Saturday, March 30, 2013

~*BEAD SOUP #7! MY REVEAL! Jewelry created with beads and components sent to me by my swap partner, Pam Farren!*~

This is the 7th * Bead Soup Blog Party *! 
hosted by, Lori Anderson!

~*My name is Amber and my partner for this swap is Pam Farren.*~
You can click on her name throughout this post to be transported to her blog where you can see what I sent to her and what she made with it!

Lampwork beads with goldstone, glazed ceramic beads, 
glass/crystal beads, chain, gears, connectors and copper clasp.

This is my 4th time joining in on the Bead Soul Blog Party!
I love it more and more each time.
My partner created the majority of what she sent me 
which includes jumprings, headpins, clasps and focals!
It was a pleasure to design with her components! 

Pam made this wonderful warm and sturdy copper clasp!
It's perfect for this necklace!

~*To see all of the beads and components 
that my partner sent me, scroll to
 the bottom or, Click HERE*~

The focal pendant Pam made by riveting a piece of bicycle chain 
on to a frame that features a Russian postage stamp on one side and
 a carnival or fair ticket on the other.

She also sent the little capped vial charms which I threaded small beads through.
 The toggle clasp Pam made out of a wooden skateboard deck!
(((I LOVE IT!!!)))

This necklace is reversible!
~*Russian Postage stamp side-*~

~*Ticket side*~

~*Cascading flowers.*~ 
A pair of earrings using beads from the soup!

~*My TYPE of earrings!*~

I created ear hooks from a set of head pins from the soup. 
I produced the flowers, using black shrink plastic and added on the 
typewriter keys which Pam had up-cycled into charms.  
The silver beads from Bali are from a purchase
I made from Lori Anderson, over 5 years ago.
(((I've finally used them, Lori!)))

~*This just happens to be my age.*~

I actually have *8* more pieces that are works in progress
using the beads and components that Pam sent.
I will continue to work on them as time allows!

The purplish disk beads that Pam sent are part of the work in progress above. 
I will be taking this apart to re-work the configuration a bit.
Wire writing is something that I love to do!

Butterflies landing on flowers.

Pam sent me gun metal head pins which I used to create 
"S" hooks and eye pins for several of the pieces.

I've been challenged and so very inspired by the wonderful assortment 
of goods that my partner, Pam Farren has sent me! 
Thank you so much, Pam, for sending me such great stuff! 
I will continue to work on my designs and post more in time!

See that wire sticking out?
It will be cut! This is a test run and will be taken apart. 
The majority of beads, chains, findings and wire that I've used to create my designs- other than what my partner sent me- were bought at Michaels Arts and Crafts store. Michaels has a great selection of beads and jewelry making components to work with! They also have classes too which teach the techniques that I used to make the jewelry! $25 for 2 hours plus the cost of the tools and supplies! Not Bad!

Amber Dawn

Here are the yummy delicious ingredients that my partner, Pam Farren, has sent me to create with!

:::::: If you would like to see what I sent her, please click HERE ::::::

  She made most of what she sent me, including the findings!


 She made some of the head pins and jumprings above too!

It's fantastic!
All of these items feel clean and sturdy in person!
It's been such a pleasure to work with these materials!

