Bead Soup Reveal!
So, remember back in March, when I showed you the contents of the Box of Awesome that Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini, sent me? I've been waiting ever since to show you what happened with those beads!
I *literally* cranked out a couple of sparkly bits the day it all arrived... Cece's own handmade lampwork was too much to resist! I put the glass together with findings and bead caps from the soup, and one of the gorgeous focals she sent....a lovely terra-cotta feather by Birgitta Lejonklou. (AngelWhisperer on Etsy). I'm definitely going to be adding more of her ceramic pieces to my work!
These two beauties are not only remaining in my personal collection, they've been worn almost daily since I made them!
I felt like I really needed to create at least one smashing statement necklace, and I wanted to step away from my usual vocabulary and play with some of the textiles my partner had included in my package...
Believe it or not, everything in that necklace except for the little blue sea star beads came out of my soup!
But wait.... there's MORE.
With some of the bits and bobs and oddments, I put together a few pair of earrings. The dragonfly wings captivated me, and I think that I'll be restocking them when I finally run out!
There are still some amazing pieces left for me to play with (two huge chinese lock pendants...perfect for my other life as a tribal belly dancer!).... this really was the the gift that kept on giving.
Thanks again Cece!
You should definitely pop over to The Beading Yogini and have a look at what Cece did with the soup I sent her...I'm blown away!
Want to see more? You can find a complete list of participants here: http://www.prettythingsblog.com/2014/05/welcome-to-8th-bead-soup-blog-party.html
Alisa aka Armored Mermaid
5/12/2014 09:17:51 am
Those earrings and that necklace with the fiber cord are some of my favorites from the blog hop! (:
5/12/2014 02:17:08 pm
WOW! So impressed with how many pieces you created out of your soup, each one of them beautiful! My favorite is the mermaid necklace. Awesome job!
Phwoar! What a gorgeous stash of earrings you made! Absolutely love how you put together your bracelets. That wonderful teracotta focal works beautifully. And what a glorious necklace! Truly fit for a mermaid princess with all it's sparkles and deep ocean colours. Gorgeous!
5/13/2014 02:08:28 am
You created a fabric chain?! That is so clever! I love that!
5/13/2014 03:16:50 am
Oh Crystal, you are so lucky. That lampwork mermaid focal is to die for. Love the necklace you made. It looks beautiful on the rich plum sari silk with all the little dangly starfish and sea bits. Can't wait to see what awesome bohemian design you make with those Chinese locks.
5/13/2014 10:45:36 pm
Crystal you did a great job with your soup. The lampworked beads in the first bracelet are beautiful. I can see why you wear it a lot. The mermaid is adorable. My favorite is the asymmetrical pair of aqua earrings with the star.
5/14/2014 11:19:11 am
Beautiful pieces - I love the purple mermaid necklace.
5/15/2014 03:29:03 am
Wow so many pieces. the earrings with the wings are so cute, and your show stopper necklace is just that, gorgeous!
5/16/2014 07:24:11 am
Really gorgeous pieces...your right the ceramic and lampwork are so sweet! Nice job with your soup!
5/16/2014 09:28:30 am
What an amazing soup. I love all the colors. That mermaid necklace is just adorable. Don't ya just love that eggplant colored ribbon. I love everyone of your designs. That was the soup that just kept on giving right..Ty for sharing with us all
5/16/2014 11:37:44 am
I remember that mermaid focal. I like your use of fabric and the purple in the winged earrings to match
5/17/2014 04:45:52 am
Great soup! I can see why you've been wearing the first two pieces daily :) And how wonderful you stepped out of your comfort zone to create that beautiful necklace with the mermaid!! Perfect!
5/18/2014 12:06:25 am
The ingredients you got were amazing. Your finished pieces are stunning. I love the mermaid necklace. The added stars are fab!
5/19/2014 09:27:44 am
All of your pieces look great. i really like the bracelet with the terra cotta focal piece. That could have been hard to work with, but you made it look easy. Nice job with your soup!
5/25/2014 04:39:12 am
Beautiful designs. The mermaid necklace is adorable. I think I know how you feel about the dragonfly wings. I went a little ooc with them last summer and made about a dozen pair of earrings. Great work with your soup.
5/28/2014 02:30:25 pm
Ohh, some of my most fav colors in this soup! I see why you have been wearing the first 2 pieces a lot. They are gorgeous! The earrings are so cool but I do love the mermaid necklace. Awesome.
6/3/2014 08:40:21 pm
The combination of lampwork and terracotta is so bold! And you created the perfect sea world for the gorgeous mermaid focal! The earrings are beautiful and diverse - I sometimes get stuck on a color scheme or arrangement but you've managed to make them all different!
Robin Kae Reed
6/7/2014 06:22:02 am
That necklace is just so FUN!!! You did an amazing job! The focal is amazing and it looks wonderful. Love your earrings too!!! Have a Blessed Day!!!
6/7/2014 10:08:14 pm
Lucky woman (-: what a great bead soup did you receive, I do love the bracelet... The little mermaid must be very happy in her sweet necklace♥ yummie colours!
6/8/2014 03:00:18 am
Wow, Crystal, your designs are luscious... especially love the silk-enhanced necklace :)
6/11/2014 07:45:59 am
Yowza, you did a wonderful job with your soup. I especially like those first two bracelets. Great work!
7/25/2014 07:19:55 pm
Wow! How can I leave a comment when I'm speechless? I just love everything. The first 2 bracelets are fabulous and I'd be wearing them A LOT too. That mermaid necklace and how it's arranged, the gorgeous ribbon and how you tied it even. Everything is so well thought out and executed. I have some of those little blue sea star beads too and I love how you used them in both the necklace and the earrings. The dragonflies are so darn cute that I want a pair now LOL. Pretty vocal for someone who was rendered speechless huh. Took me a while to gather my thoughts I'll admit. :)
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