Saturday, 26 February 2011

Bead Soup - Reveal day

How exciting is this, its reveal day at last ! You can see all my soup ingredients from my lovely partner Niky on this post and I have to say a HUGE huge thank you to her for her generosity for the amazing selection of pieces she sent me. 

To recap, everyone was paired up and you had to send you partner a focal, a clasp (not just a lobster clasp) and some co-ordinating beads. You have to use the focal and clasp but the rest is optional.

So far I have made two pieces, one with the focal and clasp, teamed with some of the turquoise beads Niky sent me, some greek ceramic spacers and some cotton thong. I loved the silver focal and turquoise together and though these were idea to make me work outside my usual comfort zone and following a visit to Westfield decided to make something that went with the current trend for denim and the modern cowboy type look that was in all the shops there. Very simple but I love how it came out, and its not something I would have come up with normally !! 

My second piece, I just knew I had to make when I saw the fabulous Laura Sparling lampwork beads that Niky sent, I put Laura's beads with one of my Loney Hearts Club Ladies, some titanium rings and some sterling and Im really really pleased with the result.

I still have lots more pieces to work with, some I have started and I look forward to sharing those with you soon. In the meantime please do check out the other wonderful participants and take a look at all their fabulous creations !

1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
2. Kitty Durmaj, Perles and Life 
3.  Michelle Heim, Life In the Bead Lane 
4.  Lisa Petrillo, Lucid Moon Studio
5.  Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
6.  Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
7.  Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
8.  Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
9.  Heidi Post, Ex Post Facto
10.  Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio

11.  Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
12.  Rachel Walsh, Balanced Crafts
13.  Marian Hertzog, M's Place
14.  Mary McGraw, MK's Musings
15.  Sarabeth Burke, Chronicles of Sarita
16.  Deci Worland, Gem Trails 
17.  Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
18.  Laura Zeiner, Stick Lizard Designs
19.  Kristin Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
20.  Cathryn Brooks-Williams, Chile Cats

21.  Holly Westfall, Silver Rose Designs
22.  Janna Harttgen, Palima-Lim 
23.  Libby Leuchtman, Libby Leu
24.  Rebecca Anderson, Songbeads
25.  Deb Hunter, Living On Air
26.  Diana Ptaszynski, Suburban Girl Studio
27.  Jennifer VanBenschoten, VanBeads 
28.  Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
29.  Cyndi Lavin, Beading Arts
30.  Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul

31.  Stefanie Teufel, Stefanie's Sammelsurium
32.  Patricia Gasparino, My Life Under the Bus
33.  Tari Khars, Pearl and Pebble
34.  Kristi Bowman-Gruel, Kristi Bowman Design
35.  Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
36.  Becky Fairclough, Chameleons Designs - YOU ARE HERE
37.  Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead & Metal Works
38. Lynne Bowland, Islandgirl's Insights
39.  Barbara Lewis, Painting With Fire
40.  Lorelei Eurto, Inside the Studio

41.  Stacy Hartis, Sissy & Jack's
42.  Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
43.  Marcie Abney, La Bella Joya 
44.  Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations
45.  Nan Emmett, Spirit Rattles 
46.  Melissa Mesara, One Eared Pig  
47.  Amanda Davie, Articulations
48.  Cherin Poovey, Lanyard Lady
49.  Virginia Joste, ViviBijoux

50.  Andrew Thornton, The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
51.  Lori Dorrington, Lori's Glassworks
52.  Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
53.  Kate Gardenghi, Tropical Blonde
54.  Serena Trent, PinkIce Jewel's Blog
55. Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin de Koning
56.  Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
57.  Francy Inman, 8 Second Studio 
58.  Amy Freeland, Copper Diem
59.  Lisa Liddy, Joolz By Lisa

