Friday, August 10, 2012

6th Bead Soup Blog Party!

The bead soup challenge blog hop has 3 separate reveal dates this time around. Thank you Lori for hosting this online party. I can not believe the gorgeous bead soup that I received from my partner Lisa of Pine Ridge Treasures.

I loved the colors in the pendant. Since it had a hole in the middle I contemplated what I could use it for. Several ideas developed but I did not want to cover too much of the pendant. I went with some chain to dangle the lucite flowers and leaves to give it a light and airy look.
I also did not want to distract too much from the pendant, so I used the chain and linked a few beads that I had made from polymer clay to match the pendant.
For the earrings I used the matching polymer clay beads and dangled some of the smaller  lucite leaves and flowers from the bottom.

I really enjoyed this challenge and hope that you enjoy looking at what everyone else made.
 Please visit Lisa's blog to see what she made with what I sent to her.

Here is a list of the other participants in the August 11 reveal group:

Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
Adlinah Kamsir, Dream Struck Designs
Adrienn Lukacs, Raszputyin Designs
Agata Grygiel, Cytherea Bijoux 
Alenka Obid, Pepita Handmade 
Amy Dickerson, Damyjo Designs 
Amy Schmidt, Amy's Treasure 
Amy Severino, Amy Beads 
Andrea Trank, Heaven Lane Creations
Anke Humpert, Anart Island Studios
Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
April Grinaway, Brooklyn Bead Goddess 
Ashley Bunting, Miss Ashely Kate 
Astrid Boyce, Astrid Boyce Beads 
B.R. Kuhlman, Mixed Mayhem Studios 
Barbe Saint John, Saints and Sinners
Beata Benkone Meggyesi, Beahobbi
Brandy McNair, Bella Vita Handmade Jewelry 
 Bryna Lumb, Bryna's Bead Box
Carmen Lau, Little Maketto
Cate van Alphen, Fulgorine
Cathie Carroll, Cathie Carroll's Studio
Cathy Khoury, Touch Jewelry 
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads 
 Collette Collins, Fire Fly Myst Artisan Jewelry
Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul 
Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons
Cynthia Abner, Created Treasures
Deana Hager, Just Deez'Art & Life
Debbie Phenes, Deb Joy Sing
Dhea Powers, Java Bead
Diana Welte, Lilyweeds
Dita Basu, alankarshilpa
Dorota Zeranska, gdymamczas 
Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
Emma Todd, A Polymer Penchant
Eva Sherman, Eva Sherman Designs
Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead and Metal Works
Francy Inman, Francy's Studio
Ginger Bishop, lilmummy likes...
Giorgia Rossini, Jo in Wonderland
Ine Vande Cappelle, Jewels by Ine 
Iveth Caruso, Creative Atelier 
JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
Jackie Ryan, Kydo Jewellery
Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie's Blog
Jelveh Jaferian, Jelveh Designs
Jenna Tomalka, Twin Birch Studio
Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Beads
Jennifer Van Horn, Jennifers Jewels and Junk
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Johanna Rhodes-Nash, Fire Phoenix Creations 
 Joyce Blair, Bent Wire West Coast
JuLee Wolfe, The Polymer Penguin
Karen Vincent, Swallow Tail Jewellery
Karin Slaton, Backstory Beads
Kayla Potega, The Eclectic Element 
Kim Dworak, CianciBlue
Kris Lanae Binsfeld, Cherish Designs by Kris Lanae
Kristen Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
Kumi Fisher, Malie Kai Designs
Kym Hunter, Kym Hunter Designs
Lennis Carrier, Windbent
Leslie Wayment, AA Beads & More
Linda Murphy, Bonita Bead
Lisa Johnson, Whimsey Wonders
Lisa Sittniewski, Love, Yesterdays
Lois Moon, Que Onda, Q'Town?
Lola Surwillo, Bead Lola Bead
Lorelei Eurto, Lorelei's Blog
Lori Bowring Michaud, Artfully Ornamental
Lori Finney, Using My Beads
Margareta Saari, Mags-koruja
Maria Horvath, Horimarika Beads
Marian Hertzog, M's Place
 Mary Ellen Parker, BeeTree by m.e.
Mary K McGraw, MK's Creative Musings
MaryLou Holvenstot, time2cre8 
Martha Aleo, Ornamento
 Maybeline Tay, The Jewelry Larder
Megan Collins, Churchy & Her Sailor
Melissa Meman, Art. Life. Love.
Melissa Mesara, One-Eared Pig Beads
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
Pam Farren, re-maker
Pam Hurst, Pam Hurst Designs
Patricia Handschuh, The Color of Dreams
Patty Miller, CabariBeads
Penney Klapoth, Faerie Acres
Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
Rhea Freitag, starrgazer creates
Rochelle Brisson, A Creative Chelle
Sabine Dittrich, PerlenDschungel
Sandra McGriff, Creative Chaos
Sandra Neights, Petalo Azul
Sandra Young, It's a Bead Life!
Sara Oehler, SoftFlex Girl
Saturday Sequins, Saturday Sequins
Shanti Johnson, Sunshine Bliss
Shari Replogle, Plays With Paper
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
Stefanie Teufel, Stefanies Sammelsurium
Tammie Everly, TTE Designs
Tania Spivey, Moobie Grace Designs
Therese Frank, Therese's Treasures
Tina Holden, Polymer Clay Bytes!
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends 
Tracey Nanstad, A Beadiful Mess
Tracy Choy, BumbleBeads Designs
Valerie Norton, Hot Art


Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Wow! You hit it out of the park! Such a pretty necklace and earrings! So bright and Summery. Great job. I love the beautiful soup you sent me and hope I did it justice. It was fun.

