Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bon Appetito! Soup is served...

Welcome to the 3rd Bead Soup Blog Party!
What is a Bead Soup Blog Party?

 Each beader was paired up with another jewelry designer and tasked with sending the following:

~ A focal
~ A special clasp (not just a lobster claw)
~ Some coordinating spacers or beads

Using the focal and the clasp was mandatory, but we could use anything from our own stash to round out the rest, and choose to use the coordinating beads or not.
Here's what I made!


I have all these sketches of different wire work links and techniques I've been meaning to try and I thought this was the perfect time to go for it.


Coiled links, hammered and textured and wire wrapped loop ends...



Kate sent me some of her AMAZING pink, cream and brown handmade poly clay pillow beads so I used Swarovski crystal AB bicones (6mm) and created wire wrapped links. 


I used a simple lobster claw clasp to hook at an end link. Originally I made a hammered scrolly silver hook clasp but it made the bracelet too long. 


Making these little coiled links is very addicting! I can't wait to make some in copper and antiqued brass for a different look.



I then used the remaining 2 pillow beads and created some simple but fun dangle earrings and added some little scroll charms for added fun. 


The 3rd piece I created took me in a totally different direction...


I knew instantly I wanted to make a SUPER long necklace...


I knew I wanted it to be able to be worn several different ways...I knew I wanted it to be asymetrical which is  how I tend to go in my designs...


and I knew I wanted lot's of links of color, textures and styles of beads...


The donut focal stumped me...I sketched out several different ways to use it and tried it several different ways  including wrapping it in copper wire but in the end it covered up too much of the beautiful pattern and color in Kate's focal and seemed too busy so I simply linked it through the copper chain...


The clasp is a heavy duty copper coiled hook set that I totally fell in love with the moment I saw it. The size was perfect for what I was wanting to use it for and it has enough heft to keep the necklace balanced when doubled up and worn with the beautiful clasp to the front. Almost as though it's a second focal. 



added some copper beads...



some cocoa colored micro faceted quartz rounds and some antiqued brass bead caps to a few of the larger beads...


 I am so happy with the way it turned out. A true statement piece. One of a kind artisan beads and the warmth of copper that I love so much...



I wore it around all day yesterday just to be sure nothing needed to be tweeked. I wore it doubled. I wore it long. It doesn't matter how it's worn, it'll look great! 



Come see what the rest of us made!  


1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
2. Kitty Durmaj, Perles and Life 
3.  Michelle Heim, Life In the Bead Lane 
4.  Lisa Petrillo, Lucid Moon Studio
5.  Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
6.  Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
7.  Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things   " You're here! Thanks for stopping by!!"
8.  Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
9.  Heidi Post, Ex Post Facto
10.  Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio


11.  Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
12.  Rachel Walsh, Balanced Crafts
13.  Marian Hertzog, M's Place
14.  Mary McGraw, MK's Musings
15.  Sarabeth Burke, Chronicles of Sarita
16.  Deci Worland, Gem Trails 
17.  Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
18.  Laura Zeiner, Stick Lizard Designs
19.  Kristin Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
20.  Cathryn Brooks-Williams, Chile Cats


21.  Holly Westfall, Silver Rose Designs
22.  Janna Harttgen, Palima-Lim 
23.  Libby Leuchtman, Libby Leu
24.  Rebecca Anderson, Songbeads
25.  Deb Hunter, Living On Air
26.  Diana Ptaszynski, Suburban Girl Studio
27.  Jennifer VanBenschoten, VanBeads 
28.  Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
29.  Cyndi Lavin, Beading Arts
30.  Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul


31.  Stefanie Teufel, Stefanie's Sammelsurium
32.  Patricia Gasparino, My Life Under the Bus
33.  Tari Khars, Pearl and Pebble
34.  Kristi Bowman-Gruel, Kristi Bowman Design
35.  Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
36.  Becky Fairclough, Chameleons Designs
37.  Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead & Metal Works
38. Lynne Bowland, Islandgirl's Insights
39.  Barbara Lewis, Painting With Fire
40.  Lorelei Eurto, Inside the Studio