60.  Sandi Lee James,  Do Be Do Bead Do
61.  Mary Harding, Mary Harding Bead Blog 
62.  Stacey Curry, Star Hitched Wagon
63.  Leslie Gidden, Mad Maggie Designs
64.  Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
65.  Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
66.  Linda Djokic, Lutka and Co.
67.  Tracy Bell, Copper, Glass, and Recycled Trash
68.  Laurel Steven, Rue's Daftique
69.  Ingrid McCue, Wrapped In Silver

70.  Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
71.  Diana Hawkey, Diana Hawkey
72.  Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
73.  Jeanette Ryan, Jeanette Blix
74.  Jackie Ryan, Silver Lodge Gems
76.  Debbie Goering, Prairie Emporium 
77.  Valerie Norton, Hot Art 
78.  Jana Trupovniece, Stories of the Secret Garden  
79.  Amy Severino, Amy Beads 

80.  Emma Thomas, Fred Beans Nook
81.  Karen Zanco, Everyday Gypsy
82.  Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
83.  Janet McDonald, Singing Woods
84.  Dana James, Dana's Jewelry Designs
85.  Kristina Johansson, Wild Roses and Blackberries
86.  CJ Bauschka, CJ Bauschka
87.  Angela Barribea, Re: Angela Rae
88. Marcy Lamberson, Studio Marcy
89.  Tanya Floyd, Glass Migrations

90.  Lisa Kavanaugh, Beading Bliss
91.  Sue Hodgkinson, Hello Gorgeous 
92.  Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Bead 
93.  Nally Parfyonova, Nally's Creations 
94.  Karyn White, Releases By Rufydoof  
95. Emanda Johnson, Artemisia Studio 
96.  Sandy Richardson, Sandy's Coloring Box
97.  Cindy Dolezal,  Cindy Dolezal Designs 
98.  Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
99. Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads

101.  Nicole Valentine-Rimmer, N. Valentine Studio
102.  Jacinta Meyers, Jamberrysong's Creations 
103.  Charlene Gary, Gray Girl Studios
104.  Rubiee Hayes, Glitter and Keys Galore
105.  Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
106.  Elizabeth Freeman, Turquoise Sky
107.  Shelby Foxwell, Sundown Bead Designs Rhetoric
108.  Lynda Moseley, Diva Designs
109.  Grace Danel,  Grace Beading
110.  Lois Moon, Que Onda Quitman

111.  Agnes Shapiro, Beader Bubbe 
112.  Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo 
113.  Judy Glende, Judith B. Designs
114.  Mary Ellen Parker, Bee Tree By Me
115. Barbara Bechtel, Second Surf
116.  Charlene Sevier, The Bead Dreamer
117. Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles 
118.  Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie 
119.  Ronda Adams, The Ravished Heart 
120.  Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe Designs 

121. Anna Lear, The Laughing Raven 
122. Susie Hibdon, Vintagesusie & Wings  
123.  Amanda Austin, Sea Shore Glass 
124.  Jennifer Velasquez, Jen Judd Rocks 
125.  Hazel Ward, All Those Things 
126.  Brenda Salzano, Salzanos 
127.  Dee Gordon, Runako Designs by Dee 
128.  Anna Denisova, Anita-M 
129.  Margaret Saari, Mags-Jewelry

130.  Genea Crivello-Knable, Genea Beads 
131.  Penny Neville, Copper Penny
132.  Angela Blasingame, Hopemore
133. Helena Fritz, Beadwork by H's Blog
134. Stephanie LaRose, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
135. Stephanie Haussler, PixyBug Designs
136. Diane Cook, Rosa & Josies  
137.  Maryse Thillens, Glass Bead Art
138.  Jennifer Pride, Jewelry by J.P.
139.  Shannon Chomanczuk, For My Sweet Daughter

140.  Lisa Godfrey, Bead Happy
141.  Heather Pyle, Welcome to My  Muse
142.  Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
143.  Liz DeLuca, Creative Arty Facts
144.  Sig Wynne-Evans, Beaded Bear's Nonsense
145.  Loretta Carstensen, Loretta's Boutique
146.  Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads 
147.  Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul 
148.  Shelly Graves, Stars Dance With Me  
149.  Jess Italia Lincoln, Vintaj Blog 

150. JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
151.  Carrie Tahquechi, Carrie T
152.  Staci Smith, Staci Louise Originals
153.  Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Quiet Area 
154.  Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
155. Magdalena Sikora, Poranna Gazeta
156.  Nicole Keller, Nicki's Reef
157.  Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
158.  Noemi Baena, Fire, Metal, and Color 
159. Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman 

160.  Barbara Blaszczyk, Labotorium Flory
161.  Collette Collins, Firefly Myst
162.  Carola Greiser, Polymer Clay Shed
163.  Joanna Kopijczuk, Bizuteria z Filcu
164. LeAnn Weih, Summers Studio 
165.  Cassandra Watsham, Design by Cassandra
166. Anna Motz, Stunning
167.  Shea Zukowski, Gr8findings
168.  Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
169.  Lisa Boucher, Lisa's Clay Happenings

170.  Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
171.  Alison Crenshaw, Beads by Earth Tones
172.  Dorcas Midkiff, Wondrous Strange Designs 
173.  Melissa Rediger, Sea of Glass 
174.  Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre  
176.  Menka Gupta, Menka's Blog
177. Patsy Evins, Patsy Evins Studio
178.  Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
179.  Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux

180.  Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
181.  Lyn Foley, Lyn Foley Wearable Art
182. Tara Plote, The Newbie Beader's Blog
183. Natalie Schuetz, Natalie S Perlen 
184. Kim Hutchinson, Running on Ink
185. Haley Frank, Wide Eyed Smilin 
186. Grace Caputo, Suddenly Last Summer
187. Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp, Skye Jewels 
188. Erin Siegel, Erin Siegel Jewelry 
189.  Janea McDonald, Organized Chaos

190.  Kristi Evenson, Colie Bug & Co.
191.  Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
192.  Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
193. Whitney Lassini, Whitney Lassini
194. Nancy Schindler, The Rabbit Muse
195. Pam Brisse, The Blue Between
196. Beth Bricker, Vintage Sweets
197.  Ruthie Stickney, Rose Works Jewelry and Gifts
198.  Rose Noble, Lady Noble Designs
199. Karen Williams, Baublicious

200.  Claire Maunsell, The Next Bend
201.  Christine Damm, Stories They Tell
202.  Kerry Bogert, Kab's Creative Concepts
203.  Wendy Blum, Sand & Sea Designs
204.  Juli Cannon, Julsbeads
205.  Jenny Robledo, La Dona Boutique
206.  Krista French, French Elegant Jewelry
207.  Pam Krinski, Ewa Beads
208.  Melissa Meman, Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love
209.  Dana Jones, Dana's Jewelry
210.  Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread

A huge thank you is also due to Lori Anderson for organising, I have really really enjoyed participating.

The next party's sign ups begin August 1-3, 2011 at Lori Anderson's Blog. Don't miss it!


Creative Arty Facts said...

Becky - I really love the colour combinations you have used in your necklace .... brown and blue go so well together!

jamberry_song said...

So beautiful! That first piece is so wonderful. Its simplicity is its strong point for sure. Very chic. :) I would totally wear something like that every day!

Now, the second piece... pure elegance. And also very, very pretty. ^__^ Both were very nicely done and I'm glad you shared your inspiration with us!

steufel said...

So glad I found you blog through this soup, Becky! Your work is stunninng and I love your soup pieces. And bbig. Hello from Cologne!

Julie Nordine | Credit River Art Glass said...

Both creations are just wonderful, Becky!! Great job!

SavonFeutré said...

I like it! Very sweet!

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Love the first piece and the color combinations reminds me of the southwest (heat with some cool). The second piece is beautiful. I love the combination of the beads, sterling silver, titanium rings and your bead, it all works wonderfully together. I am so glad we have found your blog through this party!

m.e. said...

