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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bead Soups here! The Big Reveal!

Welcome to the 4th Bead Soup Party Reveal... there are 362 particpants from 5 continents and 21 countries... that's a lot of soup!
What I Received !

What the necklace looks like on a human, although there are family members that question the fact that I am human!
I took this picture ..it's hard  to keep a  camera flat in a mirror....

The toggle got turned into earrings, since I had another one just like it and it was much to small for the finished necklace

The necklace on a mini mannequin
strand #1 : I used the focal the Czec crystal beads and the kyanite beads, I also used some labradorite beads and some of my lampworked beads, this strand is knotted using cobalt blue stringth....  this is a link to the focal's maker!

strand # 2 is free form peyote using blue nymo thread and  any beads that I thought were even close to the right colour got incorporated into this strand!

strand #3 is kumihimo done with size 11 seed beads on sewing thread  I think strand 3 took somewhere between 24 and 36 hours to do and after I was half done I really thought that one of the threads should have been blue beads .. but there was no way I was starting over!

What my partner Ann did with the beads I sent her is here (#288)

&   here is a list of all the bead soup participants.  (I'm number 23)

80 comments:

Jenni said...

The necklace looks fab both on you and the mannequin! Kumihimo...I would like to try that one day....sounds like I may not have the patience ...great effort to do all that.
jenni

moonlitfantaseas said...

I love the earrings! and the necklace is very cool! I love kumihimo!

Barbara Lewis said...

Very original! Love all the techniques you used for the necklace and the toggle earrings are the bomb!

la mar de bonita said...

Very extraordinary pieces - both the necklace and the earrings. I love your style!
Greetings, Michi

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Love the necklace - stunning. Love what you did with the clasp, turning it into a pair of earrings - ingenious!

Jo said...

Just lovely! The beading must have taken you hours! I love the earrings - using the clasp like that is a great idea.

earthlyjewels said...

Wonderful creations!

Tracy said...

Beautiful designs, I especially love the earrings.

BluMoon said...

Love the necklace Lynne and what a neat idea for the earrings I don't think I would have thought of it, clever girl!
Jackie

Karen Williams said...

My favorite technique - freeform peyote! :) Had to pull up all the larger pics to take a closer look. The combination of the three strands really works. Lovely

And I love the toggles turned fishbone earrings - made me smile!

Laurie's Jewel Box said...

I love the layers you made on the necklace. Great idea of adding kumihimo to the necklace with the beads.

Ann said...

Great. Extremely creative use of the toggle too:) That necklace is really a showcase, not only of beads but of techniques.

Deci said...

Toggles for earrings! Wow, so creative! Love it!

Noemi said...

What an idea to make the toggles into earrings!
I hope you can get your flight to Spain. And you are right, I am on the other side of the country.
If you get to come, enjoy! Barcelona is my favourite city in the world (maybe Cape Town goes alongside).

susie said...

What a beautiful soup you made my friend, your work is truly stunning!! Thanks for sharing & all I can say is yummmmmy!!!

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I love the earrings, very creative! I love kumihimo, very nice job.

Pam @ The Blue Between said...

what a lot of work - and it certainly looks great on a human! That focal really steals the show! Funky fun earrings too :)

EmandaJ said...

Hi Lynn, I love what you did with your soup mix! I have been enjoying the glass hearts you sent me some time ago -- they have been made into some beautiful knitter's stitch marker/pendants.

Enjoy the hop,
Emanda

http://artemisiastudio.blogspot.com/2011/09/bead-soup-reveal.html

ladyhawthorne said...

Great job, who would have thought of using clasps as earring components? Just wonderful.

Karyn B said...

What a clever way to use the toggle on those earrings! Great pieces!

Laurel said...

The multi-strand necklace is lovely, and I really like the earrings made with 2 sets of toggles!

Christine Altmiller said...

these are gorgeous! but the earrings are so funky-cool! love them!

cw said...

very unique, great idea for the earrings

Pretty Things said...

I am SO sorry for being late -- today our internet provider decided to crash. My stress level is through the roof, to say the least! They're still working on it, but it's like dial-up.

How really cool what you did with the earrings! And I love the intricacy of the necklace -- but it's not overpowering because there's not a craziness of colors. Well done!

I hope you'll participate again!

Love, Lori

B. R. Kuhlman said...

What beautiful design work! Totally love what you came up with. Great job!

Holly said...

What a gorgeous necklace!! So much work too :) Love it! And using the toggle for earrings? Talk about original! Very cool!

Lori's Glassworks said...

Nice! You have created a terrific piece of wearable art. I like your use of color and texture. Thank you for sharing your artistic process with us. Cheers!
Lori

Shay Stone said...

Great job and a fun piece!

T... said...

very nice, love the earrings

Lupe Meter said...

Nice job on your creations! Lovely pieces!

Maggie said...

What a fun necklace! I love multistrands.

Cindy Cima said...

Very nice job and those earrings are very cute!!

Lara Lutrick said...

Really love how you turned the clasp into earrings. Very creative.

Jennifer Cameron said...

