Saturday, April 13, 2013

7th Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal!!!

It's that time...time to reveal the jewelry I created with the wonderful soup my partner Cheryl sent me!!

Here's the scrumptious soup!

Here are my creations:



I had so much fun playing with the chain, and the leaves, and the pendant and all the amazing goodies!

The Russian serpentine pendant was simply and elegantly bezel-set, so I wanted to incorporate it into a simple design in a way that would do justice to the pendant's beauty without distracting from it. So I decided to use mainly chain for this necklace. I also used some of the agate beads Cheryl sent me, along with metal accents and a leafy toggle clasp from my stash.




I enjoyed creating this piece, especially because a) I don't usually work with chain, b) I tend towards symmetrical designs, and c) I don't usually mix metal tones. So I was definitely outside of my comfort zone, but I'm pretty pleased with how it came out. :) I asked my husband what he thought, and his response was, "It looks like an amulet of power."  Umm...ok, I'll take that as a good thing. ;)

I love the angel clasp Cheryl sent me, and I wanted to do something special with it, so I decided to design a bracelet around it. 

I  love the Czech leaves Cheryl sent! I call this bracelet "Earth Angel." One strand is composed of eyepin links, and the other is beaded on tigertail. 

I made a pair of earrings to match the necklace, but silly me, I left them at a friend's house. Sigh. The only picture I have of them is a selfie. (You might notice that I wear clip earrings--this is because my ears are allergic to just about every metal on the planet.)

And that's it! This was my first BSBP, and I loved it! Thanks so much to Lori Anderson for putting it on, and  Cheryl for being an awesome partner!

To check out what Cheryl made with the soup I sent her, visit http://www.renaissance-jewelry.blogspot.com/2013/04/7th-bead-swap-blog-party-reveal.html

35 comments:

  1. very nice !! I love the chain and the placement of the beads. The bracelet and the angel clasp are awesome !

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    1. Thank you!! Chain is just so fun to work with. :) Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  2. I love it ! Looks like you've been doing asymetrical all your life :)

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  3. super soup and perfectly done!congrats!

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    1. Thanks so much! I LOVE your pieces as well!!!

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  4. Great pieces and a lovely soup to work with

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    1. Thank you! :D I loved the soup. <3

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  5. Very pretty necklace ,earrings and bracelets you did a great job.

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  6. Beautiful designs. Well executed.
    kathy

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  7. Well Congratulations. I thing you made a lovely set for your first BSBP.

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    1. Thank you so much! I love the necklace you created too! :)

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  8. Your pieces are beautifully done! Great work

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  9. I love your incredibly creative mix of metal charms and findings! Your pieces are so elegant and meaningful :-)

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  10. Gorgeous bracelet. love your designs.

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  11. These are three beautiful designs. Congratulations.

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  12. Green is my favorite color, and I really love how you've incorporated the full spectrum of hues in these pieces. Beautiful artistry on the asymmetrical necklace.

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  13. beautiful pieces, I love the bracelet
    I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm partecipating for the 3rd time on BSBP, I love this funny party!
    ciao dall'Italia

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  14. This is a beautiful necklace. There is nothing like a beautiful gemstone to hang front and center on a necklace and you coordinated with it just beautifully. That is also a beautiful model that it is on. Great job!

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  15. Beautiful job! I especially love the bracelet!

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  16. I just love the necklace! Amulet of power is a fitting description.

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  17. Wow., you did beautiful work. I loved every piece!!!! But the necklace....oh la la!!!!!

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  18. Husbands aren't exactly the best encouragers sometimes, are they? LOL. My husband said that my necklace wasn't "balanced" enough. He didn't like the asymmetrical look. Oh well. I really like how the bracelet turned out.

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  19. Great work! The bracelet is so feminine.

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  20. The necklace looks incredible on, love the design.

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  21. Both your designs are beautiful. Especially like the asymmetry of the necklace. Very pretty bracelet. Gorgeous bead soup!!

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  22. Great job! I like the mixed metals in the necklace. And from what I can see of the earrings, they're beautiful too. Hopefully you can retrieve them! :)

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  23. Great job with your soup! Beautiful set...it looks great on you!

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  24. Nice work! You did such a good job of mixing the metals and making a multistrand necklace, which can be so tricky. You conquered the things that were outside of your comfort zone quite well -- Amulet of Power, indeed!

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  25. Beautiful designs. I love "earth angel". Green is one of my favourite colors and the combination with brown and silver is really great.

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