17 September 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party!

Harvest Dance necklace; focal and toggle clasp by BSBP partner Barbe St. John
I love this resin and brass cowgirl toggle that Barbe made!
Thanks to a LOT of hard work by Lori Anderson, the Bead Soup Blog Party is here! As always, I had a great time working with the treasures that BSBP partner Barbe St. John of Saints and Sinners sent me; above is what I made from the awesome focal, toggle clasp, sari silk, and autumn-hued beads that Barbe picked out for me. I added in some striped glass rounds I found at Michael's the day before I got Barbe's package; the rest of the beads are from her and I still have some left over! Big thanks to Barbe for being so generous and for nudging me enough out of my comfort zone that I decided to just cut loose all expectations and play. Barbe, I hope you had fun with what I sent you, too, and thank you again, especially for the extra-special Albuquerque Wanderlust pendant! (I'll be showing that off soon; I'm composing a special piece just for me...)

Thank you, too, for visiting -- now it's time to blog hop! Go here for the full list of participants and their partners -- I know, that's a LOT of blog hopping, but you will love what you see! Enjoy the eye candy!

104 comments:

Jenni said...

What a wonderfully fun piece..love the name, too. The focal is just so eclectic and I love how you put it all together.
jenni

Regina said...

What a happy combination of colors and beads. Love what you have done with it.

Noemi said...

Lovely colours. And the clasp is great. It is a great looking necklace that does bring a lot of attention to it.

steufel said...

That is such a fun piece, it put a smile on my face the minute I looked at it, so cool!

Nadege, said...

I love the way you girls put these things together, so creative. It looks wonderful.

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Wow - that clasp is awesome! I love how you showcased it all. Love, love, love the colors! Stunning work!

earthlyjewels said...

I totally love the color! So fresh! Great job!

Tracy said...

Such a bold, bright and beautiful design - that focal is a stunner! Nice job!! :)

moonlitfantaseas said...

wow I really love the toggle on your necklace, it is so cool!

Kristi Bowman said...

Incredible creation Anna! So striking and that focal is so cool!!

SavonFeutré said...

Coooool°)

Alice said...

Love it! The colors and textures are wonderful!

Moobie Grace said...

Love the resin toggle & the colors you used to pull it all together!

Deci said...

The southwest really sparkles in your work.

pam ferrari said...

gorgeous design!

susie said...

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

Barbe Saint John/ Saints and Sinners® said...

I love it!!! I'm so glad you felt inspired to work with this different color & inspiration bead soup mix I sent you!!

I have mine up too, thank you so much for all of it!
xoxo

Green Shoot Jewellery Designs said...

What a gorgeous design, I love the beads you sent to Barbe as well. Fabulous soup!
Deb x

Heidi said...

That clasp is so awesome, I can hardly stand it. You did a fabulous job with your soup!

EmandaJ said...

You took my breath away! really!
We're all being pushed outside our comfort zones -- with amazing results!

Enjoy the hop,
Emanda

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

Karyn B said...

The color is so vibrant and wonderful, and this necklace turned out fantastic. Great job!

horimarika said...

Brilliant!

uptwnsh said...

Love the toggle and the bright morning colors! Great piece!

Ann said...

Love what you did with the clasp and components. It's highlighted beautifully.

cw said...

nice and bright, full of fun

Christine Altmiller said...

so bright and happy and wonderful use of the ribbon! love the toggle!!!

nikimeiners said...

very fun piece

Lori's Glassworks said...

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

Shyme said...

Lovely and colorful!

ladyhawthorne said...

That is just stunning!

T... said...

wonderful, what colour...and texture....

Lupe Meter said...

This necklace says party! I love the the clasp! Awesome job! Pretty necklace!

Christine said...

Great toggle to work with! You made such a fun necklace - so lively & bright!

Sally Anderson said...

Great job! Love it!!!

Maggie said...

That toggle is wonderful! Love the heart too!! What a fun a beautiful necklace.

Shay Stone said...

What great necklace you've created! It's just popping with color and fun :)

joeymoma93 said...

I love this piece! Fantastic job and the toggle is to die for!

Riki Schumacher said...

Oh, you and Barbe had some fun with this, love your piece too!! Great job. Riki

Wendy said...

Your necklace is fabulous! Love the colors and that cowgirl toggle is awesome! :)

Pam @ The Blue Between said...

wow, now that is a one-of-a-kind piece - how fun!! Great focal/clasp!

la mar de bonita said...

Oh, what an original idea! I love this bright yellow-orange, and what you've made with the silk! Very well done!
Greetings, Michi

BluMoon said...

What a great piece and a wonderful toggle most unusual!

Natalie Monkivitch said...

Wow. Loving the colours and how cool that focal looks on there.... fabulous!

Lois Moon said...

I love how you layered the chain, beads, and silk. You and your partner certainly are on the same wave length with silk. what a great soup you sent her!

Christine said...

So vibrant and beautiful! Love what you've done with the soup!

Rochelle M. Brisson said...

I literally said "Oooo" out loud when I saw this. So stunning!

I LOVE color! said...

Bright and happy love your creation.
Be Blessed to be a blessing

Therese's Treasures said...

Anna, I love your necklace the colors are so bright and happy!
Therese

Alice Craddick said...

what pretty yellow colors. The clasp is so special I am glad you worked it out to be in front. I would love to try dome of that silk ribbon!
Alice's Beads and Baubles

Boot ~C said...

what a fun clasp! I bet you wear this pice as least once a week this autumn :)

BackstoryBeads said...

Your necklace is a show stopper! Wonderful command of colors.

