9.19.2011

Bead Soup Blog Party.. finally

I'm a couple of days late, but hey, better late than never, right?

To start.. My partner for this Soup was Ingrid McCue.  Poor Ingrid had to send me 2 sets of beads because the first set got lost in the mail :(  Judging by the set I got, I can only imagine what the first set looked like.  This is what she sent:
A gorgeous mixture of Indian Agate, Carnelian, Labradorite, and a set of mystery beads I think are Jasper

As luck would have it, I did end up with 2 sets of beads.  And by luck, I mean bad luck on Ingrid's part.  An injury put her out of commission for a few days, and so Lori was kind enough to send some beads as well.
Marsha Neal Studio [ceramic] pendant, Tierracast toggle, matte rose quartz pebbles, and Czech glass

Out of these, here's what I created with what I received from Ingrid:

Carnelian & Labradorite with a Leaher Wrapped Jasper Donut
The photo doesn't do the carnelian justice.  These beads are the most beautiful red-orange I have ever seen. I paired the carnelian rounds with labradorite disks, with a couple of faceted agate beads in there for good measure.  The donut I wrapped with red leather cord and it hangs from a silver bail.
Indian Agate with Fancy Jasper
With this one, I just had to go simple and let the beads speak for themselves.  Just look at the colors!  To the Indian Agate Ingrid sent, I added some smaller, faceted agate beads, along with even smaller fancy jasper beads for some contrast.  The bottom photo shows the Bali Silver toggle that Ingrid chose.


And from Lori:

Marsha Neal Studio ceramic pendant, Elaine Ray ceramic beads, Czech glass, and Rose Quartz
When I opened the package from Lori, my first thought was "Wow".  Then, "How am I going to put these together??"  So, beads in hand, I headed down to Ornamentea.  As luck would have it, there was a string of  ceramic beads by Elaine Ray that are virtually the same color as the ceramic pendant Lori sent.  Yay!  Add some more rose quartz and I'm in business!  By the way, I am in love with those Czech glass beads!  What an amazing color!  Below is the Tierracast toggle that fits the necklace perfectly.



I know I was late to the party, but in case you haven't already seen the list a billion times already, click here for the list of other Bead Soup participants showing off their creation.




50 comments:

Marian Hertzog said...

Jennifer I think they both are great! Love the wrap on the donut bead. Very pretty!

Lori Anderson, Pretty Things said...

You did an awesome job! And I loved those Czech glass beads, too -- I've been hoarding them and doling them out to myself a few at a time! You are SO lucky to live near Ornamentea, too, and those beads DO match perfectly -- and matching material to material is a great way to pull things together, too, even if they WEREN'T the same color, even.

Ingrid's beads indeed do speak for themselves, and the wrapping on the oval is great. I think you nailed it on that one.

Excellent!

I LOVE color! said...

I love the designs. and the colors as well. and thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I haven't gotten to answering my comments.
Be blessed to be a blessing
Sandy

Shirley said...

Oh heavens, I'd be freaking if I had two bead soups!! You did a great job on both, and I adore that red leather on the donut. That's the first time I've seen that used. Awesome designs!!

Do Be Do Bead Do said...

Both very pretty designs! Brava!!!

moonlitfantaseas said...

great work! I love the wrapped donut!

Christine Hansen said...

Jennifer, I love the way you wrapped that gorgeous donut focal - and the other two pieces are soooo beautiful! Well done!

BackstoryBeads said...

Love the idea of wrapping the focal in leather. Spot on! It must have been pure bliss to work with both of your soups - such an array of great colors.

Sally Anderson said...

You did a great job with both of these. I agree with letting beads speak for themselves whenever they can. Your spoke eloquently!! Gorgeous work!

salla said...

I love the wire-wrapping around the donut. Beautiful!

Skye said...

Oh wow, I LOVE what you did with your soups! That top one with the doughnut... just LOVE!

Better late then never :)

Sandi Volpe said...

Beautiful, especially love the pink.

Mylene said...

I love the treatment you gave the donut - the colour of the leather ties the necklace together beautifully!
And how lucky to have a second serving of soup... glad you were able to make it!