41.  Stacy Hartis, Sissy & Jack's
42.  Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
43.  Marcie Abney, La Bella Joya 
44.  Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations
45.  Nan Emmett, Spirit Rattles 
46.  Melissa Mesara, One Eared Pig  
47.  Amanda Davie, Articulations
48.  Cherin Poovey, Lanyard Lady
49.  Virginia Joste, ViviBijoux


50.  Andrew Thornton, The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
51.  Lori Dorrington, Lori's Glassworks
52.  Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
53.  Kate Gardenghi, Tropical Blonde
54.  Serena Trent, PinkIce Jewel's Blog
55. Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin de Koning
56.  Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
57.  Francy Inman, 8 Second Studio 
58.  Amy Freeland, Copper Diem
59.  Lisa Liddy, Joolz By Lisa


60.  Sandi Lee James,  Do Be Do Bead Do
61.  Mary Harding, Mary Harding Bead Blog 
62.  Stacey Curry, Star Hitched Wagon
63.  Leslie Gidden, Mad Maggie Designs
64.  Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
65.  Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
66.  Linda Djokic, Lutka and Co.
67.  Tracy Bell, Copper, Glass, and Recycled Trash
68.  Laurel Steven, Rue's Daftique
69.  Ingrid McCue, Wrapped In Silver



70.  Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
71.  Diana Hawkey, Diana Hawkey
72.  Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
73.  Jeanette Ryan, Jeanette Blix
74.  Jackie Ryan, Silver Lodge Gems
76.  Debbie Goering, Prairie Emporium 
77.  Valerie Norton, Hot Art 
78.  Jana Trupovniece, Stories of the Secret Garden  
79.  Amy Severino, Amy Beads 


80.  Emma Thomas, Fred Beans Nook
81.  Karen Zanco, Everyday Gypsy
82.  Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
83.  Janet McDonald, Singing Woods
84.  Dana James, Dana's Jewelry Designs
85.  Kristina Johansson, Wild Roses and Blackberries
86.  CJ Bauschka, CJ Bauschka
87.  Angela Barribea, Re: Angela Rae
88. Marcy Lamberson, Studio Marcy
89.  Tanya Floyd, Glass Migrations


90.  Lisa Kavanaugh, Beading Bliss
91.  Sue Hodgkinson, Hello Gorgeous 
92.  Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Bead 
93.  Nally Parfyonova, Nally's Creations 
94.  Karyn White, Releases By Rufydoof  
95. Emanda Johnson, Artemisia Studio 
96.  Sandy Richardson, Sandy's Coloring Box
97.  Cindy Dolezal,  Cindy Dolezal Designs 
98.  Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
99. Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads


101.  Nicole Valentine-Rimmer, N. Valentine Studio
102.  Jacinta Meyers, Jamberrysong's Creations 
103.  Charlene Gary, Gray Girl Studios
104.  Rubiee Hayes, Glitter and Keys Galore
105.  Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
106.  Elizabeth Freeman, Turquoise Sky
107.  Shelby Foxwell, Sundown Bead Designs Rhetoric
108.  Lynda Moseley, Diva Designs
109.  Grace Danel,  Grace Beading
110.  Lois Moon, Que Onda Quitman


111.  Agnes Shapiro, Beader Bubbe 
112.  Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo 
113.  Judy Glende, Judith B. Designs
114.  Mary Ellen Parker, Bee Tree By Me
115. Barbara Bechtel, Second Surf
116.  Charlene Sevier, The Bead Dreamer
117. Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles 
118.  Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie 
119.  Ronda Adams, The Ravished Heart 
120.  Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe Designs 


