Saturday, June 19, 2010

Bead Soup Party Reveal

Today is the day for the reveal of my Bead Soup Party necklace!
Be sure and go over to Lori's blog and check out all the jewelry artist's blogs.  There are so many participating in this party that the party hop will go on for a week!  Everyday a new set of artists will reveal their creations.
You can also go the the Flickr page where most participants will be posting pictures also.
My partner for the Bead Soup Party was Janet from Singing Woods Blog.  Go check out her blog.  She sent me a selection of beads from the wonderful ceramic artist Gaia.
This is what I got in the mail from Janet, in case you forgot or missed that post......

Here is what i created with the bead soup I received......
The chain to the left of the pendant is made by me out of copper and sterling silver wire, soldered together for links.
I did ribbon at the back of the necklace.  I have done this on a few necklaces lately and found it to be very comfortable, and I thought that ribbon was perfect for the focal.
I had a few beads left over to make some matching earrings also.
Hope you like what I made Janet!
Don't forget to check out everyone's blog and see all the wonderful creations!

56 comments:

bellajoya said...

Beautiful! Great job! and lucky you to end up with some earrings to match!

steufel said...

Gorgeous - and I totally agree with the ribbon, sarisilk is one of my favorite material. regards Stefanie

Janet said...

Oh Kimberly this is just beautiful!! I knew you would make something lovely! I love it!

Lorelei said...

Outstanding! I love the soup you got- and you really turned it into magic! Well done!!

Amy said...

It looks great Kimberly! I agree, the ribbon really is comfortable to wear. My favorite part of this necklace is the creative cicle chain you made with the little dangles off of it! It's a great summer necklace.

Spirited Earth said...

lovely, it's like wearing summertime around your neck.

Cathryn said...

I love this! I can see it paired with a flirty summer dress or some dressy skorts. It looks like it's light and airy!

missficklemedia.com said...

This is wonderful! I love the mix of shapes and textures along the necklace, perfect for the whimsical pendant!

EmandaJ said...

Hi Kimberly,

Don't you just LOVE Gaia's beads? Great job on the necklace. You blog is so much fun too. I'm also a quilter.

Emanda
Artemisia's Studio (revealing tomorrow)

Marieke said...

You did a great job turning a wonderful soup into a stunning necklace with some matching earring as well.

Marieke

ViviBijoux said...

Fab idea the ribbon! And these beads are gorgeous, you've probably had a ball working with them! smiles, Virginie

TesoriTrovati said...

That ribbon is to die for. Really coordinates well with your ingredients. And I agree...much more comfortable to wear. Lovely soup!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Whitney Lassini said...

So soft and feminine. Love it!

tyneboden said...

I love it! I use ribbon in my necklaces as well!

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cindydolezaldesigns said...

What a sweet necklace. I love what you did with your soup!

Anna Lear said...

Just beautiful! I love the ribbon; I've never done that but will try it out -- it complements the beads and the design perfectly. And your chain is great, too... I've been wanting to learn how to solder and I think this pushed me over the edge!

Regina said...

Great summer colors and I love the ribbon at the back. Great necklace and earrings.

Julianna Cannon said...

How very sweet and fun! You did a beautiful job showcasing that art bead and the ribbon does complement it perfectly.

Denise Yezbak Moore said...

I love your soup mix. You did a beautiful job creating a fun necklace! Thanks for sharing!

Silver Parrot said...

So pretty and summery! Love the ribbon.

Pretty Things said...

I love it! The ceramic, of course, if terrific, and I love the ribbon that you chose.

Kella said...

What a lovely soup to recieve and you certainly did it justice. It is perfect for the summer. And your mixed link chain is so clever, I'm am in awe of all you accomplished metal workers.

You are so right about fabric on the back of the neck , my soup rveal is quite weight but the fibre cording on the back of the neck makes it very comfy when worn.

Lisa said...

Wow! That is gorgeous! I love the centerpiece focal.

Kate said...

So cute! I love the ribbon addition too. Goes perfectly!

Prairie Emporium said...

Love your necklace and earrings. It will be fun to wear. Great job!!!

Copper Diem said...

very pretty! love the colors!

Rebecca said...

This is so lovely! And what a gorgeous soup you had to work with. Beautiful!

Nicki said...

What a great idea to add that ribbon - and I love that textile. Great job.

Jennifer Cameron said...

that is super cute! The ribbon was an excellent addition

Megilon said...

Beautiful use of the focal bead. I love the use of the metal pieces!

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Beautiful piece. It looks so light and airy and does remind one of summertime. I also love the copper/sterling silver links - those are awesome!

VanBeads said...

Looooove those beads, and I think you used them so well! Absolutely wonderful!buna

Dale said...

Very pretty necklace. Awesome job soldering the circles together yourself, artist-made chain is always the most interesting :). I also like the ribbon you picked... excellent contrast with the darker colours to the pastels. Great job!

chocoholic said...

Excellent photos, I love the ribbon with the focal bead and your hand made chain is wonderful!!

Melissa Rappaport said...

So so pretty! The beads are amazing and I love what you did with them all!

Loretta said...

Beautiful beads, and you did a beautiful job designing with them. I love the ribbon finish.

wildvanilla said...

The ribbon is perfect with the focal! Love your hand-created chain! Great piece.

Fire Phoenix said...

Love that pendant, it's so cute!

Barbara Bechtel said...

love the ribbon with the focal! so pretty!

Maria said...

Kim!
LOVE what you made! So pretty!
You received a great soup mix from Janet! Great necklace! Maria

Marie Cramp said...

Lovely!! Your pieces turned out fantastic!!

Mel P said...

Oooo these are so lovely, really feminine xx

Jo said...

You're right, the ribbon is the perfect match for the focal! A lovely piece of jewellery.

diane hawkey said...

sweet and charming!

Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Love the wire-work in this piece combined with the ceramic. Great design choice!

Jen V. said...

That ribbon is gorgeous with the focal! What a find! And now you make me want to go solder something...I want to try some chain and I love that you mixed the metal for yours. Take care!! Jen

Releases by Rufydoof said...

I love it! How adorable is that focal... soo cute.

Karyn

Boot ~C said...

I loved this mix on the flickr page & now I love it even more. fabulous big jump rings, great ribbon & wonderful wire work, nice job!

Nancy said...

I love how you pulled the spring colors of the pendant out so delicately in the necklace. The entire necklace has a delicate spring feel to it! Wonderful.

Courtney said...

It looks great! Very summery.

Pearl and Pebble said...

This is so pretty! I love the lightness of it. This would be really fun to wear-enjoy:)

Valerie said...

You did a great job on the links....I hope to learn sometime. I love the way you pulled it all together into a feminine but not frilly piece. I like the ribbon too. Thanks for sharing!

one-eared pig said...

very pretty!

Melissa Meman said...

oh, my...so pretty and romantic! I love everything about it...the hand-made links and ribbon are really nice additions :)

Patti said...

Very pretty! Nice job!

Gaea said...

Oh! I just stumbled on your post and LOVE your necklace! Beautiful! Perfectly summery! Janet is one cool gal!

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