Kumi at Malie Kai Designs said...

Those colors pop and lovely design!

Margareta said...

Bright, fresh, lovely! Great work!

The Jewelry Larder by Maybeline Tay said...

Nice touch with the addition of your own polymer clay beads that reflect the colors of your focal.

Tammie said...

We received similar colors in our soups, you did a great job, they are so happy and summery. Nice work

bailaora said...

Colourful soup, fresh designs, congratulations!

Shirley said...

What a pretty, happy design! Love the matching polymers, that really adds the finishing touch.

A Polymer Penchant said...

i love the delicate touch you used for the dangle on the pendant it really sets off the piece. Your polymer touches are very pretty too

Amy's said...

Very nice necklace and earrings.

m.e. said...

Gorgeous set.
Your lovely polymer clay beads were the perfect way to pull all the elements together !
Delicious soup!
m.e. :)

EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC said...

Wow - love how you used your polymer clay beads to bring it all together! Gorgeous pieces made from those soup goodies!

Leslie said...

Great way to use the focal. I like dangles.

Francy said...

very pretty!

Pretty Things said...

So summery and beautiful! Very well done!

Anonymous said...

so gorgeous...and flowery! Love it!

Isolina Perez said...

Beautiful necklace and the favorite!!!

Karen Mitchell said...

Lovely! So nice to see your own polymer clay beads in the design.

adlinah said...

I love how you made complementary beads out of polymer clay. I've been wanting to try PC out but it all just seems so daunting. But then I see designs like yours and get inspired all over again. Love the necklace - very pretty and summery. Wonderful work with your bead soup!

Ginger Bishop said...

Nice set. Reminds me of sea breezes.

Sandra said...

yes, this is totally summer. great design!

coffeeaddict said...

you must have has so much fun making these pieces because it shows!

Krafty Max said...

Amazing creations!! I just love the earrings, necklace too, but the earrings catch my eye!! And such bright colors!!! Just AMAZING!!

EWA gyöngyös világa! / EWA's World of Beads! said...

Beautiful design,lovely colors!Congrats!

Andrea said...

Sweet pieces. I have had a stash of lucite flowers for awhile and still haven't come up with a design that I like. Yours worked.

Alice said...

Such a beautiful set! I love the pretty colors, and I'm so glad you did not cover up that fabulous focal.

Kris Lanae Binsfeld said...

Super cute style... love the whimsical colors. Love how you layered the flowers below the focal! Beautiful soup! Kris

CraftyHope said...

Oh, the color palette you had to work with was so much fun. It looks like you enjoyed the challenge and created some pieces that really speak of brightness and joy. Nice work!

Sandi Volpe said...

Pretty pieces reminds me of the Carribean colors of Jamaica!

Tanya Ozanne said...

Love the way you make the colours jump.Thank you Love and hugs Tanya

Lilyweeds at Augusta Kent Studio said...

such happy pieces. beautiful work! ~diana

one-eared pig said...

I love how you added to the pendant. Pretty!

Kepi said...

Spring time loveliness, so very pretty.

Creative Atelier said...

Summery & light. Gorgeous!

Lola said...

Beautiful necklace and earring set! Love the polymer clay beads you made too!

Lupe Meter said...

What a colorful soup...yum! You did an awesome job! Lovely creations and great polymer clay beads!

Elisabeth said...

Wow! I love the beads you made to match - perfect!

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Patricia,
I love your pieces they are so bright and pretty.

fireflymyst said...

I so love the matching earrings! The color theme of your bead soup mix is so summery! Love your work!!

Courtney said...

Really beautiful! I love the focal with the hanging flowers!

Jean A. Wells said...

Those colors are beautiful together. The pendant is beautiful and you made a beautiful necklace. Great job! Love it all.

April Grinaway said...

Totally love your colorful work !!

BackstoryBeads said...

I love that you created beads that complement that beautiful, soft focal without competing with it. Very strong, memorable design!

Rachel said...

I love the necklace! The focal looks fabulous!

Kim said...

I really like the pieces you created, they are all beautiful and I love the colors.

Heather said...

Very "beachy" feel to it all! Nice work!

Heather said...

Very "beachy" feel to it all! Nice work!

Becky Pancake said...

Awesome jewelry!!

CreARTelier - Jacqueline Keller said...

wonderful creation! you did a great job with your soup!

Anonymous said...

Love how you dangled the flowers and leaves from the pendant, and the rest of the necklace and earrings complement it very well.

BluMoon said...

I love what you made with your soup the necklace is so pretty I love the flower dangles on the open focal bead and the earrings make a nice set!

Shanti Johnson said...

WOw awesome colours, and vibe and design! So fresh and summery! Great design! So way beautiful!

Toltec Jewels for Jewel School Friends said...

Stunning Summer Jewelry! You created the most beautiful and perfect coin beads for Lisa's soup!! The colors, patterns, and glow of your handcrafted beads compliment the floral lucite beads and focal so well; your beads add another layer of texture that brings a richness to the light and lovely jewelry ensemble! Brilliant design, special summer style, awesome art!! Congratulations!! :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely fresh pieces - like a sunny garden. The polymer beads co-ordinate with the focal beautifully and I love their shimmer.

LoriF said...

Very pretty! Love the summery colors, and the beads you made to match work very well.

LeeLu Creations said...

What fun and summery pieces!

Patricia L Johnson Glass Art said...

Gorgeous summery pieces. Love the colors and design...fantastic job!


I love your set, so colorful, perfect for summer!
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