Saturday, September 17, 2011

~Bead Soup Blog Party- The Big One!*~

I have posted some closeups and some brighter/clearer shots of the jewelry, shown below,  on my FB fan page. Take a look- 

~*Welcome!*~
I am so glad that you are here.
I've constructed quite a few pieces out of the ingredients that my partner for this event has sent me!
Since we are allowed to make more than one item, I made a bunch!
The inspiration was endless!
I really like the challenge of having to create beaded creations from a random set of beads, a clasp and a focal bead- within a deadline!

This is the biggest Bead Soup Blog Party event-ever!
Hosted by my good friend, the warm, the kind, the very cool and talented
~*Lori Anderson*~

This event is fun!
A challenge too!

I was paired up with a very creative designer and "Fashion Beading" book author, Kim Ballor!

Kim made some beads out of glass and also sent me some complimentary beads to play with as well.



Here are some of the items I made, using the beads that she sent me!



~*Mixed Media necklace!*~
This piece was "modeled" by a young lady and her friend, who was holding it over her ' tummy for the photo. I made a whole new gang of friends while making jewelry outdoors yesterday. When I say gang I mean- 10+ kids! It was nice having an enthusiastic audience.
I shared some of my machine cut faceted crystal teardrops and some other beads with the girls.





                                                   ~*Mixed Media Earrings*~


                                                   ~*Mixed Media Pendant*~




                                  ~*Art To Wear, Embellished Ballerina Pendant*~


~*Polymer Clay, Beads, Metals, Swarovski Rhinestones- Mixed Media*~


~*The clasp that Kim sent me is silver- 
I thought I could make another piece of jewelry with it.*~

~*SteamPunk Chic charm bracelet!*~

                                                 
~*Love Birds, Earrings*~


                                                  ~*Mixed Media Bracelet*~
This bracelet is SO much lovelier in person! The colors from the OTT lamp and the regular light in the house do not do this piece justice!



I will try to get some better photos this coming week and post them here!

Thank You Kim for inspiring me!
You are a great partner!
:o)

Thank you for taking the time to visit me here!
Please leave a comment to let me know that you stopped by!

Click on "Lori Anderson's" name above so that you can be transported to the main page of this event.
~*Thank you Lori!*~
This was a lovely experience!

110 comments:

la mar de bonita said...

You have been busy as a bee. Great pieces!
Greetings, Michi

steufel said...

Busy bee:-) Great pieces, my fav is the steampink one:-)

Jo said...

What beautiful colours! I love what you've made, and the mixed media pieces especially.

Tracy said...

Such beautiful beautiful pieces, I especially love the earrings..they seem to be calling my name. lol

earthlyjewels said...

oh such lovely creations! I love the first necklace..definitely a statement piece!

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Wow - some many amazing pieces! Love them all and I love the photo of the kids holding up that stunning necklace! Simply fabulous work!

Nat Monkivitch said...

I love what you have done with your bead soup Amber..... just lovely!

moonlitfantaseas said...

u got an amazing amout of jewelery made from your bead soup!

SavonFeutré said...

I like it. Very pretty.
Marina

Kim said...

Awesomeness! I love everything, but especially love the ways you used the disc beads. I had such fun being your partner!

Alice said...

Holy cow, you outdid yourself with the bead soup! I love all the pieces!!!!

Deci said...

Wow! So much work!

BluMoon said...

What gorgeous things you have made and I love the pretty ballerina!

DaviniaDesign said...

Full of creativity I'd say.
You made so many nice pieces out of 1 Bead Soup. Cool!

Mrs Cake said...

very productive and such a range of style, whilst still retaining your sense of ... you!

susie said...

What a beautiful soup you made my friend, your work is truly stunning!! Thanks for sharing & all I can say is yummmmmy!!!

Ann said...

Well done, you turned your soup ingredients into a great bunch of jewelry.

Birgitta Lejonklou said...

Oh My You sure are a creative soul :)
That was a hole bunch of loveliness! I think my favorite is the ballerina pendant JUMM.....seems You had a lot of fun to ..creating with audience clapping !! ;)

Nancy Lynn said...

These are absolutely gorgeous Amber Dawn. Thanks so much for sharing. I hope you have a great weekend.

I LOVE color! said...

Lovely creatons you have been a busy little beaver.
Be blessed to be a blessing

cw said...

Wow! You really stretched out the bead soup mix, good for you. Each piece is unique and nicely done.

cw said...

Wow! You really stretched out your bead soup mix. All are very unique and nicely done.

Karyn B said...

Wow, what an amazing collection of pieces you created with your soup! Inventive and lovely!

EmandaJ said...

Wow! What a great assortment of steam-punk-y pieces. Love it.

Enjoy the hop,
Emanda

http://artemisiastudio.blogspot.com/2011/09/bead-soup-reveal.html

uptwnsh said...

