Saturday, May 10, 2014

BEAD SOUP BLOG PARTY TIME!

Today is REVEAL DAY!  The Bead Soup is soo much fun!

It is always so exciting waiting for your soup to arrive.  What will your partner send to you?  How will you create something for yourself or others is supposed to be the challenge.  Thinking out of the box, out of your comfort zone is a challenge for all.  Some of us will like what we create and others are way too hard on themselves and will rip what they create apart and start over.

I'm a spontaneous crafter....give me a theme and one item and I can pretty much create something without a mental block. These types of parties are my favorite - getting me to think outside the box.

So here is my Soup that Beti Horvath sent me....

AND DRUM ROLL PLEASE.....

This is what I created!  A necklace, bracelet and matching earrings!
The necklace is quite long.  I like them long.  I can make them shorter by using an S hook.  I hook it to the length I want and it's under my hair so you can't see it.  I have a lot of black clothes and solid colors, so this will go with many outfits.

Here is the list of the blog party participants.  You should take some time and visit these very talented people and see how they were challenged.  You won't be disappointed.

Thanks for stopping by.

Ciao Friends!
Bev

77 comments:

Beti Horvath said...

I love what you did either the soup! What a happy marriage of some fairly heavy elements and the light looking jump rings! Very cool. I like longer necklaces too, and the focal looks great in this necklace.

Andrea said...

Wow!!! It looks great!

Sarah said...

That's so elegant! I love the clean colours and lines.

Mischelle said...

What a cute set.. Great job.

vovsblog said...

Such lovely work well done!

Dana said...

I love that you made the necklace long. The focal is prominant and your design really supports that. Wonderful job and I'm sure you will enjoy wearing.

bailaora said...


very elegant and delicate project!congrats!

Mandi said...

Very lovely!

Cris Peacock said...

Lovely Bev! What a beautiful complement of pieces. You'll look stunning wearing them :)

sam Waghorn said...

Lovely trio of jewellery, really love the design.

EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC said...

Cool idea with the "S" hook on making a longer necklace shorter - awesome idea! Love your pieces and how you showcased that focal!

fay ................................................... said...

Very creative... like the long necklace... and the way everything was put together!

Audrey Bélanger said...

What a lovely set !

sugarsherri said...

Really like your pieces, great job!

Christine said...

Lovely pieces!

Elizabeth said...

Very nicely done !! love those vintage green buttons on the card! What will you do with those beauties??

Just Beads said...

Very elegant set. Really nice.

Shyme said...

Lovely pieces!

Peru-Medesigns said...

Beautiful work...

val tilghman said...

Love the airyness ....all of your pieces can go with so many outfits!

vonna said...

Love the elegance of this piece you created!

Veralynne Malone said...

Wow...how romantic 30's they look! I can see that with the swinging 30's and 40's. What a great era that was...and these would fit right in! Excellent Job!!!!Thanks for joining and posting!

*~Corrie~* said...

Such a wonderful set. I love anything full of circles :-D.

Ilenia said...

It's all so beautiful!

Terri said...

What a wonderful set. That is a classy classic color palate too! Love long necklaces..so easy to wear! Soup-er!

WindDancerStudios said...

I have some of those rings, they are fun to play with!
Wonderful creativity Bev!

Dawn Williams said...

Love the dark wire and the white,off-white components. Everything just stands out. Beautiful!

Dancing Wire and Beads by Lori said...

Great design, the focal is fabulous!

Rachel said...

What a beautiful set you constructed out of your soup! Love it!

Andrea Trank said...

Long necklaces are in these days. So it works.

esterina said...

Very pretty!!! This will bring a life to many outfits.. and an eyechatcher too..

PyxeeStyx said...

Great soup Beti sent to you. I really like the pieces you made. They have a very vintage feel to them . Nicely done.

Kepi said...

I love long necklaces too and what a great idea with the s hook. Very nice necklace, so well put together.

Tammy Adams said...

Beautiful design ideas. That set can be worn with so many styles and colors. Great use of your soup.