121. Anna Lear, The Laughing Raven 
122. Susie Hibdon, Vintagesusie & Wings  
123.  Amanda Austin, Sea Shore Glass 
124.  Jennifer Velasquez, Jen Judd Rocks 
125.  Hazel Ward, All Those Things 
126.  Brenda Salzano, Salzanos 
127.  Dee Gordon, Runako Designs by Dee 
128.  Anna Denisova, Anita-M 
129.  Margaret Saari, Mags-Jewelry


130.  Genea Crivello-Knable, Genea Beads 
131.  Penny Neville, Copper Penny
132.  Angela Blasingame, Hopemore
133. Helena Fritz, Beadwork by H's Blog
134. Stephanie LaRose, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
135. Stephanie Haussler, PixyBug Designs
136. Diane Cook, Rosa & Josies  
137.  Maryse Thillens, Glass Bead Art
138.  Jennifer Pride, Jewelry by J.P.
139.  Shannon Chomanczuk, For My Sweet Daughter


140.  Lisa Godfrey, Bead Happy
141.  Heather Pyle, Welcome to My  Muse
142.  Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
143.  Liz DeLuca, Creative Arty Facts
144.  Sig Wynne-Evans, Beaded Bear's Nonsense
145.  Loretta Carstensen, Loretta's Boutique
146.  Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads 
147.  Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul 
148.  Shelly Graves, Stars Dance With Me  
149.  Jess Italia Lincoln, Vintaj Blog 


150. JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
151.  Carrie Tahquechi, Carrie T
152.  Staci Smith, Staci Louise Originals
153.  Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Quiet Area 
154.  Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
155. Magdalena Sikora, Poranna Gazeta
156.  Nicole Keller, Nicki's Reef
157.  Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
158.  Noemi Baena, Fire, Metal, and Color 
159. Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman 


160.  Barbara Blaszczyk, Labotorium Flory
161.  Collette Collins, Firefly Myst
162.  Carola Greiser, Polymer Clay Shed
163.  Joanna Kopijczuk, Bizuteria z Filcu
164. LeAnn Weih, Summers Studio 
165.  Cassandra Watsham, Design by Cassandra
166. Anna Motz, Stunning
167.  Shea Zukowski, Gr8findings
168.  Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
169.  Lisa Boucher, Lisa's Clay Happenings


170.  Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
171.  Alison Crenshaw, Beads by Earth Tones
172.  Dorcas Midkiff, Wondrous Strange Designs 
173.  Melissa Rediger, Sea of Glass 
174.  Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre  
176.  Menka Gupta, Menka's Blog
177. Patsy Evins, Patsy Evins Studio
178.  Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
179.  Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux

180.  Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
181.  Lyn Foley, Lyn Foley Wearable Art
182. Tara Plote, The Newbie Beader's Blog
183. Natalie Schuetz, Natalie S Perlen 
184. Kim Hutchinson, Running on Ink
185. Haley Frank, Wide Eyed Smilin 
186. Grace Caputo, Suddenly Last Summer
187. Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp, Skye Jewels 
188. Erin Siegel, Erin Siegel Jewelry 
189.  Janea McDonald, Organized Chaos

190.  Kristi Evenson, Colie Bug & Co.
191.  Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
192.  Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
193. Whitney Lassini, Whitney Lassini
194. Nancy Schindler, The Rabbit Muse
195. Pam Brisse, The Blue Between
196. Beth Bricker, Vintage Sweets
197.  Ruthie Stickney, Rose Works Jewelry and Gifts
198.  Rose Noble, Lady Noble Designs
199. Karen Williams, Baublicious

200.  Claire Maunsell, The Next Bend
201.  Christine Damm, Stories They Tell
202.  Kerry Bogert, Kab's Creative Concepts
203.  Wendy Blum, Sand & Sea Designs
204.  Juli Cannon, Julsbeads
205.  Jenny Robledo, La Dona Boutique
206.  Krista French, French Elegant Jewelry
207.  Pam Krinski, Ewa Beads
208.  Melissa Meman, Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love
209.  Dana Jones, Dana's Jewelry
210.  Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread


The next party's sign ups begin August 1-3, 2011.  Don't miss it!

