Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party!

Yeah it's Bead Soup Party Day!
With 21 countries and 362 participant.
It is going to be a party that I will be savoring all week!
And will take me at least that long to visit every one.
So whether it be painting, mix media, card making,...you name it.
Do I have a style?
Now that I've been dabbling in the bead world
for the past couple of years.
More so now because of meeting Lori and 
all the wonderfully talented  ladies I have met through the 
Bead Soup Blog Party's.
I find myself asking the same question.
Regardless if I do or not,
what seems to stay the same for me is when
the "canvas speaks" to you.
Telling you what it wants and doesn't want.
Isn't it interesting how they speak to us all a little differently.
Which adds to the rich variety we see in the Art world.
This Beads Soup mix was no exception.
I wanted to do something abstract or asymmetrical.
The beads said, "No".
The focal is a delicate gold leaf.
A stand alone type of piece.
The golden toggle, simple.
Both pieces are light in weight.
It was saying keep it light, keep it simple and clean. 
Enhance the glimmer of the focal leaf.
Beads I added to Deana's to accomplish this were:
3mm round gold spacer beads, various gold tone spacer caps, 
Czech glass metallic light purple wavy leaves, 
(I find these type of beads with holes drilled at the top a challenge to use)
6mm amethyst bumpy lamp-work beads, 
gold tone chain, a few accent seed beads and 
Czech purple flowers.
And out came a Necklace and Earrings to match
with all it's glimmery-ness.
With so much soupy goodness... I made a few more pieces.
Here I used up the pearl heischi beads, faceted metallic beads and 
the set of Antique gold metal tear drop beads
 from the soup mix to make these bracelets and earrings.
 Here I used some memory wire for a bracelet. Went in a south west direction
with the coconut shell beads adding
some turquoise colored seed beads and pewter feather charms.
It's as light as a feather, hardly feels like you have anything on your wrist.
This is as far as I got with this one. It's still in the ole think tank.
I'm looking for a metal gold tone dragon fly I saw with a slight curve to it's body.
I'd like to add it to the front of the pendant.
I just can't remember where I saw it.
And I still have lots of left overs to use in the future!
Thank You Deana.
You've truly been a delightful swap partner.
Click here to see what I sent Deana
Thank You So Much  Lori 
for hosting the biggest Bead Soup Blog Party to date.
I have had a great time each and every time I have participated.
For more eye candy...
Please click on Lori's link to take you to the list of other participants
and their Bead Soup swap partners.
The Hostess, Lori Anderson and her partner, Manuela Wutschke

My Party Progress.
Started at the bottom working & slowly my way to the top...
I wish I wasn't sick with a head cold or I could visit you all faster...
181-171 with partners  9/17/2011
170 -161 with partners  9/18/2011
160 -151 with partners &  150 -141 with partners 9/19/2011
140 -131 with partners, 130 - 121 with partners 9/20/2011
120 - 111 with partners 9/21/2011
110 - 101 with partners 9/22/2011
100 - 91 with partners,  90- 81 with partners 9/23/2011
Only 160 more to visit...
I can begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel!
80-71 with partners 9/24/2011
70 - 61 with partners, 60-51 with partners, 50-41 with partners  9/25/2011
Migraine 9/26/2011 no comments today.
40-31 with partners 9/27/2011
Another sick day 9/28/2011
30 - 21 with partners, 20-11 with partners , 10 -1 with partners 9/29/2011
Yeah I finally have now visited each and every one!
Now that was some Party!!


121 comments:

Sharon Gardner said...

That's lovely. Like falling autumn leaves! Love the purple highlights too, really set it off.

SilverNikNats said...

Beautiful pieces but that first one has to be my favorite! love that you kept it simple and the colors are fantastic, those little dangles on the leaf are great.

la mar de bonita said...

Great pieces - they are both one of a kind!
Greetings, Michi

Marcy Lamberson said...

Sp pretty, both of them.

Jo said...

Beautiful! The leaf is making me look forward to the spring already!

playsculptlive said...

I really love the second necklace although they are all very nice.

Lorelei Eurto said...

Hello my former BSBP partner!! Looks like Deana was a great partner for you! This is just lovely. I love the golden leaf, very pretty!

fireflymyst said...

Great designs!! Love them all!

Starseed Jewelry said...

