Saturday, March 3, 2012

5th Bead Soup Blog Hop

The day is finally here! Reveal day for the Bead Soup blog hop! I am so excited to see what my partner made with the soup I sent her, but for now, it's time to have a peak at what I made with what she sent me!! The top photo includes the Focal, so I thought I would start with that one. I tried so many ways to work with the bead and finally decided that a simple and long pendant on a simple hoop, was the way to go.
 I made some earrings to match! I love how long they are and how much the beautiful handmade beaded beads that Lori Finney sent me sparkle at every turn! I have never worked with beaded beads, and these were an amazing place to start!
 Here's a closeup so you can see the complexity of them. Lori made these herself! What a talent she has!! Find Lori's blog Here!!
 Here is the dreamy set all together! Since I don't normally work with anything in silver/silvertones any more, I may have to keep this set! So pretty!
 Here is what I made with the clasp. Just a simple but fun wire wrapped bracelet. Everything in this bracelet including the wire was sent by my partner. If you look carefully, you will see that the clasp has writing on it! Very cool!
 I started by making these earrings first. These were the first things in the soup that really spoke to me! They just spoke earrings! Love the bell like quality of them and they match the bracelet!
 I could not resist attempting some asymmetrical  earrings with these beads. They also match the bracelet. I love the way these all sparkle! I am only guessing, but I believe that these are also some of Lori's beaded beads :)
I still have a few beads left and I think I have an idea on how to use them. We will see what I can whip up! 
I was issued a challenge on using the pretty squares of fabric that all these beads came wrapped in, but I unfortunately ran out of time. I was also a little stumped! I brainstormed and still could not think of a way to use it that would not be sewn since I can't sew! Hopefully in time I will think of something!

Please visit Lori's blog to see the complete list of participants! I normally add it onto the end of my post, but with all the photos I thought this post was long enough! lol

Thanks for stopping by!!

Marie
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64 comments:

missficklemedia.com said...

I love the beaded beads!
Your idea to put tiny keys with them is lovely.
Shannon

steufel said...

Oh my, those beaded beads are wonderful. And I love what you did with them!

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL! LOVE the beaded beads! Gonna have to check those out!

Elisabeth said...

Beautiful!

Charis Designs said...

Love the combo of the gorgeous sparkly beads and the keys! And the asymmetrical earrings? love, love, love!!!!

kristibasket said...

Super cute! They remind me of the perfect winter set....sparkly and snowball the morning after a fresh winter snow! :)

LoriF said...

LOVE it!! Now I'm going to have to go and make a pair of very similar asymmetric (cuz I'm all about the asymmetry) beaded bead earrings.
Thanks for all the inspiration! Such fun to see what someone else will do with your "stuff". :-)

Hazel Ward said...

So sparkly! *G* I especially like the asymetrical earrings.

(How about tightly wire-wrapping the middle of the fabric square, then fanning out the edges so it becomes a stylized bow? You could then wrap it onto part of a new necklace)

Maneki said...

Lovely jewellery! My fave's the crystal beaded bead set. Really like the crisp colours and clean design. Fab job!

Kristen said...

I love love love how you used your beaded beads. Your work is beautiful

Penny said...

Marie, you did a amazing job and Lori's beaded beads are beautiful, I am truly in awe of seed beaders.

Kristen said...

Love what you did with the beads you received. The colors and sparkle in them are amazing and you made some beautiful pieces! The asymmetrical earrings are very cool!

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

Beautiful pieces! The beaded beads are gorgeous. The bracelet and the earrings that coordinate with it are my favorite!

vonna said...

Love everything and what girl doesn't love bling!

Lorelei Eurto said...

so feminine and beautiful! Nice job Marie

Wendy said...

Beautiful designs, Marie! Those beaded beads are really neat and so full of sparkle! I think the key charm earrings are my favorite! :)

Beads2Die4 said...

So sparkly pretty. The blue with the silver is a stunning combination.

Lori Anderson said...

Those beaded beads have to shine like a chandelier! I think making a simple (but very cool) necklace was exactly the thing to do. Great work!

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

Traci said...

Very pretty. Lori's beads are amazing!

Traci said...

Very pretty. Lori's beads are amazing!

Ella Bouchard said...

What a beautiful set! I really love those darling silver earrings - they are sparkly & LONG! Just my style! <3

Karyn B said...

Oh, so sparkly and pretty! I love beaded beads. Those key earrings must look fantastic on. Just great to wear to a party.

Jenn said...

Your finished soup turned out beautifully! I know the feeling about keeping the stash. I have a personal attachment to mine...my first BSBP, and the beads my partner sent me are SOOO me. I enjoyed stopping by and checking out your creations. Beautiful work!

SwallowtailJewellery said...

Ooo love those beaded beads and how you used them Marie :) Especially like the asymmetry of the earrings. Very pretty collection :)

Shyme said...

Lovely pieces!!