Thank you so much for putting together another incredible blog party Lori!


I'm celebrating my 1,000th blog post by having a giveaway! I'll reveal all the details and what's up for grabs tomorrow! Stay Tuned!

123 comments:

Beth said...

Marianna you did a fantastic job with these beautiful polymer clay pieces. They are all 3 wonderful, but my favorite is the long necklace. I love the way you can double it and I LOVE the copper with the pink!

earthlyjewels said...

Really lovely! I love the wirework especially the long necklace with the copper wire..Gorgeous!!!

Jenni C said...

Lovely pastel colours in that piece, it looks great with the copper and I love the length and how it is so versatile.
Jenni

m.e. said...

Wonderful!!!
your designs are light and Lovely !!!
great polymer clay beads !!!!
m.e. :)

ChristyH said...

Lovely wirework. I love the colors.

Amber Dawn Inventive Soul said...

~*Hello Marianna! I love the work that you have done with the polymer clay beads that Kate has sent you!*~
Everything is so pretty!
~*I enjoyed the soup!*~
<3
Amber Dawn

My Life Under the Bus said...

OMG!!! I think the donut necklace is my favorite! I love the copper and pink/brown combination!

Happy Soup Day!

Jean said...

Wow! You took my breath away with your lovely work! Delighted to have had this chance to meet you--love the beads your partner sent as well!

jean yates

Deci said...

I'm just crazy for those pillows and your coil work is wonderful. Beautiful, beautiful work.

Kristen said...

Wow not only did you get great ingredients you cooked it to perfection! I love your wire with the pillow beads! Thanks for sharing!

ViviBijoux said...

I'm starting to really like copper (it was my first time to use copper for the BSP) and I think your pieces are really great. The Matching set is perfect to go out! smile, Virginie ViviBijoux.com

Jess Italia Lincoln said...

Gorgeous! The clay beads Kate sent you are so beautiful and your coiled wire links are the perfect complement to them. I love the entire set... the long double wrapped necklace is amazing with the off-centered focal, love it!

Kate said...

OH.MY.GOSH! I love what you did with everything!! ACK! I might do a whole other post after the party about it. Right now I am off to go plaster your post all over my FB page. Truck loads of awesome, my friend. I am SO glad we got paired up this time around!

Raida said...

Love your three pieces. Great job with the wirework!

SueBeads said...

Nice, love the designs! The bracelet is great!

Nicki said...

I think all your pieces turned out really cool. I would wear all three of them. I love how you tried them out to see if they wear ok - I did the same with mine and had to do a small tweak....

Cathryn said...

First, let me say you did an incredible job on all three pieces! Amazing talent you have and each piece became a stunning work of art! I love how wearable everything is! Congratulations!

LeeLu Creations said...

All pieces are beautiful but I absolutely love the long necklace you made. The colors in the pillow beads really pop with the copper. Lovely!

runningonink said...

This is just a stunning piece! I love the copper with the pink hues! What a fun necklace! LOVE IT!

moonlitfantaseas said...

I love what you did with your bead soup! the necklace is so pretty and versitile!

CraftyHope said...

That bracelet is awesome! I love the wirework you did. I definitely need to try that method. All of your pieces are quite inspiring.

Marie Cramp said...

WOW! You did great! That long necklace is my fave for sure! I can imagine wearing it with a nice white summer dress! :)

Heather said...

I love all the wire components in both pieces. They really compliment the busy polymer clay beads beautifully. Nice designs- I like them both. I really like the donut placement in your long necklace- looks great on the manequin!!

Dee said...

wonderful wonderful pieces...love your perfect spirals. The pink in the beads go wonderful with the copper. Lovely job...well done!

ladynoble said...

Very lovely soup. Those coiled links are so cute. I just tried my hand at wire with this Bead Soup Challenge actually. It is more fun than I thought and seeing what you did with wire makes me want to use it more. p.s. I love the copper chain and large focal necklace. I would probably wear it long. I am digging super long necklaces these days.