Ohhhh! so Pretty. That leaf is just stunning.

Terri

bwheather said...

You've done really well with these two. ;-)

nikimeiners said...

love all the pieces

SavonFeutré said...

Very lovely. Very pretty.
Marina

beadphoria said...

Electroplated leaves are so beautifully delicate and you did a fantastic job enhancing it with the beads you added to the focal. The color palette you blended together for all your pieces really works well. Fantastic job!

Wishing You Creativity,
Suzann Sladcik Wilson

Kym Hunter Designs said...

Lovely necklace and earrings! The necklace is so elegant and romantic. Very pretty!

Have a great weekend!

Courtney said...

I love the necklace, that gold leaf is stunning. Beautiful pieces.

Christals Creations said...

WOW. (I've been saying that a lot today). I love the beads. We had suprisingly similar colours to 'cook' our soup with. :o)

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Beautiful work!

Silver Parrot said...

All of the pieces are beautiful! I especially love that first necklace with the purple, green and gold color scheme. It's gorgeous!

Pixybug Designs said...

Very Pretty! The leaf necklace is perfect for fall, and very delicate!

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Oh, I so love the first necklace! The greens are just wonderful! And that leaf is so delicate, I love what you did with it! Beautiful!

Michelle Mach said...

Lovely! That green and gold is such a striking combination!

EmandaJ said...

Golden, gorgeous piece! 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

My Life Under the Bus said...

Beautiful the first necklace with the leaf focal is delicate and could be worn by a fairy! So pretty - I only made one piece so your waaay ahead of me!

ccrider2006 said...

Lovely pieces and I just loved the colors in the necklace. I think the third one will be as spectacular when you finish it. Great Job!

Tammy Jones, JewelryMakingDaily.com said...

Beatiful necklace! I love how you used the leaf pendant.

Shaiha said...

Love how the beads spoke to you!

Moobie Grace said...

Purple & green don't pop into my mind when I think of fall...but darn...it works SO well! Fantastic design!

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.

LOVE those leaves. I own several myself, and they lend themselves to such cool things! I like how you added the dangles (coming from Miss Dangle Gal here).

You've come SO far in your jewelry design -- I'm really proud of you!

I hope you'll participate again!

Love, Lori

WondrousStrange said...

Your Bead Soup pieces are just wonderful!!

Sweet Freedom said...

Terri -you are talented! I love your pieces, and I enjoyed reading your process! Lovely work! I especially love the glittery green and gold one!

Christine Altmiller said...

oh, these are so beautiful---i especially love the one that looks like a spring garden :-)

pinkchapeau said...

Really pretty!! The leaf necklace is perfect!

Sandra said...

So, so pretty and enchanted-garden-like. But I'm mostly loving on the additional, more earthy pieces. Will have to come back to take a look at that unfinished necklace specifically.

ANULAL said...

It's one marvel! Aha! Aha! No words coming out. Looks like golden leaves and fruits sprouted on an autumn wild weed. I don't think that is what I should have said. But I told you already, I have no words...Aha!!

m.e. said...

lovely creations!
The gold leaf necklace is truly fit for a Fairyland fantasy !
Great Soup !
m.e. :)

Ann said...

Very nice, I love the addition of the purple in with the greens in your first necklace.

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Looks like you had fun! I would have had a hard time with that leaf and you did a great job.
Shannon C

Softflexgirl said...

The gold leaf is gorgeous. Very pretty!

Steph L. said...

Beautiful pieces, I love the necklace with the purple and the green.

Patternsforbeads said...

I love the big leaf, it deserves to shout out! Very nice other pieces that came from the soup too

Cynthia said...

The colors really accent that beautiful gold leaf, just stunning

susie said...

OMGoodness...your soup is DELICIOUS my Friend!!! I adore your design, it's truly stunning! Well done, another AMAZING cup of BEAD SOUP from a very talented designer!!! ;)

Bobbie said...

Beautiful, delicate loveliness! All of the pieces are quite pretty.

Deana said...

They are all wonderful but I especially LOVE the pearly gold bracelets! (I'm a closet bracelet hoarder!) thank you soooo much, I can't wait to see what else you come up with in the future!
Your partner,
Deana

Palimpa Lim said...

This is just pretty!

steufel said...

Oh, with fall around the corner, I love the springy feel your creations have even more:-)

Mylene said...