~*Thank you, Pam!*~


Alicia Marinache
Amber Dawn     ~*This is me!*~
Barb Solem
Bev Breisinger
Birgitta Lejonklou
Breana Fry
Brenda Sue Lansdowne
Bridget Torres
Carol Dee Myers
Carolyn Chenault
Cassi Paslick
Cece Cormier
Cheryl McCloud
Cindy Wilson
Crystal Thain
Cynthia Riggs
Dana Hickey
Dana James
Darlene Fortier
Deana Hager
Deanna Cox
Deb Brooks
Debra Behrends
Denielle Hagerman
Denise McCabe
Diana Frey
Diana Welte
Dini Bruinsma
DiYana Alcalde
Dolores Raml
Donna Millard
Dot Lewallwn
Duane Clark
Dyanne Cantrell
Eleanor Burian-Mohr
Elisabeth Auld
Elizabeth Owens Dwy
Emily Greer
Enikö Fabian
Erin Grant
Eva Kovacs
Eva Sherman
Gina Hockett
Grace Rotenberg
Gretchen Nation
Hannah Rosner
Heather Davis
Heather Marston
Heather Powers
Ingrid McCue
Jacqueline Marchant
Jan Petek
Janeen Sorensen
Jane-Michael Stallings
Jasvanti Patel
Jayashree Paramesh
Jayne Capps
Jean Yates
Jennifer Cameron
Jennifer LaVite
Joan Williams
Jodie Marshall
Judy Riggs
Julie Anne Leggett
Kat Barron Miller
Kathy Lindemer
Kim Hora
Kim Houston
Kim Sparks
Krafty Max
Kris Lanae Binsfeld
Krista French
Kristen Stevens
Kristi Harrison
Kumi Fisher
Laren Dee Barton
Laura Bracken
Laura Demoya
Laurie Hanna
Laurie Keefe-Cecere
Lea Avroch
Leanne Loftus
Lee Anne Messerschmidt
Leslie Schenkel
Linda Anderson
Linda Djokic
Linda Murphy
Linda Sadler
Lisa Liddy
Lisa Suver
Liz DeLuca
Liz Engriser
Lola Surwillo
Loretta Carstensen
Lori Bergmann
Lori Bowring Michaud
Lori Poppe
Lori Schneider
Lyn Foley
Maddison Langford
Magdalena Sikora
Mallory Hoffman
Marcella Austenfeld
Marcy Lamberson
Maria Clark
Maria Rosa Sharrow
Marianna Boylan
Marie Covert
Marti Conrad
Mary Ellen Merrigan
Mary Harding
Molly Alexander
  Nan Emmett
Niky Sayers
Pam Chesbro
Pam Farren
Pam Sandy
Pam Traub
Pamela Gangler
Patricia Buchanan
Patricia Johnson
Patty Miller
Paula Hisel
Peggy Gabrielson
Perri Jackson
Rachel Baron
Rachel Stanley
Rain Hannah
Rana Wilson
Renetha Stanziano
Robin Reed
Rochelle Brisson
Rose Rushbrooke

Ruth Szapa
Sally Russick
Sandi Volpe
Sandra Pendragon
Sandy Richardson
Sarah Small
Shannon Hicks
Shari Replogle
Sheila Daniels
Sheila Davis
Shiraz Biggie
Shirley Moore
Skylar Bre'z
Staci Smith
Stacie Florer
Stacy Pomerleau
Stephanie Weiss
Sumi Rani
Susan Sheehan
Suzette Bentley
Tamera Norris
Tracy Choy
Tracy Stillman
Valerie Norton
Vicki Holliday

Second Reveal is April 6th.
Third Reveal is April 13th.
Learn more about the Bead Soup Blog Party 


Freestyle Elements said...

Wow, love the components and what you did with them! Beautiful jewelry!

la mar de bonita said...

You've been a busy bee, my dear! Nice designs, I especially love the butterflies on the flower earrings - so cute .... :0)

Birgitta Lejonklou said...

Lots and lots of beautiful jewelry You created here !!
I think my favo is that stunning statement piece at the top but all are lovely indeed :-)

inaurem said...

Firts necklace and earrings are amazing :)

Ingrid said...

Wow, what an awesome post! You did a lovely job and got amazing beads!

Perl - Eni said...

Everything is so beautiful.

maryharding said...

Your necklace is just wonderful. Love and chain with the beads and how you framed that very unique and fun pendant from Pam. Fab!!

coolmoon said...

Very unique! Bravo!

susan sheehan said...

Wow, what a fabulous collection of pieces. Nicely done!

Ahowin said...