Julie Nordine | Credit River Art Glass said...

WOW, Marianna, you made three really lovely creations!! I love the soup you had to work w/ & you did a really beautiful job pulling it all together.

Christine Damm said...

As a polymer clay artist myself, I can really appreciate how good you made those beads look! Your work enhances the beads, rather than overwhelms it. Excellent job!

Genea said...

I love all of the different pieces you made. They all seem to compliment each other nicely :) I love the polymer pillows and donut and how you assembled them with copper. The colors of the beads with the copper really jive.

Lori's Glassworks said...

Oh, I just love your designs! You did a fantastic job with the beads you received. Cheers!

cindydolezaldesigns said...

I just love that longe necklace. The pink and copper are absolutely beautiful. Great Soup!!

diane hawkey said...

That is really really lovely anfd the earrings just rock!

Libby Leuchtman said...

I love eveything! Wow a lot of work and you did such a good job.

Janet said...

What a really Lovely necklace! So so very pretty! Who wouldnt wear this? Anyone would. I really think you have done a splendid job! ox

Cherrie Fick of La Lumie're said...

I like the diversity of your piece. I really like the earrings. Cute.

maneki said...

Very pretty, all of them. I especially like the necklace and how well the copper goes with the pc beads.

I don't own many long necklaces, but I probably should make a couple. Love how you can wear the same piece of jewellery in so many different ways.

Dana said...

Wonderful pieces and I love the design of your long necklace.

Francy said...

awesome designs. super talented.

Fire Phoenix said...

Oh wow, those polymer clay beads are gorgeous! I really like the donut too. You've made some gorgeous pieces - I like the fact you made pieces with both silver and copper. Well done!

Birgitta Lejonklou said...

Yummie ! a lovely set with so nice spring colors <3<3<3

BeadsByEarthTones said...

yay polymer clay! ;)
i LOVE what you did with the necklace. such cool designs and beautiful colors.
cheers!

TesoriTrovati said...

Great way to try something new! I love that long necklace. Copper is the metal for me and works so well with those luscious tones of the polymer clay. But your blog header had me at hello... pansies are my favorite flower!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Wendy said...

All of the pieces you created are lovely!

Lisa said...

Marianna, your pieces came out great...such yummy colors and that final necklace is super!

Stacey said...

Great polymer class pieces you received and they look beautiful with both the copper and the sterling!! Love your links...wonderful pieces!

N Valentine Studio said...

I love those pillows! Great shape and colors but my favorite is the longer chain necklace, wow it's gorgeous!

Lupe Meter said...

Awesome design! I love that you can wear it short or long. The polymer clay pieces and wire go together quite nicely. Beautiful job!

Lupe Meter

Laurel said...

They all look good enough to eat, Marianna! Sweet stuff!

roseworksjewelry said...

I love the pillow beads that she sent you - and I love what you did with them!

Courtney said...

I love long necklaces also and this one is beautiful. I love the pinks and browns. Perfect and your silver work is amazing.

gbkoru said...

Love the wire work, they're all great pieces!

Pretty Things said...

I'm really glad you took the chance to try out things you wanted to but hadn't yet (like I did!). And let me tell you -- that necklace? AWESOME!

French Elegant Jewelry said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your designs and those polymer pillows and beads are to die for I gotta get me some of those or learn how to make them. Beautiful.

Rebecca said...

Love the pillow bead earrings and bracelet but oh! that necklace is just gorgeous! I love all the chain and copper swirls. You've done an amazing job here!

hello gorgeous said...

gorgeous! colours are beautiful! ;o)

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx

Judy said...

The combination of the copper and polymer is great! Such a creative necklace....and versatile too!

Suzette Bentley said...

All of them are my favs. Beautiful pieces!

Elisabeth said...

Love how your pieces came out - what beautiful beads you got to play with!

graygirlstudios said...

wow! pretty and shiny! these are really beautiful.