Nelly May said...

Oh that is a stunner! Love the monochrome palette, seems to make all the components sing.

Susan said...

Love what you did...the focal is great with the dark chain. And love the length!

Noemi said...

Lovely set! And it is really great to have the option of making the necklace shorter by using a S clasp.

Janine Lucas said...

Lovely pieces, great job

The Creative Klutz said...

Great designs - love how versatile the set is =)

Alicia said...

Love the idea of making it various lengths. And I love the set: very elegant, and classic. Beautiful!

Kitten said...

Awesome jewelry you created with your bead soup, Bev...I love it all but that bracelet is my favorite...I'm a bracelet girl. Great work!
xo
Debbie
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Barb Fernald said...

Oh yeah! Your pieces all go together so nicely. And I agree the longer length really works well with that necklace. Nice job!

Karen Mitchell said...

Very elegant, love them!

Mags said...

Lovely necklace, like the long one!

BluMoon said...

What a nice elegant go with everything set you made I am sure you will wear it a lot!
Jackie

AWJewelry said...

great job!

Christine Hansen said...

Oh, what an elegant soup! Bev - you sure worked magic with your soup, didn't you?!??? I imagine you're absolutely thrilled with the results!

stregajewellry said...

A beautiful set. Very classy.

lilrubyjewelry.com said...

A beautiful set that will be so versatile - love it!

Divya N said...

simple and sweet necklace

Beccy Peterson said...

Very classic in a very modern way!

Beccy Peterson said...

Very classic in a modern way! Well done

gelfling50 said...

Hello there I think your design and finished jewelry is just stunning and thanks for sharing that brilliant tip on shortening long necklaces...You did a marvelous job with your yummy soup

Jeanne @ Gems By Jeanne Marie said...

Love your designs!
Great use of focal!

Pepita said...

That's a very pretty set! Very elegant!
Alenka

Jo-Ann said...

I like how the chain echoes the shape of the white rings. Beautiful!

Ann Schroeder said...

Very pretty set you made with your soup!

Ahowin said...

Beautiful designs.

Jean Wells said...

Very beautiful. I love that you made a set. I can see that would be gorgeous with black. Great job!

Shaiha said...

What a great design! I also prefer longer necklaces but I never thought about using an S clasp to vary the length. Thanks for the tip!

alainnjewelry said...

Love the black & white. So great for wardrobe options!

Andrea Trank said...

Long necklaces are so in. Your designs are extremely wearable.

kathy stemke said...

Black and white is one of my favorite color combos. I Love the repetition of circles. Bravo!

Robin Reed said...

This makes me think of the romance of black and white movies Boggie and Becall. Very cool!!! Have a Blessed Day!

PiPa said...

Awesome set, I love the black and white combo!

Becky Pancake said...

Hi Bev, I really like the set that you created with your soup. It really could be worn with almost any color. I need a good neutral like that.

Renetha said...

Very pretty designs.

Janice said...

It has a wonderful romantic feel to it. Love the contrast and how well it's balanced. Great piece!

TesoriTrovati said...

That is a pretty, wear-with-everything set! There is nothing more classic and timeless than black and white! Thank you for sharing your creations in the 8th Bead Soup. Enjoy the day! Erin

bairozan said...

A very elegant and classic design! A must for all of us :)

BluMoon said...

Hi Bev, thank you for visiting my blog, I love the set you made it will go with almost anything and of course the hook clasp is a great idea to shorten necklaces!
Jackie

Patricia Johnson said...

Gorgeous color, great lines...fantastic job with your soup!

Maria Lourdes Rios said...

Lovely Pieces. I love long necklaces. Great job.

Karen M said...

This is a lovely set. Awesome!

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Wow, Bev, I love MOP, and your design is a great example of how mixing hard and soft elements can be so beautifully dramatic :)

CraftyHope said...

Beautiful job!! I like that you kept it rather neutral so that it can go with any variety of outfits.

fulgorine said...

Lovely pieces. I like the openness of the chain between the bold white circles.