Saturday, April 13, 2013

Bead Soup Blog Party

Its finally here!! I joined the BSBP blog hop for the 3rd time around. My partner was Karen Williams of Skunk Hill Studio. In case you didn't see the soup she sent me, here is a shot:


And here is a shot of the soup I sent to her:
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And now on to the creations:
Natures Beauty
 I bead embroidered the focal piece. I had to make the beautiful enameled butterfly button the main attraction. Made a clasp out of the button Karen sent, and earrings to match. So a little embroidery, a little wirework and a little stringing.



Simplicity

I wanted the lampwork to stand out, so I made a simple necklace using a little wirework to attach the beads. Also made earrings to match!
You can see the rest of the participants by going here: http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/2013/04/7th-bead-soup-blog-party-2nd-reveal.html

50 comments:

Debi said...

Hi Tracey - I'm so glad I stopped by to see your fabulous beadwork! I love it! You did a wonderful job of highlighting the butterfly.

PiPa said...

I love the first necklace so much, great work!

m.e. said...

Wow what a big bag of soup you had to work with !
Every piece you made turned out delicious!

brandi said...

~both soups gorgeous in colors and textures...amazing detail work you have done...the butterfly sits beautifully on her background...much love light and blessings~

Amy S. said...

Just absolutely stunning!!!! I adore that necklace with the butterfly!!!!

Designed by Vera said...

Since I am a purple freak!!! and I love butterflies this piece is outstanding!!!! Great work!

Jo-Ann said...

Love the bead embroidery focal, the butterfly looks amazing on it.

Moobie Grace said...

Your bead embroidery is magical...love the gorgeous butterfly!

YaY! Jewelry said...

lovely work....nicely done! Kristin Oppold

K Hutchinson said...

So creative! I love all your pieces! You showed how sweet and simple but gorgeous a piece can be but also how detailed and fabulous that butterfly piece could be! LOVE IT!

EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC said...

Love all the various styles you used to create that first necklace - wonderful piece! Awesome use of your soup goodies!

Whimsy said...

I'm always in awe of folks that can do bead weaving. I wish I had that level of patients. You did very beautiful work.

Karen Williams said...

How beautiful! It's always such fun to see what someone else would do with items from my stash. Your bead embroidery pendant is gorgeous!

Really like what you did with the Julsbeads too! :)

Fire Phoenix said...

You've created jewellery that are polar opposites - the intricacy of the first necklace, and the simplicity of the second, and earrings. Love the iridescent colours in the first piece!

Mags said...

Oh yes, two very different pieces, both so lovely and bring out your talent!

Sherri Stokey said...

How creative - I love it when you can so totally transform the pieces into something amazing!

Sea of Dreams said...

Beautiful designs! I love the beaded pendant with the butterfly!

bailaora said...

all projects are great, but the first necklace is my favourite!

Katy said...

I just love what you did with your pendant in the first necklace. Beautiful!

Chris said...

I have been wanting to try bead embroidery and your piece has totally inspired me. Very unique and sensitive work!

Audrey Bélanger said...

Loooove what you did with the butterfly !

Kepi said...

I love Nature's Beauty...the butterfly is so pretty. Beautiful pieces.

Lupe Meter said...

Wow, your bead embroidery is gorgeous! Awesome designs! Nice job!

Karen Mitchell said...

The bead embroidery is gorgeous.

Becky Pancake said...

Tracey your bead embroidery is lovely. You made good use of your soup.

kathy stemke said...

Great jewelry!
I’m in the third reveal. Can’t wait.
http://vintagememoriesjewelry.blogspot.com
kathy

Ginger Bishop said...

The soup you were sent is lovely, and you made it fantastic with the creation of that butterfly piece. Your other pieces are beautiful. The first piece is simply stunning. Excellent work.

Shaiha said...

I am in awe of your skills. That focal is flat out incredible!

Just Beads said...

Beautiful pieces, especially I love the second. Realley nice and pure.

Cris Peacock said...

Lovely Tracey! The bead embroidery on the butterfly is just beautiful! And the lampwork necklace is perfect!

Rachel said...

Wow, I love everything you made! The bead embroidered piece is stunning, and I just love the lampwork necklace and earrings. Great work!

Karin said...

Beautiful work! Congrats.

Michelle Tucker said...

I love your butterfly focal! Beautiful!!! The pieces with the flameworked beads are wonderful, I love that you kept them simple to keep the focus on the beads!

coffeeaddict said...

beautiful work! the teeny butterfly added to the focal is just adorable :-)

Micheladas said...

GORGEOUS!!! I love your beadwork

A Polymer Penchant said...

So pretty! I especially like how the butterfly sits on the focal as if it's just stopping for a quick visit.

Carol D. said...

Two very different pieces and they are both great.

Susan Bowie said...

Stunning work. Simply stunning.

said...

I love the first necklace, I would wear it!
I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP... so much fun!
ciao dall'Italia

Nan Smith said...

Beautiful creations-I love all the pieces you made.

Libellula Jewelry said...

You made such a lovely use of your Bead Soup. The butterfly focal necklace is such a great combination (vintage & modern) and the lampwork necklace is beautiful, too.

ACBeads said...

Despite differences in styles (elaborate vs simple), both are beautiful necklaces. Excellent work.

CraftyHope said...

All of your creations just SHINE! They are beautiful. Well done.

one-eared pig said...

Definitely love the butterfly focal! So delicate and pretty!

Jean A. Wells said...

I really enjoyed looking at your bead work. It is beautiful. You really did a great job.

Klaudete said...

Lovely pieces, but the best part is that clasp! how original!

Kathy Lindemer said...

Your beadwork is amazing. Gorgeous pieces!

Bobbie said...

I love it! Embroidery, stringing, wirework -- a little bit of everything, and everything came out so beautifully! I'm sure Karen was thrilled with the vision and creativity you brought to her soup!

Patricia Johnson said...

Beautiful pieces and so many techniques. You did a wonderful job!

Katie N-N said...

Really stunning. Both pieces are well done!