Saturday, April 27, 2013

Hip Hooray , it's Bead Soup Day

we finally get to reveal our finished projects to the world, well at least to the rest of the Bead soup Group.
Nikki sent me some awesome beads and I had this preliminary idea of what I would make.(see photo below)
Ha , the best laid plans don't always work out the way we thought they would.
I fiddled and diddled and fiddled some more. 
BUT I have finished my pieces and I am quite pleased with myself (and them)
Here is a reminder of what I received
A gorgeous ceramic leaf focal, ceramic/raku  rounds, creamy fossil stone,  large smokey quartz, faceted amethyst,  and a hammered copper toggle clasp. My original idea was to use the layout you see here (above), I thought it made a lovely choker style necklace. That didn't work out so well.
Here are the finished results.
This first piece used the focal leaf, the fossil stones, ceramic beads and two of the smokey quartz, the copper toggle clasp from Nikki, plus from some brown bumpy glass beads, purple mini cats-eye, metallic E-beads from my own inventory

For the second piece I really, really, wanted to use the amethyst beads to make a  Grape cluster, cause that's what they reminded me of. (my hubby makes homemade wine- so it's a tribute to him)
I made it first, weeks ago, to get my creative juices flowing and thus the issue with the original  design/plan- it just didnt work with the bunch 'o' grapes.
 Of course once I started assembling the second piece I needed to make more bunches, so I dug into my stash (ahem-supply) of beads and found a bunch of cute green beads; no idea what they are, likely glass, but they look unripe (green grapes) , so in they went. Some copper ball pins for tendrils, some gunmetal chain and wire, a mesh leaf (coloured with alcohol inks to tone down the original gold colour), a copper wire messy bead I made ages ago, a handmade (by me) gunmetal hook and eye clasp and TADA, I have a coordinating necklace that may just work as a Duo to the first piece.
here it is
Please head over to Nikki's blog and see what she made with the soup I sent her.
The list of participants for this reveal can be found HERE



29 comments:

  1. WOW! I love both of yor pieces, especially your vineyard!

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  2. the second necklace is great! congrats!

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  3. Love both pieces, but the second one is my favorite!

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  4. Great stuff! I love the bohemian steamfunk feel of the second necklace!! It made my favs list which will be posted tomorrow.
    kathy

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  5. LOVE your necklaces...both are so beautiful!!! Great job with your soup friend!!!

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  6. Beautiful work and great use of the materials!

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  7. Great designs! I love how you created such different styles.

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  8. what a lovely soup! and love what you did with it!

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  9. I love the earthiness of the first necklace. And the second one is just plain fun. Great job on both of them!!!

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  10. Great job, both pieces are very pretty.

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  11. I love it all! Beautiful pieces!

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  12. All the fiddling proved produced some beautiful results! The second necklace is especially stunning with all of the clusters and curly wire vines. Love the theme and colors!

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  13. Lovely Deb especially the bottom necklace - just lush!

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  14. Love what you did with your soup! The first is classic & the second is "artsy"! Great job! Looks like you had fun. Know what you mean about the best laid plans:0 karla

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  15. Beautiful designs - especially the cluster necklace - love it.

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  16. Beautiful necklaces...great use of soup!

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  17. The first necklace is lovely--but the one with the grapes is amazing!

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  18. Wow stunning work I love them....ty for sharing...bye for now and Happy beading

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  19. Good job using your soup. The grape necklace is beautiful.

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  20. Beautiful designs! I bet they look great together!!

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  21. I love that grapevine necklace! so fabulous!

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  22. Both are beautiful, but I like most the second one, it's so particular, special!

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  23. Both gorgeous, but how clever to put some unripe grapes! So clever!

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  24. Nice job with your soup! The second necklace is so creative!

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  25. Two beautifully individual designs,both really fabulous.

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  26. Grape clusters! So cool! Both necklaces are really pretty.

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  27. I lve how you used your soup. That gorgeous big leaf is shown off perfectly.

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  28. I love that you had a vision for the second piece and were able to carry it out to fruition. Very creative, very nice.

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