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Friday, May 09, 2014

The Bead Soup Blog Hop

TIME  for the Bead Soup Blog Party Hop  REVEAL!  Let's all give Lori Anderson great big heart felt THANK YOU for the great job as we  all know what she has been going through.
I want to thank my BSBH partner Tina Holden over  at   TINA'S BLOG
     for the fabulous selection of beads, findings and trims she sent me... My all time fav. colours of lime, turquoise and copper with a touch of red introduced for contrast!!  I managed to use all but a few of the beads... just ran out of time.
 
The first piece that I made incorporated the beautiful focal pendant. I made some dangles with the Red coral, new jade, nephnite jade nuggets & chrysoprase buttons, and indian glass (hope I got that right!)
 

the  NECKLACE

the dangles  a closer look

 

hand forged clasp and wire wrapped    ends

 

 
The next piece I designed was a knitted bracelet  ( 28 gauge wire) using the Spotted Jade and the  reproduction  old coin handmade Button clasp, I crocheted a loop to wrap around the button and   I added a square turquoise stone in the middle to nicely balance out the large button
 
hand made button clasp
 
 
 


Here's the 3rd piece I designed: I made  lots  of dangles by flattening the ends of 20 gauge copper wire to make head pins and added the dangles to the chain that Tina sent.

the necklace

a closer look
 
Still had some beads & a bit of chain left so made some ear rings to go with my necklaces.
 I have worn these already and could have sold them.. but I didn't... love them!!
a closer look
 Here's a list of all the  PARTICIPANTS click here   and please visit them! 
 
And that's all folks.. hope you liked them as much as I do and Thanks for dropping by
 


P.S.  this is what I started with
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42 comments:

Sarah said...

Those are just beautiful - I love the bracelet in particular!

Mags said...

It's a wow for a bracelet, knitted very interesting way!

Shaiha said...

Great use of your ingredients! Just love the bracelet.

Tina Holden said...

Fay!!! I love what you did with the beads. You made the pendant the focal point and love that the full necklace itself doesn't distract from that by adding only the red to the dangles for contrast. Great use of the Button!!...and all the beads for that matter!
Here is what I made with yours...forgive the title in my link, I had trouble with my windows live writer.
http://beadcomber.blogspot.ca/2014/05/i-planned-on-publishing-this-right-at.html

vovsblog said...

Such lovely work well done!

Jean A. Wells said...

Wow, that knitted bracelet is amazing, but that first necklace is gorgeous too. Love the way you fixed the focal with all the dangles down from it. And the asymmetry of the cubes. All of it is just beautiful. Great job.

Karen Mitchell said...

Great pieces! Very interesting bracelet.

Kelly said...

The vibrant colors of the first necklace are perfect. I love those blue and green nugget beads, and the way you used them. You may have inspired me to try crocheting again. Lovely work.

Tammy Adams said...

You made magic with your soup. That focal necklace is my favorite. Love me some beaded dangles.

Divya N said...

really pretty pieces

Mary Ellen said...

Beautiful work! I really like the knitted bracelet and am love with the coin-button clasp! Beautiful.

Pat Haight said...

Love them all but I have to say the bracelet is probably my favorite☺

Debi Dufrene said...

Simply stunning what you did with a fab soup!

Kepi said...

Gorgeous gorgeous I am in love with your work, OMG that first necklace is breathtaking!

Kumi Fisher said...

Never tried knitting wire but you have inspired me! Using the coin as a clasp added just the right touch! Beautiful work!

Bev said...

Love the beadwork in your bracelet and love the earrings you made. Lovely pieces!

Deb Fortin said...

that focal is amazing and i love the tassel you made to go with it.

Hannah Trost said...

the knit bracelet has great color and texture! really love that design!

Ghislaine said...

I really really like that first necklace, very boho-chic! and what gorgeous color combo you picked!

Pepita said...

Very lovely pieces, my favorite is the first neclace - good choice of color and textures.
Alenka

Bonnie said...

I love all of your creations!

Susanm said...

Really beautiful designs - love how each piece complements the others. You made good use of a lovely ingredients.

Penny Neville said...

Your colors are some of my favorites too!! I love everything you created I have never tried to crochet with wire, do you use a finer gauge? I am going to have to do that! I am loving the cube beads in the first necklace!! They add a wonderful detail to the design!

Leanne said...

Really like the multi strand necklace and the knitted bracelet is beautiful - Great job with everything!

Valerie said...

Beautiful design! I love all the dangles. Your bracelet is stunning!

Jo-Ann said...

Love the pops of red from the coral beads.

Christine Hansen said...

Fab bead soup, indeed! LOVE that wonderful necklace - oh, the composition, colors, and details are woven together so beautifully! The bracelet is scrumptious too - and you get extra points from me for tackling wire crochet. The last necklace is such a cheerful piece - lots of bright happy color and movement. You cooked up some fine pieces here!

bailaora said...

so intresting pieces-crochet bracelet my fav!

WindDancerStudios said...

You know I think this is the first time I've ever seen the clasp end on a wire crochet cuff. Thank you for showing that. Great soup!

adlinah said...

That wire crochet bracelet must have taken lots of work. Love the first necklace and the earrings are darling.

Just Beads said...

Wow, the bracelet is amazing! I'm falling in love...

Becky Pancake said...

Hi Fay, Looking at your blog I have to say you make awesome fused glass artist. You showcased the beautiful focal that you received perfectly. Wow knitting with wire is very creative and I am impressed.# 3 is bright and cheerful and I like it too. Your blog name is catchy.

Anvil Artifacts said...

Great job on all of your pieces! The knitted bracelet is my fav. Nice touch adding the turquoise bead for balance.

la mar de bonita said...

Nice cooking, Fay! I love that combination of turquoise, green and vibrant red in your first necklace - thats an eye-catch for sure!

Veralynne Malone said...

Excellent soup Fay! I love all the pieces...I would hate to have to choose....though I do seem to leaning to the last necklace...Great job!

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L. K. said...

Everything is so cool! I really like that knitted bracelet. I"ve tried knitting with beads and it's not easy to make it look good. I gave up. You make it look easy.

Jeanne @ Gems By Jeanne Marie said...

All fabulous pieces! I really love the knit bracelet and the multistrand necklace!

PiPa said...

Beautiful pieces but that knitted bracelet just blew my mind! Insane! Gorgeous!

CraftyHope said...

Those colors are indeed wonderful together. Even better are your creations. That first necklace is killer. I like the way you made the tassel for it especially. Lovely work!

Heidi Kingman said...

What beautiful work, Fay!! I don't know if I have a favorite -- but I especially love the colors and textures pulled together in that first necklace, and the bracelet is very cool!

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Barb Fernald said...

That wire knitting on the bracelet is really inspiring! I love the dangle-y-ness (is that a word?) of your two necklaces and earrings. Very eye catching in a most pleasing way. Beautiful pieces.