Friday, March 09, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal.....Finally!!

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Some of you know already about the past week....no laptop for over a week and the passing of my BFF's dear mother, may she rest in peace. I won't go into it again except as a means of explanation for why I haven't posted my Bead Soup Blog Party creation until now. I finally got my laptop back, uploaded my pics from my external HD...thank G-D that worked cause I don't know where I'd be without my photos!

My Bead Soup Blog partner was Kristie Roeder of Artisan Clay. She sent not one, but three focals to play with. I only had time to use 1 so far, but definitely plan to use the others at some point in the future. For this piece, I used her clay donut for the focal and some of the amazonite rounds she sent. I made a couple of lampwork glass lentils to match as well as some glass discs for the other side. I decided to go with a copper clasp I had in my collection to pick up some of the coppery highlights in the drops that you see on the left of the pendant. Hope you like it! Please go check out Lori Anderson's blog and visit the numerous super talented folks involved in this.

33 comments:

Doris Stumpf said...

I love your work! Have a nice day, greetings, Doris

Cheryl Dunham said...

That's a pretty design. I didn't get to do this swap, but I've been checking out everyone's creations and all have been real nice.

tappingflamingo said...

Your soup came out deliciously (is that a word? lol oh well). I like the way you used your seed beads. In the past I've done two BSBP, but this time I wasn't chosen. I went ahead and did one on my own. You can check it out here. http://tappingflamingo.blogspot.com/2012/03/blog-soup-non-participant.html

Milla Hope said...

Looks very nice....

Kashmira said...

Wow!!!

Skye said...

Very nice :) Worth the wait ;)

Snazzy Doodle Designs said...

I love your necklace! Love the colors!. I like how you used all the different beads, lampwork and seed beads and your clay focal. It really all works very well together. Sorry you have been going thru a rough patch, hope things get better

Sandra Young said...

Glad you made it! It was worth the wait - beautiful focal and toggle - love what you've created!

Charis Designs said...

How pretty- I'm always amazed by you amazing artists who "just make a bead" to go with something! It's lovely.

Patti Van said...

My sympathies to you and your friend... however, so glad you could be there for her. That focal is awesome...and the beads you made to match are simply stunning! This is a fabulous creation!

Lori Anderson said...

Totally worth the wait! And I'm truly sorry for your loss. Thoughts are with you.

Keri Lee Sereika said...

This is so soft and natural feeling Lea! I adore the color scheme and I think that your choice of copper clasp was the perfect one!

Bonnie said...

Well worth the wait. It's a great piece!

JanelDudleyBeads said...

Wow Lea, it's gorgeous!

Lara Lutrick said...

Lea, it is lovely. You used the disk really well and it is a fun and wearable piece.

Andra said...

So glad you got your laptop back. The necklace is beautiful. Your necklace reminds me of walking on the beach finding cool seashells, feeling soft summer breezes, and listening to ocean waves.

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Oh that is just lovely! So sorry to hear about your trials :( ((HUGS)) I hope things get easier soon!

adlinah said...

Your lampwork lentils are really pretty and worked wonderfully in that necklace design. Really looking forward to seeing what you make with the other focals you were sent.

Heidi at MyBeadTherapy said...

Beautiful design! I love it and how you photographed it with the sea star. Lovely!

Ribasus said...

Beautiful piece and fantastic product photography too! WOW!!!!!

Ann said...

Great necklace. I'm sorry to hear of your friend's loss.

Charlie said...

You made a great necklace! It so simple but remains beautiful. Good job :)

Alicia said...

Beautiful necklace: reminds me of the ocean, very light and organic.

Jo said...

Wow! That is such a beautiful necklace!

Jean said...

you did great it was worth the wait, hope life gets a little smoother for you.

Spirited Earth said...

that is a gorgeous necklace, lovely work

Bead-Mused said...

It looks great!

crafty1 said...

GORGOUS!!!! that makes me feel like I lived by the Ocean (no where near any in Nebraska) LOL. what a wonderful piece.

Jean A. Wells said...

Your work is beautiful and definitely worth the wait. Love your seed bead fancy work. Great job! Glad to hear you got your 'puter back complete with pictures.

Pelima Jewellery Design said...

Love it. So worth waiting for :)

CraftyHope said...

I'm so sorry for you loss.

I am glad to get to see this necklace though. It's stunning. It has a really beachy vibe without being obvious about it. I like!!

Jenn said...

I love the design! That is so wearable. I'm sure people will be wanting to wear that cool necklace! Fabulous!

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

What a really beautiful necklace...love it.
Sonya