Friday, July 27, 2012

~*BEAD SOUP!*~ Blog Party Hop!

It's that YUMMY time of year again!

Lori Anderson's WONDERFUL and inspiring (6th) annual Bead Soup Blog Hop!
It starts today!

I created the flowery bead below with polymer clay, microbeads, rhinestones and a water slide decal. The flowers are made of polymer clay as well. The little green clusters are beaded beads made of silver lined green seed beads and also larger ones- faceted bronze crystals. :)


This is the bead soup that I received from my partner, Christina Hickman

I created 2 pieces, so far that is, with the ingredients which I received.

Sterling silver leaf toggle!

The clasp that Christina sent me was *perfect* and just what I needed to finish off the necklace that I created with the *AMAZING* wire ladybug art dome that Saffron Johns sent me in April! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Saffron's work! Check her out and maybe buy some of her work if you can afford it! 
It's quality! 

You HAVE to see the crown that she created! It's on ETSY!

So- here is what I designed so far.

It's art to wear! Lots of movement!

Christina's selection of beads was so pretty and eclectic, I was inspired to create an Art Nouveau style piece. 
There are two miniature hand mirrors hanging from the top row of beads... :)

What do you think?
Be sure to bookmark me!

The focal that Christina sent me is so beautiful in the sunlight!

 I've tried to capture the 
dazzling beauty and depth 
that this focal piece has. 
It is so fiery and delicate.
  It even looks nice like this!

Silk ribbon cord... Using it with the pearls and beads for another project!

Beautiful colors!

 A list of what was included...

Thank you Christina! The ingredients that you sent to me are so inspiring and I LOVE everything! I will continue to create with the rest of the beads and silk! :)

I hope that you all enjoy the rest of the party! *&* please feel free to follow me on FB!
My miniature wonders made of polymer clay!-

Please visit the rest of the 7/28 participants!
For MORE of the 400 participants, revealing in August-, visit Lori's blog!

Hostess, Lori Anderson,

Alice Craddick,  Alice's Beads and Baubles
Alicia Marinache,  All The Pretty Things
Amanda Tibbetts,  Amanda Made
Amber Dawn Goldish, Inventive Soul
Annita Wilson,  AW Jewelry
Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool
Birgitta Lejonklou,  Create With Spirit   
Candida Castleberry,    Spinning Spun Sugar
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations

Cassie Donlen, Glass Beadle
Cheryl McCloud,  One Thing Leads to Another
Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
Christina Hickman, Vintage Treasures Jewelry
Christine Hendrickson,  Clamworks
Cilla Watkins, Tell Your Girlfriends
Cindy Wilson, Mommy's Dream
Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio
Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie

Cory Tompkins, Tealwater Designs
Cris Peacock, Cris' Page
Cynthia Deis, Shiny Little Things
Cynthia Machata, Antiquity Travelers
Cynthia Wainscott, Exotic Peru
Dana Hickey, Magpie Approved
Denielle Hagerman, Some Beads and Other Things

Diane Valasek, Dragonfly Close
Doris Stumpf, Glaszwerg
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell, Dee-Liteful Jewelry Creations
Elaine Robitaille, Too Aquarius
Eleanor Burian-Mohr, The Charmed Life
Enikö Fabian, Perl-eni
Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
Heather Davis, Blissful Garden Beads
Heidi Post, Ex Post Facto Jewelry

Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
Inge von Roos, Inge's Blog
Jami Shipp, Celebrating Life
Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
Jennifer Pottner, Rock Candy Beads
Jennifer VanBenschoten,  Jewelry, Art and Life

Jenny Davies-Reazor, Jenny Davies-Reazor
Jenny Vidberg, Shyme Design
Jessica Dickens, My Jewelry, My Life, Me
Jessica Klaaren, Beadful-Things by Jessica
JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
Joan Williams, Lilruby Jewelry
Judith Johnston, Judith Johnston
Judy Riggs, Rigglettes
Judy Turner, Silver Rains

