Soups on!...

My partner for the BSBP this time around is Julie of The Peaceful Bead she sent me such delicious ingredients to work with...

 Focal: Lampwork from Anne's Glass Jewels 

Clasp: Silver filled that Julie made
Coordinating beads:
Rough cut sapphire 
Turquoise impression jasper 
Dyed Chinese turquoise chips 
Howlite rounds 

I knew immediately that I was going to make a necklace and began playing around with how best to show off the focal without taking away from it's GORGEOUS detail and colors...

Lot's of wire wrapping and loops...

I wanted to be able to work the beautiful clasp into the necklace so that it's visible and not hidden at the back of the neck...

I'm really happy with the way it turned out. Creating many links of all the different stones give it great movement...

The colors are soft and dreamy but really pack a punch while keeping it romantic and kinda of delicate looking...

I feel blessed to yet again be a part of such a wonderful blog hop with a terrific partner and a part of such a talented and large (400 participants!! woohoo!!) group of  artisans. Thanks for all your hard work and such a great job with everything you do for the BSBP Lori!!!
Thanks for stopping by and I be sure to grab a cup of coffee, kick back and click through the list of blogs below to check out all the other wonderful reveals.

Alice Craddick,  Alice's Beads and Baubles
Alicia Marinache,  All The Pretty Things
Amanda Tibbetts,  Amanda Made
Amber Dawn Goldish, Inventive Soul
Annita Wilson,  AW Jewelry
Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool
Birgitta Lejonklou,  Create With Spirit   
Candida Castleberry,    Spinning Spun Sugar
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations

Cassie Donlen, Glass Beadle
Cheryl McCloud,  One Thing Leads to Another
Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
Christina Hickman, Vintage Treasures Jewelry
Christine Hendrickson,  Clamworks
Cilla Watkins, Tell Your Girlfriends
Cindy Wilson, Mommy's Dream
Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio
Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie

Cory Tompkins, Tealwater Designs
Cris Peacock, Cris' Page
Cynthia Deis, Shiny Little Things
Cynthia Machata, Antiquity Travelers
Cynthia Wainscott, Exotic Peru
Dana Hickey, Magpie Approved
Denielle Hagerman, Some Beads and Other Things

Diane Valasek, Dragonfly Close
Doris Stumpf, Glaszwerg
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell, Dee-Liteful Jewelry Creations
Elaine Robitaille, Too Aquarius
Eleanor Burian-Mohr, The Charmed Life
Enik√∂ Fabian, Perl-eni
Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
Heather Davis, Blissful Garden Beads

Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
Inge von Roos, Inge's Blog
Jami Shipp, Celebrating Life
Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
Jennifer Pottner, Rock Candy Beads
Jennifer VanBenschoten,  Jewelry, Art and Life

Jenny Davies-Reazor, Jenny Davies-Reazor
Jenny Vidberg, Shyme Design
Jessica Dickens, My Jewelry, My Life, Me
Jessica Klaaren, Beadful-Things by Jessica
Joan Williams, Lilruby Jewelry
Judith Johnston, Judith Johnston
Judy Riggs, Rigglettes
Judy Turner, Silver Rains

Julie Anne Leggett, The Peaceful Bead
K Hutchinson, Jumbled Hutch
Karen Meador, Dreamcatcher Ranch
Karyn Bonfiglio, Plus Size Bangles
Katherine Gale, Terra Beadworks
Kathleen Lange Klik, Modern Nature Studio
Katja Benevol Gabrijelcic, Slovonske Technobe
Kelli Jacobson, Creative Moon
Kelly Ramstack, Adventures with Kelly
Keri Lee Sereika, Pink Lemonade

Kim Bender-Hora, KimmyKat
Kirsi Luostarinen, Kirsi Luo Korut
Kitty Bozzini, Kitty Lampwork
Laura Demoya, The Bead Therapist
Laurie Hanna, Laurie's Jewelbox
Leah Curtis, Beady Eyed Bunny
Lesley Watt, The Gossiping Goddess
Linda Inhelder, Must-Haves Jewelry

Lisa Liddy, Metal Me This
Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads
Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
Marion Simmons, Shade Tree Studio
Marla Gibson, Spice Box Design
Marta Weaver, Marta Weaver Jewelry

Marti Conrad, Marti C's Clay Blog
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens, GlassBeadArt, Lampwork Beads
Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio
Michelle Hardy, Firefly Visions
Mikala Coates, Maybe Just Perhaps
Mowse Doyle, HoCArt
Nancy Boylan, Snazzy Doodle Designs
Nancy Peterson, Beading From the Heart
Nicole Rennell, Nicole Rennell Designs

Niki Meiners, 365 Days of Craft
Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
Pamela Gangler, She Always Loved Pink
Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads
Renetha Stanziano, 
Shannon Hicks, Falling Into the Sky