Beautiful design!

kathy stemke said...

Great jewelry! The first necklace has a beautiful victorian look. I WANT all the earrings. They're darling.

I’m in the third reveal. Can’t wait.

CIndy said...

Beautiful designs! I love the shrink plastic earrings. That is something I want to try sometime.

April Grinaway said...

Wow weeeee!

re-maker said...

Wow! I love everything, but especially your Carnival necklace. It's inspired!

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

Stunningly beautiful works!Congratulation!

Tracy Mok said...

I love how you worked the chains in that second piece. I've never seen it that way before.

Kristen said...

WOW you have been busy! All your pieces are so unique and fun.

Becky Pancake said...

Amber you did a wonderful job with all your pieces. The wire writing is really awesome.

Maria Rosa Sharrow said...

Wow were you ever busy! Love them all but the typewriter key earrings and the butterfly earrings are simply gorgeous!

Pepita said...

Oh, you were busy with your bead soup!!! So many interesting pieces with some very challenging beads. My favourite are the earrings, both of them.

PiPa said...

Your necklaces are so original!!!

AWJewelry said...

those are fab! Can't wait to see the rest of the "works in progress"

Heather Powers said...

I love the cascading and layered design in the first two necklaces - so fun and original. Looks like you had lots to simmer and stew with for your bead soup, you created a beautiful collection of jewelry.

Cece Cormier said...

Cool designs. Love the lotus earrings.

Jasvanti Patel said...

I am amazed at you beautiful pieces

Dana said...

Wow Amber, those are great pieces you created out of your soup. Love all of them especially he typewriter key earrings.


what funny pieces :)
I'm on the 3rd reveal, I'm visiting all blogs... :)
ciao dall'Italia

Billi's Paper Batiks said...

Love your soup. The pieces are beautiful...all of them. Happy BSBP7. Thank you so much for posting today's reveal list.

Ann said...

Great group of pieces and your wire writing is amazing. Much better than my actual penmanship:) You had some really interesting components to work with and you showcased them well.

Brenda Sue Lansdowne said...

WOW....I don't know which piece I love best!

Lea Avroch said...

I'm so impressed at all the creations you made out of the soup! They're all so pretty & unique in their own way. I'd be hard pressed to find a favorite.

paula hisel said...

i love how all of your unique pieces turned out.

bailaora said...

very interesting fusion of modern elements and romantic design, congratulations!

Pretty Things said...

AMBER! Boy you rocked this OUT! And she seems like the perfect person for you, with her cool art beads she sent. That first necklace is probably my favorite but it's REALLY hard to pick a favorite. You did an amazing job!

(PS -- email me about the piece you want me to make you -- I think I may have found roses, and need to know what your thoughts are).

ACBeads said...

You're very creative. My favourite is the first necklace - it does make a statement and it's elegant. Enjoy the party!

Patricia Johnson said...

I love how you used your soup. So many beautiful pieces. The first necklace is just stunning!

Patina Queen said...

Great work! Your wire writing is nicer than my regular handwriting, ha!

Laurie said...

Very spring...beautiful

Peggy Gabrielson said...

Wonderful many great pieces of jewelry you have created!

Cris Peacock said...

Beautiful!!! So many lovely pieces Dawn! Love the way you designed the necklaces but I think my favorite are the butterfly earrings!

Dolores Raml said...

Wow, you have been busy, love the first necklace the most although everything is really great.

kristibasket said...

Wow, lots of great designs! Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Wow - awesome designs and fabulous soup! :)

Tara P. said...

Wow! Look at those statement pieces! Just gorgeous!

elisabeth said...

Great pieces!

Marti C. said...

Absolutely wonderful pieces you and and the ones you received!

Carol Dee said...

Love, love the "ticket" necklace. And the shrinkydink earrings. Also am amazed how good the wire writing is! What fun!

Kepi said...

Love each piece you did, all very beautiful pieces. I especially like the shrink plastic flower earrings.Great job, yummy soup.