Julie Anne Leggett, The Peaceful Bead
K Hutchinson, Jumbled Hutch
Karen Meador, Dreamcatcher Ranch
Karyn Bonfiglio, Plus Size Bangles
Katherine Gale, Terra Beadworks
Kathleen Lange Klik, Modern Nature Studio
Katja Benevol Gabrijelcic, Slovonske Technobe
Kelli Jacobson, Creative Moon
Kelly Ramstack, Adventures with Kelly
Keri Lee Sereika, Pink Lemonade

Kim Bender-Hora, KimmyKat
Kirsi Luostarinen, Kirsi Luo Korut
Kitty Bozzini, Kitty Lampwork
Laura Demoya, The Bead Therapist
Laurie Hanna, Laurie's Jewelbox
Leah Curtis, Beady Eyed Bunny
Lesley Watt, The Gossiping Goddess
Linda Inhelder, Must-Haves Jewelry

Lisa Liddy, Metal Me This
Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads
Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
Marion Simmons, Shade Tree Studio
Marla Gibson, Spice Box Design
Marta Weaver, Marta Weaver Jewelry

Marti Conrad, Marti C's Clay Blog
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens, GlassBeadArt, Lampwork Beads
Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio
Michelle Hardy, Firefly Visions
Mikala Coates, Maybe Just Perhaps
Mowse Doyle, HoCArt
Nancy Boylan, Snazzy Doodle Designs
Nancy Peterson, Beading From the Heart
Nicole Rennell, Nicole Rennell Designs

Niki Meiners, 365 Days of Craft
Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
Pamela Gangler, She Always Loved Pink
Patricia Johnson, Patricia L. Johnson Glass Art
Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads
Renetha Stanziano, Lamplight Crafts
Shannon Hicks, Falling Into the Sky

Shannon LeVart, Miss Fickle Media
Sharon Driscoll, Right Turn Art Werks
Shelley Graham Turner, Fabric of My Life
Sherri Stokey, Knot Just Macrame
Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread
Skylar Bre'z, Brising Beads
Stacie Florer, Soul to Substance
Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
Stacy Alderson, Iridal's Attic

Stephanie Haussler, Pixybug Designs
Stephanie Stamper, Rainy Day Designs
Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux
Tammy Jones, Jewelry Making Daily
Tanty Sri Hartanti, TJewellicious by Tanti
Terry Matuszyk, Pink Chapeau

Vonna Maslanka, Just Vonna

Thank you Lori and Rick for all of the hard worth that you did and continue to do for us so that we can enjoy this event! :)


Boot ~C said...

Amber, I am crazy in lust w/ that necklace, The wire frame & charms are incredible. The black & red pair so nicely w/ the leaf clasp, too.

Patricia L Johnson Glass Art said...

Gorgeous pieces!! I especially love the Art Nouveau piece...and your polymer die for!

Also love your miniatures...there wonderful!!

Tania Tebbit said...

Love it - so much going on looks amazing

adlinah said...

Wow, am totally impressed with the work that went into that necklace. And you're so right - it really is a piece of art.

The Jewelry Larder by Maybeline Tay said...

I really like the art nouveau style piece. Very creative. Love how u shaped the wires. I totally agree with u. It is definitely a walking piece of art!

Ilenia said...

Your Art Nouveau style necklace is really a beauty ^_^

Beti Horvath said...

Art to wear, indeed! That is some necklace.

Lisa Chapman said...

That necklace is amazing! I can see you put a lot of work into your wearable art.

Doris Stumpf said...

Wow! This necklace is one of the most creativ things I ever have seen! I am sure its a great feeling to wear it! Hugs Doris

Amy's said...

I love what you cooked from the soup ingredients.Very fresh,happy pieces.

Alicia said...

A very fresh approach you took here: I like the idea of the clasp in front of a multi-string necklace, it would have been a pitty to hide it at the back :) And the 'art nouveau' necklace is a beautiful piece of work. Gorgeous!

