Saturday, July 28, 2012

Bead Soup Reveal

I was so excited to participate again in Lori Anderson's bead soup party.  I don't know how Lori keeps it all straight!  I think that she is just amazing for continuing to host and coordinate this fun party! 
I was partnered with Lisa Liddy of Metal Me This.  She makes the most beautiful hammered metal pieces. You can check out what she is doing on Facebook as well or her Etsy store.  I can't wait until I have a little extra spending cash because I have an idea floating around in my head for some of her donuts!
Lisa sent me this great soup to work with.  I really appreciated that she sent me some seed beads since that is the main medium that I work in and I truly regret that all the ideas that I had for this soup did not have equal time to be prepared.  As my soup arrived in the mail, so did three weeks of overtime at work which put a damper on my bead time.


I was able to finish a bracelet featuring the lampwork focal from Koregon Beads and clasp by Lisa herself.  I wanted to incorporate the seed beads Lisa sent.  I ended up making a herringbone structure that would encase the pendant and then strung all the components together to make this lovely bracelet.  Even though I am more comfortable with beadweaving, I love how I combined the best of both worlds in this bracelet.  When worn, it has more of a cuff feel to it. 



I hope that you enjoyed my soup and I will be around to visit & see all the other wonderful soup being revealed today.  Please be sure to click through the blogs and join in the fun!  Thanks for stopping by.

~Nancy

Click here for a list of the bead soup participants:

Bead Soup No. 6

54 comments:

Tanya Ozanne said...

Beautiful and beautifully.Bet it was fun to make.Love and Hugs Tanya

Judith Johnston said...

Gorgeous cuff bracelet, love it!

coffeeaddict said...

oh wow! simply amazing.

Audrey Bélanger said...

Breathtaking. See, I would never have the patience to do something like this. Awesome work !

Jean said...

Totally love these colors, and totally love what you made!
jean yates

Linda Y said...

Like what you did with your soup. Great cuff bracelet.

Jean A. Wells said...

That is a beautiful bracelet. You really did a great job on it.

A Polymer Penchant said...

very pretty, I always love seeing cuffs come together, I don't think I have the brain for them

Cornerstoregoddess said...

Oh, wow! Your beadweaving sets off that focal beautifully!

Patti Van said...

Your bead weaving is amazing! Beautiful bracelet!

Lisa Liddy said...

Oh, my, Nancy! What a lovely bracelet. LOVE what you came up with. I'm going to send Kaye over to see her bead. Thanks for playing "soup" with me.

Lisa

Lois Moon said...

You picked a beautiful bead to use as a focal. I love the herringbone around the bead and the pearls in the band. The picot trim around the piece is so you delicate and feminine signature. So pretty!

AWJewelry said...

Great looking pieces, great job!

Lori Anderson said...

SO pretty -- I'm fond of those colors! I can see a great collaboration between you and Lisa (I adore Lisa, she's so sweet!)

Thanks for participating!

one-eared pig said...

Pretty! I would love to wear it!

Boot ~C said...

wow, your bead work is stunning

Karen Mitchell said...

That is an amazing bracelet, I'm in awe of your beadwork.

pinkchapeau said...

Beautifully done. Too bad you had to spend so much time on work, and not as much time beading,,,still, you made a lovely piece.

rosebud101 said...

Breath taking!!!

Mary K. McGraw said...

Love the bracelet. The beading is gorgeous and really highlights the focal well.

Spirited Earth said...

beautiful work!

Karyn B said...

I love the details in the cuff, all those yummy little beads! It's lovely!

Bookbug said...

So stunning. Great job

ChristinaMarieH said...

I love the colors and detailed work of you bracelet!

Marti C. said...

Very nice bracelet!

Jenny said...

Heavens what a gorgeous palette of seed beads! Like what you did!

Lisa Chapman said...

Beautiful cuff! I love your bead weaving.

Patricia L Johnson Glass Art said...

I love what you did with your soup...stunning piece!

Shirley said...

That is so cool! I'd love to see it from the back as well. You did a wonderful job on this piece!!

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Love your soup and what you made with it! Really stunning bracelet. Working a bit outside your comfort zone paid of beautifully!

lilrubyjewelry said...

Gorgeous bracelet - looks really great with that focal!

The Creative Klutz said...

Beautiful design - your beadweaving is amazing and I love the colours =)

vonna said...

Nancy!
I love how you transformed this bracelet!

Stacie said...

Love how your focal and your clasp get equal focus in this piece.

CraftyHope said...

While it's a shame you didn't have more time to play around with your bead soup, you did create one fabulous piece. Seed beaders always amaze me with your patience. Your work is no exception, absolutely beautiful!!

Bobbie said...

It's always good to see bead weavers in the swaps, and I like how you were able to incorporate both the focal and the clasp in the bracelet! Very pretty work!

Katherine at Terra Beadworks said...

I am a bead weaver too and appreciate all the work that goes into making a piece. Lovely work incorporating the focal and beautiful colors.

Shyme said...

Beautiful bracelet!

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Nancy,
I love your bracelet it is gorgeous!
Therese

Amy's said...

Nice bracelet

Cheryl said...

Beautiful bracelet!,

beadrecipes said...

I am always so envious of those of you who have the patience to beadweave! Lovely bracelet!

Alice said...

I love the herringbone stitch!!! You made a great bracelet with it!!!

Kim at Vitamin C said...

Hey Nancy! You did a great job, the bracelet is beautiful.

Lupe Meter said...

That bracelet is gorgeous and in my favorite colors too!! Nice job!!

Becky Pancake said...

Very creative. I haven't seen anything else like it in this hop. The bracelet looks comfortable to wear. Great color.

TJewellicious by tanti said...

Wow gorgeous cuff..! I love it..! :)

said...

great work with your beautiful soup!
ciao dall'Italia

CWSlevin said...

I'm jealous that you got Lisa as your partner! What you did with her work was just stunning and I congratulate you for such a good job.

Sandra said...

just beautiful. and in my favorite colors!

Dragonfly Close said...

I love your creation! I am sure with some more time you are going to come up with some more fantastic creations!

CreARTelier - Jacqueline Keller said...

beautiful bracelet. you did a great job with your soup!
greets
jacqueline

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