Anonymous said...

stunning and creative designs, love the looping idea on the necklace

I LOVE color! said...

Be blessed to be a blessing and HAPPY EASTER

Dry Gulch said...

What cool designs, love them all

gelfling50 said...

Amazing and stunning pieces you are brilliant I love your style and vision. Thank you for sharing with us all bye for now and Happy beading

Nan Smith said...

Great collection! I love what you made from your soup, especially the fun necklace with the coloured beads and russian ticket pendant. It tells a great story!

Lorelle said...

Great pieces

Here Bead Dragons said...

These are all so pretty - you do wonderful work.


Lori Jean Poppe said...

Amazing work. I love the way each piece is so different and unique.

vovsblog said...

Beautiful Design well done!

Creative Moon said...

Really nice pieces! You had some great things to work with!!! I LOVE your wire writing! That is fantastic! I think my favorite piece was the earrings with the typewriter pieces! Those were awesome! Great work!!!

Audrey Bélanger said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW. Especially the lotus earrings !!

Mary Hicks said...

What a great bunch of designs! I love the wire work! Nice beads, nice work!

Micheladas said...

The typewriter key earrings are gorgeous.. I would soo rock those.. lol I really love the necklace. Great job.

Christine Hansen said...

Oh, Amber, you had such a wonderful soup to work with, and you did magical things with it! The two necklaces are faboo - love the mixed metals and cascade-y loops on both - and those are SUCH a pain to engineer, aren't they? The earrings - oooh, love them all - the #37 ones came together nicely - I love that look, and the cascading flowers are sweet too. Cannot wait to see the finished butterflies landing on flowers ones too. And your wire writing is the bomb! Well done, my friend!

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous assortment of great designs! I love it all, but especially the ticket necklace!

Cheryl McCloud said...'ve been crazy busy! I love the piece with the stamp.

Pam Chesbro said...

OOOohhh...the beauty...loving your necklaces. Amazing how you brought the individual components to life.

Elizabeth Beads said...

Gorgeous work!

Maddy*Moo said...

Wow that's a lot of pieces! Loving the addition of the chain on those necklaces! Bet they look amazing when worn.

B.R.Kuhlman said...

Your designs came out beautifully. I especially love the butterfly earrings. ♥

Dyanne said...

You're earrings are to-die-for!! The necklaces are incredible. Your work is superb!

Kumi at Malie Kai Designs said...

I never tried wire writing but seeing how beautiful they are, you have inspired me to try! Beautiful creations!

Kimberly said...

GORGEOUS! I think the carnival ticket necklace is my favorite but they are ALL awesome sauce!

Kimberly said...

Your pieces are amazing, love the creativity!

Krafty Max said...

I love the way everything flows, but the butterfly earrings....amazing!! ~KM

Mulligan Stew Jewelry said...

A Jewelry Box full of beauties! So much unique creativity, so many wonderful pieces! WOW!

Shari Replogle said...

What a beautiful soup you had to create with. And, absolutely gorgeous designs you have created with them! I especially love the reversible necklace !

EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC said...

Your pieces are all awesome! Love what you did with all of your goodies - especially the postage stamp/ticket!

Sea of Dreams said...

So many pretty pieces you've created...they are all amazing!

coffeeaddict said...

it's so obvious you and your partner had such great time creating the components and the jewellery for this soup. I love the Russian stamp necklace with the pair of identical tube beads.

Shirley Moore said...

I so love those black shrink earrings! Aren't you just thrilled at all the pieces you got to create? That was what happened to me on the last one, the pieces just kept flowing. I'd love to know more about wire writing, that is such a lovely piece. Great work!!

JaneMichael said...

Your use of chain is great! I bet they have great movement when worn.

The Creative Klutz said...

wow fantasic pieces you've made ... I love that first necklace - the drape of it is beautiful =)

HundredColors said...

Each design is so original and very beautiful!

