Saturday, March 30, 2013

Soup is Served...

Soups on! I ended up making quite a few pieces with all the goodies that my partner Gina (http://www.freestyleelements.blogspot.com/?m=1) sent me so I'm going to try to do more show and less tell so you can keep moving through the list and visit as many blogs as you can :) 
So here's what I started out with...







And here's what almost all of it became...






Big pouffy clusters of faceted crystals in minty greens, ambers and browns dangling from thick, textured golden hoops cascading from big faceted Swarovski crystals in a deep brown color. I absolutely LOVE these earrings and how they turned out. Nothing too complicated about the style just time consuming with all the wraps and dangles. 








This bracelet turned out exactly like I envisioned it when I pulled out the ceramic beads Gina sent me and this GORGEOUS copper toggle! I've been wearing it a lot and it's really comfortable, has a boho earthy feel to it and goes with pretty much anything I wear. I incorporated one of my lampwork glass beads into the mix that I set aside from one of my color testing glass days because I loved the colors in the glass so much and thought it was a pretty fit for what I had planned for these beads and this bracelet.





I really worked my tail off to create something a little different for this necklace. I wire wrapped picasso czech glass beads and bead weaved a swirly spiral bail onto a copper ring. It really filled out nicely, fustrated me quite a bit at first and then I got my groove and the beads began to sit nicely and behave :)
Added a nice mix of czech glass beads, imperial jaspers both big and small and then hammered out a simple but large copper wire spiral hook clasp for the closure.






For this bracelet I went with a favorite style of double stranded bead weaving of the spikey glass beads and included a bit of an asymetrical twist to it with a large drum jasper stone, beautiful copper hook clasp and absolutely adorable copper frog charm! I love copper and working with copper so much...this bracelet has a fun rain forest kinda feel to it. Super fun and comfy to wear. 







And lastly, I create this necklace using the Marshal Neal ceramic focal, wire wrapping beautiful crystals and freshwater pearls and doing a wrap across on the jasper coins for some added texture and fun with wire :) 
The pendant has another hole at the bottom tip, not sure if you can see in the pics, I tried so many (SO MANY) different things to add to that and none of them felt or looked right to me. I plan to finish off that pendant a bit more once I find that perfect "thing" for it. But for now I'm showing it as an almost complete kinda work in progress.

I hope you enjoyed stopping by! Thank you for peeking in on me and checking out my soup. 
Thank you so much to Lori for always doing such an awesome job pairing us up, organizing this whole blog hop and for Gina for being so generous with everything she sent for me to work with and such lovely emails.
I look forward to the BSBP all year long. We are a fantastic and creative group/community of artists and I feel blessed to be a part of it all.

 Here's the list of the rest of the participants who are revealing their soups today too! Enjoy!!


Alicia Marinache
Amber Dawn Goldish
Barb Solem
Bev Breisinger
Birgitta Lejonklou
Breana Fry


Brenda Sue Lansdowne
Bridget Torres
Carol Dee Myers
Carolyn Chenault
Cassi Paslick
Cece Cormier
Cheryl McCloud
Cindy Wilson
Crystal Thain


Cynthia Riggs
Dana Hickey
Dana James
Darlene Fortier
Deana Hager
Deanna Cox
Deb Brooks
Debra Behrends
Denielle Hagerman
Denise McCabe


Diana Frey
Diana Welte
Dini Bruinsma
DiYana Alcalde
Dolores Raml
Donna Millard
Dot Lewallwn
Duane Clark
Dyanne Cantrell


Eleanor Burian-Mohr
Elisabeth Auld
Elizabeth Owens Dwy
Emily Greer
Enikö Fabian
Erin Grant
Eva Kovacs
Eva Sherman


Gina Hockett
Grace Rotenberg
Gretchen Nation
Hannah Rosner
Heather Davis
Heather Marston
Heather Powers
Ingrid McCue


Jacqueline Marchant
Jan Petek
Janeen Sorensen
Jane-Michael Stallings
Jasvanti Patel
Jayashree Paramesh
Jayne Capps
Jean Yates
Jennifer Cameron
Jennifer LaVite


Joan Williams
Jodie Marshall
Judy Riggs
Julie Anne Leggett
Kat Barron Miller
Kathy Lindemer
Kim Hora


Kim Houston
Kim Sparks
Krafty Max
Kris Lanae Binsfeld
Krista French
Kristen Stevens
Kristi Harrison
Kumi Fisher