Marianna said...

Love everything about it! gorgeous color and design!

Lori Anderson, Pretty Things said...

What a WILD toggle! That would have blown my mind but oh how much fun to play with! You did a terrific job!

I hope you'll join me again -- the new badge and dates will be posted on my blog on the 19th!

Love, Lori

Sandra said...

Awesome clasp, it totally deserves to be shown off in the front where it can be see! Really nice color combination too and I'm starting to really lust for some of that sari silk ribbon by now. It's everywhere!

Marie Cramp said...

Fantastic colour and combination! It feels warm and summery! Love it!

Charlene said...

You did an awesome job, showcasing the clasp but yet allowing the pendant to also shine!

Here Bead Dragons said...

Vibrant colors, very beautiful
~cryssT

KayzKreationz said...

I LOVE the colors in that necklace. And being from Texas, I love that cowgirl clasp. Your really did it, the beads and the focal justice. Very nice indeed.

Andrea said...

Now I am ready for fall. Fabulous fun piece.

Kate said...

Awesome work as usual, Anna! Absolutely gorgeous!

Shirley said...

Stunning colors. Love the sari silk, it really sets off the rest of the necklace. That is a wonderful design, perfectly showcasing the focal and clasp. Awesome!

Beetique said...

Wow I love the finished piece. Wonderful and cheerful.

Millie @ ammjewelry said...

What happy colors...I'm loving this necklace!

LeeLu Creations said...

Truly a unique toggle! I love the colors together. Very creative.

JuLee said...

What a FUN toggle. Good job in showing it off in such a great way.

Jennifer Jangles said...

Really great necklace, I love how eclectic it is. I made a three strand necklace as well.

Pat Haight said...

Oh, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors! The necklace is gorgeous!

Laura Twiford said...

That is just the coolest toggle and definitely needs to be front and center just like you have it! perfect! Great soup

Jo said...

Such a fun necklace!

Steph L. said...

Great necklace! I love how you put the focal up front so you can see it.

Skye said...

Wow :) The colors really grab you! You did a great job of pulling it all together and making it into a beautiful piece!

bwheather said...

This is so colourful and fun. Great stuff. ;-)

Cory said...

Love, Love, Love...great combination of elements and color.

Beadaholique said...

This is really stunning! I love the sari silk, it adds that extra something. Barbe's cowgirl clasp is just too adorable!

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

Lovely! It's fun to step outside of one's comfort zone now and again!

Bobbie said...

That toggle is the bomb! And you did a great job using it - what a fun necklace!

Terry Matuszyk said...

I am absolutely in love with that necklace. The ribbon colors are beautiful, and that toggle is amazing. Lovely work!

Elisabeth said...

That clasp is TO DIE FOR! glad you put it front and center - great necklace!

Penny said...

That clasp is so unique and the colors that complimented it are amazing. I am in love with your necklace!

Serena Trent said...

I love the colors beautiful. I have one question, Y don't you show the beads she sent you before hand? Just askin. :)

m.e. said...

that is so much FUN!!!
I love every thing about this necklace !
It just makes me smile!!!
Great Soup!
m.e. :)

Aquariart said...

Wow, a burst of bright color, you woke me up! Love the cowgirl pendant and how you used the ribbon. Nice hearty heaping spoonful of soup!

Jennifer said...

The finished piece is as sassy as the cowgirl focal! Hats off to you!

SueBeads said...

Great job! I would have struggled for sure but you did an amazing job with that!

Janet said...

So Bold and beautiful!! Wow this is really beautiful! Youve done a great job with your Soup..Bravo!

Stacey said...

Gorgeous - that is such a FUN toggle. Love the bright ribbon and colors.

Lyn Foley said...

I really like how you used the clasp and focal for a big double focal effect. Good job.

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

I love that yellow! What a fun and unique piece! Beautiful work!

Sweet Freedom said...

Very colorful and detailed necklace! Looks like fun!

Sweet Willow Designs said...

The colors in this piece are really vibrant and wonderful. That toggle is to die for. Great job.

Mylene said...

Now that's a sunny and happy piece of jewellery... it brings a great big smile to my face! I love that you've used the toggle in the front - it really deserves to be part of the focal. Great piece!

diane hawkey said...

I love it, great colors!

Shel said...

This is so so so pretty!! I have a tough time with yellow for some reason - and you made me love it!!

CraftyHope said...

This is an amazing piece that you've created!! I adore how you were able to place that gorgeous toggle at the front with the focal. As well, the bright colors and sparkly beads are a feast for the eyes. Simply wonderful!

IAM said...

Love the color combo and the addition of the rockin' clasp :) So cool!

Cris Peacock said...

Yummy soup! Love how you used the pieces together.

Wings N Scales said...

WOW...I love the bold colors on this...beautiful piece...

Initial Charms said...

The spring summer season is very nice as it makes the color come out from the cupboard and the minds and hearts...sunshine is what you are longing for in winter and you really soak in the same light and color through summer and spring...lovely creation.

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Love it! Fun and beautiful!!

Line Labrecque said...

I just love your use of vibrant color. I would love to wear that for sure and the toggle is so cool.

Terri said...

Coolest toggle ever! Love your necklace and that you went with a bright color pallet. Soup-er job!

maneki said...

A lovely, colourful autumn necklace! That clasp is very cool and add a fun element to the design. Fab job!

chicandfrog said...

The focal is so nice and you did a great, bright work!
Ambra

Charlotte said...

Such a great design! Your use of color is very subtle, even though you're using bold color. That is, you've made it a bold-neutral!