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Equisite! I love the bracelet and the earrings, but the necklace was simply gorgeous! I love all the components and how you brought it together!

Terri said...

So pretty!!! These are all fabulous creations....you are super talented..love the flexibility you put into your piece!!!

Jennifer Cameron said...

I have never worked with polymer clay and those are just stunning beads she sent you! I love every single design, but especially the necklace. Great job!

Beadbug said...

I just love the beads and design.

Urtica said...

Super! Perfect!

Tara P. said...

I love the beads too, and am amazed at your wirework! Someday I hope to grow up and learn how to do that too!

maryharding said...

A Spring delight. Love the colors.

Pam @ The Blue Between said...

beautiful! Those pillows are wonderful!

Sandi Volpe said...

Fantastic design. BSBP #120

Sandi/sassyglassdesigns said...

What beautiful designs you made with your beads.

Paige said...

What gorgeous pieces! I love that bracelet!!

becca said...

Your piece is so funky and fun! And beautiful. =)

Holly said...

Marianna, isn't the combination of that rosey pink, browns and copper just luscious? I love it myself... Your necklace is stunning, the bracelet beautiful (aren't swirling links so fun?) and those earrings so very cute!

Cassandra Watsham said...

I LOVE that bracelet ... and I couldn't stop staring at the detail in those beads! What detail and gorgeous colour! The long necklace is quite stunning, a great design choice to feature the donut. Great work and congrats!

stacilouise said...

Not only is that necklace great- but I love how you paired it with an outfit. Its fit for a magazine.

KayzKreationz said...

The bracelet and earrings are so fun looking. I love wire links like that. And the 3rd piece/necklace turned out great.

Lisa Godfrey said...

Ooooh, I love what you made! Those polymer clay beads are to die for! The colors are really great. Beautiful work!

Cindy said...

Marianna, you sure were inspired! Those coiled wire links are just perfect!! My heart belongs to the long necklace - it is just fabulous. I love long necklaces and would wear this in a heartbeat. You outdid yourself - just love your Bead Soup!!

Dana said...

#209 here...great job, did you have fun?

Dana said...

#209 here....beautiful, great work...

coming abstractions said...

I absolutely love what you've done with these pieces -- they're simply delightful and they make me smile :-)

SilverNikNats said...

Wow some really diffrent pieces! I saw the bracelet and thought fantastic saw the necklace and feel in love!

Helmitarha said...

So sweet! Love them! ;)

CAG- Crafts said...

Great work!

fireflymyst said...

The long necklace with the copper wire work is my favorite! Pretty:)

Laura said...

Beautiful! LOVE all the wirework.

Julianna Cannon said...

That necklace is TO DIE FOR. Really beautiful work on all the pieces!

diane cook said...

Wow, those are some amazing little pillow beads. I need to make some of those coiled links~I know they would be addicting for me too =)
diane ♥

Becky said...

Lovely pieces particularly that super long necklace, i love what you did with the donut focal.

Georgene Lockwood said...

I love how the copper looks with the pink focal. Very fun to wear! Looks like you had a lot of fun!

Islandgirl said...

Really like the colour of those polymer clay beads... awesome necklace and bracelet!

Valerie said...

I love the length of the necklace and that it can be worn different ways. The copper with it is perfect! The swirl links on the bracelet are my favorite....I love swirls! Glad to be in this group with you!

BeaderBubbe said...

Love long necklaces....and the colors are amazing.

alicesbeadsandbaubles said...

Trial and error and trial again- finally add up to a masterpiece! I am glad to know I am not the only one that has to start over. Sometimes in our own little workspace it is easy to think all the other designers just whip them out left and right with no trips along the way.

Serena Trent said...

I like the beads and the color palette of these pieces.

Leigh said...

I love the simplicity of your first design, but especially love the long necklace!

Penny said...

Very pretty!

Megilon said...

All the pieces are stunning! I love the long necklace!!

