Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bead Soup !!!


Today is the day! Finally I get to reveal what I made with my beautiful bead soup from Jenni Connolly. First of all, I was so lucky to get such beautiful beads. I knew right away I wanted two things; to bring out the fuschia in the beads that Jenni made and to make a necklace that was a show stopper. Hopefully, I have done that here.


Here's what I received in the mail from Jenni. Here's my post about the day it arrived.


I went into my beading area of the studio and saw the spikey shell beads hanging on the wall. I have had these forever and I guess this is what they had been waiting for. After choosing the shells everything else just fell into place.
As for the design, I knew I wanted a multi strand necklace. I started laying out the layers on my table. I played around for----ever trying to get the right length and layers. I didn't want symectrical so it took a while for me to get the beads exactly where I wanted them.

I pictured this necklace being worn with a plain fitted dress, maybe gray, if I had my choice. You gotta wear your hair up with a necklace like this, that way the dangles in the back show.  I guess sometimes you have to buy the dress to go with the jewelry.
The Bead Soup was such a fun swap to participate in. I have never done anything like this before but definitely fun. I would most definitely do it again. 
There are a ton more participants in the blog hop. The list is below. But if you want to see my partner's creation for the hop head on over to Jenni's blog to see the Spring Sampler. It's super cute!

Have a great day !

Jennifer Jangles

The Hostess, Lori Anderson and her partner, Manuela Wutschke

19. Anna Sabina­­­­ and Erin Siegel

25. Barbara Lewis and Cathie Carroll












131. Maria Grimes and Wendy Blum


151. Natasha Lutes and Pam Ferrari



74 comments:

  1. Oh my...love it! What a theatrical piece..it looks like it belongs around an African chieftan! Those spiky shell beads are amazing! Love it, thank you jennifer.
    jenni

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  2. Beautiful work.......puts mine to shame, waaaaaaaaa! Really, really love it!

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  3. Wow! Have I said wow?

    I love how you combined the pieces you were sent with the black, spiky beads. This piece is fantastic and definitely needs the right dress!

    If you chose to wear your hair down, then the dangles in the back would be your little secret to share with the person who took it off you later. ;-)

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  4. Totally love your design! I've always been a fan of multi-stranded, layered looks. Great work. ♥

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  5. AMAZING JOB!

    Love all the colors looks perfect together.

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  6. I love how you used your bead soup in such a creative way. Wow! Gorgeous necklace.

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  7. Love the "Tribal" effect you got going - great job!

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  8. 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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  9. Wow, what a wonderful combiantion of colors and shapes. Now this is what bead soup should be all about, looks like you had fun.

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  10. Jennifer, that is very tribal looking! I love it!

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  11. Oh, wow! Definitely a show stopper. Such wonderful textures and color. Outstanding!

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  12. You wanted a showstopper and you sure got it! Just great. I couldn't stop looking at all the effects. Loved it!

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  13. This really is a show stopper. All heads would turn if you walked into a room wearing this necklace.

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  14. JUMM ! What a showstopper ! I admire Your way of mixing all those parts from the soup together and making it so TASTY !! fantastic!!

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  15. Ummm...who DOESN'T buy clothes to match the jewelry? haha! I love the funky tribal vibe and definitely a showstopper. I'm pretty sure everyone will be trying to feel it up when you go out wearing it :o)

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  16. Jennifer, I think a new Gray dress is on your "to do" list! (and while you're at it, throw in a new pair of shoes too ;) The necklace is Beautiful. A true statement piece.

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  17. This piece has safari written all over it! Bang the drums! So refreshing to see this style. The elements together in the necklace turned out just wonderfully!

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  18. Beautiful necklace--such drama! I like the idea of buying a dress to match your jewelry!

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  19. beautiful and fun Jennifer!!! i always love the designs you come up with :)

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  20. I don't know about you all, but I am having so much fun seeing what everyone created. I have also found some great blogs to follow, thanks everyone!

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  21. I love this! I want to put bells on my ankles and dance around a fire with rattles in my hands.

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  22. Delicious Soup! Outstanding necklace!

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  23. All I can say is WOW! Fantastic!

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  24. That is definitely a show stopper! I love all the beads she sent and how you made them all work together. This is one of the kind of ideas I had in my mind for my beads but I just couldn't make it work. LOVE this!

    I hope you'll join me again next year!

    Love, Lori

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  25. Show stopper for sure! I love how you mixed brights and earthy and made such a beautiful necklace, great job.

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  26. Wow, that's such a lovely necklace! I love the way you combinated two totally different styles in one piece. Its actually a showstopper ;0) Love it!
    Greetings, Michi

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  27. Thanks for your kind words on my blogs. Your piece is whimsy with an attitude!! Love it. 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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  28. Lovely necklace, it's reay special and very nice combination!

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  29. Wonderful! You have created a terrific piece of wearable art. I like your use of color and texture, and I really like the dangles in the back. Grey dress: Perfect! Thank you for sharing your artistic process along the way. Cheers!
    Lori

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  30. What a wild and wonderful necklace!

