Saturday, 10 May 2014

Bead Soup Blog Party 8 Reveal

Welcome to the 8th Bead Soup Blog Party, hosted by Lori Anderson! I know you will potentially have quite a few blogs that you are trying to get round today, so without further ado, here's what I did....

The soup I received from my lovely partner Kayla...
What I forgot to mention in yesterday's post, was that she also sent me a few extra goodies - some yummy chocolate, and also some turquoise nail varnish. Guess what colour my toes are at the moment.....

Here's the jewellery I created....
A sweet bracelet containing the barrel focal that Kayla sent me, amongst others. I somehow ended up using pretty much only beads that were in my bead soup, adding in findings and one of my new beaded beads. I do like the added splash of aubergine in this colour palette. 


And some very simple - classic, in fact - earrings. Again, I just added headpins and earwires to the soup. 

I still have quite a bit of soup left over (including the other focal, the large carved bird piece - you really stumped me there, Kayla! But only for now....;-) ) so I will be able to enjoy more creativity from my goodies in good time. Thank you so much Kayla for being such a great partner! 

I can't wait to see what Kayla made with the soup I sent her....here's the pic....


and here's the link to hop over and see what she made.



Thank you SO much to Lori for organising this wonderful event for us. I'm so grateful for all that she does, even when her chips are down. Thank you!  

70 comments:

Linda - Earthshine.co.uk said...

I love the bracelet Rebecca, especially that beaded bead. Beautiful classic earrings. Well done x

adlinah said...

Love the earrings - classic is always good :-). And that is one pretty bracelet. The beaded bead definitely adds an 'oomph' to it. Can't wait to see what else you make with the rest of your soup.

la mar de bonita said...

Lovely bracelet, Rebecca! And amazing soup you've sent to your partner - I've to take a look, what she made with!

Claire Lockwood said...

Gorgeous bracelet! Such a lovely combo of colours and materials. And the earrings are so sweet. Lori has made a similar pair with my soup and now I'm fancying making some for me!

beadrecipes said...

Beautiful bracelet Rebecca, and sweet earrings too.

artistic rejuvenations said...

lovely!

Kelly said...

There is something very serene about your pieces, calming even. They are quite pretty.

EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC said...

The bracelet is gorgeous - love those colors together with the pop of your beaded bead! I can't wait to see what else you create with the rest of the goodies!

ACBeads said...

I love the bracelet and your beaded bead gives it your personal touch. Great work.

the Moon and Seven Stars said...

Very pretty - love the pop of purple in the bracelet!

Karin G said...

Beautiful bracelet and earrings, I love your plum beaded bead with the aqua bead.

Jayne Capps said...

beautiful work, as always. & there is a reason the classics ARE classics!

Ann Schroeder said...

Lovely bracelet and earrings! Your bead choices were perfect for that barrel bead. That's the second I've seen in my BSBP tour, and I'm getting very inspired! Thanks.

Shyme said...

Wonderful bracelet! I really love your style :-)

Elizabeth said...

Love your bracelet!! Would love to see what you do with that wonderful vintage looking floral rectangular piece!! Love it!

Mary K. McGraw said...

Your beaded beads gives the bracelet an extra bit of pizazz.

Jo-Ann said...

Love your bracelet, especially the beaded bead.

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

I'm SO in love with both your pieces it's ridiculous! Especially that bracelet you whipped up-I've had that metal focal for several years now and I honestly never knew what to do with it.

I think it was just waiting for you to make it into this bracelet :)

I love how you added your handmade bead to the bracelet for a little character, too. It fits in perfectly!

Can't wait to see what you create with the rest of the soup down the road ^.^

Mandi said...

Gorgeous! The bracelet and earrings are wonderful!

bairozan said...

What a harmonious combo of different beads! And the earrings are just right for this set!

Pepita said...

Love the bracelet, a beautiful combination of different colors, materials and textures!
Alenka

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

That pop of purple in your bracelet is clever (man I wish my vision was good enough to create beaded beads!)!

bailaora said...

very inventive projects!congrats!

Shannon LeVart said...

I couldn't wait to see what you made and was delighted with what you did with your soup! You are so right, that aubergine color in the woven seed bead bead really adds a gorgeous touch.
Wonderful designs, Rebecca!

Shaiha said...

What a great bracelet! I love how you made it your own with one of your beaded beads.

Klassy Joolz said...

Love the bracelet and the earrings...wonderful designs...Happy Hopping!

Diah Anggreni said...

love the bracelet...it is lovely...good job,,

Malin de Koning said...

Great design. Lovely bracelet Rebecca. Rather different from what you do normally I think, so I guess you were wonderfully challenged by the soup you received. I agree on the aubergine color adding the extra umpf.

Bobbie said...

The bracelet is quite lovely - the pop of purple is perfect. Then again, I have rarely found anything that can't be made even more fabulous with a splash of purple! Can't wait to see what you create with the bird and owl and the rest of the leftover soup, too.

My Life Under the Bus said...

You stinker! I was dying to see what you did with that bird - so much birdy goodness! The bracelet is beautiful!

Jodie said...

