September 16, 2011

My First Bead Soup Blog Party!!

Well the big reveal is finally here!  I've had some anxious moments making this piece.  I've had a very hectic couple of weeks at work and 14 charms to make for ArtBliss (I'm still not done :( and I'm struggling, since the order I placed to finish making my charms still hasn't arrived)  But enough about me....

First a couple more before pictures of the Focal and Clasp.



And my finished piece with the focal and clasp I received from Erin of Erin's Jewelry Creations.




I soldered the pendant and added a little bee.

 To help balance out the pendant from the weight of the bee, I added a jump ring and some dangles on the other side of the pendant.
I wish my pictures were better.  I ended up having to work until 8pm tonight, so I missed daylight when photographing this piece.

I really wanted more of an asymmetrical look.  I also wanted to put a darker patina on the piece, but I have just had so much going on and I was running out of time.  So I am not completely happy with it.  I may try to add a patina later.  I also WISH that I had soldered rhinestones onto the bee BEFORE I attached it to the pendant.  My original plan was to solder rhinestone chain onto the wings (Riki's tutorial here is AWESOME!  http://www.etsy.com/listing/81242609/how-to-solder-rhinestone-chain)





I can't WAIT to see what everyone else has done with their "soup"!!
 We'd love for you to Crash our party and join our Bead Soup Blog Hop and see all the other Bead soup creations.  Clicking on the link below will take you to our Host Lori Andersons list of participants
http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/
And click the link below to go see the gorgeous piece Lori created with the beads from her partner,  Manuela Wutschke
http://www.prettythingsblog.com/

I can't wait to see what Erin created with my bead soup!

47 comments:

coffeeaddict said...

you put a lot of thought and effort into this and what a wonderful design

Erin's Creations said...

OMG that looks gorgeous.:)

la mar de bonita said...

A very nice piece of art! I love the bee!
Greetings, Michi

susie said...

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

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

I love what you did for the focal! Beautiful piece!

KayzKreationz said...

I love what you did with the focal. That bee is so cute. And the dangles on the other side really set it off. Very nice.

Riki Schumacher said...

Oh Jules, you NAILED it, I love your piece so much. Definitely one of my favs! And thank you so much for the plug on my video! I am so glad it helped you learn to solder the rhinestone chain. Love your necklace so much, heck, just cement the rhinestones on if you still want them!! Hee hee. Hugs, and great job. Riki xo

Jenni said...

Love the metal around the focal...very cool and what a sweet bee addition. I also really love the large cool grey beads and wondering what they are?
lovely design.
jenni

JenniferJangles said...

I love how you wrapped the glass pendant. That is such a great idea. The piece turned out wonderful.

Cillaw said...

Wow you did a lot with what you had! Fantastic. I love how you added the metal around the focal that made it for me! Great work for sure!
Cilla

Maggie said...

What a lovely necklace! I love how all of the bits and bobs are kind of hanging here and there, looking unintentional, and yet such points of interest that I know had a lot of thought of placement behind them.

Lori Anderson, Pretty Things said...

That's cool how you put the pendant into a bezel and thanks for the link to Riki's rhinestone tutorial! Great work!

I hope you'll join me again! The new badge and dates will be on my blog tomorrow, Sept 19!

Love, Lori

Bobbie said...

I like how you took the components and put your own spin on them to make a lovely piece. Nice job!

CraftyHope said...

That really an amazing transformation of the pendant! Simply amazing. There's no way I would have come up with something so outside the box. Fantastic work!

Wendy said...

Very nice! You did a great job with your bead soup!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous focal and a beautiful design...nice work!

fireflymyst said...

Very pretty! I love the bee and the dangles added to the pendant! Way to Go!!

Shirley said...

As I posted on another blog, I don't do anything with metal, so I was blown away with the bezel on the focal! What a great idea. And very impressive with all those links, especially in such a time crunch. Hope everything goes well with your ArtBliss order. Blessings!

DaviniaDesign said...

I love the add-on on your pendant.

Amy said...

I love this funky piece! You did a great job iwth your soup ingredients!

Shay Stone said...

I love what you did with your soup! It's really a great piece!

I LOVE color! said...

I absolutly love your creation.
Be blesseb to be a blessing

hello gorgeous said...

I LOVE what you have created...the colours are fabulous and the look is amazing! ;o)

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx

Sweet Freedom said...

Love love love what you have done - the bee on the pendant is fabulous!!

Beadbug said...

I love all you have cooked up with your soup. Nice job with the design.

Fire Phoenix said...

This is really cute - if you really want to patina it (which will look great I think) you can always do that - I'd be interested to see it again!

Michelle's Style File said...

It has turned out beautifully!

x
Michelle
www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

Shaiha said...

I love what you did with the focal. Very unique!

Christine Altmiller said...

very very pretty!

Carol Tannahill said...

Sweet necklace! I love how you put it all together. Well done!

Debbie said...

Such tight wire wrapping work!! Love it!

Ann said...

The bezel for the focal and the bee are very very cool. I'm overwhelmed by it and you feel you need to do more:) I think we're all our own worst critics.

Christine said...

What a fun necklace - great piece of art to wear!!

Beadaholique said...

Julie! That is just the coolest thing, how you soldered around your pendant! You really did a phenomenal job :)

SoulsFireDesigns said...

What a cool piece! Very creative, the bee is fabulous :)

Stacey said...

Pretty pretty pretty! That bezel is a beautiful addition!

Terri said...

Cool design..love how it dances around the neckline. You added just the right elements to this. Soup-er job!!!

Ann said...

That's a fantastic way to showcase that focal. I love what you did. Your metal work is wonderful.

Terri said...

I thought I wrote a comment..I guess it didn't make it..I must of done something...anyway...I think I said something about me liking how the necklace danced around the neck line. It is really Soup- Cool!

Marie Cramp said...

Very pretty! :)

maneki said...

I love what you did with the pendant! The soldered edge is so pretty. The whole necklace is lovely too, of cause. Great job!

pinkchapeau said...

Really pretty...the bee is a perfect addition to the focal ...and your pictures are fine!!

Wings N Scales said...

Love this style of necklace. The beads are great! Beautiful!

Aquariart said...

Love the bee on the pendant!! nice touch.

chicandfrog said...

The bee added to the focal is so nice! I love the work you did with it.
Ambra

Sweet Willow Designs said...

Still making the rounds and tasting all the soups! Really nice the way you put all your pieces together. Great work.

oooLiekeooo said...

WOW!! I love it!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...