Natasha said...

i would have been a bit stumped with these ingredients, but you really did a great job with them! i love how you kept it simple, and let her work shine! as always, your work is beautiful and inspiring!

Spirited Earth said...

i would have really been challenged with that focal,your partner did amazing work on those crystal beaded beads and you created some wonderful pieces with your soup mix

Alice said...

What charming pieces you made! I love the first necklace with the dark key and the yummy silver and crystal bead. But my favorite is the assymetrical earrings. SWEET!

Diana P. said...

Those beaded beads are so pretty! Great job Marie! You make lots of pretty, sparkly jewelry.

Milla Hope said...

They are....just....Delightful, lovable, and charming..WEll done !!!

Jennifer Cameron said...

You had me at sparkly. What an absolute overload of gorgeous pieces! I think you used everything to perfection.

Shanti Johnson said...

Kickin Vibe designs! Luv luv them! Being I dig simple u hit home run w the keys & fancy smancy gorgeous bling beads!! Luv ur work!

Saturday Sequins said...

I love those beaded beads! They have such an elegant, wintery quality, and I love how you used them.

The asymmetric earrings are awesome. Very eye-catching!

pam ferrari said...

Love all your designs!

Patti Van said...

Those crystal beaded-bead earrings are my absolute favorite! I would love to wear those out on a night on the town! Everything is beautiful!

khess136 said...

Love the edgy focal and the reverse earrings! Everything is so lovely!

Molly Alexander said...

What stunning pieces Marie! The soup Lori sent is so pretty and feminine, and I love how you complimented that feel in your designs. Beautiful! :)

WindDancerStudios said...

Beautiful pieces!

Loris Glassworks said...

I just adore all your designs, I especially like the beaded beads, very pretty. I would be thrilled to wear that lovely bracelet, it's fabulous! Cheers!
Lori D.

Ann said...

All of those are really beautiful. The beaded beads really sparkle, you've shown them off perfectly.

Courtney said...

Love! Your pieces are wonderful and I have to agree, those beaded beads are stunning! Thanks for sharing.

Steph L. said...

Beautiful pieces! I love the blue bracelet and the earrings, great job!

B. R. Kuhlman said...

So many fabulous designs! I am totally impressed. I really, really love those asymmetrical earrings. And girl, if I were you I'd keep that bracelet. It's totally awesome. ♥

Cornerstoregoddess said...

Those beaded beads are so sparkly! What a fun soup. You did a lovely job.

Sharyl said...

Great design work by you, as always! I must say, I really love the reverse-order earrings! Very eye-catching yet they don't look "wrong" just fabulous!

What lovely bead work Lori does! The stylistic differences between the 2 of you actually made you the perfect pair for this challenge, and you both did so well!

Suzette said...

I LOVE those beaded beads! Beautiful!

maryharding said...

Love how you worked with the beaded beads. The pieces came out really well.

Cindy Cima said...

I have never worked with beaded beads either - I love how you used them! These all look great - I think my faves are the mismatched earrings!

Stacey said...

Such fun pieces! Love those keys!

Rebekah said...

Love all the sparkle! These are just fantastic!

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Everything is really beautiful! You did the beads that Lori created beautiful justice. I agree with you; I would keep the bracelet too-it is gorgeous!

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Oh Marie! Everything is so pretty and elegant as always! When I think of you that is exactly what I think... beautiful and elegant! Love them all!

Lupe Meter said...

Beautiful creations! Love your designs and the beaded beads that you received are gorgeous! Nice job!

Sandi Volpe said...

Nice work!!!

Kat BM said...

I like the clear earrings ( 1st pair) heck I like them all..

Pelima Jewellery Design said...

Pretty earrings. I love the sparkle. Beautiful work

Kari Carrigan said...

I love the simple elegance of the pieces you created, just gorgeous! I used to visit Calgary every summer as a child, such happy memories for me there. :)

Alicia said...

Very delicate and feminine - I love how you kep the design simple so the beads are truly popping out! The keys are adorable.

P.S. Marie, you're officially the end of my Bead Hop :)

Jean said...

stunning Love the asymmetrical earrings and all that sparkle.. yummy!

Cathie Carroll said...

The silver flower and blue glass bead earrings aee my favorite. Really beautiful!

I received one of your focals in my last bead soup and loved it immediately.

Rebecca said...

Beautiful! I love the beaded beads, they are stunning and add such fun texture to pieces. The keys work perfectly too.

CraftyHope said...

You really made some fun pieces with your soup. They are all bright and cheery! I'm smitten with that first set though, I can't resist a key and some sparkle! ;)

TesoriTrovati said...

You got a lot of shiny soup ingredients Miss Marie! Sadly I did not have time to throw my hat in the ring for this soup but hope to be a partier next time. I am also hitting the soup posts as I can. I love beaded beads. My first Bead Soup partner sent me some. They are so intricate and fascinating to me! Beautiful yummy soup!
Enjoy the day.
Erin

Charm Bracelets said...

Asymmetrical earrings are indeed very fascinating and they are something different and therefore much loved.