Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bead Soup Reveal!







Good morning everyone its my turn for the bead soup reveal, the top photo shows what Lisa, of Lucid Moon Studio, sent me.

I made two necklaces and I still have leftovers, the good kind. In the first necklace I wanted to show off the copper discs that Lisa etched, so I made some enamel discs in bright colors for contrast. I used all of Lisa's chain that she included, there is copper chain in the back and brass chain in the front, mixing these metals totally works. Lisa I think you should include some of your etched copper in your supply shop.
In the next necklace I started with the colors of the czech glass and turquoise stone that Lisa sent me. Turquoise and topaz are always a recurring themes in my lampwork glass beads, so of course I had a glass focal bead in my stash that worked perfectly. The Green Girl shibuichi toggle needed to be center stage, it is a wonderful warm color that works with copper or brass. I wire wrapped the stones and czech glass that Lisa gave me, and added some of my own copper chain.
I still have a beautiful Green Girl tube bead and tear drop turquoise stone, both of which I want to stand alone as pendants.
Thank you Lisa for giving me such great ingredients to work with, you knew my colors so well that I had all the ingredients on hand that I needed for this project. A big thank you to Lori for organizing this fun swap, I know it must have taken a lot of time. Please visit Lori's blog and visit the links to all of the other bead soup participants, if you are having a creative slump it is a great way to get inspired.

Wednesday beads will be late tonight (eastern time). It was all glass last week so it is all enamel this week, and I also have some enamel earrings for the jewelry shop.

I am going to be out of town for a long weekend, I am driving my 15 year old to Explo camp on the Yale campus, she will be there for three weeks!!! So I will not be able to get your orders in the mail until Tuesday, June 29th. I will still have internet access so if you want a custom order or have any questions contact me via etsy.

See you later.

47 comments:

Megilon said...

Both necklaces are beautiful! I love the design on both of them but I think the second is my favorite. Good use of the soup beads.

steufel said...

Both of them are wonderful! But I think Number One is my favorite!

Boot ~C said...

what a fabulous colour palette you started w/.bothe necklaces are great, love the chains

EmandaJ said...

Wow, these are beautiful, and for a bit of extra flair, you can wear them together! Yum!

Emanda

Gardanne said...

I know Emanda, I was wearing both of them around the house last night and it works.

Pearl and Pebble said...

Gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful. I love the beads Lisa sent you - really great colors! Love all the green and blue enamel:)

Patricia Wood said...

Oh! Both are delightful! Great colors, love them:)

Fire Phoenix said...

Like them both, but love the second one more - it's the clasp that did it for me :)

moonlitfantaseas said...

yummy soup! loved both of the necklaces second one a bit more though beautiful work!

diane hawkey said...

Beautiful! I love those color combinations.

Heather said...

Very nice way to focus on the etched copper. I like the simplicity of your designs.

Spirited Earth said...

both pieces are lovely.
nice job

Christine said...

OOooh! I love those! I really really like the colors of both, but that first necklace is just yummy! Beautiful work!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful! What great colours you have used. I love it!

Whitney Lassini said...

I can't decide which one I like more...they are both amazing!

Janet said...

Those are some really Wonderful beads she sent you! And the Green Girl findings are such a great gift!! I like what you made..all different and so wearable! Really well done job!!

Marie Cramp said...

Your pieces are gorgeous!! I absolutely adore what you did with the soup!! Yumm! I am up for a second helping!

Elisabeth said...

I love the colors - and love how the beads are set off by the chain.

Laurel said...

I would wear them together as well, being a "more is more" kinda gal! Lovely work!

Jo said...

I love both of your necklaces - I can't decide which is my favourite! The enamelled discs are great, beautiful colours.

Kate said...

Fantastically wearable pieces. Love them! Have a good trip.

Pretty Things said...

OMG OMG OMG. One of my favorites, for sure! You rocked that soup! I am so impressed!

Kella said...

Two beautiful pieces, I'm sure you'll create more masterpieces with the remainder of your soup.

Denise Yezbak Moore said...

What a great soup mix! I love your designs! Your use of chain is very creative.

Lucid Moon Studio said...

Anne, these are AWESOME!! Your enamel looks so good with the etched copper! Btw, I spent an entire day trying to etch more copper, but they never etched. I can't figure out why...only thing I can think is my solution isn't any good for some reason. I'll have to try again with new solution.

Your glass tube bead in the second necklace matches the beads perfectly! You did such a nice job showcasing the bird toggle too.

I already have people at my work bidding against each other for my bead soup designs...they LOVED your beads!

I'm so glad we were paired up :)

Silver Parrot said...

I love them both, but your enameled pieces with the copper disks are really outstanding. Great job!

Melissa Rappaport said...

so pretty!!!
P.S. ILOVE YOUR BEADS!

Marieke said...

Absolutely beautiful necklaces, both of them!

Regina said...

Love both necklaces, and the enamel discs are calling me! Beautiful work.

Round Rabbit said...

Wow, you had some gorgeous beads to work with! Lucky girl! And I love what you did with them - so colorful and vibrant. Excellent!

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Oh my how gorgeous is that clasp - so happy to see you used it as a focal of the piece. I love all the pieces you have created - well done!

Karyn

Kate said...

I agree, Lisa should list them! You got fabulous ingredients and made two lovely and interesting dishes with them. I can't wait to see what you do with our 'leftovers'! :)

Loretta said...

Beautiful colors in your necklaces. You did a wonderful job with your designs.

Cindy said...

Wow, you sure pulled together some gorgeous pieces here!!!! :-)

ViviBijoux said...

Lovely! Love the colours and the harmony of the piece...Great! smiles, Virginie

BahamaDawn said...

stunning piece!!! love the colors!

drachenei said...

Wonderful design. Lovely.

TesoriTrovati said...

I can really get into this soup. I love the textures and colors so much. I love that you could use some of your own enamel in there as well. Thanks for the soup! Yum!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Nicki said...

I love all things with chain. Very pretty.

Charlene said...

The colors in your soup are similar to mine and I love what you did with them. Beautiful!

one-eared pig said...

Very Pretty!

Patti said...

Beautiful!!

wildvanilla said...

Those are gorgeous!! I love your enamel work. Great job on both pieces. I think I like the first one best, but it'd be easy to convince me that it's the second one I like better.

Jen V. said...

Your enamel colors are soooo fabulous!! I love that you could whip some up to include in your soup pieces. Hope you enjoy the traveling long weekend!!

Anna Lear said...

Exquisite pieces! I am indeed inspired, especially by your color combinations. And your lampwork bead is wonderful; you worked it in just perfectly with what your partner sent you. YUM!

Michelle said...

Love all the green goodness! Both necklaces came out great!
Bead Happy!
Michelle

Lawrence said...

Fabulous pieces! I'm also inspired of the color combination. It made me feel like giving my daughter a treat of earrings of the same colors. I'll order some earrings from my friend here in our place and she can contact the copper and sheet brass suppliers in order to create some. Thanks for sharing!