Saturday, May 10, 2014

[Bead Soup] Its the 8th Bead Soup Blog Party 2014 Reveal Day!!!

http://www.prettythingsblog.com/2014/05/welcome-to-8th-bead-soup-blog-party.html

Welcome to the 2014 Bead Soup Blog Party hosted by Ms. Lori Anderson of Pretty Things Blog.  

This is my 4th party and this year, I was paired with Peggy of Charm Barn.  I love the assortment of bright and interesting beads and findings.  She gave so much beads that I was able to make 3 pieces and have leftover beads for another project.

One of the focal bead that she sent is a "nest."  I've always wanted to have one and finally, I got it! This necklace is called "Nestled" and is a combination of the red creek jasper, pink stones and beads and wire.  The wire nest houses a stone and since it's Mother's Day, let me share my story.  My 2 siblings and I live in different countries and my parents are on their own.  The stone inside the nest signifies that no matter where we are, the 3 of us are safe and secure in our mom's heart.
"Nestled"
8th Bead Soup Blog Party 2014

One of the clasps she sent had crystals on it.  Very nice!  I like the combination of the pink beads against the stone.
"Nestled"
8th Bead Soup Blog Party

Take a look at these cute silver spacer beads.  Is it a bird, a whale or a fish?  LOL.  I wanted to do something fun and colorful with it and since I had light blue and purple hemp cord available, I made a macrame bracelet with a sliding knot closure.  The ends were finished with a silver bead.  Fun!  Fun!  Fun!
Macrame Bracelet
8th Bead Soup Blog Party 

And finally, I made this statement bracelet.  It started out with making a wire base using a thick gauge wire and then adding the rest of the beads.  I formed the base flower using Vintaj copper wire and filled it up with crystals and pearls.  Then the finished flower is placed and wired on top of the frame.  It sits on the wrist nicely and the pop of color shouts "Spring!"


Wire-Wrapped Floral Bracelet

Thank you for stopping by my blog.  Please head over to my partner, Peggy of Bead Charm to see what she's made.  Click on this LINK to see the rest of the participants.  

I would like to thank Ms. Lori for all her hard work in making this party possible.  

Have fun!
michelle

44 comments:

Chris said...

the story behind your "Nestled" piece is wonderful as well as the title of your work. Your little "whale" (they look like birds to me!) bracelet I would be so proud to wear . . . so fun. Great job Michelle!

*~Corrie~* said...

Gorgeous. I love the flower it's very clever.

Cris Peacock said...

What wonderful soup you made!! Love the necklace and your flower bracelet is so clever :)

Annica said...

You made some beautiful pieces from your soup:) The flower bracelet is so full of spring and it makes me happy to look at it. The fish bracelet is so calming and beautiful. The birds nest necklace has autumn like colours and is very pretty!

Bead-Mused said...

Hello my former partner! Damn girl, you did GOOD! Lovely, lovely pieces - as always!

T

Charis Designs said...

What lovely work you've done with your soup. My favorite is the "Nestled" piece because of all the love it represents. Your creativity is lovely. That flower bracelet? So very cool. Christie

Coloraddiction said...

Beautiful Soup!!

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

These are all so charming and creative, Michelle :)

becca said...

Oh, Michelle! Good job! You got such lovely soup, and you did good! =)
I love the nest necklace and the story and your flower bracelet is delightful.
I like the fishies, too, but my favorite is the flower bracelet.

Heidi Kingman said...

Such pretty designs! I love the nest in the top piece -- and the macrame piece is divine!

Heidi Kingman said...

Such pretty designs! I love the nest in the top piece -- and the macrame piece is divine!

Charming Peggy said...

I just LOVE everything that you made! LOVE love LOVE! That flower bracelet was so clever, so cute and I really like the macramé bracelet and the nest necklace. I hope you get to make some other cute stuff with the leftovers!

Shaiha said...

What great designs! I especially like the first bracelet you made. It is so pretty and looks comfortable to wear.

Sheila said...

Love all the bird elements in the first necklace. Very cool bracelets, too

Cynthia said...

Love all those pieces. Very creative!

Dolores Raml said...

Gorgeous pieces, really clever way of making your bracelet.

Ghislaine said...

all three pieces are great, the flower bracelet nice and fun, but I really love the necklace, well balanced creation!

