Saturday, April 27, 2013

[Focus on Life Week 17 and 7th BSBP] Color and Bead Soup Blog Party

Hello friends!  Oh, it's a busy day over at The Cabby Crafter.
Today is Week 17 of Focus on Life with Ms. Sally Russick and the theme is COLOR.  Wow, I love color especially primary colors because it makes me feel happy and very festive.  This is a photo of the mini buntings that I made for the luncheon that we will be hosting tomorrow.  The width measures 1 inch and was securely hung on a yarn.  Oh, I love how colorful they are! 

Today is also the 3rd Reveal day for Ms. Lori Anderson's 7th Bead Soup Blog Party.  As I mentioned HERE and HERE, I was paired with Rebecca.  She gave me a beautiful assortment of beads along with a polymer clay pendant.and a couple of nice clasps. 

I love being challenged!  Have you stared at your beads and components, doodling on your sketchbook and wondering what to do with them?  The antique bronze clasp was adorable and I wanted to work around it.  I wanted it to be one of the focal points of the necklace.  This was the first time I've made this design and I think it works well - it draws the eyes to the heart pendant.
The clasp was for a 3-strand necklace:  I used one for the chain, 1 for the leather and last for the dangling chain.  I worked the wire wrapped beads around it.  I like the pop of green leaves - it complements the shades of blue beads.
"Lock and Key Necklace"
Next, I made a bracelet.  I did wire work on the rectangular glass bead as well as the round beads.  The upper half of the bracelet is like a bangle and the bottom part is hinged to allow ease of wearing. The earth tones of the bracelet makes it so rich!

Thanks for stopping by.
See the Colors of what other participants took notice of HERE and/or

Join the party over at BSBP HERE.

Have a great weekend!

♥  Michelle  ♥

36 comments:

Claire said...

just love the bunting - perfect for this week's challenge!
happy saturday and have a wonderful week :)
no. 14

Islandgirl said...

That necklace is lovely! How long are your bunting flags (ie how many yards did you make?) I'm sure they will look wonderful at your luncheon.. what's it in honour of?

Adrienne said...

There is something about primary colors that remind me of childhood! you're jewelry pieces are amazing!

A Polymer Penchant said...

Nothing says party quite like colourful bunting - love it! Your bead soup pieces look like a beautiful party of colour too, great work

roomforchange said...

Your floral necklace is Gorgeous!!!

Janet Bocciardi said...

How cute - the mini bunting!! I'm loving all the different takes on the color prompt. I think we could've predicted that we'd all love this one!

N Valentine Studio said...

I ove those flags! Very bright and happy.

vintagesusie said...

How fun is the focal heart with the lock on it, beautiful work my friend!

Mary K. McGraw said...

Love the colors in the bunting you made. Plus you made some great jewelry for the blog hop.

becca said...

I LOVE both your pieces. I would never have thought of either of them, and they are really cool. I like the way the bangle works, and will probably try that idea. =)
I love the intricacy of your necklace, and all the wirework.
Lovely pieces, Michelle!

Alice said...

I love the colorful bunting. What a sweet idea for the luncheon!

Your Bead Soup pieces are beautiful!!!

Beti Horvath said...

The cheerful colors of your bunting are great! And i love the bead soup pieces. great designing!

Tanya said...

I love the colors in the bunting. I bet your luncheon will be fabulous. I love your bead soup pieces. That necklace looks just amazing!

Lupe Meter said...

Beautiful colors and designs...awesome job!!

Annette said...

The bunting is very fun and festive!
I love the blues in the necklace.

glassbead, isinglass design said...

Bet that bunting made for a very festive party! Fun stuff!

kathy stemke said...

Great jewelry. You sure have been a busy lady.
kathy

Shalini said...

Lovely designs :-)

Rosanagh said...

Love that blue necklace. It's gorgeous!

Becky Pancake said...

Michelle your bunting is cute. The primary color do make me feel happy too. Your bead soup necklace is great. I love the color and design. Using the clasp above the pendant so it can be seen is cool. I am feeling like I need to make a design like this.

said...

I love the necklace, great design and color.
ciao dall' Italia

Pepita said...

Love what you made! The necklace is so cheerful and the bracelet very elegant! Nice job!!

Katherine at Terra Beadworks said...

Your luncheon will be so much happier with the colorful bunting! Lovely jewelry pieces as well.

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Both lovely finished pieces! Great wire work with that beautiful glass focal on the bracelet!

bailaora said...

what a great floral-blue necklace, GREAT! congtars!

Courtney said...

I love your bunting! So happy and colorful. Perfect for this week.

Shaiha said...

I just love your necklace. All the dangles make it so lush.

Just Beads said...

Very very nice! I love the colors of the bracelet.

PiPa said...

Such a huge work this necklace, the result really pays off, it is stunning!

Nan Smith said...

Lovely jewelry. I love the colour combination of blue and green with the bronze accents.
Beautiful necklace....you should be proud of it!

Kepi said...

Gorgeous necklace.

Sandra Young said...

Beautiful designs! Love the wire work on the yummy yellow bead.

la mar de bonita said...

Beautiful soup cooking, Michelle! Love the idea of the lock and key necklace and the way you arranged the beads on it!

VasDea said...

Lovely creations - love the necklace.

Patricia Johnson said...

Lovely pieces...I especially like the necklace! Nice job!

pinkchapeau said...

Gorgeous necklace, your design perfectly accents the heart focal.