17.9.11

... show and tell

... is finally here and no matter where in the world you are playing from, the BSBP is well under way! I just love the soup ingredients my partner Lesley sent me from the UK - they were a real departure from my usual colour, shape and component "routine" so it was a "real" challenge in so many ways! Putting together something I was finally happy with has kept me busy over the past few weeks ... stringing and re-string till I finished this!



... gorgeous multi faceted Czech beads - yum!


From my previous post, you can see that I have not used all the componenets but I did substitute others that mixed and matched .... I used my wirework skills to create a purpose made fancy head pin made from 20 guage copper wire to match the textured copper toggle, which I just luv!
I am happy with my final product - now to head off to buy something "nice" to wear with it! Thanks Lori for all your hard work in coordinating world wide players - I will enjoy my vino tonight as I start my blog hop to check out what other have created!


35 comments:

Mrs Cake said...

just WOW. it all really pops! :)

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Great use of that bright and delicious mix! Love the copper toggle in front.

la mar de bonita said...

And how it pops! ;0) Nice piece!
Greetings, Michi

Lutka And Co. said...

Lovely colors & pretty focal!

Pretty Things said...

I am SO sorry for being late -- today our internet provider decided to crash. My stress level is through the roof, to say the least! They're still working on it, but it's like dial-up.

That toggle is the BOMB. LOVE it. And orange is not seen that much in jewelry, but interestingly, when I have a piece on my table to sell at shows, it tends to go. Try it with turquoise and wood in a bracelet -- that's been the latest favorite of my customers.

You did a fabulous job!


I hope you participate again!

Love, Lori

Hot Fudge said...

I could almost eat it!

KayzKreationz said...

That turned out so pretty. I love the colors in it. They really pop. Wonderful.

JenniferJangles said...

Great necklace!I love the orange, it's one of the new spring Pantone colors.

TorqueStory said...

It really does sing fall and sweater weather!!

susie said...

OMGoodness...your soup is DELICIOUS my Friend!!! I adore your design, it's truly stunning! Well done, another AMAZING cup of BEAD SOUP from a very talented designer!!! ;)

coffeeaddict said...

This is such a bold statement piece and you did an incredible job. I'm not used to working with such large components either and can totally see why this kept you busy for weeks.

Sweet Freedom said...

You've done a wonderful job! That orange would have been a huge challenge for me - I love it!

Lupe Meter said...

Love these vivid colors! That copper clasp is stunning! You did a wonderful job with your soup!

Maggie said...

Very pretty necklace! Perfect for fall and the changing colors of the leaves.

Wendy said...

Very cheerful and pretty necklace!

Mylene said...

How clever to make your own matching headpin for the focal.... it looks great alongside the clasp.

Deci said...

Wow! That's HOT!

Jennifer Cameron said...

Very juicy and yummy. I love everything about it.

Tracy said...

A luscious soup mix and beautiful autumn design...lovely.

I LOVE color! said...

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Bead Lola Bead said...

What a vibrant piece of eye candy! I really love it! I can't wait for the leaves in my neighborhood to turn this color!!! =D

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Fun, funky, and FABULOUS :) Well done!

Terri said...

A Lovely Vibrant piece. It has a transitional feel from the summer to Autumn. You did a Soup-er Job!

Beadaholique said...

Beautiful! So much life to the piece!

Julie and Andrea

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

I love the bright colors, and orange is the bomb! Awesome focal. Great job.

Bobbie said...

What a great, warm piece you created! And something that gives you an excuse to go shopping for something to "go with" can't be all bad, right? Nice job!

CraftyHope said...

What a fun necklace that's sure to brighten any outfit! Nicely done!

Boot ~C said...

the sun is giving this the most beautiful glow, I like the toggle in front

maneki said...

Lovely colourful necklace! You pulled those bright colours well, I think. Great job!

Sally Anderson said...

This is a beautiful necklace. I love how you put the pieces together w/ that awesome toggle! Nice work!

Christine Altmiller said...

FABULOUS colors!!! this is beautiful!

Christine said...

Fun, happy necklace - love it!!

chicandfrog said...

That orange was a real challenge, but you did great!

Ambra

pinkchapeau said...

Really well done, it's so bright and happy!

Ann said...

Nicely done, you used your own stash very well.