Saturday, September 17, 2011

Soups on!

A few weeks ago I joined Lori's Bead Soup Blog Party.
Everyone got paired up and we exchanged our beads (A focal bead, a clasp and a few spacer beads)
My partner was Wendy Blum  (you might remember I sent her this soup mix)
She sent me this amazing Peruvian Amazonite focal, silver toggle, pearls and crystals.
Once I received my soup mix, I knew I had to make something with an ocean theme.

Bead Soup mix that Wendy Blum sent me! The Peruvian Amazonite pendant is so much prettier in person! I love it!

So off to the studio to make some "ocean" beads to go with my soup mix...
This is what I made, a Carmel by the Sea Necklace...

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With a seaside glass bezel to hang the focal, a amazonite colored heart and a starfish all wrapped in sterling.

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A little glass bottle is filled with beach sand from Carmel California.
(I collect sand from the beaches I visit)

Thanks again to our party host, Lori for putting on such a fun party!
If you'd like to check out all the party goers, here is the list.
Thanks for stopping by...xo

72 comments:

Lorelei Eurto said...

Hello my former BSBP partner!! Gorgeous colors! So fun and ocean-y! I miss summer already! That little vial with sand, BRILLIANT IDEA! I always wonder what to fill little vials with like that. This is genius!

Regina said...

What a delightful piece, playful and a nice keepsake of fun times. Lovely.

terri wlaschin said...

What a fun, whimsical piece. Great job!

Terri

Pearl and Pebble said...

Beautiful job! The colors just pop!

moonlitfantaseas said...

just beautiful!love the ocean theme!

Wendy said...

I'm sneaking on here before we leave and I'm just in AWE! I LOVE IT! I love that you used orange and blue together... one of my fave color combos! It's just beautiful! :)

BackstoryBeads said...

What a stunning contrast the orange brings to your necklace! Your design is as crisp as the ocean air!

rockcreekcreations said...

I love the amazonite that you got, and a wonderful mix of lampwork beads. Nice job!!

WondrousStrange said...

So colorful and summer at the beach feeling...look good against that tan!

maneki said...

Beautiful and fun necklace! I like how you added orange for a colour combo that just pops. Neat bail too. And interesting idea to include some real beach sand, making it into a sort of memento.

Pixybug Designs said...

Awesome piece Maria! Your beads really compliment the soup mix! Lovely!

Lori Greenberg said...

Nice addition to the soup for a great piece!

Shaiha said...

What a fun necklace! That color combo really makes it pop!

Shiraz said...

How fun! I'm impressed with the color you added to the soup ingredients you received.

ladyhawthorne said...

WOW! Excellent work and a really fun piece.

Moobie Grace said...

Amazing...there's nothing else I can say...that covers it! :)

EmandaJ said...

What a great piece -- love the colors and the beachy inspiration. We’re all being pushed outside our comfort zones — with amazing results!

Enjoy the hop,
Emanda
http://artemisiastudio.blogspot.com/2011/09/bead-soup-reveal.html

Stacey said...

What an awesome piece! I absolutely love the orange that you paired with the blue. Love the little bottle of sand (so cool that you collect sand from those beaches you visit). What a fun piece this will be to wear!!!

B. R. Kuhlman said...

Totally adore the colors in this, and that little vial of sand is such a lovely touch. Great work!

Cindy Cima said...

Gorgeous! Love the addition of the glass bottle!

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!!! ;)

Karyn B said...

Isn't that just exquisite! Love the personal touch with the vial, too.

Lori Anderson, Pretty Things said...

First, I LOVE Carmel Beach, CA. I was stationed in Monterey at the language school there in 1988. Sigh. Such memories. That bottle of sand draws me.

I like how you handled making a bail for the pendant, and your lampwork is always so wonderful to look at. Well done!

I hope you'll join me next time -- the blog badge and dates are up on my blog now.

Love, Lori

Elizabeth said...

I love what you have done here !! Your lamp work beads are amazing!! I love that hanging bail!!! Super job! Great to meet you!!

Sweet Freedom said...

Oh, you talented torch wizards - able to whip up a few beads to go with anything! This is beautiful, and the vial of sand is killer!

one-eared pig said...

Perfect!

Holly said...

Oh
My
Goodness.

What a wonderful necklace you whipped up with this awesome soup you received! Your lampwork dressed up this focal incredibly...and it was lovely initially! Wow.

KayzKreationz said...

The beads you made to go with your soup made it really pop. And the piece to hang the focal from is so fun. I love the idea of the little glass vial with the sand in it, too. A wonderful beachy feeling/theme.

Christine Altmiller said...

this is the yummiest, happiest, brightest piece i have seen! i just love it!!!

Elisabeth said...

love the orange and blue together - and the loop on your lampwork to hang the focal is pretty darn cool!

Lara Lutrick said...

Super duper cute! That little vial of sand, perfect!

Lara Lutrick said...

Super duper cute! That little vial of sand, perfect!

Silver Parrot said...

