Saturday, March 3, 2012

Soup's up!

Welcome to my Bead Soup Blog Party reveal!

Here is a little refresher of the beautiful beads I received from my blog soup partner, Shannon of For My Sweet Daughter.
 


The first necklace I put together features the porcelain pendant (by Marsha Neal) and the picture jasper rounds sent to me by Shannon. I used rose quartz, mauve glass pearls and green Czech glass beads from my own stash. As well as a glass flower bead and silver toned leaf to layer on the pendant. The two strands are finished with large sterling silver chain and lobster claw clasp.



It seems every Bead Soup round, I am given a new metal to work with as a challenge. Last time it was gold and this time I got to work with Vintaj brass. I love the color of this toggle, but I don’t actually have anything else to match, only silver.  I hunted through some old jewelry and long forgotten beads, but it wasn’t until I picked up a pile of fabrics that I saw exactly what I needed. On an old shirt, sewn around the collar, were these round brass disks. I pulled a few off (which I’m assuming was the plan all along) and found they matched the toggle almost perfectly! I used a mix of coral and brown colored beads with Amazonite, then added an old skeleton key and a large amazonite pendant to the clasp.



I had originally tried to pair the pendant with the clasp and make one necklace with my bead soup. I struggled for days to come up with something, but I couldn't see the design until I looked at the pieces separately.

Many thanks to Shannon for the beautiful beads. She also sent a pendant that she made herself! I wasn't able to complete a piece with it yet, but it is in the works! It might just be my favorite of them all.
Please, be sure to stop by her blog and see what she created with the Bead Soup I sent her!





  Complete List of Participants 
Hostess, Lori Anderson 
Special Book Sneak Peeks, Cindy Wimmer
 
1.  Adlinah Kamsir (Singapore) and Hajer Waheed (Kingdom of Bahrain)
2. Adrienn Lukacs (Hungary) and Agata Grygiel (Poland)
3.  Agi Kiss (Hungary) and Carolien Muller-Genger (the Netherlands)
4.  Agnes Asztalos (Hungary) and B.R. Kuhlman
7.  Alicia Marinache (Canada) and Dita Basu
15.  Bonnie Coursolle (Canada) and Fay Wolfenden (Canada)
16.  Carmel McGinley (Australia) and Tracy Stillman (Australia)
21.  Cheryl Brown (Canada) and Diana Ptaszynski
22.  Christina Stofmeel (the Netherlands) and Eva Kovacs (Hungary)
24.  Cilla Watkins (Canada) and Elaine Robitaille (Canada)
25.  Sabrina Straub (Switzerland) and Kathy Combs
30.  Cynthia Tucker and Jean Peter
 
32.  Dee Elgie (UK) and Joanne Lockwood (UK)
33.  Dian Hierschel (Germany) and Eniko Fabian (Austria)
37.  Doris Stumpf (Germany) and Eszter Czibulyas (Hungary)
39.  Elke Leonhardt-Rath (Germany) and Marjolein Trewavas (UK)
41.  Erika Nooteboom (the Netherlands) and Giorgia Rossini (Italy)
43.  Evelyn Duberry (Canada) and Gaea Cannaday
45.  Ginger Bishop (military, Okinawa) and Martina Nagele (Germany)
48.  Helene Goldberg (Australia) and Karen Vincent
54.  Joanna Matuszczyk (Poland) and Julianna Kis (Hungary)
55.  Joanne Tinley (UK) and Michaela Pabeschitz (Austria)
65.  Kristina Johansson (Sweden) and Penny Neville (Canada)
66.  Krisztina Erlaki-Toth (Hungary) and Nicole Keller (Germany)
76.  Lori Finney (Canada) and Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp (Canada)
78.  Marta Kaczerowska (Poland) and Milla Starchik (Canada)
80.  Mary Jane Dodd and Stacey Curry
   
83.  Michelle Jensen and Sandra Young (Canada)
92.  Rosa Maria Cuevas (Mexico) and Tejae Floyde
93.  Sabine Dittrich (Germany) and Sally Russick
95.  Shanti Johnson and Tracy Mok (Canada)
97.  Sonya Stille and Traci Zeller (Canada)
98.  Stefanie Teufel (Germany) and Tania Hagen (New Zealand)

63 comments:

  1. I love how you layered the porcelain pendant with the silver leaf and glass flower. Simple, yet very elegant.

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  2. Loving all the color combinations in there!

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  3. i really love the turquoise teardrop bead over the dark metal key! Very striking!

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  4. Rochelle I love the first necklace it's so pretty and the color combination is great. You did a great job with your bead soup. Have a great weekend and so nice to meet you.

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  5. Lovely things you made with your soup!

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  6. I love your mix of colour and texture in both pieces. Very pretty, I hope you wear them with pride :) x

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  7. Kind of a key freak! Love that last necklace and that you found the discs on a shirt. Creativity at its' best

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  8. gorgeous color mix in everything! lovely creations

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  9. great designs. You had fun components to work with.

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  10. How bizarre and fortuitous about the brass bits from your old shirt!? I think you did the right thing making two necklaces with the clasp & focal. They're both very pretty :)

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  11. Simply stunning necklace...with a cute story to go with it! The ceramic pink focal is a delicious color, and I love how dainty it is...despite being a large focal (I love large anything)!!

