Saturday, April 27, 2013

SOUP IS DONE!!!

I have been waiting months to show you what I made for my Bead Soup.  Participating in this was sooooo exciting for putting my soup together, then receiving mine from Terry, to visiting 500 great beading artist blogs.  Here is a small recap of my partner and what she sent to me. 
I just love the colors.  Now it took me some time before I knew what to do with the focal --------- I have to do some thing special.  During the time my soup was simmering  Tracy Stanely came to my local bead shop to teach Wire Jewelry classes. I took all but one because I knew I wanted to use what I learned to add some spice to my soup.

I'm a lucky girl right to have a local bead shop that brings great Jewelry Artist to Alaska.  If you ever have the chance to take a class from her she is a blast. The book is also wonderful.

 Well with that said it time to dish up my soup.  Come on and pull up a seat at my table.  Do smell creativity??? Let me know what you think.


 What do you think?? It is a two strand necklace I used eye-pins to put it together to give it movement and an organic feel when i wear it.  Let me tell you I were it all the time.The cranberry bead that Terry sent me just make the whole collection pop. I was also sent tiny flat beads in yellow, gray, and cream. What a collection.


Now lets talk about that focal bead is it to just die for.  When I opened the package I have never seen a bead that had so much detail so much to look at. I'm new to this beading thing.  Yes, I have jumped in with my eyes wide open but this bead was so lovely  tears of joy and honor came.  At that moment I was scared that my soup could not match up to what Terry had sent me, but she loved it and made some wonder full jewelry. Check it out here.  I'm going to give you a minute to savory the soup, taste the flavors, let the notes have a party in your mouth with each spoon full.


There were so many bead that I had to make a second necklace.  This one is a long single strand necklace that has a bohemian feel.  Are you ready for desert, that is exactly what this one is the icing on the cake --- 
 The focal bead is wrapped in two layers of metal that is pulled up about the bead to secure it in place

Let's start with the handmade copper clasp.

 More of those great ingredients that Terry sent in her soup. Don't those cranberry beads pop--- and those yellow one.  I think I forgot to mention two spices that were sent one was a light brown bead that I just loved--I have been looking for more of the color--- it was a neutral that I feel in love with, and the cream bead that you see mixed through-out both pieces.

Let me give you a second to finish your desert.

The heart I made in Tracey's class it is 2 layers of metal that has been texturized.  The heart in the center it wire that is wrapped and beads wired inside. 
I hope that you liked the meal---- drop me a line and let me know if this rookie did Terry's Bead Soup.  Don't forget to go over to Terry's to see what she did with my soup

27 comments:

kathy stemke said...

The soup is delicious! Yummy.
kathy

pinkchapeau said...

Natalie!!! So happy to see what you did with your soup! What a creative way to use the focal bead! That does look like a fun necklace. I LOVE the second one. The heart is amazing. And all of the colors make my heart sing!! You really have a natural talent for this-I can see your background in quilting coming through in those great color combinations.

Thank you for being a great partner....I have gotten so many compliments on the flower focal that you made for me.

JuLee said...

What a colorful soup! You certainly did the gorgeous focal proud. And did I understand that you made the heart focal yourself. It is GREAT!

said...

I LOVE your pieces, great metal work, they are stunning!!
you are very talented.
I love the design and color palette too.
ciao dall' Italia

Jeweled Inspirations said...

What a wonderful soup you have been given. I love what you have done with it. I absolutely love the heart pendant! Stunning!

said...

I'm in Ancona, Marche, on the Adriatic cost.

I hope you will enjoy your next trip here... where will you go?

I'm glad you like my photos and my jewels

bailaora said...

very inventive projects!congrats!

Beetique said...

Everything looks great. I haven't been doing jewelry very long but am a friend of Terry's and we both hang out at the B'Sues Creative Group on facebook.

Nelly May said...

Ooh yummy yummy yummy! And gotta love that focal heart you made.

PiPa said...

I so love how you played with colors and with both focals, the second one is my fav

Just Beads said...

Wow! That's stunning. I love your wire work on the haert focal. It's really great.

Deb Fortin said...

your colour selections and combos are wonderful. very BOHO CHIC. Love the metal heart. I love to work with wire and metal so I may give this a try.
Lovely, lovely, pieces.

ACBeads said...

Two beautiful and modern necklaces. I love them both. I hope you don't mind but when posting the photo for the 2nd necklace you've repeated the photo for the 1st necklace. Great work.

Sandra Young said...

Beautiful, colorful meal.

VasDea said...

Your heart necklace is fab, great job.

VasDea said...

Your heart necklace is fab, great job.

la mar de bonita said...

I love the heart you've made! It's full of the joys of life - such vibrant colours with a wonderful metal and wire work, Natalie :0)

NataschaM said...

So colorful, happy desings. Great work!

Terri said...

Artsy, Bold, and Beautiful! Really Soup-er!

Becky Pancake said...

Natalie you did an amazing job with your soup. The first focal looks great with the copper. Your heart is outstanding.

Patricia Johnson said...

Amazing job with your soup! Great designs...love the heart!

Dawn Horner said...

Yay I found you Natalie!! Your bead soup work is awesome - What a great idea to texture up that heart with all the colors, it turned out fabulous. But I am super drawn to the metal work you did with the focal, that is a great different way to use it! Thank you so much for being part of my night last night and I look forward to following your bloggy world :)

Christine said...

Your necklaces are so beautiful and colorful!!

CraftyHope said...

Both of your necklaces turned out so beautifully! I love that you took a new skill and incorporated it into your soup. The focal you made for that second necklace is so intricate, so cool. Nicely done!

windbent said...

I love both focals and you showcased them well.

Cornerstoregoddess said...

So hard to get the full feel of a necklace in a photograph. You pulled it off beautifully, with your beautiful pieces.

Bev said...

Very colorful soup pieces! I like the heart focal - very out of the box. Great job!