lauantai 10. toukokuuta 2014

Global Party!

It is time for a Grand Tour: the 8th Bead Soup Blog Party!

What it is all about:
http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.fi/p/what-is-bead-soup-blog-party.html

I worked with lovely lampwork beads made by my pair Keren Panthaki from England, UK. Thank you, Keren!
Her blog is here:
www.vasdea.wordpress.com


Beads from Heaven... or from Keren:


I had a most confusing problem: these are the most beautiful and feminine beads, but... is a backwoodsgranny like me able to make anything of them?

Desperately Seeking my Inner Lady:




The focal Keren made is so interesting, that the wearer of it certainly wants to see it, and not only in the mirror. This is why I made a long necklace and tried to give the leading role to the focal.

Keren has also made those funny beads with a granulated surface and the headpins. The deep purple cultured pearls are from Lori Anderson herself! Last year there was a contest in BSBP7, and I was surprised and happy to win one category, especially because the prize came from Lori´s very own bead arsenal.

The beaded tube beads I made with good old peyote stitch. They always work well as quiet elements continuing any color of the focal. And because Keren uses copper, I used it for the wire clasp.


A Penny for my wrist:



Keren sent some lovely shantung silk ribbon, and I tried mackramé with it. It works!

The penny from British West Africa is from 1952. It happens to be the year of summer olympic games in Helsinki, Finland. The beads from Keren are knotted with linen cord.


...and Two for my Ears:


The edge of this silk is especially nice!


As Feminine as I can go:


These most beautiful small headpins deserve the most important place. Tourmalines, black rhinestone rondels and glass beads make company.

After making all these I felt I had been a Good Feminine Girl. I felt that...


Enough is Enough!





The piece I liked most in Keren´s soup was the clasp. There is a glass ring with two broad copper hooks, but I am not sure, how sturdy it is. I wanted to place it as safe as possible both when opening and closing and wearing the piece.

This is a short necklace with many stoneware and porcelain beads I made. Next to the clasp there are a bisque porcelain ring with oxide patina and a rusted iron ring I found laying on a street. I covered it with Ice Resin. There are lampwork beads from Keren, wood end agate beads, seeds, copper, hemp (and beading wire inside the mackramé).

Goodbye, ladies!

Yes, there are more jewelry blogs in the world than you ever imagined.
Start here for a complete list of the Bead Soup Blog Party participants:


Thank you for your visit!



49 kommenttia:

labweorc kirjoitti...

Cool earrings!

13 kirjoitti...

My fave has got to be that bad girl tribal one. Loving the ring details. But I'm so impressed that you embraced doing seed beading, which is so delicate and created that stunning lady necklace. Love the earrings too.

Mags kirjoitti...

Not at all desperately :-) You sure have found it! I love your seed bead labour (I mean it, labour!) and the perfect hues you found. Those feminine :-D earrings are to die for.

Jayne Capps kirjoitti...

All the pieces are lovely, you totally found your inner light touch. The last 2 pieces, pink earrings & the necklace? Absolutely breathtaking.

Angel Whisperer kirjoitti...

What a selection of beautiful jewelry You made from the SOUP !! All amazing and showing lots of skills and artistic muse...
It is a bit interesting You did like me... one wild thing to let go of boundaries :-) that is my favo !!
much love B

PiPa kirjoitti...

Beuatiful! just gorgeous to start the hop with your pieces, so different from one another and all so interesting. I love your style so the yellow/beige necklace is definitely my favorite, but I gotta say your efforts were all worthy!!!

roomforchange kirjoitti...

Susanna, another successful Bead Soup!! Love how you had to come out of your comfortzone but your real self came out in the end with the last piece. Your technique is amazing. Fantastic!!

Fire Phoenix kirjoitti...

Amazing soup, and gorgeous designs! I am in love with the silk ribbon bracelet and matching earrings <3

Suntsa kirjoitti...

My dear Lady.;) You are so artistic. I love your ability to create all kind of jewellery! Amazing work.

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bead addict kirjoitti...

Great soup and you made some lovely pieces. Your colours in the first necklace are just perfect for that focal. Love it :-)

Ahowin kirjoitti...

What a great soup and such stunning and delicat work. This necklace with seed beading is just perfect for the lampwork focal, and the last necklace is breathtaking. Well done!

Anvil Artifacts kirjoitti...

Gorgeous! Each and every piece is stunning. Your touch with the delicate pieces is equally as captivating as the last tribal necklace. Wonderful, one and all!

the Moon and Seven Stars kirjoitti...

Very pretty! Love them all but I especially like the last one.

Jean A. Wells kirjoitti...

Gasp! Wow, quite a presentation for a "back woods girl!" Its not about where we live, but what's in our souls. Beautiful, just beautiful. My favorite is the last macrame piece where you used the round clasp. Absolutely gorgeous, rustic and creative. Great job. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Jean

kerensky kirjoitti...

Wow -Susanna - how lovely all your pieces are. You are very creative and have managed to incorporate my beads beautifully. I love all the pieces, from beginning to end, very impressed with your seed beading skills too. The penny bracelet is genius! The clasp really works as a centrepiece for that necklace too - I love it! It was lovely to be paired with you - such a privilege. Keren xx

Shaiha kirjoitti...

Great designs! I especially love the last necklace. Guess that I will never make a prissy lady because tribal is much more my style.

