April 27, 2013

7th Bead Soup Blog Party 3rd Reveal - Here I am!

  A warm welcome to my reveal of the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party! It's my second time participating in this huge project organized by the one and only Lori Anderson. Thank you Lori for giving us all this!

  My partner in this party was Birgit Klughardt of GitesBeads from Berlin in Germany. We've had a little troubled beginning as my package with the bead soup for her got lost (and then magically appeared after a month), but we've managed to work it out well. Let me remind you what she sent to me:




  As you can see - a bright and very challenging bead soup! I've made five pieces of jewellery and still have some beads left. Be prepared to see a lot of orange!!! 


  The first part of the soup I started to work on was the gorgeous bead-embroidered pendant. It has so many details and it's so rich by itself, so I wanted to keep the other parts quite simple. And it called beadweaving to me so loudly I couldn't go fo a different approach. I had some very hard moments with it and tried several options, but then finally decided for this (click on the pictures to enlarge):


   I have used the green spacers and the green butterfly seed beads from Gite's soup as well and made two faux turquoise triangles from polymer clay. The orange seed beads were from my stash.




   When I've seen the lampwork flowers for the first time I knew I would use them to make earrings. So I did.


  I've strung some butterfly seed beads on a memory wire, made eyepins and leaves from polymer clay and assembled all togehter. I've also put some transparent green seed beads between the leaves to make them more prominent lying apart one from another and not just fall down vertically.




   I've played with the beaded beads, cellini spirals and ruffles for quite a long time changing their use for several times, but at the end they found their place in another two pairs of earrings.



and the last one






   There was still the beautiful clasp waiting to be used - for a necklace or a bracelet? I've had two pieces in mind, but at the end I've made only one:


    The "open your heart" pendant was made by me from polymer clay, just as the large hole beads. The charm on the zipper is one of the beaded beads from the soup (I keep wondering how is it possible for Gite to stitch such small beads!!!).
  I've combined the white ribbon with light orange cotton cord, making macrame knots around it for a more bohemian style.



    I've had an issue with my left eye for the last two weeks and couldn't work much, but I'm pleased with the results. Hope you leave a comment and let me know what do you think about.

  
  To remind you what I have sent to my partner Gite:
 Please go to see what she has made - by clicking here.


 And then you are invited to visit the blogs of the other participants in the third reveal of this party - the complete list with the links is available here.


  Be happy and enjoy hopping,
 Alenka

92 comments:

pinkchapeau said...

I adore bright colors, and your soup is gorgeous. The pieces you made are beautiful...I'm a big fan of orange, too....I LOVE the first necklace.

Micheladas said...

I love the last pair of earrings.. Great job.

The Jewelry Larder by Maybeline Tay said...

Love your creations! The earrings with the flower lampwork glass beads are so pretty! The Open Your Heart necklace is definitely unique. Looks like you have fun.

gite said...

Good morning :-))
Alenka, you did such an amazing and wonderful job. Cant say which one i love more. Your beadweaving is excellent! Congratulation.
And it is so different to that what I have imagine.
Hugs and thanks a lot Gite
You made my day!

gite said...

Good morning :-))
Alenka, you did such an amazing and wonderful job. Cant say which one i love more. Your beadweaving is excellent! Congratulation.
And it is so different to that what I have imagine.
Hugs and thanks a lot Gite
You made my day!

JuLee said...

Beautiful bright colors! Very lovely.

gelfling50 said...

I think your creations and designs are awesome ty for sharing with us all....I was in first reveal
http://jaacquelinesjewels.blogspot.com/2013/03/bead-soup-blog-party-reveal-is-here.html

Just Beads said...

Wow, so colorful pieces! I'm smitten in the lovely blossom earrings. You've made a wonderful soup, Alenka.

Penny said...

What a colourful and delicious soup! Very envious of the lampworked flowers, they made very pretty earrings. Also love the pendant you made from polymer clay

Kaybree said...

Wow! Orange would have really challenged me, but I love what you did! The lampwork flower earrings are my favourite. Stunnning!

bead addict said...

Lovely designs. I like the zesty orange colours so vibrant and cheery!

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Such a fun and colorful mix Birgit sent you! Very nice work on all of your pieces. Makes me feel like spring is finally here!

Amy S. said...

Alenka, you are so ltalented! I love what you did with your soup. All the pieces a so beautiful. You really have an amazing eye for design....never mind your mad skills with your technique!

Terri said...

You rocked it out! Beautiful designs. Loving the tulip earrings and the necklace...and the...well all of it. Terrific!

Skye said...

Beautiful work!

kathy stemke said...

