Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Soup is On!!!



Welcome to the 3rd Bead Soup Blog Party!

What is a Bead Soup Blog Party?

Each beader was paired up with another jewelry designer and tasked with sending the following:
~ A focal
~ A special clasp (not just a lobster claw)
~ Some coordinating spacers or beads

Using the focal and the clasp was mandatory, but we could use anything from our own stash to round out the rest, and choose to use the coordinating beads or not.

This is what I received in the mail.




Here's what I made! Hope you like it! I used almost everything she sent me and paired it with some Vintaj brass, beach stones, various random beads and connectors along with a few of my lampwork beads. I wasn't sure what I would do with the charm from Green Girl Studios that had the owl on it, but in my stash I found the owl pendant from Skye Jewels in the same color tones and it was perfect!!! (click on the pictures to make them larger)







Make sure to check out what Melanie made with the beads I sent her. She did a great job and it is so unique. Her blog is here! Come see what the rest of us made! I am number 173 on the list of 201 people who participated and Melanie is number 52. Can't wait to get time later to sit down and see everyone's amazing creations. Thanks for checking out my blog!


Here is the master list. Make sure to check out what others made!

67 comments:

*melanie* earthenwood studio said...

I love what you did with my beads! And I love that you got two pieces out of it too! Nice work! Thanks for being a great Bead Soup partner!

Kristi Bowman said...

Oh ya, you did a fantastic job using what you received and pulling from your stash. Both pieces are great!! I'd love to know about that funky lampwork bead on the bracelet?

Jess Italia Lincoln said...

Melissa, lucky you receiving this amazing bead soup from Earthenwood - I love the combination of Melanie's pieces with your gorgeous glass beads! Both pieces you made ROCK!

Cherrie Fick of La Lumie're said...

I love the bracelet. Marie's tile looks great in pulling the colors together.

Marcy Lamberson said...

you did great! love what you made- both pieces!
marcy

Kristen said...

Melissa, you did an awesome job! I love the color combination's. Beautiful work!

runningonink said...

WOWZERS this is off the HOOK! Love what you did all those yummy pieces! I just love OWLS!

SummersStudio said...

Very pretty earthy pieces. Is that your lampwork? It's perfect with Melanies pieces.

Patsy Evins said...

Fabulous pieces! Your owl bracelet is really fun and great pairing of your beads!

Pretty Things said...

I would have slurped your soup up and asked for more! I love what you did with everything! Delish!

Anna Lear said...

These are fabulous! You combined all the elements together so well, showing off the focals and also creating coherent, well balanced pieces. The mix of colors in the bracelet is especially nice!

Carmela said...

You are so talented! Love how you pulled everything together to make two beautiful pieces of art. Very impressive!

Dana said...

#209 here...what unique pieces you were sent, you did a bang up job with them too....

Beadroe said...

Very unique pieces. Has a vintage earthiness to them.

Marie Cramp said...

Finally I made it all the way here! lol I love how you added my owl charm to your soup! Makes me feel like I got two bowls today instead of one! Love what you made!!

Dee said...

wonderful!! Love the creative way you've incorporated the pendants and toggle into your design..wonderful!

Palimpa Lim said...

I love what you have received from Earthenwood - and what you made with it! Necklace and bracelet are both adorable.

EmandaJ said...

Hi Melissa, Yumm-O. What a great response.
Isn't the swop hop fun?

Emanda
ArtymeziaATyahooDOTcom

TesoriTrovati said...

Oh, so awesome! The mix of glass, stones, polymer and ceramic is wonderful. I do so love Melanie's keyholes. Thanks for the tasty soup!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Beadbug said...

I love what you have created.

Everyday Gypsy said...

You did a tremendous job with your pieces. The uniqueness of each bead in the pieces makes in memorable. Great work.

Pam @ The Blue Between said...

very interesting pieces!! great work here.

one-eared pig said...

Lovely pieces!

Wendy said...

Both designs are wonderful and very unique! :)

Deci said...

Adore that bracelet!

Melissa said...

Thanks for all the comments. So glad you stopped by to see what I made! It was a lot of fun. I appreciate all the comments!