Debbie / Prairie Emporium said...

I also love the long necklace!!! You did and awesome job.

vintagesusie & wings said...

So beautiful friend, I love this necklace & what you did with your SOUP! It says SPRING to me & right about now, I sure could use some sunshine! ;)
Thanks for sharing...
Susie

Barbara Bechtel said...

Marianna, These pieces are all so beautiful! I love the links in the bracelet you created! I think they complement Kate's beads perfectly. And the earrings are super cute too!
I love the long necklace and I like that it is so versatile and can be worn many ways! It looks awesome on the bust.

Aloha!

steufel said...

Oh my god - I'm officially in love with that bracelet!

Sarabeth said...

amazing necklace-i'm in love with the long one!!!! :)

sarabeth

Heidi said...

That necklace is totally fab! I love your little wire links in the bracelet too :)

Stacie said...

Great texture and color in your pieces.

Everyday Gypsy said...

I just love all of those pillow beads and the coordinating donuts with the off center holes. You did an incredible job combining your soup ingredients.

Melissa Meman said...

Wow...you did a fabulous job with this soup. Love all the directions you went with the gorgeous beads you received! Nice wire work :)

Cyndi L said...

What beautiful beads! Your work features them perfectly :-)

lynn said...

You made a wonderful piece, just love the beads. Lynn

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Really impressive wire work and how you wrapped them up so nicely together. You really did those gorgeous beads justice. Love the finished pieces!

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Wow what gorgeous pieces. I love the necklace and it looks great with the outfit you matched it up with. Well done!

Karyn
Australia

Molly Alexander said...

Wow - those beads are stunning - it is amazing how different they look with the two different netals. All of your pieces are beautiful, and I am in love with the long necklace with the copper and the donut focal and all that texture. Great job!

Michelle said...

The pieces are GORGEOUS! Your wirework is fabulous!
Bead Happy!
Michelle

Lori said...

I LOVE this whole set! The beads are just gorgeous!!

Flora said...

I love your work!! Long necklace is absolutely stunning... and You have to know that i don't wear such long and made od cooper. It's the point how art changes people. ;-)))

jamberry_song said...

Beautiful pieces. :D I love your soup; those beads remind me of ribbon candy. They look good enough to eat! I also love what you did with them. Copper! I never would have expected it to go so well with pink. Being a reddish-orange metal, I thought for sure it would clash too much. But you've used it here with your beads in perfect harmony! Everything looks wonderful for a stunning spring set. :D They look like fun pieces to wear, too. Fabulous work!

Patsy Evins said...

Wonderful pieces of jewelry! What a great soup to create from, too! Loved them all! Those cute little pillow earrings are darling!

Shirley said...

Still hopping, and so glad I landed on your lovely site! I got so excited at the first pic, because I love pillow beads, and I have not seen any in the hop so far. Then, I scrolled down and swooned. (Yes, I do live in the south) You had stunning beads, and you so did them proud. Love, love, love the bracelet, earrings, and necklace! If you get tired of them, I'll be happy to wear them! Awesome job!

Marian Hertzog said...

Love the wirework! Very pretty design.

Crystal said...

wow,1000 posts,you rock! I think the bracelet is cute.
Thanks!

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GraceC said...

Those are siper pretty! I very much like that you countered the squareness of the poly beads with those oblong coils. I also made a long necklace, so it's nice to see another. You write well to boot.

Menka Gupta said...

Amazing pieces. All of them are very beautiful.

Jen V. said...

The pink and copper combination is fantastic! I have been working a ton with copper lately and always seem to gravitate to the blues with it...maybe some pink, Spring, cherry blossom combinations would be fun!

I'm with you on the wear-testing. I haven't worn my own pieces yet but that's probably a smart thing to do. :)

Take care!
Jen

Malin de Koning said...

What fun pieces you recieved from your partner. I really like what you did with them. Especially the necklace - a favourite!

Anonymous said...

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