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  12. Lovely! I love both necklaces, the color comination are wonderful!

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  13. Great job Rochelle! I totally love that you found those on an old shirt and I would never have used green with that pendant but it to ally works!
    ~happy hopping
    Shannon

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  14. Isn't it the favorites that always stump you the most? You really want to do them justice so nothing is ever good enough for them. At least that's the way I always feel.

    Anyway. . .I freaking love that second necklace with they key! What a find of those beads on an old shirt. I definitely need to keep that in mind when I'm out thrifting. You really knocked this challenge out of the park!

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  15. These are lovely and I do really like the color combination and placement with in your pieces! I also love working with keys too! Great job!

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  16. Your designs are so pretty! Love what you did with the pink ceramic pendant!

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  17. You really did Shannon proud with the soup she sent you! Awesome!

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  18. That was such a cool story about finding just the right beads not in your jewelry stash but in your fabric stash. Great job!

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  19. Love your color combinations! Both necklaces are great!

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  20. Both pieces are beautiful. I love that you went hunting around your house to find just the right metal for the second piece (which is my favorite, by the way).

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  21. I think it's great that your soup forced you to challenge yourself. I really like both pieces!

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  22. Love what you did! The colors are so feminine and as much as I love Vintaj (and I do!!) it isn't always feminine but you coaxed it!! Gorgeous pieces!

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  23. I'm always afraid to layer focals, and think you did a great job in that first necklace. And how cool that you found your matching beads on a shirt collar! Great soup!

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  24. Fantastic! You pulled it making two instead of one :)

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  25. Love the mix of color in the second necklace! Great job! Suzette

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  26. Very cool! I love Shannon's beads and it's great to see how you put these together into a beautiful combination. I had fun visiting your blog and look forward to seeing other things that you make!

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  27. Love what you did with Shannon's soup! I especially love the color combination you used in the first necklace...sweet!

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  28. Great pieces. Your use of the green with the pink really makes for a great pop of color.

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  29. Gorgeous pink. I love that focal. Great work :)

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  30. I think you did great with the Vintaj brass. Really pretty colours in that first necklace - the pink of the focal reminds me of strawberry ice cream, good enough to eat!

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  31. Beautiful work! How clever is that to remove items from an old shirt. I'm going to start looking at clothing in a new way!

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  32. This porcelain focal is very lovely and I like what you made of it!

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  33. Both necklaces are beautiful! The second one is my favorite; I love the color combination and how you used the toggle as a focal and then descended a key and bead from it-very clever and fun!

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  34. Oh, dear... Rochelle - this is quite amazing! I love what you did on the first necklace, layering that beauty of ceramic and matching the rest of the beads so beautifully! And the second one - what a splendid idea to get those discs to match with the brass. Love both pieces - wear them with pride!

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  35. love the ceramic focal and what you made with your soup mix

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  36. I love them! I like how you added dangles in front of the pendant --very pretty!

    I hope you'll join me again in the summer!

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  37. I so love your designs! The one with the key is totally my favorite. I love both the colors and the design. Great job!

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  38. The first piece is my favorite! Such a great color combination and perfect for Spring, lovely!

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  39. I love the second necklace! The colors look really pretty together the clasp in the front is unexpected!

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  40. Both of your pieces are beautiful. Great job!

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  41. Wonderful job with your soup!!!

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  42. I love your choice of colors in both necklaces. Just lovely!

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  43. Very creative! I think it was a brilliant choice using the clasp and focal in two separate pieces :) And way to use what you had on hand!

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  44. Beautiful! I love the layered Marsha Neal pendant necklace - and such an unusual colour scheme too, it really works beautifully.

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  45. I love the key necklace, and I too adore vintaj and other brass stampings, they are one of my favorite things to play with right now!

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  46. Beautiful work. Love the silver leaf and the key as accents on both necklaces.

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  47. Lovely! Green and pink always a golden combination. Enjoy!!

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  48. Oh what a fresh breeze with that bold green with pink, lovely!
    And the coral colour does the same to that other one :-) You had an excellent soup, as your partner, too!

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  49. Lovely jewellery in really nice colour combos! I especially like the second one for the bold shapes and colours. Great job!

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  50. I really love your second necklace! Great colors, yet unexpected. Love the clasp in the front with the key, too. Great job on both pieces!

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  51. Oooo I love that skeleton key piece! So cool!!!

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  52. Love the color combos you chose. Great pieces Rochelle.

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  53. lovely designs! My favorite is the 2nd one. I adore how you put it together and the colors are some of my favorites.

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  54. Gorgeous project Rochelle! Love the way you thought outside the box on that one!

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  55. I love your "soup" creation and the colors just pop! Thanks for sharing. Look forward to seeing more of your designs and am planning to follow your blog!

    deb

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  56. Fun pieces and colors..very nice pieces you made with your bead soup ingredients.

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  57. I think you did a great job with your bead soup! Great job and beautiful pieces.

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  58. Very nice work! My special favorite is that pink and green pendant necklace. Such fun colors!

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