Beautiful bracelet and earrings!

A Polymer Penchant said...

Classic earrings for sure and I can't help but think of that rich aubergine and green as a classic combination. So glad you figured out the magical gauntlet of beaded beads, it's a lovely addition.Seems to always turn out just right. Lovely work.

Crystal said...

Oh wow... that bracelet is amazing! All the layers of contrasting colors and textures, but it works so beautifully!

*~Corrie~* said...

That bracelet is so pretty, it looks almost vintage. I love the earrings, simple but striking at the same time.

kerensky said...

Wow Rebecca - such a lovely bracelet and pretty earrings too.

CraftyHope said...

Sticking mainly to the soup ingredients has been a theme at several of the blogs I've visited already. It seems to be working well! Your bracelet is so nice and that added texture of your beaded bead really does give it a little zing! And, oh. . . .that bead soup you sent is so dreamy! Happy hopping.

Just Beads said...

Sometimes less is more. These are beautiful earrings. Love them.

Ilenia said...

Love the bracelet with the beaded bead!
very elegant... congrats

Barb Fernald said...

Very nice pieces from your soup. The bracelet is great and I love the simplicity of the earrings. The colors really compliment each other.

Robin Reed said...

Such pretty designs Rebecca! I love the bracelet especially!!! Have a Blessed Day!!!

Janine said...

What a great job. And Oh that bracelet, lovely!!

coffeeaddict said...

oh, yum! the bracelet is fantastic! what a thoughtful beading partner to send chocolate and nail polish, a girl's dream ;-)

Shirley Moore said...

I really like those earrings, I would wear them all the time! That barrel focal makes such a great statement in your bracelet, and I love the beaded bead next to it. Well done!

Skye said...

Love that bracelet :) That was a big helping of really good soup! Hope you keep playing with it and share the results ;) I'd love to see what you do with that owl and the bird!

Mimi {SignatureSterling} said...

Gorgeous bracelet - and yes, that bead really makes it "pop"!

Linda A. said...

I like the barrel in the front of the bracelet. So beautiful and wonderful that the wearer can see it all the time. =)

Linda A.
http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

stregajewellry said...

Great bracelet! Really like the beaded bead.

Susanm said...

Both the bracelet and earrings are lovely. Great textures in the bracelet.

Becky Pancake said...

Rebecca the beaded bead you added to your beautiful bracelet really made the design pop. I like the earrings too.

Lisa Cone - Inspired Adornments said...

That barrel bead is awesome and I love what you did with it. The beaded bead is such a great pop of color.

Sarah said...

What a beautiful set! Great job!

vovsblog said...

Such lovely work well done!

fulgorine said...

Love the asymmetry.

Tammy Adams said...

You cooked up two beautiful designs. The beaded bead in the bracelet looks like a blackberry. Gorgeous.

Anvil Artifacts said...

Lovely bracelet. The Aubergine bead sure does kick it up a notch.

Nan Smith said...

Love your bracelet, Rebecca and those classic earrings are perfect!

Christine said...

Lovely pieces!

Terri said...

The splash of Aubergine is a nice surprise. That cut out barrel bead is Soup-er cool! Made for an awesome bracelet. And the simple earrings are perfect!

Fire Phoenix said...

I've finally got to your blog post (I've been going backwards through the list)! Great stuff here Rebecca, I envy the turquoise nail polish too - what a great summery colour!

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

I'm a bracelet gal and I would definitely go for this elegant but edgy design, Rebecca :) Love the punch of colour with your delightful beaded bead!

Kepi said...

Beautiful bracelet, and gorgeous earrings, love them both.

Audrey Bélanger said...

You created such a wonderful set ! Those earrings are just darling, and the bracelet is so interesting to look at - so many colors and sizes !

PyxeeStyx said...

Love that cage bead focal. Too cool. and the Asian ceramic beads too. A really fun bracelet you made with it.

Toltec Jewels for Jewel School Friends said...

Wow! Such beautiful jewelry. Your bracelet is ingenious; the choice of beads and focal is splendid, dreamy, ethereal and lovely. The teal pearls and metal barrel, among the other beads and pop of purple -- looks stunning! And your earrings are sophisticated and rich -- beautiful and simply elegant. Wonderful reveal! Happy Hopping! ♥ Rita

Deb Fortin said...

Love the asymmetry of the bracelet, it's so subtle some might not notice it isn't mirrored on each side of that gorgeous focal bead. very romantic feeling to it.

Dini Bruinsma said...

Well, like a lot of us (-: I like the ♥bracelet very much too. Beautiful, that asymmetric design. Great Summer colours, have fun when wearing it!

Bev said...

Very nice soup pieces! Very elegant earrings.

Karen M said...

Lovely...as always.

hapinesswherever said...

Love the owl u sent! :) I'm actually organising a mass bead soup where all the crafters get the same set of beads :) i think it ll be really cool too see what 10s or even 100s of people make with the same beads! planning to send out the beads 2 aug with designs revealed end aug. Would be cool if u d like to take part (details on https://hapinesswherever.wordpress.com/bead-soup/) :)

Louise said...

Nice work! Love that bracelet!

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