Bonita Bead said...

As I scrolled down and your first necklace appeared all I could think of was WOW. Then I scrolled down and viewed the remaining creations and they were all WOW. You received a wonderful bead soup and you did it proud. You are very creative.

Lori Bergmann said...

WOW, you created so many yummy and unique pieces with your soup and my favorite is that first showstopper of a necklace! *Ü*

Karen M said...

You put it all together so nicely.

Mimi {SignatureSterling} said...

Amber, you are truly an "inventive soul" - beautiful designs!

Lilyweeds at Augusta Kent Studio said...

just such lovely work, Amber. I cannot pick a favorite. they are all so beautiful. ~diana

Renetha said...

I can tell you had a lot of fun with your soup. Love the earrings!

LiliKrist said...

The Cascading flowers is so beatiful =)

Shirley Hall said...

Wonderful! You created a lot out of your soup--I love them all.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! I love your pieces very much, you did so much with them!

Laney Izzybeads said...

Wow! what a soup, great pieces and really fabulous jewellery.

Robin Reed said...

So very cool! Love the fun vibe and the reversibility of the necklace. The components are really cool and so are the designs you made!!Have a Blessed Day!

Karen Mitchell said...

Great designs with interesting components. Love it!

anafiassa said...

Lovely work! I am very impressed with the beautiful things that you created! (And so many of them--you certainly have been busy!)

Lupe Meter said...

Awesome made use of all the beautiful soup you received!! Beautiful creations!

Metal Me This said...

Great work! You were busy!

BluMoon said...

Wow, what an amazing array of wonderful things you have made I love the earrings with the blue butterflies and the necklace but all are lovely!

salla said...

I am truly stunned by the sheer number of items you managed to create! My favorites are the earrings!

Cheryl Gangle said...

Wow-your bead soup was over flowing! How neat! And your creations are awesome. I would be proud to wear any of them! Thanks for sharing.

Bobbie said...

What an interesting and exciting mix of components you got to work with - and you made some really great stuff with it. I particularly like all of the earrings!

Bev said...

I love the pieces you made with such awesome soup!

Susanm said...

Great designs. It's clear from looking at all your pieces that you had fun making them.

Nchantme said...

All your pieces are pretty! Congratulations!

Gaia Copia said...

Your jewelry is so cool! You did great things with your soup. What a wonderful combination between edgy modern and vintage. You pulled all of the pieces together with great style!
Emily (Gaia Copia)
Love seeing your polyclay!

Rochelle Brisson said...

You received such a cool soup! And then you created some even cooler pieces! I looove the first necklace :)

RanaLea said...

I love it all! So creative!!

Barbara Mason said...

Such fun designs -very the earrings with the typewriter keys...

Peikkonen said...

Love the stamp necklace!

Mowse Doyle said...

What a wonderful soup to work with. the variety of your creativity is amazing. Look forward to seeing the other items you make.

Shalini Austin said...

Amazing collection!

I have only recently started writing words in wire and you have definitely inspired me to keep at it and try to make them as good as yours :-)

Marva said...

oh how cool!!! I've been wanting to get back to jewelry making but don't have time right now. Your wire writing is awesome!!! That is not as easy as one might think it is!

Kathy Lindemer said...

Great designs!

Rose said...

What a lot! You are a seriously busy person. Pretty selection of earrings.

glassymom said...

Beautiful Jewelry!! Love how creative you are with your picture taking too!! :-)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pieces, very unique and original!

marina kosovic said...

Love it!

sam Waghorn said...

What a fabulous collection of beautiful jewellery, i can not choose between them they are all so great.

gite said...

love your butterflies and your typewriter-earrings. And your necklace with the stamp is very trendy
greets Gite

CraftyHope said...

You really got some fun pieces from Pam to play with and I think you did a great job with them. The necklace with the focal she sent is really great. The same is true of the cascading flower earrings. Shoot. . .I think all the items you made are pretty cool!