Shirley said...

You are right, it truly is art to wear. I'm not a big Art Deco fan, but I think your pieces are beautiful. Thank you so much for helping me to appreciate a style different than my comfort zone. :)

Audrey Bélanger said...

Oh my god that necklace is to die for ! *u*

Tanya Ozanne said...

Pretty Pretty.Love and hugs Tanya

Marti C. said...

Very nice!

AWJewelry said...

everything you created is so beautiful and different. Great job!

AWJewelry said...

Great looking pieces!

Sandra said...

I've been following your blog for a while (as you may have noticed *laughs*) and ... so totally not what I was expecting to see.

But very, VERY awesome, you totally rocked that soup. Wearable art indeed. <3

Cheryl said...

Wonderful pieces. I love the first one. That would be so much fun to wear. Not for the timid!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning necklace!

Whimsy said...

How creative you are, I'm very envious. You do beautiful work.

AntiquityTravelers said...

Lovely pieces! the wear-able art is divine

Szarka Carter said...

So whimsical, I love the first one and the others are just as fun.

Linda Y said...

Love your Art Nouveau piece. Both are lovely pieces.

Karyn B said...

Love how inventive and artistic everything you made is. Very cool!

moonlitfantaseas said...

wow your art piece is really interesting! you would really get noticed wearing a piece like that!

salla said...

looks like you had lots of fun with this soup!

Bonita Bead said...

Great statement piece!! I could study it for hours.

Mary Hicks said...

Wow, wow, wow I love your work, and your soup is used to its most beautiful possibility! Very light and wonderful!

Lori Anderson said...

I absolutely LOVE this necklace design! I wish I had the eye to mix that many charms together. I am so matchy-matchy that it's hard to break that (and I really want to break that habit!)

Well done, and thanks for coming to the party!

Sherri Stokey said...

Very creative - I love the whimsical feel of the dangles:)

Cynthia Wainscott said...

Amber what an eclectic and fun design!, I like what you did with the clay bead and the tiny flowers, so creative, and you are right the focal your partner sent you is gorgeous l! Hugs :)

ChristinaMarieH said...

Wow! The necklace you made with my humble little flower pendant is STUNNING!!!!

I also have love for the little terrarium pendant with the cool is that? (I am happy the clasp I sent found a home with it)

And thank you so very much for the soup...I still have few beads left over for more projects. I have been in such a creative slump lately, your beads arrived and I have been beading non stop!

bailaora said...

Very,very nice necklace , you really keep this eclectic style of beads! Regards, Dorota

Raida said...

Wow, what a wonderful necklace, great job.

Skye said...

Oh wow.. what a show stopper! I love all those sparklies cascading down :)

Micheladas said...

Wow... that second necklace is stunning. Love what you did with your soup.

Jean A. Wells said...

WOW! That is one artsy necklace. I love it. That is sure to get lots of looks and comments. Congratulations to you for having the creativity and the guts to make it. It is fabulous! Great job!

Jean A. Wells said...

Did I mention I really like the necklace?

Shyme said...

What fun pieces! Lovely!

Sharon Driscoll said...

That is an incredible necklace Amber. I love how arty it is - a unique piece. It takes a lot of thought to create a piece that pops like that. Great job.

Alice said...

oh my goodness, The piece with all the danglies reminds me of the flying trapeze acts at a circus. Lots of movement. I would not have had the courage to tackle that. Looks like you had lots of fun too!

Anonymous said...

The art nouveau piece is gorgeous!
Lot of work and ideas there


Jean said...

You sre swesome and you rock!
jean yates

Tealwater said...

I love all the tiny treasures going on in your Art Nouveau necklace. The beaded beads in different sizes and the tiny mirrors. It is like one of those great vintage Christmas trees that you have to take your time to look at to find all of the special touches put into it.

vonna said...

Fabulous pieces!

Pixybug Designs said...