How cute is that little orange starfish?! Darling necklace...great job!

la mar de bonita said...

Yes Mam - that rocks! Orange is such a wonderful combination to blue. I love your bracelet and I love your pretty lampwork beads! Greetings, Michi

Grubbi said...

Great piece, love the colours, very fun!

Christals Creations said...

I love the way you've added in the orange. Just gorgeous. I am just off to read the last post about your table as it caught my eye just as the post a comment came up. :o)

Lupe Meter said...

Awesome design...colorful soup! You did an awesome job! Love the little orange starfish! Beautiful!

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Gorgeous!

Davinia said...

Beautiful colour combo, and the the little starfish are divine. Perfect summer pice.

Maggie said...

I love the ocean, who doesn't! It was a great direction for your necklace. Your lampwork is perfect for the piece and that bottle of sand is genius. Nicely done!

coffeeaddict said...

so pretty and the sand bottle blew me away! What a superb idea.

Keri Lee Sereika said...

This piece is stunning!!! I love the little bottle of sand, the awesome way you attached the pendant through the loop on your bead and yes your beads are AMAZING! I don't know how to make glass beads but would love to learn. How does one start to learn that skill? Is there a good "beginners website" perhaps? Any info you can share would be lovely.

Jen V. said...

Love your beach interpretation...it was a delightful surprise to see that fantastic orange!! Can't wait to go see more of your work.
Jen

Lori's Glassworks said...

Wonderful! You have created a terrific piece of wearable art. I like your use of color and texture and I think your lampwork is amazing! The little bottle of sand is perfect...Love it, want it. Thank you for sharing your artistic process along the way. Cheers!
Lori

CraftyHope said...

I adore the beach theme and the bright colors. So much fun. I've got a little bottle of sand (and shells and coral) from a trip last year that I keep meaning to work into a design.
Anyway. . .your necklace is fantastic!! Yummy soup!

Kelly J. R. said...

"So off to the studio to make some beads..." HA! I love it! I admire your talent. Not many people can say that aforementioned statement. How cool.

Shyme said...

What a lovely, colorful and fun necklace!

CraftyHope said...

I adore the beach theme and the bright colors. So much fun. I've got a little bottle of sand (and shells and coral) from a trip last year that I keep meaning to work into a design.
Anyway. . .your necklace is fantastic!! Yummy soup!

Molly Alexander said...

Wow - this is definitely one of my favorite pieces! The beads you made to compliment the soup mix you received couldn't be more perfect - I LOVE the glass bezel! Beautiful! :)

Terri said...

Love to the 3rd power! I just adore what you added to your soup mix! It turned out gorgeous! Really Soup-er!

FryeStyle said...

Another new lampwork artist to check out! I like the complementary color scheme you used. The addition of sand in a glass bottle was a nice little surprise. Great job!

Jennifer Cameron said...

You took some already gorgeous soup and ELEVATED the crap out of it! Dang I love the addition of the orange (hello! I never would have chosen orange!) and the vial of sand is such a special touch. Love it!

Shirley said...

Oh wow! Love the orange with the blue! So jealous you can just "pop out to the studio" and make some beads!! Your design is simply stunning. Awesome job!!

Heidi said...

So fun & colorful. Love it!

I LOVE color! said...

I am so sorry I am so late hopping your way. My computer dug it's heels in and said Not gon'a go thaat fast.:^)
Your designs are nothing short of amazing.
Be blessed to be a blessing

Riki Schumacher said...

WEll, I'm late, but loving your colors! Great job, too much fun. And I use and love Square. Riki

hello gorgeous said...

oooo, very colourful and ocean themed.... fab! ;o)

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx

Bead Lola Bead said...

Oh how I love those colors and those beads!!! Beautiful, beautiful necklace!!!

Beadaholique said...

Just beautiful! The addition of orange to the blue was a great choice. Your beads are gorgeous!

Julie and Andrea

Amy said...

Oh my goodness! I gasped with delight when I saw what you did with your soup! I am crazy for orange and I love your necklace!!!

gail vanderster-zwang aka angelmoose said...

beautiful fun piece! great to remember summer!

T... said...

wonderful piece I love the slash of orange...wow

Fire Phoenix said...

Amazing colour combination!

Bobbie said...

Oooh, you really captured the spirit of the seaside - and the touch of the sand is really a great idea!

Lyn Foley said...

Really great - love your beads.

CabariBeads.com said...

so pretty!

pinkchapeau said...

gorgeous!! I love the orange and blue combination!! And the little bottle of sand is the perfect touch!

jelveh Designs said...

how very nice, I love the idea of collecting sand from beaches you visit, very lovely piece...

Janet said...

Just Lovely Maria!!

Jenni said...

Delightful..love the colour combination and the addition of your own beads and sand...just a great look and so well thought out.
jenni

chicandfrog said...

The detail with the little bottle filled with sand was a nice touch to a lovely necklace.

Ambra

Ann said...

Fantastic, the beads you created brought the beach to life. Great show of both the ingredients you received and your own talent.