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Saturday, March 03, 2012

Here's the Bead Soup that I got from my partner Bonnie:

   www.jasper-moon.ca   the beads that I received from Bonnie were:
Lampwork beads.. 1 large focal & 2 matching beads,   tiny  black Swarovski bicone crystals, large black faceted beads. Lots of green rondelles.  Carved bone beads in cream & finally a silver square toggle!!!!  I have never worked with bone before so I was delighted to have a chance to incorporate them into  the piece!!  I had a vision in my mind of what I was going to do after thinking about it for a long time... I basically put them on the bead board & went from there... 

I  strung the main strand which includes the lampwork beads on some black steel wire (which I am loving to use at the moment) made a loop on each end to attach the diamond shape hematite chain to & also to attach  the smaller strand of rondelles,  carved bone beads, Swarovskis (also on black steel wire). I then wove some cream ribbon in the chain to pick up the cream colour in the carved bone!!!  I love how the hematite chain reflects the light.. I added some silver bead caps to the ends of the black faceted beads to add a little sparkle, they also pick up th silver colour in the square toggle.

This design is very fancy for me & something I have  not done before.  I usually do very simple designs,  but I would definitely consider making more of the same... I love the colours and black is always a welcome addition to the piece for a little  "POP".
Laying out a  design

the finished necklace

the earrings are a real deviation for me. I usually only use 1 or 2 beads, but I have found a new design  & I will definitely be making more of these babies!!!
I just LOVE  how the ear rings turned out

the finished necklace on the manekin.... It sits very well around the neck!
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51 comments:

Pelima Jewellery Design said...

Pop is right. They are like a bang too. I love the necklace.

Alicia said...

Fay, that's a wonderful design - I love multiple strands and yours has such a fresh view. I love the earrings too - simple, elegant, and matching the necklace so perfectly. You did a wonderful job!

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

It’s a very nice set!Congrats!

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

It’s a very nice set!Congrats!

Elaine said...

Your necklace turned out so elegantly! And the earrings all pretty and sparkly.

Elaine said...

Such an elegant necklace and the earrings are a fabulous sparkly complement to it!

Charis Designs said...

You've done a wonderful job of combining the colors and textures- and the earrings are adorable!

Alice said...

A beautiful piece that brings a spring afternoon to mind. I love the sweet earrings too.

Morwyn said...

Gorgeous design - love the soup!

Bonnie said...

OMG I love what you did with the bead soup that I sent to you! Super fantastic!!

Lori Anderson said...

I absolutely LOVE that necklace! I'm lousy at making multi-strand necklaces. Really great work!

I hope you join me again this summer!

Ann said...

Nicely done, a very elegant and pretty set. Love that focal.

WindDancerStudios said...

Love how those carved beads give it an organic feel but still has a classic look!

Sharon Driscoll said...

I've always found this shade of green so hard to work with but you've made it look easy. It's a beautiful piece.

Kristen said...

I love the colors in your soup and how you put it all together!

Jo said...

Lovely work! I find multistrand necklaces so tricky!

Shaiha said...

Lovely! That focal really pops.

Julie Anne Leggett said...

You know, I really like those earrings. You have inspired me to try using chain in mine (mine are usually one or two beads max).

jeanetteblix.com said...

I think the double strand necklace you created with Bonnie's beads is lovely!! I prefer to wear understated pieces too, but we all need to have at least a few sparkly pieces for a special occasion!

Skylar said...

Love this color combination! I don't think it's one I've ever tried but must say - I'm inspired.

Heidi at MyBeadTherapy said...

Beautiful and balanced design -- I love it! :)

Lisa Chapman said...

What a gorgeous design! I love your idea to use the steel wire. It really gives the necklace a beautiful shape. The earrings are great too! I love long earrings with lots of dangles and sparkle.

Loris Glassworks said...

Fay, I love what you received in your bead soup; you did a wonderful job of using the treasures. The necklace is just my style and I love the Lampwork focal. I also like how you used the clasp as part of the design, not just as a way to remove the necklace. Fabulous!
Cheers,
Lori D.

Mariposa said...

I love what you made with your beads!
Stunning! A real eyecatcher!

Lisa Michele Creations said...

Beautiful pieces..the color combos/fabrics/metals....look stunning together!

Andra said...

Yummy colors! I love the multiple strand look and it was great to see your thought process.

Milla Hope said...

Lovely pieces! Well done!

ShadeTree Studio ( http://www.shadetreejewelry.com/blog.html ) said...

Wow, you got some great soup to work with. The green,black and cream are a classy combination and you definitely did them justice. Great Job!

roomforchange said...

I love the set you created from your soup. The colour combination is great. Fantastic!

Rose said...

That is a lovely necklace! Loving how the green and black look together! And those earrings are beautiful!

Stacey said...

What a beautiful color combination you got to work with. Love that you got to work with the bone for the first time...love that we get to discover new things with this terrific Bead Soup! Your set is beautiful! Great work!

Elisabeth said...

Beautiful necklace - love the multi-strands

Charlie said...

I love the two strand necklace, what a great design. Beautiful!

jojosbeads said...

I love the multi strands and all the fab textures in your necklace. the ribbon through the chain too. Beautiful pieces :) x

KayzKreationz said...

The necklace and earrings both turned out great. I love all the dangles on the earrings.

Patti Van said...

This is beautiful! I am seeing more and more multi-strand necklaces and am falling more in love with them! The color scheme of your beads is so pretty! And yes...more earrings in this design! Love it!

Cindy Cima said...

Cool soup! Love the necklace and earrings you created!

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

You did a great job with your lovely soup. I love your earrings, really fun!
Sonya

Donna said...

So pretty. Love the green and black. Earrings and necklace make a perfect set.

Donna said...

Oops.. I forgot to include my Bead Soup site.

Donna
http://thisyearsdozen.wordpress.com/

Jean said...

You have done a great job with your soup. Love the toggle on the side, and the earrings tie it all together!!

Cathie Carroll said...

I love the earrings!
It's a very unusual color combination and you made some beautiful pieces with it.

PS- Kewlona is such a great place.
My husband came so close to being transferred there and we were both really excited.

Jean A. Wells said...

Your necklace is beautiful. I love the colors in it and those bone beads are wonderful. I really like your earrings too. Great job!

adlinah said...

So interesting to see how you and your partner both made a multi-strand necklace with your bead soup. And both included green beads! I think you did a wonderful job on the necklace and the earrings look fun to wear!

Kat BM said...

really nice set!

Ginger Bishop said...

Your work is definitely cool. Your soup piece yes, but also your captured china pendant.

LoriF said...

Beautiful earrings and necklace! Such a different color combination, I love it.
Good to see some Kelowna participation, I was brought up in Naramata :-)

CraftyHope said...

Both your necklace and earrings turned out so sweet. You did a great job with this challenge!

Jenn said...

Oh, yummmm! How elegant and beautiful!

Lizz said...

Instantly brought to mind Belleek china...the soft ivory complementing the Irish green of the beads and focal piece...beautiful job with that tough color...

Lizz said...

Instantly brought to mind Belleek china...the soft ivory complementing the Irish green of the beads and focal piece...beautiful job with that tough color...