CraftyHope said...

First off, I'm so JEALOUS that you live close enough to Ornamentea to just pop over for supplies. so jealous!
Your necklaces are all fantastic. You really did match those colors up well on your shopping trip. I do have to say though, that I really love the wrapping you did with the leather. It add so much to that pendant. It's all beautiful though!

Shaiha said...

They are both beautiful but I am in love with the wrapped focal.

Lisa said...

Love what you came up with in both necklaces.

Ann said...

Nice, late to the party or not it's a treat to look at.

Therese's Treasures said...

Jennifer, Your pieces are beautiful, I like the leather wrapped around the donut it just brings all the colors together. You did those gorgeous gem stones justice by letting them speak for themselves. Beautiful necklace that you made with the mix Lori sent.
Therese

Jennifer Cameron said...

very pretty! Great job putting everything together and lucky you getting to just "pop by" ornamentea. Jealous!

Courtney said...

I am sorry your soup was late, but you got wonderful ingredients! Both came out wonderfully!

Mary Elliott said...

Wow! Very nice! Love the donut!

KayzKreationz said...

I think you did a great job with both soups. The beads you added to the pendant from Lori really go well with the pendant.
And I love the way you wrapped the donut pendant from Ingrid with the red leather. Goes well with the Carnelian. And a really great pop of color.

Sweet Freedom said...

You did a fantastic job! I love the donut wrap, and am crazy about the ceramic pendant, and the necklace you design for it!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful Job!! i love the donut wrap _ Ingenious!!!!!

Beadbug said...

I love all you have cooked up with your soup. Nice job with the design.

Shay Stone said...

You made 2 very beautiful pieces!

Cynthia said...

I love the rich colors of your soup, beautiful pieces

coffeeaddict said...

I saw Lori's pendant and I knew the colour was tricky to combine. It's so awesome you were able to find matching shades, it would have been an injustice to the pendant to go the route of contrasting colour coordination.
Great work!

Jenni said...

Late..but lucky! Two beautiful soups and two beautiful results. Love the donut wrap and the beautiful mix on the second necklace.
Jenni

Boot ~C said...

that red leather wrapping is fantastic!you made a couple of great soups

DaviniaDesign said...

I loved what you did to the Jasper Donut. You made the set sing...

maneki said...

Beautiful jewellery! I especially like the second one with the big and small stone beads. Lovely mix of bead sizes and colours in an elegant way. Great job!

Beadaholique said...

Jennifer, your necklaces turned out so very pretty! I especially like the wrapped donut. Great job :)

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Everything looks amazing! A leather wrapped donut! So cool! I think you have a fantastic eye, so pretty :)

Bobbie said...

The idea of wrapping the focal in leather is so cool - I can imagine how perfectly it matches the carnelian. Nice job with both batches of soup!

Christine said...

Lovely necklaces!

IAM said...

WOW Jennifer! They are super fun! I hope that you or I get those other beads somewhere in the postal world. I really hope that you did enjoy the beads that did make it, the designs look great :)

Christine Altmiller said...

these are so beautiful! very earthy and wearable. Lovely!

chicandfrog said...

I have never thought at wrapping with leather, this is a great idea and the oval looks wonderful! Well done!

Ambra

Terri said...

Gorgeous soup + talented designer = Gorgeous necklace! Soup-er job!

Kate said...

Both pieces are fantastic! The classic stringing technique really focuses the attention on the fabulous beads. Awesome!

Wings N Scales said...

Oooh...very pretty, Great designs too!

Cris Peacock said...

Gorgeous necklaces! The beads are so beautiful and you put them together ins such wonderful designs!

Fallingladies said...

these are lovely!!!

pinkchapeau said...

Great idea wrapping the donut! And I love the "simple" beaded necklace...It's very elegant in the simplicity. Lucky for you to get extra servings of soup!

Wings N Scales said...

How fun! Love the wire wrapping, makes your eyes go right to the bead! Both are very pretty!

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Gorgeous necklaces! The beads are so beautiful and you put them together ins such wonderful designs!
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