrings is the ear wires. It would be a shame to put nice beads on a mass produced ear wire, so I had a bash at making some myself.

Next I decided on a bracelet. A couple of weeks ago I made a collection bracelet for the AJE Component of the month with a few of my favourite beads, and really enjoyed making it, so decided to try the same idea again in green.

I chose one of the verdigris polymer beads from Leah and added in some gorgeous rough Czech glass nuggets in shades of green and gold, more fire polished cut rounds, table cut Czech beads, a great big chunk of green stone which I have no idea about, a celtic connector by Jenny Davis-Reazor and a bronze button and charm from TheaElements. 

Next, because I was really enjoying myself, I made another necklace. I picked the clay pipe to be the focal and decided that I got a beach feel from it. I can just imagine someone sitting by the shore smoking their pipe before discarding the broken pieces in the sand. I wanted to make something a bit brighter as everything so far has quite dark colours.

I chose turquoise and lilac for this design, nice and bright! With turquoise beads, more Czech glass, bronze flower spacers, handmade lamp work beads by Lighthouse Glass, seed beads and a bronze button by TheaElements.

And finally, the sari silk. I had wimped out originally with this. I love it, but never know what to do with it, but I pulled up my pants and went for it. 

The colour gives it an oriental feel (to me anyway!) So I made a lamp work lentil and painted it with silver precious metal clay in an oriental cloud design. 

This was fired on to fuse it to the glass and make it permanent. I threaded large golden seed beads on to the silk and wrapped the ends with bronze wire to attach the clasps. The little shell dangle is from Thea Elements and was pilfered from one of my bracelets as it was the only thing I could find that I liked!

I'd like to say a great big thank you to Leah for her beautiful and inspiring soup, and I can't wait to go and see what she's made with mine! And to Lori, for organising such a fantastic event!

To join me in the hop, follow the links below... 

Lori Anderson, Hostess

Tina Bosh                        
Kristina Hahn Eleniak       
Kari Asbury                     
Kris Binsfield                   
Cheryl Gangle                  
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Eva Wills                                         
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Marina Passarella                       
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Keren Panthaki                           
Jennifer VaBenschoten           

Solange Collin                              
Marina Kosović                            
Michelle Tucker                          
Sue Rennie                                   
Claire Lockwood                         
Barb Solem                                   
Caroline Dewison                       
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Amy Severino                              
Vonna Maslanka                         
Andra Marasteanu                    
Cherrie Warzocha                      
Amanda Wacasey                      
Marcy Lamberson                      
Lisa Johnson                                 
Gail Vanderster-Zwang            
Laurie Keefe-Cecere                 
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Laurie Ament                               
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Lora Bright                                     
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Anne Betenson                           
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Sherri Stokey                               
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Lee Koopman                              
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Mary K. McGraw                        
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  1. All great designs Carilone the earrings but bracelet really does if for me - great colours.

  2. Love, love it all, Caroline! You have a great eye for mixing and making beads. My favourites are the earrings and that long, gorgeous necklace with the pipe. I'm so glad we were partners!

  3. Beautiful soup sent and received! All your beautiful creations, the first necklace - the colours, the textures, the photography - is my fave. If it were possible to choose a favourite of course..!

  4. I love that your were challenged to make earrings (which are amazing) and work with the sari silk (inspiring).

  5. These pieces are all fab, Caroline! I particularly like the bracelet - gorgeous combination of colours and materials.

  6. What gorgeous pieces! I particularly love the colour combination in the first one,

  7. Some stunning creations - with great components

  8. It's so beautiful how you mixed up so many different materials, but they are amazing together, love your pieces! Turquoise and lilac together, just awesome.

  9. Love all your pieces, especially the second from bottom necklace - lovely colours.


  10. Your jewelry is lovely! My favorite is the sari silk necklace. The focal you made is interesting and beautiful, this technique is new to me.

  11. They're all beautiful pieces. I love how the green bracelet feels like a collection of treasuries.

  12. Fabulous pieces here Caroline x

  13. Stunning! The first necklace with the lava beads, copper, and sea glass especially speaks to me!

  14. Awesome soups! I love the urchin bracelet design and the sea glass focal necklace! Very creative designs. xo Genea

  15. Beautiful pieces! I love that last lentil bead and the sari silk. Really cool!

  16. wow, you certainly were inspired to create with this soup! It's all so pretty, but the last necklace is so romantic to me, I love it!