Amazing group of work! You just created so many cool parts!

CraftyHope said...

Firstly, that color palette you received is just YUMMY!

Secondly, WOW. . .you were really able to make a ton with your soup. (Honestly, I could have too. But, I had to make myself stop so I would be sure to get it all done in time!)

All of your pieces are wonderful. You really did a great job with the challenge. YAY!

Tammy Jones, JewelryMakingDaily.com said...

Wow you went all out! So many lovely pieces.

ladyhawthorne said...

What wonderful pieces you created. I really liked that mixed media necklace and the web like construction.

T-Rose Leigh said...

these are so incredably lovely, and the thought of sharing your love of beads with children is inspireing

Boot ~C said...

man your soup was kind of like a clown car, the pieces kept coming & coming! I love the look of your pieces, so lush & full, great work!

Christine Altmiller said...

Beautiful!

Shay Stone said...

Wow.. you got a lot of mileage with your soup! Looks like you had lots of fun!

JLYNNJEWELS said...

Absolutely love how you designed with your gorgeous selection of beads from your mix. I adore the earrings <3

JLYNNJEWELS said...

Love those Mixed Media Earrings <3 - gorgeous bead mix and super designs :)

Christine said...

Fantastic work, all of it!

Shyme said...

Lovely pieces!

Laurel said...

What a bounty of great soup, Amber! Your pieces are always so pretty and feminine. Great job(s)!!!

Courtney said...

Wonderful pieces! I am in love with the mixed media earrings! Beautiful work. Congrats.

T... said...

oh my all are very nice love the colours

Marianna said...

beautiful work!

Wings N Scales said...

Very pretty pieces. I love mixed media and you did an excellent job on all of the pieces you received...Great color combinations too....

graygirlstudios said...

LOVE the embellished ballerina pendant. Those are so pretty!

Glaszwerg said...

a lot of great creative ideas! Have a nice day, yours Doris

Pam @ The Blue Between said...

my goodness you were busy, I feel like a total slacker for only making one piece out of mine now! I really love the piece you made that is above the steampunk chic one - polyclay mixed media - yummy!

Charlie said...

Look at all those amazing pieces you were able to create! I love them all. Great work.

Serena Trent said...

Awesome piece! I really like the dancer focal! :)

Stories They Tell said...

Nice wirework in your pieces! Great job!

Maggie said...

Gorgeous pieces of jewelry! Wow! You sure had a creative streak. I was wowed by the first piece and so happy to see more and more and more...

KayzKreationz said...

Wow, you made a bunch of pieces. And they are all great. So different, but pretty.

Therese's Treasures said...

Wow Amber, I love all of your beautiful creations, great job.
Therese

The Clay Chick said...

Your pieces are gorgeous!!

Wendy said...

So pretty and very unique!

WondrousStrange said...

Beautiful creations, well done!

LeeLu Creations said...

Love both pairs of earrings and the ballerina pendant!

Sandra said...

Oh wow, I really, really do love the pieces you created, right down my alley! *steals them all* I love all the different colors of metal you brought together. And ... looking at your Etsy, I'd never have guessed you'd make this type of jewelry. People are full of surprises, gotta love it.

Here Bead Dragons said...

Great looking pieces. Really like the earrings.

Carrie said...

What a fantastic wardrobe of jewelry you made from you soup. You have a gift for embellishment, and combining materials into very wearable art pieces. Well done!
Carrie T.

coffeeaddict said...

Very opulent pieces

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

You two were a great match - you really worked that beautiful mix from Kim. The Mixed Media necklace and earrings are my favorites, but I Love all of them!

Charlene said...

Wow! You did so many amazing pieces - fantastic!

Marie Cramp said...

Wow!! I wish I had had the time to make more than one piece! I just love your eclectic style!! Simply fantastic!!

Jane said...

Amber, your pieces are amazing! The earrings, (first ones) are really something. Well done!

Lori Bergmann said...

Wow, I can't believe how many cool pieces you created out of your soup mix!? Great job, Amber! :-D

Lori Anderson, Pretty Things said...

It's all so amazing! I couldn't wait to see how you worked your mixed media mega-talents into the jewelry -- very well done!

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

Love, Lori

Bobbie said...

What a great smorgasbord of delights from your bead soup! Lovely!

Janet said...

Oh my gosh what wonderfulness youve made!!!!! Wow really beautiful!!

Kate said...

You got SO much milage out of your soup! Great job. There are so many great pieces I can't even pick a favorite!

Laura Twiford said...

Beautiful artistry in all that you have made with your soup!

Andrea said...

I too enjoy having a deadline and a challenge. You work well under pressure. So many goodies in so little time. Best, Andrea

Beetique said...

your creations were great!