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  31. Great bead and findings and great job.
    Thanks for stopping by and favoring my creation, and for taking the time to leave a comment.
    Be Blessed to be a blessing
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  32. What a cool piece! It's like tribal meets funky meets playful!

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  33. LOVE THIS! It's a visual party! I would totally wear it and be smiling ALL DAY! Great use of light, medium, and dark values. The rhythm and movement of the components is fantastic!

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  34. definitely a 'show stopper' ! I can see it being worn with a simple black or grey body hugging dress and hair done up in a messy bun :)Gotta have a few spikes of hair sticking out at the back to match the spikes in the necklace ;)

    still say those focal beads look like shark jaws to me lol I'm glad you made them work so well :)

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  35. What a cool and funky necklace!! Love what you created with your soup.

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  36. Jennifer, you said it perfectly here, when you said sometimes you gotta buy the dress to go with the jewelry! That's just what I do sometimes ;) Great job on this necklace! It's a standout indeed!

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  37. This design has a tribal feel to it...striking!

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  38. Wow, that is stunning and will surely grab peoples attention! :)

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  39. Oh, I love it - it's a show-stopper! Love the beads you received, your design and the textures you've encouraged in your design.

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  40. Amazing! Love all the colors together!

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  41. This is amazing, Jennifer! I love the cool and hot colors, the texture ... it's a real statement piece!

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  42. Definitely a show stopper. I could also see it with one of those long dresses in a plain color that were so popular this summer. Great use of stash to showcase the ingredients you received.

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  43. So beautiful! I just love the design- the organic shapes, and brilliant colors just work perfectly together!

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  44. What a beautiful piece of wearable art! I love the drama of the colors and shapes!

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  45. What a great piece. I love the dagger type beads with it. You brought out the colors wonderfully. It's a real show stopper.

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  46. Definitely a show-stopper! What a bold and beautiful design, and those beads? Gorgeous! Fabulous job! :)

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  47. I love the color and texture of this necklace it's going to be fun to wear.

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  48. Your pieces are always so colorful and fun. I wish I was a brave with color!
    Shannon C

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  49. That is absolutely the coolest necklace! Love fringy shell beads. You'll be looking swanky wearing this around town. Or would that be funky?

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  50. funny how so many of us have been into the multi strand things. I just love your piece. It is a very fun and colorful piece, which I love!

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  51. That is such a fun necklace! Definitely a "hair up" piece with those dangles at the back.

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  52. Your piece looks down right dangerous (ha) Just kidding but you for sure have the wow factor going on. Your work is ALWAYS a favorite of mine. I would consider you one of my first (and current) beading inspirations. Thanks,
    Alice's Beads and baubles
    P/S. I think in a few days I will post some pieces I have made with your beads/pendants. That would be fun.

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  53. Alice, you are so sweet. I can't wait to see what you have designed. I will be sure to watch.

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  54. Really fun necklace-love it! My favorite part is the black shell beads-very dramatic.

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  55. Jennifer - At the risk of sounding too "gushing", I want to let you know that I pretty much love everything you make. The bright colors, interplay of textures and all around creativity is inspiring to me.

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  56. WOW! Showstopper is right! Gorgeous! Seriously made my jaw drop!

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  57. Cool necklace! I like that the different strands are so different from each other but still works well together. The fringes create extra drama -- a real eye-catcher!

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  58. Jennifer, This necklace is just.... WOW. From looking at your bright, sunny ceramic beads... I just wouldn't have expected this result. I love both... the beads you make, AND this fantastic necklace! Yay!

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  59. Oh, WOW, that is an amazing piece - fun, bright and original! The spiky fringe stole my heart! ;)

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  60. Another show stopping creation. Wow! You did a Soup-er job. Love the tribal and yet funky feel to this bold necklace! Such a talented artist!

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  61. Oh girl! There is so much DRAMA to this piece. You described it exactly when you said it needs to be work with a simple grey dress. Very much so! It's absolutely stunning! It seems a little out of your usual style, but that's what the bead soup is all about after all. Wonderful!!

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  62. That is one spectacular piece! I love everything about it!

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  63. This is gorgeous! I LOVE all the detail!

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  64. That is a fantastic piece. I particularly like the way the spiky shell beads provide a backdrop for the vibrant red and push it forward - while also showcasing the wonderful greeny blue grey long ovals. Lots to look at, but so well executed.

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  65. What a great necklace! You and your partner were very well matched. Great colors, great designs, and Fun! I'm inspired to go make something out of the ordinary.

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  66. this necklace is crazy cool! i wish i made it! i wish it was mine to wear!!! fabulous colors, textures and layering!

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  67. I like your way of thinking Jennifer... "I guess sometimes you have to buy the dress to go with the jewelry." That should be a quote!

    Awesome job; the necklace is an absolute show stopper!

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  68. Now, this is what I call a BOLD necklace.
    Gorgeous, really gorgeous!

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  69. That is a great necklace....and I'm sure I could find a dress to go with it!! Beautiful!

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  70. What a beautiful necklace you made! The spikey shell beads give an unique and ethnic look. Love it!

    Ambra

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  71. Wow Jennifer, those spikey shells and the bright red are fantastic with a sprinkle of green and all the other beads. Love this piece - it sizzles!

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