What a stunning focal piece. You did a good job of incorporating it into the necklace and I think the dangles hanging with it are just the most perfect little detail.

T... said...

very pretty pieces, love the leaf, so delicate

GlassBeadArt said...

I really love the first piece, you captured the spirit of autumn!

Beadaholique said...

The addition of purple to the green and gold from your bead soup mix in the first piece is genius! The colors are so harmonious - lovely!

Andrea & Julie

Rebecca said...

Pretty! Love that leaf.

Regina said...

Nice variety of designs and colors. Love the leaf focal and necklace, very pretty. The others would be great for the fall. Great job.

vonna said...

You did a fabulous job with your mix, and your color sense is wonderful. Great Job!

KayzKreationz said...

I really like that necklace with the gold leaf focal. I think you enhanced the leaf with your little flower dangles. And the colors and beads in the rest of the necklace really make that leaf shine. Wonderful.

Wendy Chamberlain said...

Beautiful work, love the gold leaf, the delicate coloured beads look so pretty next to it.

Michelle said...

Lovely...it's so spring-y! The focal is so airy looking.
Great job.
Michelle

Shel said...

Lovely, Lovely designs - the way you combined the components together just blends perfectly! I like the one that's still on your bead table, too!!

DaviniaDesign said...

The leaf necklace is gorgeous!

Stacey said...

Really beautiful - I love the green and purple together - reminds me of a field of wildflowers or alfalfa! Just beautiful!

Melissa Ruth Pynn said...

The golf leaf is so pretty! I think you did a great job coordinating it with the beads!

Maggie said...

Your first necklace is so feminine and romantic. Just love it!

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Really pretty designs. The leaf focal is gorgeous and the colors remind me of spring!

Noemi said...

The first necklace does it for me. I love that leaf and the dangles and colour. They all work with each other so nicely.

Wendy said...

Beautiful designs!

Julie Nordine | Credit River Art Glass said...

Beautiful, Terri. Nice job.

Molly Alexander said...

Such a gorgeous bead soup you have made from your mix! I especially like the first necklace - the large gold leaf is perfectly showcased with the beautiful glass beads you added to the design. Beautiful! :)

Mags said...

What a lovely soup and a charming-charming necklace with the leaf!

Bead Lola Bead said...

I love green beads and leaves and that first necklace makes me a bit weak in the knees! Beautiful!

Mary K. McGraw said...

It is funny how the beads tell us things. And I like how you listened. Your accented the gold leaf beautifully.

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Wow! Love all the pieces, especially the first necklace with the gold leaf. My soup also was "leafy". Beautiful colors.

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

Starry Dreams Jewellery Designs said...

All of them are just beautiful! Great work! :)

Shirley said...

I'm glad the gold leaf told you it wanted to be symmetrical. It looks absolutely lovely in that necklace. I really, really like the bracelets, great job on all of them. Looks like you had a lot of fun!

Marianna said...

lovely work!

Creative Arty Facts said...

Love the colour combinations in your piece Terri - gorgeous necklace btw!

Cherrie Fick of En La Lumie're said...

Love the first necklace. Very feminine and nice flow. Thanks for sharing. Cherrie

Serena Trent said...

You made some great pieces but I like the purple, green and gold piece the most, a very royal look!

I like the update of your partying progress...I hope to see you at the end of the week! :)

Tracy said...

Lovely pieces, I like the purple, green and gold look especially.

earthlyjewels said...

I love the first necklace! I don't know why but it makes me think of fairytales and romance! Pretty!

Perlenelfe Kiki said...

Beautiful design, beautiful colors.
Wow

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

That first photo really does look like a distant shot of a tree. Love the colors in that one. Beautiful job with all of them! I'm sure the third will turn out as lovely as the others. Thanks for sharing your process.

Pearl and Pebble said...

Really pretty designs! Love the color-so serene and elegant:)

Melissa said...

I love how you broke up the soup to make different pieces. Very smart. They are all so pretty too. Great job!!!!

Miri Agassi said...

Beautiful designs!! Love your work!!

stacilouise said...

You made purple and green look nice together (I always have visions of the 80's when they are together....LOL!) Its beautiful!

Loretta said...

I love that beautiful Leaf focal, and you did a wonderful job with your soup mix.

maneki said...