Charis Designs said...

Wow! Beautiful work Amber! You were very busy. Thanks for posting the link on the BCDA site- it's fun to be able to connect all the dots :)
Christie

Cherrie Fick of En La Lumie're said...

Gorgeous soup to work with. She sent you so much and you went wild. The mixed media earrings are my favorite. Mixed media is a wonderful way to build so many pieces. Thanks for sharing. Cherrie

Cory said...

You have been busy in a good way. Your pieces are lovely,

pinkchapeau said...

So many beautiful pieces. Great use of your soup!

Peggy said...

Oh Amber, you are amazing! Thanks for sharing your incredible work with us! And those colors... And your designs.. I'm blown away.
XOXO
Peggy

Skye said...

I love how you made the most out of your soup! Lovely work! It's hard to pick a favorite but the steampunk bracelet stands out... maybe because of the change in colors for the rest of the list ;)

Dana said...

Great job Amber. I love all your pieces.

Heidi said...

Wow, you sure did make a lot! Such inventive pieces :)

Elizabeth said...

You really went to town girl!!! Beautiful as ever!! you really rocked this one and I am sure that you inspired a whole new crop of beaders!!! You are awesome!! Great To find you in the soup!!!! Hugs my friend!!!

Bryna said...

Great pieces!

OhAllisonBeading said...

Lovely pieces! I think my favorite is the first necklace.

Palimpa Lim said...

Oh, you have been busy ;)
Great pieces, all of them! I really mean GREAT pieces!!! I think my favorites are the first two pieces: the first necklace and the earrings, but there is nothing in your soup I wouldn't buy in a heartbeat and wear it all over.

Snazzy Doodle Designs said...

Wow, so many pieces! All of them are great, but I really love the last bracelet.

Amy said...

Wow - you really had some fun with your soup! :) I love those mixed media earrings!!

Beadaholique said...

Oh! I love each and every piece you made with that gorgeous soup. The color scheme was just so beautiful and vibrant, and you did such a great job letting each element sing!

alison said...

wow...you received some serious soup!! love how creative and different each piece is....LOVE the purple!
cheers!

Juli said...

beautiful colours, shapes - really great job!

Loretta said...

Wow, what fun pieces. I love the earrings. Great job with your soup

Jennifer said...

You had a lovely soup to work with! It was interesting to see how you stretched it to make so many diverse pieces.

SueBeads said...

Wow, I can't believe how many things you made! All are so wonderful!

Stacey said...

WOW!!! You made a ton!! :) A ton of really beautiful pieces! Nice work!!1

diane hawkey said...

You made a wonderful group of pieces from your soup.

Mylene said...

Wow, you really made that soup stretch a long way. I love your mixed media pieces and especially the ballerina.

Rebecca said...

BeautifuL!

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

Such pretty beads in your soup! I love what you made with them- that embellished pendant is something else! Beautiful!

nikimeiners said...

beautiful pieces!

Sweet Freedom said...

You've been busy with your soup! Beautiful pieces - I love that ballerina!

maneki said...

Beautiful and creative jewellery! That's a real statement necklace, that first one. I like how you used the "four-leaf clover" links. Great job!

Clarity Of PurpleSage said...

how pretty and dainty and fun job well done- alot of work and thought went into your pieces, which is displayed in the end result!

IAM said...

Wowee! Super fun! Great designs! Loved it!

Cynthia said...

I love all the projects you made with your bead soup AND the great swap you sent your partner...wasn't this fun?

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Wooooow! What a lot of beautiful pieces! I am totally floored by your creativity! My favorite is that first pair of earrings :) So beautiful!

Alice Craddick said...

That sure is alot of work out of your soup. Your soup was beautiful and you sure did alot with it. My favorite is the ballerina pendant. How fun. Your pieces were all over the board as to function- great thinking outside the box!
Alice's Beads and Baubles

Beadroe said...

You have created another beautiful soup creation.

TesoriTrovati said...

I just love the palette you were given. So earthy and rich. I love the mixed media earrings the best! There is so much to look at there! That is some tasty soup! Enjoy the day!
Erin

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Beautiful collection! Unique design, well thought out.

chicandfrog said...

You have been really busy making all those pieces. The colours are just wonderful!

Ambra

Terri said...

Love love love these. Amazing designs!! Wow! Soup-er great job!

Christine Hansen said...

Oh, Amber, I know when you post pics, they're ALWAYS going to be tasty eye candy, and your BSBP pieces are tasty indeed. I especially love that first necklace you posted, but the other pieces - earrings, ballerina pendant, steampunk bracelet, and everything else is just as delightful! Well done, my friend, well done! xoxo, c

Leslie Edmonds(secretstojewelrymaking) said...

Just love your SteamPunk Chic charm bracelet. well done...