Lesley kirjoitti...

Such beautiful and varied designs - really, really love that last necklace.

vovsblog kirjoitti...

Such lovely work well done!

Heidi Kingman kirjoitti...

You were a very good Feminine Girl -- beautiful pieces! But I also totally dig that last "woodsy" piece with your stoneware and porcelain beads and that rusted iron ring. Brilliant! :D

Tammy Adams kirjoitti...

Bahahaha. Backwoodsgranny desperately seeking her inner lady. Love it! Such a fun read. And wow, your designs are gorgeous.

Caroline kirjoitti...

Stunning designs! Your seed bead rope is beautiful against the focal!

Kumi Fisher kirjoitti...

You incorporated so many techniques into your design and the details are amazing! Lovely work!

ACBeads kirjoitti...

There are skills and talent here. All pieces are beautiful in their own styles. My favourite pieces are the necklace but I can't pick one. The colours of the seed beads of those peyote tubes were so carefully chosen that the necklace is perfect to me.
Thank you for leaving a comment on my humble blog.
Ana

Cecerely Yours kirjoitti...

I love peyote stitch and it was a great use to make beads to go with the focal. All of the jewelry is lovely

Andrea kirjoitti...

Backwards granny made me laugh... You definitely achieved beauty with these pieces. I especially love the bracelet with a penny. Great job!

Coloraddiction kirjoitti...

The penny bracelet is my favorite! Wonderful pieces - inspiring! :)

Rose kirjoitti...

Susanna - thanks for coming by the blog. I am admiring the earrings with the silk ribbon backing. So pretty. I would never have thought of doing it. Rose

Donna kirjoitti...

I have to say I love everything you made. If I had to pick a favorite it would be quite hard. Lovely soup, lovely creations with your soup. Bead on..... :)

Leanne kirjoitti...

The backwoods granny comment gave me a chuckle! I love everything you made - I have to say I liked your bad girl necklace the most!

Sheila kirjoitti...

Every single one of your pieces is amazing! You really have such a variety of styles and do them all very well. Looks like you had fun. ;)

Kepi kirjoitti...

Gorgeous colors in your soup, gorgeous pieces you created. So very artistic.

Susanm kirjoitti...

each of your designs is so unique. Love the bracelet.

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) kirjoitti...

I KNEW there had to be a girly-girl inside you, Susanna... and she made killer-gorgeous sparklies :) But I would have been disappointed not to see something old and rusted and covered in resin LOL. Amazing work!

Sherri Stokey kirjoitti...

Such BEAUTIFUL pieces!! I love them all.

Wendy Chamberlain kirjoitti...

All amazingly exotic and unique creations. Love what you have made.

WindDancerStudios kirjoitti...

I think my favorite is the last - Enough is Enough

That just looks it has a story to tell all on its own. It's been here forever and will be here long after we're gone. Love it!

bailaora kirjoitti...

beaded beads and using of fabric-absolutely adorable!

Divya N kirjoitti...

Great pieces with so many different techniques - very inspiring

catseatdogs.com kirjoitti...

I love love the last natural colour necklace, that clasp is amazing, you are right.
The wire work, the macrame and the bead combinations are lovely.

catseatdogs.com kirjoitti...

I love love the last natural colour necklace, that clasp is amazing, you are right.
The wire work, the macrame and the bead combinations are lovely.

Karen Mitchell kirjoitti...

I do love the tribal necklace, but my absolute favourite is the first necklace. The focal is gorgeous and the seed bead work sets it off nicely.

Just Beads kirjoitti...

OMG, what a amazing necklace the last one is! I'm sitting here and try to close my mouth... I want to see more of your work. So I joined this blog.

CraftyHope kirjoitti...

While your more feminine pieces are lovely, I love that last one the most! You must have sunk more of yourself into it because it just seems to shine. I am also pleased to hear that you incorporated a rusty washer you found on the street. I'm constantly doing the same thing, picking up interesting little bits and trying to use them in my designs. Anyway. . .job well done!

la mar de bonita kirjoitti...

Beautiful designs, Susanna! All of them. Like the way you draw attention to the beautiful lampwork bead on the first necklace. But if I have to take a choice... the last necklace is a true stunner. Like the incoporation with macrame knots, the colours are so harmonious in it!

Pearl and Pebble kirjoitti...

LOL Beautiful work granny!!!! I think you are my bead weaving hero. I can't stop looking at these gorgeous pieces:)

Barb Fernald kirjoitti...

Your work is so creative and pretty! I love the first necklace. The seed beads are the perfect compliment to that focal. Everything about it works just right. Nice job!

bairozan kirjoitti...

No doubt, you can do feminine! The necklace is a delightful combo of so many materials (and techniques) with an elegant flow, the bracelet is more hippie with pleasing asymmetry and the earrings are totally unique, the last pari being my favorite. But I can't stop admiring the rough natural necklace - it is like nature itself with a soft color and elements from the small and tender to big and rough!

Becky Pancake kirjoitti...

Hi Suzanne from one backwoods Granny to another.The jewelry set that you created is wonderful. My favorite part of the necklace is the very unique bail that you created to pair with the peyote tubes. The flower on the bracelet is lovely and the earrings complete the set perfectly. You did very well with your feminine designs. Your neutral colors necklace is beautiful too. I was admiring the unusual clasp. Great job using your soup[.