Shannon LeVart, Miss Fickle Media
Sharon Driscoll, Right Turn Art Werks
Shelley Graham Turner, Fabric of My Life
Sherri Stokey, Knot Just Macrame
Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread
Skylar Bre'z, Brising Beads
Stacie Florer, Soul to Substance
Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
Stacy Alderson, Iridal's Attic

Stephanie Haussler, Pixybug Designs
Stephanie Stamper, Rainy Day Designs
Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux
Tammy Jones, Jewelry Making Daily
Tanty Sri Hartanti, TJewellicious by Tanti
Terry Matuszyk, Pink Chapeau

Vonna Maslanka, Just Vonna


aneri_masi said…
Its all very pretty, but the cluster on the necklace is really grabbing my attention
Unknown said…
the balance of this necklace is really outstanding, beautiful soup.
Unknown said…
Very delicate colours that have been teased out so well.Love and Hugs Tanya
Leah Curtis said…
Love the cool beauty of this one. The gems are yummy and your design is lovely.
Niky Sayers said…
Such a pretty necklace Love the colors
Unknown said…
Gorgeous necklace, I love the way you showcase the focal bead with the cluster.
coffeeaddict said…
so sweet! a delicate design with a punch :-)
Beautiful Marianna, I really like your design.
Unknown said…
Such lovely, gorgeous pieces ! Amazing work <3
I love this!!!
jean yates
Linda Younkman said…
Jean A. Wells said…
That is an amazing necklace. I love the links too. It makes me want to sit on the beach. Great job!
Lori Anderson said…
I absolutely LOVE it -- it's something I would wear all the time!!!!!

I am so glad you've participated in the parties and hope you'll come again!
Mary K. McGraw said…
What a gorgeous focal you received and what a nice job you did in showcasing it. Especially like the dangles and the wire wrapped connector.
Beautiful colors. It's such summery ocean kind of piece.
AWJewelry said…
Love the way you added the cluster under the focal it really sets it off
These colors are so soothing! Her clasp is beautiful, and I love the focal! Beautiful job!
Julie Anne said…
What a beautiful piece you have created Marianna. When I was pulling beads to go with the focal, I didn't image them all together. You were somehow able to take those different shades, shapes and textures and turn them into something magical. This focal was clearly destined for you as I could not have done it justice. Wonderful job!
I'm with you it definately strikes a very romantic tone. Very pretty!
one-eared pig said…
Such pretty colors; nicely composed!
Unknown said…
Very pretty, soft colors of the glass, the shiny silver, Love it!
Regina said…
What lovely beads and what a lovely design!
Shirley said…
That is such a pretty necklace. I love your design, and your partner's skill in that focal!
Karyn B said…
So elegant and pretty!
Lois Moon said…
So pretty. I love how the dangles echo the design on the lampwork bead.
Anonymous said…
Such lovely ocean colors - beautiful!
Anonymous said…
Gorgeous colors, and lovely design. I love the little beads dangling from the focal.
Jenny said…
It is dreamy and delicate - even ethereal. Lovely work.
Shai Williams said…
I love how you really highlighted the focal. Wonderful job.
Anonymous said…
Sweet and flirty! You'll get a lot of wear from this piece.
CraftyHope said…
There's something so calming and refreshing about your necklace. taking a dip in a cool pool on a hot day. It's really pretty.
What a pretty necklace; very serene. Love the asymmetric aspect of the beads and the focal is wonderful!
Alice said…
A fantastic bead soup you received! And the piece you made is just gorgeous! I love the bead cluster at the bottom of the focal--sweet!
Cheryl said…
Wonderful mix of blues. Love the dangles!
Beadbug said…
Amazing color and design. I love what you did with your soup.
Cindy said…
Marianna, I knew I would love whatever you created when I saw the beautiful grouping on Julie Anne's blog... blue is one of my absolute favorite colors, so to see so many pretty shades grouped together is just gorgeous. I love the cluster of beads under the lampwork focal. I'd wear this in a heartbeat! And I can't wait to see Julie Anne (we're in-person friends) wearing the necklace and rosary bracelet that she made with your soup! :-)
stunning soup with stunning results.
Beautiful piece - I just love the blues with the silver and that focal bead is lovely =)
Shyme said…
Beautiful necklace!
Unknown said…
Beautiful blue - love it and the dangles make it extra special.
What a pretty piece! Really wonderfully done!
Rachel said…
So pretty! I love the bright silver with the blue focal! Lovely!
Anonymous said…
What pretty blues, and it's a gorgeous necklace!
Unknown said…
Very soft and pretty. You did a wonderful job.
That is such a sweet necklace!
Jewels By Ine said…
I like this necklace very much! Sweet and soft colors, perfectly matched with the silver..
Lupe Meter said…
Baby it! You did an awesome job, such a lovely creation!
Sandra said…
very pretty creation!
Giorgia Rossini said…
I love this necklace, colors, cluster, pendant... it's all so beautiful!
ciao dall'Italia
Dragonfly Close said…
So very beautiful! What a great creation!

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