Friday, May 9, 2014

Bead Soup Blog Hop!

Hi everyone!!! Welcome back to my blog. This is the first time in a good long while I am posting a bead related update. I decided to once again participate in the bead soup blog hop. I was paired up with the wonderful and very sweet Valerie Norton on Hot Art for the second time! We both decided to keep each other even though we had been paired up once in the past. I have to say, Valerie completely spoiled me with the soup she sent. Here is a quick look:

She sent so much, there will be many more pieces coming from this beautiful soup. I even got chocolates and some great smelling hand lotion. Thank you so much Valerie!

Anyway, on to the creations, which is what you are really here for.

I call this piece Fly Free
I used the leaf pendant Valerie sent along with the temporarily strung strand of beads she sent. I loved the color combination so much, that I restrung it just as is. My sister Kim and I made the collage and I glued it to the leaf pendant. The 9 represents my favorite and lucky number, and the word Free was added to represent my new found freedom after divorce. Added a little wire worked drop to the end for interest.


The next piece I made is called Beaches and Cream
 I absolutely loved this Golem pendant Valerie sent, the colors are so peaceful and serene. I loved the beachy colors on the cream background (hence the name) and I added bone heishi beads making a chain using them and jump rings. Then I wire worked drops onto the chain, wove the ribbon Valerie sent through the antique brass chain sewing the ends. I loved the clasp so much, I put it nearer the front so it could be seen. I also added a Vintaj hummingbird to the pendant to tie it all together.



Last but not least, a matching pair of earrings. I used the lampwork beads she send, AB bead caps and made simple earrings.I plan to make many more pieces because I have a lot of leftover soup ingredients!! I had so much fun. Thanks again Valerie and Lori Anderson for making this possible.

To see the rest of the participants, go here:
http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/2014/05/8th-bead-soup-blog-party-participant.html

33 comments:

K Hutchinson said...

You pieces are so fun, hip, and beautiful! I had the best time working on my soup with you!

fulgorine said...

Lovely work.

sam Waghorn said...

Love the pieces you made, the fly free necklace is beautiful.

Tammy Adams said...

Beautiful work. And I really love the names you gave to your pieces.

Becky Pancake said...

Tracey the pendant that you and your sister made is cool but Beaches and Cream is my favorite. That Golem pendant is great.

Jo-Ann said...

Love the Golem pendant too. Necklace looks fab!

Chris said...

Nice usage of the soup! I like the collage bit with the filigree. Thanks for sharing the story too.

vovsblog said...

Such lovely work well done!

Debi Dufrene said...

Love the pieces you made with your wonderful soup. I am especially enamored of Fly Free. Wonderful!

Karen Mitchell said...

I love the necklace with the Golem pendant, it's gorgeous!

Divya N said...

I like the first necklace - how you have done a collage on top pf the filigree - very pretty

roomforchange said...

Fly free like your gorgeous necklace!! That Golem pendant with the bird looks wonderful too!

Kumi Fisher said...

Love what you did with the Fly Free piece! Very pretty!

WindDancerStudios said...

You r heart necklace is so sweet, love it!

Kepi said...

I love how you used the bird and the focal, so pretty. You did an awesome job with your soup.

catseatdogs.com said...

I really like the way you have used the spotty pendant. Lovely.

bailaora said...

great pieces, especially the necklaces, congrats!

Valerie said...

Tracey, it was great swapping with you again! I love all your designs but my fave is the first one. I love what you created with the filigree heart and accent you made. I'm glad you liked the pre-strung bead strand (I loved the colors) Great job!

Genny said...

Beautiful job with your soup ingredients!

Sarah said...

Fly Free is absolutely amazing; romantic and playful at once. I think it's fantastic.

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

Love your designs AND the fact they represent an important turning point in your life, Tracey :)

Just Beads said...

Beautiful pieces all of them. I love "Beaches and Cream". That great!

Karin said...

Lovely work! I love what you did with the pendant in the bird necklace.

Pixybug Designs said...

I love the pieces you created and what a great soup you received from Valerie! I also LOVE what you sent her! The focals you sent are amazing!

PiPa said...

I love how you worked with the focals, they are so original! Awesome pieces

Ghislaine said...

you made a couple of GREAT necklaces here, of course reading about your lucky number now I have the 'revolution number 9' beatles song in my head, hahahaaa and of course a hooray on your new found freedom!
I really like how you used those heishi beads btw, somehow I never thought of them that way, thanks for that new insight! ;)

stregajewellry said...

Really like that first piece the best, perhaps because it is so meaningful. I like pieces with a "backstory". Both are beautiful.

la mar de bonita said...

Absolutely charming, Tracey! I love the vintage touch of both necklaces!

Dini Bruinsma said...

Love all the birdies jewellery and the names you gave to your soup...♥ sweet pieces♥

Barb Fernald said...

Cool beads in your soup! I love all you made with them, but especially the Beaches and Cream necklace.
Really nice designs!

Bev said...

I like the free necklace and how you incorporated the leaf focal and toggle. The other piece is another great use of the focal with the colors and bird as a highlight to that focal. Great job!

CraftyHope said...

ohhh, you made some really lovely designs. I'm especially partial to your Beaches and cream piece. Those colors are definitely right up my alley. And, the double strand makes it look so elegant. Beautiful!

bairozan said...

The collage piece is gorgeous - a beautiful message conveyed in a beautiful way! I also like the second necklace - it is minimalistic in spite of the mixed media but this has showcased the focal in a special way!