Sunday, June 20, 2010

Bead Soup Part Day #2 -- My Reveal

The Bead Soup Swap Party started yesterday! Visit the artists listed below and return to tell me who is your favorite!

You will notice that today is my scheduled Reveal date and Heather Pyle of My Muse my bead buddy's is several days away. That is so we can all ohh and ahhh over the wonderful masterpieces that have been created in this monumental swap/challenge involving nearly 100 artists all organized by Lori Anderson of Pretty Thing.

This is what I got from Heather in May. The inspiration is the carved limestone Heather had seen at the Alamo. I have an ancestral connection to the Alamo and also love medieval carvings which I described in this blog {HERE} I was so excited to receive these gorgeous beads. And I loved the strand of wood beads as well as the patinated deep bronze chain and toggle set.
This is the Sneak Peek I posted a few days ago.
And another closer look at the beautiful filigree ring and key toggle.

And here is the finished piece. I wore it a couple of time and receive loads of compliments and the 'stones' are as light as a feather so I did not get a headache -- love that!
I had enough left over to make at least one more piece and a set or two of earrings. I will post those during the week.
This is what I sent to Heather. Stay tuned, her Reveal is June 25th
Now go out there into Blog-o-land and visit these fine artists, leave comments -- we all love comments!
June 20th
16. Emanda, Artemisia Studio (YOU ARE HERE X)
17. Marie, Skye Jewels
18. Loretta, Designs By Loretta
19. Stacy, Sissy and Jack's
20. Joanna, Filcowe
21. Diane, Diane Hawkey
22. Marianna, Pretty Shiny Things
24. Marcie, La Bella Joya

Also, if you have not already, sign up for my Birthday Giveaway {HERE}. It is going on all week, so come back at the end of the party to see who won.

50 comments:

moonlitfantaseas said...

I love your necklace and I'm sure you get tons of compliments on it when you wear it! its beautiful

steufel said...

Nice job! regards Stefanie

Kella said...

This is a beautiful piece of jewellery, perfectly executed.

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

What a gorgeous necklace! I really like what you did with the branch and the beads, cool!

Lois Moon said...

Fabulous design - the leaf bar beneath the large oval - the contrast of delicate and heavy, metal and matte - is really striking. Bravo!

Regina said...

What a great necklace. Love the story behind the beads and your personal connection to them. I am sure you will treasure this one. Congratulations on a great design.

Lorelei said...

Nice creative way to use the focal!!

Nicki said...

Reminds me of the ancient greek temples we visited so many time. Very nice piece and unique necklace,Emanda.

bellajoya said...

I love your creative use of the focal! Using the leaf bar to hang the rest of the focal was sheer genuis. Great job!

Cathryn said...

Oh My! My first response was "What is she going to do with THOSE beads?!?!?!" And when I saw it, my next response was "That's beautiful--I want it!" You know it's good if I want something!

Interestingly enough, I just purchased some pieces similar to your bead soup--and didn't have a clue of what to do with them. You've given me ideas! Now I need to rummage around and see if I have interesting beads to go with them! Thank you!

Spirited Earth said...

this soup mix was so interesting,i've always loved limestone buildings, heather so captured that warm color.
i love what you did with the focal...beautifully done.

Debbie/ Prairie Emporium said...

I love your necklace!!! Something I would love to wear myself.

Janet said...

On now I really love this pc youve created! Its so demurely sweet and delicate. It is just sooooo lovely I just Love it! I am so impressed with this it is like a timeless pc from an ancient archeological dig. Job so well done!!

..going nowhere to nowhere... said...

Very, very cool...

Julianna Cannon said...

What a fantastic piece~ the focal area is perfect for highlighting those beautiful artbeads and I love the delicate feel of it. Beautiful.

Heather said...

You made my beads sing Emanda!! Love how you strung the whole entire piece! I am so glad you had a connection to the Alamo because you captured the essence of what I felt there that was so inspiring in your necklace. I am proud to have such a talented and creative partner!!

Marie Cramp said...

Wonderful!! Love the way you combined everything!

diane hawkey said...

That is a fabulous design! I love the combination of materials.

Megilon said...

Beautiful design! It looks so light and dainty.

Anna Lear said...

What a beautiful design; I love how you balanced the larger beads with the delicate chain. You'll get many more compliments on this piece, I'm sure -- and I look forward to seeing what else you make with the remaining beads!

Silver Parrot said...

Great job, E! I like it!

Christine said...

I really, really like this piece. It's very earthy and the leaf bar just makes that whole focal so interesting and attractive. Beautiful!

Rebecca said...

What a stunning selection of beads you had to work with! Beautiful work. I am so excited to see what Heather comes up with - I just love the colours of the beads you sent her!

Pretty Things said...

Wow, what amazing beads to work with, and you did an outstanding job! Awesome!

Jo said...

What a beautiful piece of jewellery! I love the central section, especially the branch. This is definitely something I would wear myself!

Lisa said...

I love what you did with this piece...great balance and flow in the design.

Jennifer Cameron said...

I ADORE the focal assemblage! Those wooden beads are incredibly cool too.

Loretta said...

Great job you did with your bead soup ingredients. I love the necklace

cindydolezaldesigns said...

Very nice. I love the necklace. It looks like it would go with anything.

Kate said...

It looks great Emanda, of all the soup mixes I'd seen at the Flickr group and on blogs, yours I have been anticipating the most I think! I love what you've done with the components and can't wait to see more!

VanBeads said...

That is an awesome piece! I love those beads and the nature theme. I looooove nature themed jewelry! Beautiful!

Marieke said...

I really like what you made with your soup.. a beautiful delicate necklace

Laurel said...

Love, love, love! What a great piece! Kudos to you!

Whitney Lassini said...

What an amazing piece! Very delicate and feminine. Wonderful!

Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Love the earthy look of this piece!

Boot ~C said...

I really like how it looks like more than one necklace, nice work

TesoriTrovati said...

It just keeps getting better. I love the archaic look of those components. And that branch would have surely thrown me for a loop. I love what you have done, Emanda!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Cindy said...

Emanda, your piece is just gorgeous..what a beautiful design!

Denise Yezbak Moore said...

Great job, I really like this piece. I love the way you incorporated the chain into the focal point. It is romantic yet, earthy! Very lovely.

drachenei said...

Lovely. Nice work.

ViviBijoux said...

All these pieces are such statements on their own and yet you've matched and set them all so that they simply work!good job! smiles, Virginie

Barbara Bechtel said...

I really like how you hung the connector below the main focal! Very interesting! And I love how earthy it is with the wooden beads!

Pearl and Pebble said...

I love the earthiness. This is fabulous. Great design!!! The way you used the connector is terrific too:)

BahamaDawn said...

what an eye catching necklace!! great job!

Michelle said...

great necklace...it crosses earthiness with a Victorian vibe. Love it!
Bead Happy!
Michelle

Nancy said...

I love the carved stone quality of the beads that you got. This is a great necklace that really highlights them!!

one-eared pig said...

SO pretty!

missficklemedia.com said...

This is stunning! I love what you did with the focal!

Valerie said...

A very unique piece of jewelry. You did a great job!

Patti said...

Great necklace! Love that focal!