Gorgeous work! love the open your heart necklace. It's unusual and very detailed. It has made my favs list to be posted tomorrow.
kathy

Leah Tees said...

Beautiful pieces!

Linda Y said...

Lovely work. Love the heart necklace!

Othel said...

So nice and sunny jewelry! The Open-your-heart-necklace is my absolute favorite, not only because I like the pendant, but putting it together with various materials is so fresh and beautiful.

AWJewelry said...

I love everything you made, the colors are so much fun! I especially like the sweet lampwork flower earrings!

Cassi Renee said...

Beautiful pieces, and I love your polymer clay heart :-)

bailaora said...

OOOOOH! Rose earrings are great!

Becky Pancake said...

WOW! Alenka your designs are outstanding and very creative. All of your pieces are great. You showcased the bead embroidered focal perfectly. Your lampworked flower earrings are Sooooo cute. I am in awe of your polymer clay work. The open your heart pendent is awesome. I am proud to say I own one of your beads. I have your blog on my desktop and visit regularly.

moonsafari said...

Amazing pieces, all of them, but my favorites are the flower earrings, they are really really so cute!

SueBeads said...

Wow, you received your favorite colors, that was great! You did an amazing job with your soup and I am so impressed with your polymer heart. Excellent job!

BeadsByEarthTones said...

vibrant and so tropical!! love what you created!

vintagesusie said...

What a fabulous soup you've made my friend!! I just adore the flower earrings, they are so sweet!!

Barb Fernald said...

Bright fun colors! All of the pieces look great, but I adore the first pair of earrings! The polymer heart is perfect with the clasp. How clever!

Shel said...

Wow! Just wow!! I'm in awe. Your designs are so beautiful. I love them all but am especially drawn to thos fantastic lampwork glass bead earrings. They are so pretty! And the last necklace (open your hear) w/the polymer pendant you made yourself is stunning!! Great soup for sure!!

Cindy Cima said...

Love the bright colors - you did an excellent job with your soup! Those earrings are all too cute!

Suntsa said...

Wow! You have got challenging but lovely soup, and made wonderful pieces of it. So bright and happy colours. Both of the necklaces are stunning, but especially I love those tiny earring roses. :)

Catherine King said...

Love your creations, really cooking with color. Beautiful!

Milla Hope said...

Job well done!!!

AllesPerle said...

Every single piece you made from your beadsoup is fabulous!
I especially love the rose earrings.

Hippie Chick Jewelry & Design said...

Beautiful work! Love the use of color!

vovsblog said...

Beautiful work and great use of the materials! and I love the colours!

Donetta said...

You received beautiful ingredients, and your finished pieces are bright, beautiful, and very wearable. I love them all!

Kepi said...

Incredible, I love each piece you made, the turquoise and orange necklace wow, the lampwork earring incredibly wow, the last two pairs and earrings and the last necklace are beautiful. I love your polymer work, just beautiful. Great job!

Cilla said...

Beautiful! I just love the tulip earrings

Jean A. Wells said...

What beautiful colors. They work so well together. Great job.

becca said...

What a fun bright soup! I adore those flower earrings, so whimsical. And your macrame! Wow. My sister does micro-macrame too and I am in awe of that tiny work.

sam Waghorn said...

Love how you used your soup, such fantastic beading, the combinations are stunning.

Sandra said...

Ohhh, what wonderfully colorful and bright summery pieces! I love them all, but the necklace with the heart is certainly my favorite. I love that focal!

ACBeads said...

Alenka, first of all thank you for your comment and for letting me know the Captcha verification was on - I thought it was off. About your creations, I have to tell you I am partial to orange as it is one of my favourite colours. I love both necklaces but your second is the top: I find it so fresh and modern. Have a great weekend.

Shyme said...

Lovely pieces!

Billi's Paper Batiks said...

How beautiful. I especially love the polymer clay heart and matching necklace!

Karen Mitchell said...

Gorgeous! Love the heart necklace.

VasDea said...

Wow, what lovely things you have done with your soup, such pretty pieces.

Nan Smith said...

I love the first orange necklace... so bright and cheerful! Your last bohemian style necklace is stunning....love your open my heart bead.....unique and fun.
Congratulations on your bead soup!

WindDancerStudios said...

Such bright and happy colors! The flower earrings are just too cute and the zippered heart.... is just amazing! Wonderful job all!

Sandra Young said...

Beautiful designs. Love the bright summery colors!

fay wolfenden said...

Lovely refreshing style... your colours are fab!!

Bookbug said...

My favorite piece is the flower earrings. I love the little leaves you made. Great work!

balanced. said...

what a lovely soup! and love what you did with it!

*Kel* said...

