Friday, April 26, 2013

The Bead Soup Blog Party 7

I tried my hand at The Bead Soup Blog Party through Facebook this year. The way it worked (and I'm still not totally sure of it) was I joined, got a partner who sent me beautiful beads, I sent her some also beautiful beads and the challenge was to see what we could make of it. Rules: I had to use the focal bead and the clasp in what I made and I could add my own beads to the piece or pieces. We had a certain amount of time and today was the reveal date for our group! I pondered and thought and came up with two totally different pieces. One is chained and wire wrapped and the other is micro Macrame! The first picture will show a good selection of the beads that she sent me. The other pics show different angles of what I made. My partner is Dana Fowler. She has been pretty under the weather since we swapped and I send her all my love and good wishes for a speedy recovery. The Bead Soup Blog Party is run by a generous and very well organized lady, Lori Anderson. Much thanks to her! I'll learn a little more each time I do this.

37 comments:

Dana Fowler said...

I love love love your reveal Genny. Very pretty.

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Both pieces turned out great. Very cool bracelet!

Linda Y said...

Great job. I love what you created.

Catherine King said...

It is stunning in person as well. Beautiful Genny.

bailaora said...

great, elegant pieces, especially the bracelet, congrats!

vintagesusie said...

What a wonderful soup my friend...I love the bead BRACELET!!! Just YUMMY!!!!

kathy stemke said...

Delicious bracelet!
kathy

Othel said...

I vote for the bracelet, too.

AllesPerle said...

I love your necklace! I would wear it every day.

vovsblog said...

Beautiful work and great use of the materials!

Rachel said...

What a fun necklace!

Just Beads said...

Beautiful bracelet, Genny. That's a great soup!

Hippie Chick Jewelry & Design said...

Beautiful!

balanced. said...

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

Bonnie said...

I love the wire wrap and macrame piece. Ingenious idea! I might try that technique out some time.

Kepi said...

Love the bracelet, very pretty!

VasDea said...

Love the bracelet - great work

Sandra Young said...

Gorgeous! And the toggle is one of my personal favorite styles - so big & chunky.

Nan Smith said...

Love, love,love your bracelet!

Donetta said...

It's all simply amazing...love what you created!

min said...

i like the chain & wire-wrapped necklace very much... very interesting designs indeed!

gelfling50 said...

Amazing work...I loved all your pieces. ty so very very much for sharing your creativity with us all...bye for now and Happy Beading
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Peikkonen said...

Love the tiered necklace!

PiPa said...

Cool pieces, the bracelet is so original!

Christine said...

Very pretty pieces!! Great job!

Barb Fernald said...

I want to wear that bracelet! I love how the seed beads compliment the larger beads. You did a really nice job with your soup!

KayzKreationz said...

Very pretty pieces. That micro-macramé bracelet is awesome. Nice job.

Becky Pancake said...

Good job using your soup. Your pieces are beautiful. That's a great focal.

la mar de bonita said...

Lovely bracelet, Gen :0)

Ann said...

Great pieces and you got it right:) Beads exchanged, toggle and focal definitely used and beautiful jewelry (or items) created. Good work!

sam Waghorn said...

Wow i adore that bracelet it looks so organic. The necklace has a gorgeous victorian feel to it. beautiful work.

Patricia Johnson said...

Nice job with your soup. Very pretty pieces. I just love the macrame bracelet!

Nelly May said...

Beautiful pieces. Sublime necklace!

Pepita said...

I like the simplicity of the necklace and also the intricate pattern of the bracelet. A very good use of the soup!

CraftyHope said...

You showed such a range of your skills with the two pieces! The necklace is simple and elegant while the bracelet is earthy and organic. Fabulous job on both!

roomforchange said...

The macrame bracelet is amazing! Great pieces!

roomforchange said...

Wonderful macrame bracelet.Fabulous pieces!