Laren Dee Barton
Laura Bracken
Laura Demoya
Laurie Hanna
Laurie Keefe-Cecere
Lea Avroch
Leanne Loftus


Lee Anne Messerschmidt
Leslie Schenkel
Linda Anderson
Linda Djokic
Linda Murphy
Linda Sadler
Lisa Liddy
Lisa Suver


Liz DeLuca
Liz Engriser
Lola Surwillo
Loretta Carstensen
Lori Anderson
Lori Bergmann
Lori Bowring Michaud
Lori Poppe
Lori Schneider


Lyn Foley
Maddison Langford
Magdalena Sikora
Mallory Hoffman
Marcella Austenfeld
Marcy Lamberson
Maria Clark
Maria Rosa Sharrow
Marianna Boylan


Marie Covert
Marti Conrad
Mary Ellen Merrigan
Mary Harding
Molly Alexander
  Nan Emmett
Niky Sayers
Pam Chesbro


Pam Farren
Pam Sandy
Pam Traub
Pamela Gangler
Patricia Buchanan
Patricia Johnson
Patty Miller
Paula Hisel
Peggy Gabrielson


Perri Jackson
Rachel Baron
Rachel Stanley
Rain Hannah
Rana Wilson
Renetha Stanziano
Robin Reed
Rochelle Brisson
Rose Rushbrooke


Ruth Szapa
Sally Russick
Sandi Volpe
Sandra Pendragon
Sandy Richardson
Sarah Small
Shannon Hicks


Shari Replogle
Sheila Daniels
Sheila Davis
Shiraz Biggie
Shirley Moore
Skylar Bre'z
Staci Smith
Stacie Florer


Stacy Pomerleau
Stephanie Weiss
Sumi Rani
Susan Sheehan
Suzette Bentley
Tamera Norris
Tracy Choy
Tracy Stillman
Valerie Norton
Vicki Holliday

59 comments:

Donna said...

Great soup, I LOVE everything you made!

Freestyle Elements said...

Oh, Marianna, you created such beautiful pieces, and they just fit your vision perfectly! I am so glad that you were my partner, thank you for being such a dream partner! I loved your serving of soup!

Gina H

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gelfling50 said...

Wow you are an amazing jewelry artisan. I love all your pieces ty for sharing. bye for now and Happy beading

Cilla said...

Great work. I love your bracelet and would wear it lots too! The earrings are great! love all the dangles!

Liz E said...

I could't believe it when I just kept scrolling down and there was more and more gorgeous stuff. You put the soup to great use. Each of your pieces is unique and beautiful. Hard to pick, but I'd say my very favorite is the necklace with the copper ring/picasso czech glass beads wrapped around it. Creative and gorgeous!

April Grinaway said...

Very inspirational..Love your eye for design...

Sea of Dreams said...

I love all the pieces you created, but the bracelet with the frog charm is by far my favorite!

Krafty Max said...

Lucky you, amazing soup!! I just love the rose bracelet, it is simply beautiful!! ~KM http://kraftymax.blogspot.com/2013/03/7th-bead-soup-blog-party-reveal-33113.html

Pretty Things said...

I love everything you made, truly! Those first earrings -- AMAZING. I love that style. And the bracelet with the flower - perfect for all the time.

You mentioned the necklace has an extra hole at the bottom. Sometimes when I don't want to add a dangle but my OCD demands I put something there, I'll link on a tiny tiny jump ring.

Thanks for being such an active participant in all my parties! It's much appreciated!

Audrey Bélanger said...

Wow, I just... wow. The earring, especially ! They are spectacular, as is the rest of this lovely soup ! Amazing work, darling !

Shiraz said...

Gorgeous work. The necklace with the wire wrapped circle with beads is truly stunning.

Lori Bergmann said...

Wowzers—so many awesome designs from an amazing soup mix! I love every single piece here and think you did a fab job of making each one special! I hope you're having a great time with the Party Blog hop too! *Ü* http://loribergmann.blogspot.com/2013/03/bead-soup-7-revealat-last.html

Kat BM said...

I like the first bracelet the best.. something about the matte muted color combo that spoke to me. excellent items all the way around!

Cassi Renee said...

I love the casual feel of the bracelet --it looks great on you. Also love the earrings.

PiPa said...

You made so many beautiful pieces, I'm in love with the first necklace!

said...

I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP
wow, so many pieces,and I love them all!! :)
ciao dall' Italia

Cornerstoregoddess said...

I really like the clusters you made for those earrings. My particular favorite is the first bracelet - s simple and easy to wear if you use your hands (as we all do.)