Kristen said...

Wow how lucky you were to get Melanies stuff! I love love love love both pieces and I am very very jealous!!!!

Heidi said...

Fun, fun. Love that owly bracelet!

steufel said...

Great work and a great soup!

Suzette Bentley said...

Love those beads! Pretty pieces!

Holly said...

Melissa - what wonderful pieces you've made! I love how you incorporated the owls in particular ;)

Boot ~C said...

these are wonderful, I' really kind of wanting them!

Francy said...

awesome designs.

Pam said...

Wonderful job! I love how you worked in the owl from Melanie! Almost like it was planned! ;-)

My Life Under the Bus said...

Lve !!! Like a woodland charm bracelet or good luck talisman - great job!!!

Tom said...

hey melissa. what groovy beads.i love them.

CraftyHope said...

Oh wow, I really dig the earthy vibe of your pieces. Very nice!

Marcie A. said...

Wearable, wearable, wearable! Such a great piece and you did an excelent job with the color mix. Melanie's colors are so intense and I think you did a great job honoring her style while staying true to your own. Wonderful!

Lisa Godfrey said...

Very, very nice! :-)

moonlitfantaseas said...

I really love your bracelet! and you did a great job on your necklace too!

Terri said...

Truly one of kind pieces of jewelry. And this would get snatched up my any nature or owl lover...Such talent!

jamberry_song said...

So many owls and keys! *swoon* My favorites! I love what you did with them, too! Man, I can't even choose a favorite... Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! <3 <3 <3 :D

Andrew Thornton said...

How wonderful! You got beads from some of my favorite people! Melanie and my family! It was interesting to see what you made... and it's nice that you got two pieces out of it. Good job. I think you did great!

Jenni C said...

Beautifully rustic

Rebecca said...

Beautiful jewellery from beautiful ingredients!

ViviBijoux said...

The key hole is amazing, never seen anything like it, you really did it justice with your design, smile, Virginie ViviBijoux.com

Jennifer Cameron said...

Super cute pieces! You did great using the beads you got plus adding from your stash.

Courtney said...

So funky and fun! Very yummy.

Loretta said...

I Love your designs. These will be really fun to wear. Nice job with the soup!

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

Melissa, your work is beautiful! Love the soup you made!
{Hugs!}

Lisa said...

Awesome! Great materials and great design.

Lyn Foley said...

Love, love, love the bracelet. The necklace is interesting as well, however I think the bracelet is really unique.

LeeLu Creations said...

Love the bracelet with the owl focal. Very earthy. Great job!

Janet said...

Wow I see Humblebeads and Earthenwood beads you recvd some Wonderful beads!
Love what you made...wonderful Soup here!

Serena Trent said...

I love what you came up with especially the bracelet...awesome!

Kate said...

Love your work with your soup! I am still trying to finish up seeing everyone today. That keyhole is adorable!

Janea aka Naya said...

Your bracelet is stunning. Very unique and artistic. What a lovely soup to cook from.

SueBeads said...

Very nice - loving your boro beads too!

maneki said...

Beautiful creations! I especially love that bracelet with the cute owls.

Beth said...

OOOOh, these both turned out fantastic, I love the woodgrain focal and clasp Melanie sent you. The owl piece you added to the bracelet mix is perfect. Great bead soup.

Regina said...

Love the owl bracelet, and your necklace is gorgeous too. Great designs with wonderful beads. Well done.

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Wow what an awesome soup mix. I love what you have created... I especially love the bracelet. Well done!

Karyn
Australia

Stacey said...

Gorgeous - really gorgeous!!!

Genea said...

So jealous! Wow did your soup Rock!

I love your pieces. They are very enchanting :)

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Oh my goodness - awesome! The color combination is fabo and the use of components are great! Fabulous pieces!

Christine Damm said...

You worked those wonderful colors into some very nice pieces!

Jen V. said...

Gorgeous! You really rocked Melanie's beads. But, I'm so distracted by all your beads that now I have to go to Etsy and get my own bead hoarding on...haaaaaaaaa
Jen