Saturday, March 3, 2012

Have a Soupa Great Day! [The 5th BSBP]

Welcome to the 5th Beasd Soup Blog Party hosted by Ms. Lori Anderson of Pretty Things Blog.
Today is an exciting (and an anxious) day for me as I serve my bowl of soup.  This is my very first bead soup blog and somehow I had "designer blackout" if there is such a word.

My partner was Ms. Melissa Meman.  She gave me a wonderful bead soup - she made the mixed metal focal piece, enameled beads and clasp.  Awesome!
I love how Melissa made the mixed metal focal bead - it looks very interesting and is such a good conversation piece.  Let me share with you the necklace which I call:  "Serenity."
I love the enameled green beads so I worked around it.  The color Green means self-respect and well-being; it is the color of balance and also means learning, growth and harmony. 
 The suspended glass leaves give the piece more character to the neckalce and for me, it symbolizes life in its active form.
Melissa sent me many beads that could be used to create several pieces but since I didn't use everything, I have time to design and create more jewelry.  I will keep you posted of my future BSBP projects.

And now, it's time for you and me to hop on and parteeeeeey!
So grab your bowl of warm soup and start to click away!
There are 200 participants - now that you've visited my blog, you have 199 left more to go.
Have fun!

Hostess, Lori Anderson
Special Book Sneak Peeks, Cindy Wimmer
1.  Adlinah Kamsir (Singapore) and Hajer Waheed (Kingdom of Bahrain)
2. Adrienn Lukacs (Hungary) and Agata Grygiel (Poland)
3.  Agi Kiss (Hungary) and Carolien Muller-Genger (the Netherlands)
4.  Agnes Asztalos (Hungary) and B.R. Kuhlman
7.  Alicia Marinache (Canada) and Dita Basu
15.  Bonnie Coursolle (Canada) and Fay Wolfenden (Canada)
16.  Carmel McGinley (Australia) and Tracy Stillman (Australia)


21.  Cheryl Brown (Canada) and Diana Ptaszynski
22.  Christina Stofmeel (the Netherlands) and Eva Kovacs (Hungary)
24.  Cilla Watkins (Canada) and Elaine Robitaille (Canada)
25.  Sabrina Straub (Switzerland) and Kathy Combs


32.  Dee Elgie (UK) and Joanne Lockwood (UK)
33.  Dian Hierschel (Germany) and Eniko Fabian (Austria)
37.  Doris Stumpf (Germany) and Eszter Czibulyas (Hungary)
39.  Elke Leonhardt-Rath (Germany) and Marjolein Trewavas (UK)


41.  Erika Nooteboom (the Netherlands) and Giorgia Rossini (Italy)
43.  Evelyn Duberry (Canada) and Gaea Cannaday
45.  Ginger Bishop (military, Okinawa) and Martina Nagele (Germany)
48.  Helene Goldberg (Australia) and Karen Vincent
54.  Joanna Matuszczyk (Poland) and Julianna Kis (Hungary)
55.  Joanne Tinley (UK) and Michaela Pabeschitz (Austria)
65.  Kristina Johansson (Sweden) and Penny Neville (Canada)
66.  Krisztina Erlaki-Toth (Hungary) and Nicole Keller (Germany)


76.  Lori Finney (Canada) and Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp (Canada)
78.  Marta Kaczerowska (Poland) and Milla Starchik (Canada)
82.  Melissa Meman and Michelle Escano-Caballero ---->  YOU ARE HERE!!!
83.  Michelle Jensen and Sandra Young (Canada)
92.  Rosa Maria Cuevas (Mexico) and Tejae Floyde
93.  Sabine Dittrich (Germany) and Sally Russick
95.  Shanti Johnson and Tracy Mok (Canada)
97.  Sonya Stille and Traci Zeller (Canada)
98.  Stefanie Teufel (Germany) and Tania Hagen (New Zealand)

50 comments:

roomforchange said...

That necklace you made is gorgeous!!!
Well done.

said...

this is great, I love it!
I'm a partecipant from Italy, I'm trying to visit all of you.
this was really a great experience!
ciao ciao

Lorelei Eurto said...

Wow! Melissa sent you amazing things! Love the clasp and the focal pendant! Wonderful job! I love your post and the labels on the soup pic!

jojosbeads said...

Stunning. I love it :) x

tappingflamingo said...