Lovely jewellery! I especially fell for that first necklace. The spring colours are just so pretty and positive.

I like your strategy for getting through all the blogs. Last year I used a spreadsheet so I could always see how many blogs there were left. This year I'm not and I've got only the faintest idea of how many blogs I still have to visit. Your way, it's easier to se the "light at the end of the tunnel".

Kelly J. R. said...

The gold leaf necklace is so beautiful. I think your plan to keep it light and simple worked perfectly.

CraftyHope said...

Your pieces are all very pretty. I can totally understand how something asymmetrical or chunky wouldn't work with that delicate focal. What you created was perfect for it. Nicely done!

Judy said...

How awesome are you getting to visit each blog! You certainly received some great beads and did even better things with them! I so love the bracelet,perfect for everyday!

kathy welsh said...

I love the feel of your pieces! Sparkly, feminine, yet with a touch of nature. Lovely!

Suzanne said...

Wow, lots of yummy jewellery goodness here - lovely work!

tappingflamingo said...

love your pieces, especially the first set, I just love those colors, and the southwest piece is pretty cool too.

Sally Anderson said...

These are all so lovely, Terri! I love that you "listened" to the beads because what they told you was so right on!!! Beautiful work!

Marian Hertzog said...

Love your creations from your soup! They are so different from each other! My favorite is the first one with the leaf and love those purple leaves you added. Great job!

OhAllisonBeading said...

Very Beautiful pieces! The "southwest" memory wire bracelet is my favorite.

BluMoon said...

Wow these are beautiful! The gold leaf necklace is unusual and pretty, but I like them all.
Jackie

Prairie Emporium said...

Your soup is beautiful!!! I think you are right, simple is more sometimes.

Cynthia said...

You read the beads right! I agree with the stand-alone idea. And so many delicious pieces!

Cillaw said...

I am #100!! Yeah! That is a lot of visitors! Great work! You made a collection! Awesome!
Cilla

Cory said...

Beautiful necklace, I love the leaf pendant and the combination of colors.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving kudos.

Elizabeth said...

Beautifully done!! I love how you show cased the leaf and the hits of purple are perfect!!!! Lovely to meet you!!

moonlitfantaseas said...

I really love your necklace with the leaf focal, its beautiful!

Doris said...

wow, your jewelery is really wonderful!!!
Grüßle
Doris

Beadroe said...

Awesome leaf, it really did speak to you.

gail vanderster-zwang aka angelmoose said...

i love the fairy like quality of your first piece! beautiful piece!

Genea said...

Beautiful designs. I love the necklace with the leaf!

cw said...

very pretty pieces!

Karen Williams said...

Beautifully simple and elegant appearing designs. I found the mix of fall (the golden leaf) and spring (chartreuse beads) elements particularly intriguing.

Carol Tannahill said...

Lovely soup! I like the way you kept the first necklace simple and let the colors and design shine. I would have tried to put everything in and wound up with a mess. Good design decision! The necklace in progress looks like it's going to be a winner too.

Cindy Cima said...

Beautiful designs! I think the memory bracelet is my fave! I love the south west feel!

Janina Grigore Jewellery said...

What a fabulous bead soup and what beautiful colours. And you have done a great job. My favourite is the necklace :)
Geanina.

chicandfrog said...

You enhanced the focal in a very exquisite way! Lovely palette!

Ambra

Wirelicious Jewellery said...

Oh Terri,
What beautiful pieces you made,favorite has to be the Golden Leaf.
Your blog is so pretty care to do mine?.

Clarity Of PurpleSage said...

~what abeautiful and intricate leaf focal, love all your other ingredients-wow you made alot! Love them all, but I am especially fond of the pieces at the end!

ladyhawthorne said...

Lovely pieces all. Can't wait to see the last one with a dragonfly. I'm still visiting blogs as I have been on vacation for a week.

Jenni said...

So pretty..the green and gold look great together with that little dash not purple Gorgeous focal, too.
jenni

Marie Cramp said...

Fun eclectic pieces!

dreaminofbeads said...

Very lovely pieces. I love the golden leaf, beautiful colors! Nice work.

Tracey N. said...

You did a great job with your soup. I love every piece you created. I wish I were done with the hop!

Marianne Baxter said...

Wow, I love what you did with this focal. The colors are wonderful and soft.