  17. I love the textures of your pieces and the fabulous colors. I have never tried Sari yet myself, you did a good job.

  18. Amazing designs- you should make some more earrings - your earwires turned out fabulous!

  19. Beautiful and eclectic pieces Caroline.

  20. I enjoyed looking at all your pieces. The Sari silk piece was so earthy and different that I have to say it was my favorite!

  21. What incredible designs! I really like what you did with the sari silk. It is so unique and has to be my favorite.

  22. Amazing - I am in serious love with your first necklace! I love how you added the lava stone to the pendant - I think they went together perfectly! I also love what you did with the last piece - amazing! Truly - all of your pieces are gorgeous!

  23. Each is so lovely in it's own unique way! The ancient feel of the seaglass necklace is perfect. Collection bracelets are one of my very favorites to wear and to make, so of course I'm loving your bracelet—all the elements came together beautifully! But your last necklace… oh wow—it's beautifully simplistic in the composition, but the components are so rich with detail! how did I not know that you made lampwork beads too?? I know I would love to spend a day (or a week) watching you work in your studio—everything you make is just stunning!

  24. Lovely creations, I love the soft colours and the composition of the bracelets. The earrings are gorgeous and I love the last necklace with the sari silk

  25. Awesome! I too like the one with the sari silk....I could so wear that to work! Excellent work! Thanks for joining and posting!

  26. So many stunning pieces! I love the painted lentil focal with the clouds, and the lava beads in the first piece are beautiful!

    I've been seeing a few of your sea urchins doing the rounds on the blogs this year, too, and I think I may have to stalk your shop until you have them in again; they're gorgeous.

  27. Caroline, I love the simplicity on the first necklace!

  28. very inventive projects, great use of fabric! I'll be waiting for creations with these cute birtd :)))congrats!

  29. You did an awesome job with your soup. Each and every piece is so special. Your ear wires turned out beautifully. You make me want to try to make more of my own too. My favorite of the bunch is that bracelet though. There's just something about the collection you pulled together that calls to me. :)

  30. Oh my oh my you are so talented. Every piece is gorgeous, my favorite is the turquoise flower necklace, so beautiful!

  31. Both the soups are to die for, the one you sent and the one you received. And what a great job you did. Love each and every design. If I had to pick a favorite it would be the bracelet. But all pieces are stunning.

  32. Wow, Caroline, so beautiful that you did. I love all the pieces, everything is unique. I've cooked a wonderful soup. Congrats!

  33. I love the pieces you created. I especially like that bright necklace, where you put in all those brass flower spacers to compliment the flower beads.

  34. Very pretty designs. Especially like the bracelet and earrings. The ear wires are very unique.

  35. Oh wow, these are beautiful!! The turquoise and lilac is stunning together in your necklace but the bracelet is my favourite!!

  36. Wow! Love all of your designs, and your soup partner! My fave has to be the turq and lilac necklace, and the sari silk. I'm with you, don't have a lot of experience with it, but I love what you did. And that you created a bead to go with it! Beautiful work dear!

  37. Hello! :)
    Jokes aside - your pieces are just lovely: very pretty and delicate.

  38. You were so productive. I have a thing for lava so that first necklace really stands out to me. However I must say that all of your pieces are quite lovely. Great job!

  39. That sea glass focal is amazing and I love how you set it off with the lava beads. Everything you made is wonderful!

  40. i really love the little daisy spacers. such a great idea to use them that way! so cute!

    Linda A.

  41. What a lovely soup mix you received! The designs you created are all very nice, but the earrings call to me and I really love the bracelet and last necklace!

