Saturday, September 17, 2011

BSBP Reveal

I just returned from a trip after being gone for 2 weeks.  I worked on this necklace when I had a chance, which was only one day while I was away.  I used the focal and the clasp with some of the beads she sent in this necklace along with, of course, seed beads!    I am working on another piece using more of the pieces Holly sent me.  I'll post it soon, so check back to see it.  



The Bead Soup Blog Party was a lot of fun.  This was truly a bit of a challenge for me using the focal bead, but I am happy with how it turned out.  I love the copper color and the earthy tones in this with just a bit of glass in the combination.  Nice selection Holly.  

I just started looking at all the reveals and love the diversity that's displayed.  Such beautiful beads and nice work.  Great eye candy!  So inspirational.  I love reading all the blogs and feeling so welcomed by the authors.  Thanks so much to Lori for creating this great opportunity to meet such wonderful and talented people.  Please check out the beautiful works here.  And go see what my partner Holly at Silverrose Designs created with the beads I sent her.  I love what she did! 

61 comments:

Lupe Meter said...

Love your necklace...stunning! Can't wait to see more!

Lori's Glassworks said...

Wonderful! You have created a terrific piece of wearable art. I like your use of color and texture, and I love how you used the copper focal. Thank you for sharing your artistic process. Cheers!
Lori

Maggie said...

What a gorgeous copper piece you had to work with. You did a great job! Beautiful.

Cindy Cima said...

I love what you did with the focal piece - turned out wonderful!

Shay Stone said...

I love your addition of seed beads and what a fun focal to play with! Very nice :)

Wendy said...

What a unique focal! You design is lovely! Great job! :)

Shyme said...

Lovely necklace!

T... said...

very nice, love the design

Christine said...

Stunning piece - beautiful bead work!

Therese's Treasures said...

Beautiful I love your design!
Therese

Holly said...

Barbara! I love what you did with your soup! The addition of your lovely seed bead work is just stunning :) I can't wait to see what you come up with for the second piece, partner of mine! :)

I LOVE color! said...

Just a lovely simple design. I too love copper/
Be Blessed to be a blessing
CopperCandyJules@etsy.com

Sally Anderson said...

That's one gorgeous necklace! I really love the copper. You did a great job!

B. R. Kuhlman said...

Your design turned out amazing! Totally love that copper focal and the little dangle beads. Great job!

Courtney said...

Very beautiful! Love the color and texture. Congrats.

uptwnsh said...

Your piece is just gorgeous!

Lori Anderson, Pretty Things said...

Your worked that focal into such a lovely piece! I love how you framed it, too!

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

Love, Lori

BackstoryBeads said...

What a wonderful soup you were gifted with, and I love the necklace you created. I will look forward to seeing more.

Linda said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous! I love how you combined your seed beading with the focal.

Lori Bergmann said...

What a STUNNING necklace! I love it!

Marie Cramp said...

Wonderful! Love the focal!!

Mylene said...

Barbara, you did a great job working with the focal. I wouldn't have known you'd found it difficult to work with if you hadn't said anything - you've come up with a beautiful, well designed piece of jewellery. Great job!

Alice Craddick said...

Yes I can see what you mean by a challenge with the focal but you did a GREAT job. I also like the glass beads on either side of the focals- Your second piece is nice also. I am glad you had fun.
Alice's Beads and Baubles

Alice Craddick said...

Ok so I looked at the close up and those are NOT glass beads on either side of the focal- they are Peyote beaded beads with lentils. I simply MUST know how to make them...Is that something you can share with me/us???? PLEASE!
Alice's Beads and Baubles

Laura Twiford said...

I LOve this, I think it is one of my favorites so far, I would be wearing this , no doubt!

Natalie Monkivitch said...

WOW, this is just fantastic. Lovely necklace with awesome soup!

Birgitta Lejonklou said...

A very tasty soup GORGEOUS !!
What a wonderful pendant You got and such nice seed bead work You created to show it <3<3<3

Jo said...

A lovely necklace - I do like all the different textures.

Fire Phoenix said...

Lovely necklace!

Sandra said...

Oh wow. I love both necklaces you made, but the first one is a real eye catcher. It's totally something I'd wear myself, so beautiful!

Marianna said...

both necklaces are awesome! Great job! really love all the textures and color!

Kate said...

Love the focal and other copper work. Great piece!

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

Beautiful copper focal! You created a beautiful piece!

Beadaholique said...

Very nice soup, Barbara!

Kristi Bowman said...

A lovely necklace, beautiful ingredients used very very well!

Snazzy Doodle Designs said...

I really like the second necklace. Lots of details

LeeLu Creations said...

Love it! Very boho.

Tracy said...

A lovely piece.

m.e. said...

I love it !!!
makes me think of a
Very Glamorous gypsy!
Great soup!
m.e. :)

Kristen said...

I love what you did! So unique and yummy!

BluMoon said...

Lovely necklace!

KayzKreationz said...

That focal is great and I like the dangles you put on it to enhance it. Very nice

Skye said...

you did a great job of pulling it all together :)I'm not much for beaded beads ( probably because I couldn't make the darned things to save my life >.< )but I really love the rest of it :)

Molly Alexander said...

Both of your designs are beautiful! The color combinations and designs perfectly compliment the copper components. Great job!

Bobbie said...

I love that you incorporated beadweaving into your piece - I'm a weaver too, so it's great to see how you blended everything together. Congratulations on a great necklace!

SueBeads said...

Great job!

bwheather said...

This one is just great. Love the copper focal. ;-)

Stacey said...

A very rich - rather royal - pice! Beautiful work!

Sweet Freedom said...

That copper focal is wonderful, and I love what you've done with it!

Sweet Willow Designs said...

Lots of movement in this piece. Very nice.

Menno Jeweler said...

This necklace is really beautiful...love the colors! Nice work!

Jennifer said...

I love the aqua and greens with the warmth of the copper!

Wings N Scales said...

How pretty! Love the colors and the beads...

DaviniaDesign said...

Love the dangles in the necklace.
Gorgeous!

Barbara said...

Thanks to everyone that left a comment here. I truly appreciate your kind words. This was so much fun and I do hope I can do the next one too! Everyone's work is exquisite and creative. Nice work by all.

Cory said...

Love your piece...what a great focal,

Thanks for visiting and for leaving kudos.

SoulsFireDesigns said...

What a beautiful necklace! I love the way you totally complimented the focal, didn't distract at all. Wonderful!

4His Glory Creations by CJ said...

Love your design, the colors are calming, and I love the copper focal. Just glorious!

CraftyHope said...

Sorry I'm so late in visiting, but I've been hopping around all over the place. Fortunately for being late I was able to check out the new addition! Both of your pieces are really pretty. You did a great job with the soup from the wonderful Holly!

Terri said...

Beautiful and I really like the dangley bits! You did a Soup-er job with your Soup mix!

maneki said...

Lovely necklaces! My fave is the first one, I really like the mix of bead weaving and copper elements. Lovely colours, lovely design. Great job!