Donna Cruz-Comia said...

Wow Michelle! I love the different techniques you did with your soup! Very lovely pieces :)

Margareta said...

Lovely pieces all of them, the macrame bracelet being my favourite!

Lea Avroch said...

Love the story behind "Nestled"! Got a wee bit choked up reading that. So many families are scattered all over that it's wonderful to have such a beautiful reminder of what's really important.

Nelly May said...

Three very different pieces! Your birds nest necklace is superb. The colour choices make it sing, and i love the vibrant prettiness of your macrame bracelet. The statement bracelet is gorgeous. Lots of interest. Lovely soup making!

min said...

wowee!!! i love all your pieces. all different and yet so uniquely you. i think you did wonderfully and you have a great eye for colour combos.

Kelly said...

I love the story about the nest in your first necklace. Very sweet and a lovely piece of jewelry as well. Your bracelet is wonderful - I would ogle that closely if I saw someone wearing it! I would want to see exactly how it's put together.

gelfling50 said...

Well there want be no pickin favorite in this grouping...I love them all equally...I love the story behind the necklace it is so sweet and charming oh and very loving...The second piece the blue bracelet ...I think maybe birds ...but I say that with hesitation...lol...I have never done the macrame thing but you have inspired me to give it a try...I bought stuff to practice it but never tried ...me thinks I am a wee bit chicken...lol...The last design is full of my fav color green and all your wire work is fab...ty for sharing it all with us...bye for now gotta hurry got a lot a hoppin ta do...gonna change my name to peter cotton tail

CraftyHope said...

As soon as I saw your soup, I started smiling. It's so fun and. . .happy somehow. That nest necklace is really stunning and your other two pieces are so cheerful. Very cool!

ladelizchica said...

My eyes went straight to the last piece ,the bracelet ,great wire wrapping.

Patricia Johnson said...

Really nice pieces...love your piece nestled! Nice job with your soup!

Pepita said...

Your pieces are beautiful and so creative! Love the story behind that first necklace and the necklace and also the use of fiber and colors in your second piece.
Alenka

Rachel said...

Gorgeous necklace! I love how many different techniques you used!

WindDancerStudios said...

Nestled is the PERFECT necklace for Mothers Day and I absolutely adore the sentiments behind it!

Wonderful soup!

bailaora said...

wire bracelet rocks!!!!

Becky Pancake said...

Hi Michelle. The concept behind "Nestled" is brilliant. I am sure your Mother will love it. It is a great design. The crystals really make the green pop. The light blue and purple macrame bracelet does have a fun feeling to it. The floral bracelet is awesome. Fabulous job using your soup.

alainnjewelry said...

Great job on all the pieces but that bracelet is a knockout. Fun and colorful :)

alainnjewelry said...

Great job using your soup. All your pieces are great but that bracelet is a knockout

PyxeeStyx said...

I love your Nestled necklace, and it's special meaning. Beautiful color and texture. I am absolutely nuts about your wire wrapped flower bracelet. SOOO Cool!

Janice said...

All fabulous pieces! The first one really stole my heart though. It's lovely to look at and the back story makes it so much more special.

Ann Schroeder said...

Beautiful necklace and bracelets. I love the sentiment behind your Nestled necklace. Lovely!

Just Beads said...

What a wonderful and colourful soup. I love all the pieces and can't pick a favourite. But I love the nechlace because of the story behind. Thank you for this.

stregajewellry said...

A very vibrant soup! Such fun color! Like your nestled in necklace, clever name BTW and you whale of a bracelet, but the flower just blew me away! You rocked it, girl!

BluMoon said...

I love the pieces you made with your soup the flower bracelet is really pretty and different!
Jackie

Louise said...

Hello, I love your style! The nest necklace is definitely something I would wear!Still hopping...

Robin Reed said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE "Nestled". that is really cool!! I am very fond of jaspers and crystal!!! Have a Blessed Day!

Dini Bruinsma said...

What a ♥stunning statement bracelet! Love your other pieces too, elegant and well balanced, you have a special way of designing♥

bairozan said...

Beautiful necklace - the colors, the wired beads and the combination of stone and crystal! The bracelet is fun and casual - silver looks good paired with blue. The bracelet is a definite eye-catcher - the focal has that complex multilayer structure and the colors are gorgeous! Congrats on that idea!