  42. Hello :) I love that you & Leah are partners for BSBP8! What a wonderful team you two make. And Carololine, what absolutely gorgeous jewelry you create! I'm wow! So, as I gather my voice after being breath-taking by beauty here, let me first say Bravo & amazing! You perfectly reflected the ancient, organic feel of the focal with your lava & copper necklace -- simply splendid! Graceful, quietly sophisticated and fine. And for not making earrings, you created sensational ones -- and gorgeous earwires. The Czech glass ammonites and vintage crystal dangles look outstanding in your design; elegant & dreamy. Your bracelet is a knockout! I learn so much from studying your beautiful work. The collection of a bead from Leah, Czech glass nuggets & beads, stone and art by Jenny Davis-Reazor and TheaElements is inspired and blissful. I love the bracelet! Your turquoise & lilac beach necklace is exquisite, with a gracious flow of flowers and beads. Eloquent & ingenious design. And your Asian inspired silk & custom created lentil lampwork is jewelry at its finest. I love it. So nurturing, soft, flowing, extraordinary, gifted. Your collection of jewelry here is an amazing star of the show! Wonderful reveal for the party! Magnificent and inspiring jewelry art, as always, Caroline! Happy Hopping! ♥ Rita

  43. Hi Caroline, Kudos to you for making your own earwires. I like the bracelet with the teardrop shaped focal. The aqua and lilac beach necklace is my favorite. It is beautiful. The lentil with the fired on silver design that you made is wonderful. Great job using your soup ingredients.

  44. Such beautiful pieces, many bringing to mind the colours and movement of the oceans in their diverse locales and moods! While I wouldn't say I have a "favourite", Caroline, your divine collection bracelet really sings to me :)

  45. I kept scrolling back and forth, back and forth, to try to decide what I like best. All had unusual components and all were so darn pretty! I think I have finally decided on that first piece, something about the lava beads, the focal and the spacers just give it an ancient feel to me and I like it a lot Beautiful work.

  46. I love the pieces you made with your soup! Love the long necklaces and earrings. I love the colors with the patina copper! Yummy!

  47. Caroline, your soup is beautiful! Like the bracelet with it's mix of different kidn of beads. It's color scheme is gorgeous!

  48. Your designs are stunning. Your choices of textures, shapes, sizes, and colors are perfection.

  49. Really like the bracelet with the dangling ceramic bead & other chunky beads. Your necklace with purple and turquoise and bronze flowers is very sunny and summery. Gorgeous use of your soup.

  50. Great soup, and you made so many pieces from it! I don't think I can pick a favourite :) the colours are so gorgeous.

  51. You made your bead soup glow. Such a pretty array of pieces. Well done :-).

  52. What a gorgeous soup you sent and a gorgeous soup received Caroline! You've created such a wonderful assortment with your soup. Each and every piece is gorgeous. I love the ear wires you've made, very nice touch.

  53. First of all I love YOUR work Caroline!! It is such a delight to meet you!! I am very inspired by all of your treatments of your soup. I am an ocean palette girl myself so I love your treatment of the clay pipe focal! history and beauty all in one!! The black lava beads set off that brilliant polymer sea glass focal beautifully !! so stunning and definitely an attention getter!! great job!!

  54. I'm in love with all the pieces you created! You got a beautiful soup from your partner and wow you put them together in beautiful designs! Love love love!

  55. What a wonderful reveal, so many ♥beauties♥ came out of your hands! Such a great collection of jewellery with that many varieties, wow! Love it, especially the earrings.

  56. I love what you did with the wires on those earrings. And, the silk in the last necklace looks so cool! You challenged yourself and came through the process extremely well. Nice job on all of your pieces!

  57. Gorgeous designs! Every piece has a lovely color selection and is well crafted. But I'm most fond of the first necklace. That stunning glass focal and clasp look beautiful with the dark bead and copper spacers. Excellent soup!

  58. Gorgeous work! Really Soup-er! Yep I'm still hopping! Don't wan to miss a thing!

  59. Such a pretty soup, and gorgeous pieces you created with it! They all have such an earthy feel. I especially love the sari silk necklace!

  60. So many gorgeous designs, playing with colors, contrast, shapes and materials! The ear wires you made are richly decorated, I see why you prefer making your own :) My favorite - the bracelet!

  61. Everything you've made is wonderful, Caroline. I especially love the first antiquey necklace and the great oriental feeling last necklace. you did a fabulous job with your soup. sorry this is so late but It's been a full summer and i kinda fell off the bead soup wagon. Trying to catch up a day for the rest of my life!


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