I love, love, love those colors! The orange with all those colors is so crisp and happy!

Ann said...

Great pieces, my favorite is the pair of earrings with the lampwork flowers although the necklace is really neat too.

Perlendschungel said...

I love your first necklace. What you are making with polymer clay is adorable.
The "open-your-heart" necklace is so much fun. Great job!
Sabine

adlinah said...

What a bright cheery collection of jewellery! You did an awesome job with your soup. I thought each piece was my favourite until I saw the next one, and the next and the next. You have mad beadweaving skillz and your polymer clay beads are the bomb! Love, love love the open heart focal bead you created and the final necklace.

said...

I don't like orange, but I love your first necklace!
ciao dall'Italia

Cheryl Dunham said...

I admire you seed headers! Such lovely and intricate work. Love the colors, they just pop.

LiliKrist said...

Soooo droooling seeing yours =) beautiful...and I love the colors too.

CraftyHope said...

Goodness! You made some amazing pieces. That first necklace is fabulously inspired. As well, I really like the way you used the memory wire in the flower earrings to give it a little curve. What a really neat idea! Excellent work all around.

Hannah Trost said...

the open your heart pendant is amazing!

ThreeRedBeads said...

All of your pieces are beautiful. I love the first necklace it's gorgeous!

Mimi {SignatureSterling} said...

Such wonderful beadwork - I am always in awe of seed beading. Beautiful!

Sviro (Ildi) said...

Lovely summer pieces, great work!

PiPa said...

Stuning pieces! I love the first necklace, so vibrant!!!

Linda K. said...

Your beadweaving is wonderful. Those rosebud earrings are fabulous!

Maneki said...

Fab jewellery! My faves are the first two creations: the necklace because of the geometic design and happy colours, the flower earrings because they're just adorable and evokes summer feelings. Great job!

D Michelle Wigginton said...

Awesome - my favourite colours - orange and green!! Love it!

val tilghman said...

Bright and beautiful colors indeed, and you made them work together so well...and loved your heart zipper pendant too! All of the color just says spring is finally here :)

Mowse Doyle said...

Alenka, All of the creations are so full of energy ! I really like the first necklace. Great soup mix and wonderful results.

Schmuck der gut tut said...

Hi Alenka,
I love the first necklage - but all Your pieces are wonderful! I'll following Your blog now, have a nice time!

la mar de bonita said...

Wohooo, that colours, that great colours! So nice designs, I think I couldn't make a choice if I have to take a favourite. Very well cooking, my dear!

Jessica said...

So cute all around!! I love the knotted whimsy of the last necklace and the colors all around are so happy and bright! I have never done seed beading, so I would have been lost on that! Great job!

Menka Gupta said...

Amazing work! I love the colors and designs and pictures. My favorite is the 'open your heart' necklace...very creative.

K said...

I really really like the open heart necklace, but you know that I'm partial to the mixed media stuff :)

Kokopelli said...

What fab, fab, fab colors in this soup! Love the necklace you made.

steufel said...

Ohh your soup and your pieces are so much fun - yummie!

Designed by Vera said...

Beautiful! Such bright colors! And I too love the earrings and the heart pendant you made. So pretty. Great Job. Thanks for sharing!

Patricia Johnson said...

Nice job with your soup. I really love the use of color in your designs.

Diah Anggreni said...

love the colors..... they are bright and lovely.....very cheerful.... and the designs are amazing....

Diah Anggreni said...

Love the colors very much... very bright and cheerful.... and the designs are lovely.....

Caroline said...

They make me think of summer! Beautiful designs!

Doris Stumpf said...

Great fresh colors! I love your "open your hard" pendant! Great work! Hugs, Doris

Jeweled Inspirations said...

I am always amazed and anyone who can make a beaded bead. I love what you have done with this soup! I could not choose a favorite, I really do love them all!

Jeweled Inspirations said...

I had to leave my computer suddenly so I can not remember if I left my comment for your designs or not. So I will just make sure I let you know just how stunning your necklaces are. I love the focal in both pieces. I have to say you did really well with all of that orange. Great work!

Karen M said...

Wow you really put your talent to the work. All your designs are very nice.

Dolores Raml said...

Love all the pieces you made from your soup. That clay zipper pendant is absolutely adorable.

Nelly May said...

Wow! I think I need to say that again : Wow! You've created some stunning pieces with your soup. Those delicate little flower earrings are to die for.

Dini Bruinsma said...

Great great pair of lampwork earrings... you cooked an ♥amazing soup

peacockandlime said...

Gorgeous colours & so much work - I can't imagine creating such lovelies with tiny seed beads! Great job :)