Oh my! I love the details that went into your Art Nouveau necklace! Really beautiful! Your polymer designs are really awesome! That bead you made for your necklace is gorgeous but I really love the other miniatures on your page!

Kepi said...

Beautiful designs, great job!

Uniquely Yunikua said...

the Art Nouveau style piece is totally stunning!!

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

Wow, you are right your necklace is a statement piece wearable art!

jennifers jewels and junk said...

what a great assortment of beads & great results. very creative

Marlene Cupo said...

Your PC focal is fantastic. Very creative styling.

Kala said...

Wow, what an amazing assemblage piece. Great job. :)

Metal Me This said...

What an amazing necklace! Very creative!

Anonymous said...

What an amazing and intricate piece of art! Lovely!

Amy's said...

Fabulous pieces!

rosebud101 said...

Very nice, what a beautiful soup!!!

Andrea said...

So vintage looking. Love your designs. Not revealing until next reveal.

Anonymous said...

Very creative. Great use of a beautiful clasp.

VanBeads said...

That is a fun soup - love those bright, springy colors! And your finished pieces are just divine. That wire frame necklace is just so creative! What a great set of pieces!

Grubbi said...

Wow, these are so eclectic! Fab!

BeadsByEarthTones said...

pretty darn amazing woman! that first necklace is truly a work of art!

Cherry Obsidia said...

That is such an inventive, eclectic and fantastic necklace! :)

Cheryl Roe said...

Wow, Amber you have done it again. Fantastic design.

Tammie said...

Wow Amber that is an exciting piece~ great job

Heidi Post said...

What unusual pieces - so much to look at closely. Mega-statement necklaces. Great job!

Kim@VitaminC said...

Girl! Your art nouveau piece is AMAZING!

Jennifer Cameron said...

Oh my gosh! They are both amazing. That polymer pendant in the mixed media piece is really really really really cool! LOVE it.

Stepha said...

I love the focal in the sun. It is just beautiful. Along with your miniatures.

Cornerstoregoddess said...

What a fun and funky necklace. And that is one perfect clasp.

Creative Moon said...

OMG, that is an absolutely amazing design!!! I love it!!! The style and the movement, the wire work, omg, I just love every bit of it!!!

Dragonfly Close said...

I love your necklace! It's so creative! I love that there is a feeling of movement, and fun, and whimsey. It just tickles me in a way that makes me happy. I know I would feel happy ever time I put on that necklace. I checked your etsy and was disappointed to find there was nothing there! Please send me a holler if you decide to sell your miniatures in the form of beads. --Diane

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Wow, you made that bead, the flowery one? Some talent there Amber. Very creative use of your soup!

Skylar said...

Stunning! It's like a story in a necklace.

CraftyHope said...

You've definitely created some art-to-wear necklaces here. They are both so very unique and so cool. Congrats on meeting this challenge head on!!

flyingbeader said...

Amber, those are just gorgeous.

A Polymer Penchant said...

Oh my that's a really incredible piece and perfectly suited to such a shimmering focal. Awesome!

Nancy said...

I love your style. It is very unique and ecletic! Both necklaces are just stand out beautiful.

Elly Snare said...

Wow, what an incredible piece! Love that there are so many elements and intricate facets to it.


PS Came here through the 1st reveal blog hop!

Anonymous said...

That is a really interesting and beautiful piece.

Becky Pancake said...

Very creative & unique. I think boro glass is so cool.

Lupe Meter said...

What a fun piece! Also love that focal in the sun...very pretty!

EWA gyöngyös világa! / EWA's World of Beads! said...

Fantastic jewels!


they are so original!
ciao dall'Italia

Melissa said...

Oh that is art to wear. I love the necklace you created. What wonderful movement.

Sandra said...

beautiful work! i really love the Art Noveau piece as well.

TesoriTrovati said...

That ladybug dome is so cool, so Victorian! I love it! Enjoy the day. Erin

Elizabeth said...

Amazing pieces you have created Amber!!!!