You sure made some yummy soup! Love the piece...A LOT! Funny thing is, it reminds me of a necklace I just made for my soup, and I wear it ALL. THE. TIME!

Melissa Meman said...

Michelle! It is absolutely stunning! I love how you added the leaves on chain at the bottom...you did a fabulous job...it has been fun, partner:)

Moobie Grace said...

Conversation piece is right! What a great partnership!

Pixiloo said...

Just stunning! I love the colors and the focal .. they compliment each other so well.

Ann said...

Great design to show off your focal. I really like the leaf dangles too.

Green Shoot Jewellery Designs said...

Hi, great soup! Unfortunately I didn't get chosen for this soup party but I've posted about some of my favourite soup mixes and hope you don't mind that I've added a link to your post.
Deb x

Kristen said...

I love what you did with your soup! The necklace turned out beautifully! Great job!

Lori Anderson said...

That is so cool! Excellent job!

I hope you'll join me again in the summer!

Sandra Young said...

Beautiful! I love the placement of the clasp.

Alice said...

Michelle, this is a very pretty piece! You could wear this with anything.

Marie Cramp said...

What you made turned out just perfect!! Great job :)

Jenn said...

I love the elegant simplicity with interest in your necklace. Can't wait to see your future pieces!

Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful! :)

Cheryl Brown said...

Great use of your ingredients. The design is very elegant but still fun and a little Boho!

Ginger Bishop said...

What a great necklace, and it could fit so many style collections.

Tracy said...

Gorgeous design and so wearable, love it!

Pelima Jewellery Design said...

Stunning. You have made those colours work great :)

adlinah said...

You put together such a pretty necklace from your bead soup. Very wearable!

earthlyjewels said...

hi michelle. This is such a nice necklace. I love the beads itself and the way you put the piece together is sooo elegant! Great job on the bead soup!
Penny

Kathy Lindemer said...

I was interested in seeing how you decided to use the leaves. I like how you added them to the focal to create a lovely necklace.

Bonnie said...

Lovely design, simple and elegant. The leaf dangles really finish it off nicely.

Michelle W said...

What a lovely necklace design!

WindDancerStudios said...

Wonderful ingredients and a great soup! I really like the clean design.

Copper Diem said...

I love with you made with your sooup - that focal is great!

AmandaMade said...

How pretty is that necklace! I adore the mixed use of metals and colors.

Jennifer Cameron said...

Lovely necklace! I enjoyed visiting your blog.

Jean A. Wells said...

I love the necklace you made. The leaves are a beautiful symbol of life in action. Great job!

Patti Van said...

Melissa's focal (and the rest of soup, as well) is STUNNING! I love her work! You did a wonderful job pulling it all together!

B. R. Kuhlman said...

This truly is a "serene" designs. Totally love how you handled that focal. The necklace is very well balanced and would be a joy to wear about. ♥

Jean said...

Love what you have done!! It will be a fun piece to wear!!

Cindy Cima said...

Beautiful necklace! Love those enameled beads!

la mar de bonita said...

I like the tassel very much . it gives your piece a charming finish - well done!

Loris Glassworks said...

I love what you made with your soup ingredients; the focal is very pretty and the tassel is just right.
Lori D.

Marcie Abney said...

Did Melissa wrap those little glass leaves? Genius! The design looks awesome and so well-balanced. Congrats!

Kat BM said...

sometimes simple is best, and it's hard to know when that's true, so I think you have really succeeded with this piece! It's got just enough without too much on it

crafty1 said...

Beautifually done....Love what you did.

Shaiha said...

That necklace is so one I would wear! Stunning.

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Lovely design! My favorite aspect is the leaves! The placement of beads in the design is wonderful too, especially the clasp-very fun.

Karen Vincent said...

Beautiful necklace!! Very pretty focal and I love the beads you used with it.

Stacey said...

Very beautiful! Love the links and the sweet little dsngles from the focal!!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful! I love those green beads too. A really wearable necklace with so many interesting things going on!

Charlie said...

I love the necklace. It is simple and gorgeous! Great job with your soup.

Sandi Volpe said...

Beautiful necklace, love the explanation of the colors and what they mean too!!

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

I love the necklace you made, one of my favs!
Sonya

CraftyHope said...

What a beautiful necklace!! You created something that looks like it could just be thrown an and worn with just about anything. I love that! Fabulous job!

LoriF said...

That is so pretty! Love the coloring and the dangly leaves, and your interpretation.