Love the earrings! The necklace is cool too, but the earrings speak to me, say sweet nothings in my ears, and tell me how clever you are for using toggles like that.

Carrie said...

What a show stopping long piece you have a made. I struggle with long necklaces. I love that you combined so many techniques in one.
Carrie T.

Natalie Monkivitch said...

Yummy, its one of those lovely necklaces that make me want to feel it IRL.... lovely!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

You've created a mixed media tour de force! Gorgeous! (and I for one, don't question if you're human - lol!)

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Lovely work putting All of those beads together! Nice combinations!

Christine said...

All unique & lovely designs! I'm impressed w/your Kumihimo - very pretty!

Alice Craddick said...

I gotta say the earrings kick butt! They are funky and fun- what a great idea!
Alice's Beads and Baubles

I LOVE color! said...

Great tri layer necklace and clever earrings.
Be Blessed to be a blessing

Marianna said...

beautiful!!!

Sandra said...

I love the multistrand necklace (so many techniques used in the same piece), but, wow, it certainly does look heavy. The idea to use the clasp for EARRINGS is win - what a coincidence you had a second one just like it around~!

Marie Cramp said...

Lovely!! The earrings are the most original use of a toggle I have ever seen :)

Charlene said...

Very nicely done!

KayzKreationz said...

It turned out very nice. I like all the strands together. And the earrings out of the toogle are so cute. that's a very pretty toggle. Nice.

Andrea said...

Fabulous earrings. I love peyote and kumihimo and I loved the way you combined them.

Elizabeth said...

Love it All!! The earrings with the matching clasps looks very oriental in design!!! love it all!!

Elemental Mercury said...

Love your bead soup and what you did with it!! Great colors and wheee! Kyanite!!

What a great idea: toggles for earrings! I've never seen that, original and super cool.

Laura Twiford said...

Wow those toggle earrings are so cool! And I love that focal! Great soup

Mylene said...

Oooh, I do love those earrings. Great idea to turn the clasp into earrings!

Skye said...

omg! I LOVE that you used the toggle for earrings!

Birgitta Lejonklou said...

A gorgeous necklace indeed !!! lovely soft colors and interesting structures JUMM

bwheather said...

Great colours to work with and I just love the main necklace, too. ;-)

Serena Trent said...

You did a great job and the earrings are awesome!

Beadaholique said...

Wow! I love it! Especially those uber-unique earrings, how clever! Love that you incorporated kumihimo as well :)

Bobbie said...

I really love what you did with the earrings - and how funny that you had a clasp just like it in your bead stash! Just another sign that Lori did a great job matching up partners, huh?

pinkchapeau said...

Nice work on the necklace, and great idea to use the toggle for earrings!

pinkchapeau said...

Beautiful technique on the necklace, and I love the idea of using the toggle for earrings!

m.e. said...

Lovely necklace !
Great use of the toggle!!!
I am definitly "borrowing " that idea!!! LOL!
Great Soup!
m.e. :)

Molly Alexander said...

What a stunning necklace - I love the unique asymmetrical design with absolutely yummy colors. Great job! :)

Aquariart said...

You really worked hard cooking up that one!! the focal is fabulous and so unique I had to go look at the maker. I really love how you made earrings out of the clasps!! very creative.

Jennifer said...

Wow! What labor intensive soup! You really committed time to that one!

SueBeads said...

Wow - love the work and technique you put into everything! Love the funky earrings!

Sweet Freedom said...

Lovely beadwork - looks very detailed!

Sweet Willow Designs said...

Fantastic with nice layering

gail vanderster-zwang aka angelmoose said...

you made a true piece of art! enjoy it,!

CraftyHope said...

Wow! What a really interesting design! It goes well with the focal you received.
I find it funny that you received a clasp exactly like one you had as I've never seen a toggle like those before. Your design for the earrings is awesome! I love the unusual shape the toggles give them. Very cool!

Regina said...

Very clever your earrings. Love how you used the clasps. Necklace is so pretty too, great work!

IAM said...

Wow that necklace must have taken a LONG time! Very cool!

Wings N Scales said...

The word that comes to mind is FUNKY...I love them...beautiful pieces..

Mary K. McGraw said...

Great earring made with the toggle, very creative, Love all the texture in the necklace.

SoulsFireDesigns said...

What pretty pieces! Well done soup :)

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Beautiful collection. I really love the earrings-fantastic design! Nice work.

Terri said...

Totally drawn to the earrings! Way cool! The beads on that necklace are amazing! Soup-er job!!!

maneki said...

Very pretty jewellery! I really like the earrings, they look very cool. Well done!

Beadroe said...

Love the earrings, very original idea using two clasps.

chicandfrog said...

It was a great idea turning the toggle into earrings. That's really unique!
Ambra

Manuela said...

Such an intricate work - I love the necklace and the earrings too. Very unique.

Looks like you had a lot of fun.

Bonita Bead said...

Nice creations with the bead soup. I love layered necklaces. Were you surprised to get the toggle? Great idea to make them into earrings. They are very cool and just my style.
Linda