LOVELY designs!!!!
Good Soup!!!
m.e . :)

My Life Under the Bus said...

Very neat that you got one organic piece of jewelry on one very modern piece of jewelry from the same stash!

Happy Hopping!

ViviBijoux said...

I love lampwork, but I tell you I think your first piece looks so classy. Often simple is class isn't it? love it. ^_^ Virginie

earthlyjewels said...

Your pieces are really great! Very pretty!

SueBeads said...

VERY pretty, love both, but love the simplicity of the first one! Love your beads!

Hazel Ward said...

Love the first one - it's simple, without being *too* simple. That doesn't make sense, but I hope you get what I mean :) The focal on the second is gorgeous too (as is the whole necklace, but I epsecially love the focal!)

Deci said...

Elegant simplicity.

Marie Cramp said...

WOW! that second necklace is so fun! Both are great pieces!!

Kristen said...

Simple, elegant and fun. What a great combo!

Kate said...

Both pieces are great! I love the really contemporary feel of the first piece and the Lonely Heart girl is awesome.

Wendy said...

Love both of you designs! So beautiful!

Stacey said...

Very nice pieces! Love the western feel of the first piece - jeans and a denim shirt with a turquoise tank...great boots and your necklace - outfit complete! :) And I love your sweet lady bead with those fun colored rings and whimsical black and white lampwork beads...great work!

Cathryn said...

I not only love the color combinations and the blend of textures, I love the idea that sometimes simple is best. You transformed simple into chic! Beautiful creativity for both pieces!

ladynoble said...

The silver focal and turquoise together in the first necklace are really working for me. I don't mind being a modern cowboy or cowgirl or whatever.. yeah I would wear that necklace. Great Soup!

Heather said...

Simple is nice especially with jeans. I like your focal bead in the second. Wish I could see the whole necklace. Glad you joined the party!

Courtney said...

Really nice. I luv that second piece.

BeadsByEarthTones said...

very pretty and simplistic. i'd definitely love wearing that first necklace!

Jean said...

love your cool creations! you have really made some gorgeous designs!
great visiting you!


Palimpa Lim said...

Lovely! Two totally different pieces, and both are beautiful! Great job!

Janet said...

Your pcs are so wearable...elegant too!
I like what youve done here.

Terri said...

Really nice designs that you came up with from your soup mix!!! Something for everyones taste.

moonlitfantaseas said...

love the silver and turquoise, and the lonley hearts lady too......both are simple and elegant

Anonymous said...

Great pieces! Love the colors!

Deb said...

Your bead soup creations are gorgeous, I love the lonely hearts lady too.

Deb x

Fire Phoenix said...

Two very talented (and two of my favourite!) lampwork artists, Becky Fairclough and Laura Sparling combined in one *awesome* necklace! Love that second one :)

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Wow I love the focal on the second one! Both are great :)

Jenni C said...

I love the modern simplicity of the first piece, those colours are always easy on th eye.
I like the addition of the colored rings in the second piece and all the glass beads in it are fab. Cool focal

rosebud101 said...

I love them all! You did a great job with your Bead Soup!

Elisabeth said...

Love them both! I really like the colored jump rings in the second piece - very cool!

Lisa said...

Love those!

French Elegant Jewelry said...

I love simple designs pretty and earthy.

Dana said...

#209 it, I would wear it, great job....

Sig Wynne-Evans said...

Nice Job!!

SilverNikNats said...

Completly LOVE what you have done with what I sent! Fantastic how you managed to get two completly diffrent styles! I think they are both STUNNING! And your Loney Hearts Club Ladies bead is fantastic, brilliant how the streak in her hair goes with the color of the rings!
Thanks for being such a fabulous bead soup partner! x

BluMoon said...

Very nice pieces indeed.

Helmitarha said...

Great pieces! ;)

Loretta said...

I love both necklaces. The soup was tasty!

Pretty Things said...

Love so much, but I have a special fondness for that face bead!!!!!

