Saturday, September 17, 2011

Soup's On!

Here's the necklace I made for the Bead Soup Blog Party!  Hilary Frye of FryeStyle sent such a wonderful assortment of beads I was overwhelmed!  The little piles of beads were so pretty together I decided to keep them together to make more of a visual impact.  The decision to make it asymmetrical was a tough one.  I tried a few different things before I decided to go with it.  I wanted something that would look finished and balanced and contemporary.  I got such pretty beads I wanted to use them all.

Most of my stash is earth tones and darker colors, but I made up some transparent pink ruffles, which I thought complemented the lavenders and blues. 

The silver components sparkle so beautifully, I had to keep the look going with more silver and I thought making each lampwork round its own link kept it light and let the silver come through.
 I got a lot of texture with the silver components and ruffled beads and was able to keep it light in weight by spacing out the heavier beads.
 I hope I did justice to the beautiful beads Hilary sent me.  I know I can't wait to wear my new necklace.
Here's a link to Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Blog Party.  Please visit and check out some of the 362 people making jewelry! http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/

66 comments:

  1. What a beautiful soup you made my friend, your work is truly stunning!! Thanks for sharing & all I can say is yummmmmy!!!

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  2. I have to say, those beautiful ruffle beads are what caught my eye when I first saw the picture. You totally did this necklace justice. Thanks so much for modeling it, that really makes a difference. Awesome design!

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  3. Thank you! I had a lot of fun making this up and trying out new things. I hope to continue to explore new ways of making jewelry as I blog-hop!

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  4. Beautiful! I love the asymmetrical aspect which makes it even more interesting.

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  5. Truly beautiful work - congrats! The colors are so feminine and remind me of lilacs.

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  6. So pretty and feminine - beautiful work!

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  7. So pretty, The colors so soft! Good Soup!

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  8. Your necklace is so feminine...I love the addition of your own glass ruffles...it all marries so well with the silver as well. Very pretty.
    Jenni

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  9. Very pretty, love the ruffles you made too.

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  10. Very lively necklace!! Love your lampwork!

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  11. Gorgeous! 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

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  12. Hi Carol,

    I've been away all day at The Creative Connection Event. Sorry, I'm late to visit your posting! I'm so pleased you liked the beads I sent. And I'm glad they inspired you to create the ruffle beads. A nice touch, and they match the outline nicely of the silver flower pendant! Asymmetrical design is very cool. You rocked it! :) Hilary

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  13. 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.

    LOVE IT! Totally my colors and style!

    I hope you’ll participate again!

    Love, Lori

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  14. So pretty! The colors are so gorgeous and the texture of the ruffles very cool. Great piece

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  15. Lovely and different piece you've created!

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  16. Love that flower pendant and the necklace turned out charming!

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  17. love the asymmetry and the pendant is gorgeous

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  18. Very feminine and beautiful, Carol! Nice work!

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  19. Very feminine, you did a lovely job Carol!

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  20. Love the pink ruffles you added - what a perfect accent for the lovely soup you got!

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  21. Absolutly wondwerful you could certainlly wear this one to the BALL
    Be blessed to be a blessing

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  22. Very pretty! Love the colors! :)

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  23. I love the asymmetricale look you created. I need to try this too. A beautiful piece. Have fun wearing it and showing it off!

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  24. The colors and how you kept the colors together really made this necklace pop - love the pink ruffles, too!

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  25. beautiful balance~nicely done :)

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  26. beautiful colours, shapes - really great job!

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  27. Fabulous! I love the ruffles!!

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  28. This is such a beautiful piece. The ruffles really work well in it! You did a great job.

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  29. Just a beautiful job! Love the flower and bead combo. Very feminine and pretty!

    Also, thanks so much for visiting my blog! I hope you enjoyed your visit and will come back soon...

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  30. Such a pretty piece. I like all the texture in it. Your pink ruffles really compliment the other colors. And I like the way you let the silver shine through with all the beads. The little silver flower focal is so sweet, it makes the whole necklace look very feminine. Nice job.

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  31. I love the asymmetric design- so many pretty beads in it, too! Lovely work!

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  32. Luscious blues and purples. I kept seeing Irises.

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  33. Very very Nice!! good job with the asymmetrical - it is tough but once you go it is such fun!!!

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  34. Oh, you did the beads justice all right! And then some. Each item seems highlighted just by how you put them together. Very, very nice! I love it!

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  35. I just adore pinks and purples together, and this necklace is beautiful!

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  36. You just got an "OHHHHHH! Purple!!" from my daughter! I think we both just love it!! :)

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  37. what a fun feminine piece. I is so soft and I love the pink ruffles.
    Ruffles are one of my favorite beads. I love to use them as clasps in my off loom beadweaving. The look as wonderful added as flower embellishments on beadweaving pieces as well.
    Alice's Beads and Baubles

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  38. Lovely, lovely. The asymmetry works just perfectly!

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  39. Lovely! You have really nailed a visual balance in the asymmetrical design.

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  40. Lovely summer necklace! I really like the pretty colours and the nice asymmetry. Great work!

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  41. Beautiful colors and textures, reminds me of a fancy flower salad I made once with pansies and greens. Light and airy, delicious!

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  42. Those pink ruffled beads add some lovely texture. The colour works really well with the purple and silver - a very pretty necklace.

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  43. Love the asymmetry of the necklace. Beautiful mix of colors. You made good soup!

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  44. you created such a lovely and feminine piece here. It is beautiful!

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  45. What a beautiful necklace! I love the asymmetric design. The pink ruffled glass beads are fantastic. Makes me think of Spring!

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  46. Love it! Pretty necklace in pretty colors....yes, you did Hilary's beads right :)

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  47. Gorgeous! Love the pink ruffles you made, the balance is wonderful!

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  48. Just exquisite. Love the colours, too. ;-)

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  49. Carol, I finally made it here.. I almost got lost.. LOL - I love your soup creation and how you put it all together! You did such a great job.. See you around! Vonna

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  50. Still trying to make my way through the blogs. I love the asymmetry of your design and the way you offset the focal with the pink flowers on one side and blue beads on the other. Very nice.

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  51. Awesome necklace! This is one of my favs...love it!

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  52. Loving those pink wavy beads. And I like how you elected to go in a asymmetrical direction...Great composition. Soup-er job!

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  53. Beautiful and feminine! And what a pretty focal! Your work on Etsy looks fabulous :)
    Geanina.

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  54. Love the fact that the necklace is off-center.
    Gorgeous!

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