JuLee said...

You really did the soup proud. Each piece was more exciting than the one before it. I esp. like the last necklace and the 1st bracelet.

13 said...

The bracelets are adorable, lovely, delightful work

Kepi said...

Beautiful pieces, one and all!

Maddy*Moo said...

Loving the Boho style!

kathy stemke said...

Great jewelry!

I’m in the third reveal. Can’t wait.kathy

Tealwater said...

Wow, you made so many beautiful pieces! I really like all of them and your pictures showing them in use are awesome. You have a great eye for design!

Maria Rosa Sharrow said...

Hey there Doll. I can't believe you made so many pieces how did you find the time? The earrings are so you,love them. The bracelet with the rose is so pretty I love that color pallet. The necklaces are beautifully different. Fantastic job.

Happy Easter. Please send my love and Easter wishes to your family and your mom,dad,Joanne and Frank.

Love you Cuz!

Micheladas said...

Love the bracelets. great soup.

Laura Bracken said...

Geez, you made so many pretties out of those great beads. What a team you two made. Excellent!

Marti C. said...

Oh my! each piece just as sweet as the other! great job!

Perl - Eni said...

You did a great job with all your soup!
Very nice jewelries!

Billi's Paper Batiks said...

This is an amazing array of work. Beautiful Bead Soup collection!

Dry Gulch said...

Everything looks beautiful, your color selections are terrific!!!

vovsblog said...

beautiful work well done!

Kathy Lindemer said...

All of your pieces are beautiful. You were lucky to get such a bountiful soup.

paula hisel said...

stunning work. i'd wear the earrings in a heartbeat!

Nchantme said...

All your designs are wonderful! Very fashionable and easy to wear!

Cheryl Gangle said...

you have been very busy! Love all the beautiful pieces, especially the ceramic beaded bracelet. And the copper toggle is to die for!

JaneMichael said...

The grey and orange together on the earrings really makes them fabulous!

Kumi at Malie Kai Designs said...

Wow! So many beautiful pieces! Loved each one and love how you photographed them!

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

This is a wonderful set.Congrats!

Just Beads said...

All pieces are beautiful. The last necklace is gorgeous.

coffeeaddict said...

such fun and happy pieces. I really like the last bracelet!

Gaia Copia said...

Your jewelry has a very open and comfortable feel to it. You put your colors and textures together so well. I LOVE the bracelet.

It's great that you made all 3, earrings, necklace and bracelet out of the beads. Fantastic work!!

Emily

bailaora said...

all pieces are very good, but earrings are the best!

Shae Warzocha said...

Really nice work, my favorite is the circle wire wrap. I'm going to try it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Leanne said...

I love everything you made - I like your style!

Alicia said...

You surely used your ingredients well - and did your soup justice. I love everything you created.

P.S. The 2nd comment (after Donna's) under Anonymous: is a spam one, you might one to remove it :)

Bobbie said...

Beautiful pieces, and what a lot of them you were able to make! The earrings are gorgeous - I'd be wearing them all the time. And to me, the necklace with the Marsha Neal pendant looks perfectly done without a dangle from the bottom hole. Then again, I understand the urge to find that "perfect finishing touch"!

ACBeads said...

You've designed very beautiful jewellery.I love them all.

Patricia Johnson said...

Wonderful job with your soup all your pieces are lovely!

Rachel said...

I like all of your pieces but the two necklaces really stand out for me--especially the first one you share! Beautiful!

Becky Pancake said...

Awesome use of your soup! All of your pieces are great. My favorite is the necklace with the Czech presses glass wrapped ring.

Kiersten Kern said...

I love what you did with your soup.

Kimberly said...

WOW, your pieces are all gorgeous! LOVED all the photos!

Tara P. said...

Love that first bracelet - I think I would wear it every day! And that first pair of earrings are jaw-dropping!

Susanm said...

Love your bracelets and earrings. Really like that you took photos of you wearing them.

Carolyn Gebert said...

Lovely !! beautiful soup and wonderful designs - I love them all

Nan Smith said...

I love all of your pieces. I would totally wear any or all of the

gite said...

Every single piece i would wear. :-)) I love the warm colortones of your soup (and adding copper is matching it perfectly) and the way you have created your jewellery.

Greets Gite

CraftyHope said...

Goodness gracious! I love your pieces so much. That favorite bracelet of yours is really great and that necklace with the bead-wrapped ring is so very cool! You definitely made some gorgeous pieces!