Becky said...

wow, and THANK YOU so much to everyone who has commented already !! Ive been away over the weekend just popping in when I had an internet connection to moderate the comments and just had a sit down with a coffee to read them all. Thank you :))))

Im off to do some visiting now yipeeee

Dee said...

Love the simplicity of the leather necklace design. The focal center just pops...wonderful! choice of design!

Lisa Godfrey said...

Both pieces are great! That first one is something I would wear everyday. Pefect with jeans and a T. The second one, she's perfect for girls night out!

Julianna Cannon said...

Love the earthy organic feel of that first necklace. So strong and beautiful!

Jennifer Cameron said...

I love both pieces, but that second one is my favorite! Great work using such lovely components :o)

coming abstractions said...

I like the simplicity and design of your necklaces -- well done.

Beadbug said...

Beautiful pieces.

Holly said...

Oh dear, I have a love/hate relationship with those who post two designs (yes, including myself). I *love* the inspiration of seeing two pieces, but hate trying to pick out a favorite! Both of these necklaces are so very different, yet equally gorgeous. I'd have to take them both, and wear them depending on my mood! Beautiful stirring of that pot, that's for sure!

Valerie said...

You've created two very different pieces and both of them are wonderful. All of the beads are beautiful. Glad to be in this group with you!

Jess Italia Lincoln said...

Great pieces! Love the simplicity of the first necklace.

Everyday Gypsy said...

I have to say I really liked your first piece. Perhaps its because I love the use of leather along with beads. Just beautiful.

Leigh said...

Excellent job! I really like the simplicity of the first design and how it highlights the beauty of the elements.

Sarabeth said...

simple and elegant-fabulous job with your soup :)


Spirited Earth said...

nice work, love the turquoise and leather necklace

Lisa said...

I absolutely love your first piece and the second one is pretty cool too.

Serena Trent said...

So playful and artisy!

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Really nice work Becky! I especially love the design with those very cool face beads. Very awesome.

BeaderBubbe said...

Lovely to look at; lovely to wear...:)

Raida said...

Love both of your necklaces! I'm totally partial to the Lampwork focal on your second piece, LOVE IT!

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love the blue and silver together... such a simple piece yet still so stunning. Well done!


Melissa Meman said...

lovely! I really like the 1st simple, yet I would be tempted to wear it every day!

Anonymous said...

Becky I love both necklaces but the face necklace is just awesome. This is the coolest necklace, the face bead is great!

Regina said...

What great designs, so summery and fun. Love the lonely heart club face bead.

Beadroe said...

I would definitely wear your designs. Wonderful

Shirley said...

You very successfully showed that simple is not plain, but classy. Love both of them for very different reasons. You totally brought out the beauty in the lampwork beads with your focal. She is so cute, and I'm so glad I found your blog thru this party.

TesoriTrovati said...

That first necklace is so infinitely wearable! I would wear it with a turquoise tee and my white denim jacket!
Thanks for sharing.
Enjoy the day!

fireflymyst said...

#161 here:)

LOve both necklace designs! I really like the silver and turquoise together:)

alice said...

I like the first piece it is simple yet very pretty. The pendant and the cording look great together- Very Southwestern! Would look great with jeans.
Alice's beads and baubles

CraftyHope said...

I totally see the cowboy thing in the first necklace. But yet, it could still be dressed any number of ways. Very nice. I think I like the second one. THe focal is neat as are the colors, but I would have like to see the whole piece to get a better idea. In any case, both of your pieces are just lovely!

maneki said...

Beautiful necklaces! I especially like the second one: a cool focal, lovely colours, elegant design.

Patsy Evins said...

Wonderful simplicity you have in your designs! Love both!
Cool framing you glass!

Marian Hertzog said...

I like them both! Very pretty!

one-eared pig said...

They are lovely!

Rebecca said...

Really pretty! I love those Laura Sparling beads...I have some similar in turquoise and purple that I am hoarding...